Justin Olivetti

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A casual gamer and long-time MMO fan, Justin is often heard yelling, "Player housing for all!" in the Massively Overpowered offices. In addition to news, he tackles LOTRO Legendarium for LOTRO, The Perfect Ten, Jukebox Heroes, the retrospective Game Archaeologist series, One Shots, and the Massively OP podcast.

Personal blog: BioBreak
Twitter: @sypster

Massively OP Podcast Episode 340: New World cometh

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Justin and Bree discuss New World's launch, Diablo II Resurrected, LOTRO's Gundabad, Warhammer Online's Return of Reckoning, Book of Travels, and Ultima Online, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online and Guild Wars 2, plus mailbag topics on New World's infrastructure and LOTRO's closed servers.

Neverwinter says its Demogorgon trial isn’t ‘harvesting enough tears’ from players

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Neverwinter has had enough with players slapping around its supposedly fearsome Demogorgon. Citing that the trials isn't "harvesting enough tears" from players, Cryptic is...

VR MMO Zenith raises $10 million from investors, says ‘not much’ will change about development

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We've been a little skeptical about the long-term prospects of Zenith, but the virtual reality MMORPG has a better chance today of making it...

Lineage II Aden raises the drawbridge for castle sieges this week

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It's time for Lineage II Aden players to batten down the hatches, heat up the boiling oil, and prepare the diseased cattle for catapulting,...

The MOP Up: Shattersong Online binds a universe of worlds together

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Here's an interesting 2-D MMO project that's being made by some former Starbound devs. It's called Shattersong Online, and it alleges that it can...

Global Chat: Going back to EverQuest Online Adventures

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While so many EverQuest fans are eagerly awaiting word of the next entry in the legendary franchise, at least one player is going back...

One Shots: Personal space

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Part of being a starship captain in Star Trek Online is making shrewd decisions that outwit enemies. Part is being a momma or papa...

Lord of the Rings Online gets you up to speed on Fate of Gundabad’s story

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It wasn't that long ago that some columnist here at Massively OP was bemoaning the fact that Standing Stone Games had yet to actually...

The Game Archaeologist: Tanarus, Sony Online Entertainment’s first online game

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While EverQuest is perhaps thought of as Sony Online Entertainment's first online game, the truth of history tells us differently. Just as how Mythic...
oh the pain

Guild Wars 2’s WvW world restructuring beta ends early over to match-up issues

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It's been a long lead-up to a restructuring of Guild Wars 2's world-vs.-world system, but now it finally arrived. And then left just as...

Blizzard races to address Diablo II: Resurrected launch week woes

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It's fair to say there's been a whole lot more pressure on the launch of Diablo II: Resurrected than there would be during a...

The Daily Grind: Is a time travel MMO an impossible idea?

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I'll admit it, I get unreasonably excited over interesting-looking little MMORPG projects from time to time. My latest fascination is with the newly announced...

World of Warcraft nerfs several Legion raids for solo play

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Let's take a moment to close our eyes and think back to several years ago when Legion was the current landscape of World of...

Here are the exact launch times for New World across the globe

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The launch is coming! The launch is coming! And while you run around like a chicken with its +4 head cut off, New World...

Fortnite might not be back on Apple’s app store for five years – or longer

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You know how kids' soccer teams line up after a match to give each other high-fives and "good games" in a show of sportsmanship?...
Hope for light.

Amazon on New World: ‘We really wanted to make sure that this time we get it right’

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The multi-million-dollar question of the hour is whether or not Amazon finally can pull off a successful launch of a major game. The studio...

Dungeons and Dragons Online to revamp epic destinies ‘from the ground up’

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You know that when an MMO developer tells you to "buckle up" before explaining changes coming in a patch, we're in for a wild...

New World posts the names of its 176 launch day servers

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With less than a week to go before New World's September 28th launch, there isn't much time left for interested players to make plans...

The Daily Grind: Do you enjoy fully ‘mapping’ MMO zones?

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Apart from going through particularly good quest stories, filling out a map is my favorite MMORPG activity. This means slightly different goals depending on...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 339: Kitchen sinks and the Tao of MMOs

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, Funcom, Mortal Online 2, WoW Classic, EverQuest II, Star Trek Online, and Final Fantasy XIV, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on the direction of Guild Wars 2 and WoW and what's going on with LOTRO's dead servers.

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