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
Shocking!

Dungeons and Dragons Online sells out $300 season passes, talks Sharn expansion

Wondering just who -- if anyone -- would plop down $300 for a two-year "season pass" to Dungeons and Dragons Online? Turns...

Prosperous Universe blasts off to early access today

Call it early access, call it first access, just don't call it late to space dinner. The sci-fi sim Prosperous Universe is taking...

LOTRO loses its lead designer, starts Yuletide with two new instances

Santa's bringing both coal and presents to Lord of the Rings Online players this Christmas. First, the coal. Long-time Lead Designer Ben "Dr Octothorpe"...

Population Zero starts selling founder’s packs, lays out 2019 testing schedule

Russian-made survival MMO Population Zero plans to head into alpha testing at the start of 2019 -- and hopes to end the year...

Fishing angles to bait TERA’s players in the BAF Masters update, now live

"The hottest leisure time activity since binge-watching has finally come to TERA!" No, it's not nitpicking grammar errors on Reddit or arguing in the YouTube comments...
Overpowered.

LOTRO tests new Anvil of Winterstith raid, Beorning and Burglar changes

Would you rather be mauled by a bear or backstabbed by a Burglar? Either way, your hypothetical future is about to get a lot...

Pantheon’s full world begins to emerge as pre-alpha winds down

One of the big hopes of the future of the MMO genre is finally putting all of its pieces together. Pantheon announced in...

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019

The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the...

Lord of the Rings Online addresses player suggestions, basks in the glow of college class presentations

Lord of the Rings Online players collaborated recently on a list of suggestions for fixes and features in the MMO, and Standing Stone...

Worlds Adrift toggles on proximity-based voice chat, engine overheating, and ciphers

You couldn't get enough of mouth-breathing and kids yelling at their mothers in some state far away from you in Fallout 76, and...

The Daily Grind: When’s the last time you got out of your comfort zone in MMOs?

For the longest time I had difficulty taking FFXIV's Lalafel as anything but a bizarre joke. I mean, I love short races, but...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 200: Daybreak strikes back

Justin and Bree celebrate 200 episodes with discussion on site memories, plus Daybreak, Wildcard's Atlas, Ashes of Creation, Warframe, LOTRO and DDO, and Path of Exile, with mailbag topics on finding time to game and how studios should manage hype.

World of Warcraft’s Tide of Vengeance update goes live today

Facing down an impatient and unsatisfied World of Warcraft community, Blizzard is firing off the biggest bullet it can this holiday season with...
wuck the fhat

Ever wonder what a World of Warcraft TV series might look like?

Steaming TV services are making every fantasy franchise under the sun these days, from Lord of the Rings to Wheel of Time. So how...

Jukebox Heroes: My ‘best’ FFXIV music picks

Recently, Square Enix invited Final Fantasy XIV fans to vote on their favorite music tracks from what has become a very expansive...

One Shots: Our favorite screenshots of 2018

As we begin to put a big bow on 2018 and send it off to wherever years are stored -- VH1, we assume --...

The MOP Up: TERA’s Valkyrie goes to console while Vainglory comes to PC

No matter what platform you're on, there's good stuff coming your way! TERA's Valkyrie update is finally making the jump to Xbox One...

The Game Archaeologist: Neverwinter Nights 1 & 2

At the end of June 2014, dozens of online worlds flickered and vanished with the flip of a switch. It was a online apocalypse...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO holiday tune?

Seeing as how 'tis the season and all that, even the sound of MMOs is changing for the holidays. Christmas tunes are popping up...

Lord of the Rings Online offers an everything-in-one $200 bundle

There's a pretty strong opinion out there that Lord of the Rings Online's lifetime subscription was one of the best such subs in...

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