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

Elyon suits up the Paladin for her debut later this month

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By the Light! Elyon's not quite done adding new classes to the western version of the fantasy MMO. In fact, it's getting ready to...

Dungeons and Dragons Online starts testing Isle of Dread while LOTRO wraps up its anniversary giveaway

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Dinosaurs, cat-people, and mysterious mysteries -- what's not to look forward to with this spring's Dungeons and Dragons Online expansion? With the Isle of...

Burning Crusade Classic opens the Sunwell Plateau raid, starts a new arena season

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Even as all eyes in WoW Classic turn to the upcoming Wrath of the Lich King expansion for later this year, the game isn't...

The Daily Grind: Are there any MMO bestial races you wish you could play?

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Yes, Embers Adrift, I would totally play as a war gecko if I had half the chance. Forget your weird emo obsession with darkness;...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 372: Blizzard’s great mobile hope

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Justin and bree discuss Blizzard's quarterly financials, Diablo Immortal, Warcraft Arclight Rumble, Forsaken World's sunset, ZeniMax's rumored Star Wars MMO, and EVE Fanfest and its COVID outbreak, with adventures in LOTRO and SWG Legends, plus a voicemail topic on MMOs moving from fantasy to sci-fi.

Lord of the Rings Online’s fan Discord gets yanked away from the community

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A popular water cooler of virtual discussion over Lord of the Rings Online is now no longer affable toward fans of the MMO. According...

Diablo Immortal explains why its Realm of Damnation shouldn’t be your summer vacation destination

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You would think that all of Diablo Immortal's hellish world would be a saturated in damnation, but apparently there are gradiant tiers of awfulness...

Victorian survivalbox Nightingale talks up lore and promises more details soon

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It's been a little while since we last checked in with Nightingale, the fascinating Victorian survival sandbox that promises portal-hopping fun. So what's been...

Camelot Unchained takes a significant step to opening up a European server

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Promising that European players will not be treated as "second-class citizens" in Camelot Unchained, Mark Jacobs and City State Entertainment are running an EU...

WoW Classic’s Wrath of the Lich King beta is coming later this summer

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While Blizzard's announcement that Wrath Classic is coming to World of Warcraft came as a surprise to absolutely no one, perhaps not everyone...

The MOP Up: MapleStory celebrates 17 years of two-dimensional adventuring

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As of last month, it's been 17 years since MapleStory first released. To celebrate, Nexon released the Blooming Forest update with plenty of anniversary...

One Shots: Chicken wing delivery

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Sometimes the craving hits you. You don't need no potato chips or macaroni salad; you need to be satisfied by a pile of delicious...

Embers Adrift is disappointed that players couldn’t break its servers

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Well, this may be a first: an MMO studio that's actually a bit bummed out that players couldn't bust its servers upon command. In...
Now my stats are good!

World of Warcraft ‘experiments’ with raid rewards in preparation for Dragonflight

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It's always a super-comforting happenstance when a game studio decides that it wants to wildly monkey with the current MMO to prepare for an...

LOTRO Legendarium: Remembering 15 amazing years of Lord of the Rings Online

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Server performance issues aside, Lord of the Rings Online's 15th anniversary has been a smashing success. It's been far greater an event than I...

The Daily Grind: What MMO pets are you rocking these days?

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Recently in Lord of the Rings Online, the game's 15th anniversary added lil' corgis to the game world for the first time as vanity...

Hearthstone’s first battleground seasons is awash in naga

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Hearthstone's first-ever battlegrounds season is coming next week on May 10th, and with it the might and fury of the ocean. And it shall...
I mean, if you're choosing this one...

Darkfall: Rise of Agon preps Steam closed beta, ‘retires’ official forums

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Five years after Darkfall: Rise of Agon launched, the PvP MMORPG is getting ready to go into closed beta once more. This time, however,...

LOTRO promises a ‘significant portion of engineering’ to address server performance

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One of the unfortunate side effects of Lord of the Rings Online's population boom amid its 15th anniversary celebrations is that all of the...

RIFT brings back its first battle pass and packs the rest of the year with events

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While RIFT's "great update" of 2022 ended up being somewhat of a disappointment -- although not a surprising one, considering Gamigo's layoffs in the...

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