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

The MOP Up: Sony’s PlayStation 3 sunset apocalypse

Sony's decision to shut down several online servers for some past PlayStation 3 games on October 25th is shaping up to be a sunset...

One Shots: Mercury sunrise

"Like many, when Destiny 2 launched late last year, I played it for a few weeks, then put it away," said Rees Racer....

1999’s Infantry Online has been revived and restored by its community

Hands up: Did any of you play a game called Infantry Online back in the day? And by "back in the day," we...

Global Chat: Does Guild Wars 2’s newest episode reach for the stars?

Guild Wars 2's newest living world episode seems to be grabbing the MMO community's attention in a way that the season so far...

The Daily Grind: What MMO plans do you have for the fall?

With the snap of fall and change of the leaves, the season has taken a change as we go into the last four months...

Albion Online changes up the rules for guild warfare

The drums of war in Albion Online beat for October 10th, when the Season 4 PvP patch arrives and everything you never knew...

MassivelyOP’s first impressions of MapleStory 2, Nexon’s latest MMORPG

It's fair to say that MapleStory always did appeal to an audience that was into a very specific look and feel. If chibi...

World of Warcraft outlines big azerite armor improvements

It's the given truth that just about nobody -- including World of Warcraft's development team -- is happy with the state of
This is the real magic item.

Neverwinter devs say that a legacy server is unlikely

If you're the type of person who loves to delve deep into the messy format of Reddit AMAs for juicy information, then boy does...
It's clear now.

Perfect Ten: Failed MMOs that could have succeeded with more love

Hindsight is 20/20. Unless you're blind in one eye from nostalgia, in which case hindsight is 0/20. In any case, you understand that it's...

The Daily Grind: What MMO did you vow to never return to… but then you did?

Don't be bashful about it. We have all been there. We have all made grand pronouncements of being done with an MMORPG, of rage-quitting...

Massively OP Podcast episode 189: Time traveling to 2004

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, WildStar, Pirates of the Burning Sea, Maplestory 2, Age of Conan, Fallout 76, Guild Wars 2, Star Wars Galaxies, and Trove, with mailbag questions on SWTOR, starting as a true newbie in WoW, and power imbalances in MMOs.

SWTOR has (finally) launched its Fame and Fortune update

After a one-week delay due to quality control concerns, Star Wars: The Old Republic's Game Update 5.9.3 is finally coming to the...

Torchlight Frontiers gets inspired by Guild Wars 2 for horizontal progression

If there is one thing that your average MMORPG player is familiar with, it is vertical progression. This comes from characters on a track...

One Shots: Concept art showcase

In last week's edition of One Shots, I issued perhaps my most peculiar challenge yet. I asked readers (for once) not to submit any...

The MOP Up: Blizzard’s new playgrounds

Ranked Season 4 started up in Heroes of the Storm this past week, and that's just the start of the fun with Blizzard's...

Whatever happened to Divergence Online, Tree of Life, and Eternal Crusade?

Ever pause during your day and find yourself wondering, “Whatever happened to that game?” With hundreds upon hundreds of online titles these days, it’s surprisingly...

The Daily Grind: What do you want out of an MMO guild?

We all come to guilds in different ways. Sometimes we seek them out specifically, sometimes we go through a rigorous application process, and sometimes...

Battle Bards Episode 129: Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind

In today’s episode, the Battle Bards crew row their dinghy to the island of Vvardenfell, where there is a rumor of the legend of the...
In an unbroken line.

Star Wars: The Old Republic has delayed its 5.9.3 Fame and Fortune patch

So you were originally supposed to Hutt, Hutt, hike your way over to Star Wars: The Old Republic today for the latest development...

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