Justin Olivetti


Senior Reporter

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

Lord of the Rings Online devs discuss PvMP, Minstrel, and starter experience changes

The Lord of the Rings Online team has been unusually chatty as the MMO heads toward its upcoming Update 33.2 release. Lead Systems Designer...

Undead Labs partners with The Coalition to make State of Decay 3

After a long run with State of Decay 2, Undead Labs is moving forward with the next game in its zombie survival franchise. First...

The MOP Up: Valheim comes to Microsoft’s store this month

That kooky Norse survival sim Valheim is sending a raiding party to new shores -- in this case, to Microsoft itself. The company announced...

One Shots: Zen and the art of motorcycle flying

As we all well know, motorcycles are among the safest forms of transportation ever devised. This is especially true if you careen off-road without...

Global Chat: Torchlight Infinite’s infinite challenges

The upcoming Torchlight Infinite is starting to build some positive buzz for this multiplayer ARPG, and Battle Stance was on the scene to check...

Fallout 76 pumps up Pitt promotions and prepares prospectors to be prosperous

Pittsburgh -- or "The Pitt" -- is the go-to travel destination of 2022, at least in Fallout 76. The game's first expedition opened up...
Hooray, I won!

Guild Wars 2 previews October’s PvP balance patch

While August's round of class balance changes were aimed at Guild Wars 2's PvE scene, the next batch coming in October are meant to...

Lord of the Rings Online executive producer hints that 2023 expansion is ocean-themed

While Lord of the Rings Online fans are still waiting to get a full view of this fall's mini-expansion, Before the Shadow, the studio...

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs where you’ve never hit the level cap?

In this day and age when MMO developers all but get out of the car and push you to the level cap whether you...

LOTRO Legendarium: LOTRO’s Minstrel revamp is a master class in studio obstinance

Does anything in this world produce a cold sweat faster than a developer abruptly announcing, "Oh hey, we're going to retool your class?" Unless...

EverQuest II kicks off Secrets of the Sands, the prelude to its unnamed expansion

While the title of EverQuest II's upcoming 2022 expansion is still under wraps, players can start heading it its direction thanks to a new...

Blizzard is considering WoW Classic Cataclysm, according to new survey

We are not even to the official launch of Wrath Classic, but Blizzard Entertainment apparently is already considering the next steps for the legacy...

Dungeons and Dragons Online brings back its popular Crystal Cove event with a few tweaks

It's time to jam on your pirate hat, affix any sort of bird to your shoulder, and head out to Dungeons and Dragons Online's...

Get ready for Wrath Classic with global release schedule, survival guide

Crazy queues and jam-packed servers or no, Wrath Classic will hit our world (of warcraft) in a little over a week from now. The...

Valheim teases Mistland bosses and high hair fashion

Valheim is a game that is lauded in many areas, but high fidelity character visuals is never one of them. The deliberately low-resolution Vikings...

New World hints at possible fresh start servers in the works

With interest -- and populations -- increasing in New World this fall, Amazon Game Studios may be considering doing a little more than recalling...

World of Warcraft Classic opens new fresh start realms, offers free transfers to relieve population crush

The chaos and crush of incoming players for Wrath Classic's prepatch has resulted in a bevy of emergency measures by Blizzard. As some servers...

The Daily Grind: What MMO has the highest lethality rate?

We all die in MMOs. That's a fact of life, and it's why MJ has a death counter on her game streams. But some...
Not the problem.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 388: Elyon descends through finite care

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic's Wrath pre-patch, New World's new servers, Elyon's sunset, Bless Unleashed's sunset, EVE Online Uprising, Star Trek Online's Wil Wheaton, and Temtem's launch, with adventures in LOTRO, Guild Wars 2, and SWG Legends, with a lightning round of MMO questions from the mailbag.
Bad men.

The Division 2’s huge Price of Power update storms into town

Some days it feels like The Division 2 is this sleeper hit that's garnered quite a bit of respect -- and content -- over...