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: Funcom delays Moons of Madness’ console release

For those starving in the Secret Worlds Legends content wasteland of 2019, there was at least the single-player spin-off Moons of Madness to enjoy....

The Game Archaeologist: Super-early versions of MMORPG websites

One of the absolute best things the internet ever generated has been the Internet Wayback Machine. Through this site, snapshots of millions of...

One Shots: Abusing emote spam

Emotes: They're a privilege, not a right. Well, they actually come pretty standard in most online games, so I guess they're more or less...
Multi-digit division.

Global Chat: Why player representation in games matters

The recent flap over Escape from Tarkov's public pronouncement of "no icky girls" (my paraphrase) as playable characters in its game elicited...
We're fine.

World of Warcraft’s Visions of N’Zoth is kind of a ‘horrific’ mess – where’s the old ‘Blizzard Polish’?

One popular World of Warcraft YouTuber is calling this past week's Visions of N'Zoth Blizzard's "buggiest patch ever" as a result...

The Daily Grind: Do you like standard MMO classes or abnormal ones?

Any time I hear about a new MMO or jump into an existing one, the first thing that I look at is its class...

Lord of the Rings Online players remember Christopher Tolkien

Kites soared and fireworks burst overhead last night in Lord of the Rings Online, as the player community gathered together to pay tribute...

Magic Legends’ lead answers 75 questions in 7 minutes

Even after watching gameplay footage and finding out its launch window, you probably have more than a few questions about Cryptic's upcoming...

Dungeons and Dragons Online begins testing the Alchemist class, addresses balance concerns

With a penchant for potions and poisons, the Alchemist might not be welcome at most frat parties, but in Dungeons and Dragons Online...

Fortnite canonizes content creators with their own in-game skins

We guess it pays to shill as hard as you can for a game because you never know when the developers are going to...

Path of Exile’s community fiercely debates what to do about trading

It was a quiet morning. Quiet, that is, until one Path of Exile player posted a lengthy criticism of the game's trading...
Looking for some HELL PIT, baby, this evening

The Daily Grind: What are some genuinely creepy places in MMORPGs?

I think I am well past the age and experience where a giant skull or red light streaming in through windows is going to...

Wurm Online is finally getting third-person perspective toggle

The cult MMO sandbox Wurm Online is hitting 2020 at a flat run thanks to a lot of ambitious features planned for...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 255: Girls, elementals, and other things that ruin MMOs

Justin and Bree discuss Magic Legends, Tarkov, World of Warcraft, Crowfall, Lost Ark, Elder Scrolls Online, and SWG Legends, with mailbag topics on how MMOs can avoid murderhobo gameplay and how to escape MMOs that suck you back in.

Astellia Online update brings legendary dungeons and spidery events

If you're not diving into World of Warcraft's new update today, Astellia Online would like to present its alternative content drop...
Hello, friend!

Fallout 76 is about to start testing the NPC-populated Wastelanders update

Originally due out all the way last fall, the Wastelanders update for Fallout 76 has been a long time coming to the game....

The MOP Up: Vietnam gets Closers Online

There's one new country for Closers Online to conquer in 2020: Vietnam. The Southeast Asian nation just went into open beta and has...
Not so close.

Global Chat: How fast should combat be in MMOs?

The speed of combat engagements in MMORPGs -- as rare as they may be -- was the topic du jour on a couple of...

One Shots: Worse homes and gardens

Probably the only thing that is holding me back from embracing a career as a lifelong mega-villain is that I can't conform to the...

The Game Archaeologist: That time when MTV made a virtual world

For the music trendy in the '80s and '90s, MTV was a huge source of fascination and audio discovery. It was the edgy channel...

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