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
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EverQuest and EverQuest II producer’s letters tease ‘unfamiliarly familiar’ expansions for this fall

A one-two punch of prognostication came out of Daybreak yesterday, as EverQuest franchise executive producer Holly Longdale posted a duo of letters detailing...

Elite: Dangerous’ galaxy-spanning, six-month player voyage concludes with 4000 explorers

What lies at the very edge of the known galaxy? As of this past week, a select group of very dedicated Elite: Dangerous...
That's not good, no.

Anthem’s Reddit cracks down on ‘aimless’ criticism

How dire is the situation surrounding BioWare's Anthem these days? It's so bad, apparently, that the community reddit has taken to drastic...

AdventureQuest 3D slaps you in the face (with dueling)

Can someone explain to me the appeal of dueling in MMOs? Does it step from a childhood steeped in Harry Potter's one-on-one confrontations? Is...

The MOP Up: Project Torque revs back up for another race

Car racing MMOs have endured bumpy runs in the genre, including the late Project Torque (also called Level R and HEAT Online). Torque...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of vanilla World of Warcraft’s soundtrack

With half the MMO community in a frenzy about the coming of World of Warcraft Classic this summer, many a gamer's mind has...

One Shots: Deep diving

Can't say that I approve of the flagrant disregard for deep diving safety protocols that are on display in our spotlight picture from

Battle Bards Episode 146: More vocals

In another theme sequel, the Battle Bards return to the notion of vocal tracks in MMORPGs. Does singing hold a special place in online...

Warframe dares you to pop its boil in Operation Plague Star

It's ooey. It's squishy. And it's just begging to be lanced by expert boil poppers. If you have the stomach for it, you might want...

LOTRO Legendarium: The bounty of adventuring options in Lord of the Rings Online

I can't recall the last time I felt pulled in two different directions in an MMORPG, but over the past couple of weeks,

The Daily Grind: What is your favorite MMO enemy faction and why?

One of the more bits of brilliant design in City of Heroes is that there is such a diverse and distinct array of...

World of Warcraft’s foxy Vulpera look more likely as a playable race

Along with the proposed "level squish," the evidence for the addition of the fox-like Vulpera as a playable race in World of...

City of Titans drapes buildings with banners and players with capes

In a superhero MMO, what's more important to dress: characters or buildings? The answer is, obviously, both, which is why City of Titans'...
She has ideas.

Star Trek Online considers ‘the account as the player’

There's a hot phrase bouncing around the Star Trek Online community these days, and that is "the account as the player." This comes...

World of Warcraft Classic preps a weekend battleground test

At this point, WoW Classic already has been tremendously successful in recreating the same frenzy over beta testing that veterans of The Long...

Lord of the Rings Online’s progression server treks into Siege of Mirkwood

A mere week after players on Lord of the Rings Online's live servers left Mirkwood to gaze upon the Vales of Anduin,...

ELOA aka Warlords Awakening suffers the indignity of a triple shutdown

Here's a hat trick that no MMORPG ever wants to earn: being closed three times in a row. For Elite Lord of Alliance...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 224: Black Desert, Bless Online, and boats

Carlo, Bree, and Justin discuss Black Desert, Bless, Phantasy Star Online 2, E3, LOTRO, SWTOR, GW2, POE, City of Heroes, and boats.

The Daily Grind: Are you going to play Phantasy Star Online 2 next year?

The surprising E3 news that Phantasy Star Online 2 was finally, finally coming to western shores in 2020 made all of our...

E3 2019: Minecraft Dungeons delays to 2020, drops new trailer

In the oddly specific Venn diagram where Minecraft fans and small-group co-op lovers collide, the center offers a tantalizing solution to appeal to...

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