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

One Shots: Even adventurers like to be tucked in to sleep

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Slaying a bajillion creatures, hauling around blood-splattered loot, and going through a repeated death-resurrection cycle sure does take it out on the intrepid adventurer....

Battle Bards Episode 187: Sewers and swamps

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Oh yeah, this is destined to be our most-downloaded show ever, because the Battle Bards are bringing the THRILLS of sewer systems and the...

Guild Wars 2 seeks the roller beetle champions of the world – qualifiers are this weekend and next

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There are two types of Guild Wars 2 players: Those who stop to smell (and loot) the roses, and those who experience the game...

The Daily Grind: Would you (or do you) play as a villain in an MMO?

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Our recent Massively Overthinking discussion on being heroes in MMOs got me, well, thinking. I'm just not one who really cares for labels like...

BlizzConline 2021: Everything you need to know about Diablo II Resurrected, Diablo Immortal, and Diablo IV

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This year at BlizzConline, Blizzard is looking to win disillusioned or bored Diablo players back through a multi-pronged approach. The studio isn't just putting...

LOTRO producer Q&A: Legendary item revamp, closed world transfers, difficulty sliders, and more

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Executive Producer Rob Ciccolini joined the Friday Lord of the Rings Online livestream this week to do a seat-of-his-pants Q&A with fans who showed...

Lord of the Rings Online finally sells War of the Three Peaks DLC for LOTRO Points

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Last fall's War of the Three Peaks release for Lord of the Rings Online should've been an exciting moment -- but instead it was...
I didn't say zorp.

Magic Legends’ loadouts makes build swapping a breeze

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One of the fun aspects of collectable card games like Magic: The Gathering is constantly experimenting with different decks and configurations to see if...

Lord of the Rings Online nerfs Ill Omens event rewards

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If you thought that the trio of top-shelf items that Standing Stone Games released with this year's Ill Omens event sounded way too good,...
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Rumor: Blizzard may be testing Diablo IV and Diablo Immortal soon

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By tomorrow evening's BlizzConline keynote address, we'll have a lot better idea what Blizzard has in store for its various properties. Until then, we're...

The Office stars talk about the making of the Second Life episode

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Fans of NBC's The Office probably remember the 2007 episode "Local Ad" where the Dunder Mifflin team made a commercial for the Scranton branch....

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs to get you out of your gaming rut

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We have all been there. You've been gaming in your standard comfort MMOs when one day you hit that wall of burnout. You feel...

Texas snowstorm delays Blade and Soul’s next update

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A lot of the staff here at Massively OP were chatting and complaining about the massive snowstorm that dumped a whole lot of snow...

The Daily Grind: What non-combat, non-crafting system do you enjoy in MMOs?

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There's always a lot of stuff to do in MMOs, but most all of it involves punching, slicing, or blasting into oblivion. That's not...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 309: You can take my loot over my dead body

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Justin and Bree discuss Valheim, Elite Dangerous' slave cult, BlizzConline, Hearthstone, WoW's valor, Neverwinter Nights Arelith, Phantasy Star Online 2, Black Desert, and Shadowbane, with adventures in LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, SWG Legends, and Farm Together, with mailbag topics on full-loot open world PvP and brute-forcing unpopular gameplay design.

Lord of the Rings Online informal player survey highlights the least and most popular classes

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If you've ever wondered which class is the most popular in Lord of the Rings Online, Squirle over at LOTRO Players has your back....

ArcheAge Unchained’s trial program stops circling the rug and finally lies down to stay

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Don't worry, you're not experiencing deja vu at seeing us talk about ArcheAge Unchained's trial program. It's been rolled out several times in the...

Player-run Open Perpetuum builds its first ‘truly customized island and PvE experience’

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If we are learning anything from observing what's happened to Perpetuum after the devs handed off the project to the community, it's that sometimes...

Project Gorgon’s improved animation system lets it get down with its bad self

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As we look forward to seeing how Project Gorgon shapes up this year as it heads toward its 2022 launch, there's one thing that...

Obituary: Guild Wars 2 composer Stan LePard passes away

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It's a sad way to start a week with the announcement of the loss of one of Guild Wars 2's musical talents, indeed. Both...

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