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

Mortal Online 2 says that 40,000 players have beta tested so far

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In advance of a final stress test coming next month, Mortal Online 2 announced that 40,000 players have streamed into the beta so far...

Dungeons and Dragons Online seeks out a new producer, improves its grouping tool

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Seeing as how getting a producer has helped to kickstart communication and organization over at Lord of the Rings Online, SSG apparently figured that...

Star Trek Online brings back a time travel event for September

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It's time to go back to Star Trek Online -- and we mean way back, back to the original series era. Cryptic announced that,...

Book of Travels won’t ever make you the Chosen One

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Do you ever get sick of being the Chosen One -- the world-saving hero that the prophets foretold -- in every MMORPG story you...

Perfect Ten: MMO character customization options that don’t get enough love

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There are two types of people in the world: those who can't get through the character creation menu fast enough to start playing "LordBladezz"...
Sorry, guy.

The Daily Grind: Should double-jump be an MMO standard feature?

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I don't care if it's not realistic, I love double-jumping. Ever since the days of Metroid, getting that sweet extra air time made me...

City of Titans takes you on a tour of its downtown zone

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If there's a constant with superheroes, it's "massive property damage." Wherever villains and heroes clash, buildings grow new holes and Starbucks finds that its...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 337: Desperation is a good look on you

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, WoW and the Blizzard scandal, Fallout 76, DokeV and New World at Gamescom, Daybreak, TitanReach, and Into the Echo.

Considering the ‘housing crisis’ in MMOs like Ultima Online, FFXIV, and EVE Online

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MMORPGs with limited digital real estate for player housing such as ArcheAge and Ultima Online may be hurting rather than helping the overall game,...

WoW Classic’s upcoming LFG tool boasts a big improvement

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While the modern version of World of Warcraft's looking for group tool really got going in the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, many...

The MOP Up: Genshin Impact puts on a global concert

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There's no doubt among fans that Genshin Impact has an amazing soundtrack, so there should be a whole lot of people happy to hear...

One Shots: Fantasy updrafting

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The way I see it, MMORPGs encourage us past our timidity and fear to be bold. So fight that dragon! Get a selfie with...

Lord of the Rings Online’s super-speedy progression server moves into Moria on September 1

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After just two months of blitzing through Shadows of Angmar content, Lord of the Rings Online's Shadowfax legendary server will unlock the Mines of...

New World tells of the sad history of its zombies and phantasms

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"Not alive. Certainly not dead. Their existence is a constant agony." No, we're not talking about Waffle House employees here, but rather the Lost of...
I suppose it's cheaper than actually hiring someone to design these spaces?

The Game Archaeologist: Jeff Butler on EverQuest, EverQuest Next, and Vanguard

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As an MMO historian, I have to applaud the work of former SOE developer Shawn Lord in his huge interview series with the people...

Guild Wars 2 teases next End of Dragons elite spec reveal, promises more info on skiffs

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It's telling how hungry Guild Wars 2 fans are for more information about End of Dragons that a silhouette of a kneeling figure clutching...

The Daily Grind: What are your fall MMO plans?

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After a brief August lull in the crazy launch cycle that's been 2021, we're looking to ramp back up again with a lot of...

Recently downgraded DokeV shows off its open world gameplay

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We won't lie: It was a bit of a bummer to report that Pearl Abyss reduced the scope of the fantastically cute DokeV from...

Daybreak CEO Ji Ham takes over as Enad Global 7’s acting CEO

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It has not even been a year since EG7 Global acquired Daybreak Game Company for $300 million, and now the parent corporation is promoting...

Fortnite hosts in-game Martin Luther King Jr. exhibit, doubles down on Impostors Trials

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This might be one of the weirder but more important online gaming promotions we've seen all year: Fortnite is collaborating with TIME Studios for...

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