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

Palia runs a short weekend ‘player lab’ with a fresh batch of testers

It's been a fairly quiet year for the in-development Palia, as the cozy life sim MMO wrapped up two rounds of alpha testing but...

LOTRO Legendarium: Exploring Before the Shadow’s new starter area and skirmish

You know that agonizingly delicious sensation of encountering an MMO drop that has so much stuff to explore that you hardly know where to...

ArcheAge 2 teaser introduces you to a vibrant world that needs smashing

Your peepers deserve a treat today, so slap them on the brand-new teaser video that just dropped for ArcheAge 2. XLGAMES' sequel to the...

Perfect Ten: The players you’re likely to meet in MMO hell

We've all met folks in game who leave an unpleasant taste in our mouths for a long time after. With all of the good...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Firesong DLC sears its way onto consoles

After watching the mini-debacle that was Elder Scrolls Online's rollout of Firesong DLC to the PC crowd earlier this month, the console crowd may...

Overwatch 2 briefly delays its mid-season cycle patch to Thursday

If you're going to get hit with the news that an expected patch is getting slapped with a delay, the best you can hope...
This is shameful even by your standards.

The Daily Grind: Who’s got the best MMO dragons?

OK, I'll confess that I am so not a dragon guy. I don't get the appeal, I don't find them awe-inspiring, and I roll...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 396: Crowfalling

Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Blue Protocol, SWTOR, New World, Q3 2022 financials (for Blizzard, Pearl Abyss, Square Enix, NCsoft), and new patches (for DDO, Neverwinter, Blade and Soul, EVE Online, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online), with a mailbag topic covering Shadowbane, Second Live, Secret World, and Ultima Online.
This is what I always wanted.

World of Warcraft moves into its second Dragonflight pre-patch phase with Dracthyr Evokers

Azeroth is closed for the time being while Blizzard prepares the second phase of its World of Warcraft: Dragonflight pre-patch for later today. This...

Lord of the Rings Online goes Before the Shadow today with new zones, leveling changes, and delving system

You can't walk into Mordor, but you can download a new mini-expansion for Lord of the Rings Online today -- provided that you've purchased...

Riot MMO lead still cagey about game details as he talks about career and online RPG design

While it is not the detail-laden treasure chest of information that fans of Riot's upcoming Runeterra MMORPG were hoping to hear, a recent interview...

SWGEmu sunsets the original Basilisk server, but Finalizer is going strong

One of Star Wars Galaxies' oldest emulator projects bid farewell to a long-running test server this past weekend. SWGEmu announced that it took the...

The MOP Up: Fallout 76’s robots want you to look as dorky as you can be

A recent patch for Fallout 76 concentrated on fixing bugs, such as resetting weekly expedition rewards, adjusting several quest issues, improving the Atomic Shop,...

MapleStory’s Ignition update heats up November with a level cap increase

MapleStory just turned up the heat for its late fall release: Ignition is scheduled to arrive on November 16th with a level cap increase...

One Shots: Officially up to no good

Hey, I hope everyone had a good week of recovery from all of those MMO Halloween festivities because One Shots is back -- and...

Guild Wars 2 previews the buffs and nerfs of its upcoming balance update

Big changes are coming to pretty much every class in Guild Wars 2 on November 29th, which may strike anxiety, excitement, or curiosity in...

Elder Scrolls Online’s creative director admits to ‘rougher than normal’ launch for Firesong

Apparently, Elder Scrolls Online's last big content drop of the year -- and its Legacy of the Bretons cycle -- kind of stumbled, tripped,...

The Daily Grind: Should all MMORPGs include guild recruitment boards?

As someone who has made a hobby out of jumping around MMORPGs like Frogger, I've spent more time looking for guilds than I would...

Mortal Online 2 adds combining skill and gives pets a whole lotta love

PvP slaughterhouse Mortal Online 2 is coming off a busy week with not one, not three, but two patches containing several quality-of-life improvements. The bigger...

First impressions of Marvel Snap, an addictive mobile card game by Hearthstone’s former director

Feeling the effects of the "superhero movie fatigue syndrome" that's going around these days, I wasn't overly eager to check out Marvel Snap when...