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

One Shots: You’ll never be this exalted

For your average farmer or scribe in Guild Wars 2's world, they'll never find themselves in the presence of so much swirly, sparkly awesomeness...

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight nerfs Dracthyr’s soar speed, but here are some mounts to make up for it

World of Warcraft's newest race isn't going to be quite as zippy as early Dragonflight testers found. This is because Blizzard is nerfing the...

The Game Archaeologist: That time when EverQuest let you play as the monsters

It's a near-given that in every MMORPG, players assume the roles of heroes who are sent out to vanquish the evil, dark, or at...

Ashes of Creation shows off its remarkably diverse desert biome

Everyone knows that deserts are boring... or are they? Ashes of Creation would like to convince you that its barren regions aren't quite as...

The Daily Grind: Which upcoming MMORPG has the best chance of succeeding?

There are many MMOs of various designs working their way through the development process right now, but as we well know, not all of...

Dungeons and Dragons Online sics hounds from hell on permadeath adventurers

Dungeons and Dragons Online players who eagerly jumped into the latest hardcore league run are finding that it's a little more difficult than they...

Star Wars: The Old Republic previews next month’s ‘short story’ update, gives out free decorations

Following the anemic content offerings and reception of this past spring's Legacy of the Sith, Star Wars: The Old Republic is under a lot...

Palia ushers in Alpha 2 with rain, more home customization, and community events

After a short run earlier this year, Palia's alpha test has returned for a second tour around this cozy life sim MMO. Singularity 6...

New World’s Summer Medleyfaire opens its doors with today’s update

Put down your spear and blunderbuss and strike up your tuba and fiddle! This is the message that New World conveyed early this morning...

Perfect Ten: Useful excuses for ditching an MMO dungeon run

I'm not saying that MMO dungeons are boring or anything, but when you start one, you've kind of committed to seeing it through --...

Lord of the Rings Online community calls SSG out over stealth nerfs

A follow-up patch to last week's Lord of the Rings Online update made a few improvements to raid groups and allowed players to actually...
No, you can't ride yourself, Alexstraza.

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight moves into third alpha phase, makes barber free forever

World of Warcraft shifted into the third alpha test phase for Dragonflight yesterday with plenty of additional features and content added into the mix. This...

The Daily Grind: What do you think of World of Warcraft’s Dracthyr design?

Behind the scenes here at MassivelyOP, our office staff is divided on the impression of World of Warcraft's newest race, the Dracthyr. Most of...

Aura Kingdom II is a pale imitation of the original MMORPG

Aura Kingdom is one of those fantasy MMOs that exists vaguely in the minds of some but isn't exactly on the lips of every...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 382: Wrath Classic forecasts a frosty September

Justin and Bree discuss New World's server merges, Wrath Classic's September launch, LOTROs 33.1, Pantheon's investment, and Chronicles of Elyria's mess, with adventures in RIFT, City of Heroes, and Fallout 76, plus mailbag entries on single-player games, rhythm-based MMO classes, and Firefly.

The Soapbox: Why diversifying your MMO gaming is the smart thing to do

Allow me to indulge in some retrospection for a moment as I sit back on my rocker, squint into the fading afternoon light, and...

Fan site compiles a list of every MMORPG rogue server and emulator still running

Not every emulator project is as popular or as well known as Star Wars Galaxies Legends or City of Heroes Homecoming. To help bring...

Wurm Online takes champions out of the game entirely for a future revamp

Hunker down, kids, for it's time to catch up on a summer's worth of updates for Wurm Online, the super-crafty MMO in every sense...

Embers Adrift pitches its ‘challenging’ MMO to you in 60 seconds

Have you yet to be sold on Embers Adrift, especially as its development changed course from its Saga of Lucimia days? With a free...

City of Heroes: Rebirth rogue server adds cel shading and four new powersets

City of Heroes is dead; long live City of Heroes! The superhero MMO's post-cancellation career has proven to be quite interesting indeed, with many...