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

LOTRO Legendarium: What we have here is a failure to communicate

If this year has taught us anything, it's that clear and boosted communication is vital to handling a crisis. Having information and a message...

Rumor: The next Fable may be an MMO

Could the Fable series be heading in a massively multiplayer direction? A blazing hot rumor is searing its way through the internets this week...

An interview with Jagex ahead of the launch of RuneScape’s Desperate Measures

Next week, the latest RuneScape quest, Desperate Measures, is arriving in the game. These story additions are always a big deal to the...

Wizard101 drops a massive summer update with character facelifts

You hear that delighted squealing? It's just the Wizard101 community as they unpack a Christmas' worth of presents in this week's summer...

LOTRO and DDO say they’re ‘making progress’ on the nine-day server crisis, but the community isn’t having it

The server crisis that has been plaguing both Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online for over a week...

Early access MMO Dark and Light resurfaces for an anniversary sale

Hey, whatever happened to Snail Games' Dark and Light? The last time we checked in with this game was back in October...

EverQuest releases a 20th anniversary vinyl soundtrack

Fun fact: While sales of music CDs have dropped dramatically over the past decade, vinyl sales have increased even in the face of the...

Perfect Ten: Ten reasons Fallout 76 is good, actually

Here's the thing about criticism: It isn't mutually exclusive with appreciation. You can like something that you also criticize -- and your head won't...

Guild Wars 2’s voice actors miss you, too

On the last episode of the podcast, Bree said that she was going to hold off playing any of the newer Guild Wars...

The Daily Grind: What were some of the most memorable MMO outages?

This past week, many Lord of the Rings Online players impatiently nibbled on lembas bread and took to Reddit as several of the North...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 280: Middle-earth practices social distancing

Justin and Bree discuss Funcom, Guild Wars 2, LOTRO, Nexon, No Man's Sky, and Skull and Bones, with adventures in LOTRO, Hearthstone, and WoW, plus mailbag topics on fidelity to artistic vision and phasing vs. immersion.

Torchlight III wants to open up its endgame tomorrow

Tomorrow is looking increasingly likely for Torchlight III's next content update -- and a big update it'll be, at that. With Wednesday's patch,...

Valorant Q&A confirms replay feature and gifting

As the multiplayer team shooter Valorant continues to take shape, Riot Games fielded questions from the community about the immediate future of...

Lord of the Rings Online goes into its sixth day of server outages

The server woes that began last Wednesday for Lord of the Rings Online continued all through the weekend, with players on multiple...

The MOP UP: Star Wars Galaxies Legends invites new players to a server far, far away

Thinking about getting into that Star Wars Galaxies that all your friends have been pressuring you to play since 2003? The Legends rogue server...
Front lines.

Global Chat: What gets us grumpy in MMOs

Whoever said "always look on the bright side of life" obviously never talked to gamers, because we are a notorious bunch for looking at...
You look trustworthy, join our party!

World of Warcraft retools Shadowlands’ conduit destruction

Just because Shadowlands is sailing around in the bay of beta right now doesn't mean that World of Warcraft's developers aren't above...

One Shots: Private retreats

Where do you go to get away from it all in an MMORPG? If you look hard enough, you might find a special private...

Project Gorgon adds a new animal form [update]

Project Gorgon is calling it -- the end of beta, that is. Coupled with a July 16th patch notice was the announcement that the...
How near, how far.

Into the Super-verse: Seven tips for designing amazing MMO superhero costumes

While we all know that the real endgame in any MMORPG is fashion, superhero titles take this much further than the rest of the...

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