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

The Daily Grind: What overlooked MMO do you champion to others?

It's a frustrating feeling when you see people grouse about how they're bored with the same big MMOs that everyone else is playing and...

Lord of the Rings Online makes Before the Shadow mini-expansion available for in-game currency

As promised, Lord of the Rings Online's recent mini-expansion is now available to purchase with LOTRO Points as well as a credit card. To...

ArcheAge projects include UI streamlining, global arena, and Fairy race

Despite scooting off of social media, ArcheAge is showing signs that its game world isn't going anywhere. In fact, Kakao has a meaty March...

Fallen Earth Classic shows it has a pulse with St. Patrick’s Day event

Don't count the rebooted "classic" version of Fallen Earth out quite yet. The post-apocalypse MMORPG hasn't missed an opportunity to celebrate major holiday events...

Dungeons and Dragons Online is what killed the party dinosaurs

Woe be unto the age in which we live, for the light of frivolity is lessening and the night grows ever longer thanks to...

Dark Age of Camelot brings back its speed-leveling event, Catch Up in Caledonia

The "it" MMO from 2001 is looking for a few good souls to put through its medieval meat grinder -- with a leg up,...

Frozen Flame previews its upcoming survival mode with cataclysmic events

With a closed alpha test starting tomorrow, early access MMO Frozen Flame is bound to be drawing some attention this season. While it has...

Tamriel Infinium: How ZeniMax should fix Elder Scrolls Online’s combat

As much as there can be a consensus on anything in MMORPGs, it's generally -- but not universally -- agreed that something is rotten...

The Daily Grind: Do you push through hard MMO content or walk away?

Sooner or later it happens. It always does. You're moving along in your MMO at a fair clip, spending just the right amount of...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 412: It’s a mad, mad, Mad World

Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, Embers Adrift, Mad World, Pax Dei, and Blue Protocol, with adventures in LOTRO, AdventureQuest 3D, and No Man's Sky, plus a mailbag topic on Tabula Rasa.

Sea of Thieves teases fifth anniversary doc and Season 9 additions

Believe it or not, it was all the way back in 2018 that Rare launched its PvP pirate sim into rough waters. Since then,...

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen schedules March pre-alpha test, posts new screenshots

The next round of Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen's pre-alpha testing is coming next week, Visionary Realms announced. The studio said that it's prepping servers...

Lord of the Rings Online talks monster play and Guardian class changes

More changes and adjustments to Lord of the Rings Online's odd PvP system are on the way with this month's Update 35. In a...

Monsters & Memories hopes to run a public stress test this month

Old school-inspired MMORPG project Monsters & Memories delivered its February report, saying that testing and work is continuing on creating a "proof of concept"...

The MOP Up: SWTOR gets swoopy and plaguey in March

Star Wars: The Old Republic may not have a big patch coming out this month, but the MMO does have a couple of events...

Battle Bards Episode 222: World of Warcraft Dragonflight

Will our fascination with giant, skyfaring, flame-belching lizards subside? World of Warcraft bets not, as it’s currently soaring through its Dragonflight expansion. Will the...
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Lord of the Rings Online brings back the spring festival next week with new rewards

The third preview for Lord of the Rings Online's big spring patch, Update 35, should be coming to the Bullroarer test server next Tuesday,...

One Shots: Welcome to your adorable nightmare

So where do you come down on the subject of Final Fantasy XIV's Lalafells? There's no middle ground here; either you're in love with...

Dungeons and Dragons Online producer Q&A talks improved VIP benefits and new archetypes

In the midst of Dungeons and Dragons Online's 17th anniversary celebrations -- which is now extended through March 19th -- SSG Executive Producer Rob...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six unpopular opinions about Lord of the Rings Online

Just because you're a fan of a particular franchise or game doesn't mean that you always concur with the larger groupthink. It's always a...