Justin Olivetti

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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 MMO gets you exploring?

You want to hear something weird? For as much crap as WildStar got about its path system, I actually do love to explore...

The cowpocalypse hits Diablo III for its anniversary

Hey, would you look at that: Today is Diablo III's third anniversary! Of course, this being a hell-torn haunted world, there can't be...

World of Warcraft dev attributes subscriber drop to ‘cyclical’ play patterns

Losing three million subscribers? That might be a big thing to some people, but for World of Warcraft Lead Game Designer

Gloria Victis prepares to pull the trigger on Unity 5

Those anticipating Gloria Victis' glorious transformation into the new Unity 5 game engine won't have long to wait at all. Black...

Age of Conan adds a bear mount and quest line for seventh anniversary

It's shaping up to be one doozy of a month for Age of Conan as the title celebrates its seventh birthday. In...

Skyforge dares you to beat its anomalies

One thing is for certain: When it releases, Skyforge will not be lacking in its variety of content. Today, the dev team...

Dofus overhauls creaky crafting system

There are revamps and then there are revamps, if you know what we mean. Dofus is clearly not messing around when it announced...

Survarium reverses its disastrous server merge

Even though they may be feared, server merges are a fact of life in many MMOs. One such merge came this past April in...

Nexon revenues rise in early 2015

After reading through Nexon's financial report for Q1 2015, one can imagine the company skipping along while whistling a merry tune. Yes,...

Perfect Ten: Future MMOs that I can’t wait to play

I imagine that most of us have a future bucket list of MMOs that we wish would get here already. It wasn't but a...

Heroes of the Storm World Championship coming to BlizzCon

With the well-fought Heroes of the Dorm tournament out of the way, Blizzard is preparing an even larger community event for

World of Warcraft goes on the offensive against bots

World of Warcraft botters, beware: Blizzard is coming after you hard. The studio said yesterday that it has leveled the banhammer...

The Repopulation adds diplomacy minigame with new patch

Wait, there are other ways to resolve conflict with in-game NPCs than to stab large holes in their torsos? The Repopulation seems to...

Raph Koster used MMO design to help revitalize a bar trivia game

You might know Raph Koster from his MMO legacy as a designer on Ultima Online or Star Wars Galaxies, or perhaps...

Rodinia War melds strategy and fantasy action

What flavors go well together? Peanut butter and chocolate, obviously. Sarcasm and stand-up comedians. Mario and mushrooms. And now, apparently, builder games and MMORPGs. This...

Heroes of the Storm devs talk Kael’Thas and character design

Wondering how Blizzard's developers choose from the studio's incredible roster of characters and then crafted those selections into Heroes of the Storm's...

Neverwinter cracks 1.6M players on Xbox One

If you're looking for Neverwinter's true success story, it might not be on the PC at all. Cryptic Studios announced today that...

Forsaken World Mobile will include five classes

When it launches, Forsaken World Mobile will come out of the gate strong with five classes from which to choose. According to the...

A Tale in the Desert preparing to restart with Tale 7

A Tale in the Desert's current "telling" -- Tale 6 -- has been running a long time, ever since its debut in 2011....

Crowfall backers can now gift a copy to a friend

If you have too much money burning a hole in your pocket and a good friend who didn't get on board with the

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