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
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Battle Bards Episode 190: Genshin Impact

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It was the FOMO title of last fall, and now Genshin Impact is in your ears! On this episode of the Battle Bards, Syp,...

Dual Universe delays its missions system, opens tutorial portal

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The March newsletter for Dual Universe is out, containing a wrap-up of how this space sandbox fared over the course of the month. Update...

Chronicles of Elyria team hopes to avoid the ‘one-man economy’ pitfall

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At this point, it's anyone's guess what's actually going on over with Chronicles of Elyria and its supposed single-player spin-off. But hey, the blog...

Blizzard is surveying WoW Classic players on character clone pricing

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While the mere confirmation that Burning Crusade Classic will feature a level boost option, prompted a whole lot of debate in the community, another...

Magic Legends doubles spell drop rate, gives a week of free battlepass XP

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Cryptic Studios is listening to -- and acting upon -- player feedback regarding Magic Legends following its recent soft launch. In the ARPG's second...

Perfect Ten: Top 10 annoying things you hear in MMORPG global chat

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General chat, sometimes called "Barrens chat" or "zone chat" or "the party line," is both the bane and the secret fixation of my existence....

Dungeons and Dragons Online activates its fourth permadeath server season

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You've only got one life to live in Dungeons and Dragons Online -- so make it a good one. The doors to DDO's permadeath...

EverQuest II dives into the Plane of Shadows with this week’s content drop

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The days may be getting longer, but that only means that the shadows are increasing in force. Yesterday, EverQuest II dared its players to...

The Daily Grind: What MMO content is perfect for short gaming sessions?

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Lately I've been exploring Lord of the Rings Online's new(ish) mission system, which is essentially a smaller version of skirmishes that scale to a...

RIFT’s 10th anniversary event gets some small new surprises

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Gamigo may not be in the business of making new content for RIFT these days, but at least the company has the ability to...
Small steps.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 315: The Wrath Baby strikes back

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Justin, Bree, Chris, and Tyler discuss Magic Legends' soft launch, World of Warcraft's price hikes, WoW Burning Crusade's beta, Elite Dangerous' Odyssey alpha, Raph Koster's virtual world manifesto, and Monster Hunter Rise's launch, with mailbag topics on when subs aren't worth it and why MMO currencies are just the worst.

Casually Classic: In defense of a good ‘looking for group’ tool in World of Warcraft

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While World of Warcraft certainly made a number of questionable design decisions over the years, for my money one of the absolute best moves...
Floatland.

Burning Crusade Classic’s beta bumps the level cap to 68

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WoW Classic's Burning Crusade beta took another step toward release last night, as Blizzard expanded the test's scope and made a few crucial fixes...
Swish.

Project Gorgon swaps in new animation system, lays foundation for VIP program

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Despite not being officially launched yet, Project Gorgon is already tossing out one system to replace with another. This week, the team announced that...

Fallen Earth’s revival has been held up by a project backlog, Little Orbit CEO says

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After its shutdown in the fall of 2019 for rebuilding and recoding under new management, Fallen Earth - and its revival - is still...
That's not good, no.

Former Anthem director Jonathan Warner ejects from BioWare

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Players aren't the only ones leaving in droves after BioWare effectively killed the future of its multiplayer sci-fi title Anthem. Perhaps after putting on...

The MOP Up: Red Dead Online is off to the races

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Whether you head off to the horse races or play in a posse in Red Dead Online, you're going to get extra rewards for...

Global Chat: Giddy over SWTOR’s Dark Descent

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For MMO blogs that only cover a single game, an announcement of an upcoming content release is like a mini-Christmas all to itself. This...

One Shots: Dearly beloved

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If you gotta get married in an MMORPG and don't want to spare any expense, Final Fantasy XIV has the most luxurious and extravagant...

Pantheon aims high for its undated Alpha One test

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Considering all of the crowdfunding invested and time spent waiting for Pantheon to be built, supporters of the upcoming MMO are undeniably eager to...

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