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

First impressions from Diablo II Resurrected’s alpha: Just as good as you remember

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Multiplayer isn't in yet. There are only two acts and three classes available. So why am I heading into Diablo II: Resurrected? Simple: It's...
Zero, zero, zero, Ted Danson.

Population Zero has apparently sunsetted, is now just plain zero

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Population Zero appears to have fulfilled its destiny and now has zero population. Reports are coming in from both press and players on Steam that...

PvP Sandbox MMO Profane updates its alpha roadmap

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We've been watching the emergence of Profane with some interest, especially considering that this PvP sandbox has eye-catching graphics and an aggressive development schedule....

The MOP Up: Neverwinter’s April Fools dungeon

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April Fools Day may be past, but its spirit lives on in Neverwinter! This past week's small patch opened up a mini-dungeon for goofy...
Symbolic.

Global Chat: Dealing with Magic Legends

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Now that Magic Legends is out, you can best believe that a lot of MMO gamers are checking out Cryptic's latest offering. Among those...

One Shots: The voyage home

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When you've spent a whole lot of calories burning, pillaging, and looting villages, it's a welcome sight to see the rest and shelter of...

Corepunk Q&A discusses the launch window, guilds, mounts, and more

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If you're the type of person who respects short, direct, and to-the-point answers to specific questions, then you're going to like the first part...

The Game Archaeologist: Lifestorm, Japan’s first MMORPG

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In comparison to how widely that China and Korea's game development studios embraced MMORPGs right from the beginning, Japan's been curiously low-key in creating...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster shares the secret of good social design in MMOs

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Raph Koster, the game designer behind Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, and Playable Worlds' upcoming project, has posted yet another essay about MMORPG design,...
Leaf it up.

The Daily Grind: What MMOs should be adapted to mobile?

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Sometimes the success or failure of a game may come down to its availability on certain platforms and systems. Sometimes an MMO that didn't...

WoW’s Burning Crusade Classic beta tops out level cap, gets into raiding

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Another week, another big step forward for Burning Crusade Classic's test cycle. The beta finally raised the level cap to 70 for testers and...

Dungeons and Dragons’ Festival of the Traveler breezes through town

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If you haven't had your fill of eggs this week -- plastic, hard-boiled, or virtual -- then Dungeons and Dragons Online has an activity...

World of Warcraft preps a new ‘one-off’ dungeon tournament

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While World of Warcraft's competitive PvP scene is the backbone of its esports program, the MMO's Mythic Dungeon Invitational has grown in popularity and...

Elder Scrolls Online previews its Blackwood zone, goes on sale

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Elder Scrolls Online is billing it as "a world caught between two worlds," but players are going to call it "new stuff for us...

Blade and Soul continues revving up its huge engine upgrade

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You'll want to mark your calendar for the third quarter this year -- yeah, just block off the whole quarter -- because that's the...

Dungeons and Dragons Online tests Peril of the Planar Eyes module

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Four new dungeons. Additional named loot. A revamp to bow combat. Better game performance. And your stats are way too low to handle what...

The Daily Grind: How do you handle difficult MMO players?

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Social gaming means both the good and the bad of social interactions. And while there are a lot of incredibly enjoyable conversations and encounters...
You know what Aymeric and Raubahn look like. Fill them in mentally.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 316: Talkin’ trash with MMO Fallout

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Justin, Bree, and MMO Fallout's Connor discuss April fools' day around the MMOverse, FFXIV's patch and PS5 beta, WoW's 9.1, Trove's Switch port, and Elyon's closed beta, with adventures in RuneScape, Wild Terra 2, Magic Legends, WoW Classic, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on starting fresh in WoW Classic and irritating season passes.

Casually Classic: Three things I’m anticipating (and three I’m dreading) for WoW’s Burning Crusade Classic

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With the Burning Crusade Classic beta underway, it's hard not to be dwelling on the near future of WoW Classic. Everyone's maneuvering their accounts,...
No sides

World of Warcraft’s Noblegarden returns for another egg hunt

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The Easter weekend may be behind us, but World of Warcraft's Noblegarden stretches ahead. The annual spring event returns to the fantasy MMO this...

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