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
And chill.

Chinese Overwatch teams are boycotting a South Korean player who called out Chinese policies

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Another year, another furor involving Blizzard, boycotts, China, and livestream remarks. Sounds familiar, eh? Well, the situation is a little bit different this time...
Built.

Combatless MMORPG A Tale in the Desert reboots later this month

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A Tale in the Desert, which MUD creator Richard Bartle called the "most innovative MMO from the last decade," is starting all over. Yet...
Slice

Blade & Soul gives more details about its Revival PvP ranking system

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As you might have been tracking, Blade and Soul has a massive update called Revival that's coming to the game in the third quarter...

Elyon offers pre-loading ahead of first western closed beta tomorrow

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We've been joking around MOP that May is "World Beta Month" due to how many MMO betas that are scheduled to run over the...
Sitting around.

The Daily Grind: What do you think of Crowfall’s chances these days?

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According to ArtCraft itself, Crowfall looks quite promising to launch in 2021. That is tremendous news to its long-suffering fans, many of whom backed...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 320: Guild Wars 2 shakes and stirs

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, EG7 and Daybreak, Soulworker's sunset, and the patch parade of PlanetSide 2, Wizard101, Fallout 76, SWTOR, and Dungeons and Dragons Online, with adventures in WoW Classic, LOTRO, City of Heroes, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on perpetual content in MMOs and toxic positivity in the genre.

Rumor: WoW Classic’s Burning Crusade is coming on June 1

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Could World of Warcraft Classic's first expansion release be coming a whole lot sooner than expected? It could be! According to a brief Blizzard...

Arcane Waters is the adorable pixel pirate MMO you’ve always needed

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You know a title has that something special about it when the Massively OP writers drop what we're doing to crowd around it. That's...

Corepunk is finally considering PvE servers, plans multiple closed betas

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We were taken a bit aback in early April when the Corepunk team seemed to assert that all of its servers would contain world...
Sure. Fine.

The MOP Up: Halo Infinite’s cross-platform pledge

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For those looking forward to Halo: Infinite's multiplayer shooty action, you should be pleased to hear that Microsoft has confirmed that the game will...

Global Chat: Destiny 2’s horrible, no-good, very bad transmog

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Hey kids, Destiny 2 is finally getting a cosmetic system! And it looks to be as user-friendly and appealing as having your mother dress...

Camelot Unchained completely retools its movement system

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Get out your scrollin' finger, because it's time to consume another Camelot Unchained monthly newsletter! This month, City State highlighted work that's being done...

One Shots: Phantom of the choppera

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Last week's community challenge to represent music from MMOs in picture format was picked up in a variety of interesting ways, including this one...

Corepunk plans August beta test, late-December launch

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Spike up your mohawks, hack into the Gibson, and binge-watch Blade Runner, because you're going to need all the advantage you can get to...
When your disco ball just isn't shiny enough.

Guild Wars 2 has good news about its legendary armory

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We all know that Guild Wars 2 does love to monetize a lot of its features, so there's been some concern among the playerbase...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six essential LOTRO store purchases for new characters

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In my Lord of the Rings Online career, I have started way, way too many brand-new characters. It's just something I do every so...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO have you returned to the most?

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While I'm always up for trying out new MMOs and crossing my fingers that a future title will click with me, I do so...
Things you don't want.

Guild Wars 2 previews May’s weird and massive balance patch

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Even as Guild Wars 2 busts out its brand-new forums today, ArenaNet didn't want the renovation to completely overshadow details of the upcoming "major...

Dungeons and Dragons Online’s Planar Eyes adventure pack arrives

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It's wild to look back over the course of Dungeons and Dragons Online's history and see how many instanced quests the MMO has released...
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Magic Legends runs a weekend world enchantment event

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Random thought: If you're colorblind, how much are you at a disadvantage in playing Magic Legends? After all, colors are pretty important to the...

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