MJ Guthrie

Community Manager

When not immersed in her favorite virtual worlds, MJ can be found hanging out with her family, reading, coaching/playing sports, writing fiction, singing, and dabbling in graphic design (in random order, depending on mood and season). Her favorite part of MMOs? Observing the dynamics of virtual communities. That psychology degree has to come in handy somewhere, doesn't it?

MJ's Massively Overpowered adventures can be found many places: She investigates Secret World Legends/The Secret World's conspiracies in Chaos Theory, chronicles the EverQuest franchise in EverQuesting, practices survival in many sandboxes with The Survivalist, and livestreams for the Stream Team.

Personal blog: Looking for Shinies
Twitter: @MJ_Guthrie

ArcheAge is giving away free daily fireworks packs on Glyph until July 5th

Are you itching to set off some colorful explosives but your hometown won’t allow it? ArcheAge is offering a vicarious solution: in-game fireworks. And they are free! You’ve got the chance to snag some free daily gift packs in celebration of… well anything you want to celebrate. And here’s a twist: You don’t even need to log into game to get them! Until July 5th, players can log straight into their Glyph account and claim these numbered packages on one character that contain:

  • 5x Dragon Fireworks
  • 5x Heart Fireworks
  • 2x Bound Lucky Quicksilver Tonics
  • 2x Bound Greedy Grimoires

So even if you can’t light up your own sky this week for the holidays, you can grab some and do it in game. (Sorry, said fireworks will not cause any harm to enemies — not even light their hair on fire.) Grab a new one each day and either stock up on one character or share the wealth by picking a different one to receive them each time.

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The Stream Team: Beating the heat (literally) with EverQuest II’s Scorched Sky Celebration

When it’s a scorcher outside and you can’t leave your house, what do you do? Massively OP’s MJ is going to beat the snot out of all that is hot in EverQuest II! The Scorched Sky Celebration is a new event where players can join devotees of Flame and temper themselves into something stronger by facing elementals across Norrath. Join us live 8:00 p.m. to face the fiery foes.

What: EverQuest II
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

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Albion Online’s new dev video talks faction warfare

If faction warfare is your thing, then here’s an Albion Online dev talk video you might want to watch. In this video, Game Director Robin Henkys covers the basics, from describing faction warfare to explaining how you join a faction and detailing rewards for participation. As we’ve previously covered, the new system coming in the Merlyn update is a way for players to participate in PvP in battles between cities without being crushed by the reputation system that governs other parts of the world. In fact, it’s even possible to take part in the faction system and gather points for your side even through PvE-focused activities.

Faction Warfare allows players to participate in the conflict between rival cities on Albion’s Royal Continent, and offers guilds, as well as solo and guildless players, the opportunity for open-world PVP on the Royal Continent. Along with incentives like Faction Standing and new Faction-based Killboards, this system will also introduce new resources, items, and mounts that can be used by players of all levels:
City Heart Fragments: These shards can be used in resource refining to reduce the amount of raw resources needed, or used as a crafting ingredient in various faction items
Faction Capes: The first of a completely new line of cape slot items to enhance combat builds
Faction Mounts: A new set of baby animals that can be raised into mounts with unique stats

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The Stream team: Aiming for Angry Feet in Secret World Legends

The game may be Secret World Legends now, but it was The Secret World that started it all. And today is the original game’s sixth birthday so Massively OP’s MJ is going to celebrate. The anniversary festivities are still in full swing in SWL, but there are aspects she hasn’t been able to participate in — until now. After killing countless Talos golems MJ finally has a shard to try for the Angry Feet achievement. The only problem is that her shard is pretty common, and other instances are also placing theirs at the same time. Can she do it? Tune in live at 2:00 p.m.to cheer her on in this seemingly impossible task.

What: Secret World Legends
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

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The Stream Team: Hunting for pets in Trove’s Geode

There’s still much more to do in Trove’s Geode! Massively OP’s MJ feels like she has barely scratched the surface of this update (despite mining underground the whole time!). She still has more to do on the main questline, but she’s really eager to go find some eggs to hatch for new pets. That means venturing down into the second layer of the mines. Join us live at 8:00 p.m. to get in on the hunt.

What: Trove
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 2nd, 2018

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The Stream Team: Testing the Will to Live Online

Do you have Will to Live Online? Massively OP’s MJ does! And she’s willing to see how long her will actually keeps her alive in this new MMORPG-shooter set in an apocalyptic world. Tune in live at 2:00 p.m. as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you a first look at…

What: Will to Live Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 2nd, 2018

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The Stream Team: Sun and fun in LOTRO’s summer festival

It has been… well, almost a fortnight since LOTRO’s last festival, so it’s obviously time for another! The summer festival has begun, and Massively OP’s MJ heard tell of a peacock pet available from it. Of course she just has to get one of those, so you know that she will be heading in to revel, soaking up the pixel sun (which is much better than the real one!) while collecting the festival goodies. Join us live at 8:00 p.m. to fish, frolic, and have fun.

What: Lord of the Rings Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 30th, 2018

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The Stream Team: Raiding ARK’s island ascension cave

With access to a full set of ARK servers, Massively OP’s MJ and the crew have their choice of adventures. And today, they choose to raid the ascension cave on the island. That final dungeon kicked their kiesters the last time they went. Will this time be different? They are going in with Tek gear, so odds are better… but considering how packed it is with dinos, victory is certainly not assured. Tune in live at 2:00 p.m. to watch this jaunt through sharp-toothed death makers.

What: ARK: Survival Evolved
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 30th, 2018

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The Stream Team: Friday is giveaway day with Wizard101!

Friday is giveaway day with MOP and Wizard101! Massively OP’s MJ has come in possession of some nifty new Accursed Play Gauntlet packs, and she wants to give them away. Would you be interested in:

  • Theater Gauntlet
  • Stage Ship Mount (carries two players!)
  • Drama Llama Pet
  • Dramaturgist’s Gear
  • Dramaturgist’s Wand
  • and a 1 Month Membership or 5000 Crowns?

Yes, we said a two-player mount. You can take a friend for a ride around the Spiral. Join us live at 8:00 p.m. for your chance to win!

What: Wizard101
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on June 29th, 2018

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The Stream Team: Bless Online’s return of the protector

The Protector has returned! The denizens of Bless were shouting this refrain when Massively OP’s MJ last played, but will this really solve their problems? Will it solve Bless’ problems? And when will Bless start seeming like a MMO? Tune in live at 2:00 p.m. to see if MJ finds answers to these questions.

What: Bless Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 29th, 2018

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Chaos Theory: A year in the life of Secret World Legends

We’ve talked all about Secret World Legends‘ first anniversary party, but now it’s time to talk about the game’s first year. Fans can easily recall the fateful time of the reboot; some Secret World vets even say the game died that day (although technically the servers are still running and). But did it? No. I mean, TSW’s servers are still running, and thanks in part to SWL, profits are up. Secret World Legends has continued on, growing and developing. And by developing, we mean more content! So what all has happened since that infamous day last June? How well did the game follow its roadmap for the year? Let’s take a stroll through 12 months of memories to look at all the progress forward (or back) in our first SWL anniversary retrospective.

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The Stream Team: A second attempt at DCUO’s second part of The Death of Superman

When Massively OP’s MJ tried to do The Death of Superman, part 2 in DCUO, the game died instead. The update killed the launcher and could not be fixed. A newer update, however, has fixed things, and now she can finally go in and experience the second half of this story arc. Tune in live at 8:00 p.m. to see how the death plays out.

What: DC Universe Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 28th, 2018

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The Stream Team: Showing off Conan Exiles’ cosmetic Khitan DLC

Conan Exiles just released its first paid DLC, and the content is all cosmetic. And you know Massively OP’s MJ can’t pass up good cosmetics! This pack is Khitan-themed, a style MJ is pretty fond of, so she’s excited to check out the new armors and building materials. Tune in live at 2:00 p.m. to see what’s in store from the store.

What: Conan Exiles
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 28th, 2018

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