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Join Justin Olivetti and Bree Royce every Tuesday for the Massively OP Podcast. You can scroll down to the latest podcast below, or you can follow us directly through your preferred player: LibsyniTunes, StitcherPocket Casts, TuneIn Radio, and PlayerFM.

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Massively OP Podcast Episode 447: MMO hackers, headstarts, and proliferations

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Justin and Bree discuss the hackings of Ethyrial and Fractured, Palia's beta update, City of Titan's test launch, World of Warcraft's paid expansion headstart, and Guild Wars 2's weapon proliferation beta, with adventures in Project Gorgon, LOTRO, Fallout 76, and WoW.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 446: Cry ‘Havoc!’ and let slip the dogs of MMOs

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Chris and Justin discuss Tarisland's beta, Perfect New World's beta, Pantheon 247 cancelation, SWTOR's Aussie server, EVE Online's Havoc, World of Warcraft's Seeds of Renewal, WoW Classic Hardcore, and WoW Classic Season of Discovery.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 445: Rally for Project Gorgon

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Justin and Bree discuss Project Gorgon's community, Wayfinder's layoffs, LOTRO's Corsairs of Umbar, WoW's Guardians of the Dream, and Guild Wars 2's Through the Veil, with adventures in WoW, Fallout 76, LOTRO, and Project Goron, plus a mailbag topic on why more MMOs don't use contemporary real-world settings.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 444: The return of BlizzCon

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Justin and Bree discuss BlizzCon 2023, World of Warcraft The War Within expansion, the Worldsoul Saga, WoW Classic Cataclysm, WoW Classic's Season of Discovery aka don't call it Classic Plus, with a few bits about Overwatch 2, Hearthstone, and Diablo IV, plus adventures in Warcraft Rumble and My Time at Sandrock.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 443: Endless adventures in cyberdreams

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2 Through the Veil, WoW Emerald Dream, BlizzCon 2023, Fractured early access, and Elder Scrolls Online Endless Archive, with adventures in LOTRO, New World, Fallout 76, and Garden Galaxy, plus a mailbag question on the best money sinks in MMOs!
Knife!

Massively OP Podcast Episode 442: Harbingers of MMO hype

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Justin and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV's Fanfest, SWTOR, Pantheon's 247 split, Albion Online's Wild Blood, Star Citizen, and Squadron 42, with adventures in LOTRO, New World, and Fallout 76, plus a mailbag topic on getting new players hooked on MMOs.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 441: A Blizzard trick or treat

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Justin and Bree discuss MMO Halloween events, Microsoft's Activision-Blizzard acquisition, WoW Classic's LFD, Embers Adrift, and Ship of Heroes, with adventures in LOTRO, New World, and WoW Classic, plus a mailbag topic on the potential for WoW on console and Gamepass.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 440: It’s fall MMO content, y’all

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Justin and Bree discuss New World's Rise of the Angry Earth, LOTRO's Corsairs of Umbar, expansions for EverQuest and EverQuest II, and Final Fantasy XIV's Growing Light, with a mailbag question on which studios could do justice to World of Warcraft.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 439: The upcoming MMO show

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Justin and Bree discuss a range of upcoming MMOs - Wagadu Chronicles, Corepunk, Eternal Tombs, BitCraft, Ashes of Creation, and Tarisland - plus a mailbag topic on Wayfinder.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 438: EverQuest what’s next?

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Justin and Bree discuss the potential for EverQuest 3, the LOTRO remaster's cancelation, EVE Fanfest's EVE Online Havoc and EVE Vanguard reveals, WoW Classic's about-face on LFD, Pantheon's new art style, and Marvel Heroes' code leak, with adventures in WoW Classic, LOTRO, Guild Wars 2, and Glitch Odd Giants.
zoop badoop

Massively OP Podcast Episode 437: The MMO moving-in blues

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Justin and Bree discuss Star Trek Online Incursion, WoW's Guardians of the Dream, LOTRO's River Hobbit housing and the Mariner, and Elder Scrolls Online's update 40, with a podcast topic on the financial barriers to returning to MMOs.
New World ROTAE

Massively OP Podcast Episode 436: Rise of the Angry River Hobbits

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Colin, Justin, and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2 SOTO, LOTRO River Hobbits, New World Rise of the Angry Earth, Gloria Victis' impending sunset, and the impact of MMO currencies.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 435: Guild Wars 2’s secrets revealed

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Justin and Bree discuss Gamescom, Nightingale, Crimson Desert, WoW Classic's hardcore servers, ArcheAge's devastating merge, and TennoCon's Warframe and Soulframe news, with adventures in LOTRO, Baldur's Gate 3, and Guild Wars 2 Secrets of the Obscure, plus a mailbag topic on WoW's latest teases.
I find the way.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 434: Wayfinder finds the way to early access

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Justin and Bree discuss Wayfinder, Palia, DCUO, and Guild Wars 2, with adventures in LOTRO and GW2, plus mailbag topics on spoilers in expansion reveals and the rogue servers of the distant future.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 433: Throne & Delay

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Justin and Bree discuss Throne & Liberty's delay, WoW's upcoming patch, DDO's mini-expansion, and financial reports for NCsoft, Pearl Abyss, and Square-Enix, with adventures in Palia, LOTRO, New World, and Star Trek Online, plus mailbag topics on rich economy-centric sandboxes and MMOs that need graphical refreshes.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 432: Palia breaks through to the other side

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Justin and Bree discuss Palia's soft launch, WoW Classic hardcore realms, ArcheAge 2, ArcheAge's future, Ashfall, and Nightingale, with adventures in LOTRO, STO, SWG Legends, and Palia, plus a mailbag topic on mundane but enjoyable MMO activities.
Does this remind you of anything?

Massively OP Podcast Episode 431: FFXIV Dawntrail and Path of Exile 2

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Justin, Eliot, MJ, and Chris discuss Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail at Fanfest and Path of Exile and Path of Exile 2 at ExileCon, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, Guild Wars 2, FFXIV, AdventureQuest 3D, Astroneer, and Craftopia.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 430: A very Diablo drubbing

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Justin, Bree, and Carlo discuss Blizzard's bizarre financial report, Diablo IV's messy first season, Palia's early access, and Wayfinder's early access, with adventures in LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, Diablo II, Diablo IV, Black Desert, SWG Legends, and Garden Galaxy, plus a mailbag topic on the next generation of MMO players.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 429: Push button, receive bacon

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Justin and Bree discuss New World, World of Warcraft, WildStar, EverQuest 3, and EverQuest 2, with adventures in LOTRO, SWTOR, and WoW, plus a mailbag topic on MMO systems we want simplified vs. complexified, which is too a word!
Swish!

Massively OP Podcast Episode 428: Guild Wars 2 spills its secrets

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2 Secrets of the Obscure, WoW Classic hardcore mode, Tarisland, and The Sims 5 multiplayer, with adventures in LOTRO, Diablo IV, SWTOR, and truck sims, plus a mailbag topic on starting out in LOTRO.

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