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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 384: The World of Warcraft we’ll never see

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Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard's financials, the canceled WoW mobile MMO, LOTRO remastered, the Riot MMO, and Legends of Aria's monetization, with adventures in RIFT, LOTRO, City of Heroes, and Fallout 76, plus a voicemail wishing for an MMO amnesia button.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 383: New World strikes up the band

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Justin and Bree discuss New World, Diablo Immortal, SWTOR, NCsoft Q1, and Guild Wars 3, with adventures in RIFT, LOTRO, and Glitch, plus a mailbag topic on better terms for MMOs.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 382: Wrath Classic forecasts a frosty September

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Justin and Bree discuss New World's server merges, Wrath Classic's September launch, LOTROs 33.1, Pantheon's investment, and Chronicles of Elyria's mess, with adventures in RIFT, City of Heroes, and Fallout 76, plus mailbag entries on single-player games, rhythm-based MMO classes, and Firefly.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 381: The Soulframe of the game

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Justin and Bree discuss Warframe's new sibling Soulframe, Guild Wars 2's summer roadmap, LOTRO's producer's departure, SWTOR's creative director's departure, and WoW's Dragonflight alpha, with adventures in City of Heroes, RIFT, and WoW Classic, plus a mailbag topic on truly non-instanced open world design.
It is also not the same as a box in which a lady shows a great deal of skin. No idea how Dr. Skinner would have felt about that.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 380: A TERAble way to go

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Justin and Bree discuss TERA's sunset, Secret World's maintenance mode, Red Dead Online's maintenance mode, Heroes of the Storm's maintenance mode, Skull and Bones' November launch, Elder Scrolls Online's Lost Depths DLC, EverQuest II's prison server, Blizzard's Proletariat buyout, WoW's crafting overhaul, and the return of BlizzCon in 2023, with adventures in LOTRO, Fallout 76, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag lightning round.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 379: Dinosaurs and Dragonflight

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Justin and Bree discuss DDO's Isle of Dread, WoW Dragonflight, WoW Classic WOTLK, LOTRO, ArcheAge, No Man's Sky, and Trove, with adventures in LOTRO, SWG Leegends, and New World, plus mailbag topics on Horizons/Istaria and cool musical moments in MMOs.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 378: That MMO fresh start feeling

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, Diablo Immortal, Neverwinter, Echo of Soul, Gloria Victis, Palia, and Marvel Heroes, with adventures in Elder Scrolls, Arcane Waters, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on MMOs and accessibility.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 377: Isle thing, you make my heart sing

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online High Isle, FFXIV patch 6.15, Elite Dangerous Odyssey update 12, Albion Online's Into the Fray, Overwatch 2, Diablo IV, Starkeepers, and Lord of the Rings Return to Moria, with adventures in LOTRO, SWG Legends, and Life is Strange, plus mailbag topics on Diablo Immortal, opt-in flag PvP, and MMO character backstory bios.
You aren't fun!

Massively OP Podcast Episode 376: Diablo mortal

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Justin and Bree discuss Diablo Immortal, the Daybreak Marvel MMO, Kritika Online's shady resurrection, WoW's 9.2.5, and War Thunder, with adventures in SWG Legends, LOTRO, and Fallout 76, plus a voicemail on sequels to beloved MMOs.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 375: Mail call!

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Justin and Bree dip into the mailbag to discuss the Marvel MMO, unique MMO character names, the future of MMO tech, representation in MMOs, MMO account hassles, mobile EverQuest, better roleplay tools, and expansion forgetfulness.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 374: Star Citizen, one decade later

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Justin and Bree discuss the state of Star Citizen, Final Fantasy XI's 20th birthday, Guild Wars 2's Sky Pirates, DDO's Isle of Dread, and EVE Online's EVE Anywhere, plus a mailbag topic on struggling with single-player games in the wake of MMOs.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 373: Bots are bad, ‘mkay?

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Just and Bree discuss Lost Ark's bots, FFXIV's mods, Star Trek Online's Stormfall, Elder Scrolls Online's High Isle, and Wrath Classic beta, with adventures in LOTRO and City of Heroes, plus a mailbag topic on Black Desert's perceived decline.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 372: Blizzard’s great mobile hope

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Justin and bree discuss Blizzard's quarterly financials, Diablo Immortal, Warcraft Arclight Rumble, Forsaken World's sunset, ZeniMax's rumored Star Wars MMO, and EVE Fanfest and its COVID outbreak, with adventures in LOTRO and SWG Legends, plus a voicemail topic on MMOs moving from fantasy to sci-fi.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 371: Upending the mailbag

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Justin and Bree dip into the mailbag for discussions on MMO streamlining, vehicles vs. avatars, casual-friendly economies, guild projects and progression, changes to MMOs we don't play, compelling crafting, and other cool MMO sites.
You might say to get on with it, but drawing it out is literally the point sometimes.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 370: Dragonflight, TERA, and LOTRO

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In this bonus episode, Justin and Bree discuss WoW's Dragonflight reveal, the uproar over Wrath Classic, TERA's sunset, and LOTRO's massive anniversary.
A new road has begun.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 369: FFXIV’s new adventure

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Justin and Bree discuss FFXIV 6.1 and housing issues, Elder Scrolls Online High Isle, RIFT's update, DDO's cat people, and Richard Garriott's NFT project, with adventures in LOTRO, ESO, DDO, No Man's Sky, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on FFXIV's adventure plates.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 368: Morrowind and the Mirror Universe

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Justin and Bree discuss Star Trek Online, movement in EverQuest and EverQuest II, RuneScape's subscription hike, Elder Scrolls Online's freebie Morrowind, and Ukraine's impact in Overwatch and Wargaming MMOs, with adventures in LOTRO, DDO, and TTRPG Hero Kids, plus a mailbag topic of virtual reality MMOs.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 367: Day of the Long Charr

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Justin and Bree discuss April Fools' Day around the MMO world, Black Desert's Eternal Winter, FFXIV's Newfound Adventure, E3's cancelation, World of Warcraft's expansion rumor, and dwindling hope for RIFT, with adventures in LOTRO, DDO, Guild Wars 2, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on epic MMO combos and the future of New World.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 366: A blunder and a blunderbuss

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2's next expansion, New World's latest patch, Gamigo's layoffs, Black Desert, and Elyon, with adventures in LOTRO, DDO, GW2, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on MMO longevity and volunteerism in MMOs.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 365: Free Middle-earth

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Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO's monetization shift, NCsoft's Throne and Liberty, Albion Online, New World, Elder Scrolls Online, Elyon, and ArcheAge, with adventures in LOTRO, DDO, WoW Classic, Guild Wars 2, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on SSG support and our favorite MMO zones.

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