Justin Olivetti


Senior Reporter

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

MapleStory’s Strawberry Farm Festival is the most spring thing you can do this winter

Just because there are arctic blasts, frost on the trees, and mysterious frozen white powder falling from the sky doesn't mean that you can't...

Dungeons and Dragons Online’s latest U66 test includes tumbling and two more dungeons

The next round of testing for Dungeons and Dragons Online's Update 66 is underway and features two new dungeons and a fun "experimental feature." The...

You can now buy River Hobbits in Lord of the Rings Online with store currency

Even with Update 39 undergoing testing on Lord of the Rings Online's Bullroarer server, things are pretty quiet for our favorite Middle-earth MMO right...

War Thunder welcomes Lunar New Year with beefy Chinese tanks

With an increase of Lunar New Year celebrations in online games across the world, it's not quite as surprising that War Thunder wants to...

The MOP Up: Fae Farm launches a free demo

Was Fae Farm too rich for you blood? Now you can check it out for free on Nintendo Switch or PC thanks to a...

One Shots: Sky control to Major Tom

I have to imagine that there's no more stressful job in a galaxy far, far away than being an air traffic controller for Coruscant....

LOTRO Legendarium: How to walk away from LOTRO (for a while)

Even when you love an MMORPG a whole lot, it's rarely feasible to play it as steadily and at the same intensity over the...

Chronicles of Elyria claims that over 90% of fans still want the MMO

As the saying goes, those who can't make MMOs, talk about MMOs. And so it is with Chronicles of Elyria's Soulbound Studio, which is...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO character do you identify with the strongest?

Pause and think for a moment about how many MMO characters you've created in your lifetime. Is it in the dozens? Hundreds? Thousands? Or...

Two weeks into early access, Kickstarted survivalbox Fractured Veil patches up and merges servers

While server merges are sometimes necessary and healthy, they're not the best optics when they happen mere weeks after a game's early access release....

WoW Classic’s Season of Discovery moves into its second phase with Gnomeregan raid

It's a little strange to think that WoW Classic's Season of Discovery server is only just now moving into its second phase, but here...
I mean, perhaps you should, but...

Overwatch 2’s Season 9 calls to Champions next week

The ninth season of Overwatch 2 is ticking down to launch next week on February 13th with an array of "eldritch horrors" waiting on...

Tencent’s Tarisland drops a video guide to its Ranger class

While some upcoming MMOs keep info behind closed doors, Tarisland is making all kinds of public effort to pump up the community for this...

Scars of Honor is a throwback to the ‘golden age’ of MMOs with a $200K Kickstarter

Another day, another MMO that seeks to "bring back the golden age of the genre." But will the emerging Scars of Honor capture the...

World of Warcraft remains coy about March’s ‘secret’ Dragonflight patch

In what promises to be a diverging year for World of Warcraft, Blizzard already is stirring things up for a complacent playerbase. Curiosity's been...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 456: The MMO housing show

Justin and Bree tackle a theme proposed by the listeners, as this show is all about MMORPG housing, including why housing matters, post-launch housing patches, placement tools, prefab vs. custom houses, housing as part of the gameplay loop, apartments vs. instanced vs. open-world housing, incentivizing housing use, taxes and monetization, and integrating housing into MMO ecosystems.
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The Daily Grind: How driven or chill are you toward your MMO progress?

I've always been a very goals- and projects-oriented person, even in my gameplay. I figure that if I'm going to spend time in a...

Casually Classic: When will WoW Classic stop adding expansions?

This spring, the era of Wrath Classic will officially come to an end when the Cataclysm Classic pre-patch hits ahead of the summer launch....
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Perfect Ten: Why MMOs should never ditch text chat

If you ever want to feel what an MMO is like without any sort of text chat, then spend a stretch of time in...

The Daily Grind: What are some of the prettiest high-level zones in MMOs?

Back in the day, it used to be common for the early game in MMO to be nothing but verdant forests, lush meadows, and...