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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 456: The MMO housing show

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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.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 455: Odyssey to the abyss

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Justin and Bree discuss Riot's and Blizzard's layoffs, the death of Blizzard's Odyssey, Palworld, Kritika, The Day Before, and Star Trek Online, with adventures in Guild Wars 2 and City of Heroes, plus a mailbag topic on memorable fluff loot.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 454: MMO roadmap roundup

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Justin and Bree discuss the 2024 roadmaps for Lord of the Rings Online, Lost Ark, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, EVE Online, Elder Scrolls Online, New World, EverQuest, EverQuest II, and Wayfinder, with adventures in LOTRO, FFXIV, and City of Heroes.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 453: Massively minds of the roundtable

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Ready for yet another staff roundtable, this time with Justin, Bree, Sam, and Chris? You best be, as these fine minds discuss City of...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 452: A staff roundtable for a new year

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We're kicking off a new year of the podcast with a staff roundtable with Justin, Eliot, MJ, and Carlo as we talk about our...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 451: MMO mailbag-o-rama!

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Justin and Bree deliver a mailbag show for the holiday, tackling MMO food, indie news blogging, streaming for charity, granular MMO quests, kids and MMOs, MMO content cadence, stuff we wish we knew when we started in MMOs, and IPs we want turned into MMOs.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 450: Sour cream in caves

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online, The Crew's sunset, Palia's Switch launch, Black Desert and New World's 2024 plans, Age of Water, and the Year of EverQuest, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW Classic, SWTOR, and Project Gorgon.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 449: We didn’t start the Light No Fire

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Justin and Bree discuss MMO holiday events, Light No Fire, The Day Before, and EverQuest, with adventures in LOTRO, SWTOR, WoW Classic, and Project Gorgon, plus mailbag topics on holiday gaming memories and Marvel Snap.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 448: The holiday MMO rush begins

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic's Season of Discovery, EverQuest II's Ballads of Zimara, SWTOR's Chains in the Dark, ArcheAge's big Unchained merge, and Wagadu Chronicles' early access, with adventures in LOTRO and Project Gorgon, plus 2023 awards teases and a mailbag topic on getting into MMOs with too much content.

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.

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