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

Medieval fantasy MMO Past Fate beefs up early game and optimization

As it heads toward early access later this year, the freedom-happy medieval fantasy MMO Past Fate is keeping things spicy with both increased promotion...

Monsters & Memories has a public stress test coming this weekend

Ready to get your first hands-on look with a charming little indie MMO that's seeking to evoke the olden days of both MMOs and...

Perfect Ten: 25 text-based MMOs and MUDs that are worth playing in 2023

Wanderlust hits even the most content MMO adventurer from time to time, and while there are worlds a-plenty to visit, sometimes it is easy...

Lord of the Rings Online tries to fix all the stuff the avatar update done broke

If you hadn't noticed, Lord of the Rings Online's Update 35.1 last week ushered in numerous bugs and weird quirks with the expanded avatar...

The Daily Grind: Is the age of superhero MMOs past?

Is it just me, or does it seem like nobody is that hot to trot for superhero MMORPGs these days? A few years ago,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 419: Dining at the MMO news buffet

Justin and Bree discuss Tarisland, NetEase, Throne and Liberty, Mad World, DCUO, and EVE Anywhere, with adventures in LOTRO and Fallout 76, plus mailbag topics on accessibility and special podcast guests.

Diablo Immortal cranks out three events, 36 legendary items, and a softer hell mode

Why are you moping around because Diablo IV isn't here yet? After all, there are plenty of other ARPGs -- not to mention other...

Casually Classic: Eight legacy MMOs to satisfy that old school craving

It was just five years ago in 2018 that MassivelyOP formally recognized an interesting and heartening trend in the MMO space: the rise of...

Diablo IV promises ‘a level of agency never previously offered’

Diablo IV may not be serving up Burger King's Whoppers, but it too is promising that you can have it your way. Blizzard's upcoming...

Fallout 76 begins testing its summer cryptid patch

First of all, I think it's important for us to agree that "Summer Cryptids" would make a great name for a new garage band,...
Bye forever!

The MOP Up: Champions Online ups the ante on Monster Island

With a name like "Monster Island," you wouldn't expect this Champions Online locale to be a walk in the park. And in fact, this...

Battle Bards Episode 224: A return to the music of EverQuest II

It's been an almost egregiously long time since the Battle Bards turned their attention to the EverQuest II soundtrack -- but now that wait...

Lord of the Rings Online’s newest raid delayed and punted back to the test realm

It's been a very long wait indeed for cutting-edge players in Lord of the Rings Online as they've bided time for new endgame content....

One Shots: The spice must flow

Feeling antsy because Funcom's Dune Awakening isn't here yet? Utakata has a decent substitute for you in Tower of Fantasy, apparently. Nothing like a...
Look how they massacred my boy.

Guild Wars 2 previews next week’s ‘outliers’ balance update

Lock up your kids and your spouses because Guild Wars 2 is moseying into town for another class balance showdown -- and there's no...

LOTRO Legendarium: Making sense of LOTRO’s virtue system

If you look at how your character gains power and progression in Lord of the Rings Online, you'll see four major categories. There are...

Tencent’s World of Warcraft clone, Tarisland, plans global rollout

The vacuum created by World of Warcraft's closure in China back in January created an opportunity for a new title to fill that void:...

The Daily Grind: Does cel shading help or hurt an MMO’s appeal and reputation?

With titles like Tower of Fantasy on the market and Blue Protocol on its way for later this year, I thought it would be...

Black Desert revamps the trading lifeskill for its console edition

The virtual economy is the lifeblood of sandboxes like Black Desert, so when Pearl Abyss puts a trading skill revamp front and center in...

Ship of Heroes’ ‘bright and positive’ setting masks mysteries to uncover

While most people seem fixated on the fact that Ship of Heroes is an unapologetic spiritual successor to City of Heroes, what tends to...