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Justin Olivetti

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A casual gamer and long-time MMO fan, Justin is often heard yelling, "Player housing for all!" in the Massively Offices. In addition to news, he tackles The Road to Mordor, The Perfect Ten, Jukebox Heroes, the retrospective Game Archaeologist series, and Massively Speaking.

Justin Olivetti's Latest Posts

Thirty thousand Orcs and you: A LotRO epic battle story

The rain beats hard down on steel helms as a flash of lightning illuminates the horrible truth: a carpet of monsters stretching to the horizon, advancing on the last refuge of an entire country. A catapult rolls up and fires a flaming shot over the battlements and into the troops behind you. People...

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EverQuest Next may allow you to join multiple guilds

EverQuest Next's unique character structure is pushing SOE in the direction of allowing player characters to join more than one guild at a time. The community was nearly evenly split on the topic during the recent roundtable, with half loving the idea of one-guild-per-character, and the other...

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The Daily Grind: What's your favorite boss mechanic?

It seems to me that it's got to be tough for MMO developers to constantly come up with new boss fight mechanics. I mean, consider how many games and bosses have been made by now, and yet players still expect something they've never seen before. That's got to be daunting. I'm somewhat fond of...

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Jukebox Heroes: Halloween tunes

Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood to terrorize your neighbourhood. And whosoever shall be found without the soul for getting down must stand and face the hounds of hell. ~ Thriller Is it thriller night already? It's just about,...

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Steam begins selling The Secret World: Massive Edition

Steam has a new promotional bundle on sale for newcomers to The Secret World. Called The Secret World: Massive Edition, the bundle contains the core buy-to-play game, all of the issues to date, and this Halloween's Plague Doctor outfit (seen in the picture above). While Issues #1-4 were...

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World of Warcraft film names lead actor

He's rugged, he's beardy, and now he's going to Azeroth to be a major motion picture star. Legendary Pictures has chosen actor Travis Fimmel to be a lead in its upcoming World of Warcraft movie. Fimmel is currently starring in History Channel's Vikings, where he plays rugged, beardy Ragnar....

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Massively Speaking Episode 270: IN ALL CAPS

Bree's the red Power Ranger. Justin's the what-does-the-fox-say fox. Together, they are way too old to trick or treat, but they're doing it anyway. Afterward, they're going to eat some candy, get a really good sugar high going, and record a podcast IN ALL CAPS. Wanna listen? Have a comment for...

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Dawn of the Hunter Rangers: Touring Neverwinter's Shadowmantle module

Considering all of the exciting reveals of Neverwinter's second module, Shadowmantle, I think it's prudent to start with the unknowns. No, we don't have a specific date of release (although it will be "by the end of the year"). No, we don't know whether Druids or Warlocks or any other Dungeons and...

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LotRO holds leveling contest for lifetime membership

Not all who level are lost; on the contrary, a lifetime membership and free copies of the Helm's Deep expansion are being offered as rewards for leveling Lord of the Rings Online characters. LotRO's new leveling contest could get you one of 16 rewards if you put in the effort during this next...

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Chaos Theory: Nine reasons The Secret World is the industry's best storyteller

Contrary to what I sometimes see in the MMO community, I am a huge believer in games telling stories. If a game lets me create my own story, great, but even better are developers who know how to spin a good yarn and involve me in the process. That's why I've loved adventure and role-playing games...

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