460 episodes

A weekly discussion of MMORPG adventures, news, and opinions by industry vets Bree and Justin of Massively Overpowered.

Massively OP Podcast Justin Olivetti

    • Leisure
    • 4.6 • 80 Ratings

A weekly discussion of MMORPG adventures, news, and opinions by industry vets Bree and Justin of Massively Overpowered.

    Episode 459: A Gigantic return

    Episode 459: A Gigantic return

    On this week’s episode of the Massively OP Podcast, Bree and Justin talk about the return of Gigantic, Nightingale's early access launch, Guild Wars 2's latest story beat, Last Epoch's release, and how tabletop RPGs and MMORPGs can become besties.
    It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link.
    Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: ESO, LOTRO, City of Heroes, SWG News: Nightingale launches in early access News: Gigantic returns after six years offline News: Guild Wars 2 delivers The Realm of Dreams News: Last Epoch finally releases Mailbag: How can MMOs draw more from tabletop RPG design? Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "A Familiar Path" from Gigantic Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts, Amazon, and Spotify Follow Massively Overpowered: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Twitch If you’re having problems seeing or using the web player, please check your flashblock or scriptblock setting.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 458: PlanetSide 2 goes into limbo

    Episode 458: PlanetSide 2 goes into limbo

    On this week’s episode of the Massively OP Podcast, Bree and Justin talk about PlanetSide 2's sale and uncertain future, Nightingale's early access launch, Islands of Insight's release, Guild Wars 2's solid finances, and mashing MMO features together to make a super-MMO.
    It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link.
    Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: ESO, LOTRO, City of Heroes, SWG News: Daybreak sells off PlanetSide 2 News: Nightingale's early access launch arrives News: What is Islands of Insight and why did it come out of nowhere? News: Guild Wars 2 is doing well, Throne and Liberty... not so much Mailbag: Mix-and-matching MMO features Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "Credits" from PlanetSide 2 Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts, Amazon, and Spotify Follow Massively Overpowered: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Twitch If you’re having problems seeing or using the web player, please check your flashblock or scriptblock setting.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 457: Sailing into February with cannons blazing

    Episode 457: Sailing into February with cannons blazing

    On this week’s episode of the Massively OP Podcast, Bree and Justin talk about MOP's 9th anniversary, Skull and Bones' early access rollout, a more expensive FFXIV on Xbox, Season of Discovery's second phase, and day/night cycles in MMOs.
    It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link.
    Show notes: Intro Happy 9th anniversary to MOP! Adventures in MMOs: FFXIV, LOTRO, ESO, City of Heroes News: Skull & Bones finally gets going News: Playing FFXIV on Xbox is going to cost you extra News: WoW Classic's Season of Discovery moves into phase two Quickies: New World adds cross-server expeditions (also Season of the Guardian), Nightingale is launching a couple days early Mailbag: What are the best day/night cycles in MMOs? Mailbag: How can you get out of an MMO gaming rut? Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "Battle Music" from Skull and Bones Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts, Amazon, and Spotify Follow Massively Overpowered: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Twitch If you’re having problems seeing or using the web player, please check your flashblock or scriptblock setting.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 456: The MMO housing show

    Episode 456: The MMO housing show

    On this week’s episode of the Massively OP Podcast, Bree and Justin devote a full show to talking about MMO player housing! So bring your Pod or U-Haul up to the front door, unload your stuff, and make yourself feel at home.
    It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link.
    Show notes: Intro What advantages does housing bring to an MMO? MMOs that added housing after launch Placement tools -- the good, the bad, and the ugly Prefab vs. custom-built houses What are the best ways to utilize housing as part of the gameplay loop? Apartments in MMOs Instanced vs. open world housing How can MMOs incentivize players to check out each others' housing? Taxes and monetization Integrating housing items into the whole MMO ecosystem Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "A Golden Field" from WildStar Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts, Amazon, and Spotify Follow Massively Overpowered: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Twitch If you’re having problems seeing or using the web player, please check your flashblock or scriptblock setting.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 455: Odyssey to the abyss

    Episode 455: Odyssey to the abyss

    On this week’s episode of the Massively OP Podcast, Bree and Justin talk about the Blizzard and Riot layoffs, Palworld's monster launch, Kritika Zero and The Day Before's drama, Star Trek Online's latest update, and weird loot memories.
    It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link.
    Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: Guild Wars 2, City of Heroes News: Blizzard is hit with layoffs (Riot too) and kills off Odyssey News: Palworld launches to huge numbers -- and controversies galore News: Kritika Zero is yanked from Steam hours before launch News: The Day Before finally dies, albeit with loud grousing from its studio News: Star Trek Online releases Both Worlds update Mailbag: What cheap loot items are the most memorable? Outro Other info: Podcast theme: "Stillmoor" from RIFT Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts, Amazon, and Spotify Follow Massively Overpowered: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Twitch If you’re having problems seeing or using the web player, please check your flashblock or scriptblock setting.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 454: Roadmap roundup

    Episode 454: Roadmap roundup

    On this week’s episode of the Massively OP Podcast, Bree and Justin jump on their horses and round up all of the wild 2024 roadmaps on the MMO range! These include World of Warcraft, LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, New World, and more.
    It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link.
    Show notes: Intro Adventures in MMOs: LOTRO, FFXIV, ESO, City of Heroes Roadmaps for: Lord of the Rings Online Lost Ark World of Warcraft Guild Wars 2 EVE Online Elder Scrolls Online New World EverQuest and EverQuest II Wayfinder Outro Other info: Download Episode 454 Podcast theme: "Time and Tide" from World of Warcraft Your show hosts: Justin and Bree Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts, Amazon, and Spotify Follow Massively Overpowered: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Twitch If you’re having problems seeing or using the web player, please check your flashblock or scriptblock setting.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Drixzen ,

Great podcast!

I love this show..I listen every week and find the content very informative and entertaining..they have great news coverage of the mmo industry. Bree (hope I spelled it right) and Justin are fantastic hosts! The humor and banter is great and there is a really good balance of information and fun in each show. Thanks Massively OP and keep it up! Btw I personally love when you guys talk about my favorite game EQ2 so thanks for giving it some mentions here and there too ;)…take care!

DrSotirios ,

It had potential

if you are looking for information on LOTRO or just hate on blizzard this is your podcast

Caselock Blood DK - Zuljin ,

Bummer of a Podcast

I wish I could say I enjoyed this podcast, but I’d be lying. I gave it 7-8 episodes before saying enough is enough. The amount of wrong information and negative takes on games is exhausting. If it’s not Star Wars Galaxies, LOTRO, or City of Heroes…don’t expect these hosts to have anything positive to say. I can only imagine how much misinformation would be in any “articles” these folks would write. Hard Pass if you want quality MMO coverage.

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