Eliot Lefebvre


Senior Reporter

Eliot Lefebvre has been writing on Massively Overpowered since it was created after a long and illustrious career of writing about video games for half a decade on some other site that you might have heard about. He currently pens Wisdom of Nym for Final Fantasy XIV, WoW Factor for World of Warcraft, and the industry and culture speculation of Vague Patch Notes. He also shares writing duties on Perfect Ten and writes some nonsense for What Are You Playing. No photos of him standing next to seventeen lizards in a trench coat have surfaced, coincidentally.

Twitter: @eliot_lefebvre
Streaming: Snippy Harold
I feel like this screenshot has various diseases.

Path of Exile 2 shows off vile, bloody muck ahead of its big ExileCon reveal on July 28

So you like gore and vile stuff smeared across a landscape in your video games of choice, and you like the saturation turned way...
Shoot to wound!

Star Wars: The Old Republic launches Old Wounds today with new story content

We're going to warn you ahead of time that anyone with at least a cursory knowledge of Simon and Garfunkel will be absolutely intolerable...

Wisdom of Nym: Has Final Fantasy XIV had less stuff to do each patch in Endwalker?

Just to make a point, I am going to start off this column by answering the question factually, and the answer is "no." Final...
Ogre, without layers

The Daily Grind: How important is your computer’s performance in MMOs to you?

There are a lot of factors that made World of Warcraft so popular, but I don't think you can discount the fact that the...

WRUP: Ask sSSksrt’sntk the sandworm who can sort of type and maybe read edition

Dear sSSksrt'sntk, Recently, I got a big promotion at work. While I'm proud of myself, I now make more than my husband does, and he's...
I'm cranky. This is a cranky day.

Betawatch: Tarisland enters closed beta later this month

All right there, Tarisland, what do you have for us? A closed beta? That's good, but will it feature more questionable narration and text...
Nothing else has worked.

WoW Factor: The WoW Token, selling gold, and institutional power

Last week, I wrote about the addition of the WoW Token to the classic version of World of Warcraft, and I noted at the...
My old wounds are acting up and stuff.

Star Wars: The Old Republic will launch Old Wounds on June 13

It's just about time to head back to Voss in Star Wars: The Old Republic. No, not because you're leveling another alt through the...
Can't keep it up.

Vague Patch Notes: Paying customers in MMOs aren’t voting shares

So let's take a tour back to the dewy slopes of 2010, when I bought the collector's edition of Final Fantasy XIV. That would...

The Daily Grind: Would you prefer maintenance mode or sunsets for your favorite MMOs?

Let me start by making something clear: I would always prefer that a game go into maintenance mode rather than shutting down. While it...
thiberty and lone

Throne & Liberty will be at Summer Games Fest on June 8

Are you excited about Throne & Liberty? You know, the free-to-play multi-platform MMORPG? Not ringing any bells? It's the one that used to be...
Mumor has looked better.

Final Fantasy XI previews the June version update and discontinues the ReFriender system

Last month saw the conclusion of Final Fantasy XI's first story update after the developers said there would be no more story updates. That...
The rhythm does nothing!

New World developers talk sandworms and Season 2 rewards in Forged in Aeternum

So where did the inspiration come from for New World's Season 2? Believe it or not, it came from lore notes and a desire...

Cozy MMO Palia schedules its next tech test for June 8

There are times in which you should absolutely not volunteer to test someone's technology. If your buddy Trab calls you up because he's eager...
He's got a goal, bez.

Wisdom of Nym: Breaking down Final Fantasy XIV’s The Dark Throne storylines

So there are, in fact, a number of stories going on in Final Fantasy XIV's The Dark Throne patch, but there are only two...
No gains.

The Daily Grind: Do you like playing MMOs in first-person perspective?

I do not like first-person cameras. At all. Ever. That's not to say there are no games with that camera perspective I like, but...

World of Warcraft Classic pulled Black Temple down temporarily, presumably over gold farming

So let's take a look at something that seems pretty innocent on the surface. Blizzard announced on the official World of Warcraft forums that...
Tubes! In series!

WRUP: Features of the upcoming What Are You Playing mode for Massively Overpowered edition

We're excited to announce that Massively Overpowered is getting a new browser mode, the What Are You Playing mode! Some of you will get...

Betawatch: Niantic’s Monster Hunter Now winds down beta on June 13

On a scale of New World to MultiVersus, how much does it worry you when an ongoing beta is abruptly shut down? Monster Hunter...
Yeah, we're getting into the stones here.

Storyboard: Managing the escalating stakes in MMO storytelling

Everyone who has at least passing familiarity with stories, whether they be in MMOs or elsewhere, roleplayed or canonical, realizes that stories need stakes....