Bree Royce



Bree is an unrepentant escapist with a predilection for MMOs. When not compulsively proofreading cereal boxes and newspapers, she can be found modding, PvPing on the auction hall, and touring the Next Big Thing with her guild on a quest for the elusive perfect game.

Working As Intended and Ask Mo are her pet op-ed columns, but she also pens Daily Grinds and compiles Massively Overthinking, the Week in Review, and Make My MMO. You can hear her ramble about MMOs every week on the Massively OP podcast. If you're nice, she'll even talk about something other than Star Wars Galaxies.

Personal blog: Skycandy
Twitter: @nbrianna
Favorite MMOs: Star Wars Galaxies, City of Heroes, Lord of the Rings Online, Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2, Ultima Online

MMO Week in Review: Carn Dûm, Diablo IV, and CCP’s blockchain gamble

With Blizzard's Diablo IV open beta wrapping up tomorrow, the multiplayer world is certainly wrapped up in excitement and/or queues; our own previewers found...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Sengoku Yōkai, Kakele Online, and Void Crew

Welcome back to another roundup of a few MMOs and multiplayer titles we and possibly you had never heard of... before now! Sengoku: Yōkai -...

Grab a new-player survivor pack key for IGG’s Doomsday: Last Survivors

If you've got a soft spot for the ol' zombie survival games that used to be everywhere and then dried up, IGG's Android-and-iPhone Doomsday...
Not a great sign.

Activision-Blizzard’s diversity and inclusion goals are out of sync with its corporate action

Activision-Blizzard has released a full-year review of its diversity, equity, and inclusion stats for 2022 this week, and the first thing readers will notice...

Mad World drops new trailer, promises to reveal launch date next week

Mad World studio Jandisoft says it's not worried about launching against Diablo IV, but it's surely not an accident that it's dropped a brand-new...

Bungie says it will ‘honor Lance Reddick’s presence through his performances yet to come’ in Destiny 2

A week ago, the world found out that actor Lance Reddick had passed away, and as we chronicled, the Destiny 2 community mobilized with...

Blizzard warns of ‘lengthy queue times’ ahead of Diablo IV’s open beta today

OK, Diablo IV fans: If you didn't participate in the first beta, didn't preorder the game, didn't eat your chicken, or did all that...

The Daily Grind: Do you still have hope for a blossoming of MMORPGs in VR?

Every month or so, someone will ask about MMORPGs in the VR space, and every month or so, we have to nod toward a...

Massively Overthinking: The times MMO developers admitted they were… wrong

Earlier in March, Jagex did the unthinkable for an MMORPG company: It admitted it was wrong about something. If you're used to the Blizzards...

Elite Dangerous delays update 15 and ‘major feature rework,’ re-opens console transfers in April

I'm afraid that while the latest Elite Dangerous missive was seemingly intended to bring players into the loop of the game's current development, it's...

For Science: Crit-Rate is another survey-driven attempt to match gamer personalities to games

I have to admit I almost deleted the press release for this story without reading it, but my finger twitched, and let me tell...

Diablo-inspired indie OARPG Last Epoch is finally putting multiplayer through its paces

If you've got the Diablo bug right now but don't want to give Blizzard money or sit around twiddling your thumbs until Diablo IV's...

Albion Online compensates players after Albion West outage, adds clusters to Albion East

Albion Online has had a whirlwind of a week with the formal free-to-play launch of its Albion East server on Monday. Yesterday, Sandbox Interactive...

EA is sunsetting another trio of online games from the Battlefield IP

Prepare to say farewell to a whole 'nother slew of online games and a whole 'nother reason to support widespread game preservation. Though technically these...

Ship of Heroes’ arrival on Steam is imminent as Heroic is still planning launch in 2023

Earlier this year, we noted that superhero MMORPG Ship of Heroes was eyeing an arrival on Steam, and as of today, it's finally happening. Or...

Grab a new-player bonus pack key for IGG’s multiplayer Castle Clash

IGG's PC-and-mobile multiplayer battle royale Castle Clash has offered our readers a round of free keys for in-game items to easy them into the...

Valheim teases Ashlands biome, Hildir’s camp, and ‘fortress time’

Still riding high off the early access launch of survival sandbox Valheim on Xbox earlier this month, Iron Gate Studios is back with a...

Classic EverQuest begins testing its new UI engine as Bristlebane Day begins

Classic EverQuest is having a helluva month as it engages in its 24th birthday celebrations, but Daybreak isn't stopping there as the game's roadmap...

Final Fantasy XIV will be offline for 24 hours next week for NA data center upgrades

Nobody panic: Final Fantasy XIV is upgrading data center hardware for North American players, which is going to entail a hefty chunk of downtime...

Lord of the Rings Online’s Return to Carn Dûm launches today with new dungeons and the Warden/Captain revamps

It's patch day for Lord of the Rings Online, and update 35 is is no small patch: It's Return to Carn Dûm, which rolls...