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, Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2, Trove, Glitch, Elder Scrolls Online, Ultima Online

Grab a Mobile Royale welcome pack from IGG and MassivelyOP

IGG has a fresh bundle of Mobile Royale goodies for our readers! The game is a mobile multiplayer 3-D strategy MMO on iOS and...

Lost Ark is fixing the bug that makes you look at loading screens foreverrrrr

Look, Lost Ark, your loading screens are very pretty, but nobody came to play your loading screens. Unfortunately, a new bug in the game...

Ship of Heroes recaps housing beta, plans a second test in July

With Ship of Heroes' player housing beta in the rear-view mirror, Heroic Games is recapping the experience in its latest dev blog - and...
Tanks for the memories

The Daily Grind: Which MMO gear enchanting system is the least annoying?

MOP reader Leiloni recently alerted us to an interesting discussion over on the Ashes of Creation forums, where Intrepid is trying to get the...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMO will be next to raise its subscription?

Almost three years ago, our writers and readers came together for a discussion about whether the age of the $15 subscription was coming to...

New World’s 3v3 arenas update is live, along with preferred character pronouns in chat

As promised, New World's arenas are live today in the game's May patch, with the new small-group PvP mode, as well as an updated...

Atlas successfully wiped ahead of season 9, with ‘industrial wonder’ content now live

So last week, we were supposed to get Atlas' season 9 release along with the HYPE WIPE. OK, nobody called it that but us,...

Pearl Abyss reclaims South American Black Desert publishing rights, touts 45M registered players

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Classic EverQuest launches speed-unlock and ‘true-box’ progression servers

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No Man’s Sky’s roguelike Leviathan expedition pulls you into a time loop

You've barely had six weeks to become a space pirate in No Man's Sky Outlaws, but we hope you're ready for something new, as...

Dauntless celebrates 30M players, preps tomorrow’s Return to Light release

We knew Dauntless was big, but I don't think most folks would've guessed that it had 30 million players. That's the milestone Phoenix Labs...

PAX West 2022 returns to Seattle in September for a masked and vaccinated event

PAX West will return again: ReedPop announced that it will once again host an in-person convention in Seattle this year. The event runs September...

Black Desert PC adds ‘private monsters zones’ in today’s patch

Private monster zones are live in Black Desert's PC version with today's patch. What the heck is a private monster zone? It's essentially a...

Riders of Icarus, which topped a million players six years ago, is going play-to-earn with NFTs

Welp, Riders of Icarus had a nice run. Readers will recall that the taming-centric MMO soft-launched almost six years ago under Nexon's banner with over...

Another group of Activision-Blizzard workers has issued demands for corporate change

In just two months, we'll be coming up on the first anniversary of the Activision-Blizzard scandal, and if you're wondering which one, well, that's...

EG7 Q1 2022 financials: EG7 has canceled Daybreak’s Marvel MMORPG

Remember earlier this month when NetEase announced that Jack Emmert was heading up a new NetEase studio called Jackalope Games, meaning that he was...

Whatever happened to the oft-delayed Corepunk? It’s suspended Russian region support

When last we checked in on Artificial Core and its upcoming MMO Corepunk, the Amsterdam- and Kyiv-based studio admitted that it was hunkered down...

‘Massively multiplayer creature-collection adventure’ Temtem formally launches September 6

If you followed MMOs back in 2018, you'll remember that Temtem was one of the big MMO Kickstarters of that year, pulling in over...

New World deep-dives its 3v3 arenas in new dev blog

Amazon dropped a new dev blog for New World players last night - that is, New World PvP players, as it's all about the...

Guild Wars 2 rolls out its first Elder Dragon legendary skin collection with today’s Sky Pirates launch

With the release of Sky Pirates in Guild Wars 2 today, endgame players who've unlocked Aurene legendaries can finally begin their quest for the...