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

Lost Ark posts pre-download timing, with 21 servers planned for head-start

Are you ready for Lost Ark's launch? If not, you're about to be, as last night Amazon and Smilegate posted a launch schedule for...

Sea of Thieves plans new content seasons for 2022 but sunsets arena mode

Sea of Thieves went a bit Mary Celeste over the holidays, but this week, Rare has resurfaced with an outline of content through the...

SoulWorker’s original developer threatens play-to-earn copycat MMO with legal action

Not quite a year ago, Gameforge sunsetted the western version of SoulWorker, and the game reverted back to the game's original Korean developer, Lion...

35 states and the US Justice Department back Epic’s appeal in Epic v. Apple lawsuit

We knew the Epic v. Apple lawsuit wasn't entirely over in spite of the ruling, as both parties planned to appeal, but this latest...

The Daily Grind: What the best character title in an MMO?

The other day I was wandering around Bree-town in Lord of the Rings Online when I saw an Elf race by with a ridiculously...

Massively Overthinking: Are you an MMO skeptic or true believer?

A while back, a reader (hi Ken!) posted an infographic into a Star Citizen thread I'd forgotten all about, but it wasn't even the...

Albion Online posts sweeping combat balance changes in latest patch

The latest Albion Online update is a hodge-podge of tweaks and enhancements to the Lands Awakened build, including what Sandbox Interactive is calling "extensive...
We hunted ourselves.

You can still sign up for Fractured Online’s early February alpha test

Gamigo and Dynamight Studios are gearing up for Fractured's first alpha weekend since Gamigo took over publishing for the Kickstarted sandbox. "On Feb 4, 2022...

Lost Ark talks name reservations, endgame challenge, and the new level cap ahead of launch

We're just two weeks away from Lost Ark's big western debut now, and Smilegate and Amazon are tuning up the engines to prepare players...

Elder Scrolls Online will reveal its next chapter today, though it already kinda leaked

The Elder Scrolls Online will reveal the details of its year-long storyline and its anchor chapter today as planned at 3 p.m. EDT on...

New World’s January patch was accompanied by fresh bugs and worries over population

It's become a bit of a pattern for New World: Amazon looses a patch, and something almost immediately goes wrong. So it was for...
We'll just leave this here, then.

Global Agenda is back from the dead at least temporarily, Hi-Rez confirms

Global Agenda has long been a lament in the sliver of the MMO community that loved it. It was a Hi-Rez Studios free-to-play MMO...

Blizzard is hiring for a new unnamed survival game set in an ‘all-new universe’

We've long known that Blizzard is working on several new unannounced games, but today, the company has confirmed that one of them is a...
Paws for impact.

MMO Business Roundup: Unionbusting, Kakao, sportswashing, DDOS attacks, plagiarism, and PUBG

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO- and MMO-adjacent industry news. I'm sorry. Raven Software: The internal Activision studio that saw first a strike and...

Ship of Heroes bumps beta to spring, reveals City of Heroes- and SWTOR-inspired base building system

Well, you probably noticed that our indie MMO of 2021, Ship of Heroes, did not make it to its December beta as planned, seeing...

Electronic Arts announces multiple Star Wars games, including a new shooter

EA and Respawn aren't letting that ol' Star Wars license go to waste: The companies just announced that their partnership with Lucasfilm Games will...

Full-loot PvP MMORPG sandbox Mortal Online 2 officially launches today

Mortal Online 2 is officially live today, as StarVault pulls it from its early access to launch. Readers will recall that the game was...

New World’s mutator dungeons are live in today’s January patch

New World's January update is finally upon us - and yes, this is the one headlined by mutator dungeons, which essentially insert gearscore-dependent, randomized,...

The Daily Grind: Does Guild Wars 2 need a classic or progression server?

A few weeks back, we had MOP's Colin on the MOP Podcast, and naturally we took the opportunity to talk about Guild Wars 2....

World Seed’s Kickstarter didn’t fund, but development marches on

Back in December, we wrote about World Seed, a cross-platform MMO with a tabletop theme created by a solo Swedish designer at Ape Egg...