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

Survivalbox Nightingale pivots on co-op design, promises offline mode ‘as soon as feasible’

Just three days into its early access release, Tencent's Nightingale is already backtracking on its always-online plans: Inflexion has announced that it's working on...

Did you like all that free No Man’s Sky? Have some more: It’s F2P again this weekend

It's wild to me that not everyone owns No Man's Sky already, given how cheap it gets on Steam sale and how much content...

Daybreak announces Fippyfest 2024, an in-person and digital event celebrating EverQuest

Not two days ago, we covered the news that Daybreak is planning to host both an EverQuest-centric development panel and a player meet-and-greet at...

City of Heroes fans celebrate new players with a Halloween haunted house and giveaways

If you've been enjoying our articles on City of Heroes' sprawling base-building systems, then you're in for a treat... or possibly a trick... thanks...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO could use a rebrand?

Indulge me, MMO fans, for just a minute for a makeup analogy. If you follow makeup trends, you know that for the last year...

Massively Overthinking: Are MMOs suffering from shrinkflation?

So last week we bought some Girl Scout cookies from a neighbor kid, and I was surprised to find out they were only $5...

Netmarble’s Paragon spinoff Paragon: The Overprime is slated for sunset on April 22

We're sorry to report today that another one of the Paragon revivals is slated for execution. A little backstory is in order here: Paragon...

Titan Forge’s EVE War for New Eden board game closed out a successful Kickstarter with $682K

The EVE Online-themed board game has finished out its Kickstarter this week, pulling in roughly $682,000 US from backers - not that there was...

Sea of Thieves – and season 12 – launches on the PlayStation5 on April 30

A week ago during Microsoft's Xbox podcast, we learned that multiple Xbox titles would be un-exclusived and set loose on the PS5 and/or Nintendo...

Ultima Online plans a New Legacy beta by summer ahead of the launch this fall

So, where is the long-delayed Ultima Online New Legacy? We actually have something of an answer for you this time: Broadsword says it's aiming...

Fractured Online’s Endgame Changer patch was delayed over tech problems but should be live today

Yesterday's Fractured Online patch release did not exactly go to plan. Dynamight Studios aimed to roll out the Endgamer Changer yesterday morning; the update marked...

Daybreak is hosting an EverQuest panel and player meet-and-greet at PAX East 2024

One step back, two steps forward for Daybreak: While the company is currently struggling with layoffs, delayed products, and the abrupt and poorly communicated...

Kickstarted OARPG Last Epoch officially launches as players overwhelm its servers

Can we properly claim Last Epoch as a "win" for our crowdfund-centric Make My MMO column? Well, we're doing it anyway, as the OARPG...

Cozy multiplayer sandbox Palia heads to Steam early access on March 25

If you've been watching Palia's journey through F2P open beta early access and wished you could just play the game through Steam instead of...

Survival sandbox MMO Myth of Empires launches its 1.0 build on Steam today

Myth of Empires is flinging open its doors today - right now, in fact - as the sandbox survival MMO launches on Steam at...

Fractured Online’s Endgame Changer patch goes live today with new mounts and more

Today is the big day for Dynamight Studio's Fractured Online, as the game gets its first major patch post-early access. Its second early access....

Temtem studio reveals another new co-op multiplayer spinoff: Temtem Swarm

Kickstarted critter-collection MMO Temtem is having yet another go at a spin-off title, this one a "bullet-heaven" co-op title called Temtem Swarm. Readers will recall...

New World’s latest video teases the final leg of the MMO’s main story quest revamp

New World's latest Forged in Aeternum video is laser-focused on - you guessed it - Season of the Guardian, specifically one of the major...

Tencent’s Victorian gaslamp survivalbox Nightingale finally hits early access today

Noon-o-clock Eastern time today: That's when survivalbox Nightingale finally arrives to early access, and $29.99 will get you a copy and the download rush...

Guild Wars 2 Secrets of the Obscure: The Realm of Dreams episode launches February 27

The third quarterly chunk of Guild Wars 2's Secrets of the Obscure finally has a name and a date: It's called The Realm of...