Bree Royce

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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

PlanetSide 2 boss Andy Sites announces his departure and Rogue Planet successors

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Here's a huge Friday bummer for PlanetSide 2 fans: You're losing your much-loved lead dev. Executive Producer and Head of Rogue Planet Games Andy...

Animal Crossing New Horizons teams up with Colourpop for makeup collab

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File this one under first bizarre crossover of the year so far: Nintendo is releasing Animal Crossing: New Horizons branded makeup through

ArcheAge’s Oskmir ArchePass, Aura Kingdom update, and Gamigo’s charity extension

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Gamigo's having a busy January across multiple games and initiatives. To wit: ArcheAge Unchained has released server transfers and its latest ArchePass...

Path of Exile’s Echoes of the Atlas expansion launches this afternoon

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It's been a bit of a whirlwind of a patch for Path of Exile, or at least it feels that way for players,...

Carpet-bombing Elite Dangerous’ Odyssey settlements is probably a bad idea

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With Elite Dangerous' Odyssey expansion delayed a smidge for PC and into fall for console, players have nothin' but time, so you may...

Interview: Neverwinter devs on Sharandar’s cadence, systems overhauls, and future new class

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Last week, Perfect World Entertainment announced Neverwinter's Sharandar expansion, a three-part update that kicks off with The Iron Tooth patch February 9th....

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio had the best communication in 2020?

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As I'm sitting down to write this annual Daily Grind, I find myself wishing I could flip it around and talk about the MMO...

Massively Overthinking: What MMO were you hoping to hear much more about this past year?

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So 2020 wasn't exactly the year a lot of us probably thought it was going to be in early January. Every bit of our...

MMO Business Roundup: ESA’s PAC, mail criming, Steam by the numbers, and Blizzard charity

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO- and MMO-adjacent industry news in our first MMO Business Roundup of 2021! The ESA: The Entertainment...

Leaderboard: What’s more important in an MMO – character visuals or world visuals?

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When I first got to Massively-that-was, well over 10 years ago now, one of my tasks became front-page editing, meaning I had to keep...

Shadow Arena has replaced its 40-person battle royale mode with a 3v3 arena

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Earlier this month, our own PvP columnist Sam Kash delivered a Fight or Kite column on Shadow Arena, the battle royale standalone...

The Repopulation’s latest alpha patch touches on inventory and optimization

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It seems strange now, but five or six years ago, The Repopulation was a much-wanted Kickstarted MMORPG, with visual and design roots in...

Cyberpunk 2077 bosses: ‘Don’t fault any of our teams for what happened’

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Facing what could turn out to be multiple lawsuits over the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077 and the ensuing financial fallout, CD...

Grim Dawn teases Shattered Realm additions as Crate announces new strategy game

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Grim Dawn had a pretty good year in 2020, in spite of the ubiquitous challenges facing the world. According to a dev...

Grab a Conqueror’s Blade Empyrean armor bundle key from My.Games and MOP

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It's a whole new year in hybrid MMO Conqueror's Blade right now, with ranked battles and season VI upon us, and...

Elder Scrolls Online delays Gates of Oblivion reveal event to avoid inauguration day pandemonium

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One of the big events MMO players were surely looking forward to this month was The Elder Scrolls Online's planned reveal of Gates...

Elite Dangerous has delayed Odyssey’s PC launch to late spring, console launch to fall

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When Frontier Developments opened preorders for Elite Dangerous' Odyssey expansion last month, most gamers presumed the launch was just around the corner....

Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2021?

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Yep, it's that time of year again: We've been doing this recap for the last several years, although this one is going to be...

Lord of the Rings Online’s new expansion bundle smashes its huge barrier to entry

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Lord of the Rings Online had one heck of a 2020, in all the ways you're thinking: It stole players' hearts by giving...

Guild Wars 2’s ‘Power’ chapter lands January 19 – here’s the new trailer!

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Prepare to feel the Power, Guild Wars 2 players: The next chunk of the Icebrood Saga is dropping next week. And yes, it's...

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