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

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ARK Survival Evolved may be in de facto maintenance mode thanks to developer Studio Wildcard's efforts on a sequel, but that doesn't mean it's...

Swords of Legends Online carves out a pumpkin-themed hide-and-seek event for Halloween

We're coming up on Halloween, and friends, if you don't have your MMO Halloween event out yet, this is it - what are you...

Guild Wars 2’s End of Dragons challenge mode strike missions will ‘feel like proper raid bosses’

If strike missions in Guild Wars 2 are your jam, you're going to want to take a peek at the dev blog ArenaNet's Encounters...

Everything people are grumpy about in New World, one month in

A timely email from a reader this morning reminded me to poke my head into the New World subreddit to see what's on fire...

Elyon’s weekly patch adds closed beta rewards, Halloween deco and furniture

Elyon is just a week out of the gate and still trucking along, as evidenced by today's patch. Kakao has fixed mana awakening nodes,...

Lost Ark plots a course for beta, lays out its monetization and currency plans

Amazon-published Korean MMORPG Lost Ark published two documents for prospective players this week, addressing both how the upcoming closed beta will play out as...

Blizzard has now fully canceled BlizzConline, originally slated for early 2022

Well, today's Blizzard news isn't going to surprise anyone: The company has canceled its upcoming BlizzConline event. The online event was originally set for early...

One month away from its sunset, Pathfinder Online is still adding new content

Back in July, we wrote about the impending closure of Pathfinder Online, and now, that closure is almost upon us. At the time, Paizo...

Elder Scrolls Online previews the armory system coming in Update 32

We're just a week away from Elder Scrolls Online's Deadlands drop on PC, but it's always worth remembering that the DLC isn't the only...

Ex-WoW devs form Notorious Studios to build MMO-adjacent multiplayer RPG

Even before the recent scandal, Blizzard has seen one hell of an exodus of top-tier talent over the last few years. ("Our mentors are...

Guild Wars 2’s third End of Dragons elite spec beta begins today

Happy beta day, my lovely Guild Wars 2 people. Yep, the third End of Dragons beta is officially going live today. (Expect it around...

The Daily Grind: Do you keep track of your MMO gaming time, and if so, how?

A while back, we did a Daily Grind on which MMORPGs we played most excessively, and one thing that I pointed out was that...

Fallen Earth Classic is definitely happening, soon, and it’ll be free-to-play to boot

Last week, we noted that Little Orbit CEO Matt Scott had teased the possibility of a Fallen Earth Classic. As of today, it's more...

MMO Week in Review: Elyon arrives, WoW 9.1.5 is scheduled

Elyon finally rolled out to western players this week, and while it didn't melt the internet, it made a reasonably good splash, particularly since New...

The Daily Grind: What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever bought in an MMO?

There are two types of MMORPG players: the type who spends game currency like there's no tomorrow because it's a video game and why...

Make My MMO: Book of Travels’ early access, Fractured Veil’s Kickstarter victory

Kickstarted "Tiny MMO" Book of Travels landed in early access this month to the confused delight of cozy-game players everywhere. MOP's own Justin called...

Betawatch: Elyon leaves beta for launch

Elyon slipped the surly tides of beta this week by leaping into a rather subdued launch, but a respectable one: Ahead of the weekend,...

Overwatch’s McCree becomes Cole Cassidy on October 26

We've known since August that Overwatch hero McCree was due for a rename, thanks to the fact that the eponymous Jesse McCree was one...

Path of Exile’s Scourge expansion is officially launching this afternoon

If we're being honest, Path of Exile's last expansion, Expedition, did not go well: It was widely perceived as a killjoy expansion and saw...

Mythic Quest, the TV series about an MMO studio, is greenlit for another two seasons

One of the few bright spots of 2020 was the announcement of Apple TV+ show Mythic Quest, the Rob McElhenney-run comedy about a game...