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

WAPO calls out gaming industry for lack of support for reproductive health as workers strike

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The Washington Post has a new article out this week ripping into the gaming industry for its "silence" on the likely overturn of Roe...

Ubisoft 2022 financials: Skull & Bones will finally set sail by early next year

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It's not every quarter that Ubisoft's financials merit a post or even a mention, but the company has been a low-key mess for the...

MMO Business Roundup: China’s gaming crackdown, NetEase Connect, Wild Rift plagiarism, and Valve’s anti-trust lawsuit

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business and industry news. China: The Chinese government is continuing to widen its long-running crackdown on...

Guild Wars 2 tweaks the Soo-Won fight again and nerfs multiple classes in PvP

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Guild Wars 2's patch this week turned out to have a lot more packed into the notes than you might've thought. In addition to...

New Black Desert interview touches on snowboarding, storylines, and future content

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Wccftech.com has a new interview up with Pearl Abyss Head of Gaming Design Division Jesse Joo focused on Black Desert's Eternal Winter update with...

Open-source MMORPG sandbox Ryzom has lowered its subscription price – again

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This spring, at least two major MMORPGs, RuneScape and EVE Online, made the bold move to increase their subscription rates as their playerbases grumbled....

Star Trek Online’s Stormfall brings two new featured episodes to PC players today

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As promised, Star Trek Online's Stormfall is blanketing MMO players today as the latest Mirror Universe release drops on PC. The update features a...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite healing style in an MMO?

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If I could only pick one healing style forever in an MMO, it's anything that hooks me up with a Grid-like healing tool. That...

Mortal Online 2 adds bounty hunting system, adds three-strike rule for bans

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If you're planning on misbehaving in Mortal Online 2, you should probably be aware that the rules that govern how StarVault deals with you...
This is not that story.

The Daily Grind: Why did you leave the last MMO guild you left?

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Earlier this spring, Justin penned a Global Chat quoting a blogger who discussed the dissolution of an MMO guild. I don't think the working...

MMO Week in Review: Spreadsheets in space in spreadsheets

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EVE Fanfest announced one hell of a meme-made-real for fans this weekend with the revelation that it's teaming up with Microsoft for Excel integrations...

Warframe’s TennoCon returns as an all-digital event on July 16

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Warframe fans, block off July 16th in your calendars: That's the day Digital Extremes is setting aside for the return of TennoCon. The studio...

Elteria Adventures continues development in spite of half the team ‘hiding in bombshelters’ in Ukraine

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It's been almost a year since we poked our noses into multiplayer voxelbox Elteria Adventures, which readers will recall evoked Landmark with its release...

MMO Business Roundup: ArenaNet’s pro-choice stance, Blizzard’s new VP, and Nexon’s new CEO

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Human rights - ArenaNet and NCsoft have lent their voices - or at...

Gravity is apparently cracking down on Ragnarok’s rogue server community

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The Ragnarok Online rogue server community is in uproar this week as Ragnarok's Korean developer and publisher, Gravity Co., has filed at least one...
Plue Brotocol.

The Daily Grind: Do you still try to make new friends in MMOs?

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Today's Daily Grind was inspired by a Reddit thread from a user who said he was experiencing a bout of loneliness in MMOs, essentially...

Massively Overthinking: The minimum requirements for MMO player housing

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We've got housing on the brain lately, thanks to Ship of Heroes' housing beta, Final Fantasy XIV's botched housing lottos, Warframe's new housing, and...

Whatever happened to sandbox Bitcraft? It’s rewriting MMORPG progression

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MOP readers will recall Bitcraft emerged only last autumn as a procedurally generated sandbox MMORPG from Clockwork Labs with the financial backing of a...

Ship of Heroes’ player housing beta begins today

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As promised, City of Heroes-inspired indie MMORPG Ship of Heroes is throwing open its superhero doors for a fresh round of open beta beginning...

Black Desert’s new silver and extraction rebalance raises fresh whaling complaints

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We've got a bit of an eyebrow-raiser for you from Black Desert this morning: Pearl Abyss is making a precision strike on the economy...

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