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

The Daily Grind: Do you care whether MMORPGs have seasons and diurnal cycles?

In a recent One Shots, MOP's Justin asked readers to offer up their screenshots of MMOs with diurnal cycles - that is, games...

Massively Overthinking: The worst MMO cash shop trickery

Last week, games psychologist Jamie Madigan tweeted an underrated comment about how psychological tricks used in restaurant menu design are also found in...

MMO Star Conflict is celebrating 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing with a Moon Race event

This right here is why we need more sci-fi MMORPGs: We're coming up on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing next...

MapleStory 2’s Guilded Glory update launches next week with competitive dance-offs

It's been only three weeks since MapleStory 2's Awakening launched, but Nexon is already looking forward to the game's next big thing. In...

Astellia previews plans for next week’s closed beta, preloading begins tomorrow

With Astellia's first western closed beta coming up on us next week - on Tuesday, in fact - Barunson has posted...

MMOARG Harry Potter Wizards Unite has officially launched – a day early

"A wizard is never late. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to." -Obi-Wan Kenobi, probably. Now that we've ticked off all...

MMORPG Atlas is testing a single-player mode this summer

Is it weird for an MMO like Atlas that once touted its planned 40K-person servers to now be producing a single-player version? Maybe,...
Kick it down the road.

EA absurdly argues video game lootboxes are ‘surprise mechanics’

Did you think EA had maybe learned its lesson from the whole Star Wars Battlefront lockbox meltdown back in 2017, when the uproar over...

Ultima Online has completely overhauled treasure hunting in this week’s Forgotten Treasures update

2019 has been the year to be a fan of pirates and boats and sea-faring escapades in Ultima Online, as Broadsword's been rolling...

Black Desert’s new Shai class launches June 26 – but you can roll one today

If you're already hoping to roll up an adorable Shai character in Black Desert this summer, there are two things you need...

MMOARG Harry Potter Wizards Unite is launching globally on Friday

Well, that was sudden: After just two months in beta in Oceania, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will roll out globally this Friday, June...

Elder Scrolls Online deep-dives the guild accessibility tools added in update 22

Whenever a big campaign for Elder Scrolls Online launches - and we've seen three come and go now! - the campaign itself always...

Albion Online’s Percival update drops July 10 with new solo random dungeons

With last week's update in the rear-view mirror, Albion Online is pushing onward to its next big thing, Percival. Sandbox Interactive announced today...

Funcom is throwing anniversary bashes for Anarchy Online and Secret World Legends

Funcom is gearing up for anniversary festivities in two of its MMOs. First up: Anarchy Online is turning 18. Feel old yet? "Beginning June...

Guild Wars 2 resurrects Dragon Bash events from June 25 to July 16

Surprise! Dragon Bash is returning to Guild Wars 2 next week. Even our columnists were stunned at this announcement, as the event

World of Warcraft’s Rise of Azshara is finally launching on June 25

Move over, WoW Classic - it's live World of Warcraft's time to shine, or it will be next week, that is, when the...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends rogue server brings back Empire Day and Remembrance Day events

Fourth of July celebrations in MMOs are always a curious event in games with broad global reach, which is possibly why so many skip...

Star Citizen’s alpha 3.6.0 has reached the Evocati, though the law system isn’t done cooking yet

Star Citizen fans, rev up your space engines for another round of testing: The game's initial alpha 3.6.0 build has rolled out...

The Daily Grind: What does Destiny 2 still need before you’ll call it an MMO?

With Destiny 2 back in the news thanks to its free-to-play relaunch, Stadia platforming, and new expansion, online gamers have once again...

Gloria Victis recaps siege weaponry, PvP ranking, events, and guild heraldry

Gloria Victis has been pumping out new content like mad the last few months. As we noted in our check-in last week,...

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