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

Blizzard clarifies Diablo 2 Resurrected’s season plan as it focuses on Terror Zones

Remember when Blizzard was working by a four-month season plan for Diablo II Resurrected? I didn't, and you might not either, but Blizzard does,...

Massively Overthinking: The weirdest ways we’ve leveled in MMOs

One of my favor flavors of fluff post we do occasionally is report on folks who have accomplished fame by leveling "wrong" in MMOs,...

Fractured Online hypes next week’s land rush, previews playable tiger, bear, wolf, and deer races

We're barreling on toward Fractured Online's early access launch next week, and when it's live, it'll include a feature players haven't had in this...

Here’s how Lost Ark will compensate everyone for its unplanned downtime this week

The mess that was Lost Ark's Wednesday patch - when the servers went down in the morning and didn't return until night thanks to...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most annoying grind in an MMO?

A few weeks ago, the MOP work chat was positively hopping over an unusual subject: Guild Wars 2's mount grinds, specifically the skyscale. One...

Wil Wheaton joins Star Trek Online as Mirror Wesley in next week’s Ascension launch

Star Trek Online is well-known for scoring big-name Star Trek names as voice actors, but today's reveal on Star Trek Day might be one...
Hey. I got a ball.

World of Warcraft plops Dragonflight’s pre-patch with talent and UI overhaul on the PTR

If sitting in interminable queues for WoW Classic isn't bringing you joy, how about doing some scouting and testing for that other fall World...

Lord of the Rings Online tests new Minstrel changes, monster play on Bullroarer

Lord of the Rings Online players have a few more days to check out the upcoming patch 33.2 as the revised version is now...

Lost Ark is finally back online as Amazon announces which servers will be merged

Lost Ark players were understandably frustrated yesterday when the servers didn't return after maintenance with the patch and instead was offline thanks to a...

Blizzard begs WoW Classic players to transfer away from queues as tech can’t resolve capacity chaos

As we've been noting for the last week, the WoW Classic Wrath of the Lich King pre-patch launch hasn't gone to plan, largely thanks...

Krafton has put Thunder Tier One into maintenance mode after less than a year

You guys remember Thunder Tier One, right? It's a top-down tactical multiplayer shooter with a heavy emphasis on player modding along with single-player, co-op,...

Tower of Fantasy previews player-built ‘artificial island’ system, bans thousands of cheaters

Level Infinite and Hotta Studio aren't letting mobile-and-PC MMO Tower of Fantasy rest on its laurels: It's already gunning for the game's first big...

EVE Online announces November expansion called Uprising

Whether you're a bittervet or a starry-eyed noob, every EVE Online player's ears are going to perk up a bit today at the news...

Amazon canceled its Lord of the Rings MMO over Tencent complications, Smed’s new game is still in production

Almost exactly four years ago, we first learned about the existence of a new Lord of the Rings MMORPG, backed by Hong Kong-based Leyou...

Lost Ark preps server merges and massive quality-of-life tweaks for today’s (eventual) update

As New World is busy adding new servers, its Amazon-published sibling Lost Ark is closing them: In part of what should've been this morning's...

New World plans three new servers to manage queues, revives Instanced Wars

If you've been back in New World the last week or two, you know it's been beset by one of the best worst problems...
You got boring real fast.

Elyon, once hotly anticipated as Ascent Infinite Realm, is sunsetting in December

I wish I could say nobody saw this coming, but unfortunately, that's not the case: Kakao is closing down Elyon. "Kakao Games Europe, following lengthy...

Guild Wars 2’s S1E4, Tower of Nightmares, returns on September 13

The resurrection and renewal of Guild Wars 2's original living world season continues next week with the revival of episode four next week. It's...

The Daily Grind: Do you want another game in the EVE universe?

CCP Games, we gotta talk. You've been trying to make the EVE Online "universe" thing happen a long time. You've put out so many...

MMO Week in Review: The preamble to Wrath Classic

With figurative summer reaching its conclusion, MMOs had another big week: World of Warcraft Classic launched the pre-patch for Wrath of the Lich King,...