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
Weill, that's... more of a pier, really.

Path of Exile previews the upcoming ExileCon event in New Zealand

Fancy a trip to New Zealand this fall? Path of Exile's real-world ExileCon is happening in Auckland this year, and let me tell...
A whole new wait, no, not doing this song, never mind.

The Daily Grind: How should MMOs handle flying mounts in future content?

A couple of weeks ago on the Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I derailed into a discussion about flight in MMOs and how...
If this went away, I would be pissed.

Secret World Legends and Trove offer compensation to players for recent bungles

For those of us who weathered the early days of MMOs when downtime and rollbacks were a daily occurrence, the idea of compensation might...
Sir.

Elder Scrolls Online is offering free sub access and perks for everyone until Tuesday

Moonsugar? No... no moonsugar here. Just some Elder Scrolls Online. Yep, if you've ever wanted to know what the paying customers in ESO get...

Grab a Conqueror’s Blade Crested Great Helm key from My.com and MOP

My.com's MMO Conqueror's Blade has been busy indeed since its soft launch this summer. It's billed as a "medieval free-to-play tactical MMO" with...

Blizzard reveals server names, rulesets, and name reservation plan for WoW Classic

Who doesn't remember the thrill of sitting around way back in 2004, conferring with guildies and allies to figure out which World of...
Oh noes.

Star Trek Online players play with numbers to crack lockbox drop rates

While plenty of online games with lockboxes already have transparent lockboxes and far more are due to get them over the next year thanks...

Black Desert just hit open beta for PlayStation 4 – check out the new trailer

PlayStation 4 gamers are in for a treat today as one of the top MMORPGs on the planet rolls into open beta on...

Massively Overthinking: Morality and compelling choices in MMOs

The most recent episode of The Psychology of Video Games podcast touches on a subject we don't tackle very much: moral choices. It's...

Activision-Blizzard Q2 2019 revenues dip again, WoW subs rise, expanded teams en route for Blizz

Remember in February when Activision-Blizzard posted record high financials but followed it up with a devastating round of layoffs? And then remember when...

Studio Wildcard announces Genesis DLC and season pass for ARK Survival Evolved

The Sony leaks earlier today have now been proven true: ARK Survival Evolved is getting new DLC called Genesis, bundled up in...

Q2 2019 financials: Nexon revenues dip as Netease sees international growth

Nexon's business has been under close scrutiny this year as its owners attempted a sale and then reorganized instead, prompting layoffs earlier this...

One Hour One Life’s latest patches craft the sandbox on a ‘grander scale’

Remember indie sandbox MMO One Hour One Life? We covered it last year when it finally popped up on Steam. As pitched,...

EverQuest II is launching a new fabled zone in August’s GU111

EverQuest II would surely like you to stop fretting about the future of the franchise and focus on the immediate future of...

City of Heroes’ Homecoming rogue servers have joined the Titan Network/NCsoft negotiations

Exactly one month ago, tangent to our interview with the Homecoming server team that's part now-flourishing City of Heroes rogue server community,...

MMO Business Roundup: Riot’s diversity ‘progress’, NetEase’s esports arena, DayZ down under, and Twitch threats

Welcome back to another roundup of what's going on in the business of making online games! Let's start with the most controversial of the...

The ESA’s 2019 E3 journalist database breach wasn’t at all a one-time thing

Last weekend, we learned that the Electronic Software Association, the US's biggest video game lobby backed by some of the biggest companies in...

The ESA says a crapton of game companies are finally embracing lockbox transparency

Under pressure from no less than the US Senate, the FTC held the first of its planned video game monetization workshops today, and...
Move it move it.

Black Desert: PC’s fishing event and Archer tweaks, Xbox One’s Kamasylvia, and PS4’s beta events

With Black Desert's current rapid pace of development - and sprawling console reach - we'll forgive this week's PC patch for being...

EVE Online’s NetEase-backed mobile edition EVE Echoes hits alpha later this month

EVE Online is taking another step closer to mobile with EVE Echoes: Infinite Galaxy Mobile (yes, we know that's confusing!), which CCP...

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