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
Venting prevents ex-plo-si-on.

The Daily Grind: What’s the single best way an MMO can keep a newbie playing?

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A while back, MOP's own Ben tweeted that during his recent foray into EVE Online, a gamemaster messaged him out of the blue. The...

Guild Wars 2 reveals fourth End of Dragons voice actor as cheeky Inventory Manager gets an update

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My favorite April Fools' Day trick this year wasn't a trick at all: It was a game published by Guild Wars 2 superfan @that_shaman...

Ship of Heroes is hitting beta on August 7 – signups open July 31

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If you're still bummed about the fact that indie superhero MMORPG Ship of Heroes had to delay its launch from 2021 to 2022, take...

The Daily Grind: What do you do when you have gobs of money in an MMO and nothing to spend it on?

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The other day, I was tooling around Star Wars Galaxies on the Legends server and feeling a bit despondent, not because I had too...

MMO Week in Review: Elyria, Camelot, and Crowfall shenanigans

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'Twas the battle of the crowdfunded MMOs this week, and not really the good kind, as it all comes down to transparency one way...

Realm of the Mad God’s biggest patch of the year lands August 17

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It's been a while since we poked our head into Realm of the Mad God - the top of the year, in fact. Back...
Oof.

Discord scoops up harassment-detection AI startup Sentropy

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Happy Thursday: Here's your weekly argument over toxicity, moderation, and AI, courtesy of Discord, which has apparently purchased a company you've probably heard of...

Conan Chop Chop studio finally acknowledges and apologizes for latest delay

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Just a few weeks ago, we pointed out that Conan Chop Chop, a Mighty Kingdom game being published by Funcom, was long overdue. The roguelike...

Elder Scrolls Online kicks off Pan-Elsweyr Celebration next week

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What's the Pan-Elsweyr Celebration? Well, it's ZeniMax's way of smooshing players into the Elsweyr zones in The Elder Scrolls Online, and it's your way...

Camelot Unchained boss rebuts theory that its studio finances are in disarray

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Dedicated readers of MassivelyOP already know that Camelot Unchained has become an MMO saddled with controversy over the last couple of years. Originally Kickstarted...
Eat it, eat it, put it in your mouth and eat it.

Massively Overthinking: The curious cycle of MMO refunds, tutorials, and reviews

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MOP reader Steve recently posed us an intriguing question about the state of tutorials in MMOs and other games - and how those tutorials'...

Path of Exile is about to unveil its long-teased 3.15 expansion

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It's showtime for Path of Exile: Grinding Gear Games is finally taking the wraps of its next expansion. Not a whole lot is public...

Elyon opens preorders and CBT2 signups on July 26, confirms ‘early fall’ western launch

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MMO players already knew that Kakao was plotting a second round of beta for Elyon in August. We knew this because the studio has...

Valve announces portable PC gaming device called Steam Deck

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If you've ever wanted a device that smooshes your PC games with something cute and portable like a Switch, welp, Valve has your toy....

Guild Wars 2 gives a full technical accounting of last year’s server rollbacks

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Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet has been the subject of many side-eyes over the last few years, amassing a reputation as a studio with...

RIFT’s Summerfest has finally, silently begun in Europe

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If you've been wondering where RIFT's Summerfest event was this year, you're not alone. Apparently, the festival rolled out to EU servers this morning...

Chronicles of Elyria tweaks NDA, locks down Reddit over death threats, and proposes NFT land trades

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A week ago, Chronicles of Elyria backers sounded the alarm on a new NDA that Soulbound Studios was asking them to sign in conjunction...

The Daily Grind: Should MMO PvP be about skill or loot?

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Classic Guild Wars was a bit of an awakening for me. I'd grown up in MMORPGs where the PvP was often predetermined by your...

Black Desert sets Atoraxxion launch for July 21 as console counts 3M players

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I'm sorry to report that Cursed, the Netflix TV show that Black Desert collaborated with on a whole patch last year, has been canceled....

New World teases next week’s closed beta test – and no, there’s no NDA

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Just this morning we asked our readers what expectations they had for Amazon's New World, and hopefully somewhere in that thread, someone asked for...

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