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, Lord of the Rings Online, Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2, Ultima Online
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In the midst of studio upheaval, Wayfinder is planning a patch and Q&A this week

Last week, we got the upsetting news that Tencent-owned Digital Extremes was in the middle of what turned out to be its second round...

Project Gorgon, buffered by player donations, has been spared from maintenance mode – for now

The fate of quirky indie MMORPG Project Gorgon has hung in the balance over the last few days following the news that the soft-launched...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Astral Ascent, Stalcraft, High Energy Heroes

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent multiplayer titles you've (probably) never heard of! Astral Ascent - The team at France-based Hibernian...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Update 40 and Endless Archive content are live on console today

Console Elder Scrolls Online players, your last major update of 2023 has officially arrived today as Update 40 goes live, two weeks after the...

Perfect World’s Perfect New World has launched its ‘equilibrious’ beta test today

In case you're not already overloaded with betas right about now, here comes one more in the form of Perfect New World. No, it's...

Funcom is plotting a Dune Awakening early closed beta test – here’s how to sign up

With Funcom dropping more dev blogs about its Dune Awakening MMO, you had to figure that it was building to something, and in fact,...

Kickstarted MMORPG Pantheon cancels 247 extraction mode: ‘We have damaged your trust’

Pantheon Rise of the Fallen's brief community nightmare is over: Visionary Realms announced this morning that it's putting the brakes on development of the...

EVE Online’s Havoc expansion is live, making players’ space pirate dreams a reality

As promised, EVE Online players are coasting into the sandbox's Havoc expansion today, which offers the life of a pirate to fans of the...

The Daily Grind: What’s clogging up your main MMO character’s bank right now?

Lord of the Rings Online seems deliberately designed to make even people who enjoy organizing inventories (me) a wee bit crazy about it. I...

Amazon Games is hit with another round of layoffs, but the MMORPGs are not affected

Amazon Games is queueing up its second layoff of the year: According to Aftermath, the company has laid off another 180 games workers, adding...

The Daily Grind: What’s the coziest MMO that isn’t technically a cozy MMO?

We have the Lord of the Rings Online general chat to thank for inspiring this Daily Grind, as I recently saw one player make...

MMO Week in Review: How to help Project Gorgon and its devs

This week in MMO land, we covered distressing news: Eric Heimburg and Sandra Powers, the husband-and-wife duo behind beloved indie MMO Project Gorgon, admitted...

Order of the Elements is a new old-school MMO hoping to launch on Steam in 2025

Howasabout another upcoming MMO to watch on Steam? Order of the Elements is stepping up to be just that MMO. Developer TigerRoll has the...
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MMO Business Roundup: Gaming addiction, GTA6, Ubisoft layoffs, Epic v. Google, and more

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. There's been a lot this week, so we'll keep 'em brief! Addiction: A woman...

Pax Dei announces ‘Home Valley’ alpha for next week, focusing on player housing

During its stream this afternoon, Mainframe Industries announced that it's kicking off the "first large-scale" alpha for sandbox MMORPG Pax Dei. It's set to...

Guild Wars 2’s staff Warrior opens a new avenue for frontline support

In case it isn't obvious by now, ArenaNet is clearly planning to drop a new video and dev blog for every single new weapon/class...

Ship of Heroes revamps targeting brackets and tab-targeting ahead of next test

Heroic Games is continuing to forge ahead with its development of Ship of Heroes following the game's most recent demo test at SteamFest. Its...

Raph Koster has been warning about the death of games innovation longer than most MMOs have been alive

Veteran MMO developer Raph Koster is no stranger to talking about money in gaming. Our own readers will recall that all the way back...

The Daily Grind: Do you typically leave MMOs when your guild does?

A few weeks back, an MOP follower on Mastodon noted that she was happy about changes made to New World and that she'd consider...

Massively Overthinking: Did BlizzCon do what it needed to do?

Given the last couple of years, which have been inarguably rocky for both the company and its games, Blizzard needed a big win at...