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

Snag a Conqueror’s Blade Siren’s Sons Attire pack key from My.Games and MOP

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With Conqueror's Blade's season nine fully upon us and running through December, now's the perfect time to take advantage of the new campaign in...

Astellia Online went ahead and sunsetted early this week – RIP

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Blink and you missed it: Astellia Online is already gone. Back in August, we covered the news that the MMO and its free-to-play and poorly...

Book of Travels issues first early access patch, discusses customization plans

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With Book of Travels out in the wilds of early access a whole week now, Might and Delight has dropped the game's first update....
These references, however, remain.

World of Warcraft players grumble over Blizzard leader’s participation in boosting culture

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If you thought the ousting of J. Allen Brack from the top of Blizzard and his replacement by a pair of Activision execs was...

Guild Wars 2 introduces the Thief’s End of Dragons elite spec, the scepter-wielding Specter

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Now here's a Guild Wars 2 elite specialization that's perfectly suited for the Halloween season: the Specter. Announced this morning, the Specter is the...

The Daily Grind: Do you actually use the ‘walk’ option in MMOs?

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Movement in New World has been a bit of a weird reverse learning curve if you're using to wide range of movement in MMOs...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster on gaming’s social design problems masquerading as technical challenges

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In case you hadn't noticed, Playable Worlds' Raph Koster is basically handing out a free 101 course in how video games work in his...

The Daily Grind: Do you play humans or non-humans in most MMOs?

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A while back, I saw a thread on Reddit about how most MMO players pick humans, and questions like this always startle me because...
Big slice.

MMO Week in Review: Everything Endwalker

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This week, MOP's own Final Fantasy XIV expert Eliot Lefebvre got his hands on Endwalker as part of the massive media tour that wallopped...

PWE has put Torchlight, Torchlight II, and Torchlight III on sale for the franchise’s 12th birthday

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It's hard for me to even look at the word Torchlight nowadays without thinking about all the lost potential of Torchlight III and Torchlight...

Embers Adrift just opened $50 preorders with access to this weekend’s alpha and beyond

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We've been tracking Stormhaven Studios' moves all year, ever since the company announced that it was rebranding Saga of Lucimia as Embers Adrift following the bizarre departure of the...

The Daily Grind: Are MMOs suffering from shrinkflation?

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I read a piece on The Guardian earlier this month about how shrinkflation is hitting some commodity-based industries. Basically, instead of raising the price...

Massively Overthinking: What’s the most painful or memorable bug you ever experienced in an MMO?

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Witnessing all the folks upset over losing gear and trades to rollbacks over and over in Diablo II Resurrected made me reflect on some...

EverQuest and more Daybreak MMOs roll out Halloween 2021

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EverQuest is having a good week: First Daybreak announced the game's next expansion, Terror of Luclin, and now it's rolled out the annual Halloween...

You need to see how pretty Albion Online will be after its biome rework

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OK, maybe "need" is a strong word there, but I for one am happy to see what Sandbox Interactive is up to with Albion...

New World’s update adjusts faction influence, but we still have no transfers

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We've made it past the two-week mark since the launch of Amazon's New World, and this week, MOP's even kicked off a new column...

Former ArenaNet boss Jeff Strain’s new gaming company is called Possibility Space

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There's a new games studio in town: Possibility Space, led by veteran game executive Jeff Strain. Strain, of course, is best known to MMORPG...

EverQuest’s 28th expansion, Terror of Luclin, is open for preorders, and it looks epic

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One of the oldest games in our genre is about to get a little bigger: EverQuest has just opened preorders for Terror of Luclin,...

Not So Massively Roundup: LoL’s chat test, Overwatch Halloween, and Fortnite acknowledges Among Us

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Our not-particularly-massively-multiplayer news has started to pile up, which means it's time for a quick run-down of games in the MMORPG genre's orbit. We've...

MMO Business Roundup: China’s crackdown, the COVID bubble, MY.GAMES hires, and the Shatterline leak

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Welcome back to another super fun roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Remember how regulators in China have cracked down on youth gaming in...

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