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

Gigantic developer Motiga lays off 16, delays launch into 2016 [Updated]

Gigantic developer Motiga has apparently suffered a round of layoffs today. Former Community Manager Allie Murdock tweeted the news: https://twitter.com/MO_Huggles/status/672889333351776256 https://twitter.com/MO_Huggles/status/672888876822753280 We've reached out to Motiga and...
Just assume one of these people is Susan. I do not like Susan.

These are the stealthers who will gank you in Camelot Unchained

During this afternoon's studio livestream, City State Entertainment revealed the three classes that will be stunlocking and PKing you from stealth mode...

Snag a black owlbear mount code in our Neverwinter: Underdark giveaway [All gone!]

Neverwinter's Underdark update launched just a few weeks ago on PC, and to celebrate, Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have granted...

Massively OP’s holiday gift guide for the MMO hipster

I say this with nothing but love in my heart: Some of you guys are serious MMO hipsters. Heck, some of you guys were...

Grab a Warframe: The Second Dream booster key from Digital Extremes and Massively OP

Warframe's The Second Dream update has launched, complete with a new cinematic quest, new PvP map, new endgame-oriented sortie missions, and a new...

The Daily Grind: How can MMORPGs capitalize on the success of single-player sandboxes?

Yesterday, Wired published an intriguing editorial that argued "open worlds are changing how we play videogames." Author Jake Muncy is talking about...

EVE Online player counted among the victims of mass shooting

The mass-shooting in San Bernadino, California, on Wednesday apparently claimed the life of a popular EVE Online player. According to friends on Twitter, 

Massively Overthinking: Counting the hits and misses of our 2015 predictions

Every year, we lodge our predictions for the next. Funny, strange, and deadly serious, these predictions are a glance back on the naïvetés of 2014 and...

516 characters died during Worlds Adrift’s first alpha test

Back in November, Worlds Adrift ran its first alpha playtest with just 153 participants, and today's it's released a video-infographic summarizing the more...

Hardcore PvP MMO Sphere 3 arrives today

You know what this genre needs more of? Hardcore PvP MMOs! Just kidding. But how about a really pretty 3-D hardcore PvP MMO with "political...
Here's a non-surprise.

Alleged copyright infringer accuses Blizzard of copyright infringement

Blizzard is amping up its assault on gold-selling-and-bot-distributing company Bossland GmbH. The World of Warcraft maker was defeated by the German...
No one weekend should have all that power.

The Daily Grind: What makes a really great MMO community manager?

When Funcom hired new community managers a few weeks ago, some readers questioned why we'd cover it. Big whoop, community managers are glorified...

Grab a Wild Terra early access key from MOP and Juvty Worlds [All gone now!]

If you missed out on our giveaway for survival sandbox Wild Terra back in September, then today marks a second chance. Juvty...
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MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2 is a study in contradictions (November 29, 2015)

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in...

The Daily Grind: So what’s SWTOR’s big announcement?

Wednesday, BioWare hinted that something is brewing in Star Wars: The Old Republic. http://twitter.com/SWTOR/status/669561993339265024 BioWare was asking for feedback about subscriber rewards just...

The best MMO deals of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

You could give thanks on Thanksgiving, or gorge yourself on festive food alongside your bickering family members, but we say there's nothing like shopping from the comfort...

Cabal 2’s challenge mode is live today

Forget gratitude; Cabal 2 wants you to spend Thanksgiving fighting each other in its new Challenge Mode. You won't even have to mention...

Interview: Pantheon devs on funding, Unity, and the launch window

Brad McQuaid's Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is an MMO that's suffered more than its fair share of drama and setbacks, but even detractors...

The Repopulation: ‘The risk of downtime is very real’

Throughout November, we've been covering The Repopulation's troubles with Idea Fabrik, the company that runs Hero Engine, on which The Repopulation was...

The Daily Grind: What are the basic rules of conduct for an MMO community?

If there's one thing I've learned from 18 years of playing MMOs, it's that games train us to abide by some pretty weird codes...

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