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

Blade & Soul plans new servers to combat queues

The good news is that Blade & Soul is turning out to be pretty popular here in the west. The bad news is...
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Age of Conan has a new game director with plans for 2016

Funcom's Romain "Tilty" Amiel, well known to MMORPG gamers as the lead designer on The Secret World, has taken over...
In my grasp.

How ‘Gamer Motivation Model’ researchers slot MOBAs on the strategy map

This winter, we've been chronicling the escapades of Nick Yee-founded game analytics consulting firm Quantic Foundry, which published what it's calling the Gamer Motivation Model....
LotRO

Lord of the Rings Online’s latest patch expands Minas Tirith questing

Lord of the Rings Online is releasing a medium-weight patch today tailored to Minas Tirith gameplay. Of note, there are new quests scattered...

Smed’s OARPG Hero’s Song adds $15 Kickstarter pledge tier

Were you a little puzzled by the fact that the Kickstarter for Smed's OARPG Hero's Song was offering a $25 base pledge when...

Check out post-apoc sci-fi MMORPG Trinium Wars’ reveal trailer

Sci-fi and fantasy post-apoc fans are in for a treat today as Hanmaru Soft and InselGames have formally announced Trinium Wars for PC....

Working As Intended: What Star Wars Galaxies got wrong

If you've listened to Massively's staff and readers talk about Star Wars Galaxies a little bit, you might come away with the impression...

Here’s what you can do with the Black Desert character creator

Yesterday's release of the standalone character creator for Black Desert has prompted the internet to play dress-up dolls en masse, some in...

Pixelart OARPG Dragon of Legends launches on Kickstarter

Smed's not the only one launching a pixelart OARPG on Kickstarter today: Thrive Games has just revealed Dragon of Legends. Dragon of Legends...

Eternal Crusade’s Steam early access program isn’t a ‘cashgrab,’ says Behaviour

Following its announcement that it will discontinue Eternal Crusade's founder pack program in favor of a Steam early access launch on January...
Pre-burned.

Interview: Fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss is working on Smed’s OARPG, Hero’s Song

Among the dream team John Smedley assembled for Hero's Song -- studio Pixelmage's new 2-D open-world ARPG -- is Patrick Rothfuss, an acclaimed fantasy...

Exclusive Interview: John Smedley reveals Hero’s Song, his new open-world OARPG

Today, we finally learn what John Smedley has been working on since he resigned from his decades-long role at Daybreak. The industry veteran has...

Giveaway: Clash of Avatars open beta bundle keys

A few weeks ago, we mentioned that Clash of Avatars, a cutesy anime browser MMORPG, had entered alpha, and today, it's heading into...

Blade & Soul is live; here’s the launch roundup, gallery, and trailer

NCsoft's Blade & Soul formally launches in the west today, having spent the last few days in headstart. To celebrate how far it's...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMORPG for shy gamers?

A few weeks ago, Massively OP's Eliot Lefebvre wrote about the intersection of social anxiety and MMOs. It was a surprisingly popular article, with...

Wild Terra discusses dynamic world maps and PvE safe zones

Wild Terra's server structure is undergoing a transformation. In a new dev blog, the developers explain that the sandbox's servers will each boast...
Dead.

The Daily Grind: What’s the best pet class in an MMORPG?

I hated pets when I first got started in MMORPGs. Pets in early MMOs had such terrible AI and were such a nuisance to...

MMO Week in Review: Blade & Soul’s headstart

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...

Star Conflict’s latest patch introduces badass player-made destroyer ships

Building on its December Age of Destroyers patch, Gaijin's space sandbox Star Conflict has this week patched in that very ship class for...

Make My MMO: Shroud of the Avatar preps release schedule (January 16, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Shroud of the Avatar broke $8 million in crowdfunding thanks in part to a crazy telethon in...

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