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, Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2, Trove, Glitch, Elder Scrolls Online, Ultima Online
Black desert, yellowish beach, SAME DIFF.

Leaderboard: Which Black Desert server will you be calling home?

Massively OP reader Xijit thought it would be a grand idea to try to coordinate our community's Black Desert servers, and we agree!...

Glide and grapple your way through Worlds Adrift’s island exploration video

How does it feel to explore an island? That's the question Bossa Studios hopes to answer with its most recent Worlds Adrift...

Guild Wars 2’s next raid wing opens March 8th

During its weekly Twitch stream, ArenaNet announced that Guild Wars 2's next raid wing will open on March 8th. "The second wing...

SkySaga’s alpha 7 arrives today with competitive building and selfies

Voxelbox SkySaga has just entered its seventh round of alpha, dubbed the "Settler" update. Of note, the game has been patched with a...
Context matters.

Black Desert preorders close, headstart preload begins tomorrow

Who's ready for Black Desert? Daum reminds players today that preload for the headstart begins tomorrow, and the client is patchable for those who participated in the second closed beta.
Fight for control of meaningless space!

Three staffers depart EVE Online after huge financial year for CCP

CCP Games staff have now seemingly confirmed on Reddit that EVE Online is about to become three people poorer. EVE is losing...

Champions Online joins the Deadpool hype with freebie archetype

Crushing on Deadpool? Champions Online clearly is too, as it's made its "Specialist" archetype, which usually costs 1150 ZEN in the cash shop,

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs provide in-game player performance metrics?

Today's question is inspired by a question sent into us ages ago by reader Camelotcrusade, and it centers on damage meters and their ilk. "Should...

Massively Overthinking: The new normal of early access MMORPGs

This week's topic comes from Massively OP reader Zadira. "Daybreak has just passed it two-year anniversary for Landmark, and it still has its early access reward...

ArcheAge opens paid character transfers on leap day

If you aren't happy with your ArcheAge server, then Trion has a proposal for you: You give Trion credits, and Trion moves...
Take a shot.

Das Tal plans ‘massive’ spring alpha playtest

Das Tal's devs have a "massive" test event planned for the coming season. Fairytale Distillery says that its February sneak-peek playtests will...

Meta: Massively OP website maintenance this weekend

Hello, loyal readers! will be undergoing extended maintenance this weekend beginning at 2 a.m. EST on Saturday, February 27th, 2016. Downtime is expected to be...

The Repopulation spinoff Fragmented is hunting for a few good testers

The Repopulation lead dev Joshua Halls says that Above & Beyond has opened closed testing for Fragmented to selected applicants....
Just assume one of these people is Susan. I do not like Susan.

Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs explains CSE’s Beta 1 ‘hard crunch’

City State Entertainment has announced on its livestream that it's entering a "hard crunch" mode to deliver RvR-centric crowdfunded MMORPG Camelot Unchained...

WildStar’s PvP plan means server consolidation on PvE worlds

WildStar Game Director Chad "Pappy" Moore has big plans for reigniting the PvP flame in the beleaguered sci-fi MMO. "Increasingly over time...

Scarlet Blade will sunset next month

We're genuinely sorry to report that Aeria Games has announced an impending closure for the notoriously suggestive MMORPG Scarlet Blade. Aeria broke the sad...

The Division releases 60 FPS trailer, doom simulator ‘Collapse’

Let's get that Division hype rolling! Ubisoft has posted a new trailer showcasing the game's visual quality in 60 frames per second. Not...

Turbine cancels plans for EU-based LOTRO datacenter

Turbine Executive Producer Athena "Vyvyanne" Peters has bad news for Lord of the Rings Online players in Europe: Your game servers aren't...

The Daily Grind: What’s the greatest MMO innovation of the last few years?

Last week on the Massively OP Podcast, we tried to answer a question from long-time listener Spagomat, who told us he keeps going...

Preview Blade & Soul’s Warlock class in a new overview trailer

NCsoft is hyping Blade & Soul's upcoming Warlock class with a fresh video today. "The Warlock is Blade & Soul’s second dedicated ranged...