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

Ultima Online on the fall patch, 19th anniversary, and cash shop bugs

Ultima Online's latest newsletter teases publish 94, on the way this fall in the game, which ought to turn 19 years old...
Let's go into a room with danger.

Marvel Heroes will introduce level scaling this month

Gazillion announced today that level scaling is finally on the way for Marvel Heroes. "Dynamic Combat Level scales the difficulty of the...

LOTRO tester previews Throne of the Dread Terror raid

Turbine is showing renewed enthusiasm for group content in Lord of the Rings Online, and as we learned earlier this spring,...

Guild Wars 2 debates deleting the Desert borderlands map, discusses raid boss fight

Guild Wars 2's fourth and final developer video on the Stronghold of the Faithful features ArenaNet Game Designer Jason Reynolds discussing...

Lifeless enters early access today with a fresh trailer

Grim survival sandbox Lifeless officially launches into early access today. The game is published by Green Man Gaming, the same group behind...

Giveaway: Trinium Wars starter pack from InselGames and MOP [Over now!]

Post-apoc sci-fi MMORPG Trinium Wars leaves behind early access and formally launches into the wilds of Steam today. The base game went 

Albion Online plans massive world revision to better serve casuals and hardcores alike

The world of Albion Online is about to get a massive revamp when its final beta test lands later this summer and reveals...

DCUO teases GU61, Episode 25, and the Tides of War summer event

DC Universe Online's Episode 25 and GU61 are live on the test server this week. Episode 25 itself features a level...

Tree of Savior bans another 5000 exploiters for UI hack

Another week, another wave of mass-bannings in Tree of Savior. IMCGames announced yesterday that it's banned 5,607 accounts that were using a...

The Secret World’s new video puts the Museum of the Occult on exhibition

If our exclusive preview of The Secret World's Museum of the Occult last week has you pumped for more, then good news --...

Play Lineage II Classic with a European promo key from Innova and MOP

Most MMORPG veterans are surely familiar with NCsoft's Lineage II, the 2003 sequel to the still-wildly-popular-in-Korea Lineage. Last spring, the EU publisher,...
Nothing but sad things to say.

Funcom is sunsetting LEGO Minifigures Online in September

This won't come as a surprise, but it'll still make you sad: Funcom is shutting down LEGO Minifigures Online this fall.
And now, it's party time.

Guild Wars 2 players fume over new lockbox cosmetics

Accompanying today's Guild Wars 2 raid wing patch is a cash shop update that has players pissed. New to the cash shop is...

Black Desert’s Siege Warfare patch has been delayed again

Hope you weren't planning on Black Desert's Siege Warfare content update launching as planned: Daum has delayed it once again, this time...
Oh, that's who she is.

Overwatch surpasses 10 million players

Blizzard just announced via Twitter that Overwatch has surpassed 10 million players -- that's 10 million boxes sold, at least half of...

Trion unlocks Trove’s classes for try-before-you-buy trial play

If you've ever logged into Trove and thought, damn, I sure wish I could try the Candy Barbarian or Pirate Captain to make...
Well, almost however you'd like, there are still no ways to gain experience through awesome roleplaying.

The Daily Grind: What games are you pumped to see at E3 2016?

You wouldn't know it, what with most of its big announcements having already taken place over the weekend thereby rendering actual attendance a bit...

Shroud of the Avatar’s novelization arrives June 21

Shroud of the Avatar's novelization is counting down the days to release. In the game's latest newsletter, Portalarium has announced that The...
Oh my.

E3 2016: The Division releases Underground DLC trailer

During the pre-E3 festivities today, Ubisoft released the trailer for The Division's next DLC: The Underground. The DLC arrives on PC and...
Holiday road.

E3 2016: MMORPG sandbox Dual Universe’s alpha gameplay trailer

We got our first look at sci-fi MMORPG sandbox Dual Universe back in February when it first hinted at an alpha and...