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
Bang bang.

Guild Wars 2 addresses raiding tiers and accessibility

In response to players agitating for improving raiding in Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet Game Designer Crystal Reid has addressed both tiers...

Wanna play Cloud Pirates over Thanksgiving? There’s a key for that

If you've been thinking that flying your dirigible around and blowing up the enemy might sound like a fun way to spend Thanksgiving,
Everything's cool out here. Like, emotionally.

The Daily Grind: Are you going back to RIFT for Starfall Prophecy?

After a briefly delayed beta event last month, RIFT's Starfall Prophecy expansion launched this week. RIFT is Trion Worlds' crown jewel, and...

Massively Overthinking: The many ‘NGE’ moments across MMORPG history

Eleven years ago this week, the New Game Enhancements patch descended on Star Wars Galaxies, forever changing the trajectory of the game,...

Webzen releases G-Star trailers for MU Legend and Azera: Iron Heart

Going to Seoul for G-Star next week? Probably not, but if so, I'm jealous. If you were going, you'd be able to check out...

Shroud of the Avatar tackles combat and crafting in today’s 36th update

Shroud of the Avatar's Release 36 lands today, a little bit early because of next week's major holiday, Black Friday, which is preceded...

Gamers rally behind Pokemon Go player mugged and left for dead in North Carolina

If there's one thing I've learned from Pokemon Go, it's that staying home and playing MMORPGs from the comfort of my pajama pants...

Twitch-centric Streamline is free on Steam for the next 24 hours

Remember back at the turn of October, when Amazon Game Studios and Twitch announced the Twitch Prime mélange and promised everyone tons...

Womp womp: You folks died 1.8M times in Revelation Online’s first closed beta

As Revelation Online's first round of closed beta winds down this morning, has released a shiny infographic describing all the...
This is fine.

Chronicles of Elyria overhauls its influence point system (again)

Chronicles of Elyria's most recent Kickstarter update is a bit of a screenshot dump, not that we're complaining. In addition to images...

Cloud Pirates unveils next closed beta test with a new trailer

0 has announced this morning that it's plotting course for another round of closed beta for aerial MOBA Cloud Pirates, this one due...

Dark & Light is ‘not likely’ in November

Rumors spreading on Chinese Baidu Tieba (a bit like Reddit) that Dark & Light is already on Steam awaiting Valve review appear...

FIFA hackers charged with stealing millions in spoofing scheme

Don't ever let anyone tell you it's just a game and exploits aren't a big deal: A group of FIFA players are standing trial...

A freakishly large turkey has invaded Black Desert

Today's Black Desert patch is surprisingly meaty, and we're not just talking about turkeys (though we're talking about them too). Yes, the update...

Sea of Thieves appreciates the silhouette of islands at sunset

Which MMORPG would you want with you if you were stranded on a desert island? If you said Sea of Thieves, you're wrong....

Crowfall’s training montage demos the playable pre-alpha classes

Crowfall's latest video is a montage -- the best kind of montage, a training montage! It shows training cycles for the eight classes...

NCsoft appears to be blocking former Soviet states from WildStar

Reports this morning that players in various former Soviet countries, among others, had been unceremoniously barred from accessing NCsoft MMORPGs WildStar and...

Exclusive HeroWarz trailer: New character Izanami is playable November 16

Arriving tomorrow in KOG Games' anime hack-n-slash MMO HeroWarz is Izanami, the Queen of the Underworld. "Shortly after being drafted into the longstanding war of the Underworld...
Well, points for effort.

League of Legends pro teams agitate for better compensation

Last week, the owners of a number of North American and European League of Legends Championship Series teams dispatched a letter to...

Crowfall studio joins Indiegogo’s equity crowdfunding platform

Crowdfunding activists and haters should point their eyeballs at Indiegogo today, as the crowdfunding platform has just announced that it's launching a new...