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

Happy birthday, Path of Exile, and grats on quadrupling your team

Path of Exile is celebrating its third birthday this week, and if the number of devs working on the game is any indication,...

Jennifer Hale argues in favor of voice actor strike

If you play video games with sound on, you've probably heard Jennifer Hale's voice more than once: She's a voice actress with...

The Daily Grind: Is the lack of an official server for an MMO a dealbreaker?

In this midst of a newsroom discussion about Hero's Song last week, Justin, Eliot and I found an unusual chunk of common ground:...

MMO Week in Review: You red you dead (October 23, 2016)

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...

‘MMO-lite’ Tuebor makes plans to move from Steam early access to launch

"Tuebor is a 3rd person, cross-genre, competitive, multiplayer, action game set in a post apocalyptic, dystopian future." So reads the Kickstarter for Strength...
So it justifies twice, at least. Maybe not three times.

Leaderboard: Will Blizzard ever port World of Warcraft to console?

This past summer in a Daily Grind, we were discussing the issue of "dumbing down" in MMORPGs, specifically in World of Warcraft,...

Ingress player infiltrates, exposes UK cheater ring

Niantic has two games running right now, Pokemon Go and Ingress, both of which suffer significant bouts of cheating, particular in...

Make My MMO: Kickstarted MMO AdventureQuest 3D launches open beta (October 22, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, AdventureQuest 3D burst into open beta, rolling out to players on PC, Android, and iOS. The cutesy...

Revelation Online delays closed beta into November

0 announced today that it is delaying the closed beta test for Revelation Online another week, from October 25th to November 3rd....

Eternal Crusade on why it’s rolling out ‘intermediate patches’

Eternal Crusade Senior Producer Nathan Richardsson has updated Steam players on what's on the way for the newly launched Warhammer MMO. Next week's...

Star Citizen on the Homestead demo and designing a ship that’s ‘dying over time’

Star Citizen's Around the Verse is back this week with a peek into what the UK team is working on: the notorious...

Elite: Dangerous’ Guardians update touches down next week

Frontier announced this afternoon that Elite: Dangerous' Guardians update will roll out on Tuesday, October 25th. "We hope you’re geared up and ready...
Always the same.

Here’s some more fuel for the Diablo III expansion rumor fire

We've been talking about what's next for the Diablo franchise for months on Massively OP -- longer, really, ever since Diablo seemed...

Pick up a Cloud Pirates closed beta key from and Massively OP (All gone!)

If you've been eyeing the Cloud Pirates closed beta that's going on right now through the weekend, you're in the right post:...

ARK: Survival Evolved introduces procedurally generated maps

Studio Wildcard is touting a big update to ARK: Survival Evolved this week that ought to come with a trigger warning for...

Guild Wars 2 heard you liked Halloween farming, so…

Last night, ArenaNet end boss Mike O'Brien gave the Guild Wars 2 farming meta one step forward and one step back by announcing...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever been propositioned in an MMO for loot?

Get your grimaces and side-eyes on: Kotaku put a piece out last week about "sugar daddies" in MMOs, proving once again that this genre...
Losing in a way that's incidentally the same as not in fact losing at all.

Massively Overthinking: Real solutions to the MMO toxicity problem

Toxicity. It's plagued online spaces since long before there were MMORPGs and other online video games, as any old school BBS user can attest....

NCsoft begins hyping Lineage Red Knights with Seoul event

NCsoft has finally begun turning on the hype machine for Lineage Red Knights with an English-language website meant for Southeast Asia....

Here’s a first look at Guild Wars 2’s animated legendary armor

ArenaNet has this afternoon released a brief look at the legendary armor -- or at least, the heavy armor version of it...