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

The trial for former Funcom execs charged with insider trading has begun

Back in February, the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime charged former Funcom CEO Trone Arne Aas...

Worlds Adrift heralds alpha playtest signups with new trailer

Worlds Adrift invites gamers to sign up for its next alpha playtest today through a brand-new trailer showcasing the many destinations of...

Working As Intended: Westworld is a sandbox MMORPG on your TV

Westworld has emerged this fall as the geek obsession TV show, a gunslinger's LOST about which people can't stop talking and theorizing and...

Heroes & Generals abandons browser client, implements team-oriented patch

Danish games studio Reto-Moto has pushed out a new update for World War II MMOFPS Heroes & Generals just in time for...

Nexon’s Q3 2016 financials ‘solid’ thanks to China, MapleStory, and Dungeon&Fighter

Nexon's third quarter financial report is out this week, and the company is calling it a "solid" one, with revenues boosted higher...
Everything old is... still old, but a newer sort of old.

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMORPG PUG you’ve ever been in?

I'm not known as a big fan of classic EverQuest, in spite of my having played it for many years. But the truth...

Massively Overthinking: Nickel-and-diming in MMORPGs

Massively OP reader and listener Suikoden79 recently wrote in to the podcast with a gem of a question I thought would be more fun...

Sci-fi survival sandbox Hellion hits early access in January

Earlier this month, we wrote about the impending debut of Hellion, a gorgeous sci-fi survival sandbox -- and as of today, we...

The Elder Scrolls Online is playable on the PS4 Pro in 4K mode today

As announced last month, The Elder Scrolls Online is one of the first games launching with 4K mode on the PlayStation 4...

Reel in a World of Fishing promo pack DLC key from MOP and InselGames

If you're in need of some rest and relaxation this week but can't get away for a vacation, how about a leisurely trip to...
We all began with good intents.

NCsoft’s Q3 2016 financials see declines for WildStar, Guild Wars 2, and Blade & Soul

NCsoft released its Q3 2016 financial results this morning. Here's a quick look at how the major MMORPGs are doing: WildStar's...

Black Desert Online merges down into EU and NA ‘New World’ servers

If you ever thought that Black Desert's server structure was unwieldy and esoteric, good news for you! Kakao has announced that the western...

Pantheon shows off Unite demo, talks grouping and crafting

Fresh off its demo of Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen at Unite 2016, Visionary Realms has just posted its November newsletter for...

The Valkyrie awakens in Black Desert today

The Valkyrie awakens in Black Desert today with her new awakening weapon, a lance named... wait for it... Lancia. It allows the class...
And now you're

Pokemon Go stealth-nerfs passenger and commuter play

Pokemon Go's latest patch introduces new gym- and pokestop-related mechanics that have hardcore players expressing frustration across social media. While the gym changes...

Guild Wars 2’s doomsday preparation pack will get you through today

Ascent: The Space Game isn't the only MMORPG dryly commenting on today's US elections: Guild Wars 2 has a "doomsday preparation...

Neverwinter’s Sea of Moving Ice opens for PC players today

Sea of Moving Ice, the latest installment of Neverwinter's Storm King's Thunder campaign, is live on PC today, complete with a new nautical...

Nexon is bringing a truckload of MMORPGs to G-Star this year

Nexon's MMORPG catalogue is about to get a whole lot bigger. In a press release issued today, the studio has announced

Multiplayer online sandbox Planet Explorers launches on Steam

Don't call it an MMORPG, but Planet Explorers might just scratch your sandbox itch. Formally releasing out of early access on Steam today,...
Everyone flies free.

EVE Online demos Ascension features, rolls out EVE Portal mobile app

A week from today, one of the last bastions of the MMORPG subscription model goes free-to-play. I'm talking about EVE Online, of course,...