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

MapleStory kicks off summer content series June 22

MapleStory is touting the impending arrival of the first chunk of its summer content update series, Heroes of Maples. Arriving on June 22nd,...

Black Desert interview covers hacking, guild houses, and awakening schedule

YouTuber PvtWiggles has a new interview with Black Desert's Project Manager that sheds new light on some of the features coming in...

Tree of Savior will reopen for new players after dealing with bots and exploits

If you're waiting for Tree of Savior to return from limbo, your only question, we suspect, is when? IMCGames removed the game from...

Here’s how Guild Wars 2 blends creature and environment art to build a raid boss

ArenaNet has a fresh Guild Wars 2 video out today as part of its raid design series, this one focused on the...

Paragon plans major gameplay overhaul, August 16 open beta

Epic has announced that "free open beta" for its gritty MOBA Paragon will begin on August 16th. Two letters to the community today...

WoW dev vows ‘richer patch content lineup for Legion’

More news is emerging from the Blizzard summit in Irvine this week. Kotaku's World of Warcraft interview touches on a number...

Star Citizen’s alpha 2.4 is live on the PTU for all backers with first iteration of persistence

Heads up, Star Citizens: alpha 2.4 is finally on Star Citizen's public test test server for all backers, not just the elite few....
Both hands!

Guild Wars 2’s Bobby Stein says raids won’t gate main story progress

ArenaNet's Narrative Lead Bobby Stein has hit the Guild Wars 2 forums to address some of the concerns raised this week...
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The Daily Grind: Will you go to see the Warcraft movie?

Technically, the U.S. launch of the Warcraft movie is today, but in larger cities there were special showings all week, to say nothing of the...
Elder Scrolls

Massively Overthinking: 2016’s MMORPG zeitgeist

A few weeks ago, Massively OP's Eliot Lefebvre wondered aloud about which MMO has had the best year so far. For this week's
Temporary crusade, at least.

WAR40K: Eternal Crusade releases the Eldar for early access players

Bandai Namco, which is publishing Behaviour Interactive's Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade MMO, has released new assets today for the Eldar faction, live this...
Yes, we're here.

Twin Saga reveals its 10 swappable classes in new exclusive video

Back in April, Aeria Games announced that it will port its anime-themed MMORPG Twin Saga westward later this year. The game boasts portable...

Master X Master’s first alpha is locked in for June 21

NCsoft has announced that the first western alpha playtest for its IP-spanning MOBA Master X Master will kick off on June...

Happy Steam launch day, WildStar

WildStar is officially live on Steam now as announced earlier this week. Carbine is kicking off the launch with the return of...

Superdata: WoW, Lineage, SWTOR, TERA, and Blade & Soul top April P2P online games revenues

Superdata has a new seasonal report out on the state of the digital games market. The research firm's April figures show that
This tower does not exist.

Funcom releases Conan Exiles gameplay trailer, plans September early access

Funcom has just released the Conan Exiles trailer it's been teasing on Twitter all week. It's pre-alpha gameplay footage, but it's...

Bigpoint is still working on a Game of Thrones MMO

Bigpoint has responded to a Redditor to confirm that it is indeed still working on the Game of Thrones MMORPG. "The GoT MMO...

Raiding might be a component in Guild Wars 2’s living story season three

If you were hoping that raiding will quietly disappear in Guild Wars 2 the way so many other features have over the years,...

Nostalrius team believes Blizzard ‘want[s] to have legacy WoW servers’

The World of Warcraft vanilla emulator team Nostalrius, which undertook a mission into the depths of Blizzard's HQ this past weekend,...

Indie MMO Sacrament follows failed Kickstarter with Patreon bid

Indie studio Ferocity Unbound Core Studios, the group behind hardcore sandpark MMO Sacrament, has today kicked off a Patreon campaign designed to raise...