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

PWE shooter Livelock reveals trailer for player Vanguard

Perfect World's upcoming robot-vs.-robot co-op shooter Livelock has a new video today showcasing the player Vanguard. "Quiet, diligent and calculated, Vanguard joins the...
Camelot Unchained

Camelot Unchained passes ‘send more programmers’ stretch goal

Camelot Unchained just announced that it's passed its "$3,900,000 - Send more programmers" stretch goal, which enables City State Entertainment...
Black Desert

The Daily Grind: If an MMO has a cash shop, when should it launch?

Massively OP reader Leiloni pointed out to us something unusual about Black Desert: Its much-talked-about cash shop wasn't originally going to open until March...

RuneScape’s DarkScape will sunset in March

Jagex is retiring RuneScape's DarkScape "experiment" at the end of March. "DarkScape offered an intriguing twist on the traditional RuneScape gameplay, and...

Perfect World’s Arc platform now offers its own daily quests

Perfect World's Arc platform is getting a big facelift, which is good news for anyone confused by the old layout and navigation, but...
I can see I'm going blind.

MMORPGs celebrate The Revenant’s Oscars

If your MMORPG has a Revenant class, you'd best not be missing the opportunity to plug it today, as the movie celebrates its...

Elder Scrolls Online DLC adds loot NPC, reinstates RvR forward camps

ZeniMax has a few last bits of PvP info to push out before The Elder Scrolls Online's Thieves Guild DLC goes...

How player healers will cure disease and set bones in Revival

In my very first MMORPG, I was obsessed with the idea of becoming a healer -- not someone who cast healing spells but someone...

Daum compensates Black Desert players for headstart server mixup

A goof-up on the Black Desert headstart servers over the weekend saw some North American players unintentionally placed on the wrong servers,...
SWTOR agent and Scorpio

The Daily Grind: Is MMORPG voiceover/voiceacting worth the cost?

Last week, Justin and I answered a podcast listener question about voiceover localization in MMORPGs, and I thought it dovetailed nicely with a question...
Combat attire: you're doing it wrong.

MMO Week in Review: Black Desert’s headstart is here (February 28, 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...
Glub glub.

Leaderboard: What do you think of Black Desert so far?

Headstart for Black Desert's began this morning, at least if you preordered. Are you watching from the sidelines or already lost to the grind? If you're in...

Black Desert opens new servers before headstart

Daum has posted its very last dev diary and notes before the launch of Black Desert's head start. The big news is...

Make My MMO: Grim Dawn and Descent Underground (February 27, 2016)

Grim Dawn is the toast of our Make My MMO crowdfunding column this weekend as the crowdfunded multiplayer action RPG has made it...
Well, that's a scuff.

CCP is closing down EVE Online’s official EVElopedia

EVElopedia is soon to be no more. CCP Falcon told players yesterday that CCP has decided to shut down the EVE Online resource;...
Black desert, yellowish beach, SAME DIFF.

Leaderboard: Which Black Desert server will you be calling home?

Massively OP reader Xijit thought it would be a grand idea to try to coordinate our community's Black Desert servers, and we agree!...

Glide and grapple your way through Worlds Adrift’s island exploration video

How does it feel to explore an island? That's the question Bossa Studios hopes to answer with its most recent Worlds Adrift...

Guild Wars 2’s next raid wing opens March 8th

During its weekly Twitch stream, ArenaNet announced that Guild Wars 2's next raid wing will open on March 8th. "The second wing...

SkySaga’s alpha 7 arrives today with competitive building and selfies

Voxelbox SkySaga has just entered its seventh round of alpha, dubbed the "Settler" update. Of note, the game has been patched with a...
Context matters.

Black Desert preorders close, headstart preload begins tomorrow

Who's ready for Black Desert? Daum reminds players today that preload for the headstart begins tomorrow, and the client is patchable for those who participated in the second closed beta.