Bree Royce

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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 Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO testing experience you’ve ever had?

I know I'm not alone in feeling beta-fatigue. I hear the same things I feel from you folks in our comments and from our...

Hi-Rez really is working on Tribes: Ascend again

Shelve your snark, Hi-Rez detractors: It looks as if Tribes: Ascend isn't dead after all. Following rumors last week that suggested the studio...

MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2 reimagined (August 30, 2015)

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...

Guild Wars 2’s base game is F2P for everyone today; Heart of Thorns introduces raiding

We'll be updating this post with all the highlights of ArenaNet's Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns PAX Prime 2015...

PAX Prime 2015: Devilian reveals founder packs

At PAX Prime last night, Trion announced founder packs for its upcoming OARPG import, Devilian. The cheapest bundle, at $49.99, includes beta...

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns launches October 23rd

ArenaNet announced today that Heart of Thorns, the first expansion for the three-year-old Guild Wars 2, will formally launch on October 23rd. https://twitter.com/GuildWars2/status/637278666070757381 The...

MUD’s Ben Walsh on the female character stretch goal and Kickstarter ambition

The sandbox known as MUD -- not to be confused with actual MUDs -- launched an ambitious Kickstarter this week, provoking the MMO...
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The Daily Grind: How can MMOs create personal progression in a post-levels world?

Massively OP Kickstarter donor Craywulf wants us all to sit back in our armchair designer, er, armchairs and tackle a design problem some gamers are convinced...

Massively Overthinking: Making MMOs more social from the inside out

This week's Massively Overthinking topic from an anonymous Kickstarter donor asks us to set aside our criticisms of the social environment of MMOs...

Guild Wars 2’s PAX reveal leaks early, and it’s a big deal

Guild Wars 2 hasn't had much luck with its expansion reveal pace lately between dataminers and leaks, and this afternoon, that bad luck...

The Daily Grind: Should MMO studios interfere with server politics?

Last week, a reader named Bob alerted us to a messy political situation on EverQuest's Lockjaw progression server. Apparently, characters from a large uberguild...

Star Citizen threatened with class-action lawsuit

Internet Warlord Derek Smart is at it again: This morning, the dev behind Alganon and Line of Defense ramped up his crusade against Star...

MMO Week in Review: What the Smed (August 23, 2015)

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...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most original player-created MMO profession?

Rohan on the Blessing of Kings blog posted yesterday a fascinating article on player bankers in Star Wars: The Old Republic. I knew...

Massively Overthinking: MMOs that need VR

Man, our Kickstarter backers are fixated on virtual reality. It's almost as if you guys are really tech-savvy and into gaming immersion or something! Today's Massively Overthinking...

More layoffs for ZeniMax (Update: Confirmed)

The end of this post has been updated with confirmation from Bethsoft as of August 20th. Comments by a gaming industry recruiter and tech consultant have sparked...

The Daily Grind: Should MMO studios disclose the odds of winning lockbox prizes?

Every once in a while in an MMO, the desire to play with numbers grips me, like the time I hand-crafted a thousand drinks in

Check out Otherland’s housing in its features video

Last week, Drago Entertainment emerged from its zone of quiet development to remind everyone that Otherland still exists and in fact...

MMO Week in Review: Funcom’s fate (August 16, 2015)

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...

The Daily Grind: Do you play on private servers for dead MMOs?

Massively OP Kickstarter donor Igor aka Slaith proposes we debate private servers for dead MMOs for today's Daily Grind -- specifically, he mentions

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