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
What do I do?

The Daily Grind: What’s the best pet class in an MMORPG?

I hated pets when I first got started in MMORPGs. Pets in early MMOs had such terrible AI and were such a nuisance to...

MMO Week in Review: Blade & Soul’s headstart

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...

Star Conflict’s latest patch introduces badass player-made destroyer ships

Building on its December Age of Destroyers patch, Gaijin's space sandbox Star Conflict has this week patched in that very ship class for...

Make My MMO: Shroud of the Avatar preps release schedule (January 16, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Shroud of the Avatar broke $8 million in crowdfunding thanks in part to a crazy telethon in...

City of Titans teases its superhero character modeling

Missing Worlds Media's Warcabbit is showing us how the superhero sausage is made in a recent post on the City of...

Crowdfunded indie MMO TheWorld in ‘limbo’ as lead dev goes MIA

A Massively OP reader has tipped us off to trouble brewing over in TheWorld, an ultra-indie MMORPG we've never before covered. Staff and...

Champions Online’s Teleios Ascendant update is on the way

PWE and Cryptic Studios have just announced that Champions Online's latest content update will land on the public test server today....
Black desert, yellowish beach, SAME DIFF.

Black Desert explains how both of its cash shops will work

Black Desert rep Belsazar has posted a lengthy missive from the Pearl Abyss developers explaining the details of the game's cash...
Egi me on.

Leaderboard: Are you playing Blade & Soul?

Blade & Soul formally launches in the west next week, with its headstart period for preorder buyers opening up today. MMORPG players...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best pay-to-win MMORPG?

Here's an odd question from a Massively OP reader: What's the best pay-to-win MMO on the market? I know pay to win is a dirty,...

Massively Overthinking: Just how massive is massively multiplayer?

Recent tweaks to the taxonomy structure of Massively OP and coverage of what we formerly called "Not-So-Massive" games prompted a resurgence of internal discussion about the types...

The Crew’s first big post-Wild Run patch arrives this month

Two months into its Wild Run expansion, racing MMO The Crew is plotting another big patch. Ubisoft says that January 25th will...

Eternal Crusade preps for Steam early access launch

Eternal Crusade is preparing for Steam early access, says Behaviour Interactive Senior Producer Nathan Richardsson. "We are now preparing to fully move over...
Fail together!

WildStar’s latest patch adds cash shop quest, PvP matchmaking tweaks

WildStar patched in a quick update yesterday, with tweaks to multiple classes, the housing interface, and quests. Reddit can't decide whether it's...
Well, all right.

Tibia publishes first trailer ever while prepping Steam launch

Free-to-play, top-down, 2-D MMO Tibia is closing in on two decades of operation, and it's just released its very first trailer. The game...

2015 was TERA’s biggest year to date, but players aren’t appeased

TERA Senior Producer Matthew "Denommenator" Denomme has the honor of penning TERA's 2016 community address this week. In the post, he tells...

Forsaken World’s Awakening expansion launches next week

PWE's Forsaken World is due for another big update this month. Awakening, dubbed the game's 16th expansion by PWE, launches on January 20th...

Worlds Adrift is hosting a creative writing contest

Worlds Adrift is hosting a creative writing contest whose winner will find his or her work included inside the game itself. To celebrate...
This. They're this.

Ultima Online is looking for fresh staff to run live events

Ever wanted to try your hand at writing content for a production MMO on the fly? Appreciate old games that still maintain staff to create...
At least the baddies are... present?

NCsoft addresses Blade & Soul gamemaster name reservation controversy

The Blade & Soul subreddit has been in an uproar the last few days over accusations that NCsoft EU GMs pre-claimed...