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

Elder Scrolls Online announces console digital preorders

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Getting pumped for The Elder Scrolls Online's console launch in two weeks? Of course you're not; you're an MMO player, so you've been playing...

The Daily Grind: How can MMOs design for both vets and newbies?

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This morning's Daily Grind question comes to us from Kickstarter donor Specus, who asks, I've seen many games where new players have trouble joining a...

MMO Week in Review: Blizzard doesn’t want your money (May 24, 2015)

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Too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered's Week in Review! Were you one...

Win a Moonrise stress test key from Massively OP [All gone now!]

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Undead Labs' OARPGTCG -- I'm totally coining that -- Moonrise is due to hit Steam early access next week on May 27th. It's launching...

The Daily Grind: Would you play a World of Warcraft progression server?

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Classic servers and progression servers are on my mind lately. EverQuest just got yet another progression server; it had launch issues, but it's up...

Massively Overthinking: Nasty labels for players in MMOs

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This week's Massively Overthinking topic comes to us from an anonymous Kickstarter donor, who wanted to talk about excessive namecalling jargon as it pertains to groups...

ArcheAge subreddit clarifies P2W censorship; Trion bans exploiters

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Another day, another Reddit drama, although the one swirling around ArcheAge appears to be coming to a middle. In a message titled Transparency is...

Guild Wars 2’s Lion’s Arch reconstruction has begun

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Guild Wars 2's Lion's Arch reconstruction has begun, declare patch notes and a new dev post released today by ArenaNet's Gaile Gray. The patch notes, which also...

The Daily Grind: Does mid-game character customization matter in MMOs?

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This morning's Daily Grind question is brought to us by Kickstarter donor Tracergeek, who wants to talk about customization in MMOs -- specifically, the type...

Elder Scrolls Online’s new trailer spotlights multiplayer content

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The Elder Scrolls Online is inching closer and closer to its console launch just three weeks from now, and that means... trailers! The last video...

ArcheAge spawns fresh Reddit drama over pay-to-win

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Third time's a charm with Reddit! Remember back in March when a Skyforge moderator threatened to ban anyone using the term pay-to-win and was...

Voxelnauts Kickstarter melds VR, voxels, and sandbox gameplay

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What do you get when you stick a sandbox, voxels, and VR into a blender? You get Voxelnauts, a new voxelbox -- actually, they're calling...

Week in Review: NCsoft’s wild week (May 17, 2015)

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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 Review! NCsoft...

Guild Wars 2’s ‘movie monster’ Necromancer spec outlined

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Did you miss Guild Wars 2's Points of Interest stream on Friday? Me too. Every game seems to stream on Friday, and it's hard...

The Daily Grind: Do you crave night-and-day cycles in MMOs?

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Earlier this week, Daybreak's John Smedley told H1Z1 fans about a metric that startled me: An awful lot of post-apoc gamers are annoyed with night...

Massively Overthinking: What would persuade you to play a classic MMO?

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For this edition of Massively Overthinking, Kickstarter donor Sargon wants us think back to 1997, when Ultima Online launched and parted MMOs from graphical MUDs forever....

Ask Mo: The trouble with roleplaying in MMORPGs

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Long ago on Massively-that-was, a reader named Avaera sent in a long list of fabulous questions worth addressing. I'm tackling another in today's edition...

‘No more grind’: PvP sandbox Das Tal launches its Kickstarter

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As promised, buy-to-play indie PvP sandbox Das Tal has begun a Kickstarter campaign today to coincide with the launch of the German wing of...

The Daily Grind: Are modern console MMO communities worthwhile?

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This morning's Daily Grind hurtles through space and time to us from Kickstarter donor Kenneth "Fizwocket" Gonsalves, who wonders about the console community potential in...

Week in Review: WoW slips to 7.1M subs [May 10, 2015]

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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 Review! World...

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