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

Massively Overthinking: MMO predictions for 2016

Now that we've all had a good laugh at the things we got wrong and marveled at the things we got right in last...

EverQuest’s anti-multiboxing progression server is now live

Classic EverQuest's latest time-locked progression server, Phinigel, successfully launched last night. Nicknamed "the true box progression server," it metes out expansion content at a...

Tribes: Ascend’s first major patch since 2013 lands today

Back in August, Hi-Rez surprised disgruntled Tribes: Ascend fans by announcing that it would be resuming updates after years of maintenance mode. At the time,...

EVE Valkyrie will launch bundled with the Oculus Rift

Oculus and CCP have just announced that the EVE-spinoff VR shooter, EVE Valkyrie, will launch bundled with the Rift itself in 2016. CCP Bosun joined...

Massively OP’s Best of 2015 Awards: MMO Studio of the Year

Massively OP's end-of-the-year awards continue today with our award for the best MMO studio of the year. Last year's award was won by SOE, you'll recall, a...

Ten years ago today, Star Wars Galaxies’ NGE made the New York Times

Hat tip to Redditor dejoblue, who's reminded everyone about the fateful day back in 2005 when SOE, struggling in the wake of World of Warcraft's...

Devilian formally launches today; here’s our coverage roundup

One of the benefits of publishing games from across the Pacific is that a studio can get it to us quickly, and that's exactly...

Win a Blade & Soul ‘Master’ founder pack from NCsoft and Massively OP

Blade & Soul begins its next-to-last beta test tomorrow, and if you're not in it, that could be because you haven't pre-ordered with a founder...

Landmark’s holiday patch introduces the Winter Holiday Party Zone

Landmark's been eerily quiet since Halloween, but good news, everyone: The game's just gotten a new holiday-themed update. Senior Producer Terry Michaels told forumgoers that...

Elite: Dangerous expands its ‘Horizons’ next week

Elite: Dangerous is about to get a lot bigger with the launch of Horizons next Tuesday. Frontier's David Braben announced the date on the...

Massively OP’s Best of 2015 Awards: Most Improved MMO

Massively OP's end-of-the-year awards continue today with our award for the most improved MMO of 2015. All MMOs, regardless of release date, were eligible for this award,...

EVE’s ‘ISIS’ ship browser gets a rename

EVE Online's Operation Frostline patch yesterday brought to light an intriguing change: a new name for the game's ship browser, the Interbus Ship Identification System, otherwise...

Look overpowered (and support Massively OP) in our first Mo t-shirt

You've been checking out our gift guides for the last few weeks, and now we have a special one just for our fans: Massively...

Grab a TERA dragonette pet key from En Masse and MOP in honor of the Knockout update

TERA's Knockout update arrives today, bringing with it the new Brawler class, new endgame armor (tier 8 and 9), and two new dungeons: “the pirate-infested...

Win a Devilian Obsidian founder pack from Trion and Massively OP

Devilian's head-start begins today, and Trion has granted Massively OP two keys for Devilian Obsidian founder packs to give to our loyal readers. These founder...

Massively OP’s Best of 2015 Awards: Biggest MMO Story of the Year

Massively OP's end-of-the-year awards continue today with our award for the MMO story of the year. This isn't an award based on popularity as measured by hits...

Cube World resumes active development

When voxel sandbox Trove hit the pavement running, I know I wasn't alone when my first reaction was, "Damn, this looks like Cube World, only,...

The Daily Grind: What do you buy in MMO cash shops?

I'm excessively picky about what I buy in MMO cash shops. I'll buy necessities like backpack and bank slots, character slots and classes. Occasionally I'll...

Massively OP’s Best of 2015 Awards: Most Underrated MMO

Welcome to Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2015 awards series. Every year, we poll our writers about the best and worst MMOs, stories, studios, and trends and...

MMO Week in Review: The Elder Scrolls Online’s million dollar prize (December 6, 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 Review! Bethsoft...