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

Chronicles of Elyria dev blog: Offline player characters

Announced earlier this year, Chronicles of Elyria is a startup sandbox in a sea of such sandboxes, but some of its features are rare even...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the most toxic community?

I ran across a weird thread on Reddit  a week or two ago from a poster asking about toxic MMO communities, not because he...

ArenaNet isn’t ‘leafing’ us out of Guild Wars 2’s Heart of Thorns hype

A mystery box arrived on my porch today containing a cryptic message... ... and a tree. Unfortunately for this lovely tree, I don't have my Sylvari's green...

Happy Halloween from TERA! Who wants a ‘Lost Isle’ promo key? [All gone, thanks!]

TERA is one of those rare MMORPGs that seems to do better the longer it runs, and today, it's celebrating Halloween in a big...

Guild Wars 2’s Heart of Thorns economy and legendary weapons

ArenaNet has published two Guild Wars 2 dev blogs today: one on the economy and one on legendary weapons. ANet economist John Smith begins by...

MMO Week in Review: Star Citizen’s CitizenCon 2015 and Squadron 42 (October 11, 2015)

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! Star Citizen's...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: Divergence Online takes Steam by storm (October 10, 2015)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Divergence Online landed on Steam Greenlight, bolstering its ongoing Indiegogo campaign by rocketing to #15 on the platform's Greenlight...

Players publish video tribute to Landmark developers

A group of Landmark players have posted a heartwarming tribute video to the folks at Daybreak working on the game. Players Denghe, Oxillion, and Xyloriel, who...

RuneScape took down 1.4 million bots last year

RuneScape's customer service team has lined up for its very own horn-tooting infographic, and if the stats are accurate, the team deserves those toots. According...

ARK has already sold 2 million early-access copies

How do you sell 2 million copies before you officially launch your game? Be a studio with a survival MMO on Steam. And, you...

Massively Overthinking: PvP MMOs without the PvE

Back in April, we ran an Overthinking about a perceived lack of high-quality PvE-oriented MMO titles on the horizon, and that's a conversation that keeps...

Shards Online’s latest newsletter on playtesting and ‘managing’ PK behavior

Shards Online has posted its latest newsletter on the heels of last weekend's pre-alpha 3 preview event, which included over 100 testers. Citadel's Derek...

Neverwinter: Strongholds arrives on Xbox One next month

If I were a serious business console gamer, I think I'd be going crazy at the delay between PC launches and console launches for...

World of Warcraft and RuneScape make Twitch’s top games list for September

Don't put much stock in what people are playing on Raptr? What about what people are watching on Twitch? The streaming giant recently released its September...

Chronicles of Elyria dev blog: Permadeath in MMORPGs

Announced earlier this year, Chronicles of Elyria is a startup sandbox in a sea of such sandboxes, but some of its features are rare even...

RIFT goes Into the Wilds today; check out the trailer

RIFT's servers are down and getting patched with the game's 3.4 Into the Wilds update, but don't despair; Trion has posted a trailer to tide you over. Massively OP's...

The Daily Grind: So what mystery title is Daybreak working on?

Tucked into Daybreak's announcement letter yesterday about the company's new digs and Jens Andersen's new role was the revelation that Daybreak is "currently working...

Daybreak appoints Jens Andersen Executive Creative Director, hints at new title

Good news for fans of Jens Andersen's leadership of DC Universe Online over the last several years: He's gotten a nice promotion. Daybreak announced...

Exclusive: Elsword’s Sander Secret Dungeon video

A new dungeon is on the way to the Western version of Elsword: a secret dungeon hidden away in Sander, the City of Sand. Years ago,...

MMOTCG HEX’s $100k international tourney kicks off today

MMOTCG HEX: Shards of Fate begins its multi-month, multi-phase Hex Invitational Tournament today, and all you have to do to have a chance at...