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

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...

Watch Dota 2’s Red Bull Battle Grounds Grand Finals today

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Dota 2's Red Bull Battle Grounds e-sports event draws to a close this weekend with the Grand Finals best-of-five finale in San Francisco's Warfield Theater. China's Invictus...

The Daily Grind: Does WoW’s dramatic sub dip worry you?

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So World of Warcraft lost three million subs in the wake of Warlords of Draenor, bringing it back down to right about where it...

Massively Overthinking: The return of ‘consequences’ to MMOs

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This week's Massively Overthinking topic comes to us from Kickstarter donor Antonia "Toni" Phillips aka ToniLyran, who's hit on a sore point with our writers, it...

Meta: Support Massively Overpowered on Patreon

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Three months ago almost to the day, the Massively OP team came to you, the MMO community, with a promise and a request. AOL...

The Daily Grind: What would the MMO world look like without WoW?

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Here's a fun question from an anonymous Kickstarter donor to kick off the morning: What do you think the MMO world would look like if Blizzard...

Meta: Gaiscioch Magazine chronicles Massively OP’s comeback

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Here's a bit of meta for your afternoon: Massively Overpowered isn't just covering the news; we are the news! After Massively OP's whirlwind spring, renowned MMO...

Win an Echo of Soul closed beta pack from Massively OP [All gone!]

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Free-to-play Korean action-MMO Echo of Soul lands in North American closed beta today. If you're eager to play, then you might just get a...

MMO Week in Review: The future of EverQuest Next [May 3, 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! You...

The Daily Grind: When should MMO devs just stop tweaking?

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Yesterday's reveal of Lord of the Rings Online's legendary item imbuing system struck me as a promising show of faith from the devs but nevertheless a...

Massively Overthinking: Are boutique MMOs the future?

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This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter donor Taemys, who just so happens to be a guildie of mine. He's clever,...

Working As Intended: Ten lessons I learned from classic Guild Wars

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Guild Wars -- the first Guild Wars -- celebrates its 10th birthday this week alongside several of my characters who are equally old. I originally...

SWTOR’s Rise of the Emperor finale is coming next week

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BioWare launched Star Wars: The Old Republic's Rise of the Emperor patch yesterday alongside a brand-new trailer we've included below. The patch drops players on...

Watch Dota 2’s Red Bull Battle Grounds America regionals… now

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Dota 2's Red Bull Battle Grounds e-sports event has been winding its away across the world with only one regional champ left to be decided: the...

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs eliminate ‘soulbound’ mechanics?

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This morning's Daily Grind arrives from Kickstarter donor jackfrost, who phrases his question in the form of a rant: Why do almost all rewards in current...

MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2 specs and traits – April 26, 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! This...

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