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, Lord of the Rings Online, Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2, Ultima Online

Star Citizen launches 2.0 alpha for all Citizens

Cloud Imperium has just launched Star Citizen's 2.0 alpha version to the public. "Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 is here! Today, we are proud to make...

Trove’s Chloromancer takes root next week

Announced earlier this week, Trove's new Chloromancer class draws inspiration from the RIFT class of the same name, and now we have a better understanding...

SWTOR is working on a new warzone and fresh monthly content

BioWare Community Manager Eric Musco hit the Star Wars: The Old Republic forums this afternoon and dived into the hellishly long discussion thread that's been rolling since...

Albion Online celebrates 60,000 founders

Albion Online studio Sandbox Interactive has a lot to be pleased about today: It's reached a new milestone in the form of 60,000 total founders. Two...

Leaderboard: What’s the most overrated MMO?

In the comments of our award post for Most Underrated MMO of 2015, Massively OP commenter Tongle demanded an equivalent counterpart. Can we get a...

Rokh offers a persistent multiplayer survival sandbox set on Mars

If H1Z1's zombies and ARK: Survival Evolved's dinos aren't your kind of survival sandbox, how about one set on the planet Mars? Darewise Entertainment and...

Grab a Forsaken World ‘Servant of Time’ key from PWE and MOP

Our last Forsaken World giveaway went over so well that we thought we'd do another one! Perfect World has granted MOP keys for 1000 Forsaken World pets...

Massively OP’s Best of 2015 Awards: Biggest Disappointment of 2015

Massively OP's end-of-the-year awards continue today with our award for the biggest MMO disappointment of 2015. Last year, we gave this "award" to WildStar and ArcheAge in...

The Daily Grind: Do you roll new characters when you return to an MMO?

It's been a really long time since I logged into Lord of the Rings Online to do anything other than pay up my hobbit...

Stratics MMO players turn to Indiegogo in bid to buy their own site

If you've been playing MMOs for as long as I have, then was probably one of the first MMO websites you ever visited,...

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...