Bree Royce

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

H1Z1: King of the Kill got a major combat patch today

Daybreak's Garrett Fern is blessed with an epic RPG name. He's also the H1Z1 combat and gameplay designer on deck to tell King of...
Can't stop won't stop.

Das Tal plans both US and EU servers for summer alpha

Are you getting hyped for Das Tal's summer alpha? If not, was it because Fairytale Distillery planned only an EU server for the test,...

ArcheAge continues its video teasers for the 3.0 Ascension update

A third trailer for ArcheAge's upcoming 3.0 update rolled out this week, this one highlighting the Dwarven and Warborn races. It's a slightly longer...

Riders of Icarus’ (soft) launch-day roundup and trailer

The high-flying, gorgeous Nexon MMORPG Riders of Icarus has soft launched into the skies of open beta today, meaning anyone and everyone can mount...

Black Desert wants to see your pretty faces in its Beauty Album

Why spend hours in an MMO character creator only to cover your face up in a helmet where no one, including you, ever gets...

Elder Scrolls Online launches a $59.99 gold edition with DLC included in September

Bethsoft has just announced a gold edition of The Elder Scrolls Online, due out on September 9th for all platforms. It'll include all the...

Kakao argues that Black Desert is not pay-to-win

Yesterday, Daum -- or I suppose we should be calling it Kakao Games Europe now -- posted up a quick Black Desert FAQ with...

Shroud of the Avatar outlines summer release plans

Portalarium is still celebrating the release of its 31st Shroud of the Avatar update last week, but the game's latest newsletter is already outlining...

DCUO plans larger, slower releases, Suicide Squad map, and boosted characters

Daybreak has big plans for the development of DC Universe Online. Senior Community Relations Manager Ted Stone outlines what's in store in a hefty...

City of Titan’s new video highlights progress, introduces webcomic

How far has City of Titans come in two years? Pretty damn far, Missing Worlds Media's Shadow Elusive writes today, and the indie studio's...

Lord of the Rings Online’s first raid in almost three years goes live today alongside housing tweaks

Lord of the Rings Online's 18.2 update goes live today; in fact, the servers should be up shortly after this article is published. Notably, today's...

Blizzard sues Bossland again, this time for Overwatch cheat

Remember Bossland GmbH? It's the German company that makes bots like World of Warcraft's HonorBuddy for Blizzard's games, which Blizz has ardently argued violates...
Yeah, that's the stuff.

The Daily Grind: What does the MMORPG genre offer younger players?

Earlier this year, a Redditor on the MMORPG sub pondered whether young folks play MMORPGs -- not kids, mind you, but teens, high schoolers...
Morrowind, feat. Westly's Orcs

Leaderboard: How much time do you spend playing MMOs relative to non-MMOs?

Some of the responses to this morning's Daily Grind made me wonder about the balance of playtime MMO players maintain. See what I just...

The Daily Grind: Did you buy any MMOs during the Steam sale?

Steam's big summer sale is over today -- about five hours from the time this post goes live, smack in the middle of 4th-of-July...

MMO Week in Review: SWTOR’s persistent prosperity (July 3, 2016)

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! Star...

Make My MMO: Camelot Unchained’s newsletter, SOTA’s $9M funding (July 2, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Camelot Unchained released its latest newsletter (at just under 8000 words, if you were curious - it's tradition...

Giveaway: AdventureQuest 3D early access and cape keys starring Massively OP’s mascot Mo

We've had our eye on AdventureQuest 3D since its successful Kickstarter bid last year. It's the spiritual successor to a massively popular flash game, only...

Star Citizen’s 100th Around the Verse highlights the female avatar

The 100th episode of Star Citizen's Around the Verse landed last night, kicked off by some incredible in-game dogfighting footage from a fan. The...

Guild Wars 2 considers skill splitting to balance PvE and PvP

If you've ever played a PvE MMORPG that had to balance classes, stats, and skills around PvP -- or vice versa -- then you...