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Brianna Royce

- Massively's Editor-in-Chief -

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.

At Massively, Bree spends her hours slavishly copyediting, dueling with PR, co-hosting the podcast, and tinkering in the darkest dungeons of the site code. She currently pens Working As IntendedAsk Massively, Week in Review, Not So Massively, Betawatch, and The Think Tank and contributes to The Daily Grind.

Twitter: @nbrianna   Personal Blog: Skycandy
Favorite MMOs: SWG, CoH, GW, WoW, GW2, Glitch, AC

Brianna Royce's Latest Posts

WoW Archivist: More beta surprises

WoW Archivist is a biweekly column by WoW Insider's Scott Andrews, who explores the secrets of World of Warcraft's past. What did the game look like years ago? Who is etched into WoW's history? What secrets does the game still hold? It first appeared on our sister site on July 18th and is included...

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WRUP: Just a beta

Welcome back to Massively's What Are You Playing, the game in which we tell you what we're playing this weekend and you tell us how gaming journalists who are paid to preview games should handwave worrying fundamental problems in a major pre-launch MMO because, you know, it's just a beta. After...

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Betawatch: July 12 - 18, 2014

ArcheAge officially dropped into closed beta mode this week; according to Trion Worlds, the beta saw over a million sign-ups, with so many logins that the team was forced to open new beta servers on short notice. What else is new in the world of MMO testing? Destiny's beta kicked off earlier...

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Ultima Online overhauls factional PvP in publish 86

Broadsword Online has announced that Ultima Online's publish 86 will arrive on the test server this evening. Notably, the patch includes the first phase of the game's new Vice vs Virtue system, a massive ground-up rework of the existing faction PvP system intended to bring rewarding,...

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Nerd Kingdom on Yogventures!'s implosion and the future of TUG

Yesterday, Massively reported on the impending bankruptcy filing and cancellation of Kickstarted Winterkewl/Yogscast game Yogventures! and the alleged transfer of its assets over to TUG, a sandbox game by Nerd Kingdom that we've written about since its reveal last year. Journalists and gamers have...

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The Daily Grind: What's the ideal death penalty for an MMO?

If your first MMO was a modern themepark MMO, you might not realize that a corpse run and a small repair bill are fairly light penalties for death. In Ultima Online, if you couldn't make it back to your body in time, a devious player (or mob) might come along and relieve your corpse of its loot. If...

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Dota 2's 10 million dollar e-sports tourney will stream on ESPN

Whether or not you believe e-sports are real sports, Dota 2 is at least big enough for sports TV. Valve today publicized a deal that will bring streaming coverage of its MOBA's The International tournament to ESPN. Well, ESPN3, which is sort of like ESPN in the same way Dota 2 is like a sport....

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The Think Tank: Star Citizen and armchair speculation

This week, Star Citizen announced it's now raised a total of $48 million in crowdfunding and revealed its $50 million stretch goal, which is an absurd amount of money (but still not as absurd as how much some other AAA MMOs reportedly spent). "As a professional gamer and armchair developer with...

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Camelot Unchained emphasizes horizontal progression, won't rule out story

Welcome back to our coverage of City State Entertainment's batshit-crazy days for Camelot Unchained! A few weeks ago, we spoke with CSE co-founder Mark Jacobs about each of the topics being revealed this week via livestream; this afternoon, on the last and final day of BSC, let's tackle character...

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Camelot Unchained's territory control isn't just for uberguilds

Welcome back to our coverage of City State Entertainment's batshit-crazy days for Camelot Unchained! A few weeks ago, we spoke with CSE co-founder Mark Jacobs about each of the topics being revealed this week via livestream; this afternoon, we're examining the RvR map and territory control....

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