death penalty

Sea of Thieves abandons its planned death tax, focuses on griefing

Don't worry, death-prone pirates: You won't have to pay the piper more than once when you go down to Davy Jones' locker. Some players raised...

EVE Evolved: What pushes EVE Online players to breaking point?

How many times have you read the comments on an EVE Online article and found someone talking about an experience they had that turned...

Saga of Lucimia discusses running after your corpse when you die in a pit

Show of hands, readers: How many of you have had great fun dealing with corpse runs, trying to retrieve your gear from the spot...

Sea of Thieves’ death penalty is unique — and social

What happens when you die? Sea of Thieves has its own unique answer to the question. Instead of popping back at a binding point...
Die, die, die!

Crowfall details the mechanics of death, resurrection, and swapping characters

You will die while playing Crowfall. That's pretty much inevitable. But you will also never die in Crowfall, because you are not your character;...
Beware, beware, beware.

Shroud of the Avatar explains its skill decay death penalty

These days, most MMO players don't think about death penalties as much more than a time and/or small repair cost for gear. When it...
So... who's buying?

Life after death in Crowfall

What happens when you die? As long as you're limiting this question to Crowfall, ArtCraft said that players have a choice over their afterlife destiny....

EVE Evolved: The single-shard sandbox economy

The debate about what makes a good sandbox game is as old as the term itself, and everyone seems to have a different view...

Heretics storm into Albion Online

Albion Online is beefing up its PvE game with this month's Cador update. If you've been following this title for any length of time,...

Massively OP’s guide to MMORPG death penalties

In real life, when you die the penalty is... death. You just get that one go at things. But in MMOs, player characters are...

The Daily Grind: Why don’t more PvP sandboxes have consequences?

Eco's recent stretch goal reveal tickled my fancy, mainly because I've been ranting about the lack of meaningful criminal justice systems in PvP sandboxes for...

Eco’s proposed death penalty doesn’t mess around

Eco, the global ecosystem survival game that recently blew through its $100,000 Kickstarter goal, has added a player-run criminal justice PvP system as a...

Xsyon is looking for your feedback on infirmaries, death penalty tweaks

Post-apocalyptic sandbox Xsyon got a developer update post this week. Notorious Games' blogged briefly about changes to the game's infirmaries and guides, which it says...

EVE Evolved: Four lessons sandbox MMOs can learn from EVE

The past few years have seen a resurgence of support for sandbox MMOs, both of the trying-to-be-minecraft creative kind and the hardcore nuke-it-from orbit...