gankbox

Gankboxes are sandboxes that place such an emphasis on unrestricted free-for-all PvP that ganking comes to dominate the entire game, to the detriment of the rest of the world design.

Jukebox Heroes: Exploring World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth’s patch music

One of my favorite modern trends of MMORPGs is that studios are no longer saving the entirety of a soundtrack for the base game or expansion releases. Oh sure, those usually get a great album push -- especially if it's one of the bigger games -- but for a while now, many studios have also been releasing new music on a steady basis with significant content patches.

EVE Evolved: Chatting up EVE Online world record holder Ethan ‘Katia Sae’ Richards

EVE Online player Ethan Richards is best known by the name of his in-game character Katia Sae, who earlier this year completed an...

The MOP Up: Star Trek Online’s thorny patrol

Cryptic is really hot to trot with Star Trek Online's new patrol system, and this past week the studio highlighted the third new one:...

Daybreak confirms yesterday’s layoffs and ‘realignment of the company into separate franchise teams’

Yesterday, we reported on the sad news that MMORPG company Daybreak Games had suffered yet another round of layoffs. As developers began weighing...

It looks like Daybreak’s been hit with yet another round of layoffs

Former H1Z1 Technical Director and PlanetSide Arena dev Josh "Autenil" Kriegshauser posted a tweet this evening suggesting that Daybreak has once again...

Mortal Online opens up a new starting zone for players with today’s Haven update

The word "haven" means a lot of things, but almost all of them relate to a feeling of safety. In a game like
Good grief.

EVE Online previews its October patch and releases its monthly economic report

The October release approaches swiftly for EVE Online, with the update scheduled for October 8th (in the wee hours of the morning for...

Mortal Online revamps the whole newbie experience in next week’s Haven update

It's been a minute since we talked about Mortal Online, which earlier this year began teasing Mortal Online 2 and last year...
But don't worry, they're not all murder-happy.

EVE Online brings back the Skilling Spree event

Ready to get some bonus skills in EVE Online? Eager to blow up some NPC ships in the game? Fond of avocado-mango sushi rolls?...

EVE Online releases CSM 14 summit minutes as players quibble over metrics

The Council of Stellar Management (CSM) in EVE Online has had its first summit and those who are eager to learn a bit...

The MOP Up: Warframe’s community designs stunning fashion

One really neat aspect of the ultra-popular Warframe is that Digital Extremes invites artistic community members to design cosmetics for the game. The...
Well, this isn't ideal.

MMO Business Roundup: Nexon drops Tree of Savior, plus DUNE hires and Pearl Abyss’ new HQ

Nexon's let go yet another MMO from its publishing stable. According to MMO Culture, Nexon has announced that it's closing down its Japanese server...

EVE Evolved: Is the EVE Online community a force for good in the world?

When we write or talk about MMO communities, we often focus on the practicalities of guilds or in-game events, the drama of forums, and...

The MOP Up: League of Legends’ future looks bright

Don't let games like Fortnite and Overwatch make you forget that League of Legends is still a thing. In fact, Riot...

EVE Online shares the numbers from the Aether Wars: Phase Two event

The second phase of EVE Online's tech demo for Aether Wars has long since come to a close, but there was still...
Talk talk talk.

EVE Online officially ends its nullsec blackout today

The nullsec communications blackout in EVE Online came with plenty of warning for players, but it was still a surreal experience for veterans when...

EVE Online will end the nullsec Blackout tomorrow

The first taste of chaos for EVE Online has been the Blackout: a shutdown of chat within nullsec space that has...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online is losing players, and no one can agree on why

Nobody wants to think that a favourite MMO is losing popularity, but with EVE Online now being over 15 years old, it's a...

EVE Online changes the rules for cyno field fitting and makes prettier wormholes in the September update

September's update for EVE Online has officially gone live, which makes some tweaks to what ships can fit cyno field generators...
Oh, boo-hoo.

EVE Online offers grief counseling for ship losses and celebrates exploration record

What's the hardest part of EVE Online for new players? It looks like CCP Games is betting that it's the sting when your first...

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