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.

Fractured adds new playable demon races and cash shop with its May 8th Invasion update

Dynamight Studios formally announced Fractured Online's next patch last night: Dubbed The Invasion, it heralds the arrival of two new player demon races, specifically...

Mortal Online 2 opens a new dungeon, adds new mounts, and tweaks sieges with its latest update

Testing is over and release is here: Mortal Online 2's latest content update is live this week, opening the doors to a new dungeon,...

Gaijin’s ocean adventure MMO Age of Water delays early access a week

Gaijin's seafaring survival MMO Age of Water was intended to rolled into the smooth ocean of early access tomorrow, but it's choppy waters instead,...

Life is Feudal MMO continues its comeback with a relaunch on Steam

In May of 2023, we learned that the MMO portion of Life is Feudal was coming back from its 2021 sunset under the stewardship...

Mortal Online 2 tests siege system updates, combat changes, and new mounts in latest PTR

Evidently, there aren't enough players in Mortal Online 2 who are taking part in the PvP sandbox's siege mechanics, which has led to a...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that earned a notorious reputation

Nobody wants a bad reputation. I mean, you can't make everyone everywhere approve of you, but you also don't have to go out of...

PvP MMORPG Abyss begins signups to an upcoming open playtest on Steam

Before it begins its early access release on April 18th, the PvP sandbox MMORPG Abyss has one more playtest to run - and this...

Sea of Thieves confirms crossplay and cross-progression for PS5 version

With Sea of Thieves inching closer to its April 30th launch on PlayStation 5, the team at Rare has decided to pull together an...

For Science: EVE Online’s Project Discovery initiative opens signups for mobile testing

At EVE Fanfest last fall, CCP Games announced that its latest Project Discovery push would essentially set EVE Online players to training AI in...

Albion Online details fortifications, siege banners, and territory chests coming in Foundations

Albion Online is looking to keep excitement for its April 15th Foundations update rolling, which means it's time for another sneak peek at major...

Ashes of Creation’s latest Alpha Two preview video takes a deep-dive of the Fighter class

The seemingly non-stop parade of Alpha Two preview videos from Ashes of Creation continues this weekend, as Intrepid Studios grants fans and followers of...
This is the face of giving a damn.

Vague Patch Notes: The limits of data in MMORPGs

Yesterday, I went on a rant about data. As you probably guessed from the various columns wherein I attempt to use data to analyze...
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Perfect Ten: MMOs that experienced a surprising comeback

It's hard to pass up a really good comeback story. We love it when a beloved something or someone is counted down and out......

EVE Online is running a ‘mass test’ of shadow fixes and other improvements today

How many of our EVE Online playing readers would like to test shadows? Then there's good news for you because CCP Games is scheduling...

EVE Vanguard’s latest playtest adds a mining laser, resource gathering, and suppression contracts

Playtesting for the EVE Vanguard module within EVE Online is continuing once more this weekend, and it's bringing several new feature updates for those...

Mortal Online 2 releases a new dungeon, combat polishing, dismemberment, and bear mounts

The feature set for the latest patch to Mortal Online 2 might sound like an odd stew since it's trying to marry riding bears...

CCP Games’ blockchain EVE Online spinoff Project Awakening plots next test phase for May

I can't blame you if you can't temper your skepticism for CCP's Project Awakening, both because CCP Games is notorious for failed EVE Online-universe...

Mortal Online 2 plans PTR test of mount stamina tweaks, combat updates, and rideable bears March 8

On Friday, March 8th, Mortal Online 2 is going to be opening its public test realm to let players kick the tires of one...

PSA: Fractured Online is hosting a free weekend and a sale starting Thursday

If you've been curious to try the sandbox MMORPG Fractured Online but you're nervous about buying an early access game or you're nervous about...

Changyou is sunsetting its global Shadowbane revival in May over ‘business adjustments’

So, remember back in 2021 when Shadowbane came back from the dead? I'm now sorry to report it's dying. Again. Longtime MMORPG fans will remember...