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.

EVE Online changes F2P mission access to combat bots and releases its first economic report of 2019

There's been an unfortunate increase of RMT activity in New Eden recently, and in the delicate balancing act that is the in-game economy of...
OFF WITH HIS KNEES

Gloria Victis introduces movable catapults, streamlines crafting system

For Valentine's Day, the folks at Gloria Victis gave their players a rather unconventional present: movable catapults. Sure, they may not be able...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online has a gambling problem

The gambling debate has kicked off again in EVE Online, this time in response to the annual Guardian's Gala event that's currently running...

EVE Online’s Alliance Tournament is taking a hiatus for 2019

2019 is looking to be a year of big changes for EVE Online's usual yearly events: On top of the Reykjavik Fanfest being...
Mortal Online

Mortal Online devs say they’re building Mortal Online 2 and bringing existing lifers and wealth along

Sandbox MMO Mortal Online developer Star Vault made headlines last year for Mortal Royale, a battle royale that boasts a giant map...

EVE Online: The February release, Guardian’s Gala, CCPlease, chat mess compensation, and Burn Jita 2019

Happy patch day, capsuleers: CCP Games has patched up EVE Online with the February release, which focuses heavily on quality-of-life additions for...

EVE Evolved: How working with NPCs could improve EVE Online

While EVE Online is primarily based around the conflicts that arise between groups of players competing in the same virtual universe, the New...
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EVE Online moves cynosural fields to a separate overview filter with its February update

If you have never wanted to see a cynosural field in your overview in EVE Online, the game's February patch will take care of...

H1Z1’s PC team makes the game look more old-school than ever before

While it will never be mistaken for the ultra-colorful and cartoony Fortnite, H1Z1 -- sorry, Z1 Battle Royale -- is doing what...
Where am I? No one gets to know.

Interview: Legends of Aria’s dungeon expansion, early access, ganking, housing, and cash shop philosophy

Indie old-school sandbox MMORPG Legends of Aria has become a household name among MMO players over the last few months, first rolling into...
Hooray, everything is meaningless.

H1Z1 adds ranked leaderboards for PlayStation 4 with its season 3 update

Are you tracking your progress as well as you could in H1Z1 on PlayStation 4? Sure, you think you're doing better now, but are you really...

EVE Online’s new beta launcher allows custom settings for launching groups of accounts

CCP Games, what are you folks up to? First it was a brand-new get-acquainted-with-EVE-Online trailer for enticing newbies. Now the game itself is...

The MOP Up: FFXIV tickles the ivories

One of the best (of many) features in Final Fantasy XIV is its amazing soundtrack. And just when you think you've heard it...
Unbalance.

Gloria Victis updates open-world PvP to target differences in nation strength

The idea of having three-faction PvP in an MMO is that when one faction is dominating, the two remaining weaker factions can team up...
Whooops.

MMO Business Roundup: Netmarble’s Nexon bid, Warframe’s owners, PC H1Z1, and the Fortnite kid who saved us from Facetime

Welcome back to another roundup of the business of business in the MMO and multiplayer world! Among the multiple companies apparently considering serious...

EVE Online releases brand-new 2019 trailer with plenty of eyecandy

Sci-fi MMORPG EVE Online is coming up on its 16th anniversary this summer, though this will be its first under its new...

Choose My Adventure: Where Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen meet

I'm going to attempt to connect apples and oranges here. In my final days with Elite Dangerous for CMA, I have actually managed...

Perfect Ten: The worst MMORPG expansions of all time

A great MMO expansion brings so much to the table: fresh excitement for a game, new classes, innovative features, expanded vistas, additional races, and...

EVE Online cracks down on cheaters, again, and contemplates more free-to-play gates

You'd think that people might think twice about cheating in EVE Online, given that in 2018 alone, the company banned tens of...

Ashes of Creation yoinks another ex-Daybreaker, this one a community manager

Ashes of Creation's Intrepid Studios has been grabbing up Daybreak devs left and right, and now it's hired a new one: Sarah...

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