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.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 339: Kitchen sinks and the Tao of MMOs

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, Funcom, Mortal Online 2, WoW Classic, EverQuest II, Star Trek Online, and Final Fantasy XIV, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on the direction of Guild Wars 2 and WoW and what's going on with LOTRO's dead servers.

EVE Online players speculate at least 110K players are subscribed based on the August economic report

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Last month we reported on some number crunching done by a Redditor that took a stat from EVE Online's July economic report to tease...

Global Chat: New World beta pleases some, fails to grab others

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The buzz around MMO Town these days is on New World, and specifically, the open beta that wrapped up last week. So far, the...

Mortal Online 2 has shifted its launch to 2022, scraps early access plans

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It's the story of 2021 so far, that so many MMOs have seen delays, but hey, here's one more: Mortal Online 2 has bumped...

Stick and Rudder: Gaining traction as a newbie in EVE Online

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EVE Online has a reputation for being difficult for new players. The varied, complex systems, some of which are a product of the era...

EVE Online’s Quadrant 3: Gateway launches today, opening the doors for newbie onboarding

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Happy patch day, EVE Online: Gateway has arrived. Gateway is basically the third "quadrant" patch of the year, and it's all about the newbies...

EVE Online is running another ‘no-downtime’ experiment this week

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Shall we play a game? EVE Online's Senior Live Director Erlendur S. ├×orsteinsson aka CCP Explorer would like you to play forever. OK, maybe...

Mortal Online 2 says that 40,000 players have beta tested so far

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In advance of a final stress test coming next month, Mortal Online 2 announced that 40,000 players have streamed into the beta so far...

Considering the ‘housing crisis’ in MMOs like Ultima Online, FFXIV, and EVE Online

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MMORPGs with limited digital real estate for player housing such as ArcheAge and Ultima Online may be hurting rather than helping the overall game,...

EVE London is returning with a physical viewing party of the Alliance Tournament on November 6

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Fans of EVE Online in the UK or those who are able to travel to London have a little something to look forward to...

The MOP Up: Genshin Impact puts on a global concert

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There's no doubt among fans that Genshin Impact has an amazing soundtrack, so there should be a whole lot of people happy to hear...

Massively Overthinking: The worst chat in the MMORPG genre

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The first rule of MMORPGs is turn off global chat. Think about that for a sec. This is a genre that is expressly multiplayer...

EVE Online is implementing a new plan for ‘skill plans’ this fall

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CCP Games isn't finished tinkering with EVE Online's skill system: This week, it announced its plans for your plans - your skill plans, that...
Just barely avoided this fate.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that waved goodbye without ever making it to launch

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If you've somehow missed this fact, then I hate to be the one to inform you of it, but it's time you learned: MMOs...

Beta testing of EVE Online’s browser-based EVE Anywhere client expands to more European countries

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EVE Anywhere, the browser-based client of EVE Online that we first reported on in March, has been going through its beta testing phases rather...

Mortal Online 2 announces ‘savage’ September 6 stress test

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After a goodly while in closed alpha combat testing, Mortal Online 2 thinks that it's ready for the next best step and is proposing...

EVE Online’s July economic report may have unveiled the number of active subscribers

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EVE Online has kicked out its monthly econ report for July, which has plenty to snare the interest of the industrious Capsuleer, but it's...
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Daybreak breaks up with the Wandering Monster studio trademark

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Sorry, brain-hungry zombies, it's not going to work out. Just know that it's not you; it's Daybreak Game Company. Last year we noted that Daybreak...

Mortal Online 2 patches in mail, spells, and a city ahead of September stress test

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Mortal Online 2's latest beta patch has landed this week, promising a new round of character content. StarVault says that the 0.1.5.9 update has added...

EVE Online creates the Fleet Up program to support IRL community events, starts testing its Mac client

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Some people are starting to feel confident enough to meet up and gather in real life again, whether it's for smaller get-togethers or some...

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