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.

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The Daily Grind: Do you like PvP battlegrounds in MMOs?

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I know it's cool to hate on battlegrounds in MMOs, but I kinda don't. I cut my teeth on scrappy open-world gankbox PvP, and...
Well, maybe this part.

Massively Overthinking: Is ‘layering’ tech actually MMO community poison?

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MOP reader ACuriousTanuki left a brilliant comment on a Palia article earlier this month that I thought deserved more discussion. Tanuki wondered about how...

E3 2021: EVE Online talks up the launch of its EVE Academy website

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EVE Online promised that it was going to talk about something during the PC Gaming Show portion of this year's E3, and sure enough,...

EVE Online’s upcoming Enter the Portal update features adjustments to the game’s sneaky spaceships

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For the cloak and dagger-loving EVE Online player, the variety of black ops ships are some pretty good choices, but they could be better....
she's a killah

MOP’s quick and dirty guide to finding the perfect MMORPG for your tastes

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Probably one of the most commonly asked questions both here on Massively OP and in various MMORPG discussions everywhere else too is simply, "What...

EVE Online adds mobile observatories and begins CSM 16 voting, EVE Echoes launches exploration

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Things are happening in EVE Online. To be fair, things are always happening in EVE Online, but there's some specifically new things happening, starting...

E3 digital’s PC Gaming Show promises 39 new trailers, including something from EVE Online

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Since this year's E3 showcase will once more be all-digital, we've got big swaths of presentation shows to look forward to. Among those is...

Mortal Online 2 introduces mounted combat, adds anti-cheat software, and lets players flip each other off

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Remember when I said that one of my favorite pastimes in reading Mortal Online 2 patch notes is finding the more unique update features?...

Massively Overthinking: Do you associate music with memory in MMOs?

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The other night, I tried to log in to the Star Wars Galaxies emu and the music hit me hard. See, I play SWG...

Gloria Victis makes a number of adjustments to resource gathering in latest update

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Gloria Victis -- the actual sandbox MMO, not the spinoff game -- has recently put out an update that makes a wide variety of...

NetEase launches new cross-platform sci-fi multiplayer online title Infinite Lagrange

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NetEase is launching a new online game today: It's called Infinite Lagrange, and it's a multiplayer sci-fi strategy simulation title with a noticeable EVE...

Eight major unannounced MMO projects that are in the works

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There's nothing more tantalizing nor frustrating than knowing that an MMO or MMORPG is in the works but hasn't been formally announced yet. We...

EVE Online teams up with the University of Iceland to offer an online course about digital friendship

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EVE Online is an MMO that has traditionally struggled to reconcile its massive player-led charity efforts and citizen science initiatives with extreme playerbase toxicity...

EG7 Q1 2021 financials: The Daybreak MMOs are headed to the 4Game platform

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The buyout of Daybreak by Swedish games company Enad Global 7 was one of the biggest MMO stories of 2020, and it's remained a...
GOrging.

Project Gorgon is adding an optional subscription and perks with today’s update

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Project Gorgon is much-loved around here, winning best indie MMO several years running thanks to its dogged devotion to being, well, the weirdest and...

EVE Online has launched the EVE Academy to help new players find their footing

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Entering the world of EVE Online for the first time can be daunting, to say the least. With a variety of systems, a myriad...

Massively Overthinking: How much should MMO subs be in 2021?

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MMORPG blogger Wilhelm at The Ancient Gaming Noob has a fantastic piece up this month on the traditional $15 MMO subscription. He dips back...

Darkfall Rise of Agon’s Chinese VIP-only server officially opens to all players tomorrow

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We've waded through the waist-deep mire of Google Translate to bring you this Darkfall: Rise of Agon news. Readers will recall that the sandbox...
Oh, victis.

Survival management game Siege Survival: Gloria Victis officially launches

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What would you do if you were responsible for managing a keep and its people during a siege? You can now more accurately answer...
Not water.

EVE Online adjusts nullification and warp core stabilizers, tests a tool to counteract cloaked campers

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Capsuleers of EVE Online that like to be sneaky out in space are going to want to take notice of some changes to the...

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