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.

H1Z1 opens wide the landscape of its new Outland map

Smaller size, muscle cars, and a place for pretty much every type of battle royale playstyle (though I always thought "shoot people, don't get...

EVE Evolved: What injecting chaos means for EVE Online

The past few weeks have been pretty transformative for EVE Online, with the global communications blackout across null-security space revitalising roaming gang PvP...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 231: EverQuest and Secret World prognostications

Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online, Pagan Online, EverQuest 3, Guild Wars 2, and Worlds Adrift, with adventures in WoW, SWG, and Villagers & Heroes, plus mailbag topics on The Secret World and MMO fashion.

EVE Online hints at a ‘chaos era’ and hikes up market fees

It's one thing to try to jar the Jenga tower of a sandbox title, but chaos? That's a word that's been bandied about by...

The MOP Up: H1Z1’s huge PlayStation 4 update

Do you remember when H1Z1 used to be about surviving the zombie apocalypse? Yeah, me neither. In any case, gear up and slide...

Global Chat: Ranking World of Warcraft’s expansions

Have you ever tried your hand at ranking all of World of Warcraft's expansions from worst to best? Sure you have, because everyone's done...

Darkfall Rise of Agon has reverted its combat system to one from over a year ago

I actually blinked when I read the patch notes for Darkfall: Rise of Agon's update this week. It's surprising for an MMO...

Perfect Ten: Great MMOs that will run just fine on your old computer

The other day a friend was telling me that he used to play EverQuest Online Adventures very regularly back in the day, but...

The MOP Up: Ragnarok Online EU is relaunching

Ragnarok Online is changing hands in Europe, and as part of that, the long-running fantasy MMO is relaunching with a different spin under...

Gloria Victis previews mounted combat, freebuilding, and guild improvements

Gloria Victis developer Black Eye Games popped on the MMORPG subreddit this morning with some interesting news about the game's development, specifically...

Massively Overthinking: Revisiting sheep and wolves in MMOs

One of the meta discussions we've been having here on MOP this week has centered on PvP sandbox titles like Albion Online, specifically...
Sure, let's rip this off.

Z1 Battle Royale’s latest patch is adding in race cars

So maybe Z1 Battle Royale (formerly H1Z1, formerly King of the Kill, briefly known as High Lord Algernon Whipoorwill And His Amazing...

Daybreak filed for yet another studio trademark just a week ago

Last week, we covered some odd happenings over at the MMORPG company formerly known as SOE and now known as Daybreak, and today we've...

EVE Online is handing out skill points like candy and planning a second huge Aether Wars playtest

CCP Games has been pushing out so many promos and events for EVE Online the last few weeks that it's hard to...
Noice.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 229: Adventures in Albion Online

Justin, Samon, and Bree discuss Daybreak, the new LOTR MMO Amazon is co-developing, EVE Online's comms blackout, Caravan Stories, and City of Heroes, with a sponsored segment on Albion Online's Percival update.

The Soapbox: Hoping for Amazon to succeed where Lord of the Rings Online failed

It's not often I really get excited about an upcoming MMORPG. Partly this is because of the industry slowing down, and partly this is...

Global Chat: Sucked into Shadowbringers

It's hard to deny the fact that this July, half of the online gaming population seems to be immersed into FFXIV's Shadowbringers expansion....

The Daily Grind: Which online game has a personality that mirrors yours?

Intentionally designed or not, every MMO and online game exudes a personality, and no two are exactly alike. It might be the cheerful anarchy...

Daybreak spent June creating even more new companies than we thought

This week, we've been covering some strange moves over at MMORPG company Daybreak, the studio long ago comfortably nestled under Sony's hierarchy as SOE...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online’s comms blackout will lead to absolute anarchy

All hell is about to break loose in EVE Online for the territorial alliances waging wars in the depths of space following some...

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