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.

Darkfall: Rise of Agon’s Akathar update introduces PvP changes, a new starting area, and a dye system

When you look good, you feel good, and no system in MMO gaming makes you look good faster than being able to dye your...

EVE Online abruptly removed ores from null sec as part of a wider resource distribution plan

Last week was likely a surprising one for the miners of EVE Online, as Veldspar and Spodumain rocks were abruptly removed from the...

MassivelyOP’s 2019 Golden Yachties: Most bizarre thing in an MMO this year

MassivelyOP's not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards begin today, and you'll notice we've given them a new name this year: the Golden Yachties. Many years ago on...
Ho, then when I say so, ho again.

The Massively Overpowered 2019 winter holiday MMO roundup

The holidays are here! Well, most of them are. Some of them might not be. And as is tradition here at Massively Overpowered, we...
EVEangelical.

EVE Online’s new policy allowing developers to play EVE Online is live

It's an often-recited statement by players in any MMO that the developers don't even seem to play the game, but in the case of...

EVE Evolved: First impressions of the EVE Echoes mobile beta

EVE Online has been a PC MMO staple now for over 16 years, carving out a niche for itself as a long-term hobby...

EVE Online details Triglavian recruitment tactics, High-Sec fights, and holiday events

For those of us who view events in EVE Online as more interesting to watch than actually participate in, then the events outlined...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offered the best PvP experience in 2019?

You might recall that in 2018, we swapped out our award for best PvP MMORPG. Neither our writers nor our readers in the...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v3.0

Behind history are people and stories, some of them well-known and some of them obscure. It has been my mission in The Game...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2019 predictions

The day has come: the day when we look back at last year's predictions for this year and see how we did. Yep,...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2019

Earlier this week, we granted our formal award for the biggest MMO story of the year. But biggest doesn't necessarily mean best or most...

Mortal Online devs announce Mortal Online 2 (again) – check out the trailer!

Way back in February, Mortal Online developer Star Vault announced it was following up that first MMORPG and its 2018 battle royale...
Set sail, etc.

Perfect Ten: The healthiest live MMOs at the end of 2019

Everyone is healthy! Good news! Every game is super healthy and absolutely no one has a terminal playerbase disease that may result in the...

EVE Online’s ‘free market’ patch – and new gambling system – are live

Today's EVE Online update is a juicy one for players who dip into the economic corner of the game, and let's be honest,...

The MOP Up: Mortal Online’s meaning of Christmas

What is Christmas like in a brutal and bloody sandbox MMORPG? To answer that, you'll need to head to Mortal Online for a first-hand...

EVE Online attempts a no-downtime experiment and announces structure gameplay changes

EVE Online has been doing things a bit differently this week, and while it's not "chaos," it certainly has made life in New...

EVE Online previews upcoming content updates due this winter, including the HyperNet Relay

The winter months in EVE Online are looking busy indeed if a preview video is any indication. Players can expect to see plenty...

EVE Online’s new HyperNet Relay reintroduces gambling to New Eden

Remember way back in 2016, when CCP Games outlawed gambling in EVE Online's universe after turning a blind eye for over a...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 248: Saying farewell to Aradune

Bree and Justin mourn Brad McQuaid, dip into Guild Wars 2, side-eye Stadia, imagine 20 more years of LOTRO, and enjoy watching EVE Online and Star Citizen's cons fight. Plus we tackle two mailbag questions about MMO genre positivity and playing solo in MMOs.
Capital city.

EVE Online patches in new balance adjustments and skills for Triglavian ships

The entire Triglavian invasion in EVE Online would feel less interesting if players couldn't learn to build those ships, and the latest patch...

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