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.

This took some work.

The Game Archaeologist: Ironman modes and elective permadeath

One facet of video games that's been around almost since the very beginning is difficulty levels. This allowed the player to choose how hard...
It looks better.

A communications blackout threatens EVE Online

The recent Triglavian invasions of EVE Online's galaxy is starting to impact the player population in an unexpected quarter: by denying pilots the...

EVE Evolved: NPC invasions wreak havoc across EVE Online

When CCP Games released a new EVE Online expansion named Invasion at the end of last month, players were readying themselves...

The MOP Up: Prosperous Universe’s economy gets a boost with local markets

The economy obviously is a major component of the upcoming Prosperous Universe -- it's kind of hinted at right there in the name,...

Perfect Ten: The MMORPGs boasting the most expansions

In 2018 alone, the MMORPG industry saw no less than 14 major expansions release for various titles, and in 2019 we've had at...

EVE Online kicks out a QoL update for June that brings repairs to high sec and optimized character rendering

We all love those big ticket, marquee game features when an MMO updates, but sometimes it really is all about the little stuff. The...

Shadowbane’s player-run rogue server wipes to start a new season

Feeling more than a little antsy as you continue to wait for your PvP dreams to come true in Crowfall? You could chew...
Space and stuff.

EVE North 2019: A huge battle once broke out in EVE Online, but not a single player was involved

Massive battles are the norm for sci-fi MMO EVE Online, with players routinely clashing in their hundreds or thousands over territorial claims...
Call the WAAAAAMbulance.

Global Chat: Daybreak is a zombie, walking

What can call an MMO blogger out of retirement? A game studio putting in below the bare minimum of effort in its updates seems...

The Game Archaeologist: Sierra’s Fates of Twinion and Ruins of Cawdor

A few years ago I regaled you with the fascinating tale of one of the very first multiplayer graphical MUDs, the absurdly named

Gloria Victis recaps siege weaponry, PvP ranking, events, and guild heraldry

Gloria Victis has been pumping out new content like mad the last few months. As we noted in our check-in last week,...

Gloria Victis expands warfare with new siege engines as combat sync improvements continue

It's been a while since we last checked in with medieval-fantasy sandbox Gloria Victis, and it seems like the folks at Black...

EVE Online opens voting for its next CSM and dates Fanfest 2020

Time flows like a river. Seasons change. Animals migrate. Total strangers make insipid arguments at one another online. There are things one can count...

H1Z1 launches season 4 as Daybreak says it’s ‘not ready to call it quits’ on Z1 Battle Royale

Z1 Battle Royale - the PC game once known as H1Z1 - has had a rough year or two, losing most...
Keen.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 222: A good EVEning to be invaded

Brendan joins Justin and Bree for a sponsored segment on EVE Online's upcoming expansion and Fanfest world tour, plus news from FFXIV, Dauntless, Astellia, Black Desert, and DCUO, with mailbag topics on Old School RuneScape and MMO cinematic trailers.

The Invasion begins with EVE Online’s latest expansion

Abyssal Deadspace was not enough to hold the Triglavians, which means dire things for New Eden. But more importantly, it means new content for...

EVE Evolved: Getting ready for the Invasion in EVE Online

EVE Online's Invasion expansion lands in just two days on May 28th, and there are plenty of things you can do now...

The Survivalist: What ever happened to the smaller survival sandbox MMOs? Part two

Last week we learned what was up with a number of the smaller survival sandbox MMOs. Sadly, some have faded away, but others...

Massively Overthinking: What are your favorite MMO ‘chores’?

A few months ago, The Outline ran a piece on Red Dead Redemption 2 titled I don't wanna do my video...

EVE Online’s Invasion starter pack just went on sale for 100% off on Steam

While EVE Online has a limited free-to-play Alpha tier, new players can get a leg up on starting by buying one of the...

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