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.

No, saying that you don't care is not actually an answer.

Raph Koster explains Star Wars Galaxies’ TEF PvP system

A long time ago on a website far, far away, we were having a discussion about modern MMOs and their inability to make sandboxes more than thinly...
ArcheAge

Leaderboard: Which style of MMO PvP do you prefer?

MMO PvP comes in a lot of different flavors, and while all of them involve sticking the pointy end into the other man to...

EVE Online re-opens alliance logo submissions

After being placed on hold for further review, the submission process for EVE Online alliance logos is back open and ready for...
Bears.

How Daybreak thwarts H1Z1 cheaters

Getting screwed over by other players cheating in H1Z1 isn't a fun feeling, even though the game is still in early testing and...

Gloria Victis upgrades to Unity 5 engine

Forget what you think you know of Gloria Victis' looks, as the devs announced that they've switched up the game engine to Unity...

H1Z1 adds grouping system and zombified players this month

Your secret dream of becoming a zombie -- yeah, we read your diary -- will get a virtual assist from this month's H1Z1...
Syrio Forel

The Daily Grind: Would you play a Game of Thrones MMO?

Did you watch Game of Thrones last night? I didn't. I'll get around to it eventually, though, I'm sure. How about a Game of...

MMO Mechanics: How strong communities are barriers-to-exit

MMOs occupy a unique position in our game libraries because they include a wide range of clever mechanics that keep us logging in day...
I'm awesome but not in this.

Crowfall unveils the badass lady Champion

Crowfall unveiled the concept art for the female Champion today, and... well, it's pretty great. She's huge, she's visibly powerful, and she's...
What you are chasing and will not get.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that let you turn real money into MMO money

Two days ago, World of Warcraft launched the WoW Token service, which will kill the game forever. It thus joins the list...

The Stream Team: Building an H1Z1 fort

It's survival of the fort-est! A huge part of succeeding in H1Z1 is having a safe place to stash all your survival needs. MassivelyOP's...

EVE Online fan calculates an 18% drop in subscriptions

There used to be a time when CCP would eagerly release every new subscriber milestone that EVE Online hit, but that era...

EVE Evolved: Four lessons sandbox MMOs can learn from EVE

The past few years have seen a resurgence of support for sandbox MMOs, both of the trying-to-be-minecraft creative kind and the hardcore nuke-it-from orbit...

The Stream Team: Hunting down a set of wheels in H1Z1

Thanks to H1Z1's big patch, MassivelyOP's MJ can finally play someone with hair -- albeit still a male -- and she's going to...

‘Big damn patch’ arrives in H1Z1

There are patches, there are big patches, and then there are big damn patches. H1Z1 updated with the latter today, adding in...

Sword and Bored: Poof! Poof! Poof! Poof!

Realizing that open PvP servers are wretched hives of scum and villainy, Mo decides to reroll.
Uh, no.

Pathfinder Online launches head start access on April 1st

Early Enrollment players are now playing Pathfinder Online. Explorer Enrollment players, too. Starting on April 1st, Head Start players from the game's second...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: March 28, 2015

This week's crowdfunding news was all about Crowfall. Seriously, we must've written about Crowfall like 76 times or something. In the end, the most...

H1Z1 publishes development roadmap

Wondering where H1Z1 is going to go after its successful pre-pre-launch? Well now there's a handy way to tell that game's future,...
Worlds Adrift

Worlds Adrift explains why it can’t disable PvP

Worlds Adrift has updated its website with a new design-focused blog that sheds quite a bit of light on how the game...

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