sandbox

Sandboxes are a type of MMO that emphasize player freedom and expression. They frequently include mechanics for building, crafting, trading, character customization and development, roleplaying, destruction, and significant interaction with the world and other players. A sandbox that is dominated by an open-PvP or free-for-all ruleset is sometimes pejoratively called a gankbox. Contrast with the themepark.

The Stream Team: Celebrating the would-be 16th anniversary of Star Wars Galaxies

When a game has an impact like Star Wars Galaxies did, you celebrate its anniversary. Today, SWG would have turned 16. Luckily, Massively OP's...
Old and busted.

Old School RuneScape is taking aim at account security

You all have phones, right? Because you can use those to enable two-factor authentication for RuneScape, something that Jagex strongly encourages you to...

Wandering Wraeclast: The wonderful world of Path of Exile’s Hideout housing

When I first started playing Path of Exile, I never envisioned that housing would become available. And not just housing, but good housing...

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...

Enter to win a MapleStory Pathfinder leveling pack in honor of today’s Pathfinder launch!

Classic MapleStory is launching a big update today for the Pathfinder class, the game's equivalent of a legendary arcane archer. "Pathfinder was originally training...

Project Gorgon’s June update tweaks unarmed, gardening, sonic damage, and footsteps

Hey Project Gorgon, what are you up to this summer. Oh, you've got a new patch? And it's got a bunch of...

Black Desert’s new Shai class (and her donkey!) has officially launched today

If you rolled a Shai during her preview week in Black Desert, then good news for you today: You can actually play...
Speaking of deaths and looping...

Fallout 76 adjusts Nuclear Winter balance, squashes a whole bunch of bugs

Fallout 76's recently introduced Nuclear Winter battle royale mode graduates from pre-beta to beta today as Bethesda rolls out the game's latest...

Wurm Online is tweaking legendary monster spawns, resetting a server, and adding new shadows

Wurm Online's regular community newsletter has the usual sweep of different topics for fans of the sandbox MMORPG to look over. In...

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...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 226: On the cusp of FFXIV’s Shadowbringers

Eliot, Justin, and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers, Harry Potter Wizards Unite, WoW Rise of Azshara, SWTOR, Camelot Unchained, and Champions Online, with a mailbag question on XIV's endgame.

Conan Exiles’ Warmaker’s Sanctuary dungeon patch has launched on PC

Conan Exiles' next big thing is here in the form of a new patch launching on PC today (and consoles later)....

Star Citizen announces the first sale dates for CitizenCon tickets and hints at persistence in 3.6

It's almost CitizenCon season, which is most definitely an odd sentence to be typing about a sandbox MMO that hasn't even neared full release...
so bye

Fallen Earth has had two very bad months, but work is still being done on the game

Matt Scott, CEO of Little Orbit, has popped back over to the official Fallen Earth forums to offer an update on the game's...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the most satisfying ‘massively’ content?

A while back, I saw a great thread on the MMORPG subreddit about "massive team PvP." The writer was looking specifically for games...

MMO sim RAW lets you live out your fantasy of being a convenience store clerk, seeks Kickstarter funding

Have you ever wished that you could spend your days slinging cigarettes over a counter? Or market used cars to gullible customers? Or grow...

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...

The MOP Up: Aion Legions of War brings the fight to cheaters

Aion: Legions of War is still trying to make the best of its first few months, but it's going to take some serious...

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...

One Shots: The gloaming hour

Are you a morning person or do you come alive in the evening? Depending on the day/night cycle of an MMORPG, you may in...

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