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.

Battle Bards Episode 192: Mabinogi

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Is Mabonogi a muppet, a Welsh adventure, or a Korean MMORPG? It’s certainly an odd title, but its music is worthy of the Battle...
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The MOP Up: Who’s showing up to E3 this year?

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It remains to be seen how big or relevant E3 is going to be this year, but there certainly is interest in which studios...

The Game Archaeologist: Jumpgate and Jumpgate Evolution

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Historically, space-bound MMORPGs have not had as easy of a go as their fantasy counterparts. For one thing, there are proportionally fewer of them...

Star Citizen outlines the month ahead, addresses radar, plus one fan’s development retrospective

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The merry, merry month of May has a number of events and updates coming up for Star Citizen according to an outline posted on...

RuneScape provides another update on returning locked accounts, OSRS adds new tabletop games locations

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Just in case you might to have forgotten, RuneScape went through some issues this past March, with a login server meltdown that caused a...

Star Citizen discusses development work on improving radar, scanning, and pinging

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About half of the visual information taken in while flying around in Star Citizen is with your eyes and the other half is done...

EVE Online is declared immortal, draws scientists to its Project Discovery system, reveals a space cult

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There's quite the cocktail of news pieces floating out there in relation to EVE Online as that headline would suggest, so we'll collect them...

First impressions of Elyon’s western closed beta: Day one and a dungeon run

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I can't believe I'm actually playing Elyon on local servers. People have been excited for this game since it was called Ascent: Infinite Realm, and just...
No, saying that you don't care is not actually an answer.

Massively Overthinking: Is there an MMO you’d never be caught dead playing?

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So today's Massively Overthinking question is entirely the fault of fanny packs. I don't care how hard retailers and fashion gurus push fanny packs...

Albion Online just patched in a ton of hellgate buffs and combat balance tweaks

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Happy patch day, Albion Online folks! You're getting the fourth chunk to the Call to Arms chapter today, which Sandbox Interactive is calling a...

PlanetSide 2 releases Chapter 3 of its campaign to PC players

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After a bit of a delay for Daybreak to work on the containment site release, players of PlanetSide 2 on PC can now experience...

Star Citizen details work on Orison, server meshing, and AI behavior while hyping up Invictus Launch Week

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As we slide forward into May, it's time for CIG to check in with another Star Citizen progress report for the month of April....

Profane talks about mitigating PvP stagnation, avoiding zergs, and territory control mechanics in an AMA

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Insane Studios, the developers of the upcoming PvP sandbox Profane, arrived to the PC gaming subreddit for an AMA to field a variety of...

Trove updates the Chloromancer as ArcheAge hands out free ArchePass XP boosters

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If you blinked, you missed it: Trove rolled out a big update last week for the Chloromancer class on the PC. The patch changes...
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Combatless MMORPG A Tale in the Desert reboots later this month

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A Tale in the Desert, which MUD creator Richard Bartle called the "most innovative MMO from the last decade," is starting all over. Yet...

Black Desert PC changes underwear names, talks up a class tournament, and adds a horrible tech worm

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That headline sure reads like a mishmash of things for Black Desert, doesn't it? Well, that's kind of because it is, so really there's...

Crowfall talks up plans to add new player improvements, social UI features, and hot zones

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Yesterday saw yet another ACE Q&A livestream from Crowfall's J. Todd Coleman and Thomas Blair, which offered up a short-term development roadmap that promises...

Kakao Q1 2021 financials: ArcheAge 2 won’t be ready until at least 2024

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As MOP's own Carlo has written at length, Kakao is a massive company with its fingers in many pies - most recently the delicious...

EVE Online’s Foundation Quadrant celebrates the game’s 18 years and four empires with challenges and gifts

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If you thought that a call for player footage for a video montage was all that EVE Online was planning to do for its...

PSA: Download the Black Desert companion app, get an adorable pupper

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I admit, I don't play Black Desert very much and I very often ignore limited-time login gifts or rewards, but for the intensely adorable...

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