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.

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When the news gets filled with dark and horrible things (and maybe you start to be disgusted with companies and people), it is natural...

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I have grumped before about logging into an MMORPG and having a mechanic upended so thoroughly that it's cost me days or weeks of...

Competitive MMO Lands of Kehliel posts slow but sure progress on its first match

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Do you remember Lands of Kehliel? It first crossed our desk in November of last year, promising a competition-focused open world MMORPG experience where...

Ashes of Creation talks about its next testing steps and previews melee combat adjustments

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Like clockwork, Ashes of Creation is striding into August with its July development update livestream, and also like clockwork, the stream has plenty of...

The Daily Grind: What part of your MMO’s endgame do you participate in?

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In the comments of our recent piece on the Guild Wars 2 legendary armory, several of our regular readers got into a discussion on...

The MOP Up: Warface tops 117 million registered players, Skyforge is up to 13 million

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Warface -- no, not Warframe, it's that other game -- is being held up as one of the crown jewels in My.Games' portfolio. My.Games...

The Stream Team: Making a return trip to Craftopia’s latest early access build

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Last time MOP's Chris took a crack at Craftopia's early access build, it was still just evolving, with a fair bit of potential surrounded...

One Shots: When the sun goes down over New Yang City

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When the sun begins to set over the horizon in Blade and Soul, Utakata knows that another thrilling summer night is about to commence. But...

Genfanad is a browser-based ‘nostalgic’ MMORPG that also seeks to shake up RPG tropes

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Reading up about the old school-styled browser-based MMORPG Genfanad, I'm brought to mind another certain MMORPG that tries to both mirror the classics while...
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EVE Pulse recounts the Grand Heist, visual updates, and recent events ahead of the series’ fall refresh

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Busy followers of EVE Online will be happy to note that the game's latest episode of EVE Pulse is available for viewing, letting players...

Valheim showcases additional new decor items arriving with the Hearth and Home update

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Last month we got word about the Hearth and Home content update coming to Valheim, which is planning on bringing a variety of home...

Star Citizen features upcoming dynamic loot generation system in latest video

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After its usual quarterly hiatus, Star Citizen is back once more with its latest Inside Star Citizen episode, and this one is all about...
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MapleStory M introduces the Angelic Buster as part of its three-year anniversary festivities

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What's the best way to celebrate three years of operation for MapleStory M? Is it the addition of a new character with a sugary...
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Post-apocalyptic sandbox Xsyon makes big changes to gathering and crafting

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While it may be one of those smaller survival sandboxes that you forgot existed, Xsyon has continued to plug along with the occasional update....

Life Beyond talks about positive co-op gaming, open development, and update phases in Q&A video

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Darewise Entertainment, developers of the survival sandbox title Life Beyond, brought on the company's Chief of Staff Nathan Martin to answer a few questions...

Elite Dangerous Odyssey gets better planet visuals, rendering performance boosts, and a host of fixes today

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Today is the sixth update for the PC version of Elite: Dangerous Odyssey, bringing with it some feature adjustments, performance improvements, the improved camera...

Pearl Abyss has delayed Crimson Desert indefinitely

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Earlier this month, when Pearl Abyss emerged from over six months of silence on Crimson Desert to post a mocap video, we speculated that...

Albion Online tweaks several weapon skills and reduces zone skip waiting time

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Balance balance balance: That's what Sandbox Interactive is going for with today's Albion Online update aka Call to Arms patch 9 aka the Season...

Elite Dangerous outlines the changes to the camera suite arriving in the next PC update

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While it might not be the highest priority fix needed for the Elite: Dangerous Odyssey expansion, those who love to take screenshots of the...

Stick and Rudder: Trying EVE Online as a new player in 2021

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It’s not often one has the opportunity to step into a bit of MMO history and do so with a fresh set of eyes...

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