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.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 201: Under siege from new content

Justin and Bree discuss holiday events across the MMO world, PlanetSide Arena, SWTOR's Jedi Under Siege, Elite Dangerous, EverQuest, LOTRO, and Pantheon, with mailbag questions on MMO-like communities and ditching MMO quests.

The Stream Team: A first look at Prosperous Universe

Massively OP's MJ has long talked about her plans to set up a family business is a sandbox MMORPG. With Prosperous Universe, a business...

Massively OP’s 2018 MMO Video Game Music Awards

We have been talking a lot about what we've been playing this year and what we're looking forward to in 2019 and beyond, but...

Leaderboard: What was the most overrated MMO of 2018?

Every year for the last many years, we've done some sort of award for the most underrated MMO, or even the year's sleeper hit....

Choose My Adventure: I am not good at drug running in Star Citizen

There's a rather popular quote in military circles that goes "no plan survives contact with the enemy." This quote springs to my mind...

Fallout 76 may be flipping on its no-lockboxes vow

With only days to go until New Year's Eve, Bethesda has to redouble its efforts to run Fallout 76 right into the ground....

The Daily Grind: What was the most painful MMO sunset of 2018?

I have a feeling I know what the answer to this question is going to be for a lot of folks - WildStar...

Star Wars Galaxies’ Wookiee Life Day returns on the Legends emu – nobody can sunset the Holiday Special

If for some reason you're angling to check out an MMO holiday inspired by a television special so terrible that George Lucas has...
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The Repopulation’s long-awaited update is arriving December 18

Yes, you're getting an update to game mechanics in The Repopulation for this holiday season. And that's the true meaning of Christmas, patches for The...

MMO Business Roundup: Stardew, Curse, Epic, Niantic, unionization, and HOTS’ wrecked esports scene

Welcome back to another catch-all post of gaming business stuff that might otherwise slip through the cracks! Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone, who recently...

Trove’s Crystal Combat update arrives on PC tomorrow, delays on consoles

For a moment, at least, Trove players can put aside the fears of the past couple months with the Gamigo acquisition to enjoy...

Mortal Online devs will launch Mortal Royale to Steam early access today

So here's a thing that did not exactly make my list of favorite trends this year: MMOs transparently courting the battle royale market...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the best graphical appeal as of 2018?

We don't give out a formal end-of-the-year award for MMO graphics at Massively OP. It'd be almost impossible to come to a consensus. As...

Ultima Online’s Raph Koster says Fortnite is more like an MMO than we might think

It's like people are discovering MMOs all over again. Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies creator Raph Koster recently expressed amusement at the...

One Shots: Adventures beyond worlds

"Hey," said Rafael. "Who said there isn’t any exploring on Blade and Soul, huh? Look at this secret place in Solak. Just found...

The MOP Up: Echo of Soul returns

Korean MMO Echo of Soul is now back on Steam early access after the title was shut down back around 2015 and...

The Stream Team: Commemorating Star Wars Galaxies’ deathday in an emu

Massively OP's MJ celebrates Star Wars Galaxies with an Emu romp for its birthday, but this year she's also going to have a memorial...

Dual Universe opens winter alpha to all Kickstarter donors next week

If you put any money at all into sci-fi sandbox Dual Universe back during its 2016 Kickstarter, you're about to have a happy...

More details emerge about Studio Wildcard’s Atlas as next week’s launch looms

Even with a slight delay, the launch of Studio Wildcard's Atlas has come out of nowhere this holiday season and sent many...

You HAVE to see these Roaring Twenties-inspired Star Citizen clothes concept pieces

Chris Roberts and Sandi Gardiner are back at the helm of Star Citizen's Around the Verse this week, and it's fun! But...

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