Originally posted by Trenchgun
Again, you'r ignorant and misusing the term witout a clue about what is possible in darkfall. The more you use EVE as a comparison the more ignorant you show yourself to be because Darkfall already has all those fundamental aspects of EVE's sandboxing incorporated, even though by the ignorant double standards you try to set for darkfall EvE would not be a sandbox game either. You can't have it both ways.
Your egregiously stupid attempt at analogizing WoW is also a complete failure on such a level that it's not worth acknowleding.
You need to start here then do the effort to work your way back to understanding and applying it, I won't do the work for you just becaue you refuse to stop being ignorant:
A sandbox-style video game (or a video game with an optional sandbox mode) is a video game with an open-ended and non-linear style of gameplay, or a mode of gameplay within a game that is more often played in a goal-directed manner. The sandbox analogy is used to describe this style of gaming because, as with a physical sandbox, the user is simply allowed to do what he or she wishes (with the available game elements and within the limitations of the game engine — the metaphoric toys within, and boundaries of, the sandbox). This free-form experimentation is either an end unto itself — in contrast to competing models of gaming — or is a variant modality that has no effect on more traditional or usual play of the same game, such as scores, game level advancement milestones, player rankings, etc. Just as a real-world sandbox can be smoothed out and resculpted again and again, so the sandbox game or game mode can be played and explored repeatedly without a linear "plot" or a particular set of expectations, nor any lasting gameplay consequences.
You'll be ready to re-enter this thread when you've taken the time to comprehend what that actually means, instead of just making up whatever you want to define sandbox gaming on the fly.
Right. And DF offers exactly what? DF is nothing more than a PvP oriented RPG. The rest you can do (like mining and the sort) is just too weak. Seriously, If I wanted to be a crafter, DF isnt for me. Don't kid yourself, Mr. Dictionary.