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General Discussion Forum » The Pub at MMORPG.COM » List of Sandbox MMOs - Sticky Please

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OP  6/29/13 12:02:51 PM#1

Theres no way to filter for Sandbox type games in the game list, so thought I would start making one. Apologies if there is one somewhere. Maybe the Devs can sticky that one instead.

Whats a sandbox?  Argue about it there... Ill will stick to the obvious ones, but I haven't played every sandbox yet, so feel free to point out what I missed.

 

The List

  • EVE Online
  • Darkfall
  • WURM
  • Perpetuum
  • Ultima Online
  • Anarchy Online
  • Xsyon
  • Mortal Online
  • Ryzom
  • Age of Wushu
  • Entropia
  • Asherons Call
  • Faldon
Edit - since there was some confusion.
 

All obvious sandbox MMORPGs have some things in common:

freedom - the player is given tools and a general nudge in the right the direction to start but can then basically do whatever they want

open world - limited instancing or walls

massive number of players possible in one logical space

role playing - a general lore or story which sets the background

competition of some form

 

If you feel any of these games don't include this, Im happy to remove them. I am most interested in collecting a list of purist sandbox MMORPGs.

 
  Maquiame

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6/29/13 12:05:00 PM#2
Ryzom is arguably better than most games on that list, please add it.

Any mmo worth its salt should be like a good prostitute when it comes to its game world- One hell of a faker, and a damn good shaker!

  bcbully

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6/29/13 12:05:05 PM#3

Age of Wushu. 

 

add to your list. It's probably the best on the list. if you like people more than space ships 15-20 million worldwide. 

 

When I eat chocolate chip pie it just doesn't feel like chocolate chip cookies. The texture, the consistency, it's just not the same and this is disappointing.

  legendsolo

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6/29/13 12:10:53 PM#4

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6/29/13 12:14:10 PM#5
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OP  6/29/13 12:56:11 PM#6
Originally posted by legendsolo
there is already a list http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/349518

Ah well then, 1. mmorpg search box sucks and 2. mods, please sticky THAT thread, although mines a bit more strict I guess. Fallen Earth is not an obvious sandbox. It just has some elements.

  furbans

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6/29/13 1:37:34 PM#7

Yeah... Perpetuum that is on past life support and where a few Devs are left....

Mortal Online that has failed to get the Greenlight on Steam or how it has cheated it's customers is buggy/exploitive as hell and the only reason it's not shut down is because spoiled lil rich kid's daddy is paying to keep it running...

  arieste

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6/29/13 1:41:54 PM#8

Fallen Earth is missing. 

 

Also, if you consider AO a sandbox, you can probably consider AoC one too, in terms of being able to build cities, attack other people's cities, etc.  They're both hybrids really.

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  gekkothegrey

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6/29/13 1:43:37 PM#9

Forgot everquest 2

 

  DamonVile

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6/29/13 1:52:39 PM#10
Originally posted by mCalvert
Originally posted by legendsolo
there is already a list http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/349518

Ah well then, 1. mmorpg search box sucks and 2. mods, please sticky THAT thread, although mines a bit more strict I guess. Fallen Earth is not an obvious sandbox. It just has some elements.

That thread is just a bunch of ppl arguing about what a sandbox is and the OP almost never comes to the forums to update it.

This one of course will become just another argument but atleast you're active...for now :P

 

  dar_es_balat

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6/29/13 1:55:03 PM#11

Entropia Universe

 

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  Triadninja

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6/29/13 1:57:17 PM#12
Divergence Online should be on the list, even though its not out yet.
  nerovipus32

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6/29/13 1:57:19 PM#13
Originally posted by bcbully

Age of Wushu. 

 

add to your list. It's probably the best on the list. if you like people more than space ships 15-20 million worldwide. 

How exactly is age of wushu a sandbox? You can't build things in that game.

  nerovipus32

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6/29/13 1:58:32 PM#14
Originally posted by Triadninja
Divergence Online should be on the list, even though its not out yet.

A game that is not even complete and hasn't it's features flesh out should be on this list? Right...

  legendsolo

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6/29/13 2:04:14 PM#15
Originally posted by DamonVile
Originally posted by mCalvert
Originally posted by legendsolo
there is already a list http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/349518

Ah well then, 1. mmorpg search box sucks and 2. mods, please sticky THAT thread, although mines a bit more strict I guess. Fallen Earth is not an obvious sandbox. It just has some elements.

That thread is just a bunch of ppl arguing about what a sandbox is and the OP almost never comes to the forums to update it.

This one of course will become just another argument but atleast you're active...for now :P

 

because there is no need to update it? As far as I know there isnt a new one released.

  azzamasin

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6/29/13 2:14:51 PM#16
Asheron's Call is missing from the list as well.

If your idea of a Sandbox is open FFA Full Loot PvP, full crafted world with minimal support for anything combat then your sandbox ideas are bad! Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

  SomeHuman

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6/29/13 2:17:40 PM#17

Some playable Alphas (terraforming/crafting/multiplayer):

  • StarForge (on STEAM)
  • Planet Explorers (free download, playable)
  • Starmade (free download, playable, multiplayer servers active)
 
Also a decent listing here for upcoming sandbox games from STEAM: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=135773904

 

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  azzamasin

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6/29/13 2:32:16 PM#18
Originally posted by nerovipus32
Originally posted by bcbully

Age of Wushu. 

 

add to your list. It's probably the best on the list. if you like people more than space ships 15-20 million worldwide. 

How exactly is age of wushu a sandbox? You can't build things in that game.

 Show me in the definition of where you need to be able to build something to label it a sandbox.  Sandbox means non-linear, open ended gameplay. Period.

If your idea of a Sandbox is open FFA Full Loot PvP, full crafted world with minimal support for anything combat then your sandbox ideas are bad! Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

  DamonVile

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6/29/13 2:49:36 PM#19
Originally posted by azzamasin
Originally posted by nerovipus32
Originally posted by bcbully

Age of Wushu. 

 

add to your list. It's probably the best on the list. if you like people more than space ships 15-20 million worldwide. 

How exactly is age of wushu a sandbox? You can't build things in that game.

 Show me in the definition of where you need to be able to build something to label it a sandbox.  Sandbox means non-linear, open ended gameplay. Period.

That's your definition. In my sandbox I built things...a game without "sand" isn't a sandbox to me.

  DMKano

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6/29/13 2:54:15 PM#20

you are missing ArcheAge and Everqurest Next

Both have (will have) enough sandbox features to be on the list.

Also the list should be broken up into AAA and indie as the quality of those games is night and day.

Seeing wurm/mortal online next to EVE just hurts.

 

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