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Whats the best sandbox mmo out right now?

funconfuncon Key West, FLPosts: 258Member
That is not to complicated to get into like Eve. And that is not old as dirt like many sandboxes. I'm looking for a fantasy world with nice graphics.
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  • Dantae87Dantae87 Camloops, ABPosts: 166Member
    u n me both bud..

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  • oopsmybadoopsmybad Tinez, CAPosts: 3Member

    Lol! I'd like to know too!

    I've been wanting this since T2A

  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAPosts: 2,451Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by funcon
    That is not to complicated to get into like Eve. And that is not old as dirt like many sandboxes. I'm looking for a fantasy world with nice graphics.

    Would be nice if there were one, but sadly they just don't make as many sandbox games anymore. The past years have all been poorly, WoW clone, themeparks.

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  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread PshPosts: 5,503Member Uncommon
    Xsyon and Darkfall - Unholy Wars? Probably the best 2 newish ones with the best graphics. Darkfall is extremely PvP based and I honestly don't know a whole lot about Xsyon. People around here seem to not like it too much for various reasons.
  • Dantae87Dantae87 Camloops, ABPosts: 166Member
    i bought xyson a while back...coudnt get into it...just me though

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  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKPosts: 1,788Member
    Originally posted by Tayah
    Originally posted by funcon
    That is not to complicated to get into like Eve. And that is not old as dirt like many sandboxes. I'm looking for a fantasy world with nice graphics.

    Would be nice if there were one, but sadly they just don't make as many sandbox games anymore. The past years have all been poorly, WoW clone, themeparks.

    Sandboxs games are a lot like cold fusion.

     

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  • BoardwalkerBoardwalker Austin, TXPosts: 384Member Uncommon

    The answer to the thread title is of course EVE. It's not too complicated, there is simply a lot that you can do and might initially appear overwhelming. Hence, sandbox.

     

    For a fantasy sandbox, consider Xsyon, Darkfall, or Age of Wushu.

    They can adjust a game all day, but they can't help the issue between the keyboard and the chair.
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  • RaysheRayshe London, ONPosts: 1,284Member
    I'm waiting on Black Desert, But for now Age of Wushu has my attention and is quite good.

    Because i can.
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  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Still eve

    Best mmo right now full stop really.
  • AvsRock21AvsRock21 Denver, COPosts: 256Member
    Definitely EVE. There's really no competition right now. 
  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAPosts: 2,451Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by AvsRock21
    Definitely EVE. There's really no competition right now. 

    That's Sci Fi though, not Fantasy. A lot of people, myself included, can't get into the Sci Fi mmorpg's.

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    What happens when you log off your characters????.....
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  • funconfuncon Key West, FLPosts: 258Member
    Originally posted by Rayshe
    I'm waiting on Black Desert, But for now Age of Wushu has my attention and is quite good.

    Black Desert looks amazing. When is that coming out?

  • oopsmybadoopsmybad Tinez, CAPosts: 3Member
    Originally posted by Tayah
    Originally posted by AvsRock21
    Definitely EVE. There's really no competition right now. 

    That's Sci Fi though, not Fantasy. A lot of people, myself included, can't get into the Sci Fi mmorpg's.

    Exactly... Sci Fi mmorpg's just don't do it for me. Since it looks like there aren't any good sandbox mmorpg's out... Are there any new theme park fantasy mmo's worth checkin out?

  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Boca Raton, FLPosts: 4,529Member Uncommon
    It's not out but I am keeping an eye on Pathfinder Online.

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    Starvault's reponse to criticism related to having a handful of players as the official "test" team for a supposed MMO: "We've just have another 10ish folk kind enough to voulenteer added tot the test team" (SIC) This explains much about the state of the game :-)

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member

    There isn't really a game out that meets your criteria, OP.

     

    Plenty of sandboxes, but they are mostly outdated or under-budgeted.

     

    Eve would be the best currently, at least it uses decent graphics too.

     

    This year and next will (hopefully) see new sandbox / sandboxy titles, such as ArcheAge, The Repopulation, and EverQuest Next.  Maybe Black Desert (as mentioned), but it seems even further off than the rest.

     

    ArcheAge is interesting though.  To faciliate the conversion process from Korean to English, fans did the translation for XLGames, free of charge.  WOW.  That's how hard up real gamers are for a good sandbox adventure.  There is a topic for this in the ArcheAge forums.

    ArcheAge is slated for release in Korea soon, then Russia.  But I think all the momentum it's gotten might make for a release this year possible in US/EU.  It's not full sandbox though, like minecraft.  You get themepark stuff to set the mood.  But it has full sandbox when you need it (and at max level).  Honestly a hybrid is more interesting than a full out sandbox, IMO.

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  • svandysvandy mount holly, NJPosts: 229Member Uncommon

    Age of Wushu is pretty close to fantasy if you dont mind the martial arts theme. It's not 100% sandbox, but its got a lot of elements similar to EVE. The biggest thing holding it back are the poor translations, but presumably that will be fixed before launch. You can pay 20 bucks to get the Deluxe Edition which comes with a 60 day sub and free access to the beta. Unfortunately, I think this current round of beta ends in a few days so yeah...

    Salem is another very good choice. Not exactly fantasy but not sci fi either. I've been playing it more than any other game lately, to be honest, and I am having a blast. Myself and 3 friends built a small town, but raiders ended up chasing us out so we are now starting over, but with better skills and equipment and we are actually planning out the town and stuff... it's a lot of fun. A lot of players get involved in server politics and what not. Game has perma-death which adds an element of excitment too it. If you like crafting, building, trading, and community look no further than Salem. Though the combat is a bit dull and some people are turned off by the graphics (I personally like them).

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  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread PshPosts: 5,503Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by funcon
    Originally posted by Rayshe
    I'm waiting on Black Desert, But for now Age of Wushu has my attention and is quite good.

    Black Desert looks amazing. When is that coming out?

    Here is a blurb from an article here:

    http://www.mmoculture.com/2012/09/black-desert-potential-epic-mmo-in-the-making/

     

    Black Desert has only been officially signed to Japan under publisher GameOn (which also signed ArcheAge Japan), with Closed Beta scheduled for early 2013. For a game which only started development around 2010, it is looking mighty impressive already.

     

     

    Take note that it does not even reference a NA release at all. So probably a good while yet.

  • dristanmorddristanmord Houma, LAPosts: 11Member
    I have been looking for the perfect sandbox for many years. Besides EVE, the obvious choice, you can move up into Ultima Online. The only issue with that is that it is quite dated. Darkfall has its moments, is a little more modern, but is hindered by the overwealming PVP comunity I.M.O.  For a really good compromise which has a little of both styles I recommend Vanguard:SOH.  It is less theme parkish than the main stream.
  • BoardwalkerBoardwalker Austin, TXPosts: 384Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    Still eve

    Best mmo right now full stop really.

     

    This ^^

     

    Sci fi wasn't always my cup of tea either, but there is no more immersive, or sandboxy, MMORPG available right now.

    They can adjust a game all day, but they can't help the issue between the keyboard and the chair.
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  • CecropiaCecropia Posts: 3,472Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by AvsRock21
    Definitely EVE. There's really no competition right now. 

    Have to agree with you, and I don't see this changing anytime soon. The game has evolved into a work of art and is actually going to be a part of an exhibit at New York City's Museum of Modern Art. Tough game to top.

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  • RabbiFangRabbiFang SheffieldPosts: 149Member
    I'm actually going to go with Age of Wushu. I haven't been this hooked on a game since UO.
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Boca Raton, FLPosts: 4,529Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Zaeluce
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     Personally i'd rather have my eyes stabbed with hot pokers while being forced to listen to Justin Beiber...

     

    Age of Wushu I will check out when it hits English Open beta (i know you can change the Russian one to play.. but IMHO if the company wants me to play their game I won't have to do things like that).

     

    I guess Wurm would be a consideration for the OP as well.

     

    Pathfinder is one of those games that "on paper" has everything..  whether they can deliver remains to be seen.  They do at least have a list of people working on this with both RPG (pen and paper) and MMO experience.  So I'm hoping for something a step up from typical inie releases.

    "I should point out that no other company has shipped out a beta on a disc before this." - Official Mortal Online Lead Community Moderator

    Starvault's reponse to criticism related to having a handful of players as the official "test" team for a supposed MMO: "We've just have another 10ish folk kind enough to voulenteer added tot the test team" (SIC) This explains much about the state of the game :-)

  • Goatgod76Goatgod76 Stow, OHPosts: 1,214Member

    I just wish someone would come out with a sci-fi MMORPG sandbox to include...

    - Expansive universe with planetary exploration possible as well.

    - More asthetic features such as comets, meteor showers, maybe solar storms that wreak havos on your ships navigation systems while in play  or even the ship's manuverability, distant super novas, actual twinkling of distant stars, etc.

    - Space stations you can actually dock at and explore (I know EVE has this now, but know little about it's extents). I.E. mechanic shops, bars to mingle with other players, trade centers, Security centers for bounty hunters, etc.

    - Twitch-based combat instead of EVE's style of point and click.

    - Expansive selection of species you can be. Even the ability for players to discover new ones through space and planet exploration that become unlockable to the player.

    These are just some things that would be neat (Or refreshing rather) to see. I am sure others can add to it. Although I enjoyed EVE for some time (A bit over 2 years off and on)...it just lacked in some areas...for me anyways. I am aware there are many that have played since it's release and enjoy it as is...different strokes for different folks. But for me, beyond joining a Corporation and going into low sec...it was farmville in space.

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,281Member Uncommon

    Age of Wushu. Might be more than just the best sandbox.

     

     

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