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Best Example of Sandbox I've Found

ro8terro8ter Phoenix, AZPosts: 23Member

Using the metaphor of the four boards and sand kind of sandbox found in many playgrounds, this Minecraft server [url=http://www.westeroscraft.com]http://www.westeroscraft.com[/url] has been featured in Time magazine and now on [url=http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/1fjxll/my_minecraft_server_got_into_the_latest_time/]reddit.com[/url] ; They make cities depicted in Game of Thrones.  There is a 100 user Minecraft server. 

If you don't have something that simulates sand, how can you have a sandbox?

 

   

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  • ro8terro8ter Phoenix, AZPosts: 23Member

    And check out this player built survival complex:

     

    http://imgur.com/a/KYoSu

     

     

  • AdokasAdokas KristiansandPosts: 217Member
    Wow, holy hell. That is impressive! That is seriously, seriously cool. Puts my puny cabin with waterfall cave in Minecraft to shame XD
  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

    Holy cats that's awesome. And crazy.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • PWN_FACEPWN_FACE SeoulPosts: 670Member

    Really nice.

     

    I think of Minecraft as a prototype of what our sandbox mmorpgs will over in the future. It's just the basics, but some genius will figure it out and they will win it all.

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,672Member Uncommon

    Where the frack do people get this kind of time?!?

     

    It's amazing work!

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
    "Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre

  • MMOExposedMMOExposed lalal land, DCPosts: 6,257Member Uncommon

    there a video guide of that world?

    also what gameplay is there in that world for players coming into it?

    are other players restricted from building?

    image

  • MMOExposedMMOExposed lalal land, DCPosts: 6,257Member Uncommon
    Can this level of sandbox be done in a full MMO?

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  • JaedorJaedor Denver, COPosts: 1,140Member Uncommon

    I've seen some pretty amazing stuff come out of the sandboxy-style housing Rift has but that's awesome.

  • gylnnegylnne South Hutchinson, KSPosts: 320Member
    That is simply amazing! Thanks for the link.:)
  • travamarstravamars Dallas, TXPosts: 417Member Common

    It would take my entire lifetime just to clear the ground to build that city.

    I now think my cabin sucks ass. Thanks a lot.

  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member

    Creations like this are impressive, but they are essentially static art objects.  Although I like mentioning Minecraft as food for thought and I can gape in awe at these renders, projects like this are not really what I have in mind when I think about the future of sandboxes.

    Most such projects are not really an emergent product of sandbox gameplay, just a render of an object in a sandbox using the blocks as pixels.  Also,Minecraft is bumping up against the limits that you can create ships but not set them in motion, create cities, but not populate them.

     

     

  • ro8terro8ter Phoenix, AZPosts: 23Member
    Originally posted by maplestone

    Creations like this are impressive, but they are essentially static art objects.  Although I like mentioning Minecraft as food for thought and I can gape in awe at these renders, projects like this are not really what I have in mind when I think about the future of sandboxes.

    Most such projects are not really an emergent product of sandbox gameplay, just a render of an object in a sandbox using the blocks as pixels.  Also,Minecraft is bumping up against the limits that you can create ships but not set them in motion, create cities, but not populate them.

     

     

     

    With this version of Minecraft, yes many things are static, but the next version may allow things like moveable ships etc.

     

    Minecraft has sold 10 million PC copies in the US alone.  There is definitely something there for future MMOs to consider.

     

    Let's put the sand in "sandbox" MMOs.

  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member
    Originally posted by ro8ter

      There is definitely something there for future MMOs to consider.

    I agree.

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