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I'd post this in reply to the main news thread, but it'd just get buried in the TOR vs GW2 bickering. Anyhow, from the news story about MMORPG.com's Pax 2011 awards..
"Explorers will climb the highest peaks, soldiers will fight the good fight, scientists will delve into the lore and mystery of the world, and settlers will build on and farm the land."
And just got me wondering, is it me, or does that sound awfully sandbox-like? When I saw the look of the game, I just assumed 100% themepark, but is there a chance that's not the case at all?
When I want a single-player story, I'll play a single-player game. When I play an MMO, I want a massively multiplayer world.