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Posted: Nov 15th 2011 7:10PM champagon said

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the crap gamers swallow for "great mmo's" nowadays will never reach the amount of engagement and fulfilling gameplay as SWG probably ever, and unless the next "big hitters" change that, tera, eve, etc. I'm afraid we will never reach this level of immersion in sandbox MMO anytime soon

Posted: Nov 15th 2011 7:51PM Zantom said

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@champagon

I totally agree.

Personally, I am ok with themepark MMOs. But I honestly do not understand why the age old battle between themepark vs sandbox even has to exist! Why on earth can you not have both in one game???

It is unfortunate that we either get huge corporate funded AAA titles that are virtually Romper Rooms on Rails or we get Indie piles of crap that are open worlds with nothing to do.

I guess I'll be trading in SWG for SWTOR, and I like the SWTOR concepts, but why not have SWG complex sandbox systems in as well???
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Posted: Nov 15th 2011 11:25PM Space Cobra said

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@Zantom

The search for sandboxes continue, especially the personal searches.

I think we are just in a cycle of things at the moment and that cycle is leaning toward themeparks because it is easier to get into for many new/casual players. Sandboxes probably requires more time.

I think we shall see more sandboxes in the future at some point, but I can't foresee exactly when. A few are being made, although we don't know the very specific details on them and how sandboxy are they, like ArcheAge (which also has PvP, which may or may not be an added plus for you).
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Posted: Nov 15th 2011 7:51PM (Unverified) said

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Bring back One Shots! WOOOO!

Posted: Nov 15th 2011 7:59PM Brianna Royce said

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Justin is a troublemaker! :D
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Posted: Nov 15th 2011 10:40PM nathanb said

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I'm surprised Rubi didn't write this article.

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