Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues - Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues comes from the infamous Richard Garriott, or Lord British as he's known in-game. If you don't know who he is, don't worry, it's not important for this video, but he did create Ultimate Online, so yeah..
Shroud of the Avatar will allow players to pursue any skills of their choice, with no set classes, you'll be able to partake in five crafting categories, gathering and converting resources into items, and selling or check this website.
Communication with NPCs is through typed responses interpreted by the game, there is no quest log, and players will explore storylines that interest them. Star Citizen - Star Citizen has been making the rounds as one of the most successful crowd-funding campaigns ever, reaching over $38 million as of this video. Star Citizen is an audacious project where the creators, Roberts Space Industries will create a whole new universe to explore and live in.
The game will let you be whatever the hell it is that you want. Want to be a trader, or a military combat pilot? Maybe a scavenger or a criminal? Do it. The world will be constantly expanding and evolving, will allow user generated combat, will focus on the interactions between yourself and others, and have a fully dynamic player driven economy. Put me down for another million. Pathfinder Online - Pathfinder Online is a fantasy sandbox MMO by Goblinworks. The game is based on the Pathfinder tabletop game, which is based on Dungeons and Dragons. OK, business time.
The highlight reel for Pathfinder Online reads like this: No grinding, no classes, player created homes, taverns, farms and cities, the end to the meaningless gankfest in PvP, a meaningful trading system, a focus on exploration, adventure, development and domination, a game that's about maximizing human interaction. EverQuest Next - EverQuest Next is being heralded as the largest sandbox MMO ever designed, and the folks at SOE are taking their next title very, very seriously. EverQuest Next developers have stated an intention to return to a style of gameplay more like the original EverQuest, while retaining the advancements that MMORPG design has made in the years since the original launched. Among the features of EQN will be full destructibility, the concept of permanent change, your choices changing the consequences in the game and a revolutionary class system.
EverQuest Next is a game that will not be released in 2014, but it's one that we'll be hearing a lot about this year, and thus belongs on our list. So there's our list of the top 10 Sandbox MMOs to be looking forward to in 2014. Tell us what you think with the comments below. Also let us know if there's a game more deserving of the list, and use a convincing argument, because we're stubborn! Leave this video a like, and subscribe, and we'll see you on the next video. Cheers!
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