It’s always the same. Some EVE story breaks and three things happen:
1. reading about EVE is great
2. i think about diving in again
3. commenters call eve players bad people
Case in point: Massively Overpowered’s really great post about the current war in EVE.
Is Black Desert Online a Sandbox? Does it even have to be one to keep the promises we project into that term? While i am not sure if BDO could be labelled as a Sandbox, i think it offers many of the features we expect from this artificially created subgenre. In the end, i think the classification of MMORPGs into “Themepark” or “Sandbox” territory is a red herring.