Mark continues to layout the Foundational Principles for Camelot Unchained.
"I love sandbox games (SBGs) but the word sandbox has already fallen into
the category of overuse by game developers seeking to use this hot
buzzword to describe and build hype for their games. While Minecraft was
not the first sandbox game, it has really earned the right to be
described as the epitome of this type of game, as it is was and
continues to be brilliantly iterated on by Mojang and the Minecraft
community. However, applying the term to an MMORPG is a bit of a stretch
for most MMORPGs because of the many fundamental differences between
them and games such as Minecraft. So, before we begin, let me
categorically state that “CU is not a true sandbox MMORPG” just as I
believe the vast majority of MMOs/games that are calling their games
SBGs are not true SBGs."
Continue reading here: Foundational Principle #11 – Sandboxes are great fun for kids and adults as well!