Shards Online: Player-Run MMORPG

The Shards Online website shows off plans for a sandbox MMORPG from Citadel Studios, which includes former Ultima Online developers (thanks Ant via Slashdot/Polygon). There's a recent interview on the topic on Stratics, discussing the twist that this will be a player-run game, as they describe on their website:
Shards is a sandbox RPG in development for PC by Citadel Studios. In the multiplayer online game players can fully customize their experience. Collaboration will determine how the world evolves.

Explore an ever-expanding universe with deep lore and dynamic environments.

Employ Shards' unprecedented modding capabilities. Connect servers, create and run your own MMO, set your own rules, and play how you want to play.

Shards will change the face of multiplayer role-playing games and give players more power than ever before.
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OldTimber wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 15:49:
Wow sounds like they just finally finished watching Sword Art Online and decided to rip the Seed concept.

That thought vaguely occurred to me, only in SAO, the World Seed became freeware. Shards doesn't look like it's going to go that far. Least not yet. What I'm curious about if whether or not shard "owners" (I thought about calling them "Shard Masters," but figured that was too easily corrupted by Rule 34) will be able to bring their own assets into the shards that they're running.
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