Shards is an interesting indie sandbox MMORPG with huge modding potential being developed by Citadel Studios, a team made up of developers from Ultima Online, DAOC and Warhammer Online.
It’s a seriously ambitious game, allowing players can fully customize their experience with extensive modding tools that will allow them to create and run their own MMO, with their own rules, themes and systems. You’ll be able to create any style of MMO you like, such as steampunk, fantasy, horror or sci-fi. The possibilities seem to be endless, if everything works as planned this could be the Little Big Planet of MMOs.
Shards Online is now hosting an Open preview weekend, where all NDAs have been lifted and everyone can join in the pre-alpha.