There was once a time in the world of online gaming where players had a measurable and influential impact upon the worlds that they played in. Now times have changed since then, and theme-park mmos have become the standard, and most successful, games on the market. Yet the sandbox mmo has never truly gone away. They continue to dog the online world like a terrier that won't let go, and some more recent games have thrust sandbox games back into the limelight. Will sandbox mmos ever reign supreme again?