In ye olden days when online gaming first began, the sandbox mmo was king. Players relished having adventures and causing mischief in the virtual worlds that finally allowed people to game at their convenience and with others from all over the world. Titles like Ultima Online set a standard that quite a number of older gamers feel have never really been surpassed. But as online gaming grew and became more popular, theme park mmos rose up and took the crown, and they have never truly relinquished it. Now a new crop of sandbox mmos are rising up to fill a need that more hardcore gamers are looking for. Will sandbox mmos ever dominate?