The Daily Grind: What are your goals in a sandbox MMO?

One of the main attractions to sandbox MMOs is the wide freedom of choice, of exploration, and of goals that you can accomplish. In games from Wurm Online to EVE Online, players have reveled in the ability to make their own stories and carve out a slice of the world for their own use.

So if you've ever played a sandbox MMO, what were your goals? What do you try to do when you set foot in a brand-new one? Do you quickly dive into crafting or strike out on bold adventures? Do you become a feared bandit of the forest or an avenging savior of the helpless? Do you see whether you can find the edge of the known world and then cross it?

And if you've never experienced a sandbox MMO, what would you hypothetically do in one if you played it?

Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of their readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's Daily Grind!
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