ArcheAge is a sandbox theme park (or sand park) MMORPG that aims to be freed from predefined paths and progression.
The level of freedom allowed to players is certainly impressive, as you are able to set forth on whatever path you desire. Fight, gather, craft, transport, trade, build, sail, or become a pirate, in this player driven economy the choice is yours.
You can build massive castles and lay claim to land, band together to protect your fortune in epic siege battles and naval combat or live the life of an outlaw, prying glory and coin from foes left in your wake and pirating trade ships on the open seas.
Gatherers, crafters, and traders can master diverse skills to craft goods and homes, galleons and castles. Transport and trade materials across the realm, braving danger and piracy to support your allies in wars that will change the fate of the world.
ArcheAge is due for release on the 16th of September, but you can sample it early during the Open Beta test, starting today until the 8th.
UPDATE: Beta No Longer Available