There have been many questions about whether or not Elder Scrolls Online will be something that MMORPG gamers look forward to. With concerns of whether or not the game will do the Elder Scrolls series justice and whether it will meet the high standards of MMO players these days, it’s hard to say for sure. But, through a recent reader poll, Ten Ton Hammer readers have voted ESO the most anticipated MMORPG for 2013.
The poll is, however, a little shady to say the least. Votes will continue to be tallied up until January 6th and an official winner will be declared on the 7th. Voters are allowed to cast one vote per hour, though. This means the game could be receiving a lot of false positives. It could be that overly eager TES fans are voting several times a day for the game. But so far ESO is taking the gold over other popular names in the industry such as Phantasy Star Online 2 and World of Warplanes.
Some of the games listed on the poll actually have playable betas right now, such as MechWarrior Online. So it’s a little surprising to see that Elder Scrolls Online is being so highly rated when players can’t even touch it yet. But that does establish some hope that there will be a large initial player-base for the game upon release. Gamers seem to be genuinely interested in getting their hands on TES Online.
2012 wasn’t a great year for MMOs. It seems the only recently released title that has seen a decent level of success is Guild Wars 2, followed by the likes of Diablo 3 which has since seen a massive decline in players and 2011′s flop, Star Wars the Old Republic. Hopefully 2013 will be much different. Hopefully Elder Scrolls Online will succeed and live up to the expectations of both MMO gamers and Elder Scrolls fans alike.