By any objective standard SWTOR is probably far more anticipated than STO by the average person. Their cinematic trailer alone saw to that. And for me, SWTOR is a more anticipated game than STO simply because I like storylines and good writing.
I understand your point, but pardon me if I'm going to be blunt about this.
* The vote asks each person its opinion per-se... not the "objective" view
* A trailer is meant to be all eyecandy and shiny, but it doesn't usually cater with the finished product (although Atari/Cryptic don't seem to grasp this strategy)
* And last but not least, SWTOR is getting all hyped and praised now. But remember that a few months back, STO was in the same position, but unfortunately, as the deadline approached the community started to feel a bit cold towards STO (just read 10 minutes through the forums and you'll get what I mean). Undoubtedly, SWTOR will suffer the same fate. I am willing to bet my neck here that in 8 months or so, the people won't be as pumped about that game as they are now, since withtout a doubt, there will be disappointments amongst the fans for various reasons. *Every* game goes through this phase, not just STO, or SWTOR.
Right now you feel warmer towards SWTOR because it has given you fewer disappointments than STO. But fear not... this will change
Star Wars is awesome. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was an awesome game. Bioware is by far my favorite Game Developer, and I have no doubts that Star Wars: The Old Republic will literally be a Game Changer, an epic new ideal for MMOs.
But I voted +1 STO.
Star Trek > Star Wars
I get to explore the galaxy and kick Klingon butt... Unless Cryptic turns this into an Epic Fail (and sometimes I wonder), it cannot lose, for me!
The Jedi are a bunch of whiny hypocrites, and the Sith are chaotic stupid.
But to be the Capitan of my own Star Ship, it just doesn't get any better than that.
Unless I can play as the Planet Killer from Doomsday Machine and eat Star Ships for dinner...
I'm a little confused. Didn't we do this already? SW TOR wasn't part of the poll before. Is this a different poll? Whatever I clicked on STO. I too am a SW fan and LOVE LOVE LOVE the old knights of the old republic games (second one is best to me) BUT. I'm a bigger TREK fan overall.
Bioware is by far my favorite Game Developer, and I have no doubts that Star Wars: The Old Republic will literally be a Game Changer, an epic new ideal for MMOs.
I'd hate to burst your bubble, but I don't quite share your pink fluffy view of "the new" BioWare.
While yes, I have been a fanatic of BioWare for years, and they fully deserve it because of the epic games they've brought to us(Baldur's Gate 2: SOA and Neverwinter Nights are enough to support that), I must say that ever since the acquisition by Electronic Arts, the quality of their games has declined.
As a fact, I have bought Dragon age:Origins, and I am deeply saddened by the fact that 2 months after the release, even with patch 1.02, it is unplayable for me because of the notorious bug (thread leak, whatever) that's been plaguing the game on AMD multicore processor systems. I mean, come on... what kind of testing did they perform internally? And moreover, why is it taking so long to get out a fix for this? It's a shame that a game with a story and plot so full of win as DA:O is rendered unplayable and nothing is done about it (it took them 2 weeks only to acknowledge the existence of the bug, despite the countless threads on their forums).
IMHO, the EA acquisition of BioWare has been the worst move ever for BioWare, and (I really hope I'm wrong here) it will be their undoing. I just hope that SWTOR will not be a disappointment because of EA, since we all can agree that BioWare >>> EA, but alas, EA is the leader of BioWare.