Heads-up: TES II: Daggerfall featured High Rock as well as Hammerfell. Matter of fact, Daggerfall is a major city in High Rock.
My personal top 3:
1. Not having to create a new character for every TES game
2. Finally finding an MMO in a world I'm actually bothered about
3. TES with friends! What else needs saying? lol
In addition to the above comments regarding the feasibility of TES6, I have to address your point that the first five games are reason enough to avoid ESO. We've already played those games to death, and they have no social element. If you prefer single-player games, that's fine. Just quit whining about other peoples' interests.
The graphics I've seen have been almost the equal of Skyrim, and expecting graphical perfection in an MMO is unfeasible. I would think that the gameplay would be a far higher priority.
And as far as griefing is concerned, I doubt it. PvP's limited to Cyrodill, it's going to be three-way rather than free-for-all, and any player past level 10 will be boosted to cap. Not gonna be much scope for picking on the little guy.
I do agree with the problems you mentioned, namely that people coming from the single-player games will lament the lack of mods, and MMO players may be thrown by the openness that TES is known for. Yes, combining both crowds is going to result in something of a Frankengame, but that's pretty inevitable, and is going to happen regardless of who they target the game towards.
Besides, I don't see how appealing to those different playstyles (RPGers, casuals etc) has to be a problem. Just give people options and let the mighty Megaserver keep them apart.
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