In response to the release, OpenMW has picked up new developers, and the 1.0 release is now visible and within the foreseeable future.
So this has been really good for the project, and although I'll try to respond to you civilly here, I have to admit, I don't actually understand whatever strange motivation you have for tearing people down for being excited about it.
Well to be fair, it hasn't been that interesting a year in gaming, even so it is REALLY interesting. I would say enough for it to be the best thing I've seen in gaming this year.It's not a lack of optimism, but to call OpenMW multiplayer "the most interesting thing in gaming this year" is extremely over the top. I doubt even the most ardent OpenMW developer would agree with you.
Not just because of what has been accomplished by the way, but also because of the technological implications of this development. And you're right about one thing, this project isn't going to succeed just because I was excited about it. It will stand on its own merits.
So no I don't think it's hyperbolic at all to claim TES3MP and OpenMW are the most interesting/exciting thing in gaming this year, if you have a list of project/games that you find so much more interesting than why don't you recommend them to me?
And you're right about the developers by the way, I've spoken to David over Discord a few times and he is one of the coolest, most humble people you will ever meet. He actually told me, and I quote "I don't think enabling a feature for a 15 year old game is going to make me famous." Which is a completely reasonable stance for him to take, it's his baby and although it was clear that he was beaming at the reception his project had been receiving, I do understand his moderation.
I think maybe you are just so jaded and cynical that you can't stand to see a little bit of love for OpenMW.