|Rank||Prev Week||Game||Score||Hours Played||+/- %|
|1||1||World of Warcraft||50.9||55,396||-8.0|
|2||2||Guild Wars 2||27.3||29,700||-16.6|
|3||3||Star Wars: The Old Republic||4.1||4,499||+1.6|
|7||7||Lord of the Rings Online||2.3||2,522||+13.1|
|9||10||Need For Speed World||1.4||1,572||+5.2|
|10||9||Planetside 2 (Beta)||1.3||1,466||-8.7|
|11||11||Star Trek Online||1.1||1,170||-10.4|
Sunday saw the Xfire community spend 7.8% less time playing MMORPGs than the week before. Percentage-wise the big gainers for the week were Lord of the Rings Online (+13.1%) and APB:Reloaded (+10.6%) while the game seeing the biggest decline was Guild Wars 2 (-16.6%).
Falling Faster Than Felix - For the fifth week in a row the time the Xfire community has spent playing Guild Wars 2 has declined by more than 12.5%. Since 2 September the number of hours played has fallen by 68%. Has anyone started asking if GW2 is dying? I won't, but I am not willing to predict where the game will bottom out.
Prelude To Free-To-Play - I keep wondering when Star Wars: The Old Republic will finally reach bottom. With Game Update 1.5 now on the public test server I think players will soon be able to at least begin playing for free soon. I had heard that would occur in November but I could not find a link to confirm the date. Despite its nearly year-long fall, SW:TOR is still the third ranked game and I wonder if the game will remain more popular than Aion, at least among Xfire members.