|Rank||Prev Week||Game||Score||Hours Played||+/- %|
|1||1||World of Warcraft||38.9||32,617||-5.8|
|2||2||Guild Wars 2||21.3||17,855||-32.8|
|3||3||Star Wars: The Old Republic||12.5||10,526||-11.3|
|7||T6||Lord of the Rings Online||3.1||2,613||+1.1|
|9||8||The War Z (Alpha)||2.4||2,004||-12.4|
|11||--||Need For Speed World||1.5||1,278||-0.8|
|12||12||Star Trek Online||1.4||1,158||-11.1|
The Thanksgiving weekend in the United States took its toll on the gaming time of the Xfire community with 7.1% less time spent playing MMORPGs than the previous Sunday. The games facing the biggest declines were Guild Wars 2 (-32.8%) and the two games that fell off the list, Maple Story (-21.5%) and Rift (-20.5%). The three games that barely managed to defy the trend were Aion (+1.5%), Lord of the Rings Online (+1.1%) and Eve Online (+0.5%).
Planetside 2 debuts. While the beta version of SOE's Planetside 2 made appearances on The Digital Dozen, the game made its release debut on the list at #4 Sunday. Here are how some other games fared on their first full release weekend this year.
- Guild Wars 2: Rank #1 - 92,946 hours played
- Tera: Rank #3 - 9,039 hours played
- The Secret World: Rank #3 - 6,002 hours played.
Dog Bites Man. Once again the Xfire community showed its fondness for shiny new objects is short-lived. As expected GW2's The Lost Shores patch failed to maintain interest as playtime in the ArenaNet offering dropped 32.8%. Trion didn't fare much better as Rift saw a 20.5% decrease in playtime less than two weeks after the launch of The Storm Legion expansion. In comparison Bioware did rather well with the introduction of the free-to-play model to Star Wars: The Old Republic as the game only experienced an 11.3% decline in play.