|Rank||Prev Week||Game||Score||Hours Played||+/- %|
|1||1||World of Warcraft||57.5||8,969||+35.9|
|2||3||Star Wars: The Old Republic||9.8||1.535||+2.7|
|3||2||Guild Wars 2||8.6||1,345||-11.6|
|6||4||Final Fantasy XIV||3.5||549||-18.8|
|9||9||Lord of the Rings Online||2.0||314||+6.1|
|12||--||Star Trek Online||1.2||191||+117.0|
Total Digital Dozen Hours: 15,590
This weekend witnessed a huge increase in the amount of time the Xfire community spent logged into its twelve most popular games. The 15.1% increase in hours played Sunday was led by World of Warcraft (+2371 hours) while the game experiencing the biggest decline was Guild Wars 2 (-176 hours).
The Tide Rises - Last week, Blizzard announced that World of Warcraft gained 600,000 subscribers in the second quarter of 2014. If Xfire members are any indication, they all logged in this weekend to play patch 6.0.2, The Iron Tide. In addition, Blizzard is offering all previous expansions, including Mists of Pandaria, free to all current subscribers. With a deal like this, a 35.9% increase in playtime by the Xfire community is understandable.
A Change Near The Top - For the first time since 19 August 2012, Star Wars: The Old Republic sits in the number 2 spot in The Digital Dozen. Since Guild Wars 2 burst on the scene in August 2012, the ArenaNet product had always scored higher that its Bioware competition. Until this week. But has TOR pulled in front for good? Guild Wars 2 launches its Halloween event today, will resume Living World Season 2 on 4 November, and run the Wintersday holiday starting on 16 December. But in the lead-up to the Shadow of Revan expansion for TOR, Bioware is offering a 12X experience boost to subscribers who preoder the expansion.
Delta Rising - Star Trek Online makes its first appearance on the list since 18 August 2014 on the strength of the game's second expansion, Delta Rising. The expansion, released last Tuesday, raises the level cap to 60 with a new zone, the Delta Quadrant, available to those who have reached level 50.