|Rank||Prev Week||Game||Score||Hours Played||+/- %|
|1||1||World of Warcraft||35.7||22,442||-5.2|
|2||2||Guild Wars 2||18.4||11,590||-13.1|
|4||3||Star Wars: The Old Republic||10.2||6,436||-7.3|
|7||7||Lord of the Rings Online||3.2||2,036||-3.7|
|9||8||The War Z||2.7||1,721||-17.8|
|12||12||Star Trek Online||1.9||1,171||-3.3|
Total Digital Dozen Hours: 62,821
The Xfire community once again saw its interest in playing MMORPGs dwindle, with the number of hours spent playing the 12 most popular games declining by 7.5%. Ten of the twelve games saw a drop in playtime, led in percentage terms by The War Z (-17.8%), Metin 2 (-16.6%) and APB: Reloaded (-16.5%). The two games that saw an increase in playtime were Eve Online (+4.1%) and Tera (+0.4%).
Change is Bad? I didn't like the changes to the Xfire site 3 weeks ago and I possibly was not alone. Over the past 3 weeks the number of hours played has declined 12%.
Four of a Kind: For the first time in the history of the Digital Dozen four games, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, Tera and Star Wars: The Old Republic, have double-digit scores. Does this represent weakness in the perennial heavyweight WoW or are we seeing new games launched over the past 15 months making their mark on the genre?