|Rank||Prev Week||Game||Score||Hours Played||+/- %|
|1||1||World of Warcraft||42.8||25,997||+5.3|
|2||2||Guild Wars 2||17.8||10,792||-4.1|
|3||3||Star Wars: The Old Republic||11.6||7,047||+9.1|
|8||8||Lord of the Rings Online||2.7||1,640||+0.1|
Total Digital Dozen Hours: 60,753
The Xfire community's time spent playing MMORPG's remained steady for a second week, only increasing on Sunday 1% compared to the week before. Games seeing declines in playtime were led by Planetside 2 (-19.3%) and Metin 2 (-14.1%). The games seeing the biggest jumps in hours played in percentage terms were APB: Reloaded (+17.3%) and Eve Online (+10.0%).
Defiance Debuts - Trion World's new MMOTPS (Massively Multi-Player Third Person Shooter) Defiance launched on 2 April. Despite a rocky launch week and a player base split between between the PC, Xbox, and PS3, Defiance managed to land in the #11 spot this week. Normally this would signal a short stint on The Digital Dozen, but the launch of the SyFy series of the same name on 15 April promises to bring in a fresh wave of players next week.
The War Z - Looking at the Xfire site shows that more players played The War Z last week than Metin 2 but Metin 2 is still on the list. Why? Because as far as I know The War Z was shut down last Tuesday due to a hacking attack. The War Z forums were still shut down yesterday so I assume the game was down as well. Therefore I will disregard any Xfire numbers for the game until I hear that the game is back on-line.