The rankings of the top twelve MMORPGs as determined by the players of the Xfire community from play on Sunday, 25 August 2013. For more details about the methodology, click here. Historical data can be found here.
|Rank||Prev Week||Game||Score||Hours Played||+/- %|
|1||1||World of Warcraft||40.7||14,249||-3.8|
|2||2||Guild Wars 2||21.6||7,548||+12.6|
|3||3||Star Wars: The Old Republic||9.6||3,352||-13.1|
|8||9||Lord of the Rings Online||2.7||943||+11.1|
Total Digital Dozen Hours: 35,024
Sunday saw little change in the amount of time spent playing the Xfire community's favorite MMORPGs compared to the week before. An overall 0.5% decline in playtime was marked by deep declines playing Star Trek Online (-22.9%) and RIFT (-22.3%). Those declines were nearly offset by major gains spent playing Tera (+16.6%), Neverwinter (+15.3%) and Guild Wars 2 (+12.6%).
Easy Access - Tera's popularity Sunday was possibly caused by the easing of the requirements to enter the Vault of Allies. From 20 August until downtime on 29 August En Mass will lift the requirement that only full alliance members are allowed in the Vault. I'm not sure what's in the content, but a lot of players want in.
Unexpected - Has Trion's recent troubles led the Xfire community to abandon RIFT? Despite the beginning of the Mayhem in Mathosia event on 21 August the time the Xfire community spent playing RIFT dropped a whopping 22.3%. I haven't heard of any problems with the patch, just with Trion itself. Is this just part of the trend?
New Content - Neverwinter received a 15.3% increase in playtime on the strength of the Fury of the Feywild content patch. This first module of the game features new Campaign and Call to Arms systems. Oh, and as a free-to-play game, the inevitable new Feywild Lockbox as well.