Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Digital Dozen: 9 September 2014

The rankings of the top twelve MMORPGs as determined by the players of the Xfire community from play on Sunday, 7 September 2014.  For more details about the methodology, click here.  Historical data can be found here.

RankPrev WeekGameScoreHours Played+/- %
11World of Warcraft47.06,594+60.7
22Guild Wars 212.31,730+49.3
33Star Wars: The Old Republic10.91,527+89.9
46Final Fantasy XIV5.6792+120.6
54EVE Online4.6650+57.0
99Lord of the Rings Online2.6367+58.9
11--Planetside 21.9263+806.9
1212Metin 21.7 244+67.1
Total Digital Dozen Hours: 14,026

On Sunday, Xfire collected data properly after experiencing issues the week before.  Comparing the numbers with two Sundays ago, the Xfire community spent 10.8% less hours playing the top 12 MMORPGs.

Due To Technical Difficulties ... Not. - This week confirmed that the partial data was not an aberration where Wildstar and Elder Scrolls Online were concerned.  Both games remain off the list this week.  That means that ESO was on the list for 22 weeks after launch and Wildstar only 13.  Wildstar's performance was made more remarkable because the game's Digital Dozen score declined every week until the game fell off the list.  Even The Secret World, which also remained on the list for 13 weeks after it launched back in 2012, managed to see two weeks of a positive gain in its score.  I should add, however, that both games will probably wind up on the annual year-end list for 2014.

The Party's Just Starting - Lord of the Rings Online had the best performance over the past two weeks with a decline in the time Xfire members spent playing the game of only 4 hours.  That was probably due to the Farmer's Faire event running from 2-16 September.  The annual event features egg and mushroom hunts along with dealing with drunks and fishing.


  1. I checked weekly Raptr's numbers of today and last tuesday ; the biggest difference with your stats are Archage which is still rocking (and more than ever), and TESO and WS are still on the top 12, TESO even being on the middle of the rank. Both are still bleeding hours, mostly WS.

  2. Most of the DF2 players that went to AA for beta came back talking about just another theme park. Now with p2w

  3. A concerned MinmatarSeptember 10, 2014 at 4:48 AM

    I'm not sure I understand the table, Planetside 2 is recorded at +806.9%? That can't mean what it sounds like, so please recall for me the meaning of the +% column.

  4. That's the change from last week. All of those numbers are pretty borked beacause of the Xfire problems last week. Also, at this point in time, those percentages are becoming less and less relevant.

  5. This is the first time I've seen you mention LOTRO in your comments under the table!