|Rank||Prev Week||Game||Score||Hours Played||+/- %|
|1||1||World of Warcraft||47.0||6,594||+60.7|
|2||2||Guild Wars 2||12.3||1,730||+49.3|
|3||3||Star Wars: The Old Republic||10.9||1,527||+89.9|
|4||6||Final Fantasy XIV||5.6||792||+120.6|
|9||9||Lord of the Rings Online||2.6||367||+58.9|
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.