|Rank||Prev Week||Game||Score||Hours Played||+/- %|
|1||1||World of Warcraft||50.7||8,220||-2.0|
|2||3||Guild Wars 2||10.6||1,721||+4.4|
|3||2||Star Wars: The Old Republic||8.2||1,340||-19.9|
|5||5||Final Fantasy XIV||5.4||876||+4.4|
|10||11||Lord of the Rings Online||2.1||344||+35.4|
Total Digital Dozen Hours: 16,199
The Xfire community didn't change the amount of time it spent playing the most popular MMORPGs this weekend. The 0.2% increase in hours played on Sunday compared to the week before was led by ArcheAge (+690 hours) while Star Wars: The Old Republic (-333 hours) experienced the biggest decline. Maple Story made its first appearance on the list since mid-June, replacing Neverwinter.
Land Rush - Last week, ArcheAge's Aurora update launched on Tuesday in North America and Thursday in Europe. Despite disconnection issues at launch that affected guilds ability to grab land on the new continent, the game saw the Xfire community double the time spent logged into the Trion product Sunday compared to the weekend before.
The Boost Is Over - This week saw Star Wars: The Old Republic fall back down to third on the list after a three-week run at number two. The effects of the 12.32 times experience boost offer for pre-purchasing the Shadow of Revan expansion and subscribing for 30 days is probably winding down for the first wave of people to participate. However, the offer does not expire until 1 December.
No Convention Bump? - Last week, Blizzard held it's annual BlizzCon convention in Anaheim, California. Normally, I would expect World of Warcraft to get a bump in playtime from a successful event, but Sunday witnessed the Xfire community spend 2% less time logged into Azeroth. Reports are that WoW was not mentioned as much as Blizzard chose to spotlight its newest games and the new Overwatch IP. However, with Warlords of Draenor launching on Thursday, expect Xfire members to jump into the new content.