In addition, I also thought it would be interesting to see my own statistics for the year, to see which game I end up playing the most in 2008.
So I downloaded X-Fire and ran the installer.
I did not even have to create an account once it was installed.
Back in the day I was in a gaming clan that required its members to run X-Fire when online. I even remembered my account name and password nearly four years after I last logged in.
After nearly a month of having X-Fire installed, World of Warcraft is my most played game for 2008, followed by Pirates of the Burning Sea. For some reason, X-Fire does not seem to be picking up EVE Online, as I rather suspect that should be in the #2 spot. I will have to fix that.
None of the 35 people on my X-Fire friends list appear to still use X-Fire, or at least their old X-Fire account. I do not know anybody who currently uses X-Fire, so as a buddy list, it is not much use at the moment.
Not long after I had X-Fire installed, I found out the best feature it offers. Forget about statistics, the friends list, or the voice features.
The best thing is that X-Fire downloads the patches for World of Warcraft quickly, efficiently, and automatically.
No more Blizzard downloader for me!
I will see at the end of the year which game I played the most. But between now and then, I will spend less time waiting for WoW to patch.