Here’s a small FAQ I put together.
Q: How often is FunOrb Updated?
A: Jagex makes all attempts to update FunOrb once every two weeks, sometimes more. These updates consist of any combination of website and game updates, new games, or deveoper diaries. You should not, however, take this as a promise that FunOrb will be updated every two weeks.
Q: What’s the deal with Orb Points/Orb coins
A: Orb Coins are gained through achievements. Orb points are essentially orb coins multiplied by 100, but a permanent counter. Where Orb Coins can be spent towards icons, wallpapers, mp3′s, and ingame items, Orb Points serve as a counter to how many achievements you’ve gained.
Q: What’s the difference between highscore and rating?
A: Score is calculated in single player games, and the highscores for single player games are reset every week to prevent cheaters from sitting at the top. Meanwhile, rating is gained and lost by playing rated games in multiplayer titles.
Q: What is Prestige?
A: Arcanists, Armies of Gielinor are the only two games to have a prestige system, currently. The only similarities between the two systems is that you pay a “fee” of the in-game currency to prestige up, and there are ten prestige levels.
In Arcanists, players must purchase all spells to unlock the next achievement level. Prestiging resets all spells back to the default, with the additon of the Book of Cogs. With each prestige level, gaining wands becomes more difficult with minimum rating requirements. Players must repurchase all spells for every prestige level. Each level adds on to the player’s icon in the multiplayer lobby, a wizard hat that becomes fuller with each level.
In Armies of Gielinor, Prestige is purchased simply through the accumulation of mass amounts of Runes. Prestiging gives players exclusive “Coat of Arms”, and unlike Arcanists, gaining prestige levels does not make gaining Runes any more difficult. It should be noted that Jagex is looking to change the system in Armies of Gielinor for gaining prestige, so spending a lot of runes at this time is not advisable.
Q: What’s the difference between membership and free to play?
A: While FunOrb is a “free” site, Jagex have continued their tradition of allowing members to pay more for extra benefits. In this case, those general benefits include full screen, access to the “rated” games in most multiplayer titles, more levels, better powerups, more features (spells, units, etc) and more.
Q: Is membership worth it?
A: You might want to find a less biased source, but yes. For only a couple bucks a month, definitely. FunOrb makes membership worth it while still not leaving out free players who may not have a form of payment.
Q: I came across arcanists.com. Is it a scam site?
A: Jagex is expanding their “epic” and popular titles by giving them their own websites. Arcanists is the first example of this. Don’t worry, Arcanists.com is safe.
Q. ____ is out of date and needs to be updated.
A: By all means, leave a comment. Seeing as how Jagex likes to update information on upcoming stuff through the forums, of which I don’t have nearly enough time to lurk around and find everything, feel free to comment on your findings. As you’ll hear many more times, Planet FunOrb is maintained by only one person. I do rely somewhat on other people’s help keeping things in order, as the same information can be held on multiple pages.
Q: Can you add ___ feature?
A: I’d have to conform to the limitations of WordPress, but if you see something you’d like added to Planet FunOrb, feel free to suggest it.
Q. Can you make a new version of X game?
A. No. Planet FunOrb is not owned or operated by Jagex Ltd. This is merely a fan site, I do not have any direct say over what goes on in the game and as far as you all know, I do not currently take bribes from Jagex to give them a good word, although I’m always open…if the price is right.
Q. My Comment isn’t getting through!
A. To get rid of all the spam (I get hundreds of spam comments daily), WordPress uses a combination of spam detection, and my own settings. Comments are held for my own moderation, but once a comment is approved (which will be, at maximum, several hours) you will no longer need confirmation for your comment, and it should appear instantly then on. If you’ve posted a comment and it does not appear after a few days, it may have been picked up by the spam detector. I can’t turn it off, so the best thing to do is try wording it differently. Or not commenting on FunOrb while trying to sell me cheap electronics at the same time (I have a personal email for that)
Q. You’ve broken X rule!
A. If you think I’ve broken a rule, feel free to contact me.
Q: You’re a pinhead.
A: Who are you calling pinhead?
Q. Do you have any dancing .gifs?
A. Why yes, I do.
Q. have you ever thought of a funorb ventrillo channel?