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FunOrb Sunsetting
Jagex Mod

08-May-2018 12:28:23
Last edited on 08-May-2018 12:29:51 by Mod Shauny
Hello Orbsters,

It is with great sadness that we have taken the difficult decision to say goodbye to FunOrb, which we will be winding down over the next 3 months. It has been amazing to see such dedication amongst those of you who have kept coming back to FunOrb over the last 10 years. However, advancements in software and hardware have made it increasingly difficult to access and play the games on the portal, and that’s ultimately led to our decision.

Over the next 3 months we’ll be slowly winding down FunOrb. After 8th of May 2018 it will no longer be possible to purchase new FunOrb membership, and after 14th of May 2018 it will not be possible to create new FunOrb accounts. However, we’re not turning the lights out just yet. To make sure that everyone has a chance to enjoy these games one last time, we’ll be keeping the servers online until 7th of August 2018.

FunOrb membership will stop renewing after the 8th May 2018 and you will not be charged after this point. However, you will still be able to make full use out of any outstanding membership time you have. For those with a combined FunOrb/RuneScape membership you will need to select a new membership type, please make sure to check your Inbox messages in RuneScape for more information on this.

Thank you for your support over the years.

Jagex
Jagex Mod

08-May-2018 14:55:49
Last edited on 09-May-2018 12:09:25 by Mod Meadows
Hey Team,

So as a thank you for all of your time, and a great way to say "goodbye" I'm going to gift some FunOrb membership.

All you need to do is fill out this form, with your
user name or login email
and I'll do the rest! You can apply until 11th May.

Hopefully this will give you the chance to play some of your favourite Fun Orb games before we say our final goodbye.

Thanks for your commitment and support to FunOrb over the years.

Cheers,

Mod Meadows.
@JagexMeadows
~RuneScape Community Management.
  Mexk
Forum Mod

08-May-2018 15:18:50
Last edited on 08-May-2018 15:20:45 by Mexk
It saddens me to read this, but I understand your reasoning for shutting things down, and, I suppose, the sense of closure after years of uncertainty is appreciated despite the outcome being anything but. I sincerely hope you will consider remastering some of the gems here for release on other platforms (e.g. Steam or iOS/Android).

08-May-2018 15:26:08
It's really unfortunate to hear about this. Is there any plans to port the more popular games anywhere? Or even (really unlikely) potentially releasing the source code?

Either way I'll miss Funorb for all the memories it gave me! And here's to hoping all of this isn't just wiped.

08-May-2018 15:36:59
This truly is a shame to hear, considering FunOrb still has a small dedicated community playing the games and providing resources for other interested players to get around the technical challenges of getting the games running. We pushed hard for our love of the site.

I do want to say, THANK YOU for this post, giving us a heads up and lettings us prepare for the end. I don't know how we would have handled everything vanishing suddenly.

08-May-2018 15:41:39
I'll miss funorb. And I'll miss all of you.

Thank you all.

For everything.

08-May-2018 15:56:05
Aw man! Just got a membership like 2 days ago haha. Anyways though...is it possible for you guys to release the source code for the games? So others may try to continue the nostalgia?

08-May-2018 15:59:26
Dang.

08-May-2018 16:01:00
Last edited on 08-May-2018 16:01:21 by Aarie
Aww, I understand this decision, yet it is sad news. I do appreciate it that you guys make the decision to announce this so we can still enjoy playing these games for a while for the nostalgia of it!

08-May-2018 16:06:58
Awws, this isn't the Arcanists 2 announcement. :(
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