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This thread was archived on 8 March 2009 by Azaz129.

If you are not yet aware, FunOrb recently released a new game based on the RuneScape universe called "Armies of Gielinor".

My question is whether we should or should not be updating this Wiki with information for and based on the game. I can understand that this game is part of FunOrb that has its own Wiki, however this game is directly related to the RuneScape universe itself. If we were to change the Wiki to include Armies of Gielinor information, some things we'd need to work on are:

  • Obviously making the article. I'd recommend making an Armies of Gielinor article that states information about the game in general
  • Including information across all necessary current articles if they relate to RuneScape. Each monster / God available in Armies of Gielinor would have it stated in their own respective articles with additional game information
  • Renderings of each monster on their specific article
  • In alternative to the above, a separate article could be made specifically for monsters in Armies of Gielinor. So, the King Black Dragon would have it's own article titled "King Black Dragon (Armies of Gielinor)" that states its information

If anyone supports / denies this idea, please say why. Thanks :) Setherex 01:39, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Considering that we have an article on the book that was just released pretty much argues that this is no different and therefore should have its' own article. Which is fine, it is related to Runescape. But I would be strongly opposed to mentioning it on each article that has monsters from the game as that is extremely trivial. Perhaps simply an Armies of Gielnor template or Funorb template could be added to those pages. Which should amply satisfy those that want the fact there is a Runescape game in Funorb to be mentioned.e article with non Runescape info.--Degenret01 02:08, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

I didn't see this new discussion until after I used the page to redirect to Jagex. I saw that the FunOrb game, Arcanists, redirected to Jagex. So I did the same for Armies of Gielinor. Should I undo what I did? In any case, isn't this game based on Runescape, but not Runescape? I used to play a game called AQ Battleon (long time ago) and DragonFable was a game based on it. But while they had similarities (in NPCs), they were still quite different. Likewise, while Armies of Gielinor might be based on Runescape, the gameplay would be quite different (most probably). Just a thought, but I feel that like Arcanists, this wiki does not really need an article about this game. C.ChiamTalk 03:23, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
The only way that Arcanists is related to RuneScape is that Saradomin and Zamorak appear in statue form on one map. That gets it a redirect and a mention in an article or two. Armies of Gielinor is related to RuneScape in that:
  • The name. It says "Gielinor" right there.
  • It's an official smaller game based off of RuneScape. There are plenty of flash games based off of RuneScape, but they usually stink and [of course] aren't official in the least.
  • The factions, regions and units are all exactly the same as those in RuneScape.
  • The same wireframes are used in both games in most cases.
  • Certain emotes are also used in AoG.
I am definite that an article should be made. Though, as for a guide on the game (e.g.: strategies, articles on each inidividual unit, tables of what units are good against what, etc.), that might be going a bit too far. It's an official FunOrb game based in Gielinor. For that, it gets documented. But because it is a FunOrb game, it doesn't get the guides that RuneScape mini-games get. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 07:52, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

While I do think an article about the Amies of Gielinor is appropriate for this wiki, I'm not entirely sure if this is the appropriate spot for a complete game guide that includes all of the units and minute details which go into depth about the game is appropriate here. Instead, it really belongs on [[w:c:funorb:FunOrb_Wiki|the FunOrb wiki]] if you want to go into that sort of depth. This isn't to say that the article here couldn't be quite extensive and include several screen shots and quite a bit of information about the game, but make it a single article... and go into details as to how it relates to the game of Runescape.

In addition, I wouldn't mind something similar to [[:Template:wpalso]] that has a link from some of the individual content pages that has a link to the FunOrb content that is related to this game. Such inter-wiki links can be very useful (and perhaps even link back from the FunOrb Wiki to the RS Wiki!) This is mainly an issue of duplication of effort, and I think those on the FunOrb wiki will likely do a better job of going into depth on the topic than we could possibly do here. --Robert Horning 10:28, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I'm one of the active editors of the FunOrb wiki, and we do have an article about [[w:c:funorb:Armies of Gielinor|Armies of Gielinor]] that is making very good progress. I think that linking between the FunOrb and RuneScape wikis with regards to this update is quite a good idea, and have already started a discussion about this on the [[w:c:funorb:Talk:Armies of Gielinor#Linking to the RuneScape wiki?|Armies of Gielinor talk page]]. Quartic ~ insanity is a virtue | Talk 15:06, 20 January 2009 (UTC)