Hey all! The Hobbit is now live (new code) with Scorbit and the Scorbit Achievement Platform!
S C O R B I T is an online connected gaming platform. (Note, no "e" in Scorbit.)
Just a few high level FAQs since we'll be welcoming a lot of you into the Scorbit universe. Scorbit has never been just about scores and leaderboards, though all of that is available to you as well as the visualizations on ScorbitVision for you game rooms and large displays. You can always learn more about Scorbit on the Scorbit thread here:
Also at our website at https://scorbit.io and our support site at https://support.scorbit.io.
** Q: How much does Scorbit cost?
Nothing for JJP owners. For operators we have a Pro license, but you won't need it for the feature set.
** Q: How do I connect my Hobbit to WiFi?
Step 1: Get a USB WiFI dongle
You will need a USB WiFi dongle, if you don't have that already. JJP recommends this one:
amazon.com link »
Step 2: Get the Code
You MUST load the latest version of Hobbit (just released) code from JJP. You can get that here:
Step 3: Configure your WiFi on the game
You must connect the machine to WiFi in from the game's utility > network menu.
**NOTE: YOU MUST SET THE TIME ZONE TO YOUR TIME ZONE IN THE NETWORK CONFIGURATION!**
Step 4: Get the App
Once WiFi is set up, download the Scorbit app here:
Register your account, which will require that you click the validation email sent to you from Scorbit.
Step 5: Pair the Machine
When we say "Pair," what we mean is associate your physical machine with the virtual one on Scorbit for keeping all the scores and achievements. If the machine is already on Pinball Map or you already use Scorbit, it will already be there and the app wizard will detect it.
You can follow these instructions to get your game connected to the platform:
** Q: Why can't my friends and family see my machine and play?
When you first create your venue, it includes a name, an address, and if it should be PUBLIC or PRIVATE. Scorbit uses location to list out venues, closest first, so you can discover places to play pinball. However, if it's private, only selected users can see it on their menus and submit scores to your game.
To make your service visible to other users, go to the Account Menu (your profile pic in the upper right of the app) > My Venues > [Your Venue Name]. You'll see two tabs, MACHINES and PLAYERS. Machines on the left are any machines you want, and they don't need Scorbit to be added! On the PLAYERS tab, add the other users you want to be able to see your venue.
Also, in the Account Menu > Settings > Viewing Preferences, you can set a HOME VENUE that always loads when you start the app, saving you time if you're mostly just playing at home!
** Q: Where can I see the achievements I've earned?
First I should start by saying, when I say "Account Menu," I mean the menu with your player profile picture in the upper right hand corner of the app.
The way you can "go back" to the last screen is with a swipe from the left edge of the screen to the right.
If you go to your Account Menu > Profile, you'll see a feed of all the scores, achievements and challenges you have received, sorted most recent on top. If you click on an achievement here, you do see a detailed view of that achievement.
However, if you want a more detailed view, you can press the "Stats" button next to your name in the profile screen. From there, you have two tabs: Stats and Scores/Achievements.
The stats button does what I'm sure you would think it does.
The scores/achievements lets you first search for a game title (such as Guns N' Roses), and then toggle (using the small icon on the upper right of the box) between your scores for that game and achievements for that game. You can click on a score or an achievement for more details of either one.
In general around the app, you can click on a score, or an achievement, for a detail of either one.
** Q: Where can I see progress towards an achievement?
You can see this on the Achievement Details screen, which you can click on wherever you see an Achievement
** Q: Where can I see the master list of achievements?
Yes, we know completionists want all the list! We do this to some degree in different forms already. You see some, but not all, depending on the behaviors/goals the game designers want to motivate.
1) If you visit the Profile > Stats > Machine > Achievements, you will see achievements that you've achieved ** plus any additional achievements ** that are part of the same "achievement group" that you have not achieved. For example, if there is an achievement to hit multiball 10 times, and you've hit multiball 10 times, you may see the achievements for 50, 100, or 1000 times by viewing that achievement and paging through the others in the GROUP box. This is intentionally not a complete list, and it does require that you've at least hit the lowest level number of the achievement. This is because that "master list" concept may have different forms within different achievement groups.
Think of this like you're unlocking new lists of achievements to hit.
2) A feature we are finishing that you will see soon is called the Browse tab. This is the pinball machine in the lower left corner of the app. This is not ready yet, but when you tap that tab, you will get to choose any machine and see various things about it, including achievements (locked or unlocked). It will be release very soon, so stay tuned here. You'll find that some won't be seen or some will be in an obscured state (like mystery), but it will not require that you specifically have hit all those achievements.
Very important: Some achievements associated with the game are not specific to something that happens in the game! Therefore, it's not exactly right to show you those in the context of the machine all the time, and may be invisible to you until you achieve them or someone you follow achieves them.
** Q: When do I receive notifications about Achievements?
Achievements will send to YOU when you achieve them via a push notification. You can turn these off in your preferences. Clicking on your Activity feed will take you directly to that achievement, or they are visible in the other ways described above.
** Q: What's all this about Challenges?
When you finish a game, after you save to leaderboard, you're presented with a screen like this:
When you see the options, you'll see a little person with a "+" on it. You can tag other users to beat the score you just submitted. You can choose more than one at a time as well. Add anyone you like, click outside the user selection box, then you'll see the profile pics of the players you tagged. Click on SEND CHALLENGE and they all get notified that you've tagged them to beat your score.
Then what comes next if you're the person who received it is a little bit beta! We record all the challenges you've received for a specific game title. So if you get three challenges for Wonka, one from Bill, one from Bob, and one from Barry, you play each one out, one at a time.
The next time you play Wonka, we count the game against the first one on the list (Bill), and then Bob, and the Barry, successively. Your next game you save to leaderboard for that game counts! You'll see screens like this:
In this example, the user has won the challenge against his challenger. Then in the various feeds, community tab, Challenges menu, and on the user profiles, you see the results of challenges.
You can ping-pong back and forth on challenges, and also access them all in the menu.
Challenges expire in 7 days! So hurry up and play.
We know there are a TON of things in challenges that are being added in future releases, like the name of the challenger you're playing, and also the Challenge Match, which allows you to pick and choose players, and when everyone is in, and the challenge begins, you get one new game to count against it. Stay tuned for those challenges in a future release.
Anyway, that's just a start. Hopefully that helps! Hit me up with questions.