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ZEALOTRY Users: Critical Notice on Continued Use

Edit: Our new HTML5 client (Orchil) is now open for beta testing in The Eternal City. Feel free to try give it a whirl at http://test.skotos.net/orchil/

Edit: We have made great strides toward a new HTML5 client, which should offer a replacement to Zealotry. We're hoping to release that in the very near future, but in the meantime, using Pale Moon remains the best method for ensuring there is zero interruption to your game playing during the transition.

As of November 14, Mozilla will be auto-updating all copies of Mozilla Firefox to Mozilla 57, a new edition of their browser that will disable all legacy add-ons. This will probably include the majority of the plug-ins that you use on Mozilla, including the Skotos Zealotry plug-in.

This is a big problem for us because Zealotry is the most stable of our clients at this time, and the one that we believe is in the widest use. There's unfortunately no easy way to update it, because we'd have to rewrite it from practically scratch, using their new programming system.

There are tricks that you could use to to prevent Mozilla updates, but we don't particularly suggest them, as you want to have a clean, secure browser. Fortunately, there are two alternative browsers that will support Zealotry. Each of them branched off of an earlier version of Mozilla Firefox, and each of them continues to be updated for important security issues.

Pale Moon Browser

The Pale Moon browser is our suggested replacement. It is a totally separate browser that branched off of Firefox some years ago. It will continue to support the classic plug-ins.

To install it:
  • Install Pale Moon (Windows & UNIX only)
  • Install the Zealotry XPI on Pale Moon
  • Restart the Pale Moon Browser
  • Play on Pale Moon

The official version of Pale Moon only supports Windows and UNIX, but you can also get a slightly less official version of Pale Moon for the Mac. We've tested it out and it looks like it's clean and works correctly, but use your own level of caution in working with the Mac variant.

Mozilla Firefox ESR

An alternative for all users, but especially for Mac users, is Mozilla's extended-release version of Firefox that branched at Firefox 52. It's expected to remain supported until at least June 28, 2016, by which time Mozilla is planning to jump their ESR to a post-plugin phase. This is therefore a short-term solution, but one that should work for a while longer.

To install it:
The Big Picture

Our larger-scale goal is to introduce a new client that will be usable on any browser and make our games generally more accessible. We've had a HTML5 client in process since last year, but are currently hitting roadblocks that make a deployment before November 14 problematic. We've also just started a second project, which would be more specifically focused as a Zealotry replacement, without worries about new bells or new whistles. Both of these possibilities are being done out-of-house, by Skotos players, but they're receiving our highest level of attention for whatever support they need, as this is all our top priority.

So, consider this a short-term fix, but in the meantime if you use Zealotry, please download one of the alternative browsers and test them out ASAP.
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  • #16
    I would be interested in helping in any way i can. I am especially interested in the building or helping in the building of parts of skotos. I take great pleasure in creating things that i know others will enjoy.

    Orodreth

    Orodreth
    "What matters is the action, not the time it takes"

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    • #17
      I am very interested in doing building and/or coding. I dont have much to do as Im taking time off of school, but my brain is craving the coding activity.. email me, I'll do whatever. (imacannibal@gmail.com) I am familiar with the merry coding system, and c++, and I have english courses under my belt as well.

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      • #18
        ...

        Evening Sunshine,

        I'm not sure if you still need help. But I am willing to do what I can if you still want help. It sounds fun, and very interesting. I'm an author in my off time, so descriptions are my specialty on characters, and animals to be specific.

        Also I'm not half bad at story plotting. If you still need help let me know, I'm always curious and happy to help. You may PM me, but if needed I can give my email address through a PMly.

        I don't have experience in the coding and all the computer language stuff. But am willing to try doing what I can to help.

        ~Wild Cat~
        ~Yes, madam, I am drunk. But in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.~

        ~I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.~

        ~Age to women is like Kryptonite to Superman.~

        ~I'm so old they've cancelled my blood type.~

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        • #19
          Yo ho ho and a bottle of... Rem?

          Indeed.

          By the way folks, if there are still any willing minions out there wishing to help we won't and shall not turn you away.


          Brief to-do:

          We are simply writing up descriptions of anything and everything needed to launch the game.
          Any coders would be helpful. It's not fair if we have to nag coders from other games.

          Just give me a quick PM and I'll get right back to you.


          Cheers!

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          • #20
            *teh bumpz*

            SnowQueen Sonea

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            • #21
              Yo...

              Teh secondary bumpz

              StoryDemon Claud

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              • #22
                Hey...I don't know squat about codeing, or anything like that. But if you need someone with a rping lust, it's me. I could be of service if you need a VP played, any style, good, bad, neutrul anything....I'm a talented Rper. If so...XxSilentScarsOxX@aim.com Look forward to it!

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                • #23
                  I wanna help!
                  In the end, when all is said and done, the shadow of the day will embrace the world in grey. The sun will rise again for you someday, but today, let the world stay grey. We're forever marching, forever fighting. For one night, let the world stay grey. I promise one day the sun shall rise again... just for you.

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                  • #24
                    Good to hear there is still interest out there.

                    We're not currently advertising VP positions, going to wait until the majority of the projects for Alpha release are done up well and good. However, we'll keep in mind that there are certain people considering opting for a VP position, but naturally, there will be an application form in which to fill out. Basically so we can check to see if people will play their characters correctly and without any abuse, though I'm sure most of you will take your privilege seriously.

                    On further note, I am pleased to see that progress is being made and the game should be open to you when we are satisfied with it, for that moment in time.

                    Still looking for more staff, I am sure that the game can be open sooner if there plenty of people to support the running of the game. Currently our staff is more British orientated, alongside some Americans, therefore, I'd like to see some people volunteer to cover the other time zones so that there is an even spread of staff available to the different target audiences.

                    I hope to be hearing from you soon.


                    Sonea.

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                    • #25
                      I might be able to do some light coding work for you guys, but I don't know any of the languages you guys use (yet). I also don't have too much time per week to help out, but I could put in a couple of hours (around 4-5 probably).
                      ~Ameko

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                      • #26
                        For those that have presently applied, I should have gotten in touch with you.

                        If not, then please PM me, I don't bite.

                        We presently have a healthy group of active staff, still, new staff are always welcome, being a game in the works, it has a lot to be done to it. I'd have absolutely no problem in appointing something to do, of course, only if you're willing and happy with the job.

                        Sonea.

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                        • #27
                          Hey there!

                          Some of you have expressed interest on joining the team, but you've yet to reply to my email. I post here just in case you're frequently on the forums but not checking your email so much. You know who you are, just give me a quick PM so that I can check your status.

                          Sonea.

                          SnowQueen Sonea

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                          • #28
                            More Bumpage! >.>

                            StoryDemon Claud

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                            • #29
                              Heyyy

                              I reallly want to be a builder, Jen. I don't know much about coding but I've created small items for Lovecraft Country, so I know how to do the menial labor.

                              I'd also love to be a VP, Storyplotter, whatever....

                              My wandering days are over.

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                              • #30
                                Hey there,

                                I'm also interested if anything is available, anything except coding (since I can never wrap my head around it).

                                I 'build' small items regularly in Lovecraft Country, and I currently hold a VP position as well?

                                Thanks!

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