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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.

If You Have Errors

Some users are experiencing "Content Encoding Errors" when using Pale Moon and Zealotry. As best we can tell, this is due to an incompatibility between Windows 8.1, Pale Moon, and Plugins. If you have this problem (or any other), we suggest instead using Mozilla's extended-release version of Firefox, which branched at Firefox 52. It's expected to remain supported until at least June 28, 2018, by which time Mozilla is planning to jump their ESR to a post-plugin phase. This is therefore a short-term solution, but we expect to have full release of our New HTML5 client well before that.

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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Prelinah's Pal

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  • Prelinah's Pal

    Thanks to the help of some amazing players and staff, Prelinah was successfully able to retrieve her curious little golem pal and finally figure out what the heck it did.



    Er... I mean He is Rhoc. He dropped a few little gems for those of you that helped him out, and Prelinah will make sure the others who helped get one as well, but what made this plot the most fun to do was the interaction with everyone who tried their hardest to search and search all over the keep for the missing pieces. Not everything went how I planned! The thing I love about this was how I had to think on my toes to change things up as people intelligently and quickly intercepted Fireball, or helped Prelinah.

    I tried to incorporate as many of you all as I could, by varying activity time, and keeping it mostly around the weekend times. It was a small plot, I know, but that was what I was aiming for. Something that would give everyone a story to tell, give them a little favor with the mischievous Prelinah, and a little gemstone to remember it by.

    If any of you have questions, concerns, constructive criticism, or just wanna make comment, please - go right ahead! It was my first plot, and I'm only looking to get better

    Oh and most importantly - THANK YOU ALL!!!!!

    -Storyplotter in Training,
    Yuuta
    Last edited by Yuuta; 05-16-2017, 09:30 AM.
    -StoryPlotter Yuuta

  • #2
    I liked the plot, even though Sassa wasn't involved. Cute, and the fact of the gems being beyond what people can normally have in their ranks made the gems extra-special, I think - because they have to figure out creative solutions for what to do with them!

    Also, the fact that Sassa DIDN'T get to participate made it even more enticing to try to figure out times to participate in such cute little plots in the future.

    Keep it up; you're doing great!

    (P.S. If you ever want plot ideas, I have so many ideas that I give myself headaches! )

    - Sassa's Player

    Sassa Elvari,
    Poetess / Wordsmith

    Aspirant Teacher, LPA
    Harlequin, The Unity of the Arts



    Poetry is the art of falling in love with minutiae.
    Debate is the art of wielding one's mind and tongue.
    ~ S.E.

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    • #3
      I liked the rocks
      Mallegra ..

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