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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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  • Things are Happening!

    So phase 1 of the much anticipated cross country move is happening now, in that I have four days to get out of my apartment and move temporarily into somewhere else for a month.

    Also work is crazy, so all my chars will be scarce this week. And that's why they have been previously.

    Natasha Danaher
    Courtier in Her Majesty's Court
    Squire to Dame Galatea
    Lieutenant in the Regular Army
    Cosmetic Consultant
    Apprentice in the Healers
    Apprentice in the Clothiers

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    Good luck with your move and be safe! See you when you get back.
    You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
    No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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    • #3
      Hurry back! We've missed you! Be safe and drive carefully!

      Loyal Honored Guest to Her Majesty's Winter Court
      Servant to Lord Sicard, Her Majesty's Royal Champion
      LPA Director/Treasurer
      Elder Battler Teacher/Treasurer
      Masque in the Unity
      Lead Apprentice Embinder

      “No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.” ―L. Frank Baum

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      • #4
        Update: Living with family until I make a multi state move on the 6th of September, which means I am spending the majority of time with the family whom I will be moving away from. Also, my phone no longer lets me play while at work after an iOS update. If anyone knows anything other than pocket mud or albatross, I think it was that let's me use flash, lemme know. It won't let me enter anything with ' so basically my chars would be mute if I logged them on.

        Happy gaming and I'll be around as I can and back to normal after the trek down south.
        Natasha Danaher
        Courtier in Her Majesty's Court
        Squire to Dame Galatea
        Lieutenant in the Regular Army
        Cosmetic Consultant
        Apprentice in the Healers
        Apprentice in the Clothiers

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        • #5
          In case you needed an update: made the first state to state move and have internet, so I should be back semi regularly. Thanks for the patience!
          Natasha Danaher
          Courtier in Her Majesty's Court
          Squire to Dame Galatea
          Lieutenant in the Regular Army
          Cosmetic Consultant
          Apprentice in the Healers
          Apprentice in the Clothiers

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          • #6
            Rock 'em all.

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