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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 and Grendel's Revenge. 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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Plot Discussion - The Man in the Mysterious Mask

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  • Plot Discussion - The Man in the Mysterious Mask

    The plot has ended, and the ending revealed. Were you surprised? Did you expect it? I'm hoping I had at least a few of you guessing

    For those of you unsure, I won't spoil it here; get out to the keep and ask! I want to thank every single one of you who interacted with the Mask during his week+ stay in the keep. I could have written this story and just tossed a book to enter the library, and it might have been a curiosity. But to have an interactive story that molded around you, the players, of all different types of styles of roleplaying; that is what truly makes a Plot.

    And so thank you, again, for making my story come alive. Each of you took part in a grand play that you should be proud of playing. It was as fun for me as it was for you, I assure you, and in my many, many years playing this game, I have learned many new things through its course about how the different styles can change a story's direction either minutely or majorly.

    But like all stories, there's bound to be some problems. If you have any constructive feedback, or just want to talk about the plot, feel free to reply below. I look forward to working with all of you some more <3

    -Yuuta
    -StoryPlotter Yuuta

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    You did a really good job! I thought many things about that man, but I never figured the ending that happened at all. Shame I didn't get a chance to smack him in the face, but the moral dilemmas he posed in questions were very thought provoking for my character, so thank you for that. I look forward to more of your work, keep it up!
    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
      Loovvvved it. I love hypothetical questions. They make great dungeons and dragons quests too

      You have found an artifact, and it possesses you. And says that you must choose for someone to die.. etc etc....

      What do you do?

      Thought provoking stuff to help you think about and demonstrate your character. Greaaatness.

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      • #4
        Really enjoyed the short times playing with him, but please bring back Lahderic! He needs to be a fixture in the castle to continue stirring up people. And Sofya is DEFINITELY not finished examining HIS psychological / moral make-up!

        Sera Sofya

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        • #5
          If Lahderic was truly born before the recent awakenings, Gareth isn't done with him either. >.>
          ~ Gareth Beaumains ~

          ~ For Love! For Valour!
          ~ For Honour! For Glory!
          ~ Onwards to Adventure!

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