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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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The Office of Chroniclers: Accepting Members

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  • The Office of Chroniclers: Accepting Members

    Denizens;

    The Office of the Royal Chroniclers is seeking new and interested parties to help record the day-to-day happenings of Castle Marrach, home to Her Gracious Majesty, Queen Vivienne and Her loyal subjects.

    The Office's main duties are to record history as it unfolds, whether it be a daily happening or a one-of-a-kind magical occurrence. By doing so, we inform the denizenry and aristocracy of events they were not able to witness while providing a reference for future generations of awakened guests. It is one of the castle's oldest institutions and among the most vital.

    Those interested in lending their talents can apply to become an Aspirant Chronicler:
    • Describe a witnessed event in the form of a chronicle and send it to the current active Senior or Court Chroniclers (examples of chronicles can be found in the Lecture Hall)
    • Complete an interview with a Senior or Court Chronicler
    • Attend a meeting in the Office of the Royal Chroniclers (the clock tower across from the Bowling Alley)

    The benefits of becoming a Chronicler:
    • Your work will be available for all members of the castle to read, including Royals.
    • You will be given constant aid and guidance to better your writing.
    • Each chronicle written gains you coin from the Treasury.
    • Your name will appear on the Chain of Being.
    • Senior chroniclers now gain bonus benefits from the Chambers

    The current active members of the Office are:
    • Master Emerick, Royal Chronicler of the Court
    • Mistress Euphelia, Senior Chronicler
    • Sera Yazmin, Senior Chronicler
    • Sera Eloren, Junior Chronicler
    • Sera Setsuna, Junior Chronicler

    Those with questions, concerns and comments may directly contact the Chronicler of the Court, Master Emerick or Senior Chronicler, sera Yazmin.
    Last edited by YazzyBabz; 07-26-2017, 08:39 AM.


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