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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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    Poetry & Tea

    Today, we of the Library will hold a small social of poetry reading and the enjoyment of tea.
    All those who may wish to join in to listen or share are welcomed to do so.

    This will commence at the fourth late bell in the Outer Bailey Library. Should you bring a poem please remember it must be suitable for all audiences. Furthermore, for those who bring a poem they did not write, please show respect to the author unless he or she wishes to remain anonymous.

    Our regular open bell will still be held at it's usual time of twelve late for those who prefer to only read.

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    Apprentice Jeweler
    Royal Purse Bearer
    Royal Librarian
    Honored Guest
    Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

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    I will be having another poetry and tea event at noon today.
    Our normal open bell will commence at the eighth early bell for those seeking to read in peace.

    Last edited by SeraAdeline; 01-28-2017, 06:19 AM.

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    Apprentice Jeweler
    Royal Purse Bearer
    Royal Librarian
    Honored Guest
    Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

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    • #3
      I will be holding another poetry and tea session at the fourth late bell. All are welcomed to listen and share.

      ~*~*~*~*~*~*~
      Apprentice Jeweler
      Royal Purse Bearer
      Royal Librarian
      Honored Guest
      Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

      Comment


      • #4
        I will be holding another poetry and tea session at the fourth late bell.
        All are welcomed to listen and share.
        I will also be having my open bell at this time instead of six late for those attending the trial.

        ~*~*~*~*~*~*~
        Apprentice Jeweler
        Royal Purse Bearer
        Royal Librarian
        Honored Guest
        Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

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        • #5
          My normal open bell will commence at the seventh late bell for those who only seek books.

          I will also be holding another poetry and tea session at the eighth late bell.
          All are welcomed to listen and share.

          ~*~*~*~*~*~*~
          Apprentice Jeweler
          Royal Purse Bearer
          Royal Librarian
          Honored Guest
          Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

          Comment


          • #6
            Praising the banal
            Praising the Banal
            We shall come rejoicing
            Praising the Banal!

            Licking noble ass
            Licking noble Ass
            We shall come rejoicing
            Licking noble Ass!

            Polishing the turds
            Polishing the Turds
            We shall come rejoicing
            Polishing the Turds!

            Avoiding truthful thought
            Avoiding truthful Thought
            We shall come rejoicing
            Avoiding Truthful Thought!

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            • #7
              My normal open bell will commence at the sixth late bell for those who only seek books.

              I will also be holding another poetry and tea session at the eighth late bell.
              All are welcomed to listen and share.

              ~*~*~*~*~*~*~
              Apprentice Jeweler
              Royal Purse Bearer
              Royal Librarian
              Honored Guest
              Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

              Comment


              • #8

                I will also be holding another poetry and tea session at the fourth late bell.
                All are welcomed to listen and share.

                ~*~*~*~*~*~*~
                Apprentice Jeweler
                Royal Purse Bearer
                Royal Librarian
                Honored Guest
                Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

                Comment


                • #9
                  I will be hosting this in the refectory at four late.
                  Bring your poems to share and your ears to listen, as we enjoy art with tea.


                  ~*~*~*~*~*~*~
                  Apprentice Jeweler
                  Royal Purse Bearer
                  Royal Librarian
                  Honored Guest
                  Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I will be hosting this in the refectory at four late.
                    Bring your poems to share and your ears to listen, as we enjoy art with tea.

                    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~
                    Apprentice Jeweler
                    Royal Purse Bearer
                    Royal Librarian
                    Honored Guest
                    Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

                    Comment


                    • #11


                      I will be hosting another in the refectory at four late.
                      Bring your poems to share and your ears to listen, as we enjoy art with tea.


                      ~*~*~*~*~*~*~
                      Apprentice Jeweler
                      Royal Purse Bearer
                      Royal Librarian
                      Honored Guest
                      Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I will be hosting another in the refectory at nine late.
                        Bring your poems to share and your ears to listen, as we enjoy art with tea.

                        ~*~*~*~*~*~*~
                        Apprentice Jeweler
                        Royal Purse Bearer
                        Royal Librarian
                        Honored Guest
                        Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I will be hosting another in the refectory at six late.
                          Bring your poems to share and your ears to listen, as we enjoy art with tea.

                          ~*~*~*~*~*~*~
                          Apprentice Jeweler
                          Royal Purse Bearer
                          Royal Librarian
                          Honored Guest
                          Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I will be hosting another in the refectory at six late.
                            Bring your poems to share and your ears to listen, as we enjoy art with tea.

                            ~*~*~*~*~*~*~
                            Apprentice Jeweler
                            Royal Purse Bearer
                            Royal Librarian
                            Honored Guest
                            Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I will be hosting another in the refectory at six late.
                              Bring your poems to share and your ears to listen, as we enjoy art with tea.

                              ~*~*~*~*~*~*~
                              Apprentice Jeweler
                              Royal Purse Bearer
                              Royal Librarian
                              Honored Guest
                              Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

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