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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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Her Majesty's Royal Court: 22nd day, 4th Moon

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  • Her Majesty's Royal Court: 22nd day, 4th Moon

    To Her Majesty's Most Honourable Denizens,

    It is at the behest of Her Most Serene Majesty, Queen Vivienne, that the next Royal Court be held on the 22nd day of the 4th moon at 4 Late Bells in the Throne Room.

    All petitions are required to be sent into the Office of the Chambers no later than the 25th day of the 3rd moon and all commentary upon said petitions will be accepted no later than the 15th day of the 4th moon.

    If you are of appropriate rank (a courtier+ or guild leader) and wish to submit a petition, they can be acquired from the Office of Chambers upon request.

    In service to the Crown,
    Sir Donovon E. Lamont
    Royal Equerry to Her Majesty, Queen Vivienne

    “Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.” - Camus

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    [neatly tacked below]
    The Office of the Chambers' Staff that may formally accept all Petitions are:
    • Chief Scribe Lilly
    • Scribes Ibar and Kamliah
    Lillian-Rose Annabella Grace (aka "Lilly")
    * Courtier
    * Royal Jeweler
    * Chief Scribe of the Chambers

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    • #3
      ((((Moved to the top))))

      Bodyservant to Lord Bernier
      Virtuoso of the Unity
      Embinder
      Aide to Chambers
      Honored Guest

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      • #4
        ((((Moved to the top))))

        Bodyservant to Lord Bernier
        Virtuoso of the Unity
        Embinder
        Aide to Chambers
        Honored Guest

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        • #5
          [pulled to the front]

          There are only SEVEN days left to write your petitions and send them to the Chambers.

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          • #6
            Helpfully brought to the fore.

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

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            • #7
              ((((Moved to the top))))

              Bodyservant to Lord Bernier
              Virtuoso of the Unity
              Embinder
              Aide to Chambers
              Honored Guest

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              • #8
                Petitions are DUE tomorrow evening, by MIDNIGHT!!!
                Lillian-Rose Annabella Grace (aka "Lilly")
                * Courtier
                * Royal Jeweler
                * Chief Scribe of the Chambers

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                • #9
                  REMINDER:

                  Royal Court is this coming Saturns, the
                  22nd Day of the 4th Moon at 4 Late!

                  It is advised that those who are permitted to attend arrive early to present themselves to the Army, prior to entering the Throne Room. The only denizens permitted containers and weaponry are Equerries, Knights, Nobles, members of the Army and those of the Queen's Household.

                  Lillian Grace, Chief Scribe of the Chambers
                  Lillian-Rose Annabella Grace (aka "Lilly")
                  * Courtier
                  * Royal Jeweler
                  * Chief Scribe of the Chambers

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