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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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    Whispered Rumors...

    OOC: Rumors are slippery things. Truths, half-truths, or out-right lies: who can tell? Nevertheless, they are good seeds for roleplay, so have fun.

    Want to spread a rumor? Give your plot a kick by spreading a juicy nugget of information (or misinformation) anonymously by simply typing: @rumor "[insert your rumor here]" in your parser.

    Please do not respond to rumors in this thread. Start a new thread if you want to comment on one of the posted rumors or - better yet - do it ICly in the game.
    -StoryPlotter Yuuta

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    What's going on with the Conclavers coming to the surface more and more recently? I think the Conclavers have been more active of late than any guild on the surface. Which is saying something... something sad... What are we missing here?

    Did you hear the Duke and Princess talking about the various objects in the Tent? I heard the Master even has a soul trapped in there somewhere...

    The inquisition will keep close eye on those who spend their trade on a disguise cloak.

    The cats and rats are holding their own trade bazaar, offering item for coin. I heard it was a plot put together by the Army to entrap the denizens into buying stolen goods.

    Speaking of the Army, I heard someone got discharged for stealing goods from criminals. Who was it? I forgot his name, but he was a Serjeant, apparently. One of the couriers told me. You better believe the Army will make an example of him.

    Did you know the library books have eyes? Gerolt found that out the hard way…...

    Will Mistress Josie and ser Melle be the next to announce their engagement and wedding? We could use a bit of good news after all the darkness we seem to see gathering about the castle.

    Sera Kamiliah was looking for magical items to trade to Master Ali in order to get a spell. I wonder if the spell will help her to get along better with those around her. Have you seen how high and mighty she acts around her peers? Think she's gunning for a Courtier spot? I hope not, we already have too many sour, unfriendly courtiers to speak of… and about…...

    I hear there is a petition floating around for Meryl to be placed into a chastity suit.

    His Highness is "sick", and the Lord Consort has the whole Castle quailing in fear of his Inquisition and Chancery. One learns a lot, to see who rises and who falls during times like these.

    I hear there are people petitioning to keep sera Natasha in the outer because she’s too valuable”.

    Memphis said that she had an entire whole Army regiment for lovers! I wonder if that is her same plan for the Castle's Army too?

    I wonder if Adahn will be demoted, since the only reason he was made a courtier was out of his loyalty to Lord Boreas and we all saw how that turned out...

    Want to make Irene red? Try talking about anything dirty around her. What a prude!

    Watch this coming Royal Court very closely…

    If you kiss Wendy, she will bring out her special wine she hides under the bar and pour you a glass.

    The Conclave is secretly recruiting goblins and gnomes to build dangerous toys and hand them out to various denizens. Careful when someone just “gives you” a toy.

    Did you know there’s a secret library? Ask around…...

    Mistress Ezraella will let you curse in front of her, and it only costs 10 coin!

    -StoryPlotter Yuuta

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