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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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Master Ali Trade Times and Rules

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  • Master Ali Trade Times and Rules

    Welcome one, welcome all, to the Wondrous Tent of Master Ali!

    Come in and see my fabulous wares, obtain exotic goods from far-off lands. So many great things to be found, there is surely something here for everyone!

    RULES OF TRADE

    Patrons please be aware of the Master Trader's rules:

    1. No stealing! Master Ali takes the hands of thieves.
    2. One trade for one item per customer, per visit by this magnificent trader. Some items come together as sets, if uncertain please ask!
    3. Only three patrons are permitted in the tent at any time, and only during trade times as listed below. Patrons are let in on a first come first serve basis.
    4. Master Ali's Inner Bailey trade hours are open only to members of the Winter Court. Exception allowance is made for servants of Royal or Noble households only if they attend trading in company of their liege noble or Royal during said liege's own trading visit.
    5. The Room Behind the Curtain is a special trade area. Many individuals arrive wishing to trade for its wares, but few can afford to do so, and thus time is wasted. Patrons wishing to enter the back room must show objects of significant value as proof of entry, to demonstrate they possess the wealth to be making trades of this nature. Only high quality objects or materials are accepted in the back room; fine silks and sumptuary furs, high quality gemstones and metals, weapons, armours and magical artifacts.
    6. In order to trade for a weapon or armour, a weapon or armour piece must be traded in turn. If there is enough disparity between value of item being offered and item being requested, lesser objects can be offered to pad the deal.
    7. Magic objects are the most valuable, while they do not require a magical artifact in turn, a significant sum of wealth must be offered to obtain a magical item without offering one as trade.
    8. Please come in confident of trade, with a few items of desire in mind in case one desired has been purchased already or is beyond your means of wealth. Trade bells tend to last approximately two bells; a long period spent in the Master Trader's tent means less time for others waiting in line for their own purchases.

    TRADING HOURS

    Trade bells shall take place at the following times:

    Friday the 24th, 7 late, Inner Bailey
    Saturday the 25th, 3 late, Outer Bailey
    Sunday the 26th, 12 noon, Inner Bailey
    Monday the 27th, 9 late, Outer Bailey
    Tuesday the 28th, 10 early, Inner Bailey
    Wednesday the 29th, 10 early, Outer Bailey

    Inner Bailey bells to take place on the Winter Terrace. Outer Bailey bells to take place in the Gate Courtyard.
    StoryHost Kurzon
    Castle Marrach Staff

    kurzon.marrach@outlook.com

    The destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won than by the stories it loves and believes in.

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    Bumped by someone who cares.

    Loyal Honored Guest to Her Majesty's Winter Court
    Servant to Lord Sicard, Her Majesty's Royal Champion
    LPA Director/Treasurer
    Elder Battler Teacher/Treasurer
    Masque in the Unity
    Lead Apprentice Embinder

    “No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.” ―L. Frank Baum

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      *re-posted*

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      • #4
        The Master Trader Ali-Jahib has excellent news!

        For those who have not yet been had a chance to trade, the Master Trader will be holding an additional final trading bell this coming Saturn's!


        Saturday the 15th, 2 late bells, Outer Bailey

        The Master Trader eagerly welcomes any who have not yet had a chance to trade with him to visit this final trading bell!
        StoryHost Kurzon
        Castle Marrach Staff

        kurzon.marrach@outlook.com

        The destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won than by the stories it loves and believes in.

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