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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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    It is one thing to earn your places as a courtier, but it is another thing entirely to demand that you should be one.

    Did you hear that Lady Etaine was after Master Ali's blood magic cloak? I wonder whose blood she was planning to feed it?


    Master Jeffery only cares about his shiny buttons and fancy hats!

    Nurse Sinistro drinks yellow bile! That's why his teeth are stained!

    When no one is looking, Ibar tucks in his limbs and rolls himself around the castle like a bowling ball.

    Seic and Mistress Lilly are in love. They just don't know it yet.

    Lexiana is trying to look more busy so she is claiming bells as her own!

    There seem to be quite a number of members of the Outer up for Honoured Guest this Court, and a couple up for Courtier as well. I wonder how attitudes will change, following Court...

    Does the Winter Court really want Marcellius there or did Lord Bernier just charm everyone into agreeing?

    You know that swinging body you can sometimes catch a glimpse of in the Gate Courtyard? It's a memory of the Castle during the Forever Summer that no one is supposed to talk about... but the Castle remembers. It remembers everything.

    I hear Kobe got himself a bow and some arrows. Yikes! How long until we start seeing some arrow-wound related injuries crowding the healers?

    Meryl thinks Lady Sinvy is just a lush, and that's why she runs the cellar.

    Mistress Josie was in the Dining Hall, singing and dancing with a broom!

    I heard Master Ali had some competition at his tent this year. What was her name? Monica?

    Princess Maeve was seen hopping up and down in excitement at the prospect of seeing Master Ali! Her excitement was increased, when she emerged from his tent carrying a large green egg! I wonder what's inside? Remember the basilisk?

    -StoryPlotter Yuuta

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