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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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Courtly Dance Classes

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  • Courtly Dance Classes

    I will be holding Courtly dance classes with the aid of Master Jeffery beginning on Tui's, the 11th day of this moon at 9 LB in the Outer Bailey Theatre. These sessions will be held every Suns at 4 LB and every Tuis at 9 LB with the last class being held on the 25th day of this moon in preparation for the upcoming Cotillion Ball. We will be covering the Annello Waltz, the Brisk Wind, and the Blooming Rose provided time permits and participants are willing.

    On behalf of the Unity,
    You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
    No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

  • #2
    *brought to the fore*
    You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
    No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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    • #3
      Dancing, if you please!
      Sashay gently
      Bend the knee

      Always let a noble lead
      Drop their trousers
      Lift their skirt

      Now's the time to
      show your worth!
      Pucker the lips
      Hold your breath

      Sell you dignity
      to be their guest

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      • #4
        Dancing, if you please!
        Sashay spiritedly,
        Bend your knees!

        Always let your heart lead;
        Keep your trousers,
        Don your skirt,
        That speaks more volume of your worth!

        Rather, curve the lips,
        Happily expel your breath;
        Depart only from your sorrows,
        Waltz 'til there be none left.

        Keep your dignity, I pray you,
        Learn the culture if you choose;
        You will be loved regardless
        Of whether you attend or refuse.
        You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
        No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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        • #5
          Is it time for you to dance?
          Or for Prime Ministers to Prance?
          And constituencies to do a jig
          Of their own choosing
          Free to be

          And Courtliness forgotten soon
          with regimental marching tunes
          With noses high and pinkies too
          All left behind for Summer's noon

          No whining "I gave no leave!"
          Or "Use my title, perfectly!"
          But oscillating wild and free
          To each their own: Equality!

          Let nobles petty Learn your dance
          And servile minions wait their chance
          To prove themselves obediently
          In your Cotillions formally

          But take your snobs across the Bridge
          And leave us now! And let us live
          To dance the dances that WE choose
          And thrust our hips obscenely too



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          • #6
            The first dance class begins tonight with the Annello Waltz. Bring a partner if you can, but please feel free to come alone too and educate yourselves in this beautiful form of movement.

            Politics can be left at the door. This is a time to celebrate artistry and education.

            You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
            No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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            • #7
              Tonight's class on the Brisk Wind has been moved to 9 late bells for those interested in attending. It will still be held in the Outer Bailey Theatre. (OOC: It's Easter and we figure folks will be doing family stuff)
              You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
              No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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              • #8
                Tonight's class will be at 11 late bells and will cover the dance 'The Blooming Rose'. We will also be hosting another class on Frey's at 10 late bells.

                Last edited by Josie_Brennan; 04-18-2017, 10:57 PM. Reason: Schedule change
                You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                • #9
                  This starts in a few ticks.
                  You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                  No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                  • #10
                    This is tonight at 10 late in the Outer Bailey Theatre!
                    You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                    No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                    • #11
                      *posted by a Page*

                      This has been moved to 10 1/2 LB tonight.
                      You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                      No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                      • #12
                        Class today at 6 late bells in the Outer Bailey Theatre.
                        Last edited by Josie_Brennan; 04-23-2017, 01:03 PM.
                        You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                        No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                        • #13
                          Tonight's class will be at 11 late bells and will cover the dance 'The Galliard of the Snowflakes'. This is the last session before the Ball on Frey's where you'll have the opportunity to show off the steps you've learned!

                          You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                          No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                          • #14
                            *brought to the top of the boards*
                            You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                            No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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