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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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    Ignoia keeps some shady company. It is a good thing he was kicked out of the Duelist Society, they don't need that kind of stain on their already soiled reputation.

    It looks like someone is trying to stir up a new rebellion. Do you think she has the charisma for it?

    Vasilisa looked like she was out for blood. What got her so upset about Meryl and that new guest?

    Vaden seems to think that trouble is brewing. Is he right?

    She thinks that they should stop beheading the traitors. Instead, they should lose limbs, or be branded for all to see like the old days. Dying is too easy.

    Drix and Mistress Josie fought hard for the final spot in the Tournament. What was more electric was the energy between them...

    Did you see the little girls crumble on the bridge? The Lady Sinvy was not having any of their vague and padded responses. The sorcerer seemed to impress them, though.

    A woman wandered into the practice hall, bloodied and speaking gibberish, and then decided to just 'spar a little'... Yippy. Her name was Yippy.

    They say that Sassa's nose is the same color as Wendy's favourite slippers.

    I'll bet Lady Amoret could have had Lord Bernier's very last breath, with the way he was admiring her on the bridge this morning! It is like the same way Doctor Dolph looks at bacon.

    Master Jeffery is going to have his pick of the litter, soon; Her Majesty's litter of Ladies, that is!

    I can't tell if Dame Galatea is relaxed, bored, or daydreaming!

    Vasilisa could be great, if only she'd clip the dead weight!

    Sera Lexiana thinks that her sighs and private pity parties are going to gain her the right kind of attention? She might as well withdraw her name for promotion with that kind of attitude!

    The Lieutenant is meant to be married soon, but, it sounds as though there are some people who are plotting against her happiness!

    I heard Dame Eeva is only pretty because she sucks the souls from the silly, vain, useless girls that are scattered in the Outer Bailey!

    Did you hear that new man - what's his name? Vasant? - asking about the traitor Gareth? Right in front of the Nobles, no less. Woken a week and already walking around with a target on his back. Tsk.

    What a waste for Ignoia to be spending all his time doting on such a pathetic shell of a woman as Meryl. Even in shackles her shamelessness knows no bounds, as now she seeks to prey upon the newly dawned at every opportunity.

    Victor is waking again. Already, he is stirring up trouble in the Outer, and drinking his fill of the Dining Hall.
    -StoryPlotter Yuuta

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