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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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    Who is that one dead-eyed woman? "Calamity"? What the hells kind of a name is that? And have you ever seen her smile? She gives me the bumpies!

    It looks as though the Preceptor has made a few new enemies.

    That wild-haired Vasilisa belongs in the caves with the rest of the savages!

    It seems that the commonfolk have forgotten their manners. Maybe it's time to remove another tongue? Vasant, Liir, or maybe Melle once again?

    So they are letting anyone into the Army now? I don't even think Drix knows how to speak, and Lourdes is a loud mouth. No standards.

    Sera Ambra has returned. She may not be everyone's favourite woman but she is no less kind or generous for it. That is what makes her good.

    More rumors floating about sera Sassa and Master Anton. I wonder which one is silver tonguing the other?

    No wonder Blodwen is so angry, look at her students. One can't speak incoherent sentences, one can't speak at all, one cries all the time, one is a hopeless gambling addict, one looks like a bowling ball, and that other one is the most awkward thing I've ever seen.

    That new girl Lourdes has taken a noticeable liking to Lieutenant Adahn, flirting with him carelessly in front of rooms full of people, and what's more is he seems to like it! He might as well start looking toward the lower ranks for love because I hear he's going to be demoted this Court.

    Pssst, don't tell anyone I told you this, but you know that person posting all that poetry on the boards? My sources tell me it's that newly dawned Vasant - the one who's doing the research on ser Gareth. It makes sense, doesn't it?

    Sassa sent a 'confession' about her love of Spring and asked that Lord Boreas' man servant, ser Brynden, punish her...

    Meryl is still trying to pass herself off as innocently trying to share her "honey pots" with Conal.

    Some are saying that Duke Lucus has taken the Prince and is planning to use him as a hostage. It was hinted that a war will soon split the castle into sides. Watch your back, I tell you. You never know who is your friend and who is really your foe.

    Goodness these lazy courtiers wake out of years of sleep to make a comment, but do not bother to meet with those up for promotion?! Laziness, I say!

    Did you see how Lord Bernier and Lady Amoret were whispering back and forth!? You'd think they both forgot that she was engaged...but it seems so has Lord Sicard.

    Lady Amoret bid Juliana to help Lord Bernier "get acquainted with the violet"...I don't think that means what that innocent mind of hers, -thinks- it means.

    Josie's gotten pretty comfortable around Jeffery! Enough to disrobe and change into her nightgown in his presence, but hell why not? Its not like either of of them have a significant other.

    I hear the Royal Sorcerer has been given a substantial sum to ensure a little 'accident' occurs during Sassa's binding.

    Did you see them privately communicating on the bridge? Brook sure has a thing for sorceresses, huh?

    The Cats and Rats are taking bets over who will be promoted this upcoming Court. Drop a scroll in the hole, and win a pretty prize!

    An openly "spring" girl flirting with the valet of the Winter Knight. There's something... poetic about that. A tad treasonous, but poetic.

    Natasha and Colby have split. Which one do you think will be suited first?

    Kaori wants to join a Debate Society...? Kaori already IS a Debate Society!

    I heard one of the individuals up for promotion is a secret spy for the Conclave. Known only to the Duke and Duchess themselves! Careful what you say around our newer Courtiers or Honoured Guests...
    -StoryPlotter Yuuta

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