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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. 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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    Does anyone else wonder who starts these rumors? It's the Court, I tell you. They try to take all the negative focus off themselves and put it on commoners and Conclavers!

    I hear that Natasha and Jeffery were in a lovers quarrel. Lovers--sure didn't take her long after dumping Master Colby!

    That Brynden seems to have an excuse at the ready to get out of -anything-.

    Melle's been seen in the company of Meryl frequently of late, even visiting her in the public dungeon cell so I'm told. It seems it didn't take Melle long to get over Josie, nor to forgive Meryl for the disfavor he received for supporting Meryl based on lies she told him about meeting with Conal.

    A few of the Conclavers were up top with the Princess when the party was announced, and they all looked very wary and on guard. Duke Sol and Duke Lucas exchanged some words in a strange tongue that none of us could understand! I wonder what it was about...

    The gnomes actually attacked someone one in the outer Salon. They were even shot with a needle - a very very small needle.

    Seems the gnomes want to cook some sort of bird.

    I hear that Natasha is really working for the Conclave and for Conal as a spy. She has set herself up in a fine spot, that one.

    The gnomes struck again! Painting the Carpenters Shoppe's with rainbows; and who knows what they did to the planks!

    If stealth is the game of the Gnomes they have failed several times over. They've dropped at least one of their weapons, left purple footprints and a lockpick set, really they are about as subtle as a landslide.

    You see that other note warning about being watched? Who exactly is watching and what do they intend to do about the lack of show of ideals? Truly everyone is watched and judged by their actions, but this seems more somehow.

    Just about the entire Castle came out for what turned out to be a celebration for Princess Maeve, and what a sight it was, everyone of good cheer, and filled with well wishes! I wonder though what will Her Majesty think of this?

    Duke Sol was seen at the celebration for Princess Maeve's birthday. I wonder what he thought of Her Majesty's denizens celebrating the Princess who's future saw them all dead?

    You know, those Royal Army types walk around with quite a bit of swagger considering that all they've succeeded in doing since they turned coat is failed to catch an actual criminal and put two other people on trial as a distraction.

    Ibar and Melle were in the Dining Hall debating what a "victim" of the Shadows truly is. It was a tense back-and-forth between the two, Wendy saw the whole thing!

    Lord Boreas himself made not one, but -two- trips to the Outer this week. I even heard he threatened Meryl's focus!

    Speaking of Prelinah, she's been seen about a lot lately. Her "mischief" has been fairly tame thus far... which scares me.

    A Royal Decree to eat cake!? Now that's a Royal that I can get behind!

    Wilena got married to Juliana and already a week later she was flirting with that giggly gnome!

    I've been holding onto this package to deliver to Lord Bernier for about a week now...anyone seen him!?

    Promoted to Honored Guest, made Registrar, and training to be Lord Mirshan's Valet? The Court had better start watching that Ibar a little more closely.

    You think those fireworks for the Princess will wake more folk from their deep slumbers?

    I like Prelinah better than...Teabag...or whatever her name is. She's mean.
    Last edited by Kurzon; 05-14-2017, 11:41 AM.
    -StoryPlotter Yuuta

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