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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.

Mozilla Firefox ESR

An alternative for all users, but especially for Mac users, is Mozilla's extended-release version of Firefox that branched at Firefox 52. It's expected to remain supported until at least June 28, 2016, by which time Mozilla is planning to jump their ESR to a post-plugin phase. This is therefore a short-term solution, but one that should work for a while longer.

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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  • Artist Models Sought

    Writ and Posted this Seventeenth of the Fifth Moon in the Eighteenth Year


    ~ on behalf of ~

    Mistress Brook, Handmaiden to Her Majesty



    Mistress Brook is seeking both male and female models to assist in realising a series of paintings over the course of the next few moons.

    Models must be classically beautiful with delicate faces and flushing cheeks. The artist understands that in the men of the Castle these blushing cheeks may be hard sought - prospective sitters are duly warned that this will be enhanced with cosmetic artifice.

    Mistress Brook would like to stress that you are to remain clothed, these are not nude studies.

    Those seeking employ should be able to hold a pose for a chime or longer, be available either afternoons or Satyr's and Sun's during daylight bells, and be able to enter the Inner with suitable arrangements made. Compensation is a silver coin per bell worked.

    Please write directly to the artist, Mistress Brook, if you are interested. If you do not consider yourself a traditional beauty, do not despair. For the purposes of this post a specific aesthetic is desired but further projects will arise as the Muse dictates.

    Carry on being lovely.



    ~ scribed and posted by
    sera Sassa Elvari

    Sassa Elvari,
    Poetess / Wordsmith

    Aspirant Teacher, LPA
    Harlequin, The Unity of the Arts



    Poetry is the art of falling in love with minutiae.
    Debate is the art of wielding one's mind and tongue.
    ~ S.E.


  • #2
    *in bold plain text*

    Looks like someone is trying to find a replacement for Kaori

    *unsurprisingly unsigned*
    Sir Vestio frowns, "Are you stinking drunk, boy?"
    Prince Bertram explains in Northern, "The duel was to prove me wrong Jeffery. This is your opportunity to prove me correct."

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    • #3
      I do not recall the sera resembling the stipulation, but I have certainly seen stranger transformations occur. I shall wait to see if she is interested. Thank you kind author for the suggestion!

      ~ Keeper of the Royal Vault
      ~ Junior Handmaiden to Her Majesty

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