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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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Clock Tower Herald XIV -- Open Submissions

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  • Clock Tower Herald XIV -- Open Submissions


    1st Day, 6th Moon, 18th YRA;

    Denizens;

    The Clock Tower Herald is currently open to receive submissions for articles or ideas for articles. The guidelines are as follows:

    Who Can Submit?
    Anyone of any rank or status with the exception of criminals may submit an article that adheres to the other guidelines outlined below.
    What Can Be Submitted?
    Articles must focus on an aspect of castle life and/or culture. Obviously, this covers a wide variety of topics, but those that are favored generally discuss one specific aspect in detail, or else present something familiar in a new light. Your own creativity is the limit.

    The Clock Tower Herald also accepts:
    • Personal announcements such as weddings and/or proposals;
    • Guild announcements such as major changes or promotions;
    • Open positions within guilds and recruiting policies;
    • Poetry, stories, riddles, games, etc;
    • Lectures and/or Essays;
    Length
    Single-articles should run no longer than three paragraphs (but exceptions can always be made). Anything longer will be separated into more than one issue, depending on the length.

    If you plan on writing something longer, consider a short series instead. A series should be submitted in its entirety, however, to ensure the readers are not left without conclusion.
    Benefits To Submitting

    There are many benefits to submitting to the Clock Tower Herald.
    • Having the entire Castle read about your announcements or your written word;
    • Gaining coin for your submission from the Treasury;
    • Knowing that your work will be saved and looked at throughout history, your name will be remembered;

    Grounds For Refusal
    Submissions will be refused outright under the following conditions:
    • The submission contains blasphemous, obscene or treasonous content;
    • The submission is not signed or was submitted without/against the original author's consent;
    • The submission targets a group or individual with the purpose of putting them down;
    Submissions may also be refused for reasons not listed above at the discretion of the Clock Tower Herald staff.
    Where To Send Submissions
    Currently, you may send all submissions to any of the following individuals:
    • Sera Yazmin, Senior Chronicler

    Questions should be sent directly to sera Yazmin. We will be accepting submissions until the twenty-fourth of this sixth moon.


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