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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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  • Game Nights: Awakeners

    I'll be hosting a game bell tonight in the Sunset Room at 7 late. We'll be playing Bronze Pot, a betting and card game, for anyone interested in joining. If you're able to bring along some bronze coins to play with then please do so, but if not I will have some available for people to use so everyone can participate.

    On behalf of the Awakeners,
    You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
    No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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    I'll be hosting a game bell tonight in the Sunset Room at 10 late. We'll be playing Bronze Pot, a betting and dice game, for anyone interested in joining. If you're able to bring along some bronze coins to play with then please do so, but if not I will have some available for people to use so everyone can participate.

    On behalf of the Awakeners,
    You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
    No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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    • #3
      I'll be hosting a game bell tomorrow (Tuis) night in the Sunset Room at 10 late. We'll be playing Bronze Pot, a betting and dice game, for anyone interested in joining. If you're able to bring along some bronze coins to play with then please do so, but if not I will have some available for people to use so everyone can participate.

      On behalf of the Awakeners,
      Last edited by Josie_Brennan; 07-18-2017, 05:58 AM.
      You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
      No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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      • #4
        I'll wait around until ten and a half late to see if anyone shows. Game night is still on!
        You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
        No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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        • #5
          I'll be hosting a game bell Thors night in the Sunset Room at 8 late. We'll be playing Bronze Pot, a betting and dice game, for anyone interested in joining. If you're able to bring along some bronze coins to play with then please do so, but if not I will have some available for people to use so everyone can participate.

          On behalf of the Awakeners,
          You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
          No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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          • #6
            *brought to the top of the boards*
            You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
            No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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            • #7
              This starts in approximately twenty ticks.
              You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
              No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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              • #8
                I'll be hosting a game bell this evening at 7 late in the Refectory. We'll be having a chess tournament with the winning player receiving a prize reward. Even if you do not play or have not played, you are welcome to come attend and learn or socialize.

                On behalf of the Awakeners,
                You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                • #9
                  This starts soon! Make your way to the Refectory if you care to participate.
                  You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                  No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                  • #10
                    I'll be hosting a game bell this evening at 7 late on the middle landing of the Grand Bridge. We'll be playing 'How's Yours?', a new guessing game for your enjoyment. Even if you do not want to play, you are welcome to come attend and learn or socialize.

                    On behalf of the Awakeners,
                    You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                    No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                    • #11
                      This has been pushed back to the 9th late bell, but in the same location. Sorry for any inconvenience!
                      Last edited by Josie_Brennan; 08-10-2017, 03:41 PM. Reason: Super tired, need a nap
                      You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                      No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                      • #12
                        I completely forgot that Mistress Wilena is holding her martial practice this evening at 9 late, so I'm going to move this with apologies to tomorrow (Frey's) at 7 late bells in the Refectory. I look forward to seeing you all there!

                        Last edited by Josie_Brennan; 08-11-2017, 03:05 PM.
                        You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                        No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                        • #13
                          *re-posted*
                          You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                          No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                          • #14
                            I'll be hosting a game bell Suns evening at 5 late in the Sunset Room. We'll be playing Charades for your enjoyment! Even if you do not want to play, you are welcome to come attend and learn or socialize.

                            On behalf of the Awakeners,
                            You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                            No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                            • #15
                              This is tonight!
                              You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                              No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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