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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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    - BadPoetry ~

    Today in the outer bailey refectory, I'll be hosting a bad poetry bell at the second late bell.
    The idea of the social is to create poetry that is more-or-less utterly awful.

    This could be the form, presentation, writing, and much more.
    So long as you have fun while crafting dreadful art, you've successfully completed it.

    The poems will be read at the end and the top two winners will gain a prize.
    Please keep all poetry suitable for the general audience.
    Last edited by SeraAdeline; 07-12-2017, 07:36 AM.

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    I will be hosting another Bad Poetry Bell, beginning today at 2 late in the Refectory. Drinks will be provided by Wendy on your way in.


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      I will be hosting another bad poetry bell this day at the second late bell. I hope you can all attend.

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        I will be hosting another bad poetry bell this day at the second late bell. I hope you can all attend.

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          I will be hosting another bad poetry bell this day at the fourth late bell. I hope you can all attend.


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            I will be hosting another bad poetry bell this day at the fourth late bell. I hope you can all attend.

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              I will be hosting another bad poetry bell this day at the fourth late bell. I hope you can all attend.

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              Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

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                I will be hosting another bad poetry bell this day at the sixth late bell. I hope you can all attend.

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                  I will be hosting another bad poetry bell this day at the fifth late bell. I hope you can all attend.

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                  Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

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