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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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The Royal Library Presents:

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    The Royal Library Presents:

    *~*~*~*~* Book Club! ~*~*~*~*

    On the 28th of the 9th Moon 18th Year of Recent Awakenings, the Royal Library will start holding a Book Club!

    This will be a gathering of Courtiers, Honored Guests and of course residents of the Inner Bailey. Everyone is expected to maintain proper Courtesy.

    We will choose a book of fiction, or history or anything people would like to read. Everyone will receive a copy of the book, they will get a chance to read the book, and then the book will be discussed.

    If you are interested, please send a scroll to either Mistress Theresa, or myself so you can be added to the list!

    The Book Club will be held every-other
    Thors, at 8 late in the Royal Library, refreshments, and snacks will be provided.




    List of dates for Book Club

    28th day of the 9th moon 18th year.
    12th day of the 10th moon 18th year
    26th day of the 10th moon 18th year
    9th day of the 11th moon 18th year

    Secretary of Lord Boreas' House
    Senior Hairstylist
    Junior Aide for the Royal Library

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    Nudged forward by a nerdy servant

    Secretary of Lord Boreas' House
    Senior Hairstylist
    Junior Aide for the Royal Library

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        This is tonight! We hope to see you there. If you have not yet written to get a copy of the book we are reading, do not worry. They will be available this eve, as well.

        ~Mistress Theresa

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          Unfortunately, sera Trysha is not feeling well, and we have to postpone this. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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            Secretary of Lord Boreas' House
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            Junior Aide for the Royal Library

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