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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.

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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  • FOUND - Ring

    Interesting band. Left on the stone railing looking down at the courtyard. Tell me the inscription and we'll meet.

    Degan

  • #2
    "More than Red."

    It is yours now. Keep it. Have it redone. Give it away. Throw it in the trash. Leave it for someone new to find. Whatever makes you happy.


    *Purposely left unsigned*

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    • #3
      Former Owner:

      There is a story to it. And it has been a while since I've heard one at all. A while, in fact, since I have heard much of anything but discordant wind.

      Bless a man with a story; even it is pure fable. Keep your anonymity. The couriers will deliver without you needing to sign.

      Whatever scraps of writing I had to inspire any thought in these halls was stripped long ago.

      I would be indebted.

      Degan

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      • #4
        You will have your story.

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        • #5
          I have read it cover to cover. Now, a story for a story...

          Mine will be left in parts for the anonymous author to gather.

          As soon as the first page is complete, I will tell you where to find it.

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          • #6
            I hope you enjoyed your story. I will look forward to reading the one you write.

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            • #7
              **this portion of the communication has been carefully torn out of the sheet of paper**

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              • #8
                I will find my way to it later, when I am certain no one is looking. Thank you.

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                • #9
                  You know where to find it. I'll rip the location portion of the note out so no one else is aware.

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                  • #10
                    It came to my attention that there may be mischief associated with the item I left with your scroll. Forgive my ignorance and please take care.

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                    • #11
                      [verytinywriting scribbled on the bottom]

                      That is because you took something that was left by another, and pawned the gift off as your own.

                      Serves you right!

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