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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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Open Positions for the Office of the Royal Healers: Orderly

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  • Open Positions for the Office of the Royal Healers: Orderly

    Have you ever wanted to learn more about the healers and medicine but didn't know yet if you wanted to dedicate yourself fully to the path of being a Healer?

    The Royal Healers are looking for more members to join as Orderlies, the introductory position of the Royal Healers that has a no-strings-attached approach of learning more about the Office.

    An Orderly needs no lengthy prerequisites or training to join; you need only be a denizen of good standing that is at least a Welcomed Guest of Her Majesty's keep of at least moon. Special considerations may be taken for less time in the keep.

    An Orderly is not expected, nor even allowed, to participate in the healing process directly. They receive no formal (ooc - teaching of Healer skill) training, and are instead meant to facilitate the various Healers in performing their duties by way of fetching materials, assisting in carrying objects, and other menial tasks.

    So what's in it for you? You get valuable experience in a field that might interest you to peruse further with no expectations aside from performing the minor tasks assigned to you. After a period of a moon, should you wish to continue as a healer, you can take the formal oaths, and receive introductory training as a Nurse's Aide (ooc - receive teaching to Fellowcraft of Healer skill). No recommendations are needed; you'll earn them as you work as an Orderly, or decide it is not the position for you!

    If this sounds interesting to you, send a missive to myself, Doctor Dolph Li'Astri, Royal Chief of Medicine. Include your name, length of time waking (if returning to the keep, please include separately the amount of time CURRENTLY waking as well), your normal waking bells, and a small sentence or two about what attracts you to the position. We will meet as soon as possible to move forth.

    Livery: Orderlies of the Royal Healers wear a pale-red armband with a caduceus on it to signify their position in Office.
    Last edited by Dolph; 10-25-2017, 04:39 PM.
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        Interested denizens, please contact myself, Doctor Dolph Li'Astri.
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