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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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If you see a strange creature roaming....

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  • If you see a strange creature roaming....

    DO NOT HARM IT!


    Her Highness, Princess Maeve has inadvertently lost some creatures from her book. They are all magical in nature and must be captured -without being injured.- They are mostly not threats, but may hurt you if they feel threatened.

    Her Highness will be -very upset- should they be harmed!


    Each creature has a phrase or something similar (perhaps a song, example below) which must be used to subdue them. They also each have a lure of some kind that can be used to befriend it and then coax it back into the book for safe keeping.


    Caticorn: Needs to be praised and worshiped, but can only interact with a pure virgin.
    Spiderpuppy
    Fox
    Lunar Moth
    Shifty Squirrel.

    Also a Tooth Fairy: THIS ONE BITES. It also eats teeth. Approach with extreme caution.
    Maybe a Night Stalker
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    *If you hear a low growl, and feel afraid, like the hair on your neck is standing up, and you're alone, please leave the area and find friends.

    SAMPLE pass phrase/song:

    "Do your ears hang low, do they wobble to and fro, can you tie them in a knot, can you tie them in a bow, can you throw 'em over your shoulder like an unseelie soldier, do your ears, hang, low."


  • #2
    -recently shifted to the fore-

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    • #3
      Possible Bait:

      The moth enjoys eating napkins, it would be easy to catch something it cant eat (i'd avoid paper packages and cloth pouches. Perhaps leather?)
      The baby fox, has four tails and is super adorable. I gave it a meatball that it played with and carried away.

      Lieutenant Adahn Macadre

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      • #4
        The moth is attracted to shiny things.

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        • #5
          NOTICE TO ALL DENIZENS:


          Two new creatures were espied in the Refrectory this evening during ser Vaden's storytelling:


          (sketched below, in black ink, are a weasel-type creature with a scaly back and long feet, and a fat, shrunken elephant with blunted tusks, the body covered with what seem to be fuzzy tufts of hair
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          The small elephant creature seems to have been wooed by sera Mirandda FeDorian with the passphrase-song sung by Her Highness, Princess Maeve, written in the post by Mistress Theresa.

          It seems possible that the passphrases are related somehow to the creature's features, as this small elephant does, indeed, have quite a wobbly disposition.


          Please be watchful for other heretofore unmentioned creatures.




          Sera Sofya

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