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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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  • Announcements from the Royal Treasury - Please Read

    Please review the list below for whom you can direct your missives to

    Any missives concerning Guild/House Treasurers - sera Miette
    Any missives concerning filing forms for events - Master Trisan
    Any missives concerning coin payment - Mistress Adeline
    Any orders for Treasury Items - sera Calamity
    Any missives concerning order details or payment for orders - Mistress Brook

    If you have any concerns or questions about any of the above or any issues with the Treasury over all they may be directed to myself.

    Groups/Guilds/Household Treasurers - ACTION NEEDED

    *****All groups, guilds, and households need to send sera Miette (or speak to her in person) a missive updating or confirming the Treasurer failure to do this will result in Treasury suspension for guild or group or house. You will have until the end of this moon to send word. Do this even if nothing has changed.****


    Treasury Forms - Helpful Tips

    - Any form sent in by anyone other than the group/house/guild LEADER or TREASURER will be discarded
    - Forms must have the correct event type listed - Please review the public posting HERE of event types and send further questions to the appropriate person above

    Item Orders - NEW PROCESS - costs and items can be fond HERE

    1. All orders shall be sent to sera Calamity
    2. If you have any questions about an order before you submit, review questions with Mistress Brook, THEN submit to sera Calamity
    3. You will receive a bill from Mistress Brook
    4. Send coins to Mistress Brook
    5. Once coin is received and order is approved by the Royal Treasurer the order will be sent to be crafted
    ** Note: This may take several weeks. Please be patient. If your order can not be completed after payment you will be refunded in full.
    *** Any questions on this process can be sent to Mistress Rayna

    While the Treasury very rarely does their work in the a public setting please be advised that the staff is working very hard every day to calculate and handle orders and questions. If at any time you have concerns with the Royal Treasury's work please send me a missive.


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