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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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"You're my Inspiration" Contest -- Voting ends on on 7th day of 12th month!

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  • "You're my Inspiration" Contest -- Voting ends on on 7th day of 12th month!

    It's time to vote for your favorite quote!
    Thank you to everyone who submitted quotes for the contest!
    I am very pleased to say that we have 28 quotes to vote upon
    Please limit your votes to a maximum of
    four.





    Contest Schedule
    12th Moon
    Day 1 - Submissions will be posted for voting
    Days 1-7 - Voting
    Day 8 - Contest results will be posted
    All submissions will be made into a book. There will be an Awakener's bell in which we'll read the book right before donating it to the library! Time and date is still undecided. (We still have to make the book)

    Prizes!!!
    The winner of the contest will have their choice of two items from The Awakener's closet along with 50 coins, and the second place winner will receive 25 coins.

    Please vote for your favorite quotes by sending a missive to Taite with the numbers that you choose.
    Can't wait to see your responses

    --Taite
    Last edited by Taite; 12-02-2017, 03:11 PM.
    ~ Awakener ~


  • #2
    Forgiving yourself is the first step to learning from your mistakes.
    ~ Awakener ~

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    • #3
      Real courage comes to light not by lack of fear, but by pushing through regardless of it
      ~ Awakener ~

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      • #4
        If you wish to change the world, touch two people's lives. For they can touch two people, who can each touch two people...You will end with a greater effect than you imagine.
        ~ Awakener ~

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        • #5
          Don't live your life depending on past glories to keep you relevant, every day is a chance to make new stories.
          ~ Awakener ~

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          • #6
            It is not titles that honor men, but men who bring honor to their titles; a man can only call himself a Knight if those around him look up to him and believe in him as such
            ~ Awakener ~

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            • #7
              Choose to be great, and greatness can be yours
              ~ Awakener ~

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              • #8
                We journey to be great. Should we never achieve greatness, at least we have a great tale. Thus, mayhaps, we achieved greatness after all.
                ~ Awakener ~

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                • #9
                  Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
                  ~ Awakener ~

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                  • #10
                    Time, patience, and understanding is what it takes to do what you desire the most. Never give up.
                    ~ Awakener ~

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                    • #11
                      The power of learning does not only come in the knowledge gained; but from the patience and commitment through which it is acquired.
                      ~ Awakener ~

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                      • #12
                        If you have a chance, do not sleep for eight years straight. It is very confusing when you wake up.
                        ~ Awakener ~

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                        • #13
                          The clouds may dim your view of the sky, but do not let it keep you weary for long. The clouds will pass and the beautiful night sky will shine through to brighten your way.
                          ~ Awakener ~

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                          • #14
                            i am only one ... i cannot do everything, but i can do something and i will not let what i cannot do interfere with what i can do.

                            (OOC Credit to Edward Everett Hale
                            ~ Awakener ~

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                            • #15
                              Memories are built into the walls here. As you have experiences, you strengthen those memories, and also your love for this place.
                              ~ Awakener ~

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