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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.

Mozilla Firefox ESR

An alternative for all users, but especially for Mac users, is Mozilla's extended-release version of Firefox that branched at Firefox 52. It's expected to remain supported until at least June 28, 2016, by which time Mozilla is planning to jump their ESR to a post-plugin phase. This is therefore a short-term solution, but one that should work for a while longer.

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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    Lots of people get the pronunciation of Dweia wrong. I think the mass of vowels trip them up. *grin*

    Jase says it 'DWEE-uh'. I say it 'DWAY-uh'.

    Mairead's player and I say 'Samia' and 'Bryony' differently (Don't you guys feel special that you came up in conversation? Heh). I say 'sa-MIA' and 'bry-OH-nee', Mair says it 'SAM-ia and 'BRY-oh-nee' (I have a feeling Mair's right on the Bryony one though).




    So how does everyone pronounce their character names?
    Parturiunt montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.

    Horace Epistles

  • #2
    I bet most people call me MAIR-read?

    It's actually MAWR-reed, though you could also say MAWR-rayt as well.

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    • #3
      I normally type it, and don't worry about how other people pronounce it. But, if they would like to do it correctly, it sounds like "zeek" the 'a' throws people off.


      -Zeakk

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      • #4
        My pronunciations (not necessarily correct):

        Dweia - DWAY-uh
        Samia - SAY-me-uh
        Bryony - BRY-on-ee
        Mairead - MAY-reed (oops)
        Salain - SAL-ain (not difficult)
        Charmiam - SHARM-ee-am
        Faer - FAY-er (run together as one syllable)

        Most of the other chars I can think of and spend significant time with are IMO obvious.

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        • #5
          Ok, I think I would be *very* hard pressed finding anyone who couldn't pronounce Elsie.

          I mean, guys.

          Elle-see. L-C. Probably among one of the easiest names in the Castle.

          Dweia = DWAY-ah.
          Bryony = BRY-oh-nee.
          Samia = SAM-ee-ah.


          Names I do not know how to pronounce!

          Charmiam = chAR-mee-am ? Ch like church, not char as in shar. Am I right? Or wrong? I must admit, Charmiam is a hard one.

          Ophidias = o-FID-ee-as ?

          Zenaida = zen-AID-ah ? I'm guessing that one's right...

          Lydia !

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          • #6
            Hm...I always pronounced it 'Doo-ee-ah.' Although, now that I look at it, that really doesn't make much sense at all.

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            • #7
              I'm still a newly , but my name is pretty unique to me, and very personal, so I would request it be pronounced thus:

              vee-AY-cris

              ...the vee-AY part rolling together nicely.

              'Cause I intend on stickin' around! Thank you all, and good night...
              Our princess is in another castle!

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              • #8
                Gah, you people *better* know how to pronounce Faith. Just say Fate, only had a -th at the end. Capish?

                Dweia: Dway-ah
                Elsie- LC. HAHA.
                Bryony- Bryon. EEEEEEEEE.
                Ophidias- Oh-fidias
                Samia- Sam-ee-a
                Aislinn- Ah-ee-sh-len

                ...Eh. I'm tired.

                This one's a goody: We had a character named Siobhan a looooooong time ago, and everyone pronounced her name like it is spelled: See-oh-ban. But wait! THERE'S MORE! It's really:

                Shau-vaughn.

                I thought that was the most misunderstood name *ever*.

                Carrie!

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                • #9
                  Dweia - DWEE-ah. Figure that out, eh?
                  Salain - Sal-AIN. Oops.
                  Mairead - MWA-reed?
                  Bryony - for a while it was BREE-oh-nee (Mike!'s doing ), then BRY-oh-nee
                  Aislinn - Whatever. Say it "bubba" and I don't care. It's Celtic, so I bet all of us are saying it wrong.

                  ^J^
                  "Four A.M. knows all my secrets."

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                  • #10
                    Oh yeah.

                    Salain = Sah-LANE. Salane. Hmph.

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                    • #11
                      Aislinn - ASH-ling.

                      -Pete.
                      ~ Gareth Beaumains ~

                      ~ For Love! For Valour!
                      ~ For Honour! For Glory!
                      ~ Onwards to Adventure!

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                      • #12
                        Rikka is pretty easy to pronounce. Although some might say it like Rick-ah when its really Reek-kah ^_^\/
                        ( っ '๐')づ# I was going to give you this waffle
                        #さ('๐' さ ) But then i was like...
                        (>'#'<) I'm hungry.
                        (。◕‿◕。) So i ate it.
                        (。◡‿◡。)

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                        • #13
                          Heh... there were endless conversations at the con about name pronunciations. I think the most memorable ones I learned were

                          Xios: Hee-ose
                          Ophidias: Oh-fidd-ee-uss

                          Needless to say my pronunciations were way off. *grin*
                          A glutton for punishment.

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                          • #14
                            Aislinn - KAH lee


                            One I bet everyone of you mispronounces is my own name:
                            Garrik - BOB





                            lol... no really:
                            GAER-rick. The GAER could almost sound like two syllables, but they aren't. It almost sounds like 'gay', but it's not.
                            Sounds like 'tear' as in tearing a piece of paper, followed by 'rick'

                            What it isnt:
                            • GAY-rick
                            • GAH-rick
                            • GAR-ick (car)
                            Last edited by Garrik; 08-11-2002, 10:18 PM.
                            To conquer without risk, is to succeed without glory

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                            • #15
                              Hmm. Jess and Lydia? My wife has informed me that you are correct and I am wrong, and that when I pronounce Salain I do indeed stress the second syllable. Oops.

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