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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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  • Old player passing through

    I don't know how many will recognise the name, since since it's been 10 years since I last played the game. In these couple of weeks in which my workload has basically come to a standstill, I was struck by a sudden pang of nostalgia for the game. I found myself skimming through old posts and funny moments, reading about cool new features, and one thing led to the other... but I didn't reactivate my account. Instead I created a trial one and took a character out for a spin. See how things are. Dust off the old RP book.

    I've been running around as Anva these last few days, and had a blast. I was reminded of why I was so hooked before, and enjoyed some really nice moments. I had fun getting reacquainted with the game, playing with new guys and even meeting some oldbies I'd played with before, and I recognized some awesome names in the who list. I was also reminded of how time consuming and demanding the game is, so I don't know if I'll actually stick around now that work will pick up its pace again. We'll see.

    I didn't want to drop back into non-existence without saying hi to the old gang. All of you I've lost touch with over the years, and with some I even had griefs during my playtime (which I hope is water under the bridge after a decade). I still remember you all with fondness. We had fun. I also wanted to give a holler to those that I got to play with upon this brief return. You all rock hard.

    Lots of love,

    The handler of Brohm, Kumaro, Anva, and others.

    PS: If you excuse the shameless bit of self-promotion, while playing last afternoon I doodled my characters (Link!) as I envisioned they would look like now. If anyone would just like a portrait of theirs, or any other CM related piece, or whatever, I'm always open for commissions. So send me a private message if you're interested.

    PS2: No, Brohm didn't have a beard, but I think he would totally nail the hipster look nowadays.

  • #2
    I remember Brohm.

    I think I may have killed him at some point. 10 years ago is a blur of, er, killing people.
    "Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow."
    - Marcus Cicero


    "So far as he is able, a prince should stick to the path of good but, if the necessity arises, he should know how to follow evil."
    - Niccolo Machiavelli

    "Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries - but for severe ones they cannot."
    - Niccolo Machiavelli

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Lucus View Post

      I think I may have killed him at some point.
      Yes. Yes, you did.

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      • #4
        Oh heeeeeey! Totally remember you =)
        Merrynn Aduin-Banner
        Herald, Junior Equerry to Lady Amoret, Nurse, Carpenter

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        • #5
          *waves* Good times!

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          • #6
            Heeeeeeeey - - -

            I too recently found myself hankering for the old Wintry halls after about more or less a decade away. It's possible I remember you...?

            Anyway- - Cheers mate. *waves*

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            • #7
              And I TOOOOOOTALLY love playing Sassa with Anva. So much fun and cuteness.

              Hope you manage to find a way to continue. Great fun all the time.

              <3
              Sassa Elvari,
              Poetess / Wordsmith

              Aspirant Teacher, LPA
              Harlequin, The Unity of the Arts



              Poetry is the art of falling in love with minutiae.
              Debate is the art of wielding one's mind and tongue.
              ~ S.E.

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              • #8
                Oh, I remember Brohm.....tee-hee.

                Love From That Noble Lady People Love to Hate.....*hums off-key*

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