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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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  • Mood Music

    is there a song that perfectly reflects where your character is right now? either in terms of lyrics, genre or just how it makes you feel? post it here!

    (i feel like we had a similar thread to this before, but i can't find it, so here we go)

  • #2
    it's got to be "autumn" by joanna newsom for melle right now.

    autumn

    "among the tall pines,
    along the ley lines
    here, where the loom keens
    there, where the moon leans
    there, where i know my violent love lays
    down in a row of silent, dove-grey days.
    here, in a row of silent, dove-grey days.
    wherever i go, i am snowbound
    by thoughts of him, whom i would sun
    i've loved them all, one by one
    cannot gain ground, cannot outrun"

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    • #3
      Perfect for Sassa:

      Hummingbird, by ID3 and Soundmouse

      Into your garden
      the planet of reason
      whilst smiling through green scents of fear

      And finding laced with nectar your sweet skin and flesh so
      fruitfully soft
      for you
      for you.

      Nimble your fingers
      dancing like elvin of bracken through the strands of thread hair

      Glistening cold
      nourished and golden
      falling to the ground.

      Where lies the maiden you made in your mind
      twisting and gnarling while you stand in oblivion for you

      Silent and still
      trapped in your mind
      so fragile like feathers of broke winged hummingbird too

      So don't stop the way you feel
      and move closer to what is real
      don't feel the way you are
      move closer to the light in your eyes

      And finding laced with nectar your sweet skin and flesh so
      fruitfully soft
      for you
      for you.

      Nimble your fingers
      dancing like elvin of bracken through the strands of thread hair

      Glistening cold
      nourished and golden
      falling to the ground.

      Silent and still
      trapped in your mind
      so fragile like feathers of broke winged hummingbird too

      So don't stop the way you feel
      and move closer to what is real
      don't feel the way you are
      move closer to the light in your eyes

      Don't stop the way you feel
      and move closer to what is real
      don't feel the way you are
      move closer to the light in your eyes
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzGm_-V9aF8
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      Sassa Elvari,
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      ~ S.E.

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      • #4

        Tell Your Heart to Beat Again by Danny Gokey


        You're shattered
        Like you've never been before
        The life you knew
        In a thousand pieces on the floor
        And words fall short in times like these
        When this world drives you to your knees
        You think you're never gonna get back
        To the you that used to be

        Tell your heart to beat again
        Close your eyes and breathe it in
        Let the shadows fall away
        Step into the light of grace
        Yesterday's a closing door
        You don't live there anymore
        Say goodbye to where you've been
        And tell your heart to beat again

        You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
        No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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        • #5
          I have two, and they're both theme songs!

          Are You Afraid of the Dark?

          and

          Tales From the Crypt
          Dame Galatea summarizes to Brook, "Sinistro is... kind of like Uwaine, physically, but less magic and more scalpel?"

          Brook admits to Dame Galatea hesitantly, "I am not sure if that is better or worse."

          Dame Galatea supposes to Brook, "That depends on whether you enjoy your terror with an aftertaste of lightning or flaying."

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          • #6
            So much music comes to mind when I think of Meryl, to be honest... I'll limit it to just a couple that I listen to when playing her... (Also, I find she is so easily defined by blues and southern gothic, which kind of makes me giggle







            Dream me, oh dreamer
            Down to the floor
            Open my hands and let them
            Weave onto yours


            Feel me, completer
            Down to my core
            Open my heart and let it
            Bleed onto yours


            Feeding on fever
            Down all fours
            Show you what all that
            Howl is for
            Let us go! Though we know it’s a hopeless endeavor.
            The ties that bind, they are barbed and spined, and hold us close forever.

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            • #7
              the national - sea of love

              "oh you say you love me, Jo
              how am I supposed to know?
              when you go under the waves
              what am I supposed to say?"

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              • #8
                My character expresses this song: Bebe Rexha - The Way I Are

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                • #9
                  i know i'm spamming this thread, and worse i can't choose just one of these songs to post now, but oh well.

                  sawdust and diamonds

                  "though my wrists and my waist seem so easy to break,
                  still my dear, i'd have walked you to the very edge of the water
                  and they will recognise all of the lines of your face
                  in the face of the daughter
                  of the daughter, of my daughter
                  and darling, we will be fine
                  but what was yours and mine
                  appears to me a sandcastle
                  that the gibbering wave takes
                  and if it's all just the same, will you say my name, say my name
                  in the morning, so that i know when
                  the wave breaks?

                  from the top of the flight
                  of the wide, white stairs
                  through the rest of my life
                  do you wait for me there?"


                  cosmia

                  "why've you gone away?
                  gone away again
                  i'll sleep through the rest of my days
                  if you've gone away again
                  i'll sleep through the rest of my days"

                  "can you hear me, will you listen?
                  don't come near me! don't go missing, and
                  in the lissome light of evening
                  help me, cosmia, i'm grieving!"

                  "water were your limbs and the fire was your hair
                  and then the moonlight caught your eye and you rose through the air
                  well if you've seen true light then this is my prayer
                  will you call me
                  when you get there?

                  and i miss your precious heart."

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                  • #10
                    I have a bunch of playlists of atmospheric music I use for different areas of the castle, or different moods. IE: A regal one for the IB, a tavern themed one for the Dining Hall, a creepy one for the Abyss. I can probably dig 'em out if anyone ever wants them.
                    "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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                    • #11
                      @lucus: that sounds interesting! a while ago i made some ambient soundtracks for the OB, i posted them in a different thread somewhere.

                      i didn't really know this band until i heard this song on the radio the other day, it got stuck in my head so i looked up the lyrics and immediately linked them to melle and my writing of him.

                      future islands - cave

                      "i don't believe anymore
                      i won't grieve anymore
                      because all i hold is all i own.

                      is this a desperate wish for dying?
                      or a wish that dying cease?
                      the fear that keeps me going, and going, and going
                      is the same fear that brings me to my knees"

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                      • #12
                        I'd totally love to hear them, especially abyss one.

                        Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten is Adeline

                        ~*~*~*~*~*~*~
                        Apprentice Jeweler
                        Royal Purse Bearer
                        Royal Librarian
                        Honored Guest
                        Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

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                        • #13
                          For the moment, a lot of this resonates with me for Meryl

                          Florence + The Machine - Shake it out

                          Regrets collect like old friends
                          Here to relive your darkest moments
                          I can see no way, I can see no way
                          And all of the ghouls come out to play


                          And every demon wants his pound of flesh
                          But I like to keep some things to myself
                          I like to keep my issues strong
                          It's always darkest before the dawn


                          And I've been a fool and I've been blind
                          I can never leave the past behind
                          I can see no way, I can see no way
                          I'm always dragging that horse around
                          ....

                          And I'm damned if I do and I'm damned if I don't
                          So here's to drinks in the dark at the end of my road
                          And I'm ready to suffer and I'm ready to hope
                          It's a shot in the dark and right at my throat
                          'Cause looking for heaven, found the devil in me
                          Looking for heaven, for the devil in me
                          Well what the hell I'm gonna let it happen to me
                          Let us go! Though we know it’s a hopeless endeavor.
                          The ties that bind, they are barbed and spined, and hold us close forever.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Lucus View Post
                            I have a bunch of playlists of atmospheric music I use for different areas of the castle, or different moods. IE: A regal one for the IB, a tavern themed one for the Dining Hall, a creepy one for the Abyss. I can probably dig 'em out if anyone ever wants them.
                            Yes, please!

                            For me, I almost always play the soundtrack from Les Choristes. It just has such a wintry feel to it!

                            StoryPlotter Odjit points to her kohl-lined button eyes.
                            StoryPlotter Odjit points to you.
                            StoryPlotter Odjit draws her finger over her throat slowly.


                            OOC -- Rhomulus says, " you realize... of all the people on here you're one of the few to make me look up a word?! lol"

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                            • #15
                              <.< not really deep or emotional but neither is Vasi!

                              Fun. Fun. Fun. Dance.

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