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

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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The Last Kingdom (BBC/Netflix)

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  • The Last Kingdom (BBC/Netflix)

    Does anyone else watch this?

    I started watching it when the first season came out, and it took about 2 years or so before the second season followed up, after Netflix took it over from BBC. Both seasons are available on Netflix now, it's become my favourite period piece show surpassing beloved Vikings and Game of Thrones.

    The show is based on the series of books, The Saxon Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell, a series of 10 novels with an 11th in the making, that focuses on the viking invasions of Anglo-Saxon Britain aka: The Great Heathen Army, and the efforts of Alfred the Great to unify and take back England from the Danes who have invaded and settled much of Britain. The chief protagonist of the story is Uhtred Ragnarson who is based on Uhtred the Bold, a viking raised warrior fighting in service of the Saxons against the viking invasion, in exchange for having his late Saxon father's lands bestowed to him. His portrayal in the show particularly reminds me of my own character Lucus, which may contribute to some of my interest in the show.

    In any case, super good show, great cast of interesting characters, super recommend it to anyone with Netflix who enjoys medieval warfare and politics themed television. Also for anyone who watches Vikings, season one of The Last Kingdom starts historically just about where season four of Vikings just left off, some of the same historical figures are even portrayed in it (King Athelwulf, Alfred, Ubba Ragnarson, Ivar the Boneless is mentioned but not seen).
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  • #2
    Loved the first season, had no idea there was a second. Thanks for the update. I will be binge watching
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    • #3
      I've never seen it, but I'll have my hubby sit and watch it with me since we both love that kind of stuff. Thanks for the recommendation!
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