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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.

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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  • This is like Christmas all over!
    Proud member of: WWMHSBA

    "Why don't you all just go submit some plots where you can get pregnant, give birth to you own alt as an annoying child character, have it grow up to be a drama queen, and then you can use IC/OOC crossover to hide the goods you stole and escape from the dungeon that you're locked in due to a badly run rape plot?!" - Age

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    • Tell me now if you want your character included in my insane story! Just post here what would YOUR character be in an alternate Marrach?

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      • Rorie= naughty
        Drewe= nice

        Naturally, opposites of how they really are.
        An evil wench with a temper like a starved gryphon, a bad reputation for decking members of the Watch, she swears, she spits, she fights, she drinks, she gambles, she's as flat as a pancake, the difference between her chambers and a hen house is the number of ..ahem, she was dishonorably discharged for flirting with a woman made of shadows, she's disturbed, she's peculiar, there's no redeemable qualities, she lies, she cheats, she's an eery twin to a member of the Guard....

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        • *bump*

          I was not around much during the time of this thread, but I rather enjoyed the creativity of it. Thought I would give it a boost back on the forums and casually mention to those who -might- be interested.

          In Marrach B, Faer would probably have been a weas.... err Watchman, err Gaolist, errr. whatever it is you call them now. *chuckles*

          Just my two cents.

          *drifts back into the shadows*
          This Section is entirely OOC:
          If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun. ~ Katherine Hepburn
          "Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away." ~ Sir Arthur Helps.
          "Boredom is the fear of self." ~ Comtesse Diane
          Angron - Well, if pouches were a little bigger, Faer would have a mobile home "

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          • I loved these! If Karen ever wanted to write anymore...

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            • Bumped for old times' sake. I was reminded of this by a recent and traumatizing interaction with Howe at the middle of the Bridge.

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              • I still crack up at the "Meanwhile on the bearded courier's screen" part. Every. Time.
                Proud member of: WWMHSBA

                "Why don't you all just go submit some plots where you can get pregnant, give birth to you own alt as an annoying child character, have it grow up to be a drama queen, and then you can use IC/OOC crossover to hide the goods you stole and escape from the dungeon that you're locked in due to a badly run rape plot?!" - Age

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                • Oh my gosh, this is hilarious. How did I miss this?

                  In Marrach B, Mitsuko would actually be a nefarious mastermind. All his courtesy and propriety would be there, but he would actually be working to take over the Castle, but in such a way that the Collegium would do it for him. But, everyone would think he's just a simple-minded fool.

                  With instead of missing an eye, missing a leg.

                  *waits with eager anticipation*


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                  • Originally posted by Gabs View Post
                    Pink would be banned. Simple as that.
                    Go figure.

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                    • Originally posted by Brohm View Post

                      Go figure.
                      I'm apparently a seer or something.
                      Proud member of: WWMHSBA

                      "Why don't you all just go submit some plots where you can get pregnant, give birth to you own alt as an annoying child character, have it grow up to be a drama queen, and then you can use IC/OOC crossover to hide the goods you stole and escape from the dungeon that you're locked in due to a badly run rape plot?!" - Age

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