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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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Announcing the Second Annual Crafters Emporium

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  • Announcing the Second Annual Crafters Emporium

    Ever dedicated to the prosperity of the Crafters and Guilds that make the City of Triskellian what it is, it is my great pleasure to announce on behalf of the trade embassy of the Avoirdupois the second annual Crafter's Emporium.

    On the 28th of Flower in the evening hours, we will swing wide the gates of the Avoirdupois Embassy to welcome citizens of the city to wine, dine and shop among the many offerings of this city's fine tradespeople.

    Please join us for this wonderous event that we may support the many trades and crafts that keep this city the thriving metropolis that we call home.

    Many happy returns,
    Lady Emmaline Beaumont

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    (OOC - Sunday, May 28th, 9 pm est)

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    • #3
      *neatly reaffixed to the front of the board*

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      • #4
        *see above asterisked note*

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        • #5
          *you know the drill*

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          • #6
            [prominently retacked]

            This is tomorrow evening.

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            • #7
              This will be taking place tonight at 9 o'clock. I will be available at the embassy grounds half an hour prior to the event to allow participating tradespeople time to prepare their wares.

              The embassy manor is located on Peaceful Way a few paces east of the waterfall.

              [OOC: 9:00 PM EST, go east four times from the Newtown courier]

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