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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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    Good day to all,

    I have recently returned to the city and am going to be attempting to continue/support efforts to revitalize the Holy Church. I shall attempt to be available for any whom wish to speak as often as possible throughout the week. In addition, I am going to start holding regular services in the chapel in docktown. These services shall be held every Dimache, barring something unexpected coming up, at 9 bells early. This will begin this upcoming Dimache the 14th of Flower.

    I pray you all keep to the teachings of the Light and may it guide you in life and beyond.

    Brother Barek Bareil

    (OOC: Every Sunday at 9am EST)

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    Good day to all,

    Due to other obligations, there will be no services on This upcoming Dimache the 29th of Flower. Services should resume upon the following Dimache.

    May S'Allumer guide you all.

    Brother Barek Bareil.

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    • #3
      Just a reminder, next sermon is Dimache the 2nd of Thunder at 9 bells early (Sunday July 2nd at 9am est)

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      • #4
        The next sermon will be on Dimache the 9th of Thunder at 9 bells early (Sunday July 2nd at 9am est)

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        • #5
          Good day all,

          I regret to inform you that due to circumstances beyond my control, I will not be able to host the sermon as planned on the 9th of Thunder. The next sermon should be on the 16th of Thunder at 9 bells early. I am sorry and hope to see you all next week.

          May S'Allumer Guide you,

          Pastor Barek Bareil

          (OOC: Sorry to my regular sermon attendees, but I'm feeling really crappy tonight and would rather call things off now so I can try to sleep in tomorrow)

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          • #6
            (OOC: Hello everyone. These will be on hiatus until further notice. Barek's player is ill and not sure when she will be back at this point.)

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            • #7
              Good day to you all,

              I have returned to the city and apologize for my absence to those whom tried to contact me. If you are still looking to speak with me, I should be around regularly again.

              I will be restarting my weekly sermons on the 17th of Night at 9 bells early and hope to see you there.

              May S'Allumer Guide you,

              Pastor Barek Bareil

              (Sunday the 17th at 9am est)

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