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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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  • This is the end!

    I just wanted to toss out an official good bye. I have barely been playing Antonia for months and not at all the last several weeks. The break and getting some distance to her has shown me that Antonia's story is over and there's nothing more to come after.
    I am not enjoying playing with her, she has no purpose left, and with how the game memory is, as long as she's seen there will never be any recovery from the past (thank you to Topsy for reminding me of that truth and helping me clear my mind).

    I stayed around to play Antonia's complete destruction. She was broken, she was destroyed, she lost everything. Rank, house, friends, family, purpose, husband and what not. She was humiliated and hated, she was the favourite bad guy of everyone. Slowly she started to rebuild and succeeded, a bit. But it's been hard, and now, it's just not worth it. Because I know as long as she's around, that past will haunt her no matter what she does.

    It's been an interesting journey. It's been hard, and there's been some amazing character development for Antonia. But I have reached the dead-end and there's nothing left.

    Thank you to everyone who had those intense deep cool RP scenes with me as Annie. I loved the intensity, I loved how she changed, grew, become stronger, went through all that hardship. So thank you for that. Thank you to everyone who contributed to some very cool and memorable RP.

    In particular thank you to:
    Chesh (for being grumpy cat, and the awesome scenes of slowly building trust and friendship)
    Uxio (for being a beloved that saved her)
    Thais (for being so sweet)
    Drea (for her complete devotion)
    Valdus (for his cuteness and blushes)
    Virendra (for the cool scenes of the two first hating and then making up and building trust again)
    Ruggero (for being so lostly in love)
    Kaylie (for being fun)
    Valentinus (for being that evil cousin)
    And a bunch of people I have forgotten. And so much fun over the years also.

    Take care, and thank you
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