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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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  • Roofus tells you and Seara, "On second thought carry on, too much paper work right now."

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    • Thais frowns at her smile strangely.
      Zhela frowns frowningly.
      Thais frowns at her frown frowningly.
      Heather notices her frown.

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      • Heather smiles to your words, "Well when I hear it that way it is very romantic.. in a mild sadistic way."

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        • Sturm asks Lord Ruggero interestedly, "have you tried to lance Orla before?"

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          • You are no longer trying to kiss a bartender.
            Dame Dasha di Silvi

            Brigadier of the Royal Rinaldi Army.

            Founder of di Silvi Academy
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            • > You spot Orla, "Oh, save me, save me Orla!!!"

              Orla wanders to you amusedly, "From what?"
              > You tell Orla, "The skink abandons me, over and over, he's so faithless!"
              > You sniff dramatically, "It's so sad. Here I'm so happy to see him every day, and he just runs of with someone else!"
              > You hug Orla needfully.
              > You dramatically sniff.

              Lord Ruggero sips his blackberry brandy.

              Lord Ruggero mentions to Orla, "This is why I drink."

              Orla tilts her head, "So you want a skink? Or are you reenacting Nuit?"
              Dame Dasha di Silvi

              Brigadier of the Royal Rinaldi Army.

              Founder of di Silvi Academy
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              • Steve mentions, "The Avo ball is back on. I would likely want something for it."
                Steve jokes, "Maybe a small loincloth."
                Andreas nods appreciatively, "I'd like that."

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                • OOC -- A Pimp Named Romain says, "Boom."

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                  • Thais attemptingly teases Shark-Tooth Valdus, "They say we should breed... surely that's not a bad idea."
                    Dame Dasha di Silvi

                    Brigadier of the Royal Rinaldi Army.

                    Founder of di Silvi Academy
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                    • Demetria curtsies to the corner of Peaceful Way and Market Street and Azru primly, "Please pardon me so that I may explore a bit."
                      Lord Ruggero nods at Demetria, "You have leave."
                      Azru tells Demetria, "Be careful in Dick town."

                      Nobility these days...

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                      • Freshly thawed earth tinges the morning air with the scent of spring.

                        You decide it would be best to stay here.

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                        • Tattooist Kyla pffts at you, "He seems to prefer your opinion on his lovely buttocks."

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                          • A female voice says, "I CHOOSE YOU!!!!!!" and a pale cream wicker hand-held bassinet comes flying through a pair of steel double doors, landing nearby.

                            You need not know any more than that!!!

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