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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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  • Foxy-Haint
    started a topic What do you look like?

    What do you look like?

    Who is/are your character(s) and what the hell do you look like?

    I'm curious. Some of you may not respond at all...maybe no one will. But eh...I'm a nice stalker?

    Character(s):

    1: Mathias C. Sabot. Gentleman Jackass himself.
    2: Donatella Tonozzi. The foxy haint of a Squire.

    Me...Alyssa.


  • Dasha di Silvi
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    Me today, while at work :P

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  • AnneMairi
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    Going through this made me nostalgic! My baby and me being cool kids and practicing exploding fist bumps!
    https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...b4&oe=58EF2345

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  • Lady Antonia
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    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...7&l=91247aad56

    An updated version, with wrinkles
    (and I can't get the image stuff to work in this forum any more).

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  • Enzo
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    Also. I've seen both Dasha and Twyrch's handlers....you're both damn smexy. Liars about all this antique junk.

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  • Enzo
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    The handler of Donatella and Lorenzo.

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  • Altoholic
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    Never posted in this thread but screw it, I got new glasses.

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  • Aptaliesin
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    Originally posted by Dasha di Silvi View Post
    You're not the only one feeling like that
    Agreed.
    *not sharing*

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  • Dasha di Silvi
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    Originally posted by Trevyn View Post
    And browsing through the pics of other players...I feel like an antique...a really beat up and worn out antique...
    You're not the only one feeling like that

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  • Trevyn
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    And browsing through the pics of other players...I feel like an antique...a really beat up and worn out antique...

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  • Trevyn
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    Welll...I have tried a variety of attempts to get pic posted here to no avail...so I'll try this route.

    http://s292.photobucket.com/user/jp1...r.jpg.html?o=2

    Just for the inquiring minds.

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  • DracoKiss
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    This is an updated picture of myself(Ammy/Kilana)




    This is a picture of me and my fiancÚ, Tj.



    (I'm sorry if my pictures are really big. I can't do anything to make them smaller on this POS computer)

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  • Khalim
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    Ah. I'm originally from western MA, and there's a lot of paths like that (wood planked running along roads and such) which were old railroad lines converted into bike paths.

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  • Syrith
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    Rail trail? No, I took it while on a sidewalk bridge when walking to a store thats like 7 minutes from my house.

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  • Khalim
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    Dagorhir.

    My SCA kit is still in the works. French man-at-arms from the 1350s.

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