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

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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  • Ghost Tiny Plot

    Hi everyone,

    I'm happy to see that so many enjoyed the ghost plot and that it garnered roleplaying, socializing and stuff to log on. Heck, I even saw the busiest hotspot in months during the finale yesterday.
    I'd like to give credit to the ghost's handler, who's a player who had the idea for the plot, mailed me and got to play the role of the ghost after we together had figured out what needed to be done, and I set up everything necessary for it to run.

    Now, I've had feedback from some people about what they liked about it. Now I'd like to hear back from others.

    What made this plot fun for you to be part of? What aspects did you enjoy?
    And on the other note, what do you feel could be improved?

    We're going to be running more tiny-plots like this, short, simple (mostly to set up and build), and something that's easy to run for a non-staff, that doesn't have a huge impact on the game, but adds spice and fun. So I'd love to see input on what sort of tiny-plots that appeals to you and you find enjoyable. We'll of course try to mix things up and have different types of tiny-plots that suits a wide range of players and characters, so all have a chance to have fun.

    If you've got ideas or are interested in playing a tiny plot like this, feel free to assist and let me know. I'll likely ask you to mail me and we'll mail forth and back discussing details and setting things up if it's a good tiny-plot idea you have.

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    - her tears create the morning dew - she's the mother of all the stars
    - the new beginning and banishment of darkness and evil