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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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Eat, Drink and be Merry!!

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  • Eat, Drink and be Merry!!

    Every once in a while, the staff decides to let the various Houses design some new cultural foods to share with the game. And that is really cool and fun, yes?

    But then I thought to myself, well...what about all our other friends? What about all the other cultures? That just ain't right! So I said to myself, "Well Topsy...let's make it right!!"

    What does that mean for you? Well it means that anyone and everyone can send me over an email with some suggestions for things you would love to see in game!! And it doesn't have to be just Celtic, French, Italian or German! Nope! What we want is some super fresh offerings from different locations! Spanish, Morracan, English, Russian....you name it, we want it!

    So if you have some hunger for a cuisine other than the norm, send that to me (if you can include the description, scent and taste too that would be awesomesaucy) at topsy at ironclaw . skotos dot net and maybe one day you'll find that somewhere in game!!

    NomNomNom,
    Your local pancake staffer, Topsy

  • #2
    Boop!!!! Feed me, Seymour!!!

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    • #3
      Okay so I've gotten a handful of good submissions but I have some really important questions for you all.

      Where are the comfort foods? Where are the diner foods??

      We have twenty different candies. Just as many fish dishes. We have raw veggies galore.

      But it tell me this; what is a girl to do when she wants a piece of basic fried chicken? Where are my sandwiches and salads and steaks?

      Can I get a soup that is more than just plain broth?! I'm sure you all would love a nice fried egg or maybe you have a hankering for a big ole bowl of stick to your ribs stew.

      We've got over a hundred cultural foods and fancy foods and exotic foods but we are sorely lacking on some basic down-home goodies.

      Halp!!!

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      • #4
        Just out of curiosity...we have Celtic for the Bisclavret, German for the Doloreaux, French for the Avoirdupois, and Italian for the Rinaldi. What culture, if any, would symbolize the Phelan?

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