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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 and Grendel's Revenge. 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.

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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  • @chat rules and behaviour

    @chat is a great thing for you to have to find RP and coordinate ooc schedules and such.

    There are certain rules which must be followed while using the @chat.
    As we have several under-age players, the rules of the chat reflects that consideration.

    This list is nowhere complete, but meant as a guideline. If you're in doubt, @assist and ask.

    - The @chat is solely for OOC purposes - this means, absolutely NO IC information may be shared on the chat. You can't use it to talk about IC things that goes on or has happened in the past.

    - Language must be polite and respectful - this means, no swearing or cursing, no foul or rude language, no sensitive topics (rape, violence, torture, condensation of others, religious or sexual explicit language).

    - No personal attacks or threats - this means, don't attack other players over chat, don't use the chat to tell players you will get back at them, no using chat to threaten other players and so on.

    - Do not use @chat to complain about players, staff or issues with the game. Use @assist for that. And don't share info on the @chat about what assists you have filed (there are many reasons for this, but mainly to avoid more negative ooc feelings between players).

    - Stop when asked to on @chat - this means, if someone doesn't feel comfortable about the topic you're discussing or the language you're using on @chat, please stop and take it private so others do not have to listen to it.

    Consequences of breaking these rules can include temporarily or permanent ban for using @chat and also @ooc and @msg.

    If you feel you need to discuss stuff with other players ooc'ly and it falls under the things you can't do on @chat, use IM or @MSG so other players do not have to listen to it.

    On a final note.

    All these rules apply to using the @ooc command in public.

    We wish to keep a positive and constructive playing environment, where all players are comfortable with what goes on ooc'ly. These rules are implemented to ensure that no one feels uncomfortable or hurt by what is talked about on @chat and on @ooc.

    Thank you. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a page or file an assist.

    Lead StoryGuide Astrea
    Astrea - a Greek goddess of Justice and Innocence

    To contact me, assist or send me a scroll in-game, or ask me for my e-mail address.

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    Bump.

    Also, please bear in mind that there are plenty of people listening to the @chat line even though they are not actively participating in the conversation. While the line is intended for OOC communication, this does not mean that it should be used for idle chit chat. This can become spammy for all of those listening. If you would like to carry on an extended one-on-one conversation, please find another avenue in which to do so.

    Thank you!
    StoryBuilder Guinness
    "Tough love may be tough to give, but it is a necessity of life and assurance of positive growth." - T.F. Hodge

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    • #3
      *bumpity-bump-bumps*

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SBGuinness View Post
        Bump.

        Also, please bear in mind that there are plenty of people listening to the @chat line even though they are not actively participating in the conversation. While the line is intended for OOC communication, this does not mean that it should be used for idle chit chat. This can become spammy for all of those listening. If you would like to carry on an extended one-on-one conversation, please find another avenue in which to do so.

        Thank you!
        Please keep this in mind when using @chat- this also includes asking where someone is in game via the @chat system. Make sure to use IC avenues for IC things! Thanks and happy gaming!

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