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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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Rules for sexual RP

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  • Rules for sexual RP

    Sometimes it's natural for a character story to be involved in sexual RP.

    As we have minors playing the game, there are some very important rules which must be followed for your own sake.

    - Sexual RP (or TS), is roleplaying that is sexual in nature. This includes both what characters do and what they say.

    - Sexual RP may only take place in a private room, or in the cat-house. This is so minors won't accidently come across such scenes. The cat-house is set up so that only those 18 and above can enter it.

    - Always verify that a player is an adult and not a minor. You can use the @checkage command to verify if they're a minor or not

    - If a player is a minor, they may not engage in any sexual RP.
    This includes:
    -- Intercourse, oral and similiar sexual actions.
    -- Petting and touching in a sensual/sexual manner.
    -- Talking about sexual experiences or discussing sex with others.
    -- Truth or dare games that has a sexual/arousing element
    -- Becoming aroused or turned on.
    -- Nudity or exposure of private bodyparts.


    - What is allowed is:
    -- Hugs and embraces of a warm loving/caring nature
    -- Kissing on non-sexual bodyparts - so cheek, mouth, forehead etc is fine. Breasts, groin or other places that would give a sexual stimulation is not fine.
    -- A back or leg massage that is non-sensual in nature and doesn't stimulate arousal.


    In short, you can RP the romatic and dating part of a relationship, but not the part that'd take place in your bedroom or in private.

    - Do not lie about your age, this includes lying to Skotos about your actual age. If you do so, you might face temporarily or permanent ban from the game.

    Both the minor and the adult are responsible for ensuring no rules or laws are broken. It is the duty of the adult to use @checkage to verify the age of the player. And it's the duty as the minor to stay stop and make sure

    This is a serious matter. An adult engaging in TS with a minor can in worst case lead to criminal charges being filed against you and you can be punished in real life for the offence.

    Thank you.

    Failing to respect these rules and engaging in TS as a minor, or with a minor, can result in temporarily or permanent ban from the game.

    Again, if you have any questions or are in doubt, feel free to contact me via assist or an in game scroll.
    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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    In addition to the above, also know that this is true on an OOC level.

    Using OOC means to get sexual RP for your character is wrong. TS and sexual RP is an IC action, not OOC, and you shouldn't use OOC means to get it.

    If you ask OOC'ly anyway, and the other player says no, then respect it.

    If you don't respect the first no, and ask again on the same character or an alt, then it'll be considered breaking TOS paragraph 6, section j: "stalk" or otherwise harass another.

    Do NOT use OOC to push or pressure another player/character into sexual RP. You'll receive an official warning, and we'll suspend anyone who repeats such behaviour.

    If you have issues with any player who tries OOC'ly to pressure you into sexual RP, please assist and we'll speak to the player in question and ensure that it doesn't happen again.
    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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      Bumped to the top.
      Eos
      - Goddess of Dawn and opener of the gates of heaven
      - her tears create the morning dew - she's the mother of all the stars
      Dawn
      - the new beginning and banishment of darkness and evil

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