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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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  • Contacting Staff

    From within Ironclaw Online:
    @assist 'Add message here, this is vague and general.
    @bug 'The message here relates to a bug or possible bug.
    @idea 'I have an idea and this is it.
    @storypoint 'I wish to request this thing and will pay storypoints for it.
    @typo 'Uh oh, there is a typo in this room/item and this is what it says.

    Also:
    @page <StoryGuide's name> 'Hi, can you help me?

    E-mail:
    All Leads via staff AT ironclaw.skotos.net
    StoryHost and Lead Coder Azrael via azrael AT ironclaw.skotos.net
    Lead Plotter Eos via eos AT ironclaw.skotos.net
    Lead Guide Bast via bast AT ironclaw.skotos.net
    Lead Builder Death via death AT ironclaw.skotos.net

    Please use InGame means prior to trying the e-mails. Thank you.
    Last edited by Death; 11-13-2010, 03:27 PM.
    ~StoryHost Death

    Death@Ironclaw.Skotos.net
    Dragon Pieces

    Originally posted by Plato
    Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

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    Abusing your Right to Contact Staff
    • Do not consistently @page staff without a specific purpose. We are here to assist you when able and this takes away from the time spent helping those truly in need. If staff are wishing to converse on a social level, they will make themselves approachable to you.
    • Do not try to page staff if they do not appear on the "who" list as this means either 1.) They are not available right now and/or 2.) they do not wish to deal with players at the moment. This is their right, please grant them this luxury.
    • If you abuse the right to speak directly to a staff member, they can and will block any pages from your character/account. This only hurts you as you lose a source of communication, direct assistance and annoy a member of my team. Do not do it.

    If you have any questions regarding your rights in this matter, you can contact me directly. Thank you.
    ~StoryHost Death

    Death@Ironclaw.Skotos.net
    Dragon Pieces

    Originally posted by Plato
    Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

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    • #3
      Bumping as a quick reminder.
      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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