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

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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    We are looking for players to help write up descriptions for animals. Since real world animals (rabbits, dogs, etc.) are the "people" in ICO, the animals are various types of reptiles (skinks, drays, etc.).

    We don't want players to have to memorize a bunch of different animal names, so we're going to use categories of animals instead. The first category that we will be working on is "growlers," which are dog-like lizards. They will have various purposes, such as for hunting.

    The very minimum we need from you is the look and examine for the animal (you can skip the brief). If you want to write descriptions for individual body parts (head, legs, claws, tail, skin, etc.), that's even better!

    Brief: a skink
    Look: A small lizard with a very sleek body that bears five lines.
    Examine: A small lizard with a very sleek body that bears five lines. It usually consumes insects but will at times devour other lizards.

    I will give 5 to 10 storypoints per submission at my discretion based on how detailed the description is (more details = more storypoints) and how much extra work staff has to do to make it usable (less work = more storypoints).

    Please send all submissions to

    If you have any questions, please respond in this thread. Someone else might be wondering the same thing!
    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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    Would it be helpful to use any particular format, like karmode?

    If so, what is the syntax?


    • #3
      Originally posted by Guinny View Post
      Brief: a skink
      Look: A small lizard with a very sleek body that bears five lines.
      Examine: A small lizard with a very sleek body that bears five lines. It usually consumes insects but will at times devour other lizards.
      This right here is actually the perfect syntax and we could just copy and paste right from that!

      Thanks for double checking!