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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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Guild Council Meeting - 11th Strawberry

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  • Guild Council Meeting - 11th Strawberry

    On Lundi, the eleventh day of Strawberry in the year of 898 Apres le Miracle, the Guild Council will be holding a meeting to continue the work on the many items that passed the vote at the prior meetings.

    On the docket are the following;

    Voting on building plans for all the approved proposals including but not limited to carpentry, seamstress, smithy and stone mason shops.

    We will also vote on any applications to join the Council.

    We will briefly discussion suggestions such as the consignment system, safe passage for trade routes within Docktown and the proper behavior of slaves.

    Any and all open proposals and suggestions made and discussed in the Guild Council administrative office will be discussed.

    PLEASE NOTE; plans for the buildings in approval can be listed on the Guild Council board with a proper heading under the Building Proposal category so that they may be discussed and viewed by all prior to the meeting.

    I urgently encourage all Council members, representatives and citizens to discuss their opinions on the boards before the meeting so that the members of the Council can accurately represent their constituents when the matter goes to vote at the meeting. If you wish to be heard, you must publish your opinions so that they can be taken into account.

    See you soon, jolly fellows!
    Grand Master Lothario
    Leader of the Merchant's Guild

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    (9 pm eastern on June 11)

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      Please remember to visit the administrative offices of the Guild Council to comment on the various Current Projects as well as any floor plans, costs, estimates and proposals under the Building Proposals section. We will not have enough time to discussion so many topics at the meeting and maybe of them will go straight to a vote. If you wish to have your opinions and discussions heard, please comment BEFORE the meeting.

      Grand Master Lothario

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        This is tonight! Last chance to have your opinions heard via the administrative office's announcement board!

        GM Lothario

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          OUTCOME

          Attendence;

          Council members =
          Bruno Smith - Hands of St Trahern
          Thais - Privateers of the Vicious Koi
          Grand Master Lothario - Merchant's Guild

          Representatives =
          Lord Romain Lemieux - Avoirdupois
          Lord Ruggero di Vittorio - Rinaldi
          Dame Eilionoir - Bisclavret

          Applicants =
          Chesh Veressen - CV
          Orla - Couture Classique

          VOTES

          Vote to allow Purple Paw membership
          NO
          NO
          NO

          Vote to allow Couture Classique
          YES
          YES
          YES

          Vote to allow CV Guild
          YES
          YES
          YES
          YES

          Vote to approve plan and estimate submitted by Orla for seamstress shop
          YES
          YES
          YES
          YES
          YES

          These issues having been voted and approved by the Council passed over the desk of Lord Mercutio and he has signed off on all approved votes.

          Numerous small discussions occurred and were encouraged to continue on the announcement boards for perusal and commentary by all parties.

          Regards of highest esteem,
          Grand Master Lothario

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