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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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  • LC - Humorous Moments

    This isn't really an In-character moment.
    My work requires us to wear name-tags. I being new get to wear the fill-in sticky tags. But today we were all out of them; so I had to wear any random name tag. It just so happened my department only carried one tag for me to wear.
    "Krissy" ^.^ It amused me highly.

  • #2
    Nicholas Bogbottom was getting dressed today and noticed the following about his underwear:

    > You examine off-white cotton Y-fronts.
    A pair of sodden, off-white cotton Y-fronts that cover the tops of each thigh and have a discreet opening to the front.

    Could a more apt pair of underwear ever be spawned for a character named Bogbottom?

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    • #3
      This happened about a week ago but I saw it again and it still made me laugh:


      Jake Paris Knife recites from his book:

      "Someone take a hachet and cut off my head
      I am so bored I'd rather be dead"

      Oliver White purses his pouting lips, "Hmmm..."

      Oliver White halfheartedly praises Jake Paris Knife, "Not bad."

      Oliver White suggests to Jake Paris Knife, "Go for a more Shakespearean sound... You know: Prithee my lord, what shall we do? My axe, it cometh for you."

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      • #4
        When discussing underwear and clothes strewn all over Parsonage:

        > You complain to Pyra Wildflower then, "-Who- leaves second-rate junk like that all over, anyway?"
        Pyra Wildflower coos to you, "Well, in this case.. someone with nothing to hide."

        StoryBuilder Dakini dubs Phineas Lee the Snotty Bitch of Arkham. Sparkles land on Phineas Lee's head.
        "If one has no vanity in this life of ours, there is no sufficient reason for living." -Leo Tolstoy

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        • #5
          You show your wooden bucket to Alexavier Williams, "I am a janitor. Please don't make a mess!"
          You lower your gaze.
          You examine Alexavier Williams' pair of brown suede oxfords.
          A immaculate pair of brown suede oxford shoes with a double-line of stitching straight over the toe and about the heel and lacing, elevated on a half-inch rubber heel.
          You gasp.
          Alexavier Williams blinks at you.
          You move from the pair of western doors to Alexavier Williams.
          You shamble halfway to Alexavier Williams.
          Alexavier Williams backpedals.
          You stare closer at Alexavier Williams' pair of brown suede oxfords, "Those are prett--"
          Alexavier Williams watches you cautiously.
          You step closer.
          Alexavier Williams backpedals quickly.
          You hurry forward.
          You stare intently at Alexavier Williams' pair of brown suede oxfords.
          Alexavier Williams raises his old antique-white maple guitar defensively.
          Alexavier Williams stops.
          Alexavier Williams readily watches you.
          You glimpse up-and-down at Alexavier Williams' face and Alexavier Williams' pair of brown suede oxfords, "You have no dirt on your shoes!"
          Alexavier Williams eyes you, "Yeah..ilike my things clean."
          You grinningly show your all too many teeth to Alexavier Williams, "I like my things clean too."
          You show your wooden bucket and your bedraggled old mop to Alexavier Williams, "I am a janitor."
          You dutifully inform Alexavier Williams, "You can walk on my floors anytime."
          Alexavier Williams skims you carefully, "You said that, im going now."
          Alexavier Williams appears to be cautious.
          You watch Alexavier Williams' pair of brown suede oxfords, "Sleep tight."


          I think I have an odd sense of humour.

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          • #6
            Characters online[6] (18:07 EST): An antique cash register, Evelyn Foxsmith, Patrolman Arthur Pendulam Smith, Pyra Wildflower, Rylana Avari and Summer Frost.

            and they wouldnt let me play a little teapot


            Arthur P. Smith

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            • #7
              This amused me for some reason.

              Demitri Esquire levels his bright green eyes with Bria Cavella's bright pale-blue eyes, "We must speak of things, Bria."

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              • #8
                This amused me (and I edited the superfluous stuff out):

                > You close your almond-shaped pale-blue eyes appreciatively, "Ooh..you smell good. What is it?"
                Demitri Esquire adjusts his raccoon overcoat somewhat, "A new kuh-log-nay."
                Demitri Esquire inhales himself.
                Ree Watts hears Demitri Esquire amusedly.
                > You almost correct Demitri Esquire's words.
                > You inquire of Demitri Esquire instead, "You just get it? I -adore- it."
                Bria Cavella softly susurrates, "What's a kuhlognay?"
                Ree Watts turns her gaze to Bria Cavella.
                Demitri Esquire snorts amusedly at Bria Cavella's words, "Y'don't know?"
                > You restrainingly sink your teeth into your champagne pink lower lip.
                Bria Cavella wordlessly shakes her head.
                > You needfully stifle yourself with your lit turkish cigarette.
                Little white diamonds of snow fall peacefully to the ground.
                Demitri Esquire grinningly leans into you, "She don't know what kuhlognay is, hun."

                I <3 Demitri.
                StoryBuilder Dakini dubs Phineas Lee the Snotty Bitch of Arkham. Sparkles land on Phineas Lee's head.
                "If one has no vanity in this life of ours, there is no sufficient reason for living." -Leo Tolstoy

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                • #9
                  > You move from the northern corridor to the eastern door.
                  You begin to enter the eastern door.
                  The brightly-lit dining room within a sanitarium, with pale plaster walls and a smooth wooden floor.

                  A tall orderly frowns fleetingly to himself, "She's too good looking to be here.."

                  This amused me earlier, it might just be my tiredness but still. =D

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                  • #10
                    Characters online[4] (16:40 EST): Amelia Jay Walnut, Belle Griffin, Betty Bounce and Elizabeth Inoue.
                    > @people
                    There are no active players that aren't hiding somewhere - not even you!
                    First Patient of Mendus
                    Manchester's 'Accident Prone' Patient

                    SPCade "And by we I mean Nyx"
                    PL: Fionn (Fionnghuala)
                    CM: Finella
                    ICO: Thera
                    LC: Belle Griffin


                    The Underground Starts Here!

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                    • #11
                      You briefly note a few books that seem to have been re-shelved in the wrong order.
                      You briefly note a few books that seem to have been re-shelved in the wrong order.
                      You briefly note a few books that seem to have been re-shelved in the wrong order.
                      You briefly note a few books that seem to have been re-shelved in the wrong order.

                      I don't recall getting that one at all before Carlyle became a student librarian xD
                      What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.

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                      • #12
                        Mel Cormac pauses a violin bow, "To keep it up, To keep it up,"
                        Inez Urso busily imagines Mel Cormac's face and the pavement.
                        Inez Urso giggles lots.

                        *snickers*
                        StoryBuilder Dakini dubs Phineas Lee the Snotty Bitch of Arkham. Sparkles land on Phineas Lee's head.
                        "If one has no vanity in this life of ours, there is no sufficient reason for living." -Leo Tolstoy

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                        • #13
                          You nod lightly to Pio the siamese kitten and Inez Urso, "Slainté, my dear. Túsa aointa maíth."
                          You translate for Inez Urso simply, "You're great."
                          OOC -- Amelia Walnut says, "Carlyle evolves into Tony the Tiger."

                          LOL!
                          What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.

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                          • #14
                            English 209 A study of the poetry of romanticism.
                            Jason Kelvin Brown, Carlyle Broderick, Jonathan Niles Whitney, Lucy Gray, Arthur Pendulam Smith, Summer Frost, Celeste Jane Sexysocks
                            What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.

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                            • #15
                              Arthur Pendulam Smith is standing near the awning over the southern sidewalk. A traditional street bench is standing near the steps leading north. Johnathan Godsend is standing on you. You are standing on Ree Boyd. Ree Boyd is standing on Arthur Pendulam Smith.

                              XD
                              What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.

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