Announcement

Collapse

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.
See more
See less

Who?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Who?

    Not sure if there's already one of these yet, but:

    > Characters online[3] (17:50 EST): Doctor Evan Davis, Phineas Lee and Professor William Llanfer.
    Characters online and idle[1]: Alexander Ackland.

    *glee*

    I do so love to see these kids.
    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

  • #2
    > Characters online[4] (01:10 EST): Alexander Ackland, Christine Johnston, Kandra Lith Loom and Phineas Lee.

    Keep 'em coming, kids! Yay!
    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

    Comment


    • #3
      Characters online[9] (21:23 EST): Alexander Ackland, Bronagh Giodarno, Christine Johnston, Cote Moretti, Hazel May Carter, Jerry Harris, Librarian Selene Suvari, Rayne Caraway and William Orchard.
      -StoryHost Xios

      Comment


      • #4
        I saw you Eddy Cain! Unfortunately I was afk for like, ever earlier and didn't get to play with you, but I saw you!

        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

        Comment


        • #5
          > Characters online[6] (00:27 EST): A small black spider, Alexander Ackland, Doctor Evan Davis, Phineas Lee, Rebecca Davids and William Orchard.

          whee!
          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

          Comment


          • #6
            i would be jumping up and down if i wasn't sitting.

            > Characters online[4] (23:33 EST): Alexander Ackland, Doctor Evan Davis, Phineas Lee and Professor Thomas King.
            >
            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

            Comment


            • #7
              Characters online[8] (00:36 EST): Alexander Ackland, Christine Johnston, Doctor Evan Davis, Jerry Harris, Phineas Lee, Rebecca Davids, Selene Suvari and Thomas King.
              --Thomas King--Lucius--
              "Well I Ain't Evil, I'm Just Good Lookin' "
              Alice Cooper
              "This Is Beetle, Is As Bad As Can"
              Beetlejuice
              "It takes guts to run away, you know. Lots of people would be as cowardly as me if they were brave enough"
              Rincewind

              Comment


              • #8
                > Characters online[4] (16:26 EST): Alexander Ackland, Evelyn Foxsmith, Officer David Gwenth and Phineas Lee.


                EVIE. *clings* so stoked!

                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

                Comment


                • #9
                  > Characters online[7] (22:36 EST): Alexander Ackland, Katherine Sutter, Marilyn Peters, Oris Misty Zuben, Phineas Lee, Rebecca Davids and Sora Jane Shu.

                  whee!
                  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

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    > Characters online[5] (22:31 EST): Alexander Ackland, Christine Johnston, Marilyn Peters, Phineas Lee and Ralph Flashheart.

                    Come play with us, kids!
                    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

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      > Characters online[6] (22:30 EST): Alexander Ackland, Doctor Evan Davis, Lucy Knox, Phineas Lee, Ralph Flashheart and Sam Swann.

                      Whee!
                      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

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        > Characters online[10] (20:03 EST): Aaron Elric Gray, Alexander Ackland, Brent Wa Sanders, Edward Middleton Wilby, Jake Mooney, Joanna Rosen, Librarian Selene Suvari, Phineas Lee, Rebecca Davids and Willam Belford Dago.

                        holy bunch of kids, batman!



                        (or as phin would say: fresh meat!)
                        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

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          ^

                          Been looking like that for the past week now! Great news

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            > Characters online[10] (19:21 EST): Alexander Ackland, David Gwenth, Evan Davis, Phineas Lee, Ree Boyd, Rylana Avari, Sariah Wilcox, Stuart Lebrok, Summer Frost and Wade Krowe Blackfeather.

                            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

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Characters online[11] (20:02 EST): Carla Johnson, Colin Ramsey, David Gwenth, Evan Davis, Phineas Lee, Ree Boyd, Rylana Avari, Sariah Wilcox, Stuart Lebrok, Summer Frost and Wade Krowe Blackfeather.
                              Characters online and away[1]: Alexander Ackland.

                              just to beat you :P

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X