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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.

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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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Grendel's Revenge Free Accounts

On December 15th of 2012, Grendel's Revenge enabled free accounts for play. This announcement is following in the suit of TEC's own free account announcement, serving as a reminder to any new or returning players that are browsing the forums.

For all the details about what free accounts are, look no further than here: http://forum.skotos.net/showthread.php?t=95655

In order to log into GR for free, simply visit this page to sign into your Skotos account (ignoring any subscription notices it may give): https://www.skotos.net/user/login.php

Then click the following link for Zealotry/Firefox: zealotry:@GrendelsRevenge.skotos.net...login/Zealotry

Or this link for Alice/Internet Explorer: http://grendelsrevenge.skotos.net/mo...in/alice.shtml

Problems? Questions? You can email the GR staff group at grendel.staff@gmail.com
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Chosen of the Dawn

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  • Chosen of the Dawn

    On the western wall of Grendel's Shrine, to the left of some stone stairs covered by green moss, a message has been etched into the wall in faintly glowing golden letters.

    Although the darkness comes from time to time as Uthgol turns away from the Sun Goddess's healing rays, that darkness will always pass with the rising of the sun. As winter approaches with its long, chill nights, the Dawn is needed more than ever, for when it comes it is the bringer of light and warmth to all the creatures of Uthgol: Flora, fauna, and Grendelspawn alike.

    Therefore we, the Chosen of the Dawn, have come together in recognition of that warmth, gathering in our circles for safety and companionship. All Chimera are welcome in our ranks, and we bear the other castes no malice. Yet should any threaten us and earn our wrath, we shall in the fullness of time bring the Sun Goddess's justice.

    By Her Light,
    Hidaka the Phoenix
    Chosen of the Dawn
    ひだか媛

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    [A dog-eared scroll is stuck fast with sap next to the above. Writing in large letters appears on the back.]

    Ooh! A new clan! I will bring welcome gifts in celebration!
    SMARMY the GIANT

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    • #3
      Tender brings the gas!

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        I have not found YOUR lair. But I did find another one that seems new, "The Scoundrels' Lair". I dumped a bunch of gifts down their lair entrance. Hope that I didn't block it up with all that I tossed down there. To the little undead magician that was hunting around there, I'm sorry if my uglies roasted you alive. I tried to kill them before they got out of control.
        SMARMY the GIANT

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          After a long time of darkness, the Dawn has come again. All Chimera are welcome to join us. We do not yet have a lair, but all things come in time.
          ひだか媛

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          • #6
            Ah, crispy chicken is my FAVORITE!

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              **scribbled in HUGE LETTERS under the previous**

              I LOVE CHICKEN TOO! CRISPY FRIED CHICKEN!

              SOMEONE BRING BISCUITS!
              SMARMY the GIANT

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                If you wish an easy road, no need to seek us out.

                If you wish the struggle of the frontier, to enter wild lands and carve out a kingdom of wildness, join us, the Chosen of the Dawn, as we strive for greatness.
                ひだか媛

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                  A Suggestion

                  (A Vellum scroll, green ink)

                  You would be better ignoring those two, Hidaka, Chosen of the Dawn.

                  I am in no way Chimera, but I will assist thee any way I can, as Shaman, as Potion Maker, as one of the few who remains awake.

                  By Your Light,

                  Anuu
                  Originally posted by Usuichii
                  Anuu, Master of Scrolls. All of them.

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                    etched in golden letters

                    The Chosen of the Dawn is now seeking a diplomat. Chimera are preferred, but an exception might be made for a trustworthy creature of good reputation.
                    ひだか媛

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                      In green ink

                      Hidaka, I have convened with my master. I await your presence at the Shrine.

                      Anuu
                      Originally posted by Usuichii
                      Anuu, Master of Scrolls. All of them.

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