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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. 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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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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Important Updates

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  • Freemote

    A new RP tool has been added to Grendel's Revenge: Freemoting. Freemoting is a new way for you to interact with other players. Freemoting is just like emoting, but your name does not have to be at the beginning.

    USAGE: freemote <what>
    NOTE: Use %n in place of your name in your freemote.

    EXAMPLE: freemote Descending from the skies above, %n reached out a
    finger, which glew. With a booming voice, he spoke, "Let all emote freely." Pence was also present.

    Would show to everyone in the room:

    Descending from the skies above, Svyn reached out a
    finger, which glew. With a booming voice, he spoke, "Let all emote freely." Pence was also present.

    ===========================
    Notes:
    Freemoting without including your name is not allowed.
    "Power freemoting" (Freemoting in which you force the actions of another player) is not allowed.
    We're going to be monitoring freemoting very carefully for any abuse.
    Abuse will not be tolerated, and WILL result in the loss of the privilege.
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    • Originally posted by GM_Svyn View Post
      A new RP tool has been added to Grendel's Revenge: Freemoting. Freemoting is a new way for you to interact with other players. Freemoting is just like emoting, but your name does not have to be at the beginning.

      USAGE: freemote <what>
      NOTE: Use %n in place of your name in your freemote.

      EXAMPLE: freemote Descending from the skies above, %n reached out a
      finger, which glew. With a booming voice, he spoke, "Let all emote freely." Pence was also present.

      Would show to everyone in the room:

      Descending from the skies above, Svyn reached out a
      finger, which glew. With a booming voice, he spoke, "Let all emote freely." Pence was also present.

      ===========================
      Notes:
      Freemoting without including your name is not allowed.
      "Power freemoting" (Freemoting in which you force the actions of another player) is not allowed.
      We're going to be monitoring freemoting very carefully for any abuse.
      Abuse will not be tolerated, and WILL result in the loss of the privilege.
      Freemoting in it's current form has been disabled.

      In it's place, we have expanded the existing emote command. You can now use the %n shortcut in an emote to insert your name. This new functionality functions just like freemote did.

      Note: Emotes without the '%n' shortcut will behave normally.

      We've also included a second shortcut for your name of @ you can use @ in emotes in place of %n to insert your name.

      Please note that free emotes done in this manner will not automatically capitalise. Capitalisation will need to be done manually.

      We've also introduced the ability to target others and objects with your emotes. To do such, you put the name of what you want to target between <>.
      Ex:
      escending from the heavens, %n points a glowing finger at <pence>.
      Pence would see:
      Descending from the heavens, Svyn points a glowing finger at you.
      Others would see:
      Descending from the heavens, Svyn points a glowing finger at Pence.

      As always, please @report any issues.
      Last edited by GM_Svyn; 08-08-2013, 11:33 PM.
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      • An OOC Chat Channel

        I'm bringing back the Important Updates thread.

        Those who just check here, make sure you don't miss the following other sources of updates:
        With that out of the way, we've just released the @gchat channel. It's a public, fully out-of-character chat channel available in-game. Here's how to join in:

        @toggle-gchat - Turn the channel on (or off).
        @gchat - Talk on the channel (if it's currently active).
        @host-gchat - Start hosting the channel, making it active and setting a topic, if no one is hosting the channel at the moment.

        Come on in - conversation's lively.

        (And as a final note, the effect that strengthened the monsters' connection to the void enough for the call command to work will likely be fading away soon.)
        Last edited by Wyrhtan; 06-09-2014, 05:16 PM.
        Wyrhtan, Grendel's Revenge GameMaster

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        • The glitch preventing humans from spawning after last night's event has been resolved.
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          • After several player reports of decreased spawn rates, spawn rates have been slightly increased across the board. They should be back to normal now, but may require additional tweaking.

            As always, @report any issues.
            Grendel's Revenge Gamemaster

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            • Babayaga's stock has been refilled, and should periodically add new items.


              As always, please @report any issues.
              Grendel's Revenge Gamemaster

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