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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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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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    Greetings monsters!

    This thread will list upcoming events in Grendel's Revenge from this point forward.

    Our first occurred tonight at 9PM EST. Thanks to all who participated! I helped work on Grendel's originally when it started, and I'm now returning to run some events and make some things more lively. I'll be getting myself back up to speed on the game and hopefully having some fun in the process.

    Our next event will be two weeks from now. Look for the listing here!
    Channeling the Supreme and Be-All-End-All Complete and Total Answer: "All You Need is Love". Yes, the Beatles really do know everything.

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    Saturday, October 2, 2004, 9PM EST

    "Salt of the Earth"
    Some unusual personages make an appearance in Uthgol, and the mind of Grendel stirs to brief wakefulness once again....
    (Meet in the Shrine)
    Channeling the Supreme and Be-All-End-All Complete and Total Answer: "All You Need is Love". Yes, the Beatles really do know everything.

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      I deeply regret this inconvenience, but tonight's event, "Salt of the Earth" will need to be postponed to Saturday the 9th, due to illness of the GM.
      I was going to go ahead and run it anyways, but at this point I'm not up to giving it the attention it needs, and rather than shortchange any of you, I'd rather postpone until I'm feeling better and can do better with it.
      Once again, apologies for the inconvenience, and I will repost it at the beginning of the coming week.

      Jenn
      Channeling the Supreme and Be-All-End-All Complete and Total Answer: "All You Need is Love". Yes, the Beatles really do know everything.

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      • #4
        Saturday, October 9, 2004, 9PM EST

        "Salt of the Earth"
        Some unusual personages make an appearance in Uthgol, and the mind of Grendel stirs to brief wakefulness once again....
        (Meet in the Shrine)

        (rescheduled from the 2nd)
        Channeling the Supreme and Be-All-End-All Complete and Total Answer: "All You Need is Love". Yes, the Beatles really do know everything.

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        • #5
          Saturday, October 23, 9PM EST

          "Fur and Fang"
          The mysterious saga of the keys continues, as Morchagh the Lich researches further and comes up with more interesting information. (Meet at Shrine)
          Channeling the Supreme and Be-All-End-All Complete and Total Answer: "All You Need is Love". Yes, the Beatles really do know everything.

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          • #6
            This weekend there will not be an event, however I will be in working on various things instead. We will return to regularly scheduled events next weekend. Thank you for your understanding.
            Channeling the Supreme and Be-All-End-All Complete and Total Answer: "All You Need is Love". Yes, the Beatles really do know everything.

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            • #7
              Saturday, November 13, 2004
              9PM EST
              "Fool's Cap"
              Over the last several weeks, an intriguing puzzle involving keys has seemed to waken Grendel from his slumber. But while the interests and concerns of monsters have been bent to the task of finding them, there are others who seek them as well, for reasons yet unknown.
              (Meet at Shrine)
              Channeling the Supreme and Be-All-End-All Complete and Total Answer: "All You Need is Love". Yes, the Beatles really do know everything.

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              • #8
                Saturday, November 27, 2004, evening EST

                Due to the holiday weekend, there will be no formal event, however, keep an eye out for different goodies on uglies during Saturday evening.

                Happy Holiday!
                Channeling the Supreme and Be-All-End-All Complete and Total Answer: "All You Need is Love". Yes, the Beatles really do know everything.

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                  Friday, December 10, 2004
                  9PM EST
                  "Follow the Yellow Brick Wagon-Trail...."
                  A strange visitor on an even stranger quest arrives in Uthgol...will this person be helped or hindered? And will they be able to help with the monsters' quest?
                  Channeling the Supreme and Be-All-End-All Complete and Total Answer: "All You Need is Love". Yes, the Beatles really do know everything.

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                  • #10
                    Due to ongoing connectivity problems with my ISP this week, there will be no formal event, however, check on Saturday evening, January 15th, from 8PM EST to 12AM EST for some goodies on the uglies!

                    (I'd rather have held an event, but getting booted every five minutes is extremely annoying and stressful during an event. Hopefully the problem will be cleared up soon.)
                    Channeling the Supreme and Be-All-End-All Complete and Total Answer: "All You Need is Love". Yes, the Beatles really do know everything.

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                    • #11
                      I will be doing an event late tomorrow afternoon (that is to say Saturday, January 22). It should take place around 5PM, EST.

                      Sorry for the short notice, but it was an off-the-wall idea.

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                      • #12
                        "Tip-Claw, Through Tulips"
                        Sunday, January 30th, 8:30PM EST

                        The sneaky-sneaky orcs dressed fashionably in black have a problem. Perhaps their fellow monsters can help.
                        Channeling the Supreme and Be-All-End-All Complete and Total Answer: "All You Need is Love". Yes, the Beatles really do know everything.

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                        • #13
                          "Hunt for youth"
                          Sunday, March 20, 4:00PM, EST

                          As an old hunter rests his weary bones, it is time for the young to pick up where he cannot continue. Listen to his story at Grendel's Shrine and decide if you're up to the task.

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                            "Sunny side up, fuzzy side down"

                            When floppy ears and furry tails invade, its best not to count your eggs before they hatch. Be careful of any suspicious looking creatures you may find throughout the weekend. You may end up with a rotten egg.

                            [To take place all weekend.]

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                              "An Enterprising Kobold"
                              Sunday, April 3, 4:00pm EST.

                              He might have found where to find riches, but the road to it is far too complicated. He'll seek help from those quick on their feet and fast with their wits. Come to the Shrine if you feel ready for such a challenge, bringing whatever brains you may have laying around.

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