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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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Free Accounts Released

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  • Free Accounts Released

    Grendel's Revenge is now offering Free Accounts to all players.

    Any account that is past its trial period and not actively paid for is a Free Account. Free accounts have access to one character, and generally have full access to the game. Here's the differences between a free account and a paid account:
    • Free accounts may only play one character. If you previously had more than one character on your account, you may play the first one on your list; you may switch which character is first one time, after which it is permanent as long as your status is free. You may also create a new character and use your one switch to make it your active character, if you'd like to start the game fresh.
    • Free accounts may not play characters that lead clans.*
    • Free accounts may not play Tier 7 wanderers.*
    • There is a limit of 1 free account per player or IP address.*
    • Free accounts may not spend StoryPoints.
    • Free accounts are expected to fully follow all staff and game rules; there will be a zero-tolerance policy for any infractions.
    Restrictions marked with a * may be loosened or removed entirely after an evaluation period. In general, the game can only support so many clan leaders and Tier 7 wanderers, so we want to make sure those positions are available for paying players; and limiting free accounts per location is a simple way to limit potential abuse.

    You won't automatically lose clan leadership or T7 status by switching to a Free account; on login, you will be presented a number of options, one of which is playing a different character while leaving a T7 or clan leader at their current status. (Note, however, that these characters have activity requirements or they will lose their positions after time; they count as inactive as long as they aren't on a paid account.)

    That all said, all other options are available to free accounts - all roles, all abilities, all tiers 6 and below - all to their full power and ability. We've also loosened up some of the restrictions on trial accounts, so it's a bit easier to play with new players you're introducing to the game.

    Enjoy your time playing Grendel's Revenge, and thanks for playing!
    Wyrhtan, Grendel's Revenge GameMaster

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    A quick rundown on what it takes to get into the game, for those who need a refresher: First, you'll need to use either Mozilla Firefox (recommended) or Internet Explorer. If you use Firefox, be sure to install the Zealotry addon first. Once you've done so, make sure you're logged into your Skotos account, and then open this link in a new tab or window.

    Please report any:
    • Issues accessing your account to ce@skotos.net.
    • Issues logging into the game to me via PM here on the forums
    • Issues found in-game the with assist (for quicker help) and/or @report (if you need to file a bigger report) commands.

    (Also, players suggested I note that we've greatly reduced lag since years go, due in part to code and hardware upgrades. So come on in, the water's fine! )
    Wyrhtan, Grendel's Revenge GameMaster

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Wyrhtan View Post
      Free accounts may not play characters that lead clans.
      This restriction on free accounts has been lifted. Free accounts may now play clan leaders.
      Koyo
      Grendel's Revenge GameMaster
      koyo.gr [@] gmail [.] com

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