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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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  • New StoryPoint Options

    Due to recent requests, we are going to be offering a few more StoryPoint options. These requests will be handled via the @request ticketing system. Please be as specific as possible in your requests to expedite the process.

    We hope to address StoryPoint options more fully in the near future, so stay tuned.

    1 - Simple Character Alteration

    Description:
    Add, modify, or remove a single description feature of a character (such as eye color, hair length, warts, scars).

    Cost: 50 SP
    - 50% brevity discount, if the change only affects a single simple word (i.e. no chaining words together)
    - 20% group discount, if the change is applied to 2 or more characters. If multiple players are involved, each player must submit an @request which includes the desired change and mentions the other players involved.

    2 - Simple Item Alteration

    Description:
    Add, modify, or remove a single description feature of an existing item (such as colors, etchings, attached feathers, adjectives).
    - Must not be something that implies a mechanical difference from the base item in any way. This generally limits the material that the item may be made of.
    - Must be either a commonly-available item type or an item provided by the player.

    Cost: 50 SP
    - 50% brevity discount, if the change only affects a single simple word (i.e. no chaining words together)
    - 20% group discount, if the change is applied to 2 or more items. If multiple players are involved, each player must submit an @request which includes the desired change and mentions the other players involved.

    3 - Restore Deleted Character at Level 1

    Description:
    Restore a previously deleted character at level 1 with default abilities.
    - The character must be associated with your account.
    - On a per-account basis, the cost will increase slightly with each restoration.
    - Some characters may not be available for restoration (especially ones deleted a very long time ago).

    Cost: 10 SP (+ 10 SP per previous restoration on the account)

    4 - Restore Deleted Character at 20% of Original Level

    Description:
    Restore a previously deleted character at 20% of its pre-deletion level. The character may retain a number of abilities equal to 1/20th of its pre-deletion level (reaching a maximum of 8 at level 160).
    - The character must be associated with your account.
    - On a per-account basis, the cost will increase slightly with each restoration
    - Some characters may not be available for restoration (especially ones deleted a very long time ago).

    Cost: 200 SP (+ 10 SP per previous restoration on the account)

    5 - Character List Promotion

    Description:
    Move a single character to the first slot in your character list. Since players can have more characters than active character slots, a player can purchase this option to reactivate a character which was previously inactive.

    Cost: 50 SP (or 0 SP for the first promotion requested on the account)
    Last edited by Koyo; 06-08-2014, 10:02 PM. Reason: Slight wording update
    Koyo
    Grendel's Revenge GameMaster
    koyo.gr [@] gmail [.] com
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