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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.

Mozilla Firefox ESR

An alternative for all users, but especially for Mac users, is Mozilla's extended-release version of Firefox that branched at Firefox 52. It's expected to remain supported until at least June 28, 2016, by which time Mozilla is planning to jump their ESR to a post-plugin phase. This is therefore a short-term solution, but one that should work for a while longer.

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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Change of Leadership

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  • Change of Leadership

    I logged in today to discover that Scoundrel is now the leader of the Republic. Although Scoundrel is quite capable of handling the position, I can't quite express how pissed off I am that ONCE AGAIN, the former leader has 'disappeared'. It seems to be a recurring theme. It's also disheartening. I understand if someone needs a break for whatever reason, but communicate this with me. I'd appreciate that.

    I fully intend to keep this lair running smoothly, as upgrades continue and the members who play are having a good time. We have the builder active, the NOW leader (Scoundrel) active, the potions maker active, trap master active, most specialty rooms built and upgraded, plenty of armor, weapons, and other miscellany for the members. Sure I should address this with the former leader, but I am just too pissed to deal with him. Promises forgotten again. Perhaps there is a valid reason that he disappeared without letting me know he was leaving again, but come on! How many times is this clan supposed to go thru a collapsed lair, and the work it takes to build a new one?

    Like I said, I have every intention of keeping this lair going for years to come. As far as the old leader, well, he's a member of the clan, but I won't let him lead it again since he disappears and drops out of the leader position way too frequently for stability. So don't worry about the lair. It's gonna be here for you.

    Just really really needed to rant. I am SO pissed. But determined. Be sure of that. DETERMINED to keep this lair in top shape and running smoothly. I'm not going anywhere, if I can help it.

    [End rant]
    Scoundrel the Mummy
    The Republic Lair
    ~Your better leader~

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    I am wondering how many players are currently active in the Republic lair. If noone from the lair is playing anymore, I would like to know. If you ARE still playing a character in this lair, please post here.
    Scoundrel the Mummy
    The Republic Lair
    ~Your better leader~

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