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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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    Ok, so I decided to wake my character up after a very long sleep and I've discovered it's even more dead than when I left. The only character I've seen that I recognize online is Smarmy, so I was wondering who all still plays or at least checks the forums? Sound off!

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    I am. I just sent a request today to see if I can switch out my primary character slot. Playing a leader isn't very satisfying without minions, and all I can do is sit and watch the lair crumble without builders.
    Portrait courtesy of Vattukatt

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    • #3
      Yes, Smarmy, and my other allotment of characters: Korky (builder/trapper), Yelpi (potions) Scoundrel (leader of The Republic) among others.

      I saw Usuichii online last week, and Zycer the Cyclops has been around quite a bit lately. Itus was around for about 6 months and was last seen about 2 months back.

      I had a Premium Account and was able to see who was online without being online myself. I was able to see that some characters would sign on and off within a minute or so. I am guessing they were checking to see if anyone else was online. I wish players would stop this! If they just logged on and started playing, then they WOULD catch each other online.

      Anyhow, as posted previously, I will be away for a while. I am leaving tomorrow and I have no idea how long I will be gone (Family Issues). But I WILL be back.
      SMARMY the GIANT

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      • #4
        I try to peek in as often as I can, but lately it hasn't been as often as I'd like.
        Grendel's Revenge Gamemaster

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Smarmy View Post
          I wish players would stop this! If they just logged on and started playing, then they WOULD catch each other online.
          And do what, exactly? What constitutes as "playing"? My idea of playing isn't sitting in my den and typing 'who' every 5 minutes, and I certainly have no desire to go out and level.

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          • #6
            Hey Cato! Nice to at least see your still posting! How have you been?

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            • #7
              Hey Exorn =) I've been good. I don't really do much posting, or playing, or anything Skotos related unfortunately. You can see here for details: http://forum.skotos.net/forum/our-ga...9496-this-game

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              • #8
                I don't think we know each other but I also play occasionally.
                Originally posted by Usuichii
                Anuu, Master of Scrolls. All of them.

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                • #9
                  I'm still here, have had a busy few months so I let my account lapse. I renewed it tonight though.
                  Japes point towards Studgrob. A single point of light flashes from the middle of Studgrob's body, then starts growing larger until a great dome of bluish-white energy consumes him and his surroundings! 999999 points of damage! Studgrob roars a final time before dying

                  Japes says, "Ninja minotaurs in love."
                  Japes flails.


                  Synchar: Toastah!
                  Toasty: o.o
                  Toasty: OMG, IT'S A SYNCHAR.
                  <Toasty thwacks you with a rolled up newspaper.>

                  sgp NO LAG! *can't breath* *starts to turn blue*
                  StoryGuide Damocles responds, "Just calm down. Maybe it's the start of great things."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Aco View Post
                    I'm still here, have had a busy few months so I let my account lapse. I renewed it tonight though.
                    Hey, Synch. It's good to see you're still around. I'm logging in once and a while, and man it's been dead when I've gotten on. I really miss the days of logging in and having tons of people battling for fanes and just chatting all night on grumble.

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                    • #11
                      Heyo.

                      I'm about, just not very active in the forums. Life's been busy lately: My mother has finished all of her therapy and is cancer free at the moment. I'm getting married in March. We're buying our first house and are closing on it this October. So much happening in a very short time has left me a little exhausted, but very happy. I miss you all!
                      -Usuichii, Great Scientist.

                      Smarmy the Titan bellows to you, "You look almost like an Ugly."

                      Blackhand the Orc grumbles: I don't know what to call you. No ugly is that vile, and no proper creature of Uthgol has ever had such a lack of honor!

                      Usuichii 1, Usuichii 2

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                      • #12
                        Konichiwa Everyone! I miss you! (*≧▽≦)
                        <Usuichii the Vampire grumbles: [Still there, or be ye a ghost?]>
                        <Usuichii the Vampire grumbles: [Or worse, Zetsu?]>


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