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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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  • Originally posted by Ophsidian View Post
    That only increases its collector's value!
    Nope. Nobody cares about a quitter.
    <Pandarus thinks aloud: Oh Ereal's blazing jewels, I'm on my way.>

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    • You see a small poster made from parchment. On the top is written: 'Wanted: Boghl the Elder Wyvern! Dead or Alive! There is a crudely drawn picture on the poster; You see a large snakelike creature with blue bejewelled scales and gossamer silver wings. Some fishline whiskers sprout from a face with purple eyes and a mouth full of glistening teeth. Thin arms end in polished claws, and a long tail extends from a lithe body. The smell of smoke drifts from him. At the bottom are written the words, 'Reward: 15949 gold.'

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      • Anuu!

        You see a small poster made from parchment. On the top is written: 'Wanted: Anuu the Lich! Dead or Alive! There is a crudely drawn picture on the poster; You see a lich held together by cracked strips of clothing. Beneath the clothing, she has worm ridden charcoal flesh. She has empty eyes, white hair, and a decaying nose. She smells like an open grave and her breath is moldy. She is making the space around her dark by her mere presence. She projects an aura of despair. At the bottom are written the words, 'Reward: 1167 gold.'

        I don't remember this one, but it looks like they got to a pretty decent level:

        You see a small poster made from parchment. On the top is written: 'Wanted: Tsunami the Orc! Dead or Alive! There is a crudely drawn picture on the poster; You see a charcoal skinned Orc with clawed feet. She has all white eyes and spiked blue hair. She has a flattened nose and giant ears. Past her scarred lips, you can see ragged teeth. She smells strongly of blood. At the bottom are written the words, 'Reward: 4279 gold.'

        wat:

        You see a small poster made from parchment. On the top is written: 'Wanted: Crazybastard the Spirit! Dead or Alive! There is a crudely drawn picture on the poster; You see a spirit surrounded by an aura of hate and whose presence is intimidating. The environment around it is made hot by its very being. Its physical body has grey skin and white hair. A pair of hate filled eyes, a broad nose, and cracked lips compose its face. It smells like blood, and is exhaling a freezing breath. At the bottom are written the words, 'Reward: 7 gold.'
        Originally posted by Rythgen
        Fiendy could witstomp you into oblivion.



        <Vyshka the Wyvern grumbles: {Hecate wins the internet. Forever.}>

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        • Yay!

          Originally posted by fiendish_thingy View Post
          Anuu!

          You see a small poster made from parchment. On the top is written: 'Wanted: Anuu the Lich! Dead or Alive! There is a crudely drawn picture on the poster; You see a lich held together by cracked strips of clothing. Beneath the clothing, she has worm ridden charcoal flesh. She has empty eyes, white hair, and a decaying nose. She smells like an open grave and her breath is moldy. She is making the space around her dark by her mere presence. She projects an aura of despair. At the bottom are written the words, 'Reward: 1167 gold.'
          Yay! I'm so happy one actually showed up!
          Originally posted by Usuichii
          Anuu, Master of Scrolls. All of them.

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          • You see a small poster made from parchment. On the top is written: 'Wanted: Snillo the Jiggly Sphinx! Dead or Alive! There is a crudely drawn picture on the poster; You see an incredibly fat sphinx with a triple chin. He seems to jiggle with every movement. Sweat covers his body. He has "The Boss" branded on his arm. He smells like apple pie. At the bottom are written the words, 'Reward: 625 gold.'


            ooh. He sounds TASTay!! I like pie!
            SMARMY the GIANT

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            • You see a small poster made from parchment. On the top is written: 'Wanted: Scarath the Salamander! Dead or Alive! There is a crudely drawn picture on the poster; You see a large lizard covered in spiny charcoal scales and sporting straight horns. green eyes are set above a mouth full of glistening teeth. He has curved claws, and his body ends in a rough tail. His breath is putrid, and he smells like smoke. The environment around him is being made boiling by the virtue of his presence. At the bottom are written the words, 'Reward: 2184 gold.'
              Marx the Lich
              Rykon the Dwerger

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              • You see a small poster made from parchment. On the top is written: 'Wanted: Raijimbo the Lich! Dead or Alive! There is a crudely drawn picture on the poster; You see a lich held together by clean strips of clothing. Beneath the clothing, he has scarred pale flesh. He has piercing eyes, white hair, and a thin nose. He smells like blood and his breath is warm. He is making the space around him misty by his mere presence. He projects an aura of hunger. At the bottom are written the words, 'Reward: 116 gold.'
                Korky the Ogre
                Head Builder and Trapper

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                • You see a small poster made from parchment. On the top is written: 'Wanted: Iyzebel the Vampire! Dead or Alive! There is a crudely drawn picture on the poster; You see vampire with ivory skin and intact flesh. She has seductive eyes and black hair. Her small nose sits above a mouth that bares sharp fangs. She smells strongly of blood and has a freezing breath. She has sharp claws at the end of her hands. She is engulfed in an aura of longing. At the bottom are written the words, 'Reward: 3268 gold.
                  SMARMY the GIANT

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                  • You see a small poster made from parchment. On the top is written: 'Wanted: Hirudo the Ogre! Dead or Alive! There is a crudely drawn picture on the poster; You see a red skinned Ogre with clawed feet. She has orange eyes and shaggy white hair. She has a flattened nose and pointy ears. Past her sneering lips, you can see fanged teeth. She smells strongly of offal. At the bottom are written the words, 'Reward: 49 gold.'
                    SMARMY the GIANT

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                    • You see a small poster made from parchment. On the top is written: 'Wanted: Nala the Lich! Dead or Alive! There is a crudely drawn picture on the poster; You see a lich held together by musty strips of clothing. Beneath the clothing, she has intact pale flesh. She has piercing eyes, black hair, and a aquiline nose. She smells like marrow and her breath is cold. She is making the space around her chilly by her mere presence. She projects an aura of revenge. At the bottom are written the words, 'Reward: 1087 gold.'
                      SMARMY the GIANT

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                      • You see a small poster made from parchment. On the top is written: 'Wanted: Germanic the Ogre! Dead or Alive! There is a crudely drawn picture on the poster; You see a dark green skinned Ogre with clawed feet. He has black eyes and ponytail black hair. He has a scarred nose and pointy ears. Past his thin lips, you can see sharp teeth. He smells strongly of blood. At the bottom are written the words, 'Reward: 13190 gold.'
                        SMARMY the GIANT

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                        • You see a small poster made from parchment. On the top is written: 'Wanted: Kega the Minotaur! Dead or Alive! There is a crudely drawn picture on the poster; You see a minotaur with red body hair and polished hooves. He has shifty red eyes, and mohawk black hair on his head. He has a flat snout and pointy ears. Past his cracked lips, you see sharp teeth. His presence is intimidating. He smells like fish. At the bottom are written the words, 'Reward: 2153 gold.'
                          SMARMY the GIANT

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                          • You see a small poster made from parchment. On the top is written: 'Wanted: Malystrx the Cerberus! Dead or Alive! There is a crudely drawn picture on the poster; You see a creature resembling a large dog with three heads. He is covered in horizontally striped black fur. Each of his heads has blue eyes and short growing from a small snout. Each mouth is filled with fanged teeth. His legs end in strong paws with sharp claws. He has a short tail, and smells strongly of rain. At the bottom are written the words, 'Reward: 15632 gold.'


                            You see a small poster made from parchment. On the top is written: 'Wanted: Tarvok the Mummy! Dead or Alive! There is a crudely drawn picture on the poster; You see a mummy with ebony flesh held together by tattered wrappings. He has burning eyes, grey hair, and his nose is scarred. His mouth is filled with white teeth, and he exhales a cold breath. He is making the environment around him dark by his presence. He projects an aura of rage. At the bottom are written the words, 'Reward: 39506 gold.'

                            Spawned from the same group. Big game hunters.
                            Marx the Lich
                            Rykon the Dwerger

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                            • You see a small poster made from parchment. On the top is written: 'Wanted: Ralimere the Ruthless Vampire! Dead or Alive! There is a crudely drawn picture on the poster; You see the tall, muscular form of a vampire. Emerald green eyes filled with malevolence glow faintly, illuminating his face in an eerie light. His long white hair falls neatly around his broad shoulders. Past his smirking lips, you see a pair of razor sharp, glistening fangs. Above his mouth sits a aqualine nose. On his neck, several deep scars in the shape of bite marks remain. His fingertips end in serrated claws, jagged and gleaming. A dark green venom oozes from each wicked claw, glittering by the light in his eyes. His skin is pristine, ivory and intact. The air around him is dark and still, permeated by the smell of dried blood. He is surrounded by an aura of ferocious intent. At the bottom are written the words, 'Reward: 38875 gold.'
                              SMARMY the GIANT

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                              • You see a small poster made from parchment. On the top is written: 'Wanted: Blackhand the Orc! Dead or Alive! There is a crudely drawn picture on the poster; You see a dark green skinned Orc with hairy feet. He has blue eyes and braided white hair. He has a bulbous nose and giant ears. Past his thin lips, you can see pointy teeth. He smells strongly of ale. His right arm darkens near the wrist, ending in a gnarled hand covered in scarred black flesh. At the bottom are written the words, 'Reward: 18715 gold.'
                                SMARMY the GIANT

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