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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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Healers of Light: Relay Race

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  • Healers of Light: Relay Race

    The event listing cut this off. This is the full text. This event is scheduled for Sept. 3rd at 21:00.

    The Healers of Light would like to announce our next event. We'll be
    hosted a relay race! Grab a friend and come participate. Working in
    pairs you'll play out a rescue scenario. You won't need to have skills
    in combat or in healer. All you have to do is run the race and tag in
    your teammate. Little note, healers, bring your supplies!
    We will be providing a prize for AT LEAST first place. This hasn't
    been decided yet, but we have a history of pretty decent prizes we'd
    like to think! Keep an open ear for the announcement of what this will
    be.
    Contact Kella or Neithan to sign up or to inquire.
    The rules:
    1. Two person teams run the race.
    A. Single participants may sign up and we'll do our best to match
    them.
    B. We'll provide matching headbands for each pair.
    2. Each team will have a "healer" and a "guard".
    A. Actual skills are not required, but encouraged. This is primarily
    a foot race. Anyone can participate.
    B. Each team will be assigned an identification color.
    3. The healer will run the first leg of the race. They will begin in
    the Healers of Light hall.
    4. The healer will have to prove preparedness to heal at the location.
    A. Choosen randomly each team will be given a scenario that is
    written before hand on a sign.
    B. Each scenario will represent a wound. They will need to have with
    two items listed in their scenerio in order to "heal" the wound.
    C. We will have a judge in place to verify this.
    5. Once healed, the "guard" will move the patient to the baths.
    A. Each patient will be represented by an equally weighted sack.
    B. The weight will be an amount deemed reasonable for an average
    character to carry, but provide some load.
    C. The patient may be carried or drug.
    6. First to reach the cold baths, as judged by our representative,
    will claim the prize. They must have the sack and it must weigh
    the same as it did initially.
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