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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 Scavenger Hunt

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  • Healers of Light Scavenger Hunt

    The Healers of Light are running a month long [Thursday December 1, to Thursday December 8, 20126] event in which people will be collecting healing related items. Items will and early delivery will earn points, and the highest scorer will win the prize. Cash prizes to be determined for second and third place depending on participation. All items collected in this drive will be made available to Healers of Light members in the organization's hall or to provided to the Cult for use in healing rituals. Any questions regarding this may be asked of Neithan in person or via the harbor or forum message offices [or by replying here].

    Rules:
    1. Each person may turn in they entire submission once. Additions to your submission will not be taken.
    2. Submissions may be given to any member of the Healers of Light. Collecting them in a cheap sack and including a note or identifying item in the sack is encouraged but not required.
    3. Points will be awarded for items according to the list below.
    4. The first person to submit their collection will receive 20 additional points. The second shall receive 10. The third will be awarded 5 additional points.
    5. Only the quantities listed below are accepted. To be clear each submission may contain this number of items, these are not limits for the event as a whole.
    6. In the case of stones size will make no difference in the points awarded.
    7. Please verify your submission with the member you provide it to [and have them mark the date and time].
    8. All submissions are subject to verification at the end of the event.

    Items accepted and points awarded:
    1 crutch will be accepted for 50 points.
    2 vials of blood tonic will be accepted for 20 points each.
    1 sunstone will be accepted for 100 points.
    15 sardonyx will be accepted for 3 points each.
    5 amber will be accepted for 5 points each.
    100 bandages will be accepted for 2 points per 10.
    2 vials of painkill salve will be accepted for 2 points each.
    1 vial of canine repellent will be accepted for 20 points.
    1 portion of purple salve will be accepted for 100 points. (This item purposely vague, any Healers of Light member should be able to recognize it.)
    3 garnet will be accepted for 30 points each.
    10 pieces of coral will be accepted for 20 points per 5.
    10 splints will be accepted for for 10 points per 2.

    [ This information to be made available with public posting around the game world as well. ]

  • #2
    Originally posted by ToothlessRebel View Post
    The Healers of Light are running a month long [Thursday December 1, to Thursday December 8, 20126] event in which people will be collecting healing related items. Items will and early delivery will earn points, and the highest scorer will win the prize. Cash prizes to be determined for second and third place depending on participation. All items collected in this drive will be made available to Healers of Light members in the organization's hall or to provided to the Cult for use in healing rituals. Any questions regarding this may be asked of Neithan in person or via the harbor or forum message offices [or by replying here].

    Rules:
    1. Each person may turn in they entire submission once. Additions to your submission will not be taken.
    2. Submissions may be given to any member of the Healers of Light. Collecting them in a cheap sack and including a note or identifying item in the sack is encouraged but not required.
    3. Points will be awarded for items according to the list below.
    4. The first person to submit their collection will receive 20 additional points. The second shall receive 10. The third will be awarded 5 additional points.
    5. Only the quantities listed below are accepted. To be clear each submission may contain this number of items, these are not limits for the event as a whole.
    6. In the case of stones size will make no difference in the points awarded.
    7. Please verify your submission with the member you provide it to [and have them mark the date and time].
    8. All submissions are subject to verification at the end of the event.

    Items accepted and points awarded:
    1 crutch will be accepted for 50 points.
    2 vials of blood tonic will be accepted for 20 points each.
    1 sunstone will be accepted for 100 points.
    15 sardonyx will be accepted for 3 points each.
    5 amber will be accepted for 5 points each.
    100 bandages will be accepted for 2 points per 10.
    2 vials of painkill salve will be accepted for 2 points each.
    1 vial of canine repellent will be accepted for 20 points.
    1 portion of purple salve will be accepted for 100 points. (This item purposely vague, any Healers of Light member should be able to recognize it.)
    3 garnet will be accepted for 30 points each.
    10 pieces of coral will be accepted for 20 points per 5.
    10 splints will be accepted for for 10 points per 2.

    [ This information to be made available with public posting around the game world as well. ]
    What was the prize again?

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    • #3
      Well, we hadn't really announced that yet. To be fitting with the contest though Neithan is working with a supplier to get a custom designed wagon as the prize. Exact details are still being negotiated.

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      • #4
        Great job. Some interesting items.
        A woman in a shiny boison helmet with an absurdly tall dome says to a ram in Cineran, "Oh yes, hit me now, you bad bad bad sheep."
        A woman in a shiny boison helmet with an absurdly tall dome is stunned.
        A ram bumps roughly into a woman in a shiny boison helmet with an absurdly tall dome with its head!.


        “Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer... because it teaches you how to think.” - Steve Jobs

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