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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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2017 Basement Brawl GrandPrix

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  • 2017 Basement Brawl GrandPrix

    New to the city? Want something more lively than a decrepit slave to beat up on? We have something for you.

    What: A year long full contact gladiatorial tournament. Once a month we will have a meeting in the basement of the Colosseum and partake in a series of 1 v 1 fights. Opponents will be draw randomly with the help of some number assignments and dice. Each fighter will fight once per month. Winner of each contest scores one point, and will receive a small prize. Points will be accumulated over the course of the year, with the overall winner being the fighter with the most points. The last contest of the year will award 3 points to each winner, in order to keep more fighters in the running. Grand prize will be the sum of all entry fees, minus payout for minor prizes.

    Who: People who are new to the city. Only characters rolled after Dec 01, 2016 need apply. As there is no real way to check this IC, please use the honor system. Veteran characters above T1 are excluded from contests to keep the playing field even.

    Costs: There will be an entry fee each month. For January, the fee will be 100 denars per fighter. The fee will go up by 100 denars each month. Feb - 200d, Mar 300d, Apr 400d, etc. Money will be used to fund the minor prizes for each month, as well as being banked for the final grand prize at the end of the year

    Rules: There are no rules...except these. Leather armor only, bronze or worse weapons, no biting.

    As you can see, we'll be starting with new characters and progressing through the 'careers' of fighters. Not only will you fight random opponents from the pool of available people each month, but skill levels will be relatively low at first, and increase as we move along in the season.

    A date for the first fight will be more firmly set as we get through the holiday season, as of today I'm aiming for Tues Jan 16th, aiming to make each meeting around the middle of every month.

  • #2
    no biting? that's not a fair rule, biting is a viable combat technique, you going to limit other combat techniques too, or just biting?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ArchMagi View Post
      no biting? that's not a fair rule, biting is a viable combat technique, you going to limit other combat techniques too, or just biting?
      Did losing the tongue make the damage of bite go up since there's less in the way?

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      • #4
        what are you talking about? I have a tongue.

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        • #5
          I have a character with like 100 total ranks but he is older than that and only been played like twice five years ago. Would it be ok to use him?

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          • #6
            Sure thats fine.

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            • #7
              Just an update as to the date and time of the event, it will be held as advertised tomorrow (Monday), 530pm EST.

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              • #8
                Thanks to the fighters and spectators who made it out to fight. Turnout wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be, but we did get one eligible pair of fighters.

                Serada defeated Ezeul and took home a 5 talent prize.

                I'd like to thank the incredibly generous contributions from patrons, to help get this up and running. Hopefully we can increase participation next round. I'll be relaxing the rules for entry a little in order to be more inclusive. Look for the next event to be scheduled in the near future.

                Current Series Standings:

                Serada - 1
                Ezeul - 0

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                • #9
                  What?I remember seeing Ezeul when I rolled my character in the summer of 2016 lol. Did you change the cutoff date?
                  The only person who is allowed to kill people in mass numbers is god himself.. and its cool because he always serenedes you with trumpets to soften the mood prior.

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