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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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Feast of Heroes and Funeral of Angeliek

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    8:30pm - Feast of Heroes and Funeral of Angeliek

    You are invited to the Feast of Heroes, an ancient Altene tradition during the Festival of the Wanderer where people gather to celebrate those who in the last year, or further back have had their day of glory.

    There will be drinking celebrating and all kinds of festival worthy things to include yourself in. We will start this off properly with the Celebration and Rites of Angeliek who was lost to us just before the Festival.

    ---Lore I could not help myself feel free to ignore---

    Feast of Heroes

    Lore claims the first Feast of Heroes was a mistake, a skirmish was held the day before the start of the festival and Alterod's brother fell to his day of glory. The earth was so hard that a proper pyre could not be erected before the start of the festival without holding some men from their chance to mourn.

    Alterod decided his brother would lay in state till the festival was finished but refused his brother's plate be removed from the table already set. As the revelries got under full swing it was noted that the chair beside the king was not empty and many asked, "who would dare sit in his brother's place?"

    When asked after the kind simply smiled and asked, "Have you forgotten my brother already."

    From that day on an extra place is laid at the feast when the stories of glory are told, and those lost to us are remembered.
    Bring it on you lovers of flame it turns my crank.

    Slave to RP.

    We believe in euthanasia here in TEC. We'll kill you any time, just ask.-Tale
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