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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 and Grendel's Revenge. 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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Festival of the conqueror 284

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  • Festival of the conqueror 284

    Behold, this years festival of the conqueror.

    To celebrate the aspect of Ereal the conqueror, you are challenged to kill the most enemies of the republic, in Franlius, and turn in the most armbands!
    You have all festival to make your mark.
    The person who scores the highest upon the board by the fort for turned in armbands, will win the title of Conqueror of year 284, and a material prize, that will be revealed at the end of the festival.

    Current scores are:
    Armbands turned in this year.
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    Hizerimus 808 Irisa 54 Vinian 12
    Tyril 382 Elowynn 50 Kateleena 12
    Arteus 152 Olio 40 Aoden 12
    Felisin 129 Brudox 38 Thesil 10
    Mallia 98 Shinamori 35 Kaylarie 9
    Ediynth 97 Aureolus 34 Marren 7
    Morphius 79 Kyrus 28 Parigrum 5
    Cayuga 78 Kabar 28 Ivon 5
    Brogenex 74 Amarlith 23 Valesa 2
    Valgar 68 Eifion 23 Gadwin 2
    Corb 66 Iosaerius 13 Latus 2
    Vierra 62 Alkain 13
    ----------------------------------------

    These scores are irrelevant, and all of them are effectively Zero, so, get out there and participate! These scores are to be used as the baseline, since I can't reset the board myself.

    Glory unto Ereal, and go forth, and win yourself the title of Conqueror of year 284!

    Acolyte Parlin, revealing light, Cult of Ereal.
    Last edited by Parlin; 09-24-2017, 11:19 PM. Reason: I had the totally wrong board scores... so these are the new ones!

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    This years quest for the conqueror of year 284 had a lot of dead Cineran soldiers, but the winner was Gydon with 116 armbands turned in.
    These are the scores of everyone who participated.
    Gydon - 116
    Tyril - 110
    Hizerimus - 48
    Brudox - 27
    Brogenex - 23
    Mallia - 15
    Olio - 6
    Parlin - 1

    Thank you to everyone for participating, and if Gydon could locate me in game, that'd be great.

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