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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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TEC is unfortunately, not a casual game.

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  • TEC is unfortunately, not a casual game.

    And I can't seem to devote the time to play it, as I just don't have that luxury to give. I am sorry for the ongoing story-archs that this wrecks that I had going on, but if I can't put a game on pause for an hour to retrieve my child due to another player's insistence that I'm too OOC to play, I'm just going to have to hang it up. I have deleted my account to prevent myself from being tempted to return so this is a pretty effective end to Kayash and my other characters. I wish you all the best in all that you do.
    Originally posted by Marren
    YOU CAN'T HIDE CRAZY WITH MAKEUP, I PROMISE YOU.

  • #2
    Ahh, this is a shame to hear but I wish you all the luck and fun that comes with raising a raising a child!

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    • #3
      Wow. Sad to hear. Could of returned my helmet!....anyways RL is more important. good luck! I spend my days juggling TEC and watch twin 1 year old girls and a 4 year old boy. I understand.
      TRproclaim power!

      Originally posted by Armataan
      Did I just get told Synodia was a better RPed character than Culexus?
      Originally posted by Bucaria
      The player of Synodia should be made a GM, he seems to have no favorites and hates everyone equally.

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      • #4
        Hey man. Sorry to hear you go.

        You always had room for your life with me. Maliken and I will miss ya strong.

        Love your kid,
        Philippe

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        • #5
          This is not pleasant to read on any level - Especially since I arrived at the information three days later than I would have wished. I echo Philippe....You always had room for your life with me as well. Hope you'll check your private messages at some point and stop in every so often to let us know how you are.

          Thinking of you.

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          • #6
            Real life comes first. Sorry to see you go. I am sure if you wanted to attempt a go of it a little GM assistance could be found.
            blank kills you with blank's bare hands.
            You are slain.

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            • #7
              Meh its as casual as you want it to be i did fine when i was in the navy i went out for months at a time before comming back into game ill tell you sometimes them little vacations are awesome especially incharacter you return to iridine and you gotta run around incharacter get caught up on the gossip and news. I came back once right at the butt end of that ravenite invasion or moonfall even back in the late 90s early 2000s. good character shock. logging into that mess.
              ~Thoric Goodfellow~
              ~Soric Goodfellow~

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