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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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    Stay tuned to this thread for any promotions or sales we may have going on at any time.
    Game Master Sceadu

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    October Cloak and Dagger Promotion!

    -20% off Role-Point cost & -25% IG costs for Custom Items (Hooded Cloaks &/or Masks) for Paid Subscribers!

    -20% off Role-Point cost & -25% IG costs for Item Alterations on weapons for Paid Subscribers!

    -75% off Role-Point cost to use the Creature Emulation Button for Paid Subscribers!
    Last edited by Sceadu; 10-11-2014, 08:28 AM.
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    • #3
      November Fall Back Promotion

      20% off cost for purchasing additional character slots for Paid Subscribers!

      20% off cost for Changing Character Order on your Playlist for Paid Subscribers!

      20% off cost for changing skill slot order on a character for Paid Subscribers!
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      • #4
        December Promo Sales

        The list of available PNPCs for purchase has been expanded, and the cost has been significantly reduced!

        Everything in the OOC Goodies store is on sale for 50% of the rest of the month.

        Luck Point purchases are 20% off!

        Extra Mark Point purchases are 50% off!

        Custom Logout Messages are 50% off!

        SNOWBALLS are for sale for only ONE ROLE-POINT in the OOC Goodies store. WA SNOWBALL FIGHT!
        (Syntax: Pelt Person with Snowball)
        Last edited by Tale; 12-22-2014, 01:02 PM.
        Game Master Tale
        Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. Philosophy is wondering if that means ketchup is actually a smoothie. Common Sense is knowing that no, ketchup is not a smoothie.

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        • #5
          Happy Holidays!

          Starting today veteran character packages are half price! This sale will end on January 2nd, 2015. We hope your holiday season is a merry one.
          Game Master Sceadu

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          • #6
            In January we will be releasing another batch of domi available for purchase with StoryPoints. First come, first serve, so get 'em quick!
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            • #7
              A "Mother" of a Promo!

              Custom items Are broken into two categories - One includes armor/weapons/face covers. These are items that give a mechanical advantage to a character IG. The second category is for items that are purely for RP purposes and give no mechanical advantages.

              But from now until the end of May they are Half Off! The promo pricing for may is now:


              Normal Costs:

              Weapon/Armor/Cover Cost: 2000rps (Premie), 2500rps (Basic), 3000rps (Free)
              A Role-Playing Prop Cost: 1000rps (Premium), 1500 rps (Basic), 2000rps (Freebie).



              May Promo Costs:

              Weapon/Armor/Cover Cost: 1000rps (Premie), 1250rps (Basic), 1500rps (Free)
              A Role-Playing Prop Cost: 500rps (Premium), 750 rps (Basic), 1000rps (Freebie).



              (IG costs & pricing remain the same for the promo; only rps costs are halved for this promotion. The normal limit for requests is 1 request filled a month per account under the current policy, but for this month we are allowing one requested promo item per character.)
              Last edited by Tale; 05-06-2015, 11:48 AM.
              Game Master Tale
              Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. Philosophy is wondering if that means ketchup is actually a smoothie. Common Sense is knowing that no, ketchup is not a smoothie.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Tale View Post
                Custom items Are broken into two categories - One includes armor/weapons/face covers. These are items that give a mechanical advantage to a character IG. The second category is for items that are purely for RP purposes and give no mechanical advantages.

                But from now until the end of May they are Half Off! The promo pricing for may is now:


                Normal Costs:

                Weapon/Armor/Cover Cost: 2000rps (Premie), 2500rps (Basic), 3000rps (Free)
                A Role-Playing Prop Cost: 1000rps (Premium), 1500 rps (Basic), 2000rps (Freebie).



                May Promo Costs:

                Weapon/Armor/Cover Cost: 1000rps (Premie), 1250rps (Basic), 1500rps (Free)
                A Role-Playing Prop Cost: 500rps (Premium), 750 rps (Basic), 1000rps (Freebie).



                (IG costs & pricing remain the same for the promo; only rps costs are halved for this promotion. The normal limit for requests is 1 request filled a month per account under the current policy, but for this month we are allowing one requested promo item per character.)

                A brief recap of what is and isn't allowable under policy:

                Examples of common "allowable" custom weapons/armor/faceplates:
                • Boison Faceplate
                • Retalq Dagger/Sword/Spear/Axe
                • Boison Left custus/right cestus/mace/spiked-maced, axe, 2haxe, trident, etc.
                • Oval Shield
                • Lorica Squamata
                • A Mask
                • A Hooded Cloak
                • A Hooded Robe
                • An Iron Faceplate that comes with neck protection


                Examples of "allowable" custom prop items:
                • Signet rings
                • Sheath/scabbard with custom echo code (see below).
                • A lump of alanti or boison.
                • A custom wall decoration like a painting, a giant mirror, a tapestry, etc.
                • A custom piece of furniture like a cabinet that looks like a painting for secret storage.
                • Custom in-a-bowl pet like an albino frog, or mini-eel.
                • Random custom props that have no function but you can't readily get IG like: a mop or broom, a child's doll, a knick-knack, etc.


                Examples of generic "custom" features that can be applied to most custom items:
                • Item with a 25% chance to echo something under certain circumstances some of the time. Like a scabbard that echoes when you sheathe/unsheathe a sword.
                • Item that has special/secret prose when you can only see when you search/inspect it.


                Examples of things that we do not allow:
                • "Faster" weapons.
                • "Lighter" weapons.
                • "More HP" shields.
                • Any "Glowing" items that give off light without fire.
                • Retalq armor of any kind.
                • Custom Pets "like a re-named dog".
                • Armor/shield/weapon of a different metal than already exists.
                • Pocketed cloaks/pants.
                • A weapon that does a different damage type than it normally would.

                (Rule of thumb: If it gives an advantage in combat no one else has or can have, then the answer is automatically no.)
                Last edited by Tale; 05-27-2015, 02:24 PM.
                Game Master Tale
                Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. Philosophy is wondering if that means ketchup is actually a smoothie. Common Sense is knowing that no, ketchup is not a smoothie.

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                • #9
                  During the month of July, Veteran Character packages will be half price. Get them while you can!
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                  • #10
                    A "treasure hunt" has been activated in the game world. Be on the lookout for parchments that award role-points along with a few that will grant the bearer a free Veteran Character package.

                    This treasure hunt will last until each parchment has been found.

                    Edit: The Treasure hunt has now ended.
                    Last edited by Tale; 08-03-2015, 07:34 PM.
                    Game Master Tale
                    Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. Philosophy is wondering if that means ketchup is actually a smoothie. Common Sense is knowing that no, ketchup is not a smoothie.

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                    • #11
                      October 2015 "Who's Who" Promo!

                      50% off Role-Point cost & 50% off IG monetary costs for Custom Item "Covers" (Hooded Cloaks, Masks, Face-plated Helmets, etc) for Paid Subscribers!

                      Put in your @request today!
                      Game Master Tale
                      Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. Philosophy is wondering if that means ketchup is actually a smoothie. Common Sense is knowing that no, ketchup is not a smoothie.

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                      • #12
                        Tis the season...to roll alts! 1k rps off extra character slot purchases for the rest of the month! That means only 2k for Premium or 4k for Basic for the rest of the month to get that extra character slot for that alt you've been meaning to roll, but haven't had room for! Happy Holidays!
                        Game Master Sceadu

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                        • #13
                          The new year is here and it's time to celebrate! For the month of January we will be selling Veteran Character packages at %50 off. We, the staff, would like to wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2016!
                          Game Master Sceadu

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                          • #14
                            Hopefully your character has found love & you're in need of a marital home. Or you're single & ready to mingle and need a sweet bachelor/bachelorette pad to impress any potential dates. Either way, now's your opportunity!

                            As of today, more Domii in the Sandbar district have been released. Located in Iridine proper between the Harbor, The Eastern Sandbar, and Quartz Heights, these Domii can be purchased through the Story Point Expenditure menu.

                            Each Domus costs 500 story points, and are first come - first serve.
                            • Owning a domus means the character pays IG taxes on the property (much like paying rent on an inn room).
                            • Owning a domus does not count towards the "renting only one room in any given area" rule. Domii have no bearing on room-renting mechanics.
                            • The Story Point Purchasable Domii are all very similar in design. They come pre-made with 6 rooms and only essential furniture (a bed, kitchen cupboards, etc).
                            • The Story Point Purchasable Domii also come with pre-painted interiors with a random color scheme.
                            • Additions, Improvements, Renovations, etc can be purchased via @request after the fact. IG/RP cost varies for work requested. @request for a quote.
                            • When purchasing a Domus with Story Points, you'll receive a "Golden Ticket" on your WA persona. Follor the directions on it to redeem the domus for the character of your choice.
                            • You can purchase a Domus and gift it to another player in the WA by simply giving them your Golden Ticket item.
                            Last edited by Tale; 02-16-2016, 04:11 PM.
                            Game Master Tale
                            Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. Philosophy is wondering if that means ketchup is actually a smoothie. Common Sense is knowing that no, ketchup is not a smoothie.

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                            • #15
                              March Madness

                              For the month of March the RP cost for attribute increases will be %25 off!
                              Game Master Sceadu

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