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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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When Woodsmen Meet!--a short TEC fanfic.

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  • When Woodsmen Meet!--a short TEC fanfic.

    The scene: A idyllic section of oak forest atop a craggy hill. A single, weathered looking man sits in the center of this stretch of woods, fashioning torches while his campfire crackles nearby. Suddenly, the brush crackles, and a similar-looking fellow emerges from the foilage.

    Woodsman #1: Your spot?

    Woodsman #2: Usually. No big deal. Mind if I work here?

    Woodsman #1: Nah.

    Two and a half hours of torch-making, sapling gathering, etc.

    Woodsman #1: Hungry? Got some fish...

    Woodsman #2: Nah, thanks though.

    Two and a half hours of torch-making, sapling gathering, etc.

    Woodsman #1 (standing up): Nice working with ya'.

    Woodsman #2 (nodding): Yup. See ya' later.

    Woodsman #1 wanders off

    THE END
    Originally posted by Mast3rmind
    Celtor and Vladmir combined are like the Legion of Doom. Or maybe the wondertwins, although I'd be worried if Celtor was as furry as Vladmir. *nods sagely*
    Xianna exclaims to you, "And even when unconscious you still attract beautiful women, you lecher!"
    Ravenlark pats you.
    Ravenlark says to you, "I promise not to abuse you in your sleep. Much."

  • #2
    Oh, lordy, Vlad. That's so accurate it's funny. Could it be that you had yourself and Ebon in mind when you wrote it? *snicker*
    "There will be no living with her after this." -Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean

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    • #3
      *giggles and grins knowingly*

      This is why outdoorsmen guilds never work.
      I went to a 7-11 and asked the clerk for five dollars worth of gas. She farted and handed me a receipt.

      Originally posted by kamikazehiker
      Or. . .
      We can all acknowledge that Jolee is right, get over it, and shut up.

      A thief burst into a Florida bank one day wearing a ski mask and carrying a gun. Aiming his gun at the guard, the thief yelled, "FREEZE, MOTHER-STICKERS, THIS IS A ****-UP!"

      Unwary: "Jolee rocks!"

      "Of course she does, she's related to me. "

      -Firetear

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      • #4
        Wait!

        I thought you said fiction!
        Shade


        Never attribute exact words like frankness to a species which might not value it.
        --Hilfy Chanur

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        • #5
          That should be a best seller. It brought a tear to my eye. *sniffle*

          Well it kinda makes sense RP-wise, when you think about it. If you live in the woods, you're either a bandit or an outdoorsman. If you're a bandit, you live there so you don't get arrested and so you can sneak up on people. If you're an outdoorsman, you do it because you like being alone in nature and you make torches and such.

          That's how I see it, anyway.
          Everyone that plays TEC is nuts.

          Meh. Meh, I say!

          Mordas says to you, "Quit stealing."
          You say to Mordas, "Okay."

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          • #6
            Oh, it makes perfect sense RP wise, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Just amazes me how...consistent, this scene is.
            Originally posted by Mast3rmind
            Celtor and Vladmir combined are like the Legion of Doom. Or maybe the wondertwins, although I'd be worried if Celtor was as furry as Vladmir. *nods sagely*
            Xianna exclaims to you, "And even when unconscious you still attract beautiful women, you lecher!"
            Ravenlark pats you.
            Ravenlark says to you, "I promise not to abuse you in your sleep. Much."

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            • #7
              Bumping this for a new woodsman.
              Originally posted by Mast3rmind
              Celtor and Vladmir combined are like the Legion of Doom. Or maybe the wondertwins, although I'd be worried if Celtor was as furry as Vladmir. *nods sagely*
              Xianna exclaims to you, "And even when unconscious you still attract beautiful women, you lecher!"
              Ravenlark pats you.
              Ravenlark says to you, "I promise not to abuse you in your sleep. Much."

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              • #8
                *cackles*

                Don't forget part two. 'Two Trappers in the Night'

                *snicker* That should be fun.
                Go here. Y'know you want to.

                "I'm the hand up Mona Lisa's skirt. I'm a surprise, Kevin. They never see me comin'." - Al Pacino, The Devil's Advocate

                It's scientific fact that intelligence is directly proportional to the number of idiots you piss off.
                Originally posted by Japes
                To quote Bruce, "Ego sum rex Romanus, et super gramattica."

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                • #9
                  *bump*
                  Originally posted by Mast3rmind
                  Celtor and Vladmir combined are like the Legion of Doom. Or maybe the wondertwins, although I'd be worried if Celtor was as furry as Vladmir. *nods sagely*
                  Xianna exclaims to you, "And even when unconscious you still attract beautiful women, you lecher!"
                  Ravenlark pats you.
                  Ravenlark says to you, "I promise not to abuse you in your sleep. Much."

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                  • #10
                    Hunter 1 dismantles a snare and sets a snare. Hunter 2 falls into it and gets stunned. Hunter 1 laughs.

                    Hunter 2 dismantles and places a snare. Hunter 1 falls into it and gets stunned. Hunter 2 winks and laughs back.

                    Repeat this cycles for an hour and a half.
                    Back to Expat Living...but not to a war zone area

                    _//*ll^ll*\\_

                    Sceadu responds from afar, "I'm going to test something on you if you don't mind. "
                    Sceadu responds from afar, "What just happened? Anything?"

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                    • #11
                      TEC Forums needs a down vote button
                      Tale responds from afar, "Decided to give out t-shirts to all the people I murder. Three so far. This way you can all say, "Tale murdered me! .....and all I got was this stupid t-shirt!!""

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