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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.

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.

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  • New LOL thread.

    I can share something funny that happend the other day.

    I spent another 1000 Rolepoints on Increasing attribute potentials. This time I meant to spend 5 on Endurance. However since I rushed thru the process and I did not verify my actions I instead of buying the points I thought I did I bought 5 points in Empathy.

    Apparantly honest misstakes like these are not easily reversed so it is doubtful I can get the Empathy points moved to Endurance.

    Even more fun is the fact that several people most likely think that my character needs the Empathy points more than the Endurace.
    Last edited by enger; 03-17-2014, 02:31 PM.
    Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say,
    abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.

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    We have decided to leave this thread open, but we would please ask that you review the rules outlined in http://forum.skotos.net/forum/our-ga...ration?t=73031 when posting here. We're all for sharing light-hearted funny stories and experiences you have within the game, and even without, but we would ask you to adhere to these guidelines when doing so.
    Game Master Sceadu

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    • #3
      That is actually kind of funny. Sounds like something I'd end up doing.
      "The heat come by and busted me for smilin' on a cloudy day..."

      Grateful Dead

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      • #4
        Originally posted by enger View Post
        Even more fun is the fact that several people most likely think that my character needs the Empathy points more than the Endurace.
        Why did I just imagine him in full armor browsing the 'self-help' section of the library and picking out books like 'Caring for Beginners' and 'How to Make Friends and Influence People'?'
        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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        • #5
          Originally posted by Vladmir View Post
          Why did I just imagine him in full armor browsing the 'self-help' section of the library and picking out books like 'Caring for Beginners' and 'How to Make Friends and Influence People'?'
          This is what came into my mind right when you said that.

          ------------

          How to Make Friends and Influence People

          by Culexus

          ----------------

          Originally posted by VinianQuartz
          HAIL CULEXUS

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Armataan View Post

            How to Make Friends and Influence People

            by Culexus

            ----------------
            You forgot the 'Banned in New Zealand and 16 other nations!' tagline.
            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
              the name being bigger than the title was really the big selling point.

              Originally posted by VinianQuartz
              HAIL CULEXUS

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Armataan View Post
                the name being bigger than the title was really the big selling point.
                Obviously, but a little more lead up to the presentation of the name would make it seem even larger.
                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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                • #9
                  sadly without a proper drum roll and trumpet fanfare it is hard to announce it right
                  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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                  • #10
                    Traevent bandits don't wear pants.

                    Just armor, a sack, and boots.

                    http://tinyurl.com/malb6h5
                    No time for this - there are artifacts to find!

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                    • #11
                      Same with the drunks in the alleys
                      Now you know how NPCs feel at least. They wake up one day, ready to live their lives - and then someone stabs them in the face.
                      - krisslanza

                      Noone cares. At all. Stop whining about it.
                      - a whiner

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Iosaerius View Post
                        Traevent bandits don't wear pants.

                        Just armor, a sack, and boots.

                        http://tinyurl.com/malb6h5
                        While that is definitely funny,

                        the picture above is of a man in a tunic. And that is what 90% of romans wore.

                        Pants didn't exist until the dark ages.

                        And the drunks in the alleys wear tunics. A tunic is a full piece of clothing. It is all you have to wear.

                        Cato the elder was famous for wearing JUST a toga (with no tunic) and it was scandalous because his old man balls were on display at various points through the day. But the rest of society just wore a tunic, with a toga being worn over it for fancy people.

                        Originally posted by VinianQuartz
                        HAIL CULEXUS

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                        • #13
                          look ped
                          Very accurate representations of all sorts of sea creatures have been painstakingly carved into the surface of the pedestal. On it, you see a brightly glowing orb.
                          say orb
                          You say, "Orb."
                          say ooorb
                          You say, "Ooorb."
                          say oooooorb
                          You say, "Oooooorb."
                          The ship continues its journey, the coastline vaguely distinguishable in the distance.
                          say oooooooooooooooooooooorb
                          You say, "Oooooooooooooooooooooorb."
                          say o
                          You say, "O."
                          say or
                          You say, "Or."
                          say orb
                          You say, "Orb."
                          say rb
                          You say, "Rb."
                          say b
                          You say, "B."
                          say O
                          You say, "O."
                          say r
                          You say, "R."
                          say b
                          You say, "B."
                          say orb
                          You say, "Orb."
                          look orb
                          As your gaze is drawn deep within the strange light emanating from within the brightly glowing orb, something in the back of your mind tingles.
                          You have just been awarded 5 role points.(She has severe problems. )


                          -------Being crazy does pay off. Heh.
                          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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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Armataan View Post
                            While that is definitely funny,

                            the picture above is of a man in a tunic. And that is what 90% of romans wore.

                            Pants didn't exist until the dark ages.

                            And the drunks in the alleys wear tunics. A tunic is a full piece of clothing. It is all you have to wear.

                            Cato the elder was famous for wearing JUST a toga (with no tunic) and it was scandalous because his old man balls were on display at various points through the day. But the rest of society just wore a tunic, with a toga being worn over it for fancy people.
                            I think pants did exist in this time period - it was just worn by barbarians and the like. I seem to recall Romans found the concept of pants quite barbaric, as a result. Although soldiers up on Haridan's Wall probably didn't care about barbarism when it came to staying warm...

                            If I remember right, I think the most popular idea of why barbarians had pants, and Romans didn't, was some barbarians were actually using horses a lot. Romans didn't really catch onto that whole horse thing for a long, long time.

                            Something like that.

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                            • #15
                              Turns out I am wrong anyways:

                              From Wikipedia:

                              Originally posted by Prehistory


                              There is some evidence, from figurative art, of trousers being worn in the Upper Paleolithic. An example are the figurines found at the Siberian sites of Mal'ta and Buret'.[4]
                              Originally posted by antiquity
                              Trousers first enter recorded history in the 6th century BC, with the appearance of horse-riding Iranian peoples in Greek ethnography. At this time, not only the Persians, but also allied Eastern and Central Asian peoples such as the Bactrians, Armenians, Tigraxauda Scythians and Xiongnu Hunnu, are known to have worn them.[5][6] Trousers are believed to have been worn by both sexes among these early users.[7]

                              The ancient Greeks used the term "ἀναξυρίδες" (anaxyrides) for the trousers worn by Eastern nations[8] and "σαράβαρα" (sarabara) for the loose trousers worn by the Scythians.[9] However, they did not wear trousers since they thought them ridiculous,[10][11] using the word "θύλακοι" (thulakoi), pl. of "θύλακος" (thulakos), "sack", as a slang term for the loose trousers of Persians and other orientals.[12]

                              Republican Rome viewed the draped clothing of Greek and Minoan (Cretan) culture as an emblem of civilization and disdained trousers as the mark of barbarians.[13] As the Empire expanded beyond the Mediterranean basin, however, the greater warmth provided by trousers led to their adoption.[14] Two types of trousers eventually saw widespread use in Rome: the Feminalia, which fit snugly and usually fell to knee or mid-calf length,[15] and the Braccae, a loose-fitting trouser that was closed at the ankles.[16] Both garments were adopted originally from the Celts of Europe, although later familiarity with the Persian Near East and the Teutons increased acceptance. Feminalia and Braccae both began use as military garments, spreading to civilian dress later, and were eventually made in a variety of materials including leather, wool, cotton and silk.[17]
                              Although the soldiers on the other side of Hadrian's wall wore Feminalia. Which were more like capris than pants.

                              And this wasn't funny. I'll be better about it in the future.

                              Originally posted by VinianQuartz
                              HAIL CULEXUS

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