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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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  • Patrician PCs

    Are there still Patrician PCs in the game? Is there any chance of more ever being created? Or a way for citizen PCs to increase their social standing? Purchase property and businesses with regular income, etc?
    Don't tread on me.

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    Most of them quit, there was little for them to do and when they tried to do things there were complaints and intervention.

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    • #3
      in order. Yes, no, no, yes.

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      • #4
        There was a bunch of amazing Patricans, and them some who I wanted to stab in the face, Laphus's player to me played the ultimate villian, and on the other hand Talinus the guy who just disppeared was a hands on hero of the republic, back then I hated the concept of patty's because it was auto im supposed to be important because i paid rp's and had no actual merit involved. Now if there was some just doing anything it would help the GM's. We had a steward who was killing it on the games, did some fun stuff but i think they might have got burnt out
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Kered View Post
          ...some who I wanted to stab in the face...
          I mean, you do remember subjecting everyone to your DOOT!ing don't you? Not everyone found it amusing, especially months down the line. Just saying, you might want to cut people some slack and not stab them in the face?
          Originally posted by Kered
          kill off Kered, thats the entire point of a role playing game


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          • #6
            Originally posted by A hooded bloak. View Post

            I mean, you do remember subjecting everyone to your DOOT!ing don't you? Not everyone found it amusing, especially months down the line. Just saying, you might want to cut people some slack and not stab them in the face?
            This is Iridine - everyone annoys someone!

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            • #7
              mean, you do remember subjecting everyone to your DOOT!ing don't you? Not everyone found it amusing, especially months down the line. Just saying, you might want to cut people some slack and not stab them in the face?

              Stabbing in the face was direct reaction to in game actions, regardless if they found any action regarding dooting or not. There was some patty's at the time whom were just evil, so a stab to the face is needed. I don't deny that Kered's personality doesn't rub alot of people the right way, found it offensive or annoying and probelly wanted to kill off Kered, thats the entire point of a role playing game.
              Have fun in there
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kered View Post
                kill off Kered, thats the entire point of a role playing game
                Originally posted by Kered
                kill off Kered, thats the entire point of a role playing game


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                • #9
                  Good quote missing half of it, but enjoy !
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