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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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  • The Crit of the day!

    Soren picks up an onion.
    Soren throws an onion at you! Your rough leather studded ptergyes absorb the blow.
    Soren exclaims to you, "I win!"
    Soren jumps up and down!
    Soren jumps up and down!
    You pick up an onion.
    [success, 46 roll, 94] You throw an onion at Soren. An onion connects with a satisfying *THUNK*. Critical Hit! Strong Strike to Soren's chest, forces him into a poorly balanced parry!
    You exclaim to Soren, "I win!"
    You jump up and down.
    You jump up and down.



    I think I just forgot something...

    I'm trying to decide if I want lunch or dinner. That's enough for me right now.

  • #2
    LMAO ya jerk. Gave me a bruise to the chest that did! And knocked me into a defensive stance...
    I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
    Steven Hawkings

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    • #3
      That's funny

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      • #4
        Soren's so funny.

        Almost miss him.... almost.

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        • #5
          I didn't think I'd be posting here again, at least not this soon. But here it is. The crit of the day:

          Lilith takes a short whip.
          Lilith wields a short whip in her right hand.
          You say to Lilith, "We can go back, sun won't be up by the time we get there."
          A pod beetle begins to move toward you.
          A pod beetle stops next to you.
          A pod beetle tries to bite you, but misses.
          [Success: 62 Roll: 86]Lilith brings her arm forward, back and forward again, lashing her short whip across you viciously! Critical Hit! You can't help but grimace as your hand gets cut! You suffer a shallow cut to your neck.
          A pod beetle tries to bite you, but misses.
          You blink.
          Lilith blinks.
          Lilith says, "Oh dear.."
          You say to Lilith, "You gonna patch me up now?"
          You bat your eyelashes at Lilith.



          I think I just forgot something...

          I'm trying to decide if I want lunch or dinner. That's enough for me right now.

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          • #6
            [Success: 45, Roll: 79] Sliding both hands near the haft of your iron trident, you swing the whole haft forward, striking Arachne! She suffers a fracture to her neck.
            You say, "I knew spider hunting with you was a bad idea."
            ------------------------------------------------
            'A man in a black hooded cape responds from afar, "What's up?"'
            'Scott responds from afar, "NP"'
            'Scott responds from afar, "You can share the poop with me too."'
            'Scott responds from afar, "Idjit."'
            'Bruce responds from afar, "Would you drop that bush, please?"'
            'Testudo responds from afar, "What exactly is a 'magical' berry?"'
            'Bactrian responds from afar, "Well that's freakish."'
            'You sit down in a recliner covered in SirLocke's pants.'
            'You are holding Bruce in both hands.'
            'You are holding Bruce in your arms.'
            'Jenn responds from afar, "roflmao"'
            'Japes says, "What? No one's found the holy grail and the magical sword of the worm temple yet? Wow."'
            'Japes says, "Oops. Shouldn't mention anything."'
            'Japes says to you, "Sorry, PK tickets aren't available on buildings."'
            'Jenn responds from afar, "Stop trying to aim weapon catch, you silly man."'
            -Within these forums rest my legacy-
            There's no "I" in "team," but there is in "winner."
            In Loving Memory... 11/27/05-12/01/05
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            • #7
              [Success: 5, Roll: 95] You shoot a barbed arrow at a leech snake and hit with a satisfying THUNK! Critical Hit! Fierce strike to the neck. Blood flows. The attack pins a leech snake to the ground.
              Spectatum veniunt, veniunt spectentur ut ipsae.

              -- Ovid

              <Iason thinks aloud: HELP!>

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              • #8
                Attendants drag the wounded body of a gladiator off to be tended to.
                [Success 28; Roll 99] Irelius jabs at a gladiator with a swift punch using his bronze cestus! Critical Hit! Vicious stab to a gladiators' head!

                If I'm not mistaken, that's the echo you'd get from crit-killing a gladiator? If so... le swoon.
                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
                  I don't think so. That just looked like an animal/prone human crit. He was dragged off before, so he probably fell unconcious at the same time you entered your command, and wasn't dragged off before the execution of the attack.
                  Relevant to most forum threads.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Blackening
                    I don't think so. That just looked like an animal/prone human crit. He was dragged off before, so he probably fell unconcious at the same time you entered your command, and wasn't dragged off before the execution of the attack.
                    It's not a prone/creature crit, though. Vicious isn't one of the adjectives used in them.
                    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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                    • #11
                      Thanks.
                      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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                      • #12
                        Vicious isn't one of the adjectives used in them.
                        Actually, it is. I've got it.

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                        • #13
                          Hrm. That's weird. I've only gotten Shocking, Impressive, Firm, Damaging, Light, and a couple of others.

                          Huisden posted it in here somewhere, I'll look for it.
                          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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                          • #14
                            Yes, you killed him. Just you can't loot Gladiators and so forth, so it drags them away as you 'kill them'. Happened to me before. Just like they'd get dragged when they get knocked out, they get dragged if they're crit killed.

                            Just the dragging happens like you might see..

                            A gladiator is stunned.
                            <insert crit here>

                            A woman in a shiny boison helmet with an absurdly tall dome says to a ram in Cineran, "Oh yes, hit me now, you bad bad bad sheep."
                            A woman in a shiny boison helmet with an absurdly tall dome is stunned.
                            A ram bumps roughly into a woman in a shiny boison helmet with an absurdly tall dome with its head!.


                            “Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer... because it teaches you how to think.” - Steve Jobs

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                            • #15
                              Critical Hit! Your iron cestus slices deeply into a thugs abdomen, disgorging blood!


                              something like that. Was definitely fun when he was severely bleeding.
                              The Angry Gladiator of Altene and King of Iron Fists - Kelve Kein'ei

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