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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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  • Attendants drag the wounded body of the gladiator off of the arena floor to be
    tended to.
    [Success: 5, Roll: 53] Tilting your Iridine wall shield on a vertical axis, you
    make a sudden stab at a gladiator with your boison gladius! Critical
    Hit!The thrust drives straight through a gladiator's throat, forcing
    him to choke on your boison gladius before he dies!

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    • [Success: 5, Roll: 78] You lift the tip your two-handed boison axe and turn, making a swift downwards diagonal chop at a lean brute! Critical Hit! Excruciating cut to the left shoulder. The attack sheds blood!
      ...
      Blood gushes from a lean brute's left shoulder He is bleeding badly!

      I see spurting and bleeding freely fairly often but not gushing

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      • A brown-haired man with a vicious smile is stunned!
        [Success: 5, Roll: 94] Stabbing a brown-haired man with a vicious smile suddenly with your boison gladius, you draw your arm back halfway and cut across with a follow-up slash! Critical Hit! A strike to the arm pierces flesh but is deflected off bone. a brown-haired man with a vicious smile winces as his elbow is smashed by your strike.

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        • Not crits but...

          Strength: inhuman

          [Success: 6, Roll: 24] You lift your two-handed boison axe high above your
          head, holding it at the base of the haft with both hands, before leaning
          forward and directing a heavy chop at a gladiator! She suffers a devastating
          cut to her neck.

          [Success: 5, Roll: 75] Shifting your grip on your two-handed boison axe apart,
          you swat downward at a gladiator with the head! He suffers a fracture to his
          neck.

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          • Thanks for posting in the crit of the day, without posting a crit. Also there's no more strength: inhuman.

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            • I didn't think it'd be worth creating a thread "Non crit hit of the day". Also yes, yes there is inhuman.

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              • Originally posted by ArchMagi View Post
                Thanks for posting in the crit of the day, without posting a crit. Also there's no more strength: inhuman.
                From: http://eternal-city.wikidot.com/stats
                "From worst to greatest, attribute adjectives are: Abysmal, Very Poor, Poor, Below Average, Slightly Below Average, Average, Slightly Above Average, Above Average, Fairly Good, Good, Very Good, Great, Exceptional, Outstanding, Remarkable, Extraordinary, Phenomenal, Incredible and Inhuman."
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                • ok, so I was mistaken, that's a LOT of levels over 200.

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                  • Originally posted by Cecil78
                    I think every 5 points changes the name over 200? my best guess anyways from what I have been able to test.
                    Actually it seems to be:


                    101-110 - Average
                    111-120 - Slightly Above Average
                    121-130 - Above Average
                    131-140 - Fairly Good
                    141-150 - Good
                    151-165 - Very Good
                    166-180 - Great
                    181-190 - Exceptional
                    191-200 - Outstanding
                    201-210 - Remarkable
                    211-220 - Extraordinary
                    221-230 - Phenomenal
                    231-~245 - Incredible
                    ~245+ - Inhuman

                    Unfortunately I don't know exactly where my strength is, but I know it goes from Phenom to Inhuman with the candy, so Incredible cant be more than a 15 point span really. Also I could be off on these, but I -believe- these are the points I passed each word level

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                    • CRIT KILLL!!!!!

                      Attendants drag the wounded body of the gladiator off of the arena floor to be
                      tended to.
                      [Success: 95, Roll: 98] Stepping slightly to the side, you bring your knotted
                      walking staff down in a forward spin and unleash several rapid strikes aimed at
                      a gladiator! Critical Hit!Your knotted walking staff hits home on the side of
                      a gladiator's head, crushing his skull inward. Bone-shattering blow to a
                      gladiator's arm leaves it hanging limply at his side! He suffers a bruise to
                      his right hand.
                      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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                      • Originally posted by mikeand View Post
                        CRIT KILLL!!!!!

                        Attendants drag the dead body of the gladiator off of the arena floor to be
                        tended to.
                        [Success: 95, Roll: 98] Stepping slightly to the side, you bring your knotted
                        walking staff down in a forward spin and unleash several rapid strikes aimed at
                        a gladiator! Critical Hit! Your knotted walking staff hits home on the side of
                        a gladiator's head, crushing his skull inward. Bone-shattering blow to a
                        gladiator's arm leaves it hanging limply at his side! He suffers a bruise to
                        his right hand.
                        Fixed it for you.
                        Originally posted by Kered
                        kill off Kered, thats the entire point of a role playing game


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                        • Attendants drag the wounded body of the gladiator off of the arena floor to be tended to.
                          [Success: 5, Roll: 86] You lift your back leg up, perpendicular to a gladiator, then bring around your knee, hammering her with the entire weight of your body! Critical Hit! Devastating strike to a gladiator's chest, causing the heart to explode!

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                          • [Success: 5, Roll: 87] Tightly gripping your bone knife, you make a quick underhand stab aimed at a gladiator! Critical Hit! An explosive drive from your bone knife pushes through a gladiator's chest and opens a gladiator's heart.

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                            • Attendants drag the wounded body of the gladiator off of the arena floor to be tended to.
                              [Success: 5, Roll: 89] Tightly gripping your bone knife, you make a quick
                              underhand stab aimed at a gladiator! Critical Hit! With surprising force, you
                              strike deep into the chest of a gladiator who gasps as his lung collapses.

                              Attendants drag the wounded body of the gladiator off of the arena floor to be tended to.
                              [Success: 5, Roll: 98] Tightly gripping your bone knife, you make a quick
                              underhand stab aimed at a gladiator! Critical Hit! The bone knife pierces
                              cleanly through the chest, its tip popping out the other side! a gladiator
                              slumps to the ground, lifeless.

                              Attendants drag the wounded body of the gladiator off of the arena floor to be tended to.
                              [Success: 5, Roll: 96] Tightly gripping your boison dagger, you make a quick
                              underhand stab aimed at a gladiator! Critical Hit! With a sickly 'squelch',
                              the boison dagger penetrates a gladiator's chest, the tip striking his spine.
                              With blood dribbling from the mouth, he falls over.

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                              • Attendants drag the wounded body of the gladiator off of the arena floor to be tended to.
                                [Success: 5, Roll: 99] Tightly gripping your bone knife, you make a quick
                                underhand stab aimed at a gladiator! Critical Hit! a gladiator's eyes open
                                wide, then go blank, as the strike passes through his heart.
                                

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