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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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  • Kudos!

    Let's try this again.

    Give Kudo's to all those that catch your eye, with their rp.

    First on my list is WIER
    There is no point in arguing with an idiot. They will just drag you down to their level, and beat you with experience.

    Did you vote today?

    I can't spell. Don't you RP with me!

  • #2
    Avay, Wier, Shade. All from recent things.

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    • #3
      Setchun, Kierstaad, and Sentricy the angry Bible-thumper ("Ereal bless you.")
      To the pain means the first thing you will lose will be your feet below the ankles. Then your hands at the wrists. Next your nose. The next thing you will lose will be your left eye followed by your right. Your ears you keep and I'll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child in seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish. Every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out 'Dear god what is that thing?!', will echo in your perfect ears. That is what to the pain means. It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever.

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      • #4
        Yea, he was entertaining in the games. He fought well, too.
        Even if I wanted to slap the shit outta him.
        There is no point in arguing with an idiot. They will just drag you down to their level, and beat you with experience.

        Did you vote today?

        I can't spell. Don't you RP with me!

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        • #5
          I picked both Sanna and Danasei, characters whose players I don't necessarily get along with but whose attention to creating interesting and 3 dimensional characters has really impressed me at times. I'd be more specific with the praise, but Kaffeinaddikt would have a seizure.

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          • #6
            Thank you Abbot.
            This is the greatest signature ever.

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            • #7
              Zombie of Leafus
              Eddy: Mel Gibson is crazy
              Me: no s**t
              Me: what'd he do now?
              Eddy: I hope someday I'm gonna be rich enough to be bats**t crazy and have no one care
              Eddy: Maybe if I have sex with mel Gibson
              Eddy: I can blackmail him

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              • #8
                Consistency
                Sanna
                Seppoko
                Dumond
                Cyrillius
                Pleistan
                Wier
                Aestas
                Trisidius
                Aniste
                Eliurien
                Ghuan
                Seriahn
                Anigel
                Ibios

                Quirks/Humour
                Pleistan (button nose, accent)
                Ghuan (lol @ little people with big attitudes)
                Alamar (giggling legio)
                Iason (the little constable that never gives up!)
                Relevant to most forum threads.

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                • #9
                  I'm a huge fan of Andrew, Kierstaad, Sianna, Infiniti, and Raidian.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the kudos. I try to play each of my characters according to who they are instead of me, but it's hard sometimes. And people confuse me with my characters and vice versa all the time. In a lot of ways I wish I had some of their strengths and I am glad I don't have some of their weaknesses.

                    For my kudos, I am going to name a mixture of those I associate(d) closely with and those I don't/didn't.

                    I have always loved RP that uses TEC socials as well as free emotes. Two people who come to mind as particularly good at this don't play any more (although there are people still around who practice this a lot). Violeta's and Ailell's players were very good at this.

                    Dumond is a good example of a well role-played character that brings a sense of what the player is trying to convey when you are around him. I have also had conflicts with him (and other characters played by this player) and I have never felt manipulated into these conflicts.

                    Now I am just going to name some characters in no particular order I find well role-played:
                    Ibios
                    Seppoko
                    Arturio
                    Sianna
                    Diabolus
                    Adipus
                    Meletia
                    Danasei
                    Ghuan
                    Sinecus
                    Ansgar
                    Lingkius
                    Tridisius (so this totally breaks the predicition that we'd only post our friends...yesterday an incident between Trisidius, a pastry, and Ansgar had me giggling for a while)
                    Taci (as much as people claim to be annoyed by her, she's consistant and can be bitingly funny)
                    Leafus (sorry, but this character was hilarious and whether he deserved his death or not, the gameworld died a bit when he did)



                    There are others. I will just have to add them as they come to me.

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                    • #11
                      Seriahn
                      Sinecus
                      Dumond
                      Greezius
                      Lingkius
                      Cuculuinn
                      Alamar
                      Lusilla

                      And this one guy I can't for the life of me remember, newer to the game but was catching on great. I apologize to him for not remembering.
                      Vote GR
                      Vote GR
                      Originally posted by A Dwarf Engineer
                      Crossbows were good and fine, but nowadays, a gun is better - and if a gun is good, then an automated self-aiming gyro-mounted gun turret with a cyclic grenade feeder and napalm cannister is even better yet!

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                      • #12
                        Hmm... I can guarantee I'll leave 25 people out, but here goes...



                        There are 25 users currently connected but not visible on the list.
                        Synodia Lilius Hephaistion Serivex
                        Daemian Kenderaela Phoibe Thuvan
                        Lexim Eliurien Sentael Sparaticas
                        Jonadern Karsa Lasambra Anastisa
                        Ledoryn Yakkee Malezzerai Esabella
                        Nerwintok

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                        Jolee RaJean Blackwatch Screech
                        Eddy: Mel Gibson is crazy
                        Me: no s**t
                        Me: what'd he do now?
                        Eddy: I hope someday I'm gonna be rich enough to be bats**t crazy and have no one care
                        Eddy: Maybe if I have sex with mel Gibson
                        Eddy: I can blackmail him

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                        • #13
                          Dumond, Avena, Lilie, Kierstaad, Chalena, Chynara, Ledoryn, Wier (!), and Sanna.
                          Don't be fooled, Miri is a vegan.

                          Sicaslash: Parsnips are for girls.

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                          • #14
                            Cleburnus, Grendol, and Sarian

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                            • #15
                              Wier has been my favorite forever. :]

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