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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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  • #46
    Originally posted by Atilu View Post
    Where are the Auxilii? I get that we don't have many new players, but does this org have to be so woefully inactive? I don't expect character reinstatement, but some kind of presence, even if it's just for show (no new players), would be refreshing.
    You have to take into account the help that aux-chat provides. A lot of OOC questions get answered, and you wouldn't ever know it unless you have access to the channel.

    However, I will make a greater effort to @aux at the bench, old school style. At least when there is a blue on the who.
    "I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world," Robert Frost

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    • #47
      In my opinion, and ignoring personal dislikes for how Raidian ran the org (because it's just personal stylistic bias), I feel that the auxilii was crippled by a severe shift in GM treatment of the membership of the org and by constant aggressive oversight that strangled the ability to properly help customers which has continued to the present day. This change also effected the trustee system. Feeling 'afraid' to answer questions that come in on aux chat because the last 12+ times you have answered those questions, a gm has yelled at you about it, really does nothing for the game. And it is STILL happening.

      Having characters that were members for 4+ years (and in my case, a primus for 2+) who were in good standing with flawless records be blown off by the standing primus when they ask to rejoin is also awesome.

      Originally posted by VinianQuartz
      HAIL CULEXUS

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      • #48
        So, basically another hole in the ship? Color me surprised.
        I'm on Santa's naughty list, now.

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        • #49
          Thank you for trolling by, I believe this thread is for questions and answers I almost fell to the negativity to reply instead I ask we do not prove we can take it down negative roads and we keep it focused on assisting new people.
          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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          • #50
            Just one and done

            Armataan loves to correct people, and I have no beef with that whatsoever as I find it helpful myself. BUT, you spelled -effected- instead of -affected-. Flame away.
            "...only you can prevent forest fires" The Legendary Smokey the Bear

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            • #51
              Yes I did. Thank you for pointing that out. I doubt you realize how painful it is for me to find out I have been consistently misspelling something for decades. Though that particular one may be chalkable to being tired.

              And Talax, I really don't think my reply was too far off topic, or for that matter in any way 'trolling' the thread. But sorry it offended you.

              Originally posted by VinianQuartz
              HAIL CULEXUS

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Armataan View Post

                Having characters that were members for 4+ years (and in my case, a primus for 2+) who were in good standing with flawless records be blown off by the standing primus when they ask to rejoin is also awesome.
                If I'm the standing Primus you're referring to, please message me. This is definitely not my view of what happened.

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                • #53
                  Can you all point me to a thread about the advanced emotes? Adding targets to speech and "flavoring it". I see lusa taking advantage of it. If someone wanted to PM me I would take lessons in the WA.

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                  • #54
                    It should be made well known anyway.


                    @ allows you to add your name anywhere in an emote instead of just at the beginning.

                    Example-
                    :Glancing up from his book, @ glances around with a look of disgust.
                    Glancing up from his book, Telvanni glances around with a look of disgust.


                    Putting a name in <>s will allow you to direct your emotes. Note that it works on objects, with shorthand and is limited to one per emote line.
                    This will also fail to work if the person/object is no longer in the room.
                    (PS: Most objects already use the word 'a' as a part of their shorthand description.)

                    Example-
                    :grabs <Itsarka> by the arm.
                    (You see) Telvanni grabs you by the arm.
                    (Others see) Telvanni grabs Itsarka by the arm.


                    To add a possessive, add +P after the name inside of the emote.

                    Example-
                    :grabs <Itsarka+P> arm.
                    (You see) Telvanni grabs your arm.
                    (Other see) Telvanni grabs Itsarka's arm.


                    And you can combine these together.

                    Example-
                    :Glancing up from his book, @ glances at <Itsarka> with a look of disgust.
                    (You see) Glancing up from his book, Telvanni glances at you with a look of disgust.
                    (Others see) Glancing up from his book, Telvanni glances at Itsarka with a look of disgust.
                    Flamboyant

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                    • #55
                      Why are you looking at me like that?
                      Thanks.

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                      • #56
                        Where's Irine? :c

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                        • #57
                          Why can't you join the Aux OOCly to help people with the Aux Channel only?
                          Argued with GM Tale on forums.
                          Character wakes up with 2hp and 2 fatigue, mangled face.
                          Skotos didn't care.

                          Originally posted by Elowynn
                          It's not a good sign if glenh makes more sense than you, L.
                          Originally posted by Tale
                          My apologies to Glenh.

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                          • #58
                            Due to the lack of IG Roleplaying and duty time, I can't see that very minimally used option to be coming into play anytime soon. The org is essentially an IG org, with OOC mechanical assistance for Newcomers/Players. A few have focused too heavily on the OOC means, and the IG is being effected by that. A positive move towards getting IG connections to the auxilii to become a member would only benefit the new players and game world, including the org as a whole.
                            Constable Lieutenant, Station I
                            Founder of Diamond Eye trading company.

                            <Aux-chat> Scolve: Like the difference between "if (cheese is 'smelly)" vs "if (fromage is 'has_odeur)"

                            A fellow player has given you Kudos! Reason: "Beacuse I cant even PP when youre online without being nervous as f@#$."

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                            • #59
                              Can there be a prompt when you delete a character to transfer your items to the Aux donation bin?
                              No time for this - there are artifacts to find!

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Vinian Quartz View Post
                                Due to the lack of IG Roleplaying and duty time, I can't see that very minimally used option to be coming into play anytime soon. The org is essentially an IG org, with OOC mechanical assistance for Newcomers/Players. A few have focused too heavily on the OOC means, and the IG is being effected by that. A positive move towards getting IG connections to the auxilii to become a member would only benefit the new players and game world, including the org as a whole.
                                It was more to share my knowledge and help people with general FAQ type questions. There characters may not require or RP towards asking people for help and so may need a hand getting an answer. I use AUX channel every now and then for mechanics questions - how do you free, how do you 1 hand wield, etc etc.
                                Argued with GM Tale on forums.
                                Character wakes up with 2hp and 2 fatigue, mangled face.
                                Skotos didn't care.

                                Originally posted by Elowynn
                                It's not a good sign if glenh makes more sense than you, L.
                                Originally posted by Tale
                                My apologies to Glenh.

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