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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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  • #76
    Originally posted by Ilkilyn View Post
    There are several non MVG bracers as well, likely custom made items though.
    Yeah I had "a pair" with another character, they functioned as a set of gloves and arm protection, but I'm sure those are lost in a bank account somewhere. There were probably so many different custom items that a GM decided to toss together it's ridiculous. I think my favorite of all time are the buckler knives and lantern necklaces though lol.

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    • #77
      Buckler knives? Wait, are those knives with a built in buckler or vice versa, or are they bucklers with a built in sheath to hold a knife?

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      • #78
        Originally posted by z_isom86
        Ilkilyn, you have to put the gloves on before and the armillus AFTER the manica. I don't know about bracers.

        Do we have a rough estimate of weight for that whole set of gear? Squamata I think is 14lbs?
        a pair of plain black leather breeches Less than a pound.
        some cracked black leather leggings missing multip Less than a pound.
        some leather leggings with silver gold stitching Less than a pound.
        a leather waistguard Approx. 4 lbs
        a lorica squamata Approx. 16 lbs
        a pristine white paenula clasped with a bronze bro Less than a pound.
        some leather thigh greaves Approx. 2 lbs
        some stiff leather pteryges Less than a pound.
        a leather arming jerkin Approx. 5 lbs
        a faded leather harness with leather shoulder pads Approx. 5 lbs
        a bronze phylax Approx. 5 lbs
        a left leather manica Less than a pound.
        some leather shoulder pteryges Approx. 2 lbs
        some shoulder guards Approx. 10 lbs
        a large sack made of rich linen Less than a pound.
        a right leather manica Less than a pound.
        a polished bronze-plated black leather helmet Approx. 2 lbs
        a blood-streaked iron frighthelm with a faceplate Approx. 13 lbs
        a bronze greave with deep slate blue enamel Approx. 3 lbs
        a bronze greave with deep slate blue enamel Approx. 3 lbs
        some pure white thick leather boots with gold stud Approx. 2 lbs


        Total Current Load: Approx. 80 lbs.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by Druceo View Post
          Buckler knives? Wait, are those knives with a built in buckler or vice versa, or are they bucklers with a built in sheath to hold a knife?
          They were bucklers that had a "hidden knife", you could use knife attacks while wielding it. Did tin knife damage, but that didn't matter since you had tin knife speed plus the ability to hold a lantern.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by lykatos View Post

            They were bucklers that had a "hidden knife", you could use knife attacks while wielding it. Did tin knife damage, but that didn't matter since you had tin knife speed plus the ability to hold a lantern.
            I think these actually use to spawn on steps rioters. They were all the rage back in the practice dummy days.
            Originally posted by MrSelfDestruct
            I thought it was just a rumor that it was all number-crunching and competitive training in a game with no logical endpoint since characters are ostensibly immortal and can always get better.

            You mean it's true?
            Originally posted by Phwoar
            Maybe I'm just becoming some tea-sipping hippy, or maybe I'm sour because my main uses cesti, but, why sacrifice a character idea for the sake of some hypothetical edge in some imagined combat situation in the distant future?
            Originally posted by Elowynn
            Rupert is like the Snowden champion of TEC.

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