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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.

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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Outdoor Survival - Find Resource not finding anything

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  • Outdoor Survival - Find Resource not finding anything

    My char is level 11 in Outdoor Survival and 1 in Survival Foraging. Success role for <find resource> is 63. I've rolled at least 30 successful rolls above 63, in various locations around the coastal forest. Aside from one seashell and one branch, I have only seen the dreaded "After searching the area for a while, you find nothing useful".

    Are resources so hard to find? Or is the respawn rate for them just very slow?

    Edited: It is interesting that in the same location, <gather twigs> usually returns some results. I thought at the very least, <find resource> should return twigs too?

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    It's a very popular place near a trainer that often asks for things in that category, it's going to be depleted a lot. Try other places, explore a bit.

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    • #3
      Thanks. I had covered the breadth of that forest but will try my luck further afield.

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      • #4
        finding resources is really that hard.

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        • #5
          My char ventured to the forest outside Blackvine to try and find a less populated area. Succeeded in getting a vivid red line drawn across his neck by a man with a vicious smile! Probably a bit too far...

          Resources do seem hard to find. On some spots, I've gotten a "you find nothing useful", then succeeded in finding something a few tries later. Does the echo change when there are no resources left, like it does when finding saplings or firewood?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by theblueslate View Post
            My char ventured to the forest outside Blackvine to try and find a less populated area. Succeeded in getting a vivid red line drawn across his neck by a man with a vicious smile! Probably a bit too far...

            Resources do seem hard to find. On some spots, I've gotten a "you find nothing useful", then succeeded in finding something a few tries later. Does the echo change when there are no resources left, like it does when finding saplings or firewood?
            I can't verify that.

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            • #7
              My outdoors character has a 1 success for Find Resources and he still has issue finding items. Usually he only finds on rolls that are rather high.
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              • #8
                Maybe an echo when resources in an area are depleted might be useful, so we know when to stop looking?

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                • #9
                  To my knowledge it is never fully depleted. Basically there will be a certain number of certain things (like branches), then you're going to find a base item (twigs in woods, grasshoppers in grasslands, etc.) the rest of the time. Seems like ranks also help, but I can't really confirm this.

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                  • #10
                    I have someone proficient in foraging and I can tell you that he has trouble finding items times. Don't fret, just keep at it.
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                    • #11
                      Yeah finding useful resources can be a pain in the arse sometimes. Gathering twigs has its own command, so would be nice if it was off of the find resources search in my opinion.
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