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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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    After running courses, I spent No rolepoints at all...

    Name: Pilfer Tsifnori Homeland : Parcines
    Marital Status: Single
    Citizenship Status: Foreigner
    Popularity: 0
     
    Age: 16
     
    Physical Characteristics
     
    Height: 6' 5" Weight: 254 lbs. Handed: Right
    Eyes: forest green Hair: bald Complexion: swarthy
     
    Health Points: 168/168 Fatigue: 100% State: conscious
     
    Load: 2 lbs.
    Encumbrance: You are bearing no load to speak of.
     
    Position: laying
     
    Attributes:
    Agility: slightly above average Appearance: slightly below average
    Charisma: below average Dexterity: above average
    Empathy: slightly below average Endurance: great
    Judgement: fairly good Memory: very good
    Perception: exceptional Reasoning: very good
    Speed: average Strength: great
    Willpower: very good

    Parcines battle cry,
    Night vision
    Adrenaline Rush

  • #2
    Not bad for spending no rolepoints

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    • #3
      My new bandit version 9.1

      Name: xxx Homeland : Altene
      Marital Status: Single
      Citizenship Status: Foreigner
      Popularity: 0

      Age: 16

      Physical Characteristics

      Height: 6' 4" Weight: 235 lbs. Handed: Right
      Eyes: azure Hair: blonde Complexion: tan

      Health Points: 158/158 Fatigue: 100% State: conscious

      Load: 8 lbs.
      Encumbrance: You are bearing no load to speak of.

      Position: standing

      Attributes:
      Agility: fairly good Appearance: average
      Charisma: very poor Dexterity: very good
      Empathy: below average Endurance: very good
      Judgement: above average Memory: fairly good
      Perception: very good Reasoning: fairly good
      Speed: slightly above average Strength: good
      Willpower: fairly good
      Originally posted by urek23
      On a scale from spawning-monsters-is-an-event to three-armors-fit-in-a-sack-on-purpose, how useless am I?

      Fixed12345

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      • #4
        Those are nice, how did you roll them?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jkidd View Post
          My new bandit version 9.1

          Name: xxx Homeland : Altene
          Marital Status: Single
          Citizenship Status: Foreigner
          Popularity: 0

          Age: 16

          Physical Characteristics

          Height: 6' 4" Weight: 235 lbs. Handed: Right
          Eyes: azure Hair: blonde Complexion: tan

          Health Points: 158/158 Fatigue: 100% State: conscious

          Load: 8 lbs.
          Encumbrance: You are bearing no load to speak of.

          Position: standing

          Attributes:
          Agility: fairly good Appearance: average
          Charisma: very poor Dexterity: very good
          Empathy: below average Endurance: very good
          Judgement: above average Memory: fairly good
          Perception: very good Reasoning: fairly good
          Speed: slightly above average Strength: good
          Willpower: fairly good
          Nice. Can't wait to add him to the garden.

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          • #6

            Decided to roll a bandit as well!
            Attributes: Agility: very good Appearance: average Charisma: very poor Dexterity: very good Empathy: poor Endurance: average Judgement: fairly good Memory: above average Perception: fairly good Reasoning: slightly above average Speed: average Strength: good Willpower: slightly above average

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            • #7
              Bandits'r'us now accepting new recruits. I have one ready to start.
              .

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              • #8
                I'm taking requests for non bandits, I mean who doesnt want to be Traevant, cause you know, serious I could use some recruits
                The Brotherhood of Traevant-Medivh Server

                Traevant Militia First Speaker

                Jerkface

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                • #9
                  I have a bandit character ready, though he's pretty new, almost 100 in his attacks but CMs and shields is weak.... Private Message me or something to get me involved in your bandit roleplaying schemes.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kered View Post
                    I'm taking requests for non bandits, I mean who doesnt want to be Traevant, cause you know, serious I could use some recruits
                    Sounds like an opportunity for bandits to infiltrate and take down the TM.
                    Originally posted by urek23
                    On a scale from spawning-monsters-is-an-event to three-armors-fit-in-a-sack-on-purpose, how useless am I?

                    Fixed12345

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jkidd View Post

                      Sounds like an opportunity for bandits to infiltrate and take down the TM.
                      im down for that
                      Slyteavisius says to Canadadry, "Did someone beat you while explaining how the Beatles were too emo for them or something?"

                      Rupert1 cheats, "Jeans are too loud. Nothing says stealth like light white cotton and sunflowers."

                      Originally Posted by urek23
                      Rules only apply to specific people, something everyone that plays will learn very shortly after they start.

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                      • #12
                        Xeni character was a fun fight... I created a newbie Island bandit.... lol... i fought him and landed some good hits, most of the people out there have beat me though.. Xeni beat me... also..

                        But yea nice crits i landed..

                        Success: 5, Roll: 96] You take a step back. You grip your blade tightly and
                        begin a spinning motion, slashing at Xeni. You successfully twirl your entire
                        body, striking twice! Critical Hit! Your knife creates a nasty gash to Xeni's
                        waist and a trail of blood flows down his legs. He suffers a shallow cut to his
                        waist.

                        Success: 5, Roll: 99] You slash horizontally at Xeni with the tip of your
                        knife. Critical Hit! Your knife slams into Xeni's hip, forcing him to struggle
                        in order to stay on his feet!

                        Success: 49, Roll: 62] You tightly grip your knife. Stepping towards Xeni, you
                        then lunge a stab at him and strike! Critical Hit! Your knife slices into
                        Xeni, who steps backward, clutching his waist, as blood begins to trickle.

                        Xeni is stunned!
                        [Success: 5, Roll: 60] You tightly grip your knife. Stepping towards Xeni, you
                        then lunge a stab at him and strike! Critical Hit! Deftly, you slice the thigh
                        of Xeni, drops of blood mark the ground.

                        [Success: 5, Roll: 74] You tightly grip your knife. Stepping towards Xeni, you
                        then lunge a stab at him and strike. You then move your rear foot forward and
                        pivot on it, spinning your whole body as your knife with an etched blade cuts
                        across Xeni in a follow-up slash! Critical Hit! Your brutal slash to the left
                        thigh cuts deep into bone and sinew. Xeni's scuffed lorica hamata with bent
                        links absorbs the impact of the blow.

                        [Success: 5, Roll: 64] You tightly grip your knife. Stepping towards Xeni, you
                        then lunge a stab at him and strike! Critical Hit! Xeni turns away from the
                        attack, but too late, as your slash catches his trailing leg, and knocks him
                        down.

                        Xeni stands up.
                        Xeni's left thigh slowly oozes blood.
                        You slip into unconsciousness.
                        You are no longer busy.
                        You must be wielding a weapon to attack.
                        Xeni says to you, "Sorry it had to end this way."
                        Xeni begins to retreat.


                        But i lost as you can see.... those crits are few and far between, i just copy/pasted them out of context.... and i ended up getting beaten by him, lol. I lost in the end.

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                        • #13
                          unspoken rule, one doesn't include names of characters in forum posts like that.

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