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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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Comatose (How to get out of it?)

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  • Comatose (How to get out of it?)

    How do you get out of comatose? Back in the old days, you could use a LUCK! Point and if you were in the ward, and used a LUCK! point, it would make you wake up.

    This time, i was in the ward, and I used a luck point! And it said, "My miraculous twist of fate," WHICH WASTED MY LUCK POINT! Because, I was already admitted to the ward, and all that luck point did, was admit me to the ward again, wasting a luck point!

    So, I don't understand how to wake up from comatose anymore, because being admitted, if you use a luckpoint, it only WASTES THEM, and makes you admit yourself again, again again, again, no matter how many you use, it admits you to the ward again, so I lost out on RP'S and lost out on LUCK POINTS by wasting them, trying to wake up from comatose.

    Annoying new mechanic, really....

  • #2
    As far as I'm aware you're incorrect. It never ended the coma early, but would get you to a coma ward where you would recover.

    The way to get out of it is one of the following:
    1. Wait 48 hours.
    2. Luckily have a player acolyte notice you and perform the correct ritual.

    Also, this is one of the things that's pretty easily found. Try
    Code:
    ?coma
    , and it'll tell you this. It'll also tell you about
    Code:
    @coma-time
    .
    Last edited by ToothlessRebel; 08-09-2017, 08:14 PM. Reason: Add in the obvious.

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    • #3
      Ok, I guess I was wrong... I just dont' remember it ever taking 48 hours... from back in like year 2000 and before that.... I thought you could LUCK out of it.

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      • #4
        Don't be alarmed when your character is all screwy upon waking either. There is a coma sickness time that is roughly equivalent to the amount of time the character was comatose. It can be pretty severe, lack of strength (like you can't carry more than 10-15 pounds at first) and the loss of the ability to think or hear thoughts.

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        • #5
          You most certainly used to be able to use a Luck! point to recover from a coma. That was changed some time back. Unfortunately as well, since you used multiple luck points you will have to coordinate with a GM to get your items back. The first luck! would bring you there with your stuff. Now that you used another luck! point when you were naked it's going to register that as you having no gear/items. So when you ask for your stuff you will get nothing back. Be cautious and I'd send a GM a message now rather than later.

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          • #6
            You can either wait it out, or stay logged in, and an acolyte from bright hope will come wake you up.

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            • #7
              Comas weren't out in 2000, you could luck back from death.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lykatos View Post
                Comas weren't out in 2000, you could luck back from death.
                I know in the early 2000's sometime, there was luck! from comatose... like Zenrai said... but yea.. .

                All I know is..

                I woke up

                AND I DIDN"T GET MY GEAR BACK, just like Zenrai said..

                Zenrai, seeing as you had this problem already..

                Did the GM give your gear back? are they able to find the gear?

                OR do i have to give them a full list of missing items?

                I had some borrowed gear.... so i really need to get it back.

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                • #9
                  Ask the coma ward attendant for your gear back. If they don't have it, it's possible someone stole it off your wrecked half dead semi-corpse before donating you to Hospice as a science project.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Elowynn View Post
                    Ask the coma ward attendant for your gear back. If they don't have it, it's possible someone stole it off your wrecked half dead semi-corpse before donating you to Hospice as a science project.
                    I'm 100% certain no one looted me, because I had people I trust that were near my corpse...

                    I got nothing back from the attendant.... the sack was empty.

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                    • #11
                      LOOK AT THIS.... something happened to my stats???? It said this earlier today....

                      Health Points: 110/127 Fatigue: 51% State: conscious

                      Load: 22 lbs.
                      Encumbrance: You are bearing a moderate load.

                      Position: standing

                      Attributes:
                      Agility: fairly good Appearance: slightly below average
                      Charisma: very poor Dexterity: very good
                      Empathy: below average Endurance: above average
                      Judgement: slightly above average Memory: slightly above average
                      Perception: good Reasoning: average
                      Speed: exceptional Strength: slightly below average
                      Willpower: fairly good



                      NOW IT SAYS THIS...... What in the hey?

                      Health Points: 127/127 Fatigue: 32% State: conscious

                      Load: 22 lbs.
                      Encumbrance: You are bearing a moderate load.

                      Position: laying

                      Attributes:
                      Agility: very poor Appearance: slightly below average
                      Charisma: very poor Dexterity: very poor
                      Empathy: below average Endurance: very poor
                      Judgement: slightly above average Memory: slightly above average
                      Perception: good Reasoning: average
                      Speed: very poor Strength: very poor
                      Willpower: fairly good

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                      • #12
                        My stats, were fine.... even after waking from comatose... until all the sudden, now they say this

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                        • #13
                          To prove something is strange, it says I have VERY POOR ENDURANCE, and 127 hp... that's impossible.. .something is faulty with my char stats sheet.

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                          • #14
                            This is what I was warning you about. It'll be pretty severe at first, then it will level off in a day or so. Getting put in a coma sucks.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by yezrah7 View Post
                              To prove something is strange, it says I have VERY POOR ENDURANCE, and 127 hp... that's impossible.. .something is faulty with my char stats sheet.
                              Use "help coma" in game to learn more about your situation.

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