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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.

Mozilla Firefox ESR

An alternative for all users, but especially for Mac users, is Mozilla's extended-release version of Firefox that branched at Firefox 52. It's expected to remain supported until at least June 28, 2016, by which time Mozilla is planning to jump their ESR to a post-plugin phase. This is therefore a short-term solution, but one that should work for a while longer.

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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Pankration Training Prices

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  • Pankration Training Prices

    So...what IC/OOC reason is there that the Pankration school charges 8 cents a IG month for all you can train and most people pay 8 cents for one lesson? Just seems a little skewed.

    Why not have Ludus trainers for Animus, Wolves, CL that charge 8 cents a IG month?

    Discuss.

  • #2
    Because not everything in this game needs to be exactly the same.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Max Powers View Post
      Because not everything in this game needs to be exactly the same.
      This is truth.

      I have no problem with Pankration schooling costing hardly nothing at all.
      I do have a problem with dropping 18 talents to train three moves.

      Whatever though.

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      • #4
        It has always seemed to me that:

        1: Most all of the other trainers in the game are set up as freelance instructors.

        2: Pankration trainer was setup as a sort of school that would just charge tuition, not a per lesson charge.

        Of course that is just my take on the situation.
        <Ioulinus thinks aloud: Need help. East of the Toga.>
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        Miri_arielle says to you, "I swing both ways"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Herdias86 View Post
          So...what IC/OOC reason is there that the Pankration school charges 8 cents a IG month for all you can train and most people pay 8 cents for one lesson? Just seems a little skewed.

          Why not have Ludus trainers for Animus, Wolves, CL that charge 8 cents a IG month?

          Discuss.
          8 cents an IG week. 48 hours RL.

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          • #6
            Training one skill from 1-90 is 6 talents for anything but pank. So...200 denars vs. 9375 denars is a big difference. I'm not saying make them equal, but jeez...that's a 470% markup.

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            • #7
              I think you mean a 4700% markup


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