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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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  • Pankration and brawling?

    What stats are specifically needed for pankration? I know strength is needed for grapples, but what about if you didn't plan on doing grapples? I'd imaging getting a strength and endurance roll would be the best because you can stat move the rest?

    My girl has exceptional dexterity and agility, below average strength, average endurance with 109hp and fairly good perception.

    What skills would suit her?

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    I personally like speed over strength for pank. Some of the damage comes from the ranks, which is nice. Dexterity and agility are obvious.

    Do you plan on putting RP's into her? If so, then roll a speedster, if not, roll a strengthster and use the stat skills.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tweninger View Post
      I personally like speed over strength for pank. Some of the damage comes from the ranks, which is nice. Dexterity and agility are obvious.

      Do you plan on putting RP's into her? If so, then roll a speedster, if not, roll a strengthster and use the stat skills.
      Well I plan on keeping this girl anyway, and not putting rolepoints into her. I guess I could always just use the stat skills for speed and not bother with strength?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lexi View Post
        What stats are specifically needed for pankration? I know strength is needed for grapples, but what about if you didn't plan on doing grapples? I'd imaging getting a strength and endurance roll would be the best because you can stat move the rest?

        My girl has exceptional dexterity and agility, below average strength, average endurance with 109hp and fairly good perception.

        What skills would suit her?

        You are exactly right.

        When I talk to other people about building characters and what not, the first question I always ask them is whether or not they intend to invest RPs in them. This is a big deal and a big question.

        If they have no intention of ever putting RPs into the character, then I tell them to focus on getting high STR and High END for exactly the reasons you stated. A phenomenal speed guy is useless, its either low-end exceptional (which you can stat-skill) or max inhuman (which is impossible to roll for more or less).

        The problem with rolling for Agi/Dex/Speed is that by and large, the difference between your rolls and what you get from the stat-skills is fairly miniscule. IN addition, you suffer heavily in STR.

        With this build-strategy, you will (through stat skills at least), have exceptional speed, dex, agi and perception, in addition to whatever actual stat you have for STR and END.

        ...

        Now, if you were building a character you are planning on investing RPs into... that's a different story entirely.

        Ex Chao Venit Claritas
        From Chaos comes Clarity

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Krakyll View Post
          You are exactly right.

          Now, if you were building a character you are planning on investing RPs into... that's a different story entirely.
          Exactly.

          four

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Lexi View Post
              What stats are specifically needed for pankration? I know strength is needed for grapples, but what about if you didn't plan on doing grapples? I'd imaging getting a strength and endurance roll would be the best because you can stat move the rest?

              My girl has exceptional dexterity and agility, below average strength, average endurance with 109hp and fairly good perception.

              What skills would suit her?
              Don't base your roll on what what would be good for grapples. NPC's are easy to deal with and you'll almost never land one on a PC.

              Nothing will improve your overall gaming experience as much as awesome dexterity and a poopload of hitpoints. Strength is nice if you plan on wearing alot of armor, but not many unarmed fighters do.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Abbot. View Post
                Don't base your roll on what what would be good for grapples. NPC's are easy to deal with and you'll almost never land one on a PC.

                Nothing will improve your overall gaming experience as much as awesome dexterity and a poopload of hitpoints. Strength is nice if you plan on wearing alot of armor, but not many unarmed fighters do.
                To be fair, AA strength is all you need for this.

                I carry a weapon, an d a full suit of heavy armor, and I clock in at 58lbs.

                IMO no weapon in the game 'needs' higher than AA strength except 2ha, which needs FG to wear a full suit AND carry their best weapon.

                And in every circumstance, inhuman dex, inhuman speed, inhuman end, or inhuman agi are better than inhuman strength IMO.

                Originally posted by VinianQuartz
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                • #9
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