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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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  • Cheating - rules/penalties

    Hello all,

    I just want to go over some basic rules here in regards to what is considered cheating.

    First off, no scripting/bots are allowed. What this means is, don't run any scripts that repeat certain actions, nor special programs that run while you are away from the game itself. Doing so is unfair to the other players and it can also cause lag to the game. Macros are allowed however, so long as you are actually typing in the macro command.

    Staff will monitor unusual activity, as well as put in safeguards within the code itself. If any player is caught running scripts, they may be automatically fined in-game (for any ill-gotten gains), have their skill levels altered, and their accounts may be suspended or banned permanently.


    Alt abuse - This one is a tad trickier to define, but basically, do not use one of your characters to benefit your main or any other characters under your account. This also applies to multiple accounts run by the same person (which, in itself, is also frowned upon by Skotos, unless you are paying for the multiple accounts). Do not share objects or wealth between any of your characters, even indirectly.

    This becomes a bit of a grey area regarding in-game knowledge. When several of your characters interact with the same people, it is harder to define exactly what one character knows... and another doesn't. To be safe, do not share information between any of your characters unless it is considered common knowledge.

    If caught abusing alts, your account may be suspended or banned.
    Last edited by Lazarus; 11-20-2006, 07:29 PM.
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