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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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    Storypoint Price List for The Lazarus Project

    Storypoints are earned in several ways: by getting others to sign up for Skotos, others naming you as their mentor for their account, volunteering your services to Skotos, or paying for a Premium account. The staff of The Lazarus Project reserves the right to deny a request for any number of reasons, including items/descriptions not fitting the theme of the game, or being too crude for the environment.

    Note: For certain requests, you may also need to obtain in-game items or permission in order to receive the request. Requests should make sense thematically, and they also need to be obtained through in-game means. Depending on the situation, you may also be required to spend IC cash in addition to Storypoints.

    Use the @storypoint command to submit requests.

    Nicknames: 10 pts

    For ten Storypoints, you can add a nickname to your character. No longer do you have to face the wrath of your friends, or be ignored, due to your insanely large and hard-to-type name. It is up to the staff’s discretion if a nickname is appropriate.


    Special Gaits: 20 pts.

    If you are the sort who likes to make a grand entrance (repeatedly), or for whatever reason, feel you need to walk a certain way, we can make a permanent change to your gait. Only reasonable gaits are accepted, so don’t expect to fly into rooms or leap through doorways.


    Custom Trait: 25pts

    For twenty-five Storypoints, you can have one body part altered to a way more suiting to your character. For instance, if you are a recruit you could turn your muscles into ripped muscles. There will not be a limit to what body parts you wish to change. However, blatantly sexual suggestions will be declined. Discretion is the better part of valor.


    Item Integration: 25pts

    Perhaps you purchased a couch. Perhaps you have a cluttered room. Perhaps you want to keep everything in your room, but reduce the clutter. Integrating items into the room removes them from the look of the room, but leaves them in the room. You’d be able to interact with the object and be able to see it in the pull-down bar. Please note: this will be for private rooms only, unless staff grants otherwise.


    Item Trait: 50pts

    Tired of that black pistol? Want to shake things up? For a mere fifty Storypoints, you can alter the colour of your pistol to pink! This option is obviously not limited to merely pistols and the colour pink. Provided the item being altered is acceptable, your character will have a special delivery from Beta with your shiny altered object.


    Add Detail (Room): 50pts

    Perhaps for reasons only known to yourself, you desire a blue, colon-shaped bed in your room. Well, we understand your love for the human anatomy, and for that reason we give you room details! You can add a completely new detail, such as veins for your new colon bed. You also have the option of altering an existing detail, such as your current bed, in order to have your very own blue colon to sleep on. Please note: details cannot leave a room. Therefore, any details added or altered will remain in the room you desired.


    Special Object (No coding): 50-200pts

    Say, for some odd reason, you really want to show off your blue colon bed. Fine, we can do that too. Assuming the request is logical, and easily made, staff members would be able to grant you your colon bed. Depending on the size of the item, it may take some time due to IC reasons -- seeing as dragging a bed from Beta to Alpha may take some time.


    Special Object (With Coding): TBD

    At times, it may be necessary to have an item that is coded, such as your own form of weapon. Due to the complex nature of coding, and staff members having their coding skills directed elsewhere, these forms of items may take a very long while (lazy coders), and the price will vary with the amount of coding needed.


    Adding A Detail (Body): 100pts

    Ouch! That danged Xenomorph left me with a scar. What if you want a scar? Well, here is your answer! Not only do you get your new detail, but you don’t have to suffer through the Xenomorph like I did. This option is not limited to scars, any extra detail you desire will be considered. Wounds, extra fingers, mutations… but this will be at the discretion of the staff.


    Extra Character Slot: 100-200pts (Limited to basic/premium accounts)

    Are you running out of character slots? Do you want the excitement of several alts? Well, for one hundred story points, you can add one character slot to your account! But wait! For two hundred story points you can have twice the fun with two characters added to your account! These account slots are permanent, so you’d be able to delete and recreate, as your creative mind desires. (Please note: OOC abuse of alts will not be tolerated! This means YOU!)
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