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Last Outpost Status

I’ve gotten one comment already, so let me share what I know of the situation.

After 17 years of running Last Outpost, Rahjiii is taking a much needed break from the game. The break will be at least a month long, and possibly longer. After such a long run, he certainly deserves a lot of respect for the work and for keeping it going this long.

The jury is still out on whether or not he’ll bring it back again. With all the competition from more graphically oriented games, MUD technology is certainly one that is not getting a lot of attention these days and perhaps it’s time to move on.

As for me, I work in the 3d worlds as well, but there is something satisfying about having a text based game — especially a world that has been so thoroughly and rigorously thought out as Last Outpost — to play in.

Thank you, Rahjiii, for all your hard work and dedication. Know that your efforts are treasured and the experience is one that I will treasure.

19 Responses to “Last Outpost Status”

  1. on 14 Sep 2009 at 12:12 am Turkish

    Hey man, I’m an old player who is mostly inactive. Thanks a ton for your update, as I have been a once-a-month user for the last 2 years or so and am, as such, mostly out of the loop. Quick question: would it be possible to pass along Rahj’s email address (the one he used publicly on the mud–if there is one)? I’d really like, if nothing else, to send him a quick thank-you email for all the good times. Thanks again.

    Drew

  2. on 14 Sep 2009 at 3:18 am Bent

    All I have is the address he left here on a comment, but I’ll forward your comment to him.

  3. on 28 Sep 2009 at 8:09 pm gravis

    Hey, long time player from back in 1995. Rahjiii did wonders for a lot of us while in university/college, he made our time in school just fly by. 🙂 Props to you Rahj!

    Wonder if the old Last Outpost website code could live on durandus.com too? A lot of those scores are still referenced within my friends and it has helped settle a lot of arguments between us:

    Zex/umm lots more
    Hawk/Bloodrose/lots more
    Bubba

    I don’t have the time to play anymore but I remember fondly 24 hour runs to own the mud.. the Tower runs.. Guard runs.. Temple runs.. clan runs.. 🙂

    All the best guys

    Gravis

  4. on 17 Nov 2009 at 2:17 pm Drow

    Hey guys,
    thanks for putting this mud blog up, ive been clueless as to why the mud was all of a sudden gone. it saddens me greatly to see this place down as i log into it regularly at work when i have some down time. i think that if anything it should continue to stay up as a living monument to everything that it has done for the gaming industry. who knows if WOW would be WOW today if not for muds like LO. all i know is that this place deserves to live on and carry on. although some may not want to admit it, it is still relevant in todays time. text based MMO’s will always be great because they are own and made by the people, not big corporations. in conclusion, i hope this place comes back.

    -Drow

  5. on 23 Feb 2010 at 5:59 pm Malaki

    I have played off and on over the years starting back around 1997. I have not been on in awhile and was wondering if it was still off-line. If it is up and running I am having problems connecting. I was really hoping that it was still going and would like to start playing again. Any help or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

  6. on 23 Feb 2010 at 6:13 pm Bent

    Current status is : Not at this time.

    I’ve offered several options to Rahjiii but he’s not responded yet.

  7. on 23 Feb 2010 at 6:42 pm Malaki

    Wow thanks for the fast response. I am sure that I’m not the only one that is sad to hear that. I think that The Last Outpost is shear genius compared to anyother text based games that I have ever played. I think of the game like books and radio. No-matter what technology is out there it will never go out of style. You can add my name to the list of supporters for bringing it back up.

  8. on 26 Feb 2010 at 7:24 pm Greystone

    Hey, Bent.

    I’m one old fellas back from 92-95. I wanted to throw my name into the mix. If it’s a question of resources, let me know.

  9. on 01 Apr 2010 at 2:30 am KDizzle

    Man I miss this game, from the bottom of my heart. Even though early on I complained a lot, I feel that my later experiences put a slight impression on this game, and it certainly made a hell of an impression on my gaming world. Even though I’m fairly new to the world, only having a few years’ experience in it, yet it was one the most compelling games I’d ever played in my history of gaming passion.

    Even though it’s over it won’t be forgotten. I made many friends there, and even enemies who eventually(I feel, anyway) came to respect me as a devoted player.

    Near the end it was sketchy, but I longed to fight the epic battle that everyone anticipated.

    The Last Outpost has absolutely been a huge part of my gaming experience, and I’ll never forget the imagination it prompted and spurred on, even in the short time(compared to most) that I played.

    Thank you guys for an incredible experience. I hope this may be only a temporary withdrawal from MUDs, as I feel that as long as someone has faith in it, it will live on.

    Keep it fly.

  10. on 01 Apr 2010 at 5:34 pm Paint

    Finally info on the greatest game ever made. It saddens me to hear that the game might never be back but that possibility that it might is cheerful. I didn’t play the game as long as others but it made Jr. high so much better. I can honestly say that i miss running guards and elms, nothing like a large group of people killing random things. So here’s one more person who wishes the game would come back for good.

    Former midnight warrior Paint,

    P.S. to anybody who would like to, id love to here from an LO player shoot me an email at paintofowls(@)gmail.com

  11. on 01 Apr 2010 at 11:04 pm Paint

    So sad to see the game go down, here’s to found memories and friends. You shall be missed. I gotta admit it would be nice just to stand in town square one last time.

    Midnight warrior of old Paint,

    P.S. it would be great to here from a LO player so who ever is interested shoot me an email paintofowls@gmail.com

  12. on 11 May 2010 at 12:30 pm NM

    Hey Bent if you read this can you e-mail me on the status of LO today plz my e-mail is chuckie792@hotmail.com

  13. on 11 May 2010 at 12:31 pm NM

    And you can add me for bringing it back

  14. on 07 Jul 2010 at 7:32 pm Android

    Just checkin’ in to see if there has been any update. Thanks for keeping this website up!

  15. on 11 Aug 2010 at 12:35 pm Not to likes

    It doesn’t look like it will be up, last-outpost.com has changed to Jeffrika

  16. on 18 Aug 2010 at 2:26 pm Carla

    Any new words on Rahjiii putting the game back up?

  17. on 11 Sep 2010 at 5:43 pm Kuri

    I was wondering what happened to the MUD awhile back. It’s sad to have seen it go. I was a later-on player but the Last-Outpost was my first MUD experience and was still one of my bests. It was simple. It was fun. It had great moments. It had constant battles of leadership in clans. Playerkillers. But overall the community, despite any enemies you may have made, got along very well from what I remember.

    I really wish it wasn’t gone.

    Thank you Rahjii for all that you have done. Thank you everyone for making my MUD experience amazing. Whenever anyone talks about a text game of some sort I always think of LO and will always mention it and keep it in my hearts. It’s one of the many things that inspired me to go for my major in Game Art and Design.

    If possible, I would absolutely love to see a revival of the Last Outpost. It would not be as good as the original, but I think it would be worth it in the memory. So I entirely support bringing it back!

  18. on 16 Nov 2010 at 1:06 pm drew

    its back up

  19. on 04 Dec 2010 at 9:10 am Patrick - Omne

    It’s hard to put into words how much I enjoyed playing Last Outpost. I was playing back in the 1980’s and played a few times over the years, and it always had a fond place in my heart. At the time I was playing I thought it would be a great way to learn to type faster and today when I went looking for it, it was to set up my six year old to play, thinking he might enjoy many hours as well. There aren’t many games that can entertain people of all ages and I was looking forward to playing with him and exploring the world all over again.

    I completely understand wanting to take a break. Please let me know if there is anything an unskilled person can do to assist.

    The work that you did over the years has not been forgotten, and always will be remembered fondly.

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