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.