It didn't occur to me until just now that there are some lost souls out there that still visit these message boards from time to time. If MUDs are still your thing, and more importantly you have time for one, some of your fellow Dgaters have been working on a game for quite some time now called Shattered Isles. There's a lot that feels like home, and a lot of new stuff that will no doubt take some getting used to.
It's not Dragon's Gate, but if you miss being part of a good RP community and find yourself still in search of a new home, we got you covered. Now's a great time to get involved and help shape the game. Check out www.shatteredisles.com, or dust off your old MUD client and point it to shatteredisles.com Port 5900. You'll find forums at the website too. Registration is required to post, but you can lurk anonymously if you're skeered.
If it helps ease your mind at all, this is not hosted in anyone's basement on a dinosaur of a computer. There's dedicated hosting on a virtual server that has had one crash in 5 years, and that went over without a hiccup. The game and all the character information is backed up nightly, and a repository for the code has been established to prevent any mistakes from being permanent. The website and forums are also hosted remotely so SI is about as stable as you can get.
Hope to see some of you nomads there. Your new home awaits.