I played on Sojourn [Toril] for years.
They are still around but back when I played they had over 500 players at any one time.. Now I think it has an average of around 25 players on.
It is how I met my wife
I used to love the text based games, but left them 5 years ago when I got into forums. I looked back at some old book marks when I fired up an old machine and found that most of the sites and muds that I used to play/visit are now gone... but I assume that there still has to be a community....
So do any of you play them?
(in case anyone remembers, I played on Waterdeep [which seems to be still around], and was the head builder for Mystic Realms & DarkHaven [both defunct] as a Pixie named Zotiel R. Bell)