For the last 4 years I have been working with heart and soul on Aurora however this project is for a long-term.
And because I will soon become a father, time will be in short supply (programming nights, yeah!) however this project is working already but the next step is still a mountain to tame and this is the main reason it will be put on hold.
The next project is a little more short-term but still with all the knowledge of Aurora incorporated in there.
Let me introduce you to Helios, instead of an RPG it will become a MMO racing sim based on need for speed world.
As this is based on a soap server, xmpp for communications and UDP for statusses in game it is a little more easy as XML is rather easy. The biggest issue is XMPP as this isn't really XML but a part, but it will work anyway.