Since Matias has been off the grid for a while now, I think moving on has been long overdue. Me and other folks, including current and former staff, have decided to start a new server.
It won't be the exact copy of DarkRO, but the core aspects of it will be preserved such as the PvP and WoE dynamic, albeit with some adjustments. We'll try to keep the item effects to the best of our abilities as well. However, we are also planning to move over some custom items (mostly end-game equipment excluding cards) to other means of obtaining, such as from grinding custom dungeons. Nothing's set in stone at the moment, but that is the current ideal. Finally, due to how the star wars classes have been implemented in the old days, we won't be able to implement those classes any time soon. It is still a possibility in the future, but it may end up being renamed.
So yeah, that's the "official" DarkRO update for now. I'll try to post updates once things come up.