It’s kinda sad to see Quest (possibly) ending like this, even though I haven’t used it in years and never liked it much anyway.
When I first stumbled on the IF scene about 15 years ago, Quest was one of the two systems I tried my hand at (the others were aimed at programmers and I as a non-programmer found them pretty mindboggling). I eventually chose ADRIFT because it seemed much better designed and was a heck of a lot easier to use, not to mention having a more active user base, but I always felt Quest had potential. It had a lot of power, much more than ADRIFT ever had, but the GUI interface was just plain confusing. Pop up windows on top of more pop up windows, bugs galore, basic commands missing (you couldn’t go UP or DOWN or WEAR items unless you specifically added those commands yourself), etc. Unfortunately, future versions of Quest just seemed to pile on the bad design decisions without ever addressing the issues that plagued the system. In the end, I stopped trying to make headway with it and just carried on with ADRIFT instead.
Saying that, it is sad to see it might go under like this. It could have been a really good system.