It is tough blow, but we have to accept it. And remember all the fun we had. The memories, friends and such that you gained from the game will live on if you are willing to put the effort into it.
We are all sad and so are the GMs.
Whilst another publisher might pick it up, there is plenty of damage to fix up from glitch abusers and myshop. You would probably never get your character back.
The 25k myshop pop event that so many players abused (as in some people made 10+ accounts) did much of the early damage, as we did not have an event that was as generous ever again. (ok the 10k pop event did give the prizes to both worlds).
Things like bragging right, various goals, the creation of characters can occur in many other places.
Stay strong, move on and collect any relics of the past that you can before the disappear forever.