Then, in late May of this year, Jux2 went offline after its developers moved onto other projects and no other established engine "stepped up." Since then, a number of people have emailed me trying to make contact with it's founder and lead developer, Aaref Hilaly, about bringing the service back online. Well, it looks like any talks that took place were just chatter.
Last night, Hilaly emailed me about a new auction on the eBay site. What's the item up for bids? None other than Jux2? If you're interested, here's the listing with complete details about what you get and don't get if you have the winning bid. As I post this entry, the current high bid is $511. This is a no reserve auction (what it goes for, it goes for). Btw, it appears that while the auction is active (about another nine days) Jux2 is back online.