On a more positive note, the Myth II metaserver source code has been released. It has been “stripped of a few proprietary bits of code, but [is] still run-able” so non-official servers will be able to be set up. This source is released under the Microsoft Broad Source License (doesn’t that seem to taint it?) which, basically, states that you can’t resell the code and the copyright notices must remain intact.
Myth II metaserver source code: metaserver2open.zip