Oct 14th 2008 2:24PM I know what you mean. It was the best addon updater :\ I built my entire interface around wowace because of how easy WAU was.
Oct 9th 2008 3:19PM It's a pretty good idea on paper, but trying to develop it and put it in game is pretty hard. Putting in a PVE arena (as described) would ruin instances and other PVE content. They improved the idea behind 5mans to being only about 60 mins in length in WotLK. Time isn't an issue anymore, no matter how casual you are.
But if you twist the idea around, they might be able to fit in lore and game dynamics. Make it a 5-man icecrown instance. Kind of a "Ring of Fire" in BRD, but Lich King hosts it. He gives a nice little speech about us fighting some notable foes in the past, and he's added them to his army. The event begins.
5 random humanoids (from a list of like 12-20 famous mobs/bosses from Classic WoW and TBC). They are released on a timer (royal rumble?), so if you don't defeat them fast enough, they'll just stack on top of each other.
It's probably the easiest way to implement the idea of "fighting old enemies" without messing up anything badly.
Sep 22nd 2008 1:40PM I was in a local guild with about 7-10 people (Guild leader, MT, Raid Leader, class leaders, etc). We raided Classic WoW and TBC. We would get together IRL every friday and monday to do something outside of WoW. It was great fun.
We're hoping of coming back together and work on 10 mans in Wrath.