The official World of Warcraft forums
are probably in my top five websites that I would describe as "a wretched hive of scum and villainy." They're great for communication with the dev team, and they do contain some
truly excellent and/or hilarious content, but overall the signal to noise ratio is pretty low (though the European ones
are slightly better).
That's why I'm excited to be able to exclusively announce Wowhead
's big new upcoming feature: forums! Wowhead has always been a cleaner, better place to get information about the game, and now, hopefully, to talk about it. You can see something of what it looks like at the top of this post, and there's another image after the cut (these images are from a test board):
You can click the picture to embiggen it. So as you can see, the (custom-coded) forums retain the general minimalism and usefulness of the Wowhead design. Hopefully they will become an excellent place to discuss the finer points of everything WoW -- the community could really use a high-quality discussion forum right now.
Skosiris tells me the forums will go live within 24 hours. What do you think of the design? Will I see you there?