WordPress has been updated to run on a version that’s not a few years out of date, and the new forum system is up and running. All non-guild members have been pruned. The old forums will remain functional for a while, and can be accessed via http://www.wow-echelon.com/forums/, but is no longer linked to the main site and will not be updated or used. The login information for the old site will be the same as that of WP when the forums were linked.
New site/forum features:
Variable-width: More efficient use of screen real estate.
Real forum integration: Designed explicitly for use within WordPress, instead of relying on a hack like PunBB was.
Post linking: Posts made on the site (like this one) will automatically show up in the Announcement forum as well, which means it might finally get some use. =)
Avatars: Supports Gravatars, which allow for a global avatar to be set for all websites/forums which support it. User uploaded avatars are also available.
RSS: Seperate RSS feeds for each group of forums. Probably won’t be all that useful, but it’s there.
Tags: Can add tags to forum threads for better (maybe) organization and searching.
And maybe others that I can’t think of right now. But try it out and see!