I think Mary Poppins is fit.
13th July 2006
Well as you all know, Zone.com (the official matchmaking for AOE1, AOC, AOK) has closed down. However there are many alternatives to continue your matchmaking online.
www.gamespy.com - This has been announced by ES to be the matchmaking they prefer for us to use although many do not like it as it has ads and adware.
www.vetev.com - Already has a client up, updates out monthly.
www.empireslegacy.com - A client identical to the zone but better. Still beta testing with new releases everyday via there IRC channel. Official release is soon.
and of course there is ip.
I got the same thoughts as you, this site got great potenial that never been used.. good to se a new aoefile news poster whit to much time :D