What are some (perhaps less-glamorous) WoW-realistic encounters that could have been included? How about:
"Update Tuesday Blues" Today's software patch has rendered your map coordinates add-on useless. How will you ever manage? Where is that quest item again? Randomly discard one unfinished quest without automatically replacing it.
"Harassed!" Shanghaiexxpress.com just whispered you for the fifth time to buy gold from them and "play now game more freely." Lose one turn as you file a GM complaint petition.
"A Friend in Need" A guildie is badgering you to give his twink alt an instance run. Move your token directly to Deadmines and lose a turn.
"Corpse Campers" Draw another encounter card. If you are defeated, you do not respawn in a city. Respawn with only one health in the space of the nearest enemy character.
"'Tis the Season...?" On a whim, you do some odd Arbor Day-equivalent quest. You travel far and wide then return successfully, receiving an orange hat that does nothing. Lose a turn.
"I knew I should have bought more memory" Place this card in your play area. Next time you use a flight path into Ironforge, lose one turn. Discard one gold token when in town to discard this card.
"What are all those guys doing here NOW?" Location event Place this card in Moonglade. The player who encounters this place flips this card [back side] One of the server's main guilds are here to slay Eranikus. Lose one turn waiting for lag and then get killed. Then discard this card.
"What the…?" Special Event You disconnect and has to relog. Lose last item gained.
"I don't believe that just happened…" Special Event A guy rants in the general channel that WoW is meaningless and that he has to stop playing. Out of joke you type in some responses. He manages to find you, gives you his entire stuff and then disappears. Draw 4 random red items.
"'fer Christ's sake, not AGAIN!" Location event Place this item in the Blasted Lands. The player who encounters this place rolls a combat die. On a sword, Teremus the Devourer appears and kills you. Otherwise draw a normal encounter card.