Got to ancients wp on NM yesterday, done all normal ubers aswell+nm level challenge. Meph was facetanked, Diablo was rough as always, but I did prepare gear against him so we managed it. Was funny fight though. Overall 1.8 feels quite nice, some annoying aspects of HU are still here (cube pot stacking, some ultra large map rolls and crashes in certain areas), but it's a solid multiplayer biased challenge mod, which keeps cLOD thematic style in it. Solid place to brawl, especially on offseason of MXL.
Btw, music is really great in there, so if you have okay internet connection, definitely go for NEW MUSIC version, it is worth it.