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Exceptions

Possibly the most famous MMO loot drama of all time went down in August 2008. A World of Warcraft raiding guild called Vicarious, on the Area 52 server, had conquered every boss the game had to offer. At the time, the last boss in the progression of Warcraft was a demon named Kil'jaeden. This boss dropped, among other highly desirable items, a bow called Thori'dal, the Stars' Fury.

Thori'dal was classified as a legendary item, the highest category of items in the game. In Warcraft at that time, only six items out of tens of thousands were designated legendary quality. Needless to say, legendary items were extremely rare and coveted. Thori'dal, being a bow, was designed from the ground up for the hunter class, the only class in the game that uses ranged weapons as its primary means of dealing damage. Not only was this bow a significant upgrade over all other bows available that summer, but it also had a unique property: It used its own innate, magical ammunition. At that time, this meant that hunters could leave their quiver at home, which freed up a great deal of inventory space. This property also negated the not-inconsiderable expense of buying arrows. It was, in essence, the be-all, end-all ranged weapon for the....


  

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