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Originally posted by greenreenHave you ever heard of a game that tried this?
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Originally posted by Disdena It doesn't fit exactly with the concept you're talking about, but in EverQuest, there was only one Crystal Claw of Veeshan. It was given out once on each server in a GM event; the person who received it also got a unique title added to their name. But it was NoDrop, so they didn't have the option to sell it or give it away. I believe there were other items like this associated with large events that advanced the game's storyline.
i remember that - thanks for the memory
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From what I remember, WoW Vanilla had ultra-ultra rares that may have been planned as server unique* (paralleling EQ).
They never made it into the game, and official references to this grade of item were removed.
* = Not something I can document, but I remember reading speculation about them at the time.
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WoW had a unique one-per-server title and mount for the opening of AQ.
Blizz also did a personal storyline kind of thing with characters who had completed the Onyxia quest chain; when the character first went to the Wrathgate, there was an additional whisper from the NPC leader reminiscing about it. Though it would probably be fairly simple to code, it definitely felt unique at the time and most players never noticed it.