At least once a day, the trade chat of my home server, Magtheridon, is filled with people linking [Skullflame Shield] for some reason. For a while, I thought it was caused by some sort of sociological mass brain spasm unique to Mag, kind of like Chuck Norris jokes or being an Ohio State fan (/duck).

But Phyllixia of Proudmoore has broken my theory. It seems like every server has its own item to link in trade. Notable "server items" include:

  • Warp Slicer on Gorgonnash
  • Sulfuron Ingot on Sargeras
  • Force Reactive Disk on Hellscream
  • A random level 34 stick with a Mongoose enchant on Thunderlord
  • The Black Stalk and the Crimson Shocker on Maiev
  • Elementium Bar on Tichondrius
  • Fight Club on Kirin Tor
  • Foror's Compedium of Dragonslaying on several realms
  • Simple Wood on Blackwater Raiders
  • The Nicker on Maelstrom

So far, it seems that a lot of the items have a long history (Foror's), a weird presentation (Thunderlord's stick) or sexual connotations (Crimson Shocker and Simple Wood.) I have NO IDEA where this desire to repeatedly link one item comes from. What's your realm's item? Why do you think this trade chat linkage is so widespread?

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.

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