first off, I am NOT trying to cause a fight, I am just wondering a few things. I do remember when the term 'rare' covered server births and monthly spawning items and all event items were still considered rares, but they were called event items. Then once rares collecting met Tram, people started calling everything a rare pretty much, so server births and any other really hard to find items became "true rares" with event items still holding a different name. Now though people are calling EM items, event items, rubble, major artis ect all rares. It's right back to where we were in 2000, however I don't hear people complaining about the "misuse" of the word "rare" anymore... This is the part where I need to stress that I do not mean any disrespect: I see posts in this forum all the time that say "selling rares" and when I check it out, 90% of the time it's rubble or EM items. I just think it's funny because it's easier to find EM items or rubble for sale on a vendor than it is to find ingots or regs, pretty much making EM items the most common item in the game. So has rares collecting started to drift away from true rares due to EA always ruining them by remaking them in common form? And even though EM items are so common, it's just the only road we have left as collectors? thanks! -Derium p.s. oh, and why all of a sudden are people calling things such as bloody aids, open books, wigs, tarot cards, marble tables, skull candles, ect ect server births?