Vender trash, useless loot, the never looked for grey item. They were meant to be sold and are mostly ignored, however grey items do add to immersion, that all important quality in successful MMOs. But what else can they do?
For my guild, they add a bit of humor to in game mails while allowing us to connect between raids. We collect greys and send them to each other with short notes detailing why this grey was meant for them. I’ve sent Werewolf Ears to secret supporters of Team Jacob and Burial Shrouds to the DPS that spent our last Isskal fight face down. A Pretty Bauble can get you in the good graces of the Guild Leader or a set of Elven Shin Bracelets can show you’re at the forefront of fashion!
My current favorite Grey spam is the Fractured Logic Matrix -
You hold in your hands a slightly Fractured Logic Matrix. You remember having a Logic Matrix as a kid, but you don’t recall ever solving it. It looks like someone was very close to getting all the colors correctly aligned. You can almost see how it would look if it had been solved, but you can’t quite tell which blocks to move.
You try to slide one side over, but it’s stuck. You’re frustrated because it’s so simple, yet still it evades you. You’re reminded of that douche Preach, who solved his Logic Matrix in 21 moves during History of the Planes in forth grade. Loosing your head you slam the Logic Matrix into the pavement, shattering it’s already Fractured casing. Yeah, that’s how you solved it when you were a kid too..
So what will you do with your greys today?