Before they put in game markers, there were smoke flares. We would mass produce about 1,000-5,000 every 2 or 3 months, and then pass them out to tanks, raid leaders, everyone, whatever.
Then one morning after we had produced like 5,000 or so of them, one of my officers got hacked, and the entire guild bank got robbed. Actual important items, lots of gold, and…smoke flares. Everything got restored, but, weirdly, the super helpful GM we got restored everything to the officer, to me, and then to the guild bank, and then, once the ticket was closed, everything got sent back all over again.
We wound up with entire bank tab’s worth of smoke flares. This morning, five years later, I found a stack tucked away on my bank alt.
These fuckers are the glitter of World of Warcraft.