A couple of years ago, I got my heart set on a shiny new weapon
for my main character. I farmed the boss so much it was a running joke in my guild. I farmed other things, saving every bit of cash I could get my hands on, hoping to buy the weapon from another player. I finally got my weapon, and was delighted with it, until I was hurriedly clearing inventory one day, and accidentally sold it to the merchant. Oops.
If you've played an MMO for more than one day, you've got a story about the one that got away. Maybe you accidentally clicked the x in the corner at the worst possible time. Maybe you camped a boss for so long you eventually fell asleep on the keyboard
, waking an hour later to find someone boasting that he got the kill. Maybe you got some great loot that you'd been chasing for a while, then left the map without picking it up. Go ahead, tell us your fish story.