Most of us just used Item ID Wands/Gnarled Staves back then to identify gear, not the actual skill. You could just stockpile a bunch of unidentified Wands/Gnarled Staves, then go about equipping them and then double click the Wand/Stave, and click on itself. If it was Item ID, it'd identify itself. So even back then, the skill was pretty worthless.you had to have a skill to tell what magic items were back then as well. its been 20 years since item ID has had a use
I dont recall and have not seen curse on earrings before on weapons. when you wear them now if I put a ring on with 8 dex it will be just -2 dexThose are pre-AoS Earrings that had Curse charges. Yes, gear used to spawn with negative affixes as well, such as Weaken/Clumsy/Feeblemind/Curse. Shortly after AoS launched, there was a bug where stat buffing/debuffing gear with Charges would permanently retain the stat change when the charges ran out.
Gargoyle's didn't exist back then.
It sounds like UO devs to leave the negative Bonus'. LOL They have always hated for us to have good stuff.if it is a buged item then since when a bless pair runs out it just becomes earrings with no stats.