Rares play a major role in Animal Jam. The game was actually designed for 7 year olds, and teenagers play the game. Animal Jam was supposed to be for friendship and fun, and rares just ruined the entire game. Thanks to rares, there is scamming and hacking, and Animal Jam should really ban sending AND trading, and make ALL items come back in store, for rares just make your animal look cooler. Let's say you're new to the game and almost all rare people look down on you and will not buddy you unless if you send them a good rare. All items are rare, except some are less rare than others. The fewer the item, the rarer it is. Now, this causes a lot of problems; because of people's greedy hearts, they go and scam for rares. I understand now of why some Jammers may want to make the decision to scam. Who wants to feel left out? I don't. It's not exactly the scammer's fault, but is the whole judgement of the game. Rares and more rares. Jammers have gone mad over these pixels. You may want some rares because you want to look cool. I finally realize this: these rares are worth nothing! They are just pixels to make you more popular in a game! Go enjoy what Animal Jam is really about instead of worrying about rares, because that will just let you down. YOU should think about your own self being rare, and block all players that won't buddy you, as it may cause even more trouble for you going through all this drama.