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12-08-2010 @ 7:05PM
Was there a WowInsider article featuring archeology and what you'll exactly do with it? I wasn't in the beta and I haven't gotten my Cata key yet.
12-08-2010 @ 7:31PM
Step 1 - learn itStep 2 - Check your world map and look for a shovel marker on each areaStep 3 - Go to that area and look at the zone map. There should be a red field on the map saying where to look.Step 4 - When in the designated area, use the archeology tool from your professions tab. A mounted telescope will appear with a light. The telescope indicated the direction of the artifact. The light indicates how close you are.Step 5 - Keep using the archeology tool and eventually it will reveal the artifact.That's all you need to know for now.
12-08-2010 @ 7:53PM
Even better, go to You Tube and look at Total Halibut's Video Guide.
12-08-2010 @ 8:59PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVZ9pkD6-v8You might even be graced by the presence of Vince with Shamwow in the proceeding ad.
12-09-2010 @ 1:22AM
I also like to tell people to just think of it like they're playing a game of "hot and cold".
12-09-2010 @ 9:38AM
A piece of moderately useful information, the telescope device points to the direction of the artifact from its point of view, not where from the point of view of where you are standing. If you want to be really precise, move to in front of the telescope before it disappears and face the way it is pointing so you can walk in exactly the correct line.Red light means you have a fair distance to go.Yellow light means that you are pretty close.Green light means you are within about 10 body-lengths.The radius on where you can dig to actually get the artifact is pretty tight. You have to be within a couple of body lengths to get it.If you get a green light, march forward and get another green light with the telescope pointing back the way you came, split the distance between the last two measurements and you should be right on top of it.
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