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11-18-2011 @ 8:07AM
if they want to compel me to do more with archaeology then they need to revamp the rewards system. spending countless hours flying all around azeroth just to turn grey item after grey item is not my idea of a good time.
11-18-2011 @ 8:32AM
But, sometimes, that's a heckuva lotta gold when you sell the grays!Really, I'm just trying to be optimistic but there is a silver lining of sorts. Gold isn't all that much of an incentive (for me anyway), yet you gotta admit there's a bit of satisfaction in selling a gray for 300g :)
11-18-2011 @ 10:59AM
For me, they would need to revamp the profession as a whole. I wouldn't do it even if legendary weapons were among the rewards.If the activity is actually fun, I often do it even if there is absolutely no reward attached. If it's not fun, as long as we are talking about a game, I'm not interested. Archeology, for me, is almost the diametrical opposite to fun.
11-18-2011 @ 11:10AM
"But, sometimes, that's a heckuva lotta gold when you sell the grays!"More often than not (unless the RNG has been a lot better to you than me) you'll wind up with a string of the 1g items.
11-18-2011 @ 1:09PM
Really, they should do away with the whole random sites completely. Put all the sites on the map, all the time, and just give us diminishing returns on each. (Some sort of time-based renewal vs. exhaustion of finds - when you've tapped out a site, you don't find anything until some time has passed.) Then, replace the surveying and fragments with a clue-based treasure hunt. Your missed dig attempts give you junk items, and if you solve the clues and dig in the right spot, you find a more valuable item (high vendor value, rare reward, token for turning into the archaeological society for "identification".) So... total redo, basically.
11-18-2011 @ 2:16PM
I think MMO champ averaged the gold rate for selling archaeology grays and it was right around the same gold per hour as dailies. In other words, nice bonus if you're doing it anyways, but its probably not gonna make you rich by itself.
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