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1-12-2012 @ 9:28AM
I would make it like this...Step 1 - Buy a permit to research a race from explorer’s league (/horde equiv). You can only pick one. They give you 4-6 dig sites from the permit on one continent. Not just random locations from random races.Step 2 - Dig at dig sites provided, similar to current system (the boring part). But no complete rewrite.Step 3 - Fragments you collect can belong to up to 4 objects. You don’t know which. This becomes and in-game jigsaw puzzle with four active puzzles. In-game jigsaw tools are 4 pages to sort/rotate pieces and try to construct. Finding the “scrolls” will highlight pieces that go together or remove “junk” pieces and you get some junk each dig. Rotate pieces and snap together.Step 4 - Once you assemble a puzzle, you must get it reviewed by the curators of the museums for a fee - unless you’ve found this before, then you recognize it.Step 5: He will offer to buy it from you for the museum. If you sell it to the museum you get reputation with the league. They have a vendor that sells interesting “objects” for sell based on your tokens you earn from turn ins.Step 6: If you don’t get enough pieces at the dig sites provided, you can still “seek out” new dig sites manually by recognizing the races locations and complete your other objects in your collection of pieces until they are complete. You have to work not just be handed spots.Note: You will always get enough pieces to solve one of the 4 objects.. never a rare... this is teaching you the dig locations. The other 3 objects will require you figuring it out. Step 7: If you don’t like the projects you have, you can sell the pieces to the museum for a new dig site for small amount of gold. It deletes all pieces and starts over.More items found are recipes for mog like gear you can sell... more items are BoE for sell and repeatable for profit.
1-12-2012 @ 10:51AM
I love this idea for the most part. The puzzle idea I love the most. :) It'll make Archaeology a lot more engaging and fun. And to earn Rep with the Explorers League or Horde Equivalent would be a big plus. ;)Shinanji
1-12-2012 @ 10:58AM
We could skip the 'identify for a fee' part, the rest seems viable and I'd love to see that implemented
1-12-2012 @ 11:54AM
I totally agree with your idea, jtrack3d.You should let Blizz hear this somehow.
1-12-2012 @ 7:29PM
Somehow I'd thought this is what Arch was going to be... until I actually tried it.When they talked about "solving" artifacts, I figured it would have some sort of mini-game interface (like the dino x-packs of Zoo Tycoon) and that sounded really fun.When I saw the way it was implemented... I didn't really get it.
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