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1-12-2012 @ 9:59AM
archaeology was a neat concept from the start, but the execution was piss poor. give the guy who thought of it a promotion and give the guy who thought of the details a 2 weeks notice.if its the same guy, well that just cancels out doesn't it.
1-12-2012 @ 10:34AM
I bet it sounded good in the meetings, too. They'd get players out all over the world and on PvP servers, allow them to engage in some World PvP anywhere/everywhere.Unfortunately, the disgusting mess that is "Survey" and the complete lack of triangulation makes it a pain. Add in all the oversized digsites and it just gets worse. I understand that they didn't want anyone to just speed through all the artifacts and get all the 359 epics in the first few days but as it stands, there are a lot of people who have been doing Archaeology on and off since the launch of Cata and still don't have all the items.Regardless, SOMETHING has to be done. More of the same just isn't going to cut it - and just adding more races is just going to make it worse if they don't find a way to improve the overall experience.
1-12-2012 @ 1:24PM
when you mentioned "oversized digsites" I immediately thought of that awful fossil one in redridge mountains around lakeridge highway.
1-12-2012 @ 1:31PM
@The Dewd - "Oversized digsites"Indeed. Especially the long, skinny ones, like the one along the river in Hillsbrad Foothills, along the "highway" in Redridge, or on the southern beach in Blasted Lands. Because if I start at one end, it's practically guaranteed that the first fragment is going to be found clear at the opposite end, 14 surveys later. And then the second fragment will be back at the end where I started.Which brings up another idea that would be an improvement. We know, and Blizzard knows, that each digsite is going to produce three successful digs. So how about this: *Spawn all three at the same time, and then have the surveys point the player toward the closest one*. I've lost track of how many times I've landed in a digsite, had my surveys lead me to the opposite side of the site to find the first fragment, and then the next sequence of surveys sends me zigzagging back across the site and reveals the second fragment ten feet from where I started. I mean, if it's there *now*, shouldn't it have been there when I started?
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