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Five Things to Hate about Wow Archaeology

Updated on February 24, 2014

I must say that I had such great expectations for WoW archaeology. At first, it was fun going from place to place setting out my survey tool. I also expected to learn a lot of the lore of the World of Warcraft world. But after a month and a half of surveying and digging, I have to say that its initial charm is beginning to wane, which is why I put together five things to hate about Wow Archaeology. See if any are on your list.

It Takes Forever

You have to fly around from country to country, continent to continent. I'd understand if this was real life, and I was hunting for real artifacts. Then you expect things to move a little bit slowly. But for gosh sakes, this is a game. At this rate, I'll be gray haired and in a walker before I ever complete all the relics to get an artifact that is actually worth something. We live in a world of on demand availability. Something that you sort of assume will come from a video game. This one aspect of WoW archaeology, however, is really a grind!

Zin'rokh, Destroyer of Worlds
Zin'rokh, Destroyer of Worlds | Source

You'll Never Get the Sword

Those gamers trying for the really awesome two handed Zin'rokh epic sword can pretty much forget about it unless you can take out a loan from death to buy some extra time in your life.

Did I mention that WoW archaeology takes forever? I'm pretty much hovering at level 205, and if you do the math to level 450, it will take over 2,000 fragments to reach. Unfortunately, I've never been one to quit so I've decided I'm just going to take my time and quit trying to rush to level 450. Of course, once that level is reached, you still have to keep finding fragments to get the sword. Who knows how long that is going to take?

Gray Items Galore

Besides taking forever and seeming like a total waste of time, in archaeology when you do finally fly all over creation to get to dig sites and then get the right number of fragments after 2 hours of digging, all you are rewarded with is a measly gray item that sells for 20 silver.

Of course, as some have said, you can do archaeology as a filler (translate: wasting time) profession while you are looking for a dungeon group, but I really get more satisfaction out of questing. Two hours of questing in Cataclysm gets me a lot of wow gold! Two hours of archaeology gets me a headache and 20 silver. You do the math!

No Variation

It can take hours of repeated digs for the same race's artifacts flying back and forth in the same regions. How many fossils and night elves loot does it take to move on to another race? It's quite tedious sort of like beating your head against the wall repeatedly.

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Oh Did I Mention It Takes Forever?

With no significant awards of any kind to make you want to keep going, WoW archaeology makes fishing seem like a thrilling roller coaster ride. At this point, I've put so much time into the damn profession that it seems like such a waste of effort to quit now. But I guess that's my mental illness speaking.

What do they say is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Oh, they must have been talking about Wow archaeology.

If you play WoW Archaeology, do you like or dislike the profession?

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    • Ironman1992 profile image

      Ironman1992 

      6 years ago

      I've never tried archaeology. Now I doubt I will.

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      Sov 

      7 years ago

      i hate it yet love the fact can get such a sick 2h sword but saying that i leveled arch from 1-525 on the second day of cata and till this day now 11th march have no lvl 85 BOA Have everything cept 85 boas

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      Anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I really don't think so, now i don't know if it has changed, but the things i make awards me 1-5 g (Not that much i know) and also i levelled 1-200 from 2 pm to 7 pm, 5 hours and 200 skill points, that's not that bad, i also got a couple of pets from it =) could be better, yes, but i'm not complaining ;D

    • CarolineMichelle profile imageAUTHOR

      CarolineMichelle 

      7 years ago

      I don't think I've ever seen a site like you mention. Certainly an interactive one using real archaeology would be fascinating and educational. Great idea! Thanks for visiting my hub! :)

    • wisejargon profile image

      wisejargon 

      7 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

      Your post got me to thinking. Is there a similar site for REAL archaeology? This is something that gives me food for thought!

      Thanks!

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