So I have been working on digging up crap. I shouldn’t say crap, but mostly it is. Slowly working towards my achievements in archaeology though. But it actually totally seems like a profession that even after you get to 525 could have tons of potential to keep doing archaeology anywhere.
I’ve made it to 187/225 and have about 91% of level 80 completed–that’s just from archaeology digs! To me that is crazy that I have nearly completed a whole level just from this. But I suppose I should be getting rewarded since my dig items are selling for about 5 silver so I spend more on flight paths around Eastern Kingdoms than I am making from this profession. Our guild got its first archaeological achievement too for digging up 500 items. Though I’m not sure the achievement is correct, it says we completed 500 items, which seems fairly impossible since even though I’ve been digging away since patch day, I still have only completed 23 items. I know we don’t have that many guild members doing archaeology at the moment. I think that it’s total items dug up, which is more on par with collect 100,000 herbs or ore. I’ll have to pay more attention to it tonight and see if the number increases for the guild after each of my digs.
I will again mention that I am totally shocked I”m getting so much experience! Normal is 5,500 rep each time I dig up an item, and rested is 11,000. I’m not gonna complain, but Elgar will hit 85 without stepping into a Cataclysm zone! Okay, not really, especially since I heard that 83 to 84 is around 5M experience and 84 to 85 is >9M experience. Oy! Lots to do! At this point our highest guild member is 66% completed with level 84. Probably more as I type this and I am guessing she’ll be 85 today!
As for me, I’ll keep digging away as I’m hoping to find some rare items, it seems though it’s completely luck and someone said the order in which you dig things up is completely random. I will however hang onto my [Dwarven Baby Slippers] for some time. It was actually the 2nd Dwarf item I recovered, but it is too funny to sell, even for 5 silver.