I stopped focusing on my archaeology temporarily so that I could focus on leveling up on the warlock. I managed to finish off Vashir ending at 50% of level 82, then headed over to Deepholm to finish up and ding 83. I loved Vashir, the underwater world provided a stunning visual leveling experience and the quests were organized very well with a perfect mixture of kill, collect, and use-this quests. It was good. So I’m gonna give 2 thumbs up to Vashir.
Deepholm is also visually stunning so far. A dark cave world which is pretty cool. It kinda reminds me of Netherstorm for some reason. I didn’t get too far into it, but it does seem like I have to travel lots more between quests than I did in Vashir. It was also much more crowded than Vashir was, which already started to work on my nerve since there was heavy competition for quest mobs. A couple of times everything was killed with no respawns that I wasn’t even sure I was in the right place since the landscape was void. We’ll see how it goes. I felt myself getting frustrated though. I can only imagine what it was like those first few days! Yikes!!
I did some more research on archaeology though as I am trying to figure if there are things I want to focus on trying to find. A list of rewards from archaeology is here and the list of the dig site types is here. These may help you if you are looking for things as well. The dwarven staff looks amazing, though I’m sure it will be a lucky day if I get that and not another pair of dwarven baby slippers.