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Archaeology, as we know it on Azeroth, does not exist in the Shadowlands, and there isn't anything planned for the profession in the new expansion either.

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Researcher Au'daluk is a mob located in the Hall of Shapes in Oribos. The broker is researching ancient relics and wants you to join them. When you tell the broker that researching is basically archaeology, you find out that it does not exist in the Shadowlands.

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Oof.   Though, if we're going to be honest the quasi profression never really did take off aside from when they offered decent epics in it.

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13 minutes ago, Migol said:

Oof.   Though, if we're going to be honest the quasi profression never really did take off aside from when they offered decent epics in it.

It's probably not popular enough as it currently stands. I've only touched archaeology to get the moose mount, but that's it.

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Perhaps it's better to just scrap it altogether, maybe introduce some funny mini game instead. Looks like currently they simply have no idea what to do with it.

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Inscription would be great if they'd just put a little more effort into it. Currently each class has about half a dozen glyphs. Maybe a few more but limited by spec. They could probably double that number just by reusing the glyphs they've removed over time. And triple it by a few easy recolours of abilities. 

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2 hours ago, Arcling said:

Perhaps it's better to just scrap it altogether, maybe introduce some funny mini game instead. Looks like currently they simply have no idea what to do with it.

Perhaps people should stop advocating for the removal of things just because, since that's how the game's gotten into the very poor state it's in.

Archaeology gives a good amount of vanity and quite a bit of content for collectors, whether that's getting a full set of pristine to decorate your bases or just going for every of the BoA epics that there are.

 

With that said, I am fine with the lack of additions to Archaeology. Just don't remove it.

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The last sentence of the NPC feels more like a "secondary profession revamp in 9.2/9.3" spoiler to me. I liked the idea of Archeology but it just couldn't offer enough fun, was only any good to discover lore. They could turn into a Bejeweled-like minigame with permanent World Quests and all sites offering different puzzles.

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First thoughts...

 

3 hours ago, Badadada said:

The last sentence of the NPC feels more like a "secondary profession revamp in 9.2/9.3" spoiler to me. I liked the idea of Archeology but it just couldn't offer enough fun, was only any good to discover lore. They could turn into a Bejeweled-like minigame with permanent World Quests and all sites offering different puzzles.

 

No thank you, if we wanted to play bejeweled, I'd go play it... whilst the rune mini game in Naz is the ones I look for for speed, turning a whole proff into that seems a waste... revamp in 9.2/3 sounds ok though

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17 hours ago, Stan said:

It's probably not popular enough as it currently stands. I've only touched archaeology to get the moose mount, but that's it.

Perphaps if they added more content like that people would be more inclined to try! I like doing archeology when the rewards are nice!

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Watched a video on youtube last night and Bellular did bring up an interesting proposal for all proficiencies.  The introduction to housing in WoW.  Similar concept that is found in FFXIV where players can purchase plots of land, build a home, and decorate it with items that are already found in the game in the many art toolkits that are associated with each WoW expansion.

With archaeology the relics we obtain or be part of a bread crumb questline could entitle the player for an item to be used to decorate their ingame home with.  It's just food for thought but I would be down to have something like this added to the game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImMLCzEypDg

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8 hours ago, lucantini said:

Perphaps if they added more content like that people would be more inclined to try! I like doing archeology when the rewards are nice!

Y'know what'd be really cool? If they used it as a way to get old unused mounts, transmog, the occasional toy, all that sort of stuff, into the game. Like literally digging into the past. ?

That'd still leave the awful, boring, activity itself. But I think that's always been the main problem. The rewards are cool, even if they're only rarely very cool. The lore is interesting and leaves you wanting more. The trouble is it's just dig, dig, dig. Different fragment type, same activity. 

Normal professions avoid that by having multiple parts to completion (and, back when you were supposed to take a more active interest, that could be a whole lot of complicated parts).

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On 8/25/2020 at 12:21 AM, Stan said:

It's probably not popular enough as it currently stands. I've only touched archaeology to get the moose mount, but that's it.

i like to recommend the skeleton raptor as mount or Scimitar of the Sirocco which is a nice transmog (also there some funny toys)

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11 hours ago, Halock said:

Y'know what'd be really cool? If they used it as a way to get old unused mounts, transmog, the occasional toy, all that sort of stuff, into the game. Like literally digging into the past. ?

 

That is such a good idea. Imagine if you could piece together the original tier 3 set from the nerubian digsites in Northrend. Or the digsites in the plaguelands.

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There have been a number of cool mounts and pets through archeology. I am sorry there will not be anything new in Shadowlands, at least not in the beginning, but there is still plenty to do. It give me a break from the usual dailies and other grinds.

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