So thats it about archaeology (armor or weapon or mount) loot in MOP??? OR i miss something?
It's also a decent levelling tool, assuming the digs appear in the zones you are questing in, since each time you 'loot' an artifact, you gain a pretty decent amount of XP. Also most minor artifacts vendor for a good amount too.
It's more of a vanity thing really due to the pets and mounts you can get, or for lore fans who appreciate the flavour of it. You can get BoA epics, which at this early stage in MoP may be useful at end game, but they're never meant to be game breaking.
The truth is, archaeology is not for everyone, although we have cut down on the necessary travel time to find dig sites by having 6 dig locations per site instead of 3, and added some extra surprise dig sites in Pandaria, there’s still players who won’t go for it, and that’s perfectly fine, there’s a lot of different content in MoP that was made to appeal to different kinds of players.
Keep in mind that we’re still in the very early stages of MoP, we have said that we wanted to keep updating the game and adding patches more frequently with this expansion, chances are, professions might also get some love with some of those patches, so don’t despair, it’s still only the beginning.
Whenever we have some news regarding updates to any of the professions we'll make sure to let you know.
I still like farming the other mounts from Archaeology :)
I agree archaeology is not for everyone. but in my opinion now in MoP it's not for anyone.
"its a time filler" as Shallen said
True, but this timer filler doesnt get you anything cool (rare pet or mount or transmog items), it doesnt make you a bit of gold for the time spend (indirectly it can but in the most ineffecient way for a tiny bit).
And in my eyes the treasures scattered around Pandaria are nice, but to me they said: ok archaeology failed in cata due to too many people disliking it lets just put the items on the ground.
Having that said, i still hope there will be a change/update that makes it worth doing archeaology
19/12/2012 11:24Posted by ShallenIt's more of a vanity thing really due to the pets and mounts you can get, or for lore fans who appreciate the flavour of it. You can get BoA epics, which at this early stage in MoP may be useful at end game, but they're never meant to be game breaking.
i might be mistaken, but none of what you mentioned are obtainable in archeaology, unless you count the mounts/pets from cata. the rest still isnt there?
What's this about? I'm at 16/20 Seat of Knowledge so I think I've seen about everything there is to see about Pandaria Archaeology by now, not sure what you mean with that?
Also, I totally understand not giving high level epics for doing Archaeology anymore because people would feel forced to do it then. How about LFR-level Archaeology items though? Almost everyone has access to LFR, or they could at least get it easily with a few dungeon runs for the ilvl. I also really liked being able to get a few mounts and pets from Archaeology. It added some diversity to the rewards, for Pandaria it all seemed very bland. Sorry if this second paragraph looks like 'throw free loot at me', that's really not how I meant it =) and that's why they're called rares after all, you'd still have to work for it.
19/12/2012 14:51Posted by Shalleni might be mistaken, but none of what you mentioned are obtainable in archeaology, unless you count the mounts/pets from cata. the rest still isnt there?
I was speaking in general terms, rather than about archaeology in Pandaria.
ah ok, suddenly scared i missed something :p
Mantid archaeology stuff? MANTID ARCHAEOLOGY STUFF! Come on, Blizz, I want a Pandaria mantids style Scepter of Azj'Aqir :-). Mantid leftovers for Archaeloogy have definetely been missing so far on Pandaria.
But hey its the same with engineering, when maxed it sucks to :)
And hey Its no big job i think for the programmers.