Archeology is something to do while waiting in the dungeon finder queue that doesn't cause damage necessitating repairs before entering the random.
Hmm. I out leveled a couple of outland zones when I leveled arch from 75 - 225. Probably slower than normal grinding, but it was pretty fun (for now...) and some nice chunks of exp.
I think it's pretty horrible profession. It's a huge time waste. I think it lures you in especially if you're a class that can use that epic sword. Who wouldn't want an epic sword that they don't even have to raid for? Especially now that raids are actually difficult.Another thing I don't like about arch is the fact that you can apparently (just going on what I've heard because I personally haven't leveled the profession at all) get duplicate artifacts. Maybe that's cool when the artifact is a common or junk item, but if I got a duplicate blue or epic quality item I'd be pissed.Basically arch is a lot like gambling...except instead of using money you're using time. I don't really approve of the profession and I'll only be leveling it if I've exhausted almost everything else there is to do in WoW.
COOL ! This is what I'm looking 4 :X
So far I'm 380/525 and have discovered no rare artifacts... but like an addict at a slot machine I keep doing it... hopefully I'm building karma so I get something epic.
i got cataclysm around 10-15 days after it came. i was the first to max archaeology in my guild and atm i am missing only one achievement... it is ok for thoose that dont mind the grind, lets you flex your ego at thoose who dont grind at all.