Making Money With Archeology

Posted December 8th, 2010 by Miss Mediocre

This will be a short post, as I am still busy playing my first day of the expansion, but I wanted to point something out about Archeology that I just figured out!

I’ve been playing around with Archeology for a few hours, and I found that once I reached a skill level of 100, I didn’t get points for finding fragments anymore, I’d only get them for solving. I also had noticed a few uncommon items that I’d looted while finding the fragments. These were :

Troll Tablet
Highborn Scroll
Dwarven Rune Scroll
Draenei Tome
Orc Blood Text

These items can be added to certain relics to reduce the cost of fragments to complete them, and guess what? They aren’t soulbound! They are a pretty rare find, but if you’re just toying with Archeology right now anyway, and are more interested in making gold, you could throw them in the Auction House for pretty much any price you want! There were none in my Auction House yet, as I don’t think many people have realized they are sellable, or even that they exist!

Relm First Archeology is already finished on my server, but getting 200 points (100-300) just from solving relics takes a long time, and these scroll items will really cut down on the time for anyone who doesn’t enjoy flying around to dig sites.

I realize this won’t help everyone make some extra gold, but if you’re like me and have been playing around with the new profession a bit anyway, but not seriously, why not sell these to players who’d rather fork out the gold than go and find them themselves?

Happy Digging!
Miss Mediocre <3

3 Responses to “Making Money With Archeology”

  1. Indy

    I’m currently about 250 archeology or so, and I’ve got some of those keystones — and have been using them.

    I didn’t use them for some of the first items, but I have after that… and so far, my experience suggests that the supply of keystones outweighs the available slots to use them in. This may change at higher archeology skill, but I’m thinking there isn’t likely a long-term market opportunity here. I have more than I can use from surveying. I suspect everyone will.

  2. Miss Mediocre

    Indy : I have been finding them a lot less frequently in Outland, and found next to no dwarven ones while in Azeroth, but had lots of troll ones to spare. Maybe you were just luckier than me, or maybe I’m just really unlucky and no one will need more than they find on their own, lol.

  3. Indy

    Yes, I am thinking luck is going to play a fair role here… not just in the drops of the keystones, but also what relics people are given to put together. A fair percentage of them aren’t able to use keystones at all. I just got a rare that used several.

    I am certainly not positive how it’s going to go.

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