If you don't agree with the intent behind that design or its implementation, that's okay. Just say so, you know? In fact, we enjoy it when players are able to post constructively on topics they feel passionately about it. We want the game to be as fun as possible, and if you're not having fun, we like knowing why.
I don't know where you have been for the past three months, but the community has been crying for attention pertaining to specific issues for almost 3 months now in the profession forums. There have been hundreds if not thousands of threads on what we (the player base) see as wrong in the current implementation of archaeology. For the first month a lot of the threads were great suggestions on what to change to make it more enjoyable, but after being ignored for 3 months almost every archaeology thread has devolved into a public forum for people to lend each other their shoulders to cry on.
Our main gripe is that the community feels we are being ignored. We waited patiently for a blue to say something, anything, about archaeology and the only post we got?...
Hey just wanted to say thank you blizz for the improvements to acheaology. More Tol Vir sites and you make some decent coin while farming it. : ) thanks guys!
Great to hear that the change is helping. We'll continue keeping a close eye on things.
After two months of community outrage that is the reply we get?
This poster pretty much summed up how we feel nicely.
It is truly heartening to finally see a blue post on Archaeology.
It is truly infuriating for said post to simply be acknowledging thanks and not touch on or enlighten us about any of the myriad problems with this profession, some arguably more important than the placement of Tol'Vir sites and the CD on Survey.
It is truly frustrating, but thank you regardless, I suppose. *Goes off to sulk*
Now don't get me wrong, I like the concept that archaeology brought to the table and I have it maxed on two characters and this one is 19/20 for professor 0/10 for the Vial Recipe, and I still chug along mindlessly doing it so I can get either one of those and stop for good.
We just want some acknowledgment that, "Hey, we see that you guys are not having fun with the way it was implemented, so we are looking into it."