09/19/2012 11:08 PMRight now I started it up again out of boredom / to get bearded axes for a monk alt. This definitely isn't the case. I'm still getting quite a few night elf dig sites.
Posted by Dignity
It might be that there aren't that many Night Elf digsites in Northrend for you to notice the reduction.
I don't know what the true reduction is supposed to be, as Blizzard said it would be "significant". Many people here, and on other websites seem to put the reduction at around 30% if I remember correctly.
So a reduction on a small subset will be hard to feel as you fly around Northrend surveying.
The reason is that there are about 30 digsites in Northrend. Of those, 4 are Night Elf (4/30 --> 13.3%).
If there is a reduction of 30%, you should be seeing Night Elf digsites roughly 9.3% of the time (70% of 13.3).
On paper, there is a reduction, but I don't know that I would feel the difference between 13.3 and 9.3.