Below is the long over-due interview with Scut , second to claim all 32 rares!
Thanks to Morpsend for opting to conduct the interview & to Scut for taking the time to talk with us.
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Morpsend: Why did you get into archaeology?
Scut: Originally, I started just because I wasn’t into raiding as much as I was in the past, and I also wanted to get the Bug mount. I have wasted a lot of WoW-hours afking, searching for rare spawn mounts (TLPD, Phosphorescent, now the Camel), so grinding through arch to get a cool mount was worth it.
Morpsend: Did you use any mods or helpful macros?
Scut: I used ArchDB and Archy to track my progress, but other than those I had nothing. I bound my dig key to a mouse button and used click to move to make digging less painful.
Now the only macro I use makes me use most of my arch items at once while attention whoring in Orgrimmar.
Morpsend: Did you do anything to help you while digging, like watching tv, listening to music, or anything?
Scut: I definitely always had the TV on and iTunes open, but I also started trying to get better at chess while I was flying to a digsite. More often than not, I would have WoW in windowed mode while either playing chess or watching a movie.
Morpsend: Did you plan to go for all 32/32 from the start?
Scut: No. At the start I wanted just the Bug mount, but when that didnt come until my late teens (solves), I figured I should push for Professor (back in Feb.) Being a rogue, just about all of the rares are completely worthless to me, so I spent downtime enchanting them with awful enchants and linking them to friends (22 INT/ Spirit Reforge on Troll sword). It seems everyone has at least one rare that takes a ridiculous time to queue up, and luckily for me it was the Nelf rare trinket. With so many Nelf sites, I was able to find it faster (even if it was around 500 solves) than someone looking for a Troll rare.
After I got Professor I essentially stopped doing arch, and then later stopped playing WoW all together. When I later re-subbed I figured that since most of my friends either quit or transferred, that I might as well go for all 32.
Morpsend: What would you like to see in the future from archaeology?