This is purely a post just for me. Maybe also for you, if you want to compare things.
Will be updated as I continue to find things.
Things not found yet are bolded.
Things found are colored like in-game.
Total Rares completed: 20 of 32 (63%)
Total Commons completed: 107 of 107 (100%)
I found two 4.1 rares to complete 20:
Haunted War Drums & Voodoo Figurine
SILLY FACTS | updated 28 April 2010
Most Common Common | Zandalari Voodoo Doll (8)
Total artifacts solved | 300 (12,162 fragments)
Top 3 races with most artifacts solved | Troll (79), Night Elf (68), Fossil (51)
Most used rare | Either Fossilized Raptor or The Innkeeper’s Daughter
DWARF | 27 Commons (100%)
Clockwork Gnome | Chalice of the Mountain Kings | Staff of Sorcerer-Thane Thaussarian | The Innkeeper’s Daughter
FOSSIL | 12 Commons (100%)
Ancient Amber | Extinct Turtle Shell | Fossilized Hatchling | Fossilized Raptor | Pterrordax Hatchling
TROLL | 14 Commons (100%)
Haunted War Drum | Voodoo Figurine | Zinrokh, Destroyer of Worlds
NIGHT ELF | 18 Commons (100%)
Bones of Tranformation | Druid and Priest Statue Set | Highborne Soul Mirror | Kaldorei Wind Chimes | Queen Azshara’s Dressing Gown | Tyrande’s Favorite Doll | Wisp Amulet
TOL’VIR | 7 Commons (100%)
Crawling Craw | Pendant of the Scarab Storm | Ring of the Boy Emperor | Scepter of Azi’Aqir | Scimitar of the Sirocco | Staff of Ammunae
DRAENEI | 8 Commons (100%)
Arrival of the Naaru | The Last Relic of Argus
ORC | 9 Commons (100%)
Headdress of the First Shaman
NERUBIAN | 7 Commons (100%)
Blessing of the Old God | Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron
VRYKUL | 5 Commons (100%)
Nifflevar Bearded Axe | Vrykul Drinking Horn
My favorite addon was Archy, but it’s long been not updated, and 4.1 finally broke it beyond my tolerance for using. The frame for the digsite listing broke, such that it extends the entire height of my screen, obscuring other things on my screen, and sticking the digsite list to the top of my screen.
I’m currently doing default UI, with a 2-button actionbar off my Dominos bars to hold Archaeology and Survey for easy, lazy reach. But I’m looking around at other Archaeology addons. I may just see if I can code my own minimal addon.
It’s also rather cool to see how good I’ve gotten at eyeballing the red/yellow/green distances, so I don’t even really need the distance marker from Archy anymore. Well, it’s more of a rhythmic feeling — yellow is enough to get on my flying mount, go up then back down again — than literally looking at the screen.
I got DBM-Archaeology, after DBM removed the keystone found sounds. I find them funny sometimes and awesome all the time. Watch out: it uses Master Sound for the volume; the boss mod uses that sound setting to be heard over dimmed down Ambience and regular Sounds.
MANY DIGSITES, HANDLE IT
A macro I found on Wowpedia that prints a list of Archaeology stats to your chat frame. The format comes out as ” Race: #UniqueFinds (Rares, EverSolved) “.
/run local g,a,n,c,r=GetArtifactInfoByRace for x=1,9 do r,a,n,c=0,0,GetArchaeologyRaceInfo(x),GetNumArtifactsByRace(x)for y=1,c do a=a+select(9,g(x,y))r=r+select(3,g(x,y))end print(n..’: ‘..c..’ (rare: ‘..r..’ solved: ‘..a..’)')end