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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Captain's Log

Day 4
It's been four days since I began my journey.  Still no sign of the fabled staff nor the long-forgotten sword.  My pick is worn to a nub; I've begun clawing at the dirt with my fingernails. I need a manicure.

As I press on into the night I am calmed by the sounds of the fifth episode of Auction House Junkies.  I partake of Flix of the Net to pass the time.  I feel that, should this continue, I may soon lose my mind.

It's getting dark. I don't know how much longer I will last, if my effort will all be in vain.  But I know I must keep going. I must keep fighting. I shall not give up.


So I've decided Spring Break has given me a good amount of time to sit down and seriously grind out some Archaeology. Well, honestly I'd already done quite a bit.  I've finished all of Northrend and Outland and have every Archaeology achievement. I'm still missing the Troll sword, the Dwarf staff, and a few Tol'vir rares though, and so that's what I'm spending this evening and a few more shooting for.

A while back, after I first put up my contact information on the top of the right column I got several e-mails from folks with questions and comments. Loved it!  I have a few posts and videos I'm working on right now but would love to answer any questions y'all have to throw my way.  If you have a question you'd like to see answered here at Nerf Faids or if you have anything you want me to talk about please just shoot me an e-mail, I love to get them! They'll break my archaeology monotony. =D

Faidtastic (at) gmail (dot) com


  1. Faid, you are crazy. I also was fooled for a while with this time sink called Archeology. After hitting 525, I had this foolish notion that my last NELF artifact was right around the corner, after 20 solves and no doll, I thought something might be wrong. So, I popped on the forums, and much to my chagrin, I read horror stories of folks upwards of 300+ solves and still hadn't seen the doll. Come back to your sanity! Say no to archeology, time is money friend! And you are wasting gobs of time for gear that will be likely be obsolete in 4.1 or 4.2.

    I sincerely wish you luck!

  2. You're a better (crazier?) person than me! Once I got my professor title, I never ever ever dug again. On any alt, even the ones not 85 yet for the free XP. I just can't do it. I really want the troll sword and the TV hand pet, but I can't dig more.

    To Dennis above: It took me 296 NE solves before I finally got the doll.

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