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  • World of Warcraft
  • 6,717 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 1,378,313 Total Downloads
  • Updated 06/24/2015
  • Created 12/17/2010
  • 1,457 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4.4
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About Archaeology Helper

Archaeology Helper accelerates your surveying by providing triangulation on a Heads-Up Display (HUD)

  • Survey then press green, yellow or red button to add new sector to the HUD and narrow down the position of your fragment
  • HUD optionally includes GatherMate2 pins showing possible fragment positions, further accelerating the process
  • Shows Dig Sites on Battlefield Minimap
  • Keybindings and various settings

How to use

Go to dig site, Right Click last button (spade) to show HUD and Left Click to cast Survay. Then ROTATE YOUR CHAR, BUT DON'T MOVE in the needed direction and press colored button according to Survey result. Move to other location, do same again.
It is strongly recommended to use in conjunction with GatherMate2, which will show all previous or imported dig-points on the HUD. When using GatherMate2 jump onto fragment before gathering! GatherMate2 data accuracy depends on that. Minimap zoom buttons also zoom the HUD display.


Left Click main window to move it
Right Click main window: opens config

Left Click on colored button: adds new sector to the HUD
Right Click on colored button: temporarily hide/show that color

Arrow button: undo last sector

Left Click spade: cast Survey
Right Click spade: show/hide the HUD
Middle Click spade: open Archaeology window

Use "/arh" or "/arhcfg" for command line help


On the HUD you can also see player arrow in the center and very small red circle that represents survey success range. And ofc all colored transparent overlapping areas that were set by you with colored buttons.

How to help

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  • #102
    Great work! Thank you! Please consider adding a checkmark in the options for "Full Circle" instead of arc segment. The way I use your add-on right now, is I literally turn in place and paint a full circle around my character. It's really hard to do and takes a long time. If you make full circles (and donuts) it would be so much easier!!! Thanks!!
  • #101
    This is a really great addon, thanks for the good work. is there a plan to add localization to support other languages than english? it would be good to have it in german for my guildmembers and me. if you need translators, i can do this for the german language.
  • #99
    The newest gm2 has an option to only display arch nodes in zones with active sites, so you can cross that one off your list as it pulls them off your hud too:)

    The not displaying non-arch gm nodes on the hud would be cool too, if possible.
    I dont have a mining char, does the hud affect ore node display?
  • #100
    The non-arch nodes on the hud doesnt seem to be all of them. For example fishing ones are left on the minimap and dont go to the hud.
  • #98
    This is by far the greatest Archaeology addon, keep up the good work.
  • #97
    For some reason, in The Broken Commons (by Dire Maul), the hud display disappears in certain areas.
  • #90
    Ok, this add on works for me, but the problem is it's completely unnecessary imo. It takes an already simple task and adds steps to it that don't really give you much in the way of making the job easier. If anything this add on generates extra steps to an already easy profession.
  • #95
    You either haven't been doing archaeology for very long, or you are using the plugin incorrectly then. Either way, your feedback is incorrect and not needed.
  • #94
    So don't use it? Common sense is hard.
  • #89
    version 0.9 bugged out on macro, I use macro to do /arh ar to add red, and do the same for yellow and green, it's not working anymore so I revert back to 0.83
  • #92
    sorry for that, have not checked.
    fixed in 0.91, also commands to "toggle color" and "remove last" are added now.
  • #87
    FYI - *possible* issue with latest release. Noticed that the Archeology UI opens up empty (not listing nodes). Resolution: /reloadui clears it up. It is, however, inconvenient. Love the AddOn
  • #88
    correction: Not Listing anything on the Races tab (had "nodes" on the brain...)
  • #93
    fixed in 0.91
    it was due badly writen blizzard's function wich fails their addon
  • #86
    If you are still adding features, it might be cool to temporarily disable the hud if you are not in a zone with an active site. I think this is possible to detect. I saw some other arch addon that listed zones with active sites.
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