Doing archaeology just to obtain one specific item will make you want to tear your hair out, it is a RNG nightmare. And there's nothing there that can't be easily replaced these days, so the combat gear bits are fun perqs, but not really anything worth grinding for. But, there are a ton of fun vanity items you can get, the keystones can often be sold for decent gold, and it's a good way to kill time. So yeah, it just depends on what you're after.
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