I dread doing this achievement, but I really want the title. Some stating 1110+ solves make me want to cry, before I've even started.
1500 -- *eye twitch*
I'm sitting on 32/41 solves since my 19th and have proc'd one or two of my last pristine's artifact; and, 625 solves so far.
Its really starting to get annoying.
At 537 solves only, still missing 3 pandaren pristines and 5 pandaren artifacts for the collector achievements.
Will take a while i guess, but i need tolvir mount/pet too, only at 247 solves there, so i can still pray for one of these on my journey to Seeker of knowledge.
Every time I solve a regular Pearl of Yu'lon something dies inside, 33 solves no dice. :<
19/20 waiting for my pristine manacles of rebellion, had 53 regular solves on them so far, makes me die little inside
Here to share my experience. Took ~900 solves to get all my pristines. The Ledger was the worst. Not only did I only solve 25 of them overall (compared to 35-50 of each other Mogu artifact), but I consistently got more Panda solves than Mogu. Huge pain in the ass, but at least I got the Tol'vir mount from all the crates.
Needed 715 solves.
All in all, was a huge pain. Almost gave up when i read some people needed 1000+ solves, so guess i´m lucky over all... =)
994 total and and almost two weeks into my 19th pristine, I finished it. During the final push I recorded some numbers:
Averaging 18 digsites a day, 192 total; on raid days I didn't really do it to avoid burning myself out.
243 solves, 11 Pearls across those solves.
So on average I got a pearl every 22 solves, pretty close to a 1/20 rate.
703 solves, all 20x achievs, only 17/20 pristines. Guess I'm not even half ways there yet.
It's been 208 solves since my last pristine, dishartening.
EDIT: It's done! 375 pandaren / 456 mogu - 831 total. Just in time for 5.2!
800 Tol'vir crates gave me lots of vendor trash and a Claw pet.
296/304 solves and done.
i was missing 2 tried for about 30 solves nothing, gave up for 1 month did 2 hours for archaeology and got both within 20 minutes.