Is this intended?
Artifacts always counted, meaning a triple crafter could advance this achievement. Fitting with the change from Plaques to MCM's which encourages a triple gatherer and triple crafters.
There was a change in the achievement text a while back to show only mining and foraging, meaning not butchering. I took it at first to mean not artifacts too. But as artifacts were still counting I had no concerns in following Trion's nudge towards changing from the old trade + gather mixture on characters to triple gatherer + triple crafters. dropping and re-leveling 6 full trades.
Patch 1.8 states that butchering will now count, yey for lvl 50's AoE every mob in SW and on, guess it will mask the terrible bot problem. /shrug. But unless I'm mistaken, there was no mention about artifacts no longer counting.
Achievement text still says forage or mine btw too.
So, WAI? And if so, why remove artifacts?