Artifact's are only found in their specific zone.
But artifact locations (there are a lot) SEEM to be non-random.
Ex: You can find artifact XXXXX at location's X Y and Z. But no matter how many time you return to location A you will never get artifact XXXXX. So what I want to do, if people will use it.
They know that if you want (as a said before) a Book of Hexes, they can go to the wiki page and see, ok so this MAY show up at locations X, Y, and Z. I am going to go there and try my luck instead of running in circles and getting nothing.
EDIT: I know for a fact that the same EXACT location gives you several different artifacts. (Not at once obviously)
EDIT2: I don't know that every location does not have a chance to give you every single artifact for an area but in my experience I believe that they act like regular gathering nodes; that they have their own mini loot table.
Edited, Mar 24th 2011 5:21pm by Danex317
Edited, Mar 24th 2011 5:25pm by Danex317
I wouldn't say it's specific x, y, z coordinates.
This is just as much theory as yours, but what I notice is that they are found in certain ranges. For example, there's X spawn points in one area, Y spawn points in another area, and so forth. The spawn points otherwise function as you theorized in EDIT2, that they only churn out specific results. If you camp a spawn, eventually you'll get all the results and have to move on. Thus the only way to get some of the rarer results is to find the spawn points that are off the beaten path, so to speak.