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2-14-2010 @ 3:28PM
I find it funny that in the poll, a perecentage of people said the most money the have had over 214,748g, 36s, and 47c and even some said over a million gold, even though the cap is 214,748g, 36s, and 47c. Don't lie people, it hurts my feelings. :([removed]
2-14-2010 @ 3:34PM
I believe that 214,748g, 36s, 47c is a per-character cap. In theory it's possible to have 2,147,483g, 64s, 70c on a single server.
2-15-2010 @ 12:00PM
Johnny, the 214k limit is per toon. A couple ways to continue earning more is to send gold to another toon or just use a guild bank, which doesn't have a gold limit afaik.
2-14-2010 @ 3:43PM
Yeah, be honest like me, max money I've ever had is 2000g. That's right, I'm really bad at moneymaking. And I have 4 80s. 4 80s and not any single one has got anything over 2000g.Therefore I can already say now that you'll be my favourite person on WoW.com, Basil.
2-14-2010 @ 3:45PM
That's the gold cap per character, you know.
2-14-2010 @ 3:49PM
Not to mention that guild banks can store a loooooot of gold too. There've been reports of people with more than 1 million in theirs.
2-14-2010 @ 3:56PM
You are ignorant if you believe that. Buying gold is against the TOS and gold sellers get their gold from hacking accounts. By buying gold you are promoting hacking accounts and gold theft. I can only hope there was supposed to be sarcasm in your statement. Remember. Text on the Internet is not the best medium for sarcasm.
2-14-2010 @ 4:46PM
Grogman, the Internet is in fact a fantastic medium for expressing sarcasm, it is not, however, a good place for people who have trouble discerning what is sarcasm.
2-14-2010 @ 11:46PM
The gold cap is 214,748g, 36s, 46c. Why it stops at 46c, we haven't been able to figure out, but none of us have been able to cram that extra copper piece in there. (Guild Banks have a significantly higher limit.)
2-15-2010 @ 3:04AM
The reason it stops at that exact number is because of the type of variable Blizzard uses to store the amount of gold. I could get into specifics here, but suffice it to say it's a programming thing that makes perfect sense in a world of floats, longs, varchars and the like.
2-15-2010 @ 4:09AM
Funny you say that Mejari. When the engine was first designed, the developers must have thought no one would ever come close to 241,000. Considering how hard it was to make money in Vanilla, this was a good assumption back then.
2-15-2010 @ 1:19PM
@pandaba, "Funny you say that Mejari. When the engine was first designed, the developers must have thought no one would ever come close to 241,000. Considering how hard it was to make money in Vanilla, this was a good assumption back then."It's an actual technical limitation per character - convert the value to pure copper, and it's 2^31-1. The gold is stored in a signed variable, so this is the highest positive number the variable can support.
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