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11-11-2011 @ 9:28PM
I find some of the results of this survey questionable at best - and, to be fair, the survey clearly states the likelihood of error given the way the survey was conducted. Not that this is a particularly important issue. But I've always been curious about how much gold other people have.The reason I've always been curious is because after 4 years of playing I've never talked to anyone who had more gold than I do. They all think I'm "rich" And the most I've ever had is 150K. Now, I know, a lot of people have more than that across all realms, so don't everyone comment and say "I have hit the gold cap!" as though you were in the majority, because hitting it wouldn't be hard, it would just be tedious and pointless. :) But the reason I find error with the result of the survey is that it seems the VAST majority of players I've met over the years have very, very little gold, yet the survey states that 28% have over 100K. I'm on a high-pop server and I feel that number cannot possibly be accurate.
11-11-2011 @ 9:34PM
As I've mentioned before most of the sources of error would skew the results upwards, so these are the "upper limits" so it's very likely the average is lower, a lower % is over 100k, and the disparity is greater.Also, I don't know about anyone else, but i never admit how much gold I have i public :P
11-11-2011 @ 11:16PM
The more gold you have, the less likely you are to admit to it. I probably have more gold than my entire guild put together, yet I can whine about repair bills and the high costs of flasks with the best of them. The players with 30K or 60K will often readily admit to what they have, but above that many will attempt to obscure their numbers rather than boast about them.
11-12-2011 @ 1:16AM
LOL. Well, I don't know how anyone might know who "Altmaster" is in the game, so I feel safe. Besides, I said the "most gold I ever had was 150K". I may be down to 2 bits by now. ;)And if I had a million gold, I'd still farm for mats if Twilight Jasmine is selling for 250g/stack. heh.
11-12-2011 @ 1:25AM
I'm with you about the numbers being off. Likewise everyone in my guild thought I was rich too. And I only had 10k gold, everyone else in the guild had about 1-2k at any given time. This was across all characters. Of course this was last year. But everyone stopped playing around the same time so our gold levels are still the same. If everyone in my guild were still playing, I'm sure the gold levels would still be about the same, me with 10k and everyone else around 2k. However if the 3 of us that kept an extra storage guild vault were to sell everything we had, we probably would have hit 50k each.
11-12-2011 @ 5:06AM
I would have to say my experience is somewhat opposite of yours. Especially for people who have been playing this game for a long time (and there are a lot of them), the 35k mark as mentioned is pretty easy to accumulate. I know of a great many people who are way way over 100k.The only ones I think of as "rich" are the people that are over a million gold. And I knew people who had that amount well before cataclysm. I think, at any given time, you really only "need" around 10k or so, to make sure all your gear is enchanted and gemmed.Especially with the RDF and all it's gold rewards (as well as loot drops), people just naturally seem to accumulate money. The only people who don't are ones that spend it as soon as they get it for every mount/pet/boe/tchotchke that the game has. Columns and blogs like Gold Capped have helped spread the wealth of winning the AH game. And also when you have long-established raid guilds, a lot of those guilds are swimming in more gold than they could possibly ever spend (even moreso now with the guild perks adding even more gold to the banks).
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