- Author: milliondollarpuppy
- Date: November 20, 2022
- Expansion: WotLK Classic
While the gold cap has basically remained static since Vanilla, some community members are curious about a potential rise in the gold cap, as farming gold has become much easier in Northrend and Outland than it was in the Old World.
However, Blizzard seems to have invested time into looking into the question and doesn’t feel an increase is necessary at this time. Their information suggests that even in the 100th percentile of players, very few have reached the current cap. Blizzard did point out that they would revisit the topic if a much larger percentage of players reached the gold cap.
While gold is definitely more plentiful from quests, dailies, and other sources in Wrath Classic, we don’t really feel like raising the gold cap would be healthy for the game at this point. We’ve been looking at gold data across all characters and also across all level 80s, and in general even the 100th percentile average (among level 80 characters in particular) is nowhere near the gold cap. We’ll keep an eye on it and may revisit this if we start seeing averages across the high-90’s percentiles start to bump up against the cap but we aren’t very close to that point and the cap that is in place is likely still appropriate.