WoW WotLK Classic: Devs explain why there will be no gold cap increase
In Classic WoW, items from raids in random raids are often distributed via GDKP – i.e. via gold. On the classic servers, items are sold for more gold than a single character can technically have with them. When asked, a developer explains why the gold cap in WotLK Classic will not be increased for the time being.
In retail WoW, players can pocket almost ten million gold per character, but in the reboot of WotLK it’s only about 214,000 gold, like Kruffz in the official WoW forum correctly notes. 214,000 gold is a lot of gold by WotLK standards, but the popular gold DKP runs show that players own a lot more gold than they did back then.
Already in TBC Classic, players have gold DKP runs Spent up to 880,000 gold on a single item. So the question is justified, whether one should increase the gold cap in WotLK Classic as a quality-of-life change. However, the developers see no reason to act, like WoW (buy now ) Classic Game Producer Aggrend writes in the official forum.
Most players are not at the gold cap anyway
“While there is definitely more gold coming from quests, daily and other sources in Wrath Classic, we don’t think raising the gold cap would be healthy for the game at this point. We’ve looked at the gold records of every character and also every 80 level , and generally even the 100th percentile average (especially for the 80s characters) isn’t anywhere near as high as the gold cap,” according to the Dev.
“We’ll keep an eye on it and maybe think about it againwhen we find that the 90th percentile averages are hitting the ceiling, but we’re not very close to that point and the current ceiling is probably still reasonable,” the blue post continued.
Source | us.forums.blizzard.com