Anyone who has played World of Warcraft in the last couple years has heard tale of the WoW gold cap, the mythical number slightly over 214,700 where players stop gaining gold due the numerical formulas used by Blizzard to calculate gold values. The number has been hinted at a few times in the past, but in the last few months, with high yield Wrath farming methods, many more players have supposedly managed to hit it. Here are three tips for how to work toward the WoW gold cap successfully.
1. Get the Right Add-Ons
Step one is to find the right add-ons for your game client. You'll need to be sure that you have add-ons that will allow you to quickly scan, analyze and utilize auction house data. For many players Auctioneer is enough, but Auctionator is increasingly becoming the add-on of choice for this. Additionally, it is recommended that you pick up Market Watcher and Postal as these two add-ons provide you with a great deal of additional functionality and data when you go into each transaction. The more data you have, the better you will be able to use what you have.
2. Stop Farming and Questing
Many people have been told that farming and questing are good enough ways to make gold and will work fine for anyone that needs the cash. But, think of it this way. The most gold you'll make daily questing is 250 or 300 an hour and the most you'll ever make farming is 750 an hour. If you're interested in hitting the WoW gold cap, you'll need to farm almost 300 hours to hit that mark and the questing will pretty much never get you there. These are good methods for those that are content with low gold counts and who enjoy the activity. Everyone else needs to move on.
3. Work on Creative Auction House Methods
Anyone with a gold guide uses the Auction house to make gold these days. For this reason, you need to push yourself and find new and exciting ways to make gold that do not involve spending so much time just buying and selling. Learn how to transfer items between servers and factions, how to make an item go up in value through price manipulation, how to move things around carefully to control how the game operates. These are all valuable auction house skills on the road to the gold cap.
The real key to hitting the WoW gold cap is not in farming endlessly (though that is technically possible), but in using the auction house carefully and creatively in a way that will allow you to get there faster and more efficiently.
Source White Market