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[WoW] Did you know? Gold cap!

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It is the limit it makes perfect sense, gold is measured in copper and the copper limit is 2147483648, or as you saw in the picture 214748 gold 36 silver 48 copper. (picture had a little less)

This is 2 to the power of 31, which is an signed int32 basically + or - 2,147,483,647, but honestly because this value is used for money they really sure of used an unsigned int and effectively raised the gold cap to 4,294,967,296 copper without changing space requirements.

It is not optimized coding, but honestly most coders would of done the same thing because we are used to using int32 which is signed by default. But now that a legitimate player has actually reached the gold cap, I would imagine that they will revisit the code and change it to an unsigned int32.

Welcome to computer programming have a nice day.

This gold cap seems to be per toon not per account or per account per server. The fact that I am unlikely to get anywhere near it while Lyrana (Priest) eats cash like it is candy is just besides the point!

From the comments thread on this page: World of Warcraft - English (NA) Forums -> Did you know? Gold cap! (Pics)
Via: Google.



( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 27th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
What About Int 64?
I can't imagine how anyone could farm that much gold. That needs to be checked into.

I would love to dual spec my priest. Raelus is pure holy at the moment and is leveling because healers are so popular in instances.
Mar. 28th, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
Re: What About Int 64?
Thank goodness I could afford to dual spec Lyrana (and buy her cold weather flying - but now I am almost skint!). Some days I am up to DPSing but not to healing - and I get more grief from some groups if they are useless and wipe andwant to blame the healer. The only grief I get for my DPS is that it can be a little low - then again I am getting good enough gear now to be able to out DPS some DPS DKs!

Lyrana on Armory
Lyrana on WoW Heroes

Both of her specs are specs I have copied via google - it could be that my DPS/Shadow spec is not that good.
Mar. 30th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
Re: What About Int 64?
I love WOW but out of millions of players I have yet to find a group who are not twits. My druid was resto until about lvl 50. Then I had these 2 pallys in an instance suck down every bit if healing mana and all my potions with out so much as a ty. I respeced over to feral and leveled to 79.

I would love to learn more about your WOW adventures. There are few people I can compare notes with.
Mar. 30th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
Re: What About Int 64?
To be honest I rarely have the RL memory or time/spoons to write about what I do in WoW unless it is something like guild drama. I spend a lot of time now on my priest doing PUG random Heroics and gearing up to raid/heal. the PUG dungeon system has meant I can log in for a short time (on whatever toon) and just do a dungeon and then go off and solo for a bit. That said, I think the Armory and WoW-Heroes show what a toon did most lately.
Mar. 27th, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
Can a person actually carry around that much gold?
Mar. 28th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
In WoW we can carry a LOT - there does not seem to be any drawback to carrying horses, mammoths and so on as long as we have enough bag slots/space available! Nobody said the Encumbrance rules even existed in WoW, let alone that they were realistic. ;-p

Edited at 2010-03-28 03:33 pm (UTC)
Mar. 30th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
I thought you were carrying a whistle that summoned a mount. We had serious encumbrance limits in EQ. These were a pain. The twink for that was weight reducing bag recipes. I don't miss such things.
Mar. 30th, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Clarification
Oh, could be these days. But when you buy the mammoth and have yet to 'learn' it the mammoth sits there in your bags…

Also, all that stone and ore if you are a miner - the leather and hides (a whole mammoth hide? Those critters are HUGE!) as a skinner must be heavy too!

I remember paper and dice roleplaying where encumbrance was all (e.g. D&D b4 ADnD and MERP).
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