Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

999,999 gold 99 silver 99 copper is the World of Warcraft gold cap, which is limited per character. Warcraft Econ recognizes the people that have reached World of Warcraft’s 1 million gold cap as well as those that have achieved feats of obtaining 500k and 250k gold. The old gold cap hall of fame can be found at the bottom of this page. Note that some players can also choose to use screen name or “anonymous” for privacy reasons.  If you have hit the gold cap and can prove it, please contact us with the guidelines at the bottom of the page, to be added in to the Hall of Fame. The name that appears after the realm name contains a link to their respective gold blogs. Also some player’s may have only 1 interview for multiple milestones if their strategies don’t change.

Additional Resources

If you’d like to read additional blog posts about players who have reached gold milestones be sure to head over to the Community Gold-Making Milestones at Power Word:Gold. There you’ll find a listing of gold bloggers and their respective blog post that announced their milestone achievement.

The Current Hall of Fame:

We’re waiting for you to submit your Hall of Fame post. Do it today! Submission details are below.

Tips From Legacy WoW Gold-Capped Players

The Cataclysm Hall of Fame:

Last updated: 1/24/12

HOF Stats: 7 / 47 / 23 / 10

The 2 Million Gold “Trade Prince” Club

The 1 Million Gold Cap Club

The Warcraft Econ 500k Gold Club

The Warcraft Econ 250k Gold Club

Interview Submissions

  • Send your screenshots/interview and proof of gold cap through email for privacy reasons.
  • Many players have started using Addon: MySales as well to prove where their income sources are from
  • Subject of the email should contain your toon name, server-US/EU (ex. Hall of Fame Submission – Bob of Deathwing-US)
  • Must show character name on a live server and “at gold limit” message if gold capped.
  • If submitting proof of 2 million gold, you must show also “the guild bank is at gold limit” message at the same time.
  • Please type out the interview and attach it in the email. (MS Word, Google Docs, OpenOffice, ect.)
  • Please spell/grammar check before you submit. Avoid using smileys, “LOL”, and other leet speak. Keep it professional.
  • Be more in-depth, open, and transparent about your gold making strategies. We want the process and thoughts behind it. Even better, any original methods or ideas you have. Big picture concepts and economic theories are also good.
  • Keep your audience in mind, the majority of our readers are not gold capped although some of them are.
  • You are allowed to link to your own blog, site, and social media. Just don’t over do it or use affiliate links.
  • If possible, avoid formatting and just type in plain text to make it easier for us to turn it into HTML.
  • Try to copy/paste the questions into a word processor to keep the formatting.
  • This is what a complete interview looks like: Sample Interview #1 | Sample Interview #2 | Sample interview #3 | Sample Interview #4 | Sample Interview #5

Interview Questions

Read: Readers have been complaining about short interviews, especially for the 1 and 2 million gold ones. As a reminder… please answer ALL questions with more than just one sentence, at least a paragraph. Well written ones usually contain 2000-4000 words, but content is more important than word count. Also edit out the notes in brackets that appear after the questions.

Please tell us a little about yourself and your gaming experience. (Character name, EU/US server, or inform us of a screen name if you wish to remain anonymous)

Do you raid or PvP? How do you enjoy the game?

What motivated you to collect this amount of gold?

How did you learn to do it?

Is there anyone or a resource you would like to thank that contributed to your success? (Twitter,  blogs, websites, podcasts, and social media links are ok to use here.)

What were some of your early mistakes? How would you do things differently if you had to go back and redo them?

How did you go about getting to this gold amount? Any creative or original ideas? (Separate this part into categories such as professions, other income, ect. The more in-depth, the better. This is the main part of your interview)

What are your main gold-making markets and/or items?

What addons do you use to help you make gold and why are they needed?

Are you still going for more gold?  If so, do you have a new goal? Are you close?

Do many people know you have this amount of gold?

Did you spend your gold on fun things? What have you bought? What things would you like to buy? (Feel free to suggest a new gold sink.)

If you were the professor of a gold making 101 college class, what would be some things you would talk about?

How about an advanced gold making class?

Do you have any good farming strategies or spots? If you don’t farm, please suggest something to farm if you had to pick the best items and locations.

What are your future plans with WoW?

What are you predictions for the future WoW economy? (Anything for upcoming patches and/or the general future of the economy.)

(Optional Question) Please tell us a little bit about how you handle your real life finances. What are the differences and similarities with how you do things in WoW?

(Optional Question) What do you do to pass the time (favorite music, movies, shows, or livestreams) while you are making gold?

Thank you for taking the time to do this interview for Warcraft Econ. Do you have any last words?

After the interview

Once you are done with the interview, spell/grammar check it. Also pick out a short quote to be placed at the top of the interview to get readers interested in what you have to say.

Remember to edit out the notes in brackets. We respect your privacy and will not publish your email, screenshot, and other information aside from the name/screen name/server you use in the first question. Also feel free to include a high-res screenshot of anything you want such as your bank alt, main toon, or something related to making gold.

2 Million Gold Submission Questions

These are additional questions you need to answer. If you already did an interview with the above questions for a lower amount of gold, please answer the ones below as you submit your 2 million gold hall of fame request. Answer with gold making theory and the how and why you do things instead of just what you sell. These must be in-depth and contain a good word count.

How did you go from one to two million gold?

Why did you do the things you did between one and two million?

What are your most profitable markets that represent a large percentage of your net profits and why?

What is the best advice you can give to other players?

The Wrath of the Lich King Hall of Fame:

This the legacy Hall of Fame, which includes players that have reached the old gold cap of 214,748 before Cataclysm as well as those have have reach a full million before the cap was increased. After patch 4.0.1, the gold cap was increased to one million gold.

214748g 36s 46c

214,748 gold 36 silver 46 copper is the World of Warcraft gold cap, which is limited per character. These are the people that have reached the gold cap in no particular order. Note that some player names have been changed for privacy reasons, so a screen name is put in the place of the actual character names.

[Last list update: 12/10/10]

Original Warcraft Millionaires

Original Gold Capped Players

Players that have chosen to use a screen name:

Players that wish to remain anonymous:

  • Anonymous of Icecrown-US