Gold Cap Challenge: Update 38

I’ve been working hard on my BfA spreadsheet this week, but I still found some time for the challenge. Mainly crafting up a bunch of Felsteel Longblades as well as finishing up the pre-patch questline on my warrior to be ready for launch.

You can find the original post here and my earlier updates here.

The Rules

  • Same realm as Zero to One Million
  • No transfered battlepets
  • No transfered gold
  • Get to gold cap


  • A1: /played since last update: 4 hours
  • A1: /played total: 11 days 21 hours
  • A2: /played since last update: 4 hours
  • A2: /played total: 4 days 12 hours
  • Total gold account 1 (missions and quests): 518 158 gold
  • Total gold account 2 (AH character):  5 399 423 gold
  • Total AH value: 2 440 481 gold
  • Total gold Acquired: 19 729 100 gold
  • Total gold spent: 14 329 677 gold

What did I do?

We can see I did a good amount of work on my Banker this week. Mostly as I spent a lot of time working on my spreadsheet so I was always logged in on my banker as well.

My liquid gold went down by about 135k this week. Mostly because I entered the Medallion of the Legion market which requires a lot of gold. This also means my AH value increased by 570k, so overall I am doing quite well. Sales were a bit down, only totalling 136k this week, but next week will see us enter Battle for Azeroth with a ton of new opportunities.

We can easily see that the Medallions have had a large impact so far, mostly by costing me a lot of gold.

TSM sales

This week I did not sell any panthers or Felsteel Longblades. My top value item sold was 4 Medallions of the Legion. My average buy price is 15k, so that is a decent 4.3k profit per medallion. If you’re unfamiliar with this market I’ll be writing up a guide pretty soon. It’s a simple flipping market that relies on players wanting to use the Medallions to quickly finish the achievement for Warlords of Draenor Flying.

I’ve also been selling a LOT of gems. I expect players are optimizing the gear they will start BfA with to cut down on the leveling time as much as possible. Next time we will be half a week into BfA with most likely a lot of new ideas about gold making. I’ll be focusing on enchanting and jewelcrafting early, most likely selling materials from prospecting or disenchanting until I get the relevant recipes.


This one will be discontinued until TSM4 re-adds the inventory view.

Follow the challenge!

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2 thoughts on “Gold Cap Challenge: Update 38

  1. Congrats on getting everything ready for BfA!
    By the way, how is it going with the idea you had posted on Twitter recently about setting a very audacious goldmaking goal and changing / refining your approach to focus on only the most profitable markets? (in terms of time vs. reward)

    1. I’ll probably do that after I finish the Gold Cap Challenge. It will be of a completely different nature, so I want to keep the focus on finishing the challenge as quickly as possible.

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