Today I thought I’d take a little look at the level of riches and AH value in classic so you can get an idea of if you’re doing well or not. Overall there are quite few players focusing on the AH for goldmaking, so there is a ton of opportunity.
How much gold does players typically have?
Typically the gold players have on them ranges from 100 to 1000 gold. Of course the reddit comments are slightly skewed towards richer and more hardcore players. It’s more fun to brag, and more players on reddit are above average in terms of interest.
The largest number of players seem to be from 500 gold and down, but a lot of players have also stockpiled materials to some degree.
How much do the richest players have?
The top players I’ve seen have passed the 20 000 gold mark. Frostadamus has done this, as have some other players. Mostly these people have relied on farming Dire Maul East to a significant degree. Warlocks, Mages and hunters are the best solo farm classes and typically represent the richest players, although as we all know every class has it’s niches and thus potential riches.
How rich am I?
My liquid gold is not to impressive, typically hovering in the same range as average redditors. I do have a lot of AH value though. I am currently in the top 5 of sellers on the auction house on Firemaw, one of the highest population EU realms. This is mostly entirely through alchemy. My auctions have a value of about 2.5k, which is a lot lower than I would have imagined is necessary to break top 5.
How are you doing?
Are you rich or just scraping by?
If you have 1.5-2000 gold value between your auctions and liquid you are currently doing quite well. Try to avoid investing in expensive gear and keep investing in profitable items for the AH so you can grow your capital. And don’t be afraid to do some farming to supplement your gold!