World of Warcraft – Negative gold problem

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negative-gold.jpgThere is a flaw in World of Warcrafts statistics for “Total gold acquired”. A couple years ago, players discovered that the most a character can hold is 2^31 (or 2147483648) copper pieces of currency. This is what is known as the “gold cap” in World of Warcraft. A single character cannot hold more gold than this in his backpack, otherwise an error is reported.
Unfortunately, the statistics Blizzard keeps works differently. If you
were to acquire more than 2^31 copper pieces, it basically goes into
the negatives. That is, it will go as:
…, 2147483646, 2147483647, 2147483648, -2147483648, -2147483647, ….
and back to 0.

tried this and managed to get into the negatives, and eventually get it
back to 0… and then up to 2147483648 again lol. I wonder if blizzard
has a counter to see how many times you went into the negatives and got
back up to 0.

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