The results are in for the World of Warcraft Gold Survey 2013! This year due the size of the report things will be done a bit differently. The 2013 report is published as a pdf document which you can download below.
The survey ran from October 28th through November 10th, 2013 and collected 3,878 usable results. The survey was voluntary and requests for respondents were posted at the following locations:
- WoW Insider
- MMO-Champion Forums
- Wowhead Forums
- US and EU official forums
- The Golden Crusade
- Phat Lewts Gold Blog
- Social media
The mean gold players reported having was 472,979 gold, and the median was 100,000 gold. Of the 3,878 responses, 3,133, or 80.8% of the responses, were under the sample mean. The 1st and 3rd quartiles were 25,000 and 325,000, respectively.
Of the 3,878 responses, 74.9% of responses identified as playing on North American servers, while 25.1% of responses identified as playing on European servers. The average player reportedly started playing World of Warcraft 6 years ago (sample mean was 6.12 years, median 6).
Of this year’s respondents, 74.8% reported having never taken the survey before, 8.3% were unsure, and 16.9% reported having taken the survey before.
I’d like to thank everyone who took the survey and especially those who have helped spread the word. The World of Warcraft community is absolutely amazing, and projects like this would not be possible without players support.