0100 This section concerns content exclusive to World of Warcraft .
In WoW. there are various types of currency; money, of course, but also honor system currencies and faction currencies.
Currency tab Edit
These can be represented by an inventory item that must be carried, but money has long been tracked as a numeric value only, not represented in inventory, and as of Patch 3.0.2. many currencies are now tracked in the Currency tab of the character window and have no inventory item. (When the patch was applied, these inventory items were converted and were removed from inventories.) (References to a Token tab of the character window appear to refer to a beta implementation.)
These virtual items with no inventory representation show up as icons in the currency page and on price lists for items they can purchase.
Main bag currency display Edit
Traditionally, and by default, the amount of money a character has is displayed in the margin below the main bag in the main bag window when the main bag is opened. This is convenient for purchases, since the main bag will open automatically when a vendor is accessed. With Patch 3.0.2. this line can be set on the Currency tab to display a different currency other than money by selecting tracking for that currency on the Currency tab, however addons for bags may stop additional tracked currencies from showing up. Tracking can also be set back to track money.
All money is stored on the server as a 32 bit integer amount of copper. The WoW client UI calculates the amount of gold, silver, and copper for presentation to the player.
Money can be transferred or given away. Since non-item currencies do not have a binding property, technically none of them are bound, but the game provides no mechanism for transferring non-item currencies other than money. Several interfaces facilitate the transfer of money among characters, including a section of the trade window, a section of the mail interface, the C.O.D. section of the mail interface, and various parts of the auction interface.
Non-item currencies, including money, cannot be destroyed, they can only be accumulated and spent, or transferred (money only) as related above.
Points as currencies Edit
As of 0400 Patch 4.0.3. the following points are tracked on the Currency tab:
Removed points Edit