On the Diablo 3 profile screen, there is a stat called collected gold.
What does it include?
- Gold picked up from the ground?
- Gold earned from quests?
- Gold collected from the trade screen?
- Sales to vendors?
- Sales to the auction house?
I wanted to test this out my selling some items on the auction house and then seeing if the value changed.
- My Gold Collected before using the AH
- Selling some fallen teeth on the AH
- Gold Collected after using the AH
As you can see, the amount does not change from selling items on the auction house. And yes, I did click “Send to Stash”.
Next I will test out selling to vendors. Before selling my chain belt, I have 76238 gold. After selling it, I have 76242 gold, and if selling to vendors increased Gold Collected, my total Gold Collected should be 144,077 + 4 = 144,081.
Now, I go back to the menu and check to see if the Gold Collected has gone up. It hasn’t.
- Conclusion – Selling to vendors does not affect Gold Collected.
Finally, I will complete a quest to see if the reward affects Gold Collected. I will be doing the quest Heart Of Sin – Kill Azmodan. During this quest, I avoided all of the monsters prior to Azmodan, to avoid getting any gold.
As you can see here, I’m entering the lair of Azmodan with the same gold as before – 76242. Below is the screenshot of the quest reward.
The Quest Reward is 620 Gold, so that should increase my Gold Collected from 144,077 to 144,077 + 620 = 144,697. Unfortunately, I was forced to get a tiny amount of gold when getting Azmodan’s Soul since the gold was in the way. However, I did not collect any gold other than at this point. When I see my Gold Collected, it should see be just a little higher than 144,697.
144,802. Believe me when I say I collected nowhere near 725 gold. So I come to the conclusion that quest gold does affect gold collected.
TL;DR Gold collected on the ground affects it. Gold from vendors does not affect it. Gold from the auction house does not affect it. Gold from quests affects it.