Yes! I agree! My friends with more than a certain amount of gold were all deleted too.
This leads me to think that maybe someone in AGE's team decided to do something against gold sellers and thus they set up a script to catch them, but it back fired and caused a lot of players who are rich to get deleted.
A general rule of thumb, I had 2.9k and I wasn't wiped, so maybe keeping it below 3k would be fine. That said, I am going to buy stuff just to reduce my gold just in case.
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