I have had a difficult time divining what aspects create the ranking given. I have looked at each individual stat, compared, and nothing seems to be in them that make it clear. What is this about Evan?
Well, you certainly seem to be correct. I jusst finished a game at lvl 28, but had 28K gold total. It went 1st beyond all the lvl 30's with fantastic eq. It seems dumb, until you remember that at the beginning, you come to loot the dungeons. So, OK, I guess I get it. All these years I have been trying to win with best eq, and never minding leaving lesser eq laying around or even skipping 'gold rooms' if I have few levitation potions. This time I sold every little thing, looted a 'gold room' and gold box rooms, finished as high as possible, came back to store and sold every piece of eq, and exited #1. Hehe!