Forge of Empires Goods Buildings Explanation Guide by farmerlynch
Ive seen this question asked numerous times so i decided to make a rough guide.
Goods buildings are those which produce goods (obviously enough) that can be used in research and to negotiate with sector leaders to avoid battle
Points to Note:-A goods building must be researched before it can be built
goods buildings will have 3 bricks stacked in a pyramid like shown above, hovering the mouse over the picture will give you more info on which goods building it is, gold needed etc?
-once built a goods building will produce the following (lumber is just an example)
1 The raw materials needed, as you can see i dont own the correct province so i get no bonus
2The good produced, as you can see i dont own the correct province so i get no bonus
-Goods building production can be improved if you own a province with the necessary raw material
1 Shows i own the nesecary raw material province
2 shows the amount of raw material remaining in that province
3 Shows the amount of goods i?ll produce (notice its more sizable as i own the province of raw materials)
4 Shows the amount of raw materials, gold and production needed to begin
-If you don?t own a province with the necessary raw material it is advisable you don?t build it or even research it for that matter(some goods will have to be researched in order to progress through the ages but a few don?t need to be researched). instead work on what you can mass produce and trade that with other players for the goods you can?t mass produce
However?as was pointed out to me in the posts below there may come a time (due to inactivity, unreasonable prices, unwillingness to trade or they to may not have the correct province owned) when you may have to build a goods building that you dont own a province for. This should be a last resort in my opinion
Like i stated above this is just a rough guide, if i left out anything or if you have anything to add please do.
Comment by Preto
You can find all of it in tech tree but i thought that simple version of it may be useful.
Besides, I really laugh when I see the offer like (I?ll give you 4 stone, and you?ll give me 5 granite) ? so this list may also be useful to people who starts with trading, and don?t know the value of their goods.
Stone Age (Zero Age)
Bronze Age : First age goods [cost of 4h production: 100 gold & 100 supplies]
Wine :: Dye :: Stone (4?4) :: Marble :: Lumber
Iron Age : Second age goods [cost of 4h production: 200 gold & 200 supplies]
Limestone (4?4) :: Ebony :: Iron :: Jewlery :: Cloth
Early middle age : Third age goods [cost of 4h production: 400 gold & 400 supplies]
Gold (4?3) :: Cooper :: Honey :: Granite :: Alabaster
High middle age : Fourth age goods [cost of 4h production: ?? dont know yet ??]
Brick :: Stone (4?3) :: Rope :: Glass :: Salt
Late middle age :: Fifth age goods [cost of 4h production: ?? dont know yet ??]
Brass :: Limestone (3?3) :: Basalt :: Gold (3?3) :: Silk
Comment by Ooidal
Table of Goods Required: