• Your Gold income is determined by your tax rate and population (see below).
  • Gold is typically used for performing research. Each level of research typically requires double the amount of gold as the previous level.
  • Gold is not defended by your storehouse. It is the easiest resource to be taken by another player.


  • Set taxes at 50% - this is the maximum possible amount you can get from taxes.
  • Gold per Hour = Tax rate * Population
  • Population = Max Population * Happiness (which is 1 - Tax Rate)
  • Max population is determined by your cottages