In this quick article, Forge of Empires Tips will discuss Forge of Empires Fair Trade Ratios. This article is mostly for new players, but even if you’re an experienced forge of empires player, it’s never too bad to run over the basics again. The video version of this transcript can be found here
What are Fair Trade Ratios?
Like in every sport, there’s so called fair play. You can also apply this to Forge of Empires, when it comes to trading goods. In this case it’s called fair trade, meaning – all players stick to same ratios when trading goods.
To produce goods it takes coins and supplies. And for each age there’s a certain cost. Up till the Late Middle Ages, the cost increases twice in each age, starting from Colonial age the cost increase is smaller and smaller.
For example, the cost increase from the Late Middle Age to the Colonial age is by half, but from the Future era to Arctic future the cost increases only by 0.16 times.
If we over complicate trading goods, we could discuss how goods affect building size, the population required, the unrefined good required; but this would make the game too complicated. The main goal is to have fun, so other factors involving goods production besides the cost are not taken into account.
When you trade goods from one age to another you simply apply these ratios. For example, if you sell 100 LMA age goods, you can buy 75 colonial age goods.
Fair Trade Calculators
Thanks to the Forge of Empires community, there are few fair trade calculators that make our life easier to apply these fair trade ratios.
It’s easy to use them – you just type the amount of goods you want to receive or give and the calculator will automatically give you numbers according to fair trade ratios.
You can find the link to the calculator we recommend here
No one is obligated to trade according to these ratios, but Forge of Empires Tips think It makes the Forge of Empires community stronger and a better place if so.
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