Resources are the basic materials necessary to build and buy the various items and upgrades necessary for the game. There are ten resources including gold. There are three basic resources collected by clicking and seven special resources gained in different ways.
Food is the most basic resource due to the fact that every living worker consumes one food per second. Food production comes from farmers and can be increased by a large number of upgrades as well as the production of mills.
Wood and stone are collected by woodcutters and miners respectively, and are both used for the production of buildings. Stone is mostly used for temples as well as fortifications and a few various other buildings, while wood is used in nearly all buildings but notably in building stockpiles and barns.
There are several types of special resources: Secondary, Tertiary, and Gold
The secondary resources are skins, herbs, and ore. All secondary resources are collected as a by-product while manually collecting the primary resources that they are associated with, and can also be collected by workers once specific upgrades are bought.
Each click on a primary resource has a base chance of 10% to create its associated secondary resource.
Skins are the secondary resource of food and are necessary for the most basic of housing buildings but beyond that don't serve much purpose on their own.
Herbs are the secondary resource of wood and are used for the building of temples and graveyards.
Ore is the secondary resource of stone and doesn't have much use on its own.
Leather is produced from skins. Crafting leather requires a tanner and each tanner requires one tannery building. Leather is used in the most expensive housing building and is also necessary to produce soldiers, siege engines, and cavalry.
Gold is a unique resource that can only be collected by trading or the use of Iconoclasm. After certain periods of time a trader will come to the player and offer to buy large quantities of any of the resources, except piety, in exchange for one gold per transaction completed.
Gold can be used to buy other resources or 100 gold can be exchanged to speed up the completion of the wonder.
|Food • Wood • Stone – Skins • Herbs • Ore – Leather • Piety • Metal – Gold|