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Not buying or selling, but wondering.

Post by Gamniac on Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:53 am

And I've been wondering the following: What other use is there for gold?
More to the point, what use is there for gold that makes players buy at 150% of its actual value?

Gold generally serves two purposes:
1) It can be traded in for other resources (not unlike the cash market),
2) It can be used to instantly complete construction of buildings.

Given that people buy gold for higher values value than they can buy with the gold, I would assume that the buyers are building an awful lot of structures that they want to see finished ASAP. I find that conclusion to be a bit shaky.
I can't help but think there's a third option, so refresh my memory if you would be so kind; Does gold serve another purpose that would make several players willing to take a net loss over this (freely available) resource, like a hidden victory condition?
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Re: Not buying or selling, but wondering.

Post by Sphinx42 on Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:31 pm

There's more to the Spend gold page than trading gold for other resources (click the spoiler below):

Spoiler:
Trader Package
Permanent Supporter Status (Player to Player trading, sending resources to non-SS players, Access to Galactic Market)



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Small Package
Permanent Supporter Status (Player to Player trading, sending resources to non-SS players, Access to Galactic Market)
48 Hour protection from all attacks on you
653,881,479,000 Kuwal
1,419,000 Units
3,000 Turns



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Ultimate Package
Permanent Supporter Status (Player to Player trading, sending resources to non-SS players, Access to Galactic Market)
48 Hour protection from all attacks on you
1,416,743,204,500 Kuwal
3,074,500 Units
6,500 Turns
+3 Name Changes
+3 Personal Bonus Resets
+5 Market Reserves
+50% Bank Increase (50% increase in natural bank size)



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VIP Package
Permanent Supporter Status (Player to Player trading, sending resources to non-SS players, Access to Galactic Market)
48 Hour protection from all attacks on you
4,359,209,860,000 Kuwal
9,460,000 Units
20,000 Turns
Unlimited Name Changes
Ability to add colors or different styles to your username
+1 Personal Bonus Resets
+20 Market Reserves
+250% Bank Increase (250% increase in natural bank size)



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Name Change
+2 Name Changes



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Colorful Names
Unlimited name changes
Ability to add colors or different styles to your username



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Construction Package
+1 Building in your Construction Queue (Max 4 buildings)




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Bank Size
+50% Bank Increase (50% increase in natural bank size)



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24 Hour Temporary protection
24 Hour protection from all attacks on you



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48 Hour Temporary protection
48 Hour protection from all attacks on you
+2 Market Reserves



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Personal Bonus Reset
+2 Personal Bonus Resets

Couldn't copy and paste the buttons with the prices in gold for each, but I think the point gets through anyway - there are lots of things (more or less useful) you can buy with gold, and that's all I'm going to say Wink
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