In those specific circumstances, I would mostly agree - the only one where I wouldn't is the Deal Castle since medals will/should always have a use. I know that once you have the 9,000 medal expansion then there is currently nothing to do with them but I am fully expecting a later update that gives additional uses for medals so stockpiling them now should be a good thing (even if there is no immediate use).Agree 100%.
If you get the blueprints for either of these two GBs, build them as soon as you can.
There are a few GBs which I would not build, in some situations:
- Tower of Babel (before High Middle Ages - it's good after that)
- Colosseum (in High Middle Ages or later, it's ok before then)
- Deal Castle (if you already have a lot of PvP medals)
- Royal Albert Hall (if you already have a Lighthouse and are short on space)
- Notre Dame (in Colonial age or later, or if you already have another happy GB; it's ok before then)
A Tower of Babel can be considered as a 4x4 goods building that:I'd never build Babel or Notre Dame. There are better GBs for their level and any efforts made in upgrading either of these terrible GBs are better placed in Zeus / St. Marks. Only consideration for Notre Dame is if you have a LOT of help levelling your GBs in which case it is about as effective as a polished water pumping station which gives a few supplies. I have a lvl 5 one simply because it fits in my city perfectly (Im on Fel Drangyr)
- Can't be plundered;
- Can give any goods of your age (especially useful when you are just reaching a new age and have few trading partners);
- Upgrades to the next age when you do;
- Does not require any gold to produce goods; and
- Does not require any population (in fact the opposite is true, it gives population to you).
I would definitely not say that that a Tower of Babel is terrible - it is not the best but it is not the worst.
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