I recently decided to return to Game of War: Fire Age, after a taking a long break from the game. I thought I had kept up to date with the game, largely from maintaining this site, however I soon found out that things had changed.....
What I was not aware of is how much easier it is to progress quickly through the early parts of the game and how much free/cheap gold MZ now throws at players. This is my updated guide on how maximise your free gold early in game.
The biggest gold generating addition to the game since I left was the introduction of the Treasury. Unlocked at Stronghold 15, this building acts as a bank allowing you to passively generate gold each month.
The level 1 Treasury is granted automatically (no build cost) and will allow you to deposit a maximum of 10,250 gold for up to 30 days, attracting 85% return on investment. This means once the 30 days are over, you will receive your original 10,250 gold back, plus an additional 8,712 of free gold!
If you keep reinvesting your original investment for 30 day periods, this will provide you with a monthly income of 8,712 gold.
There is one downside to the treasury and that is the minimum investment. You must have at least 10,000 gold in order to invest. I would advise all new players to save all the gold they accumulate until they have 10,000, ready for their treasury. Do not spend gold on anything else before you have done this!
Now when I started playing over a year ago, for a new player this would have been very difficult to do without spending a fair amount of real money, however I'm pleased to say times have changed.
To give you an example MZ awarded every player with 6,000 gold the other day, just because the servers went down! This would already take you 60% of the way from this single gift. Not to mention casino rewards, alliance chests, in game events e.t.c.
The Gold Mine is by no means a new addition to the game, it’s been around for as long as I can remember, but many players overlook it.
The method is simple:-
You and each alliance member create a dummy Facebook Account (you can use your real account, but you might not want to add a load of strangers on Facebook!).
Add all of your alliance as friends and then login to your Facebook app on your device with the new account.
Fire up Game of War and select an empty farm slot to build your gold mine (you can only have one).
Now every day you will be able to gift free gold to your alliance members and they will be able to return the favour to you. For a level 1 gold mine you can receive 5 gifts of 10 gold a day i.e. 50 gold a day. It doesn’t sound like much, but over a month this will bring you in an additional 1,500 gold.
Ok so this is not free gold and therefore maybe I should not include it in this guide; however I feel I need to just point out a very cheap option you have as a new player. For $5 you can get your 10,000 gold for the Treasury (well almost!).
You will notice that MZ regularly release item packs which have huge gold bonuses. What you may not be aware of is that every player is offered a really good pack for $5 and $20, but usually only once! This is presumably to get you to start spending money and encourage you to buy the more expensive packs.
Once you buy your super duper $5 and $20 pack, you will not be offered these again.
In my opinion it is well worth considering spending $5 on this game as a one off (even if you never intend to spend any more money again), because the rewards are very impressive. Below is a screen shot of two $5 offers available to new players. You will notice the first gives you 9,200 gold and the second 7,200 gold, plus a load of other great items to get you started.
Whether you save the gold up for your initial treasury deposit, or you decide to spend a few dollars, once you have your level 1 Treasury and level 1 gold mine you will be bringing in:-
1,500 gold from your gold mine and 8,712 gold from your treasury, providing you with 10,212 gold a month.
Now you need to decide whether to leave it there and enjoy your gold, or to increase the level of your treasury and gold mine. Both require gold to upgrade, which you can save from your monthly income. Let’s have a look at the payback time for both buildings:-
Upgrading your Gold Mine adds an additional gift per level (10 extra gold a day). Unfortunately this requires a pickaxe which costs 1,000 gold. So the payback time to break even from level 1 to 20 is 100 days.
At level 21 all your gifts increase by 2 gold, which means you can actually earn 300 gold a day, or 9,000 gold a month! It would take 20,000 gold to get your mine to level 21, but because of the additional 2 gold per collection the pay back is slightly lower at 69 days x 290 = 20,010.
So effectively you will earn an extra 8,700 gold a month by levelling from 1 to 21 and it will take you 69 days to recover your gold.
The treasury is slightly more expensive, but the rewards are greater. To level your treasury requires War Bonds..... 4,805 to be exact. The cheapest method is to buy 5 x 1,000 bonds, but at a cost of 14,000 gold per thousand, this will set you back 70,000 gold!
Once you have maxed your treasury to level 7 you will be able to invest 20,000 gold, for a return of 105%. This will produce 21,000 free gold every 30 days i.e. 12,288 above a level 1 Treasury. The payback time is therefore 171 days (410 a day x 171 = 70,110 gold) .
After you have maxed both buildings you will be bringing in 30,000 gold a month to do with as you please! This does assumes you have 25 friends in your Alliance willing to gift you gold every day, but for an active alliance of 100 members this should not be too difficult.
Add to this the gold you receive from various other methods in game and you will be doing pretty well without even opening your wallet!
Edit: It's been pointed out to me that you do not have to be in the same Alliance, or even Kingdom in order to gift gold. Which should make it significantly easier to get 25 a day.
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