Your citizens must have Homes to live in. Upgrading homes provides more living space, and increases your taxable Population.
Only troops consume your food resources, not your city population.
Game Tip: Build Houses to increase your Idle Population and your gold income from taxation.
Troops training requires not only resources but idle population. Once you have queued troops, your idle population will drop until that queue is finished. The Idle population required to queue those troops will once again be available to queue more!
NOTE: Don't go overboard on building Homes, 6 to 8 max is ideal. Youll want to save room for Garrisons to grow your army faster.
More Homes DOES NOT mean you have a higher capacity for troops. More Homes merely means you can support your Resource Buildings in he field, train larger queues of troops at a time, and receive more gold income from taxation.
Game Tip: If your idle population drops to zero when you're trying to train troops, temporarily set it your tax rate very low. This will immediately increase the idle population. Queue up your troop training, then set the tax rate back for optimal income. (See Theater.) The training will proceed without a problem.
You can have multiple Homes and Garrisons, but no other City buildings,, so once you have built each of the other buildings, the question is how to split the remainder between Homes and Garrisons. The number of Garrisons controls how many training queues you may have, so it comes down to how many different queues you want to juggle. One recommendation is to build six Homes and fill the rest of the city with Garrisons to minimize your training time and maximize power growth.
|Level||Food||Lumber||Metals||Stone||Time (Levitation Lev.0)|
1h 35m 25s
|11||102,400||512,00||51,200||102,400||1h 40m 26s (Lev 9)|
|12||153,600||768,000||76,800||153,600||2h 5m 33s (Lev 9)|
Note: When developing Levitation, "the craft of inverting gravity to improve construction efficiency", construction time will decrease by 10% with each level.
|Level||Population increase||Power Boost|
|1||Raise your maximum Population by 100||10|
|2||Raise your maximum Population by 300||10|
|3||Raise your maximum Population by 600||20|
|4||Raise your maximum Population by 1,000||40|
|5||Raise your maximum Population by 1,500||80|
|6||Raise your maximum Population by 2,100||160|
|7||Raise your maximum Population by 2,800||320|
|8||Raise your maximum Population by 3,600||640|
|9||Raise your maximum Population by 4,500||1,280|
|10||Raise your maximum Population by 5,500||2,560|
|11||Raise your maximum Population by 7000.|
|12||Raise your maximum Population by 8200.|