#### DadLander

##### New Member

Fruit Farm 130 production in 1 hour

Pottery 50 production in 1 hour

Blacksmith 32 production in 1 hour

The numbers do not lie, the obvious answer is Fruit Farm - IF you do not consider the Real Estate:

Fruit Farm size 4x5 = 20 squares

Pottery size 4x3 = 12 squares

Blacksmith size 2x2 = 4 squares

How do you compare these? Use the Equivalent Real Estate Production formula:

{Largest Size} / {Selected item size} X {Selected item production in 1 hour}

Fruit Farm (20) / (20) X 130 = 130

Pottery (20) / (12) X 50 = 83.3

Blacksmith (20) / (4) X 32 = 160

The obvious answer is Blacksmith IF you do not consider population.

Fruit Farm 50 people

Pottery 41 people

Blacksmith 12 people

Use the Equivalent Population Production formula:

{Largest Size} / {Selected item size} X {Selected item population}

Fruit Farm (20) / (20) X 50 = 50 people

Pottery (20) / (12) X 41 = 68 people

Blacksmith (20) / (4) X 12 = 60 people

The obvious answer is not very obvious. And the answer gets even more complex when you consider:

- the spaces for the roads to connect the Blacksmith to Town Hall which are also used to connect other buildings (so it not 1:1)
- the spaces for residences for the population
- the spaces for buildings to keep the population enthusiastic

There are rarely simple answers in FoE. My advice is to do the numbers and then remember what @Algonas said:

“This game is complex with a lot of subtle relationships.” @Algonas

**Mar 3, 2018**