Welcome to our Forge of Empires Lighthouse Of Alexandria Great Buildings Guide!
The Pharos of Alexandria, was a lighthouse built by the Greek Ptolemaic Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, during the reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (280–247 BC).
It has been estimated to have been at least 100 meters (330 ft) in overall height.
One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, for many centuries it was one of the tallest man-made structures in the world.
In Forge of Empires, it is a 4×4 Iron Age great building.
Accordingly, the construction requires goods from the Iron Age.
Benefits Of The Lighthouse Of Alexandria
This great building has 2 major advantages:
- Good Production: Produces random goods from the city’s age.
- Supply Boost: Provides population
With this building, gameplay is easier.
Produces random goods from the city’s age every 24 hours.
All players need goods urgently.
8 goods every day on level 1 or 19 goods/day on level 10 can be a great advantage.
The moment you advance to a new age, you will receive goods of that new age even if you might not yet have researched the related good production buildings.
From Modern Era onwards, when refined good are added to the game, it produces twice as many unrefined goods instead.
Unrefined goods are goods from the 3rd age before the current age, e.g Colonia Age when the player is in the Modern Era.
This pushes the development, especially for new players.
Goods can be used for research and negotiations, eg in the guild expedition.
To enable the goods production, the Lighthouse of Alexandria must be connected to a street.
As for all great buildings a single lane is sufficient.
The first number of collected Supplies productions are boosted by a percentage.
New players mainly rely on supply production buildings.
Having this boost means to have less supply production buildings which saves space.
As space is very limited in new cities, the advantage compensates for the space required for this building.
For a new player starting in Forge of Empires the Lighthouse of Alexandria is a great choice.
It provides goods and boosts the supply production.
Both advantages are needed urgently for new players.
With the Lighthouse of Alexandria less supply production buildings are needed.
You also safe the space and resources for the residential buildings you normally would need to support the required supply production buildings.
Both, the space and the resources, can then be used to intensify good production.
The Lighthouse of Alexandria makes the game much easier to play for new players.
Since InnoGames grants extremely good event buildings for the completion of the in-game events, good production and supply production became less important.
After some 20 events, this is 2 years of gameplay, players usually receive all needed goods and supplies from event buildings.
The Lighthouse of Alexandria then is no longer beneficial.
Most keep it as destructing a great building neither returns the forge points nor the goods used to construct and upgrade the great building.
The size isn’t too much and advanced cities usually don’t have much pain with keeping a 4×4 building even if the advantage became close to zero.
Therefore we still recommend this building for players who want to play as a tradesperson, not fighting much.
For players who mainly rely on fighting in guild expeditions, guild battlegrounds, and PVP, I do not recommend constructing the Lighthouse of Alexandria.
The forge points should better be used to level up the Statue of Zeus, Cathedral of Aachen, Castel del Monte, and Alcatraz as fast as possible.
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