A quote by Jallu I couldn't agree more with. It appeared when this thread popped up in the Suggestions subforum.
My replies to this:
"Total time to raise the Main Building to level 20
in T4.4 = 70:27:20 - http://travian.wikia.com/wiki/Main_building
in T:K = 121:08:15 - http://wiki.kingdoms.travian.c…ex.php?page=Main+Building
You would be correct. Huge advantage to Gold users.
This probably applies to nearly every other building, too. But I haven't checked."
"So obvious, it hurts. Over 18 hours to upgrade the main building by one level just to lower the other building times by a couple of % is ridiculous.
The difference between T4.4 and T:K to raise the Main Building is just more than an extra 2 days.
A whole weekday is needed of non-stop building to raise the Main Building to level 20 in T:K.
I want to look at other building times now, just to compare."
So yeah, is this really necessary to have such massive building times at later levels? A whole extra 2 days on top of what it took in T4.4 to raise it to 20. Not to mention the increase in resources needed to actually level the thing up.
So in short, it takes about two-thirds longer (from 3 days to 5 days) for a level 20 main building, and the resource costs are also increased significantly.
I would check and compare other buildings too, but I've not got the time.
What's the deal with this, devs? What's the rationale for such massive increases in building upgrade times and costs? I'd like a discussion.