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Screenshot of Trading, showing how to create an Offer.

Trading is one of the most vital parts of Forge of Empires. Since a player can't find Deposits of every single one of the Goods, trading becomes a huge part of the game when you need goods that you don't necessarily have easy, cheap, and timeless access to.

You can get more trades fulfilled by joining a Guild.


Creating A TradeEdit

Click the "Market" icon in your toolbar to go to the trading market. Click on the "Create Offer" tab. Next to the words "Your Offers:", select the good and the amount of that good that you wish to offer for trade. Next to the words "Your Needs:", select the good and the amount of that good that you are asking for in exchange for the good you are offering.  When you are ready to finalize the trade, click the "Create Offer" button.  Another window then appears allowing you to review the terms of the trade you just created.  If everything looks acceptable, click "Looks good!".  Your trade is now on the open market.

Fair TradingEdit

Fair Trading is a system of trading utilized by a vast majority of Guilds in Forge of Empires whereby goods are traded evenly based on the production costs of the goods involved.

Trading UpEdit

  1. When trading up from Bronze Age to Iron Age, Iron Age to EMA, EMA to HMA, or HMA to LMA, divide the amount of lower age goods you wish to offer by 2 to get the amount of higher age goods you can get. The rate must be 2 and your answer must be a whole number, so your offer of lower age goods must be a multiple of 2 (i.e., 2, 4, 6, etc.). In other words, you can only get half as many higher age goods for as many lower age goods you offer.
  2. When trading up from LMA to Colonial Age, divide the amount of LMA goods you wish to offer by 3 and multiply that by 2 to get the amount of Colonial Age goods you can get. The rate must be 1.5 and your answer must be a whole number, so your offer of LMA goods must be a multiple of 3 (i.e., 3, 6, 9, etc.).
  3. When trading up from Colonial Age to Industrial Age, divide the amount of Colonial Age goods you wish to offer by 4 and multiply that by 3 to get the amount of Industrial Age goods you can get. The rate must be 1.33 and your answer must be a whole number, so your offer of Colonial Age goods must be a multiple of 4 (i.e., 4, 8, 12, etc.).
  4. When trading up from Industrial Age to Progressive Era, divide the amount of Industrial Age goods you wish to offer by 5 and multiply that by 4 to get the amount of Progressive Era goods you can get. The rate must be 1.25 and your answer must be a whole number, so your offer of Industrial Age goods must be a multiple of 5 (i.e., 5, 10, 15, etc.).
  5. Many guilds trade in at a 2:1 ratio and it is considered fair.
Age of the good you're offering Age of the good you need Formula Rate Example
Bronze Iron AmountIron = (12)(AmountBronze) 2 You can get 1 Iron Age good for every 2 Bronze Age goods
Iron EMA AmountEMA = (12)(AmountIron) 2 You can get 1 EMA good for every 2 Iron Age goods
EMA HMA AmountHMA = (12)(AmountEMA) 2 You can get 1 HMA good for every 2 EMA goods
HMA LMA AmountLMA = (12)(AmountHMA) 2 You can get 1 LMA good for every 2 HMA goods
LMA Colonial AmountColonial = (23)(AmountLMA) 1.5 You can get 2 Colonial Age goods for every 3 LMA goods
Colonial Industrial AmountIndustrial = (34)(AmountColonial) 1.33 You can get 3 Industrial Age goods for every 4 Colonial Age goods
Industrial Progressive AmountProgressive = (45)(AmountIndustrial) 1.25 You can get 4 Progressive Era goods for every 5 Industrial Age goods
Special TradesEdit
  1. When trading up from LMA to Industrial Age, divide the amount of LMA goods you wish to offer by by 2 to get the amount of Industrial Age goods you can get. The rate must be 2 and your answer must be a whole number, so your offer of LMA goods must be a multiple of 2 (i.e., 2, 4, 6, etc.). In other words, you can only get half as many Industrial Age goods for as many LMA goods you offer.
  2. When trading up from Colonial Age to Progressive Era, divide the amount of Colonial Age goods you wish to offer by 5 and multiply that by 3 to get the amount of Progressive Era goods you can get. The rate must be 1.67 and your answer must be a whole number, so your offer of Industrial Age goods must be a multiple of 5 (i.e., 5, 10, 15, etc.).
Age of the good you're offering Age of the good you need Formula Rate Example
LMA Industrial AmountIndustrial = (12)(AmountLMA) 2 You can get 1 Industrial Age good for every 2 LMA goods
Colonial Progressive AmountProgressive = (35)(AmountColonial) 1.67 You can get 3 Progressive Era goods for every 5 Colonial Age goods
Trades involving the Modern EraEdit
  1. It costs 5 (4 hour production), 10 (8 hour production), 20 (1 day production), or 30 (2 day production), of a specific Colonial Age good to produce Modern Era goods.
Age of the good you're offering Age of the good you need Formula Rate Example
Colonial Modern AmountModern = (12)(AmountColonial) 2 You can get 1 Modern Era good for every 2 Colonial Age goods
Industrial AmountModern = (23)(AmountIndustrial) 1.5 You can get 2 Modern Era goods for every 3 Industrial Age goods
Progressive AmountModern = (56)(AmountProgressive) 1.2 You can get 5 Modern goods for every 6 Progressive Era goods
Trades involving the Postmodern EraEdit
  1. It costs 5 (4 hour production), 10 (8 hour production), 20 (1 day production), or 30 (2 day production), of a specific Industrial Age good to produce Postmodern Era goods.
Age of the good you're offering Age of the good you need Formula Rate Example
Industrial Postmodern AmountPostmodern = (1625)(AmountIndustrial) 1.56 You can get 16 Postmodern Era goods for every 25 Industrial Age goods
Progressive AmountPostmodern = (4⁄)(AmountProgressive) 1.25 You can get 4 Postmodern goods for every 5 Progressive Era goods
Modern AmountPostmodern = (2425)(AmountModern) 1.04 You can get 24 Postmodern goods for every 25 Modern Era goods

Trading DownEdit

  1. When trading down from Progressive Era to Industrial Age, divide the amount of Progressive Era goods you wish to offer by 4 and multiply that by 5 to get the amount of Industrial Age goods you can get. The rate must be 0.8 and your answer must be a whole number, so your offer of Progressive Era goods must be a multiple of 4 (i.e., 4, 8, 12, etc.).
  2. When trading down from Industrial Age to Colonial Age, divide the amount of Industrial Age goods you wish to offer by 3 and multiply that by 4 to get the amount of Colonial Age goods you can get. The rate must be 0.75 and your answer must be a whole number, so your offer of Industrial Age goods must be a multiple of 3 (i.e., 3, 6, 9, etc.).
  3. When trading down from Colonial Age to LMA, divide the amount of Colonial Age goods you wish to offer by 2 and multiply that by 3 to get the amount of LMA goods you can get. The rate must be 0.67 and your answer must be a whole number, so your offer of Colonial Age goods must be a multiple of 2 (i.e., 2, 4, 6, etc.).
  4. When trading down from LMA to HMA, HMA to EMA, EMA to Iron Age, or Iron Age to Bronze Age, divide the amount of higher age goods you wish to offer by 2 to get the amount of lower age goods you can get. The rate must be 0.5 and your answer must be a whole number, so your offer of higher age goods must be evenly divisible by 2 (i.e., 2, 4, 6, etc.). In other words, you can get twice as many lower age goods for as many higher age goods you offer.
Age of the good you're offering Age of the good you need Formula Rate Example
Progressive Industrial AmountIndustrial = (54)(AmountProgressive) 0.8 You can get 5 Industrial Age goods for every 4 Progressive Era goods
Industrial Colonial AmountColonial = (43)(AmountIndustrial) 0.75 You can get 4 Colonial Age goods for every 3 Industrial Age goods
Colonial LMA AmountLMA = (32)(AmountColonial) 0.67 You can get 3 LMA goods for every 2 Colonial Age goods
LMA HMA AmountHMA = (2)(AmountLMA) 0.5 You can get 2 HMA goods for every 1 LMA good
HMA EMA AmountEMA = (2)(AmountHMA) 0.5 You can get 2 EMA goods for every 1 HMA good
EMA Iron AmountIron = (2)(AmountEMA) 0.5 You can get 2 Iron Age goods for every 1 EMA good
Iron Bronze AmountBronze = (2)(AmountIron) 0.5 You can get 2 Bronze Age goods for every 1 Iron Age good
Special TradesEdit
  1. When trading down from Progressive Era to Colonial Age, divide the amount of Progressive Era goods you wish to offer by 5 and multiply that by 3 to get the amount of Colonial Age goods you can get. The rate must be 0.6 and your answer must be a whole number, so your offer of Progressive Era goods must be a multiple of 5 (i.e., 5, 10, 15, etc.).
  2. When trading down from Industrial Age to LMA, divide the amount of Industrial Age goods you wish to offer by by 2 to get the amount of LMA goods you can get. The rate must be 0.5 and your answer must be a whole number, so your offer of Industrial Age goods must be a multiple of 2 (i.e., 2, 4, 6, etc.). In other words, you can only get half as many Industrial Age goods for as many LMA goods you offer.
Age of the good you're offering Age of the good you need Formula Rate Example
Progressive Colonial AmountColonial = (53)(AmountProgressive) 0.6 You can get 5 Colonial Age goods for every 3 Progressive Era goods
Industrial LMA AmountLMA = (2)(AmountIndustrial) 0.5 You can get 2 LMA goods for every 1 Industrial Age good

NotesEdit

  1. You can determine the age of a good by the color of the border around the good's icon on the "Create Offer" screen.
  2. Trades between goods of the same age may be made on a 1:1 basis (Rate 1).
  3. Since the game only allows trading rates in the range of 0.5 to 2, in order to trade up or down more than one age, you must trade one level at a time according to the above rules.

Cancelling A TradeEdit

Click the "Market" icon in your toolbar to go to the trading market. Click on the "Your Current Offers" tab. On the line of the trade you wish to cancel, click the button at the end of the line under the "Action" heading. Another window then appears telling you what you get back if you cancel the trade. If you still want to cancel the trade, click the "Abort Offer" button. If not, click "Cancel".

Accepting A TradeEdit

Click the "Market" icon in your toolbar to go to the trading market. You will see a list of all the trades currently being offered. In the "Offer" drop-down box, you can limit this list to trades that are only offering a certain good. In the "Need" drop-down box, you can further limit this list to trades that are asking for a certain good. The checkboxes allow to even further limit the list to trades offered only by your Guildmates, trades offered by players in your Neighborhood, and trades that you can readily accept.

Once you find a trade that looks good to you, click the button at the end of the line under the "Action" heading. For trades that are from members of your Guild, this button will contain a hammer and a shield. For trades that are from players that are in your Neighborhood or your Friends list, there will be no shield. In both instances, if you can make the trade with the goods that you have available, the button will be colored orange. If not, it will be dark grey. If all the terms of the trade are acceptable to you, another window will appear allowing you to review the terms of the transaction.

If you are accepting a trade from a non-Guildmate, you will also have to pay a transaction fee of 1 Forge Point. If you don't have a Forge Point available, you will have to buy one or you can't go ahead with the trade. Trades between Guildmates do not have to pay this fee.

Once accepted, your stocks will be increased by the amount of the offered good and decreased by the amount of the needed good.

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