How do I level up fast?
Buy and sell decorations, and trade with your friends.
Should I put workers on resources, if so which?
No. Workers produce more gold per hour in the stands or in the Mills. (most of the days the Loom produces the most gold/hour, followed by Stone and Lumber). You can use the WOC (you don't need to enter values for example this) and take a look at the statistics.
Should I use haulers?
It depends on your check-in frequency. Rule of thumb: if you check in less often than twice the time it takes to empty the resources in a mill, you are better of with haulers. (only halve the extra time for cutter cause of the 1 hauler) If you have enough mills available you can also spread out your workers to prolong the time before you run out of resources.
Should I use the beans to buy the wizard enhancements or the gold?
Gold. Don't use beans, it's a big waste.
What are mills?
Lumber Yards, Looms and Stone Cutters are generalized with the term mills.
What are the tiers of resources?
Tier 1: Wood, Wheat, Rock, Wool
Tier 2: Lumber, Cloth, Stone
Why are the resources in tiers?
Tier 2 resources cost tier 1 resources in order to produce.
Should I adopt villagers?
Short answer, No. Long answer, only if you have more lakes/trampolines/jugglers for all your villagers.
Which item and/or shops should I choose?
This depends on your level and focus; XP vs Gold. see: Shop item returns.
How do mill trades work?
Receiving Trades. See column recipient profit
Do I need a worker or materials to have my mill open for trade?
How do I offer a sale?
It's done automatically if you are not using it - except for mills, where it is available if you do not have a trade there already.
What is the Optimal length of trades?
The total duration of the trade should be time until you trade with that person again.
Should I trade Cloth, Lumber or Cut stone?
This depends on the market prices, but Cloth is most profitable nearly every day, followed by Cut stone and Lumber.
See the advanced recommendations.
What time does the market change?
What is the best bonus decoration?
Lake for beans, Holly Bush for non-beans. Don't buy these items just for the bonuses, it's not worth while.
What do the trampolines do?
300XP and 275g per hour.
What is the difference between industrial and beautiful villages?
Industrial villages are mostly not pleasant to look at but they make it up by having mass gold production , tons of warehouses, and a ton of lumber yards. Beautiful villages focus on decorating , designing and making every corner of your village pleasant to look at.
Are Bonus Decorations worth the gold?
From an economic point of view no. From a decoration point of view; it's up to you
Should I get the Citadel?
Do I need a credit card to buy beans?
No you don't , you can use a pre-paid Itunes card to make purchases of beans.
Why warehouses, Magic Beans?
Warehouses enable you to trade in high volume in the market, thus increasing your gold dramatically.