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The Commerce Limit Commerce Limit, sometimes called Commerce Cap, is the current maximum gather rate for all resources, i.e., the current maximum amount of basic resources that can be gathered per 30 seconds. It starts at 70 by default. There are various ways to increase this limit, thus accumulate new resources faster. See below for details.

Once the gather rate of a particular resource hits the Commerce Limit Commerce Limit, production of that resource will begin to 'overflow' with the overflow going to waste (i.e., is lost).

Note that Knowledge Knowledge is not affected by the Commerce Limit Commerce Limit, thus will not go to waste until it hits the global limit of 999.

Increasing Commerce Limit Edit

The Commerce Limit starts at 70 for all resources and there are several ways to increase it. Developing Commerce Commerce technologies at the Library will gradually increase the limit as the nation progresses through this field of research to 100, 150, 200, 260, 320, 400, 500, and with Global Prosperity, finally to the maximum of 999.

Note that the green Commerce Limit Commerce Limit on the top left always only shows the base value modified by total limit increases, but no individual limit increases for particular resources.

The rare resource Diamonds increases the Commerce Limit Commerce Limit for all resources by 10%. If present on the map, it can be gathered by sending a Merchant from the Market to the resource location.

In Thrones and Patriots, the Republic Government will give a +50 Commerce Limit Commerce Limit bonus to all resources.

Nation powers Edit

  • The British Power of Empire: +25% Commerce Limit Commerce Limit for all resources.
  • The Egyptian Power of the Nile: +10% Food Food Commerce Limit Commerce Limit.
  • The French Power of Leadership: +10% Timber Timber Commerce Limit Commerce Limit.
  • The Inca Power of Gold: +33% Wealth Wealth Commerce Limit Commerce Limit.

Wonders Edit

  • The Pyramids increases the Commerce Limit Commerce Limit for Food Food and Wealth Wealth by 50.
  • The Colossus increases the Commerce Limit Commerce Limit for Timber Timber and Wealth Wealth by 50.
  • The Temple of Tikal increases the Commerce Limit Commerce Limit for Timber Timber by 100.
  • The Angkor Wat increases the Commerce Limit Commerce Limit for Metal Metal by 100.
  • The Taj Mahal increases the Commerce Limit Commerce Limit for Wealth Wealth by 300.
  • The Kremlin increases the Commerce Limit Commerce Limit for Food Food, Timber Timber, Metal Metal, and Oil Oil by 200.
  • The Eiffel Tower increases the Commerce Limit Commerce Limit for Oil Oil by 200.