is gold any use?

it costs resl money so im not sure whether to get some or not?:heh::heh::heh::heh::heh:

Sapphire Sorrows

There is a big debate over the use of gold.
While some people claim it takes more skill to play without gold, i'd say that Skill does not come from how much you pay but how much you play. You can buy all the gold you can afford and still lose cities to a player who doesn't pay for gold.