what is the best way to use gold to accelerate growth in early stages of a world?

what is the best way to use gold to accelerate growth in early stages of a world?

accelarate queue of senate before others buildings?
 

Thooury

Hekatontarch
I'd say either senate then the resources (stone - wood - silver in that order)
although getting academy to lvl 10 or 13 is also a "must" do the discount on cost (lvl 10) and time (lvl 13)
if you have the money to spend you can gold that too, but it usually goes pretty quickly
 

-Acheron-

Taxiarch
Never bother upgrading the resource buildings early in the server, as you should have more than enough resources by demanding resources from the villages every 10 minutes and by attacking the camp.

Focus on building Academy 13 -> villager loyalty + ceramics + architecture + crane -> Senate 24 -> warehouse 20 (for 16k cap for conquest) -> academy 28 or 30 -> harbour 10 -> farm
 

klskr

Phrourach
My ideal suggestion, don't use gold for early rush, rather than use it when needed.
Like using it in events, where you get good value out of gold, use it in war time to build quick wall.
More you gold rush early, without understanding the game, more problem you will face in long run.
 

kuzan

Lochagos
what is the best way to use gold to accelerate growth in early stages of a world?

accelarate queue of senate before others buildings?
Gold should be used for culture points and troops and events.

You should use a bot however to accelerate your building growth. Bots can farm 24/7 which makes them an essential for your grepolis toolbox.