What Is The Antiques Dealer?
The Antiques Dealer aims to help players use items in their inventory which have succumbed to the dust of ages past! The Antiques Dealer loves to collect artifacts from Forge's history, and will pay a pretty penny for the rarest finds!
How Do I Access The Antiques Dealer?
Much like the Friend's Tavern, The Antiques Dealer will appear in your city as a ruin if you have not unlocked it. When you unlock the technology Economics in the tech tree, you will gain access to this feature. Once unlocked you will see on the outskirts of your city, just next to your Friends Tavern, you'll see a collection of tents which house the Antiques Dealer and his auction house.
Click on the Antiques Dealer to open yourself to the exciting world of the auction house!
How Do I Use The Antiques Dealer?
The Dealer runs their very own Auction House, and they'll pay a pretty penny for your unwanted inventory items! Barter with them, bid against your fellow players, and gain access to awesome, and exclusive, rewards!
Exchange Your Unwanted Items!
Select unwanted items from your inventory and offer them to the Antiques Dealer in exchange for Trade Coins that you can use within his shop. More valuable items will also provide you with a chance to earn rare and coveted Gemstones. You can increase the output of your exchange by taking more time to barter with the dealer, or accept a lower output to quickly earn your Trade Coins and Gemstones! Choose from 2, 8 or 24 hours to breakdown your items. You can also boost your output from the breakdown with Diamonds!
To start a breakdown, click on the Antiques Dealer's tent, and then click on the hand icon on the right side of the screen.
Click on the plus sign at the top, to choose which item you want to breakdown. More slots can be unlocked by performing breakdowns, meaning the more you use the feature, the more efficient your breakdowns can be!
Once you've selected which item you want to breakdown, select the Breakdown Timer you want to use, and then click Barter. The estimated value of the breakdown in Trade Coins and Gemstones can be seen on the right side of the window before you start the Barter Process. Once you start breakdown process, your items will be removed from your inventory. If you change you mind, you can click cancel up to the point the timer runs out! Doing so will return the items to your inventory, so don't worry, you wont lose anything (except time) if you change your mind. If you want to speed up the process, you can instantly complete the breakdown with the help of Diamonds!
When a breakdown timer is running, a timer will appear over the Antiques Dealer in your City, which helps you keep an eye on it's progress! Once the breakdown process is done, click on the collect button to receive your Trade Coins and Gemstones!
Lastly, you will notice in your inventory, for any items available to be exchanged the delete button will be replaced with a button which directly takes you to the Antiques Dealer. This should make sure you don't accidentally delete the valuable items you can exchange. Of course, the delete button still exists for items which cant be exchanged via the Antiques Dealer, such as Forge Points packs or Fragments!
Shop For A Bargain!
So you've exchanged your old and dusty Face of the Ancient for some Trade Coins, now what?! The Antiques Dealer has a deal for you. Click on the building in your city to see what he has on offer. Some items can be bought with just Trade Coins, whilst more valuable items require Gemstones too. Don't see anything you like? The shop refreshes regularly, so be sure to check back, and not miss out on your favorites. If you're after something specific, you can also refresh the shop instantly for Diamonds.
What about if you see something you really want, but you don't have enough Trade Coins? Fear not, you can buy additional Trade Coins for Diamonds. However, Gemstones can only be earned by parting ways with your rare inventory items, and can't be purchased for Diamonds.
Sold To The Highest Bidder!
The Antiques Dealer, as a connoisseur of all things Forge, also offers you the opportunity to win some exciting items, as well as some which are exclusive, by bidding in his auction. Bids can be made with Trade Coins only, and you're bidding against other players! If you're outbid, your Trade Coins will be returned to your stock for you to spend on another bid, or other items if you decide the price is too high. The player with the highest bid at the end of the auction wins the item. Also, if you bid within the last 30 seconds of an auction, the timer will reset to 30 seconds, giving others the opportunity to make the Dealer a better offer, so make sure you stick around until the last second if you want to ensure you're the winner!
Antiques Dealer exclusives
At the Antiques Dealer, it is also possible to get items that cannot be obtained in other ways in the game. These rewards are unique to the Antiques Dealer and can only be obtained in the Antiques Dealer Shop and through Auctions.
The Shrine of Knowledge upgrade kit
The Shrine of Knowledge upgrade kit will upgrade your existing Shrine of Knowledge to a Shrine of Knowledge - Lvl. 2! With this upgrade, your building will produce even more coins and, if motivated, 2 Forge Points.
The Art Exhibition Selection kit
The Art Exhibition Selection kit is exclusively available at the Antiques Dealer, gives you either a level 1 Art Exhibition building or an Upgrade Kit!
When you use The Art Exhibition Selection kit, a window will open that allows you to either upgrade one of your existing Art Exhibitions or build a new Level 1 Art Exhibition Building. Choose "Build" and you can directly place the building in your city. Choose "Upgrade" and you can upgrade an existing building in your city.
The Art Exhibition is a 4x4 special building that can be upgraded up to Lvl. 8! This building grants you Happiness, Population, and Coins, but when motivated it also provides Supplies, 25 Goods and 10 Forge Points!
Art Exhibition - Lv. 1
Art Exhibition - Lv. 2
Art Exhibition - Lv. 3
Art Exhibition - Lv. 4
Art Exhibition - Lv. 5
Art Exhibition - Lv. 6
Art Exhibition - Lv. 7
Art Exhibition - Lv. 8