Building a Temple is one of the three goals heroes long to accomplish. Temples are large places of worship where heroes can go to pray to their gods. These gods though must be appeased and therefore demand that it is built of gold which makes the lives of heroes so much tougher. A hero can build a temple for their god by assembling a collection of 1000 Gold bricks. The amount of temple that has been built is measured in percentages. 0.1% is equal to one gold brick and so 100% will be a finished temple. You would think that all this hard work would end in a great reward for the hero in question, and you'd be right, for there are indeed many benefits associated with being one of the few temple-owners in the world of Godville.
Benefits of a completed temple
- Where previously was displayed on the construction pantheon the percentage of temple that the hero had completed, the date and time at which the temple was fully completed is now shown. For temple owners, their brick percentage displays as 100% on their status display.
- Extra influence - Miracle. Temple owners have a new influence allowing them to make a miracle. But miracles come at a price and cost 50% of Godpower to execute.
- The following medal always appears next to the name of the god: The Chinese character is is pronounced as 'miào' and translates into English as 'temple'. On mouse-over of the medal, the time and date of temple completion is displayed.
- Greatly increases the influence of the hero's guild in the town they are currently in. Whilst non-temple owners may amplify the name of their guild by using a punish or an encourage taking 25% of their Godpower, temple owners use 50% of their godpower thereby further maximising the potential influence in that town.
- When a temple owner visits Godville, ONE of the following events can happen at the temple:
- Ability to convert 10000 Gold coins into experience
- Free continuous gold donations from the heroes of other gods
- Free godpower recharges at a rate of about one to two charges per day
- golden bricks can still be gained but become normal Bold Artifacts in the hero's inventory once the temple is complete.
The Size of the Temple
There are some concerns on the size of a temple so let's calculate it. We first need to know the dimensions of a gold brick. We are using standard building bricks made of gold, not gold bars since they do not tesselate and so cannot be used (for an image of the brick we will use see here). The dimensions of the standard building brick are as follows:
Length: 23 cm
Height: 7.6 cm
The brick face is a rectangle so the wall will be rectangular too and this means that the ceiling and roof (both equal) will be of different dimensions to the equally sized walls. Therefore we will need to do some calculations if we want to get as close to a cube (with all faces of equal area) as possible.
First of all we need to find the ratio between the brick face length and width which is 23/7.6 = 3 (meaning that the length of the wall will be 3 times larger than its height). Therefore we can say that 3x multiplied by x (where x is the length) is the area of one wall since the area of a rectangle is its length x width. This simplifies to 3x2 and we need four of these walls so it becomes 12x2. Now we need a ceiling area since we won't want to build the floor from bricks. Since this is a cube, we can simply use one more 'wall', adding 3x2.
Now all of these expressions together have to sum to 1000 bricks so 12x2 + 3x2 = 1000 which simplifies to 15x2 = 1000. Solving this gives us x = 8.16 which tells us that the optimum number of bricks to use is 8 (1.84m) for the length of each wall (what x originally represented) and 24 bricks (1.824m) for the height of a wall since you can't use a fraction of a brick. This is if we want a temple as near to a perfect cube as possible. We find the area of a wall surface by multiplying the length and breadth of a wall in metres:
1.84x1.824 = 3.36m2
This is also virtually the area of the floor, which is perhaps just enough if a god is easily satisfied by small things. The height of the wall as we have already calculated is 1.824m and since the average human height is 1.5 - 1.8m this should fit the majority of heroes into the temple comfortably.
960 out of the 1000 bricks have been used and since even more bricks will be left over when some are removed from the walls for windows and a door, the cube design for a temple is inefficient unless a hero wants to use more bricks decorating the temple with spires and what not instead of using them to build a spacious place of worship. however if the hero doesn't build a gold brick ceiling and uses something like palm leaves instead, with no ceiling the temple becomes larger, with wall length=9 bricks, a floor area of 4.3m2 and a height of 2.07m, using 972 bricks, is possible.
Many gods find themselves wondering what to do now that they've completed the ultimate goal of having their hero complete a temple for them. At first glance it seems that there are now no further challenges but there are in fact many, so then, what now?
- The temple medal is not the only type of medal; a god can now attempt to gain the breeder medal (see here).
- With the new-found miracle skill, a god can now gain town influence for their guild much more quickly, and work on getting their guild up to the top position in the unity pantheon.
- Why are you still not at the top of all the pantheons?
- Submit Ideas for possible after-temple-completion goals?