Interesting insight. I'm not planning on purchasing gold anytime soon, but I hope I can stay near the top.Speed one is mainly for new players and veterans who don't need gold to do well. That is why I don't play on speed 3, it becomes pay to win in speed 3. It always is pay to win, but you can still be top 20 in speed 1 with a minimal amount of gold.
i started playing in a speed 1 world and it does me just fine what with all of my day to day work/obligations i find the speed quite goodSpeed 1 is waaaaaay too slow. It would make the game very boring I should think.
I started as a noob on a Speed 3 world and it was just fine for me. I am now playing my second Speed 3 world and even that seems too slow to me at times. lol