Gotha's level of technological development is best comparable to the late 19th century, roughly from 1890-1910 C.E. Electric lighting is a fantastic new phenomenon, telephones are still considered by many to be "new-fangled gadgets", battleships are clanking coal-powered leviathans, and automatic weaponry is still in its early infancy. It's an age of invention, but don't take it too far. Gotha, in part, is a Steampunk setting, but, please... be realistic. Your army of clockwork death-spiders that shoot rocket-powered chainsaw missiles isn't going to be feasible. Innovation's okay, but if you're unsure about your fictional mad scientist's latest invention not fitting in with Gotha's tech parameters, put up a post on the forum and consult the community. Consensus is the way to go.