1. Is this possible to achieve with a python script, as a client?
- Can you retrieve the team gold trough the API ?
- Can you make it refresh frequently (every N-th second)?
- Can you retrieve the tax-rate and change the commander tax-rate trough python scripting?
I suppose it's possible.
- Yes, resource_# (# being the resource index).
- Probably, using the client command.
2. Would it be considered cheating?
Automating something that gives you an advantage over others? Yes.
So, if someone scripts it, it's best to add it to XR officially instead so that everyone has it available and there are no unfair advantages.