Leather if I have some extra around, but I usually have nothing until iron or diamond. Gold is far too valuable for other machinery. Mocreatures mod has leather dropping from other animals and allows for croc armor too, so if a swamp's nearby, I generally go walkabout every so often.
Hmmmmm. I have heard that gold has special proporties, and that you might get lucky if you use it (extra prot on a hit, extra damage with a sword) So Gold it is for me. If you are a good miner, it is not too hard to come by!
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Ooooh... if I was in a Hunger Games situation, Gold definitely. Otherwise, neither. Gold does provide more protection, and it has better enchantablilty, but its durability is very low. Leather just sucks altogether because it provides almost zero protection and takes up a useful resource (leather makes books). If I had a choice on a survival world, I'd just save my resources and tough it out until I have enough iron for armour. In Hunger Games, anything is useful, and I'll take whatever I can get.
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