Mech booster

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Mech booster

Mech booster

A remote energy and computation enhancement device. Any friendly mechanoids in its effect radius will move and work faster.

Base Stats

Type
BuildingProduction
Market Value
345 Silver [Note]
Beauty
0
HP
150
Flammability
50%
Path Cost
42

Building

Size
2 ˣ 2
Minifiable
True
Placeable
True
Passability
pass through only
Cover Effectiveness
75%
Terrain Affordance
Light
Power
200 W

Creation

Required Research
High mechtech
Skill Required
Construction 5
Work To Make
8,040 ticks (2.23 mins)
Resources to make
Steel 100 + Component 4
Deconstruct yield
Steel 50 + Component 2
Destroy yield
Steel 25 + Component 1

Mech boosters are a building added by the Biotech DLC that provides a speed bonus to nearby Mechanoids, allowing them to move and work faster.

Acquisition

Mech boosters can be constructed once the High mechtech research project has been completed. They require Steel 100 Steel, Component 4 Components, 8,040 ticks (2.23 mins) of work, and a Construction skill of 5.

Summary

Mech boosters consume 200 W of power and provide a ×150% multiplier to Global Work Speed and a ×115% multiplier to move speed to mechs operating within 9.9 tiles of the lower left corner of the booster. After exiting the radius, the effect disappears after 30 ticks (0.5 secs). The effects of multiple mech boosters do not stack.

The bonuses from mech boosters are applied before the additive increases from control sublinks or the Mechanoid Labor: Enhanced preceptContent added by the Ideology DLC; the mech booster does not further increase the effects of either.

Analysis

Mech boosters provide a substantial boost to mech productivity. Prioritize placing them where mechs will do a lot of work, such as a kitchen, hopsital, workshop, or greenhouse. While you could make another labor mech for the same cost as a booster, the mech booster can support multiple mechs at once and doesn't consume bandwidth.

They do little to help combat mechs, only increasing their movement speed in a small radius.

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