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The nose is shaped to the user's desired form, matching prevalent beauty standards and enhancing physical impressions.
- Required Research
- Flesh shaping
- Skill Required
- Crafting 8
- Work To Make
- 26,000 ticks (7.22 mins)
- Advanced, ImplantEmpireCommon
- Bionic, ImplantEmpireCommon
Aesthetic noses can be crafted at a Fabrication bench once the Flesh shaping research project has been completed. The required techprint can be obtained either by trade or completing quests for the Empire. They require 10 Plasteel, 2 Advanced components, 26,000 ticks (7.22 mins) of work, and a Crafting skill of 8.
An aesthetic nose replaces the pawn's biological nose. The aesthetic nose increases a pawn's beauty by +1, which increases the pawn's market value, and also increases other pawn's opinion of them by +20. Note that all pawn beauty modifiers are additive and that a net change in pawn beauty above +2 or below -2 will have no further effect. See pawn beauty for more details.
It can be used to replace a destroyed or missing nose, removing the "disfigured" penalty for missing a nose.
Although the aesthetic nose can be added to a pawn missing their organic nose and theoretically replaces one, when it is subsequently removed through the "Remove aesthetic nose (nose)" operation, a healthy organic nose will be left behind even if it was missing or damaged before.
If the operation fails, the part has a chanceto be destroyed.
The aesthetic nose both improves the beauty of the pawn and replaces a missing nose. Thus, it is useful for social harmony by keeping opinions high, both by the +20 of having +1 beauty but also by avoiding the "disfigured" opinion penalty a missing nose creates. This bonus and removal of a malus can also help couple up a particular pawn or keep an existing couple together and happy by increasing their opinion of each other.
It can also be particularly useful to compensate for reduced beauty: it can cancel out the opinion malus from the ugly trait or the beauty reduction from the armorskin gland. When combined with the aesthetic shaper, they can compensate for the opinion malus from the staggeringly ugly trait or the beauty reduction from the stoneskin gland.
Increasing a pawn's beauty above 2 has no additional effect on opinion. For example, a beautiful pawn will have a +40 opinion boost, with or without the aesthetic nose being installed, despite the pawn's beauty being 3 with the implant, which should result in a +60 opinion bonus otherwise. The same restriction also applies to the aesthetic shaper. Also, keep in mind that the opinion bonus is completely disregarded if the pawn is disfigured (e.g. due to injury on the eyes or ears). Beauty and disfigurement also never affect the opinions of pawns who have the Kind or Psychopath traits, or who are completely blind.
The nose can also be be used to regrow a pawn's organic nose without needing to use a Biosculpter pod's bioregeneration cycle or a Healer mech serum. This is useful if you want to remove the "disfigured" penalty but do not require the +1 beauty (such as if a pawn has the Beautiful trait which results in the maximum effective pawn beauty of +2), or if you want to install a gastro-analyzer which can only be installed in an organic nose. Either way, the aesthetic nose can then be reused on a different pawn.
The gastro-analyzer and aesthetic nose cannot be installed on the same pawn. This is the only part incompatibility, meaning that besides wealth, there is no reason not to install this part on non-cooking pawns. Even then, due to the fairly easily reached maximum effective cooking speed, a fairly skilled pawn with other augmentations (e.g. bionic eyes or bionic arms) is unlikely to benefit from a gastro-analyzer anyway. However, its small effect makes installing an aesthetic nose a low priority regardless.
- "Gastro-analyzer is an implant INTO the nose, while aesthetic nose REPLACES the nose. You can't install a gastro analyzer into a aesthetic nose; it's one or the other." - Tynan Sylvester, Cannot replace destroyed gastro-analyzer on Ludeon forums.