The most seductive metal of them all. While it is too soft to be of much practical use, it is strikingly beautiful and never tarnishes. Millions have died in attempting to feed the endless human thirst for gold.
- Stuff Category
- Stack Limit
- 0.008 kg
- Path Cost
- Terrain Affordance
- Beauty Factor
- Beauty Offset
- Work To Make Factor
- Work To Build Factor
- Max Hit Points
- Armor - Sharp
- Armor - Blunt
- Armor - Heat
- Insulation - Cold
- +3 °C (5.4 °F)
- Insulation - Heat
- +0 °C (0 °F)
- Melee Blunt Damage
- Melee Sharp Damage
- Melee Cooldown
- Door Opening Speed
- Rest Effectiveness
- Stuff Adjective
- Small Volume
Gold is a very beautiful and valuable resource. Too soft (and valuable) for simple weaponry, it is prized for both art and electronics.
Gold is necessary to build items needed for tech progression, namely the multi-analyzer, advanced components, and various parts of the ship. It is also used in royal beds, reliquaries , grand meditation thrones , and the various prestige armors .
Most traders will have some gold for sale, as will all settlements. Gold is sometimes found on the bodies of raiders, as well as the Ancients found in random cryptosleep caskets. Gold can rarely be found from mining gold veins or drilling with deep drills.
Gold ore tiles have 1,500 health each, making them one of the faster ores to mine. They can be found in smaller veins, ranging from 2 to 8 tiles in size. Each mined block has a base yield of 40 gold, however this is modified by factors such as the Difficulty setting and the mining yield of the pawn.
Gold is best used on anything with a quality multiplier: golden sculptures are among the most valuable items in the game and will generate far more beauty/wealth per gold than gold tile or golden workstations. Gold is very expensive, however, and high quality items made from gold are much more likely to run into the $3500 trade price limit. For this reason one should be cautious when crafting large or grand gold statues, especially using an artistic inspiration, as 1) you could get as much value from a small statue, and 2) traders rarely carry enough silver to purchase one outright, so you will be stuck with trading for items to get your full value out of the showpiece.
Gold can also be used to create extremely beautiful furniture and structures. Gold has both a high beauty offset and multiplier, meaning it's better used on furniture that has an intrinsic beauty stat already.
Gold is used in the following crafting recipes:
|Grand meditation throne||75||Building - Furniture|
|Royal bed||50||Building - Furniture|
|Multi-analyzer||20||Building - Misc|
|Reliquary||75||Building - Misc|
|Sensor cluster||4||Building - Ship|
|Ship computer core||70||Building - Ship|
|Advanced component||3||Crafted Resources|
|Prestige cataphract armor||180||Gear - Armor|
|Prestige cataphract helmet||90||Gear - Armor|
|Prestige marine armor||100||Gear - Armor|
|Prestige marine helmet||50||Gear - Armor|
|Prestige recon armor||90||Gear - Armor|
|Prestige recon helmet||40||Gear - Armor|