Joywire

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Joywire

Joywire

A brain implant that stimulates the brain's pleasure centers. While it dramatically improves a user's mood, the blanket of happiness makes it hard to concentrate on anything real. Joywires are illegal on many worlds, and are known for destroying whole cultures.


Base Stats

Type
Medical ItemsBody Parts
HP
50
Market Value
220 Silver.png [Note]
Mass
0.2 kg
Flammability
100%

Creation

Crafted At
MachiningTable.png
Skill Required
Crafting 5
Work To Make
15,000 ticks (4.17 mins)
Resources to make
Steel.png 20 + Component.png 4
Technical
thingSetMakerTags
RewardStandardLowFreq
techHediffsTags
Advanced
tradeTags
TechHediff


The joywire implant grants a permanent +30 mood boost. However, the bearer suffers a permanent -20% to consciousness.The consciousness penalty can be partially offset by putting the bearer on Luciferium, but this isn't recommended until you've got a reliable trade partner faction (ideally Outlanders) and a sustainable economy, such as manufacturing and selling Flake.

Due to the heavy debuff, it is only recommended for colonists who will often go on mental breaks due to poor mood, and are generally not vital to the colony's survival.

After implanted, it cannot be removed.

Acquisition

Crafting a joywire requires Steel.png 20 Steel , Component.png 4 Component, 15,000 ticks (4.17 mins) of work, and a Crafting skill of 5.

Analysis

The joywire provides a massive +30 moodlet at the cost of -20% consciousness. It cannot be removed. The joywire can be used to counteract permanent depression, but because of the permanent, -20% consciousness (which effectively makes them 20% slower at everything, permanently), it would be better to not recruit the pawn anyway. The depression of the pawn can also be managed in the late game with a social drug policy, fine or lavish meals, and beautiful rooms instead of a joywire. As mentioned above, the debuff can be partially countered by luciferium, but is an expensive and risky ordeal and only brings their consciousness to 95%.

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