Lightball

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Lightball

Lightball

A decorative light that rotates and changes colors. Used as a focus for dance parties.

Base Stats

Type
BuildingMisc
Market Value
93 Silver [Note]
Mass
5 kg
HP
100
Flammability
0%

Building

Size
1 ˣ 1
Minifiable
True
Placeable
True
Passability
pass through only
Cover Effectiveness
35%
Terrain Affordance
Light
Power
-60 W
Light Radius
4.69

Creation

Required Research
Electricity
Work To Make
1,000 ticks (16.67 secs)
Resources to make
Steel 30 + Component 1
Deconstruct yield
Steel 15 + Component 0 - 1
Destroy yield
Steel 7 - 8 + Component 0 - 1
Technical
thingCategories
BuildingsMisc


A lightball is a ritual building added by the Ideology DLC. It serves as a focus for the dance party ritual when placed within range of at least one loudspeaker.

Acquisition

Lightballs can be constructed once the Electricity research to be completed. It requires Steel 30 Steel, Component 1 Component. Pawns do not need an ideoligion with the dance party ritual in order to build this item.

Summary

A lightball is a focus for the dance party ritual. Starting this ritual using the lightball will give +20% ritual quality, increasing the chance of a positive outcome. In order to start this ritual, you'll need at least 1 loudspeaker nearby.

Glowradius of 7.

Analysis

Compared to the drum party, lightballs and loudspeaker require steel, components, and power - which are generally more valuable than wood and textiles for a campfire and drums. However, with the drum party, pawns need to actually play drums. Only 50% of pawns participating, rounded up, will play them, meaning you'll need 11 pawns for max quality. Meanwhile, you can have max quality with 6 loudspeakers and any amount of pawns - it just cost more material to do so. Plus, campfires will constantly consume wood, while lightballs can be disconnected.

Dance Party and Drum Party are otherwise equivalent rituals, with the same moodlets and same possible Global Work Speed buff.

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