Loudspeaker

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Loudspeaker

Loudspeaker

A large loudspeaker for playing music. At least one is necessary to hold a dance party, and more loudspeakers will enhance the effect.

Base Stats

Type
BuildingMisc
Market Value
220 Silver [Note]
Mass
15 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
-150 W
Light Radius
1.66

Creation

Required Research
Electricity
Work To Make
1,000 ticks (16.67 secs)
Resources to make
Steel 80 + Component 2
Deconstruct yield
Steel 40 + Component 1
Destroy yield
Steel 20 + Component 0 - 1
Technical
thingCategories
BuildingsMisc


A Loudspeaker is a ritual item added by the Ideology DLC, contributing to the dance party ritual.

Acquisition

Loudspeakers can be constructed once the Electricity research is completed. It requires Steel 80 Steel, Component 2 Components. Pawns do not need an ideoligion with the dance party ritual in order to build this item.

Summary

Each loudspeaker adds +5% quality to the dance party ritual, increasing the chance for a positive outcome. At least 1 loudspeaker is required to start this ritual at a lightball.

Analysis

Compared to the drum party, lightballs and loudspeakers 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. Drums also take 1 more tile of space due to requiring an interaction spot.

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

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