Aesthetic shaper

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Aesthetic shaper

Aesthetic shaper

A sophisticated package of hormonal and mechanite influences shapes the muscles and fat on the body, adding non-functional aesthetic tissue where needed to achieve a desired appearance. The implant can be configured to form various body shapes according to the user's taste - or that of their partner.

Base Stats

Type
Medical ItemsBody Parts
Tech Level
Spacer
Market Value
830 Silver
Mass
4 kg
HP
50
Flammability
100%

Creation

Crafted At
Fabrication bench
Required Research
Flesh shaping Techprint
Skill Required
Crafting 8
Work To Make
26,000 ticks (7.22 mins)
Resources to make
Plasteel 15 + Advanced component 3
Technical
thingSetMakerTags
RewardStandardLowFreq
techHediffsTags
Advanced, ImplantEmpireCommon
tradeTags
Bionic, ImplantEmpireCommon


The Aesthetic Shaper gives a pawn that's been implanted with it a bonus of +1 to pawn beauty, corresponding to +20 opinion from other colonists.

Acquisition

Aesthetic shapers 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 Plasteel 15 Plasteel, Advanced component 3 Advanced component, 26,000 ticks (7.22 mins) of work, and a Crafting skill of 8.

Summary

Summary stuff goes here

Installation

Installing the part requires 2,500 ticks (41.67 secs) of work, 2x medicine of herbal quality or better, and a Medical skill of 5.

Removing the part requires 2,500 ticks (41.67 secs) of work, 1x medicine of herbal quality or better, and a Medical skill of 5.

If the operation fails, the part has a chance[What Chance?] to be destroyed.

Analysis

The aesthetic shaper improves the beauty of the pawn. Thus, it is useful for social harmony by keeping opinions high increasing the opinion of others towards this pawn by +20. This bonus 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 Content added by the Royalty DLC armorskin gland implant. When combined with the Content added by the Royalty DLC aesthetic nose, they can compensate for the opinion malus from the staggeringly ugly trait or the beauty reduction from the Content added by the Royalty DLC stoneskin gland implant.

Increasing a pawn's beauty above 2 seems to have no additional effect on opinion. For example, a beautiful pawn will have a +40 mood 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 Content added by the Royalty DLC aesthetic nose. Also keep in mind that the opinion bonus from beauty is completely disregarded if the pawn is disfigured (e.g. due to injury on the eyes or ears). Beauty also never affects pawns who have the Kind or Psychopath traits.