Yayo is a drug of 1% addiction rate that can be produced at a drug lab with 8 psychoid leaves after researching Psychite refining. Consumption provides +80% to recreation and will generate the Feeling pumped! Let's do this! thought which has a +35 mood effect and affects the body with:
- Moving: +15%
- Improves joy 80%
- Suppresses pain x50%
- Reduces need for rest by 66%
- Mood: -35
- Consciousness: -20%
- Moving: -20%
- Manipulation: -20%
- Rest Fall Rate: +30%
- Hard drug binges (mtb of 40 days)
- Psychotic wandering (mtb of 10 days)
For use as a drug, yayo is far preferable to flake, with stronger effects and only one fifth as addictive (1% vs 5% addictiveness). Psychite tea is considerably weaker, but much less addictive, than both and is thus a significantly safer option than either. This makes tea more useful for regular use, while yayo is more appropriate for mood emergencies. Though there is no minimum tolerance to get addicted to Yayo, it still contributes to tolerance to Psychite tea.
On the market, yayo is worth 50% more silver than flake, with a 20% increase in the Work To Make and a 100% increase in ingredient cost. The most economical option depends on which is the greater bottleneck: converting the leaves to the drug, or producing the leaves in the first place.
If converting the leaves into drugs is the bottleneck then there are two options. The psychoid leaves could be turned into yayo, however converting as much as possible to flake and then selling the remaining psychoid leaves themselves is even more efficient. For example, a pawn requires 35,000 ticks ( of work and 800 psychoid leaves to synthesize 100 yayo worth 2100. With the same amount of work, a pawn could craft 140 flake worth 1960 and consume 560 of the 800 psychoid leaves. The remaining 240 psychoid leaves are worth 456 for a total of 2416. This is not without its downsides however - fewer traders accept psychoid leaves than accept drugs and without refrigeration, the leaves will eventually rot away. Thus, if the player is likely to caravan to a settlement or receive a relevant trader before they rot entirely away, or can accommodate the refrigeration of leaves long term, converting to flake and selling the remainder of leaves is ideal. If they cannot, converting to yayo for storage may be necessary. If psychoid leaf production is the bottleneck and there is insufficient leaf supply to fully occupy your drug synthesizers' time, producing flake is the optimum as it produces more value per leaf at the cost of more work.
If caravan weight is a limiting factor, yayo is worth more proportional to mass, however the low weight of all the options mean this is unlikely to be relevant as a single muffalo can carry almost 20 stacks of flake worth over 20,000 silver.
Psychite tea is economically inferior to both; its only potential advantage is that it may be used safely by your colonists if scheduled. It is also produced at a campfire or stove with the Cooking skill instead.
- 1.2.2719 - Reduced yayo new addiction chance from 10% to 1%, and removed the min tolerance to addict.