This mod adds Enhanced Shopping Economy to the Game. Learn and produce new equipment. Buy and improve your own buildings. Help different world factions, or fight them. Train your people – turn frail victims into master warriors. Take your wounded comrades out of the battle so that they all return home alive.
Authors description: Enhanced Shopping Economy
Mod to rebalance economy to make in-town shopkeeping more viable and more interesting. Everyone wants to run a comfy inn, right? Now you can do it without every single peasant in town going broke from buying a single rice bowl and not regenerating money, because it’s really a buzzkill for a horde of people to flood your tavern and scream about how they can’t afford things. Yes, Universal Basic Income has come to the world of Kenshi. On top of that, shopping lists have been expanded in general, more NPCs will go shopping, and there’s more of a dynamic to NPC income and spending.
A few NPCs that lacked them now have shopping lists. Income levels will roughly correspond to class – your average tech hunter will have more spending money and income than your average peasant.
WEAPONS AND ARMOR HAVE BEEN ADDED TO SHOPPING LISTS!
Yes, you will need to import your game for this to work if you’ve been using the mod all along.
Not many NPCs will be prone to buying them, and fewer still will be able to afford your best blades, but they’re out there.
A few notes about the quirks of shopping:
-People actually buy items by class. If someone wants narcotics, they’re just as open to hashish as they are to grog as they are to sake.
-The most desired items, by far, are food and alcohol.
-Adventurous types will buy first-aid supplies and sometimes weapons and armor.
-Nobility, if they deign to leave their houses, may stop by your shop for luxury items, trade goods, and random clutter. So will caravans.
-Skeletons drink alcohol too. Don’t ask. It was already set up that way.
-Most cities don’t have public wells. I HIGHLY URGE YOU TO DOWNLOAD THE “MOISTURE FARMING” MOD BY TRINIMAC IF YOU WANT TO SET UP SHOP IN A CITY.
-More people should stop by to shop, both in towns and at your outpost.
-If you have a mod that adds additional NPCs, they will be just as poor as the mod maker made them. If you see odd behavior, check your modlist.
This also includes a rather cheaty barkeeper start for testing purposes. It gives you basic farming tech, hydroponics, and brewing tech, as well as enough money to buy a small building and set up shop.
Many thanks to love-tea for showing me how to do the impossible and get NPCs to buy armor and weapons. It was the one feature I really wanted, and now it’s here. There will be rebalance releases as I tweak things, please let me know in the comments if anything seems off or like it needs improvement.