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What exactly does assigning a settler to a bed do?

sranger

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So besides making a settler actually sleep in a certain bed (and sometimes I find this not to be the case either), what does assigning a settler a bed do?

Does it actually do anything mechanic wise? Or is the settlement system (WSFW) satisfied as long as there's X amount of beds in the settlement that satisfies how many settlers there are?
 

Breytac

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It does exactly that: assigns a settler to a bed. Nothing special or anything. SS2 just took it a step further and assigned home plots.
 

yaugie

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I feel like it'd take looking into the code, but I'm not sure if the "happiness" calculation requires them to be actually assigned to a bed - or if there just has to be one "bed" per person in the entire settlement.
 

Breytac

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No, as long as everything is in the green (as far as the vanilla system is concerned), then the happiness of a settlement will increase. Surplus of everything also counts towards settlement happiness (it's possible to get a settlement to 100% happiness). The dynamic system of SS2 works a little differently, but it's basically the same. Surplus of anything is good as far as I'm concerned. So need to assign beds. Unless you want to.
 
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Rocola

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Settlers will automatically assign to any bed, so it could be said that beds adds happiness. And most importantly, you won't have any settler complain about it XD
 

sranger

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Settlers will automatically assign to any bed, so it could be said that beds adds happiness. And most importantly, you won't have any settler complain about it XD
that's only if you have WSFW auto-assign feature on. and the complaining stops as long as theres an X amount of beds in the settlement, it doesn't seem like they need to be assigned to it.
 

Captain LaserBeam

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that's only if you have WSFW auto-assign feature on. and the complaining stops as long as theres an X amount of beds in the settlement, it doesn't seem like they need to be assigned to it.
I think you are correct in that the calculations largely count beds and count settlers. There are some subtle issues in SS2's systems though, for instance I think you have to have them assigned in order to meet the commercial thresholds, and they have to have a home/residential plot to pay taxes, but I think that's about it.
 

sranger

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I think you are correct in that the calculations largely count beds and count settlers. There are some subtle issues in SS2's systems though, for instance I think you have to have them assigned in order to meet the commercial thresholds, and they have to have a home/residential plot to pay taxes, but I think that's about it.
For the commercial threshholds, that's not beds though, I'm guessing those are actual residential plots, since its a SS2 system?
 

Breytac

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For the commercial threshholds, that's not beds though, I'm guessing those are actual residential plots, since its a SS2 system?
Correct. Because there are 2 residential plots (single and multi-bed), the SS2 systems takes into account the number of residential plots rather than the number of beds.
 
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