Expand the story of RimWorld by imbuing your colonists with free will!
This mod adds a powerful work tab AI placed within a new Ideology precept called Free Will. The ability to control colonists (via the work tab) is now entirely dependent on their ideology.
Setting up the work tab becomes a burden after hundreds of hours of gameplay. Starting a colony with mandatory free will allows you to create colonies much quicker and focus on story goals, rather than wasting time setting up work tasks.
The mod follows in the tradition of RimWorld being a story generator. It will not make the game easier to play, but it should help enrich the story that gets created.
Each ideology will now include the Free Will precept. There are a few options:
Depending on the choice, colonists may not appear on the work tab, and will instead rely on the AI (their "free will") to set their work priorities.
If allowed, you can toggle free will in the colonist's Free Will tab, but setting it to something they don't like may incure a mood penalty.
The default settings are usually recommended for vanilla RimWorld, but there are a wide range of mod settings available to help tweak it to work with your mod collection.
Colonists with free will enabled will prioritize work on their own. You can see the calculations for each work type in the Free Will tab. Priorities will change in response to a number of game events.
Here is a rough guide to understanding the AI:
The colony will assign someone to every work type (unless no one can do it).
Slaves never have free will.
You should be able to use this with other mods. However, the AI is balanced for vanilla pawns and vanilla work types.
For proper balance, I recommend only using this mod with visual or item mods. Mods will likely disrupt the balance if they: add other pawn types, modifiy skills/passions, or add work types.
That being said, there is "fallback" logic for any work type it doesn't recognise and there are tons of balance settings available so you can customise the behaviour.
Requires: DLC Ideology and Harmony