Summary[edit | edit source]
Wire is the primary resource by which all paperclips are generated from. Cost of wire which is indicated on the screen refers to one spool.
Initially one spool contains 1,000 inches of wire sufficient for 1,000 paperclips (so if wire costs $20, the net cost of one paperclip is $0.02), but this amount can be increased through the following projects:
- Improved Wire Extrusion
- Optimized Wire Extrusion
- Microlattice Shapecasting
- Spectral Froth Annealment
- Quantum Foam Annealment
The cost of each spool of wire is variable. At the beginning of the game, it may be wise to stock up when it's cheap. The cost of wire climbs steadily during Stage 1. However, this is of no importance to you provided you're selling above cost, which is easy.
You can purchase the WireBuyer to automatically ensure you never run out of wire. If you do run out of wire without a WireBuyer, and don't have the funds to just purchase new wire, you can do the Beg for More Wire project to get new wire from the main headquarters.