I would like to ask a clarification about merged/bashed patches with ssedit.
So far, i am ending up with a pretty big load order. Mostly, it is followers (I like to play a character with a small army), and quests/overhauls that I would like to interact in a single playthrough (like legacy of dragonborn with a bunch of other quests, to create a big museum).
My questions is about the patches that are needed for those quests/overhauls. Should I include those patches in the merged patch (I may need to merge a few of those patches plugin to keep within the plugin limit of ssedit) or can I just skip them (mostly are .esl or espfe files)?
In general, can I skip .esl and espfe files (like more kats or more argonians of skyrim, or other esl/espfe followers) in my merged patch? Or should I include them?
These questions come from the fact that I am wondering if I should stick to merged/bashed patches or move to smashed patch with rab splitter (which I never used, so I would have to learn from scratches).
Thank you for your time!