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I've never really understood this argument against Vortex. I've always done manual sorting. Even after BOSS came out, I still would use it for initial positioning, then adjust things myself as seemed appropriate. Then LOOT makes custom rules even simpler to implement, and my LOOT sorting chart ended up looking like a spiderweb in a haunted house, based entirely off of comparisons in xEdit mixed with some trial and error.
Despite all the whinging people have about Vortex's forced LOOT sorting system, through all my testing I've yet to have a problem using the dependency anchor drag-and-drop. I tested this using a duplicate of my 1000+
mod install of Skyrim, and it worked just as well as my custom LOOT ruleset plus repositioning does in MO2. It isn't hard to use at all, and feels even more intuitive than LOOT's normal interface.
You're beating a dead horse at this point. If you prefer manual drag-and-drop sorting, use MO2, or Wrye Bash, or Kortex2 once Kerber's satisfied with it. There are alternatives if it really bothers you that much. Me, it's just a new interface for the same thing I've been doing for years, with some adaptation to take care of what manual sorting I did have to do.
And that's not saying I don't agree it should be an option. Options are good for users. I'm just saying there are OTHER options, and you aren't exactly forced to use Vortex if this is such a heinous crime.
If I were to add something actually productive to this, I'd say what I'd prefer to see with this system is the Deploy Order actually visually rearrange itself based off of the the dependencies you've set. My VtM:B install for instance, it always resets to displaying in alphabetical order (img)
, even when Deploy Order is selected. That's definitely a feature that needs work.
Edited by FelesNoctis, 27 November 2019 - 09:27 PM.