It's quite incredible how much 'stuff' is available in post-apocalyptic America! By the time I've first spoken to Ghost I'm already a pretty wealthy lad. It's commendable how many wastelanders out there are kicking the habit of smoking by throwing their cigarette packs/cartons in the trash (along with their caps & chems too, for some reason?). Quit simply I'm looking for a mod that substantially reduces the amount of loot (specifically cigarettes, caps & chems) available from trash cans, mail boxes, wardrobes, desks, blue post boxes etc. It's hard to truly immerse yourself in this wonderful game as a scavenger when everything is in abundance? Its as if I'm the first person to go rummaging through the Mojave? I've discovered several mods that raise the amount of loot available but not one that actually reduces the amount to a more realistic level and I'm not sure why?
What I would propose is that one might discover the occasional cap or two in the trash, as if to suggest someone might have accidently discarded them along with the empty potato chips packet in their back pocket. Perhaps (but very rarely) a pack of cigarettes, but surely not a whole carton? And maybe the occasional chem (not so much stimpacks though given there overall usefulness to, well, everyone!). I'd like to think that the primary source of items with value would most commonly be discovered on the bodies of the folks you kill or in locked containers or places off the beaten path..
I posed this idea to the internet recently and was greeted with responses along the lines of "have you tried not picking things up?" but looting is an important aspect of many RPG's, I shouldn't deprive myself of this just because I can all too frequently (and frankly, unrealistically), find 10+ caps worth of loot in the places I search.
Edited by kedri247, 03 May 2021 - 10:53 am.