Hey, thanks a lot for your patching guide, Ess.
I recently did my own "CORE" patch which includes all of SMIM's esps, NoNPCGreetings, WAF_GDO patch, EBT_DB_DG patch and ICS_EBT patch and a personal must have, NoSnekAttackSound. Everything is working as intended, no problems whatsoever. Buuuuut, half an hour ago I decided that it was finally time to check out AOS and say goodbye for now to SoS. And so I tried merging my CORE patch with all of the STEP Extended patches for AOS, save the WnC patch, but I got a ton of errors. Then I did a merge patch containing all of the AOS patches previously mentioned and it merged without conflicts so I compared it to my CORE patch and it seems all of the errors occurred because of the Weapon entries from GDO but as far as I can tell most of the conflicts liay in that they use a different keyword slot for the same keyword. That, and other minor changes. Anyway, question is: do you do your patches using the "Copy and override into" function rather than the merging script? For the sake of simplicity (and inexperience) do you see anything wrong with just sorting my AOS Patches before my CORE patch to have all of the WAF_GDO being effected?