Ouch. That is the wrong priorities. Believe it or not, the answer to your question is on the mod pages, the guide, in so many ways. For one, the Mod Organizer setup page told you to arrange the priorities of the non-MO mods. Then the guide says that the mods should be in the order of the guide. Then the DLC pages say where to place the cleaned ESMs. Then the High Resolution Texture Pack page says how to arrange its three non-MO mods again. Is there some place else we should put this info to make it clear what order to put these in?
I really don't have a good explanation on my part. The only thing I can say is that I admit that I'm an idiot. I didn't read the detailed instructions in the guide for Dawnguard, HearthFires, Dragonborn or the High Resolution Packs. That's why I didn't know the order to put them in. This is also part of the reason why I didn't know how to go about cleaning the master files for Dawnguard, HearthFires or Dragonborn.
Personally, I think adding a note to the bottom of the instructions in "2.B. Clean the Update ESM" mentioning that the master files for the DLC need to be cleaned the same way would be a good idea. Mention that the detailed instructions for each of them needs to be read to ensure it's done right. Maybe posting the above load order would help clear up any further confusion that people have.
For me the problem was mostly my own doing, caused by my lack of reading. I thought the detailed instructions for the DLC were just going to tell me how to install them via Steam or something, which I already knew how to do. Had I known that they detailed how to handle the cleaning of the files and where to place the mod created in the process, I would have read them.
Anyways; thank you!
Edited by ADD1CTED_GAM3R, 21 July 2014 - 08:00 PM.