(re: mainland & vvardenfell faction unification)
What do you think of a partial, third-party patch for TR’s Mages, Fighters and perhaps Thieves guilds?
Would mainly mean converting the Firewatch, Helnim and Akamora guild chapters and quests to the original factions and slightly bumping the vanilla reputation requirements for advancement. Suggesting these factions only because they’re the most integrally implemented and make up the majority of TR’s faction quests (aside from Telvanni, which is a narrative mess I wouldn’t want to set foot into). Would let willing players test it as a beta and ferret out any unforeseen issues.
An .ESP patch should be the preferred option. Process is to batch-change the faction IDs in tes3cmd, then apply manual edits in the CS.
Detailed process for mass-editing factions:
Note: because of the dependency to a changing ESM, cell ownership edits have to be re-applied for each release (or updated with WryeMash? – not attempted yet)