I’m just getting back into this game after a lengthy hiatus, and I’m coming across a real nasty case of alt-itis that repeatedly kicks in just when I’m geared up for Lab raids (especially considering the warzones that the recent stable updates made labs into).
See, I really like the mutation system, but the only mutating items you can get before you start breaching Labs are so inefficient that they’re barely worth using. And, unless you’re a real rockstar, you’ll only safely raid those Labs when you’ve already got enough gear and supplies to make most pre-Threshold mutations underwhelming! It really feels to me that, in vanilla, there’s not much reason to settle for the mutagen middle-ground when most characters with access to mutagens can just refine them into serums and start barreling straight past the Threshold.
Is there a mod that makes it so that basic mutagens become available either from auto-learning or from non-Lab-restricted books? I vaguely recall one mod in the past that did just that, but I have no idea if it’s still compatible with the current version.