Fallout New Vegas

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Changes the total number of perks gained by level 34 from 17 to 25, to match vanilla.

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JSawyer Mod Vanilla Number of Perks

This is the first in what is likely to be a series of minor tweaks and fixes I make to New Vegas in order to make my own playthrough more satisfying.  In this case, I am electing to make use of the famous JSawyer mod, but I do not like the idea of reducing the grand total number of perks from the default (25) to the JSawyer result (17), especially seeing as how many perks are really just character personality customization, such as Cannibal and Cherchez la Femme.

This mod changes the final total number of perks acquired by level 34 from the JSawyer default of 17 to the vanilla default of 25.  (Yes, level 34, since level 35, being an odd number, does not actually add a perk, and the entire JSawyer mod has been balanced against this.)  It accomplishes this by evenly staggering which levels award perks.  Here is the complete list of such levels:

2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34.

In my opinion, this is a much more satisfying and convenient way of making use of the JSawyer mod without hamstringing character progression than, say, occasionally opening up the console to add extra perks.  If you feel like this may make you overpowered, then just put the difficulty on Very Hard, which is higher than J.Sawyer's recommendation.

Incidentally, the JSawyer mod itself is not required.  One can use the JSawyer Ultimate mod, or neither, as they wish.  All this mod does is provide staggered perks up to level 34, and then no perks thereafter.

v1.1 Updated to be in sync with even-numbered perk staggering.
v1.2 Updated to override disruptions from other mods so the leveling works correctly in spite of them.

Other New Vegas mods I made: