FS#21881 - Can't talk to street urchins with most starts
When choosing almost any start in Live Another Life, (except for the arrived on docks start, joined a guild start and possibly the vanilla start), you can’t talk to street urchins.
This is most obvious with Sofie in Windhelm. She will attempt to forcegreet you, but will be unable to play her dialogue, so she just follows you around. When you try talking to her, only her hellos will play. I tried removing conditions on her dialogue one at a time but can’t get her to forcegreet you if you pick one of the bugged starts. With a guild or docks start, she’ll forcegreet you and ask you to buy some flowers.
This is also true of Lucia in Whiterun. Even on a bugged start you can give her a coin, but with an unbugged start, you will have an additional dialogue option after donating to her that allows you to ask about her parents. This is missing with the bugged starts.
I really can’t fathom how this issue is happening. Tests done on a save with only USSEP and LAL installed.
I did some testing with a plugin that removed some dialogue conditions from the urchins to see if something was getting messed up, but even whittling down the conditions to check that the dialogue line was coming from the urchin in question wasn’t enough to make it play.
Steps to reproduce example:
1. Choose to spawn in the Windhelm inn
2. Go talk to Sophie by the docks
3. Notice you can’t buy flowers and she’s stuck following you