Just updated to 1.8.0....
1. I open the game (only native/no mods) and get ready to test the combat changes in Custom Battle first; select everything and press play button... the loading screen keeps loading for more than 5 minutes. I give up, restart the game after ragequit.
2. I get ready to start new game in sandbox... last UI screen of character editing... the loading screen keeps loading for more than 5 minutes. I give up, turn off the game after ragequit.
3. I try other games and they work correctly
4. I repeat step 1 and 2 again; the same thing... weird.
5. Back to 1.7.2...
I have the same problem. I craft/smelt a few weapons (for example onehanded swords) and unlock a few pieces. Then I save the game, exit to menu and reload the save and all unlocked parts are gone and I have to start all over again. This bug is breaking smithing currently.Hey, what do you mean by losing blacksmith patterns? Do you mean you lose all of your unlocked crafting pieces?