So from my entire The Dark Mod experience I noticed that I roleplay the main character (be it Garrett or someone else in the FM) harder than I realized.
What do I mean by that? Doing things that are "pointless" in terms of the game mechanics or AI mechanics. For example closing all shelfs, chests, doors after being finished exploring/stealing to leave them the way they been before I arrived. As far as I know guards can't tell whenever the shelf or chest was closed before and they do not become suspicious of that, but I close them anyway. Doors on other hands, from my experience I noticed that they do realize the fact that the door was closed, and they do become suspicious and proceed to investigate then close them, but they will not be alterted thus they do not affect the player progress in any way. Anyway I do close all of the doors, unless they were already open; it's pointless from success point of view, but I do it anyway for immersion.
Same goes for movement. I know that TDM can still be a little exploited in terms of footstep sounds, and AI cone of view, so I try to be as stealthy as possible where I will not make more noise than it would seem reasonable; or hide in places which in my honest opinion wouldn't be good hiding spots in reality. I'm pointing that out only because I saw countless walkthroughs and lets plays of FMs where people/players doesn't really immerse themselves into the envoirment or simply mission itself (which I'm not saying is wrong, but it's different from what I'm used to do) and because of it it's obvious that I am on completly different level than most.
I'm just curious if anyone has the same mindset as I do when playing FMs or if I potentially might be mentally damaged at this point from playing TDM for so long, lol.