I see the rat.
Must establish first if those afflicted are using Steam Workshop mods and if that affects textures somehow. I am using workshop mods. Perhaps this is an issue?
I'm a par time player. I love to play sarcastic characters or very happy and good characters.
I used to love making my characters go mad from their adventuring (All things considered you'd have to have balls of steel to be adventurer considering all the horrors about in this world.)
Update; I just had to chug a strength potion and a shield potion JUST to fight off random spawns on the road whilst trying to do Courier, knowing full well it will replace neither cost wise.
It is now more cost efficient to not explore at all.
And making everything expensive has the nice benefit of promoting every single exploity behavior players can think of to squeeze more gold from everything.