If you lost your world due to the freeze, then why you have to start it all again? Unless you want to do a perfect run with a new character and world.People hiding it from you . I basically had a whole inventory full of Platinum coin stacks after trying it out and killing it a bunch. I don't know if it was karma or something because of that but I kneed my computer accidentally and froze the game, which corrupted my world so I have to start again though. At least I know a workaround for that mine quest later, and I can try a new class.
Another thing, the NPCs don't seem to return to their home at night and I was always worried about them dying (which happened lots) but they do return home when it rains.
Also, that issue of npcs not returning to their home at night is weird, maybe it broke during the mod development, sometime of it.