Leaving “Doctor’s Orders” open to farm LLM really messes with my head. I just hate seeing missions listed as uncompleted.
When in a new playthrough, every time I enter a new area I need to go grab every single optional mission that shows up on the map and complete all of them before moving on to the current story mission.
During my first playthrough, I compulsively opened every single crate/locker/box/container, flipped every switch and pushed every button that I could find. I walked on every single little speck of dirt on all of the maps, even if it meant moving away from the mission’s objective. That was one slow playthrough, but it’s the only way I could do it and keep my sanity. On my following playthroughs I wasn’t as compulsive as that, but I still find myself opening boxes and collecting money even though I don’t need anything.
The reason I only have one character at level 72 in a year and a half of playing this game is that I feel I have to do everything with my first character at least once before focusing on a new one, and when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING… Complete the story, side missions and all DLC on all three game modes, get every achievement, complete every challenge, get every character skin, get every vehicle skin, spawn and defeat every single boss (including the secret ones and raid bosses), find every easter egg, find every legendary, pearlescent and seraph weapon that I want as a drop, etc. The only things I’ve kinda learned to feel more relaxed about are optional mission objectives and a few of the ridiculously rare items. Those are simply not worth the trouble, but yeah, they still bother me. I’m almost finished doing all of that with my first character. Luckily for me, a lot of that stuff stays unlocked and carries over to different characters, so it won’t take as long to do the same with my second one.
As a side note, I just wannna point out that you really must have a problem with OCD, since you started a thread almost identical to this one less than a month ago: At times do you even care about Optional Objectives?.