bad news, for some reason everything decided to just break on me. the game, up to the point i have it is utterly useless, meaning it will be pushed back atleast a few weeks. sorry to everyone!
after some digging, I think the problem might be something to do with ram/too many things trying to be loaded, meaning I'll need to figure out a way to cut down on objects in the system, and I don't know how to do that. I'll keep you posted.