The blowout warning in OL is pretty much the same as vanilla, but you go blind for a second when the colors go wacky. Use caution when driving, I was hauling ass across the zone looking for shelter when that happened, drove right into a whirlygig. Also, you take a lot more damage than other mods have, especially psi damage. Shelters are easy enough to find, just follow the human AIs when a blowout happens, they'll find it for you. Usually it'll be any structure that has a solid roof, but I haven't tested everything to make sure.
I like the transmutation system, I've gotten a few nice new artifacts out of it. Of course, I've lost more to the degradation effect, but since cobblestones are worth up to 2800ru it still winds up profitable.
I don't like the trade balance, there's a huge imbalance in prices, 1000% or more, it's really exaggerated. This really makes repairs and new items a real strain on the budget. You could haul in a whole exo-suit full of artifacts and just barely afford repairing the damage to your suit you got from collecting them.