A player of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim points to an embarrassing design flaw in the overall structure of the College of Winterhold.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is one of the most popular games of the seventh generation of consoles. Many new players are likely picking up the game with each re-release, so Skyrim gets a new group of fans with each remaster. For example, Bethesda released the Anniversary Edition of Skyrim last year, and the game is now available to a new group of customers on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Like the others old scrolls Games, Skyrim features separate questlines for the Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Dark Brotherhood, and Thieves Guild. The College of Winterhold functions as the Mages Guild of Skyrim, and players must travel to the town of Winterhold in the northeast corner of the map to join the faction. Whereas Skyrim is home to beautiful architectural designs, one player pointed out an interesting flaw in the College of Winterhold.
On Reddit, a user named get-tps said there was a design flaw in the college structure that breaks immersion. After reaching the main area of the Hall of Elements, players encounter a door to the right and another to the left. The door on the right leads to a single staircase leading to the Arcanaeum on the second floor, a library for Skyrim Winterhold College. The left door also leads to a single set of stairs, but players suddenly find themselves on the third floor of the college. The poster mentions that this surveillance issue has bothered them for years and wonders if others find it annoying.
Other users are also annoyed by this design flaw, with one stating that some form of magic is at play. It’s odd that Bethesda overlooked this detail, but it could also be a design choice. deliberate. A user mentions that there is a second implicit staircase, but this design decision saves time as players only have to go up and down one set. Get-tps wants Bethesda to duplicate the second set, but another user pointed out that players might then complain that the stairs don’t match the height of the room. They think that designing the College of Winterhold as Skyrim Fort Dawnguard, which is not separated into different cells, could solve the problem.
It’s interesting to see users still arguing over small details in Skyrim more than 10 years since its release. This shows Skyrimthe lasting impact of, and gamers will likely continue to discuss various aspects of the game even after the release of The Elder Scrolls 6.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is available for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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