A Skyrim player enters their Lakeview Manor home only to suddenly get attacked by bandits before dying in just a couple of hits.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is one of the most influential games of all time. Gamers are still playing Skyrim 10 years after its release, and it gets new a set of fans every time Bethesda re-releases the game. While Skyrim debuted on seventh-gen consoles and PC, it has now been ported to PS5 and Xbox Series X alongside the release of Skyrim Anniversary Edition.
Players can buy multiple houses in Skyrim, and Bethesda had released a new DLC that allowed users to further customize their homes. The Hearthfire DLC lets players build a house from scratch after buying a plot of land. Lakeview Manor, located in Falkreath Hold, is one of the options from this DLC, and it costs players 5,000 gold to purchase the land. Building a house can take a lot of time and effort, and players probably expect to be safe inside their homes. Unfortunately, one user found out that the walls of Lakeview Manor are just not secure enough.
A user named Wonkinns enters Lakeview Manor and sees multiple red dots on the compass. It looks like their home has been infiltrated by bandits and the background music suddenly changes to the combat theme from The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. Wonkinns has no chance against these bandits and is taken out in 2 hits despite seemingly wearing heavy armor. Thankfully, Skyrim autosaves regularly, so Wonkinns did not lose any progress due to this surprise attack.
Most other homes in Skyrim are placed inside towns, but Lakeview Manor is located in the open world. As user SurvivalVet correctly points out, this video gives enough reasons to choose living inside city walls as opposed to building a house out in the open. Additionally, it looks like Wonkinns was playing on legendary, and they probably would’ve survived a bandit attack on a lower difficulty level.
Admetius jokingly uses the view of the lake as the silver lining of this situation, while others wish that the vanilla version of Skyrim allowed players to have more guards. The Skyrim house mod which disables random encounters around player-owned properties sounds like a must-have for anyone choosing to live inside Lakeview Manor.
Such unexpected encounters, with many being bugs or glitches, are frequently found in the open world of Skyrim. After all, players have witnessed giants riding dragons in Skyrimand it seems like these surprising events are just a part of the uniqueness of Bethesda’s open-world games.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is now available for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / S.
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