I agree, but I imagine that making hide instanced and variable on different people/NPCs is a very large coding project, while removing the hidden tag and the you are observed message from a failed sneak is probably quite minor.cfelch wrote: Personally, I like the chance of noticing if people are noticing you, but I don't want to assume I would notice.
A good observer wouldn't let on that they saw what they saw.
If hidden status was instanced, it wouldn't matter if...
you failed your skillcheck. You would still be hidden (albeit poorly).
someone found you. You would still be hidden, they just know where.
someone saw you sneak, you would still be hidden to others.
The only time I recall ever spamming search was due to a code bug that i hope is gone.
The one where hidden objects would forget who hid them.
Doesn't everyone miss how on old SoI you didn't know if you were hidden until the warg was biting you? Then you knew :p