Forget stealth and cunning. All the cool kids are straight jackin' fools with the aid of wicker baskets.
Before we go any further, I want you all to watch the clip embedded at right. Go ahead. It's only 40 seconds long. I'll wait.
Done? Good. So, what would you like to call that? A bug? A feature? The most brilliant advancement in gaming realism since Mario started exploring the third dimension?
Hyperbole aside, I'm honestly a bit baffled by this. I don't know whether to laugh at the silly virtual people and their loss of material goods or praise Bethesda for taking the time to code a world where cartoon logic is totally and completely viable.
This also raises a number of important questions. Can I tie a sword into a bow? Can dragons change signs to read "Dovahkiin Season?" What happens if I paint a tunnel on the side of a mountain?