Skyrim-loving couple use dual setup to explore the province in TES V and ESO simultaneously

The same location in Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls Online.

The same location in Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls Online.

Modders have put an awful lot of effort into making sure Skyrim has continually evolved and expanded in the years since it was first released.

Many have focused on adding fresh content to the game, such as massive quests, huge building projects, or interesting player homes, while others have worked on less flashy tweaks which simply help with immersion or improve your playing experience.

However, sometimes what you need to re-invigorate your appreciation for Bethesda’s RPG isn’t to inject it with door-based trickery, but simply to see if you can spot which locations from its map have made their way into The Elder Scrolls Online.

Do you enjoy contrasting the difference between how places are presented in different Elder Scrolls games?

It seems as though some players on the Skyrim subreddit have been doing just that, with user RealJoshuaWall posting an image of two characters on separate screens both standing in the same spot in both Skyrim and Elder Scrolls OnIine, captioning it: “My wife and I are standing in the same place thousands of years apart.”

The spot in question looks to be an outcrop just below Lost Valley Redoubt in The Reach, which you might remember as the site of Bard's Leap Summit in Skyrim.

User Megatto95 was quick to dust off their lore tomes and point out that the in-game time difference between the pair was quite that huge, declaring: “949 years actually.”

On the other hand, some users didn’t let maths get in the way of their enjoyment of the post, with user Amisamil asking: “Why is this so romantic to me?” and DatOlle musing: “(This) makes me think how lucky we are to be born at the same time as the people we really love.”

Meanwhile, user katie310117 joked: “Sad to hear it, (RealJoshuaWall). So many marriages end in divorce due to temporal displacement. Keeping you in my thoughts.”, prompting Soy_El_Kraken to philosophise: “Well at least they’re near each other, relatively speaking. On the cosmological scale, it’s all nearby.”

Regardless of whether your Dragonborn is currently staring at the darts and contemplating their place in the universe, make sure to follow us for updates on The Elder Scrolls 6 and the interesting world of Skyrim modding. You can also check out our mods of the month for December 2022.

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