When I go to the R. Kane University and enter through either of the iron gates on the sides, rather than going through the central tower, Vilja will not follow. She runs somewhere and in a few seconds is back with me. But when I exit through those gates she does not warp to me unless I leave the university entirely.
Checking the paths in that area I noticed they do not connect through those gates (some reason for keeping NPCs out?), so I connected them. Vilja still will not follow through those gates. What is the issue?
Post by CollinMacleod on Apr 17, 2018 21:19:35 GMT
Some places are excluded to followers, this will exclude her from walking with you. Her warp ability will however still function as you move through cells... Hence she will move to you even in a place where she shouldn't go as you move around. In Oblivion it was mostly left alone, as Vilja can teleport and isn't just a standard follower, it became a problem in Skyrim as there are a few places where she shouldn't be at all, so her A.I. was changed to make sure she couldn't go where she logically cannot. Black Books, Sovngarde and such. You can still call to her and make her appear in such places, but then it is your choice to break immersion.
Thanks. Are these "no-fly" zones designated in the CS? (i.e. visible)
It's odd that going from the courtyard area into the university she will catch up to me (possibly going through the tower?) but leaving she will not. In fact when entering the university area I've no more than to walk a few paces, nowhere near warp distance, and she comes to me.
Well, for now I've removed my connecting pathways lest they cause odd repercussions later.
I wonder if this is why Vilja will not accompany me to a couple of other places in the game, such as the lower levels of Fingerbowl Cave and Ft. Doublecross.
Both the fort and the cave were originally two dungeons, or bits and pieces of dungeons never finished. (Fingerbowl has an inaccessible area, the Fort is part cave). Sounds like an extensive stroll through both locations in the CS is in order.
Fingerbowl's third level is accessed through three or four trapdoors and has full path grids, but Vilja will not follow through any of the trapdoors. Apparently she runs around the second level seeking a way to me, since when I return to the second level she will eventually come running, not warping, to me. Haven't yet looked into the fort as only recently noticed the problem there.