At elderscrollsonline.com, learn more about campaigns, lockpicking, and more in the newest ‘Ask Us Anything’.
Here’s a snippet…
When you are picking a lock, will another player be able to kill you while you’re trying to open it? – Brenden Warren
Tamriel is a dangerous place. If you let your guard down while you focus on lockpicking, you might get attacked. Enemy NPCs might do this anywhere in the world, and hostile players will love the opportunity to surprise you in Cyrodiil. But then again, you never know what loot might be in that chest … maybe it’s worth bringing a friend to watch your back