Okay, so if you are hiding and you search, you automatically unhide before you can search. This just doesn't make sense to me. You're out of the way, but you can still see everything that is going on and should be able to scan the area.
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Can you see hidden objects from a single point in the room? Can a camera, placed at any random location, see all the objects in the room? The obscured and covered one?
No. It takes a little moving around and moving of things and viewing things from different angles to locate items that are hidden.
Wouldn't you agree?