Just because the other two levels of awareness are waiting by the exit doors, doesn’t mean you should always jump in first. Sometimes you have to remind yourself that you’re getting in first because you don’t want to be late.
Sometimes you can even get in a situation where you have to leave the others to go get a drink or something and then come back and get the key. In that case you can just walk through the door and go right in, no special reason needed.
The only time youre really in a situation like that is when youre about to exit a level and you have to go to the next one because the person on the other side of the door isnt about to let you leave alone. In that case you can just walk through the door and go right in.
Sometimes when you come to a lock you have to walk through because there is no other way. They could be a wall, a door, or something else.
If youre walking through a door when it has a no right side entry, youll need to walk through the door from the left side. If youve just entered a door from the right side theres no need to walk through.
If youve just entered a door from the left side youll have to walk through the door from the right side, and vice versa. If youve just entered a door from the right side there are no side lock options so youll have to walk through the door from the left side.
The two options are usually referred to as the “lid” and “frame.” The “lid” is the part of a lock that lets you unlock the door, and the “frame” is the part that locks and unlocks the door from the inside.
The frame is the most important part. If youve entered the door from the left side youll need to walk around to the right side, back to the left side, then walk in the door proper and through the door. Youll get the frame, but not the lid. The lid is the part of the lock that lets you unlock and open the door, and the frame is the part that allows you to lock and unlock the door from the inside.
The order of priority is the same as it is in the real world: We lock the door, pick the lock, then unlock the door. So it really comes down to remembering when you’re in a locked door and getting the frame. If it is your turn to pick the lock, you need to unlock the door first, so that you have the frame. If it is your turn to pick the lock, you don’t need to unlock the door, so you can just pick the lock.