I noticed something in realMyst Masterpiece. I think this has existed in all versions of Myst, but the more open style door of the realMyst elevator really lets you see its movements as it goes up.
How is it that when you take the elevator up from the library to the tower that the elevator is always facing the same direction that the tower is facing?
Well, the elevator itself seems to rotate a bit on the way up, and the rotation amount varies depending on which area you have the tower pointed at.
But there is a problem, the elevator always seems to rotate the wrong way/amount, yet still arrives at the top facing forward.
Here is an example. Rotate the tower to face the gears. You know that when you stand inside the elevator facing the door you're facing towards the library. And you can figure out from the map that if you are using the elevator it should have to rotate almost 90 degrees to the left to arrive at the top facing the same direction as the tower. (Or it would have to rotate right for a really long way)
Yet, when you use the elevator you'll find that its rotation goes slightly to the RIGHT. Knowing the layout of Myst island, how is it that once you get to the top you are now facing the direction that looks out to the gears? Seems like it should have left you facing more towards the clock tower than the gears...
Am I forgetting to consider something?