I know most loot is random, but some is also static, especially loot that is in world and not in a chest or on a corpse. Last year I played Skyrim twice on my PC and now I've been playing it on my PS3. It seems like on the PC version I have found items like
boots of strength both times early in the game. I noticed I didn't find them playing the PS3 but wrote it off as having overlooked them.
I also seem to remember finding Ebony Gauntlets of Extreme Archery during the Red Eagle quest laying next to the treasure chest behind Red Eagle's coffin both times on the PC. I just finished that quest on the PS3 specifically for those gauntlets because I'm trying a stealth/ranger toon, but guess what, no gauntlets. Now I'm beginning to wonder if I overlooked the boots earlier or if they're just not as abundant or missing all together in the console game.
Am I remembering wrong? Are they random and I got lucky twice before?
Thanks in advance.