A non-player character (NPC) is a character that is not under the control or management of any player. NPCs can be friendly or hostile. NPCs mostly serve a game play function. An example of this is a trader, combat ally or non-charmable animals.
Hostile NPCs are often referred to as "mobs" or "monsters".
Types of NPCs
In addition to all the NPC types identified as NPC services, the following round up the list of NPC types:
- In towns and outposts, the names of allied NPCs and party members will be shown by pressing down the ALT key, while all other players will be shown by pressing the CTRL key.
- In explorable areas, missions, dungeons and PvP battles etc., all allied/neutral NPCs/party members will be shown by pressing the ALT key, while enemy NPCs will be shown by pressing the CTRL key.