|Not the event I'm describing but I needed a picture :)|
NPCs actually HELPING?!?!?
Playing in the Charr starting area I realized something about most of the NPCs, they actually interact with what is going on around them. In the first screen-shot, I was cleaning up and organizing the scrap yard and I disturbed a Rust Ooze. Notice in the NPC is shooting it. The oozes are ornery lil' slimes that spit out a fire AOE and it hit the NPC. He was none to happy about having his fur singed so he popped a cap into it-an typical charr response to solve problems with aggressive adversaries.
Now in the next screen shot you'll see a three charr iron legion patrol attacking a tar elemental. One of the patrol members was downed and the two remaining are fighting. The blue is a guardians shield spell. They continue fighting until only one is left standing.
I helped finish-off the tar elemental and once it was defeated the remaining charr immediately starts reviving the others and I ran over to lend a hand as shown in the third screen shot. Oh the insanity but yes, some NPCs actually do something helpful.
This game is amazing!