I'm sorry for my bad English, but i want to participate in this topic.
This idea is a big kick in the ass for the PVP, if I use time, resources and troops to fight NPC, little and nothing will remain to me to fight real players.
I know this is the Travian Kingdoms Forum, and the Development Team is not the same as Travian Legends, but i want to invite the Travian Kingdoms Development Team to watch THIS video, listen the words of the Community Communications Manager of Travian Legends
"The game industry has evolved rapidly over the years, online gaming's popularity has boomed and gamers around the world continue to enjoy playing against other HUMANS, unlike earlier forms of gaming - fighting the AI."
Is that real ?
If this is not true the Travian Legends Development Team is making a mistake.
If this is real the Travian Kingdoms Development Team with this NPC suggestion making a mistake.
So, this idea is a big kick in the ass to the new generation of gamers looking for PVP.
The number of people playing Travian Kingdoms is very low, if we want to increase the number of players we can not go against the trend, we can not go against the progress of the videogames industry.
We have Robbers Hideout (Not Human), we have Robbers Camp (Not Human), in Travian Kingdoms the most used farming strategy is the Micro Raids on inactive players (Not Human), we can also talk about the game mechanics related to the Travian Hero, if you want items you have two choice, or send the Hero in adventure (Not Human), or fighting other Human in the Auctions but with real money (Pay to compete), in the adventures the Hero can also find resources and experience, like when you attack Robbers Hideout and Camps, this is why it is normal to see players (especially new and less experienced players) make very few attacks on other human players.
Every single Server, National or COM, is always the same boring situation, raid inactive players for 1 week, another week, another week, clear Robbers Camps and Hideout for take crop, sometimes raid a true Human farm, raid inactive player for another week, if you don't have the weapon of your troops go to the auction and spend 20€, let's go is time for mission, once the mission is over, restart from the beginning.
This is why so much people left this game.
This idea is a big kick in the ass to the fight against multiaccount, why spend time, resources and troops when i can do that with another account ?.
This idea is a big kick in the ass for all those defenders players who are forced to depend on other players.
This idea is a big kick in the ass for all players (Especially new players) who don't start in big and organized groups.
Another complicated game mechanical for all new players, another big kick in the ass.
If i take some time to think about what idea can improve this game, 1000 idea come in my head, but i'm sure this NPC idea never pass in my head.