- Easy enough to go to StormWatch, as well, and get 3 people to chase you… just keep running, (look to see if they are following), and one will disappear.
- While it seems it may be due to distance, not being engaged in combat, (remember - they vanish in combat as well), etc. - they don’t simply turn around and go back… they just are gone, or sunk into the ground.
The distance between StormWatch and DesertWatch may be seen as the issue, but I literally just took a Tier III NPC all the way from West to East camp, with no issues… though one vanished, and another dropped out along the way.
- Under normal circumstances, yes hostile NPCs will leave you be if they cannot get to you.
i.e., I climb the tower in the middle, they and the boars leave - well, most of the time - but not just ‘vanish’.
Even then, I have taken some from the camps, down the hill to my camp, and let the wolves kill them for me.
(So not sure what’s going on.)
Went back in and 4th time… one out of the group of hostile NPCs ‘vanished’.
… so its pretty consistent.
Just antagonize the NPCs in the camp to the east (Desert Watch, I believe) and take them on the flat part of the plateau - and as you are fighting, one should vanish. (Make sure to have a nice group of three min.)
Ok… So, third time is the charm.
I was fighting two NPCs a third came - (my technique is to run around on the flattest part of the little plateau pictured below) - and as I ran back towards their camp… only two followed - the other vanished.
To be fair, this one could have fallen off the edge, though I don’t believe it was the case, as I was not near the edge… also, I witnessed the first two literally vanish.
Ive also seen them go into the ground here after killing… and sometimes are not even around long enough to loot. Seems there is a ‘magic vortex’ in this particular area.
Location: Between Here… Desert Watch
and Here… Storm Watch (off in the distance)