Latest update with the changes to combat is welcome. It was way too easy before that. Much better now. But, still too easy raiding NPC camps. They don’t seek cover from arrows or call for backup. Instead the NPC’s charge towards players one by one. Very easy to pick off.
I think the NPCs in camps should have the ability to call for help. Now it seems that they visually must see the player - resulting in butchering half the camp before the rest turned their heads.
NPCs within a clan should be able to call for help within a certain range. Perhaps 20m. Perhaps different range for different clans. Desert dog for example could have a bigger range. Those within range would see what the caller sees and could run to help their ally. Not too large range but better than not noticing a fight 4 m behind their backs. Would do much for smaller camps but the large one would prove to be a challange. As they should. Especially Black Galleon, summoning place etc should be hard.
This call for help abilty should also apply for all pack animals, like hyenas and wolves.
Also, make npcs hide from arrows. Now they are standing there trying to find out where the shooter is and dies looking. First move should be to get some cover. Then look. Even for NPCs.