After introducing Irilion, Entropy added a series of updates designed to encourage players to visit the second continent. The first was a group of NPCs that he called guild NPCs. They were announced in January 2006 but added as part of the new features for c2. A guild NPC functioned in almost exactly the same way as a regular NPC—it worked as a shop that would buy and sell items—but this NPC would be controlled by a guild. The guild NPC was also similar to a trade bot. It could only sell what the owner gave it to sell, and the gold from every sale would go to the guild. There were three main differences between a trade bot and a guild NPC:
- A guild NPC had a warehouse-like amount of storage.
- It could not advertise for itself. ...