1) I am extremely proud of and grateful to the mods/admins (all the staff we have) for their time and dedication, and appreciate that they put a lot of time and effort into this. I definitely could not do a better job myself, honestly.
2) this is not a personal attack on any member of staff or the staff in general.
Those out of the way, what I want to say.
As of lately I've been noticing that the NPC's I've been meaning to interact with have simply not been animated. Don't worry I'm patient and always wait up to 30 minutes before giving up, and repeating my requests to talk to them, in form of talking directly to them asking for an answer ("Hey, do you have a moment", "Hey doc, I really need to be treated.")
To be specific (disclaimer these are estimates, and my timekeeping isn't great, I may be wildly out, apologies if they are!) :
NPC1: Poked once every ~20 mins I think for 3 hours really needed to talk to them. Got a reaction after about that long.
NPC2: poked about 5 times for about 40 mins. gave up
NPC3 poked about 5 times by me and another character for 20 mins or so, gave up.
Admittedly this isn't too short a time, I only felt the need to mention it because those are my interactions between NPCs in this game in consecutive order.
Am I simply too impatient, should I be expecting to wait longer? Or are the staff too busy or we need more? Perhaps I was just unlucky I don't know.
Before people think I'm complaining about the staff see points 1) and 2) I just think that the times I've experienced waiting for npc's in this game is too long, especially as the particular NPCs I've needed to talk to have been important.
Please put me in perspective!