“I think we might be heading into an ambush.”
“I see… but how? Does your character have points in the Ambush Detection skill? Does your class get a spell to detect hidden creatures? Is it that the deity of your chosen religion bestowed upon you a boon to reveal with holy sight those who mean you harm? Do you possess an ancient artefact from the tomb of a forgotten king, which glows with a spectral light when enemies are near?”
“Nah, I can just see the NPC’s name tag sticking out from the edge of that bush over there.”
Sometimes I think that the only real battle fought in an MMO is between the developer and the metagame.