Afk is a part of any multiplayer game. It existed in XI long before abyssea, it exists in XIV. Blame it on the content, blame it on features, blame it on the combat, blame it on real life.
It DID??? It does?
I haven't played the new level 99 FFXI was but back in my days afking was a good way to get everyone wiped!
what other games can you afk?? or have you actually not played that many