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
I'm pretty sure he doesn't mean in the middle of a fight (though it did happen there quite a bit too.) Plenty of times a tank would say he was going to afk rr then not show up again for 45 minutes.