IRE Asks: What Type of AFKer Are You?
Many of us are logged into our favourite Iron Realms games for hours on end, sometimes racking up a full 24 hours of play time (or more) per week! However, can you honestly say that all of that time is spent actively playing the game, paying attention to what is happening? The truth is, it's kind of a pain to completely log off whenever you need to step away from the screen.
Going AFK in any Iron Realms game can be exceptionally dangerous, as leaving your character unattended opens yourself to theft, or worse, your friends putting you in silly woman's clothing. What's interesting is that Iron Realms' policies on AFKness have changed or varied as the years go by, as can be seen from this timeline of announce news from Achaea:
- 1998: TIMEOUT config introduced, "no excuse at all for being AFK now"
- 1998: Please don't go AFK
- 1999: "10 minutes or so... If you are going to be afk for longer than that, simply log off"
- 1999: No News Room AFK
- 2000: No AFK *Anywhere*, No Excuse!
- 2008: AFK policy removed, daydreamers rejoice
While most people have gone AFK at some point in their life for one reason or another, people have preferred methods of going AFK; some might AFK the day away standing next to city guards, while others might start writing an entry in their journal. Or maybe you have a bed, or some other private room? No matter how, comment below and tell us your favourite way to AFK!