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This command is added by EverQuest

Syntax Key
Notation Description
Text without brackets or braces Required items
<Text inside angle brackets> Placeholder for which you must supply a value
[Text inside square brackets] Optional items
Vertical bar (|) Separator for mutually exclusive items; choose one
{Text | inside | braces} Set of required items; choose one
Ellipsis () Items that can be repeated
Syntax /afk [on | off | <message>]
Description Toggle. Sets your A.F.K (Away From Keyboard) status to either on or off. By default, /tell messages sent to your character will reply 'Player is temporarily Away From Keyboard.' You may customize the auto-reply message using format /afk <text message> e.g. /afk making dinner, back at 8.


Option Description
[on | off] Turns AFK on or off
<message> A custom message for auto-reply.


/afk out to lunch

When someone sends you a tell, they'll learn that you're out to lunch.

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