An AFK (away from keyboard) status can strike fear into every gamer’s heart. Getting notified that your teammate just went AFK during a dungeon raid or arena fight may as well mean kissing victory goodbye.
And yet, going AFK is still unavoidable sometimes, especially when IRL matters need your attention. Thanks to the 1337 mechanics of AFK Arena, you don’t have to worry about missing out anymore. True to its name, this gorgeous role-playing game will let you progress even when you’re not playing.
Just focus on assembling and upgrading your five-hero team – they’ll do the heavy lifting themselves during quick, but intense battles. There’s a lengthy story campaign about saving the world of Esperia, plus numerous side challenges, so you have plenty of opportunities to earn experience and upgrade materials. When you’re away from the game, your heroes will keep on fighting and accumulating loot, ensuring a hefty treasure once you return.
The game’s line-up of over 50 heroes are beautifully drawn to look like stained glass artworks and then meticulously animated. Their designs and backstories are based on diverse sources such as Celtic, African and medieval European culture, in addition to Gothic art.
While the extensive cast may seem daunting, some tips will take you a long way. Certain Legendary-tier heroes such as Saveas and Arden can carry you throughout earlier stages, until you can muster enough Ascended-tier heroes. Some heroes may serve dual purposes, such as the fierce lion-man, Brutus, who can dish out damage as well as take it for the team. The 3+2 formation (three heroes from the same faction, two from another) will provide hefty bonuses to your team, while reducing the risk of overspecialisation.
Whether you’re at work, spending time with family, or going to the cinema, rest assured that your chosen heroes are always doing their part to save Esperia – and help you scale the ranking boards.