A week or so ago, after updating my machines to a newer GFire plugin, I had the problem with it breaking xfire support on my laptop. Making me have to roll back to 0.8.3 :-(. Today I've just sent a message to the `gfire team`, in the hopes they might have a clue to to solving the issues.
Really, since my laptop isn't for gaming, I don't care as long as I can sign in / chat. Being able to do file transfers (finally!) and have the right status message displayed however, are worth the upgrade. I just recently noticed that status messages weren't being updated from my laptop lol.
I guess, on my laptop I'll just have to change my nickname on xfire to match status, e.g. 'Spidey01 = AFK' or something like that. No wonder people keep messaging me when I'm marked AFK, or ignoring the big I'm not here signs. No matter how bad a mood I am, generally I won't take it out on someone unless they're at the root cause of it; but when I'm marked away or busy, it means don't expect a reply within the next 5-15 minutes: unless I happen to notice the message and have time to answer it. Assuming I'm even seated in front of the computer!