A couple of months after I blogged about the role of the Disturbed in the Confluence team, it has come around to being my turn to take on the job. At stand-up this morning, we realised there’s a pretty strong parallel between what the Disturbed does, and playing World of Warcraft.
(No, really. This isn’t just because we play too much WoW.)
bq. A tank is a character whose primary role is to absorb damage and prevent others from being attacked. Tanks are “meatshields”, so to speak, putting themselves between the mobs and the more vulnerable party members. The tank assumes the aggro of the mobs and tries to keep them off other group mates. With everyone nuking the same target (directed by the main assist), the mobs go down faster and there is less damage done to the group. (Source: WoWWiki)
So that’s what I’m doing for two weeks. Holding aggro.