Used commonly in MMORPG
games such as World of Warcraft, Everquest, etc. to describe the area around a single player, a group or a raid
within which a mob
will aggro and attack the player or players. The aggro radius varies depending on the levels of both the player and the mob
. The higher the player's level, the smaller the aggro radius of the mob
, meaning the mob
will be much less likely to attack the player.
As a player, your aggro radius is something you're constantly aware of when moving through a zone or area full of mobs, especially those zones of the same or a much higher level than yourself. You have to be watch your aggro radius during a raid
, for the benefit of the whole raid
. Woe betide anyone pulling
during a raid because they weren't watching their aggro radius. Your Raid Leader will hate you.
The term aggro radius can also be used outside of the gamer world - irl - to describe your general personal space
and the annoying tendency of some people to wander into it and piss you off, which can occasionally result in a similar outcome of blood, guts and mayhem.
Crap, this zone is, like, 20 levels higher than me... I'm watching my aggro radius like a hawk. I'm gonna get ganked any minute and wind up taking a dirt nap.
Raid Leader: "Watch your aggro radius, people."
Duuuuuuuudeeeeee, you moved us right near those elites and stuck them in our aggro radius...now we've got a huge corpse run arrrgghhhh!!!!111!!!!!!!!!.
This eejit is really getting in my aggro radius. It's gonna get messy if they don't back off soon.