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"Tab" targeting. A nightmare.

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"Tab" targeting. A nightmare.

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Agemnon
02.20.2012 , 08:26 AM | #301
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You have my vote!!
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Agemnon
02.20.2012 , 08:30 AM | #302
Quote: Originally Posted by sauna View Post
Agree that tab targeting sucks in SWTOR (and many newer generation MMO's as well).
In SWTOR it's alot because of LoS. Never played a game where tab target REQUIRES you to have LoS to your target.
I use tab target to cycle through available soft targets at least, more than just target and use an ability which needs LoS, which is not possible in SWTOR.

The best implemented tab target ever = DAoC.

Tab target once = targets nearest available in a 360 degree circle.
Tab target consecutively = targets nearest available and then outward for each target.
Tab target and then wait ~0.5s -> tab target again = target closest target and then target closest target again.

There was NO need for "Target nearest enemy" AND "Target next enemy", same key did both and was very intuitive.
You just said what I wanted but I didn't know how to word it. I was going to say something like, "Tab should target the closest character" then realized it would sound bad because you may need to target someone else from a distance but yeah I agree with the DAoC tab system being implemented here ("consecutive" was the operative word I was looking for). I'm not familiar with that game but the tab sounds good.

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punkniner
02.20.2012 , 08:36 AM | #303
I gave up on TAB targeting in this game long ago (During BETA). I just click now, as the TAB system is so broken it's not worth the effort.


Oh, and I /sign as well.
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Warrzzone
02.20.2012 , 08:44 AM | #304
/SIGNED

Tab targeting is broken.

I'd like to see tab target the nearest enemy in a frontal cone on first keypress then cycle through enemies from near to far in 360 degrees upon subsequent keypresses.

Just putting it out there.

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sauna
02.20.2012 , 08:54 AM | #305
Quote: Originally Posted by Agemnon View Post
You just said what I wanted but I didn't know how to word it. I was going to say something like, "Tab should target the closest character" then realized it would sound bad because you may need to target someone else from a distance but yeah I agree with the DAoC tab system being implemented here ("consecutive" was the operative word I was looking for). I'm not familiar with that game but the tab sounds good.
Yeah. Tab also cleared your target if nothing was in range which was nice for self buffs, heals and such. So you NEVER needed any other key. Of course you picked targets with your mouse in the start of fights though.

Mouselook (locked mouse cursor - as in, you don't have to torture your right mouse button) + DAoC tab target = win!
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GregMD
02.20.2012 , 08:57 AM | #306
Has anyone noticed that a lot of the time when you get knocked back or stunned you lose your target? They need to fix both of these issues asap because they're ridiculous. You get knocked back, lose your target, then it's impossible to retarget the person because of how ****** tab is.

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me_unknown
02.20.2012 , 08:57 AM | #307
Quote: Originally Posted by sauna View Post
Yeah. Tab also cleared your target if nothing was in range which was nice for self buffs, heals and such. So you NEVER needed any other key.
oh no! i hope this would never happen or at least to be optional!

i do not want tab to clear my target. for this i just click on void. tabbing through enemies even out of range is one of the most important features of "tabbing", eevn as melee!

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me_unknown
02.20.2012 , 08:57 AM | #308
Quote: Originally Posted by GregMD View Post
Has anyone noticed that a lot of the time when you get knocked back or stunned you lose your target?
never.

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GregMD
02.20.2012 , 09:09 AM | #309
Quote: Originally Posted by me_unknown View Post
never.
It mostly happens in pvp, happens to me in pve too but rarely

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stoepkrijt
02.20.2012 , 09:12 AM | #310
/agreed

@ developers, you couldn't even get the targeting right...
makes me sad.