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"Tab" targeting. A nightmare.

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"Tab" targeting. A nightmare.

Verill's Avatar

02.17.2012 , 10:21 AM | #1
Simply saying, Tab targeting is horrible. Completely broken.

Please make it more intelligent by:

Rotating targets according to the char's current 90% vision cone.
Rotating targets according to distance.

Not just randomly in a way that makes us really... really angry.

Support this thread and hopefully we will get some developer think he is up for the task of programming this.


The good (or sith evil) players on this thread made nice suggestions which I think could be summed up to these recommendations.

1. Target enemy center screen - Cycles through enemies in 45 degree cone centered by your screen (not by where the toon is looking) and according to distance.

2. Target friendly center screen - Cycles through friendly in 45 degree cone centered by your screen (not by where the toon is looking) and according to distance.

Please make more comments and suggestions, also about this update.


1. Make targeting cycle "reset" after not tabbing for more than X seconds. (Hint: A menu slider for X)
2. Cycle will always go from nearest to farthest

This is of course on top the recommendations from last update.

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02.17.2012 , 10:21 AM | #2

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02.17.2012 , 10:22 AM | #3
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Teabaker's Avatar

02.17.2012 , 10:23 AM | #4

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02.17.2012 , 10:24 AM | #5

interestingly enough Warhammer suffered from the very same problem

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02.17.2012 , 10:24 AM | #6


Joies's Avatar

02.17.2012 , 10:27 AM | #7
yes please!

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02.17.2012 , 10:28 AM | #8

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02.17.2012 , 10:29 AM | #9
First post that actually made sence on this forum.
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02.17.2012 , 10:29 AM | #10
Totally agreed.

In voidstar as a defender, I stand in front of the enemy who tries to plant the bomb, I needed to press tab 3-4 times before I target him. I thought it targets the closer enemy and I was doing something wrong but it seems it's not like that.

Also, when I'm on the move (pressing "w") won't change the target, no matter how many times I press tab. I have to stop moving or left click the enemy...