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"Tab" targeting. A nightmare.

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"Tab" targeting. A nightmare.

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Fujah
02.17.2012 , 10:29 AM | #11
This is something I can get on-board with.

Agree.

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Sinemetu
02.17.2012 , 10:29 AM | #12
Amen. I've tried changing it from "next target" to "nearest target" and it's just as bad. It literally just takes the nearest target, even if it's behind you. It's really annoying coming from the "other MMO" where tab-targeting was pretty intuitive. You could point yourself at the target you wanted and press tab once maybe twice and get there.
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Yazule
02.17.2012 , 10:30 AM | #13
good post, at LEAST give me a target that is in range
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zeezkos
02.17.2012 , 10:30 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Verill View Post
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.
Doesn't it already only let you tab target what you can see on the screen? Pretty sure if i see a group of mobs, rotate my camera and see a lone patrol tab targeting only gets the lone mob..

as far as distance, there is an option in the settings to bind a key for target nearest.


Regarding the issue of seemingly random targeting, i think it's due to movement. I recall something similar happening in Warhammer Online.. if you (or hte targets) moved at all, then the tab-targeting calculations began from scratch again.. could be something similar happening here. This would be why it works well in PvE and less so in PvP, where there is a lot more movement.

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kaberf
02.17.2012 , 10:32 AM | #15
agreed. I shouldn't have to tab 6 times to target a mob standing directly in front of me by himself 15' away.

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Bergitor
02.17.2012 , 10:32 AM | #16
agreed.

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Verill
02.17.2012 , 10:40 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by zeezkos View Post
Doesn't it already only let you tab target what you can see on the screen? Pretty sure if i see a group of mobs, rotate my camera and see a lone patrol tab targeting only gets the lone mob..

as far as distance, there is an option in the settings to bind a key for target nearest.


Regarding the issue of seemingly random targeting, i think it's due to movement. I recall something similar happening in Warhammer Online.. if you (or hte targets) moved at all, then the tab-targeting calculations began from scratch again.. could be something similar happening here. This would be why it works well in PvE and less so in PvP, where there is a lot more movement.
I assume there is a "Tab Targeting Algorithm" that is supposed to have some kind of logic. But every single player that PvP a lot knows what I'm talking about here. Quickly it becomes just "Random" targeting.

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daiddu
02.17.2012 , 10:40 AM | #18
I have next enemy target bound and if it doesn't land on the person I want I hit it again. It doesn't seem to hinder me too much. there is some delay, because there may be 5 targets around me and my "next target" button isn't able to use psychic powers to guess who i want targetted.

much better than clicking on someone with a mouse.

is it a nightmare? not sure, I usually wake up surprised and out of breath from a nightmare, a wrong tab target usually requires another button push. hmmm, you must have really mild nightmares...

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Verill
02.17.2012 , 10:42 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by daiddu View Post
I have next enemy target bound and if it doesn't land on the person I want I hit it again. It doesn't seem to hinder me too much. there is some delay, because there may be 5 targets around me and my "next target" button isn't able to use psychic powers to guess who i want targetted.

much better than clicking on someone with a mouse.

is it a nightmare? not sure, I usually wake up surprised and out of breath from a nightmare, a wrong tab target usually requires another button push. hmmm, you must have really mild nightmares...
Do you do most of your pvp as ranged or melee ?

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bobmolotov
02.17.2012 , 10:42 AM | #20
Completely agree, targeting sucks, in a pvp situation with many targets sometimes it just appears to give up and go home so nothing gets targeted.
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