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"Tab" targeting. A nightmare.

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"Tab" targeting. A nightmare.

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DeadDogBarking
03.13.2013 , 11:35 PM | #821
What I find - suggestions and perspective
I assign the scroll key on my mouse with scroll down being nearest enemy and scroll up being center screen. All good except in pvp. I know there is a difference in speed in PVP and PVE and alot less tolerance for an error so this is why my frustration is magnified, also I keep my fps on and notice if FPS dips below 15 this is when toons start to skip in and out and targeting is broken. I know my machine is older and I do not have the fastest speed, but instead of listing everything I will let ya'll not Im in the recommended for category for hardware and I still get the same FPS with full bars and less than 57 lag. Not trying to move from targeting to lag, but the major area for complaint for both is in PVP

Now to give BioWare a break, fewer complaints for that way older other thing that was made sometime after the model T, because there was/is alot less to deal with as far as active processes and sysytems to balance in real time. I work on web sites and have gone to work only to find that what worked fine today and was alot simpler is now broken and you have to learn and invest in new technologies and methods that then create a whole set of new problems that you just fixed last week. This nightmare is driven by both the consumer and industry.

What does this mean, even when the game runs slow and everything is going haywire please let me use qwik keys to target effectively. No movement on the screen or wireframe controlled POV should be less stress on all processes and fewer broken keyboards.

I just want to hit [rephrased to] the enemy I can see over the head (in roleplaying where it is allowed).
click >target>click qwik key ability (fire/defend/heal) == fighting chance
the rest is up to me

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Gankstah
03.14.2013 , 02:38 AM | #822
I don't even fight it anymore.

I hit tab twice. That's it. Whether it's the target I want or not that's gonna be the guy I'm attacking.

If I lose the door, oh well. If I lose the turret because tab decided I wanted to fight a guy 20 m behind me while the guy RIGHT in front of me is capping, oh well. People I play with refer to me as Ten Second Tom because of the complete randomness that I will cause more often than not.

Oddly enough, this works out to my advantage more times than I can count. But when it doesn't it's pretty hilarious. "WHAT THE ****!?!" Over vent as I leap across Void Star to let that Op that was right in front of me cap the door.

"TEN SECOND TOM STRIKES AGAIN!"

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IAmViiOLENT
03.14.2013 , 08:30 AM | #823
Quote: Originally Posted by Gankstah View Post
I don't even fight it anymore.

I hit tab twice. That's it. Whether it's the target I want or not that's gonna be the guy I'm attacking.

If I lose the door, oh well. If I lose the turret because tab decided I wanted to fight a guy 20 m behind me while the guy RIGHT in front of me is capping, oh well. People I play with refer to me as Ten Second Tom because of the complete randomness that I will cause more often than not.

Oddly enough, this works out to my advantage more times than I can count. But when it doesn't it's pretty hilarious. "WHAT THE ****!?!" Over vent as I leap across Void Star to let that Op that was right in front of me cap the door.

"TEN SECOND TOM STRIKES AGAIN!"
This story made me chuckle. Very nice.

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Yahto
03.14.2013 , 09:30 AM | #824
Did not read all the post so not sure if this has been mentioned. Best targeting I have seen and used in all the MMOs I have played was in SWG. You could set up targeting so you could cycle targets outward or cycle targets inward. Outward started with closest target to you and worked its way out (these were targets in your line of sight). Inward started with the target longest distance away and worked its way in.

This would be great in a Void match. As a healer standing in the back healing and someone starts to pop the door, I just use my Inward targeting to get a lock on him quickly to interupt. It really was a great targeting system. I always used outward for the close range melee, and used inward for the ranged in the back. I have played a couple other MMOs that used versions of this targeting, but never worked as smooth. Most MMOs use the standard tab targeting sadly.

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Givemedanger
03.14.2013 , 10:56 AM | #825
I agree. It sucks. I'd like to see some changes done.

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Arlanon
03.14.2013 , 12:29 PM | #826
TSW has this. If you are facing an enemy target it always tabs to that target first.

It is soooo nice

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WorldSecurities
03.14.2013 , 05:23 PM | #827
Agree.

Tab Target should work (sort of) like this ->
"Vakar Ashok, our gun arrays are now fixed on your ship and will fire the instant you come into range. You will find their power quite impressive... for a few seconds." Susan Ivanova

Not be a copy of bad code from other games ->
"Tab Target works 5% of the time honestly. You have to straight up spam tab to try TRY and target the person beside you." Vanche 7/21/2011
"Because I'm seriously getting tired of having five enemies beating on my face and I tab once and target the guy 60 yards away who hasn't aggroed me. And then mash tab about ten times to get back." mybbqrules 12/11/2012

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"The phrase “tab-targeting” has become something of a bogeyman within the gaming industry, being used recklessly in discussion as a proxy for a host of flaws with combat systems, hit detection, or even game balance. All tab-targeting conventionally implies is an interface through which the player can cycle through available targets in order of proximity."
Atropos, December 7 2012

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demon_pk
03.14.2013 , 05:27 PM | #828
It works fine for me, you just have to learn how to do it right, its all about where your character is facing when u press tab
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Arlanon
03.14.2013 , 06:37 PM | #829
I have good success with Shift+Tab "Target nearest enemy" and Ctrl+Tab "Target nearest ally" but then again I'm a Juggernaut so I'm a ranged melee dps tank