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Old 12-27-2011, 03:16 PM   #1
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Why is my TAB targeting Key giving me everything around like roots, plants, collectibles, nodes  etc etc instead of Enemies ?

Where is the Targeting function that lets me only target ENEMY NPC´s instead of everything usesless that lays on the ground around me ?

"Target Nearest PvP" Targets roots and stuff > Since when do i fight a Root in PvP ?

"Target nearest Enemy" targets a collectible > since when do i fight a collectible ?

The same happens with all other targeting options. I cant find a way to only target NPC Enemies, this really poor programmed target function never targets the NPCs i want to target, instead its cycling around behind and beside my character, targeting things that have nothing to do with my gameplay.

This TAB targeting needs a Filter urgend that tells it which things to ignore when using TAB

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Old 12-27-2011, 03:35 PM   #2
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I think F8 will target nearest mob SMILEY
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:02 PM   #3
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Yes but closest mob cannot replace target tabbing.

The lack of proper targetting is probably one of the most ridiculous aspect of Eq2.

Tab target shoulrd start close and work into a 120-150 degree angle and it should only pikc mob.

Anyway it's a lost cause and i wonder how many hundred of customers got lost due to poor interface.

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Old 12-27-2011, 04:30 PM   #4
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I think F8 will target nearest mob

I don't want closest mob, I want to cycle through nearby hostiles. Which is what tab targetting does in most games...

Except that here it targets every single clickable thing like harvesting nodes, shinies and some things like bodies you need to inspect for quests.

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Old 12-27-2011, 04:35 PM   #5
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Also if you are in a dungeon or whatever and have a couple of different 'grouped encounters' on your - the tab will cycle through a single encounter, but not the other.

If you have a total of 6 mobs say - in 3 groups of two mobs each, you can cycle through the first group of two, but if you want to get to the second group of mobs, you have to manually target.

I'm a good one for tearing up dungeons AOE when they turn green, so I noticed the change since the X-Pac - I don't recall it being like that before.

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Old 12-27-2011, 04:50 PM   #6
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Felshades wrote:

Psyvampiress wrote:

I think F8 will target nearest mob

I don't want closest mob, I want to cycle through nearby hostiles. Which is what tab targetting does in most games...

Except that here it targets every single clickable thing like harvesting nodes, shinies and some things like bodies you need to inspect for quests.

yes and I find it very good that it does. there is more to this game then only mob fighting.

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Old 12-27-2011, 06:11 PM   #7
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It's always toggled between every targetable object in your field of view for as long as I remember.  I've always used it as a means to spot hidden sparklies and stuff while travelling

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Old 12-27-2011, 06:37 PM   #8
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works great for me but I like to harvest and collect /shrug

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Old 12-27-2011, 06:41 PM   #9
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Is there not a command to target nearest mob?  macro it up and use it...

I actually coded up in about 2min an applicaton that simply pressed down on f8 when I hit tab.   I never use it because there is no need and possibly is illegal *shrugs*

Point is its not worth crying over really..

and if tab worked the way alot of folks want it...bots would be 100% easier to create because every little script kiddy could muster up one etc..

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Old 12-27-2011, 08:00 PM   #10
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the fact that you can tab to a non fight related object during a fight is one of the most surprisng and broken things in this game.

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Old 12-27-2011, 08:07 PM   #11
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For the record, Tab targeting has always targetted the nearest targetable anything.  Since launch.  So it's probably working as someone at some time intended.

F8 targets nearest NPC.

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Calthine wrote:

For the record, Tab targeting has always targetted the nearest targetable anything.  Since launch.  So it's probably working as someone at some time intended.

F8 targets nearest NPC.

Tab doesn't always pick the nearest targetable.  I've had it pick things far off in the distance and in one zone it picked something behind me.  I've seen it refuse to switch to another target no matter how many times it's pressed.  Right now tab targetting is massively broken.  Has been for the past year.

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Old 12-27-2011, 08:21 PM   #13
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deadcrickets2 wrote:

Calthine wrote:

For the record, Tab targeting has always targetted the nearest targetable anything.  Since launch.  So it's probably working as someone at some time intended.

F8 targets nearest NPC.

Tab doesn't always pick the nearest targetable.  I've had it pick things far off in the distance and in one zone it picked something behind me.  I've seen it refuse to switch to another target no matter how many times it's pressed.  Right now tab targetting is massively broken.  Has been for the past year.

Strange...I used it a ton the last few days and didn't experience any of those issues.  I wonder if it is a graphics setting issue that results in what you target or not....

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Old 12-27-2011, 08:27 PM   #14
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Kunaak wrote:

the fact that you can tab to a non fight related object during a fight is one of the most surprisng and broken things in this game.

exactly this is the one and only thing i complain about. They have like 999 options under Game Options but none that allows us to filter out all the useless targets.

In addition, it happens that you have more than one encounter, TABing to the other group doesnt work because the 1st is locked. Big big problem sometimes when the group get a bad pull.

A Simple targeting filter and the problem would be solved

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Old 12-27-2011, 08:29 PM   #15
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Psyvampiress wrote:

I think F8 will target nearest mob

when fighting groups as defiler, i have to DoT every single MOB because of my lack of AoE attacks. Target nearest woueldnt allow me to switch rotate between the MOBs it would stay on the closest. not good.

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Old 12-27-2011, 08:31 PM   #16
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deadcrickets2 wrote:

Calthine wrote:

For the record, Tab targeting has always targetted the nearest targetable anything.  Since launch.  So it's probably working as someone at some time intended.

F8 targets nearest NPC.

Tab doesn't always pick the nearest targetable.  I've had it pick things far off in the distance and in one zone it picked something behind me.  I've seen it refuse to switch to another target no matter how many times it's pressed.  Right now tab targetting is massively broken.  Has been for the past year.

For everyone that has said the above, I am in total agreement.  The problem with tab targetting is the main reason I refuse to play a tank.  I also cannot and will not play my swashie in a pug group for this very reason.

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Old 12-27-2011, 08:34 PM   #17
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its been that way since 2004 "working as intended"
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:00 PM   #18
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deadcrickets2 wrote:

Calthine wrote:

For the record, Tab targeting has always targetted the nearest targetable anything.  Since launch.  So it's probably working as someone at some time intended.

F8 targets nearest NPC.

Tab doesn't always pick the nearest targetable.  I've had it pick things far off in the distance and in one zone it picked something behind me.  I've seen it refuse to switch to another target no matter how many times it's pressed.  Right now tab targetting is massively broken.  Has been for the past year.

This. And its about time someone fixed it.

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Old 12-27-2011, 09:03 PM   #19
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If I had to guess the tab algorithm is somehow connected to the field of vision of either your screen or the avatar.  For the sake of argument I will say if thats true its why folks are going "huh?" when you tab and get a node about 2miles away SMILEY

Just guessing.

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Levatino wrote:

Felshades wrote:

Psyvampiress wrote:

I think F8 will target nearest mob

I don't want closest mob, I want to cycle through nearby hostiles. Which is what tab targetting does in most games...

Except that here it targets every single clickable thing like harvesting nodes, shinies and some things like bodies you need to inspect for quests.

yes and I find it very good that it does. there is more to this game then only mob fighting.

When I'm in combat trying to tank I sure as hell don't want to be tab targetting harvesting nodes. Thanks.

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Deago wrote:

Is there not a command to target nearest mob?  macro it up and use it...

I actually coded up in about 2min an applicaton that simply pressed down on f8 when I hit tab.   I never use it because there is no need and possibly is illegal *shrugs*

Point is its not worth crying over really..

and if tab worked the way alot of folks want it...bots would be 100% easier to create because every little script kiddy could muster up one etc..

There's already a 100% functional bot program that not only kills for you, but harvests for you as well. SMILEY

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shots01 wrote:

deadcrickets2 wrote:

Calthine wrote:

For the record, Tab targeting has always targetted the nearest targetable anything.  Since launch.  So it's probably working as someone at some time intended.

F8 targets nearest NPC.

Tab doesn't always pick the nearest targetable.  I've had it pick things far off in the distance and in one zone it picked something behind me.  I've seen it refuse to switch to another target no matter how many times it's pressed.  Right now tab targetting is massively broken.  Has been for the past year.

For everyone that has said the above, I am in total agreement.  The problem with tab targetting is the main reason I refuse to play a tank.  I also cannot and will not play my swashie in a pug group for this very reason.

If I had what I had in wow I'd tank more often. Nameplates I can click on instead of trying to click the mob themselves because tab can't actually stay on hostiles but instead every white text shiny and npc.

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Old 12-27-2011, 10:30 PM   #23
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So many things wrong in this thread.

Why are people even tab targetting? Only place where I could see it being a problem targetting things that aren't mobs is RW in which case I hope you are a tank otherwise you should be assisting.

Why are healers bothering with dotting mobs? If I saw a healer on a raid or group trying to do DPS they would get QUITE the ear full, if we weren't already steamrolling content.

Starting to think tab targetting doesn't work well on here because people who play properly don't use it.

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Old 12-27-2011, 10:44 PM   #24
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[email protected]lock wrote:

So many things wrong in this thread.

Why are people even tab targetting? Only place where I could see it being a problem targetting things that aren't mobs is RW in which case I hope you are a tank otherwise you should be assisting.

Why are healers bothering with dotting mobs? If I saw a healer on a raid or group trying to do DPS they would get QUITE the ear full, if we weren't already steamrolling content.

Starting to think tab targetting doesn't work well on here because people who play properly don't use it.

So many things wrong with your post. Like, all of it.

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Cuedywene wrote:

deadcrickets2 wrote:

Calthine wrote:

For the record, Tab targeting has always targetted the nearest targetable anything.  Since launch.  So it's probably working as someone at some time intended.

F8 targets nearest NPC.

Tab doesn't always pick the nearest targetable.  I've had it pick things far off in the distance and in one zone it picked something behind me.  I've seen it refuse to switch to another target no matter how many times it's pressed.  Right now tab targetting is massively broken.  Has been for the past year.

Strange...I used it a ton the last few days and didn't experience any of those issues.  I wonder if it is a graphics setting issue that results in what you target or not....

Graphics settings have zero to do with it.  It's a zone issue.  Some zones I have noticed absolutely terrible tabbing issues.

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Deago wrote:

If I had to guess the tab algorithm is somehow connected to the field of vision of either your screen or the avatar.  For the sake of argument I will say if thats true its why folks are going "huh?" when you tab and get a node about 2miles away

Just guessing.

You are more correct than you realize.  It's much like the "stinky feet" agro system.

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So many things wrong in this thread.

Why are people even tab targetting? Only place where I could see it being a problem targetting things that aren't mobs is RW in which case I hope you are a tank otherwise you should be assisting.

Why are healers bothering with dotting mobs? If I saw a healer on a raid or group trying to do DPS they would get QUITE the ear full, if we weren't already steamrolling content.

Starting to think tab targetting doesn't work well on here because people who play properly don't use it.

Defilers have to DOT.  A lot of their debuffs are their... DOTs.

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[email protected] wrote:

So many things wrong in this thread.

Why are people even tab targetting? Only place where I could see it being a problem targetting things that aren't mobs is RW in which case I hope you are a tank otherwise you should be assisting.

Why are healers bothering with dotting mobs? If I saw a healer on a raid or group trying to do DPS they would get QUITE the ear full, if we weren't already steamrolling content.

Starting to think tab targetting doesn't work well on here because people who play properly don't use it.

Have you ever tanked more than one mob at a time? Like... ever?

So many things wrong with this post it's not even funny.

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Felshades wrote:

Levatino wrote:

Felshades wrote:

Psyvampiress wrote:

I think F8 will target nearest mob

I don't want closest mob, I want to cycle through nearby hostiles. Which is what tab targetting does in most games...

Except that here it targets every single clickable thing like harvesting nodes, shinies and some things like bodies you need to inspect for quests.

yes and I find it very good that it does. there is more to this game then only mob fighting.

When I'm in combat trying to tank I sure as hell don't want to be tab targetting harvesting nodes. Thanks.

then use your mouse..

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Tab targeting picks the nearest targetable.  Then the next, then the next, then the next.  So if you're in combat and hit tab it'll hit the next nearest to the last targeted....

Just use F8, or your mouse.  It's annoying, but not broken.  It's fantastic when you're looking for $#%@% dens in Rivervale.

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