FFXIV Tab Targeting

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Can we talk about the tab targeting in FFXIV? And when I say “talk” I mean “rant” and when I say “we” I mean “me.”

The tab targeting in FFXIV is the worst I have ever seen. It makes absolutely no sense. When I hit tab to switch to the next target, I expect the “next” target to be somewhere in the same vicinity as the first target. But for some reason, when you hit tab, suddenly you’re targeting some monster a mile away from everyone else who isn’t even attacking. Then you have to hit tab fifty more times to get to the mob you want to hit, and you usually overshoot it because you’re tapping the tab key really fast because you’re in a hurry, and then the whole thing starts over again. By then you’ve usually pulled fifty new mobs into the fight by accident. This is especially annoying in FATEs where you have monsters attacking in packs.

I’ve seen that there are target “filter” settings in the options, which is an awesome idea, but I can’t seem to figure out how to get them tuned the way I want them. In other games, tab targeting usually just “works” and you don’t have to think about it.

Ah, I found a Reddit thread which claims it targets from left-to-right instead of close-to-far like we are all used to. Because obviously the tried-and-true method needed to be changed.

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