Regional Flagwhy is tab targeting so badSource
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Alexid
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#1 - 2015/02/11 08:42:00 PM
?

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Community Manager
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#7 - 2015/02/11 09:26:00 PM
Can you be more specific?

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#74 - 2015/02/11 09:55:00 PM
02/11/2015 01:28 PMPosted by Alexid
02/11/2015 01:24 PMPosted by Tseferog
I just hate it when you have two mobs in front of you and you tab too far.
yes this is the problem

I want to tab to the nearest enemy and instead it picks a target off in the middle of nowhere


Hrm. That sounds like a bug to me. We can take a look.

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#133 - 2015/02/11 11:31:00 PM
02/11/2015 02:23 PMPosted by Kojiyama
Here are a few things I have found out with testing. Perhaps this will be helpful to people working around or trying to investigate the issues.

1) Tab can select your currently selected target if it would be the first valid target to normally be selected and you currently selected the target by clicking on it. If your current target was selected with tab, you won't get the 'double tab' problem, but if it was selected via another means you will have the issue.

2) The max range on tab is smaller than you would think. It is less than 40 yards.

3) Tab selection nowadays is based on your character facing not based on the center of your screen/camera. This can sometimes get slightly out of sync when using mouselook randomly.

3b) Exception: If you currently are cycling through a group in one direction and quickly turn the opposite direction, the game will occasionally continue cycling through the group behind you (until it runs out of valid targets) before it gets around to targeting the group in front of you.

4) The diagonal dead-zones are wider than you would think and sometimes bug out. In testing, I've noticed that while the dead zones are usually a predictable angle, sometimes targets simply won't be selected when they usually would. I haven't found a pattern here, although I think it has to do with mouselook.

I am considering trying to make some short videos of these issues and posting them so Blizzard can maybe get some more visibility on the issue. They are all pretty busted, especially 1, 3b, and 4.

Issue 1 is a big problem in raids in particular, as it turns into a vicious cycle of, 'oh, tab didn't work..I'm just gonna click,' 'oh, next tab didn't work either because I clicked.'


Thanks for all that! And yeah if you end up making a video or have other repro steps let us know. Or tweet it at me if you're so inclined, easier to parse videos/links there.