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Request: A Guide to targeting?Follow

#1 Aug 13 2012 at 1:13 PM Rating: Good
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I have to say this game grows more and more on me every day but I feel I am drastically missing something in regards to parties. Mainly, how to efficiently target, switch targets, and how my hands should be placed.

I started off on targeting type A, and for the life of me everyone says to use type B, but every time I do, I either die, or kill my party because I cant figure out how to switch targets. I feel a large part of this has to do with the way I play with my hands. To preface, in FF11 I played with my right hand on the number pad, and that is how i moved for the most part. I have played other MMO and when I do its WASD on the left hand and IJKL on the right hand (no mouse or number pad).

My question, is would someone (or multiple someones) explain to me they way they use the targeting system?

Specifically, with targeting type b:
How do you target the next enemy? I am used to F8 targeting the nearest hostile NPC, but obviouslly that wont work here with 8 people parties so its F12 right?

How do you cycle targets? Typically I use tab and shift+tab but occasionally i break down and click it with the mouse when i get frustrated that i cant target it.

Once you have a target and have engaged it, how do you easily switch to a second target (say a mob that has jumped on the whm)? Currently I mash ESC three to four times to clear my target then manually click with the mouse on the target since nothing else seems to reliably target the enemy RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. It most of the time will target the NPC that is right behind me, but filling half my screen.

I just feel like there is some super secret way to play that I am completely missing because left hand on the keyboard, and right hand on the mouse feels like it might work if the camera wasn't so awful with the mouse look.
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