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Please Stop Changing My Target

hustin1hustin1 Posts: 2,998Member, NW M9 Playtest Arc User
edited November 29 in Player Feedback (PC)
When playing a ranged class, I'll pick out a high-priority target before striking. However, once I press the encounter key or mouse button, the game will often fight me and try to force me to a different target. Please stop this. It's hugely annoying and I don't need the game to try to think for me. It's one thing if I don't have anything targeted, but if I already have an enemy highlighted then that's the one I want to attack, not what the game thinks I should attack. I have AoE targeting assist off and this is something that happens to single-target powers anyway. It's driving me nuts.
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  • greywyndgreywynd Posts: 4,243Member, NW M9 Playtest Arc User
    Press and hold Ctrl when you've got your target.
    Better to be a white knight than a knight with no honor.

    With your shield or on it.
  • hotfrostwormhotfrostworm Posts: 27Member Arc User
    hustin1 said:

    When playing a ranged class, I'll pick out a high-priority target before striking. However, once I press the encounter key or mouse button, the game will often fight me and try to force me to a different target. Please stop this. It's hugely annoying and I don't need the game to try to think for me. It's one thing if I don't have anything targeted, but if I already have an enemy highlighted then that's the one I want to attack, not what the game thinks I should attack. I have AoE targeting assist off and this is something that happens to single-target powers anyway. It's driving me nuts.

    I agree and this is why I remapped my keys. I don't want to hold control key while blasting on some fool. There should be a way to remove auto target, but I take that is broken like a lot of things.

    Do the following steps
    1. go to the keybinds menu and remove the CTRL from target lock. Leave it empty.
    2. from chat type /bind ` "hardtargetlock 0" (that is the ~ key but not shifted. I am using for unlock but map it to any unused key)
    3. from chat type /bind ctrl "hardtargetlock 1"
    4. optional - save your keybind layout with /bind_save or /bind_save_file layout.txt
    Your mouse will hard lock to the target and no hold is needed. When you press control now it will hard target the one you want until it is dead or your press the unlock key. Let's face facts. I only use that one when I get the wrong creature targeted.
  • milehighxr#1299 milehighxr Posts: 93Member Arc User
    greywynd said:

    Press and hold Ctrl when you've got your target.

    How do I fix this on console. This happens to me all the time, regardless of class. I pick a target(usually the one with the lowest hp remaining) and as soon as I hit the button, my target jumps to the one with the most hp remaining. It is really frustrating when I am in a mob fight solo, and my HP are almost out, but I know I can kill the mob- right up until the target suddenly changes.
  • ecrana#2080 ecrana Posts: 1,507Member Arc User

    How do I fix this on console.

    You can turn off the targeting assist in options. Honestly, it can still happen even with that off.
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