I've always had a problem with targeting, even solo.
I haven't played for a few months but read in one of the updates that "/autolockon on/off" should make you automatically target any enemies in a leve group that are attacking you.
I've started playing again and I can't say it works, I still have to manually pick and lock on to the next enemy after defeating one. Which is troublesome when other mobs are about.
Is it not working yet or am I doing something wrong?
As far as I remember, the auto lock-on feature was included in the first 'major' patch (1.07?): http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/topics/detail?id=159e4a58b58fd0214620ec8d64ddd138d5ab599e
When engaging multiple enemies, a player now automatically targets the next enemy when one has been defeated.
However, players found out that the feature wasn't always working as intended, in that the auto-select could target another enemy close to you that was not
part of your leve/claimed mob, and so SE disabled it with a patch a week or so later: http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/news/detail?newsId=0a94294dae71205d1d8ddb87829e22b5634dc686
- The target will no longer change automatically when the player is still engaged with a monster.
This is a temporary measure for handling an issue that occurs when the target changes automatically. When the issue is addressed, the functionality will be updated.
They haven't reimplemented it back yet, and this was in November...as it is, I just spam F8 or the right trigger key on my Xbox controller.
Perhaps another feature SE need to re-look at it was the exclusive targeting-switch option with controllers...