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#1 Nov 12 2011 at 1:38 PM Rating: Good
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I posted this in the DOM forum, but got no answer.........

I am not targeting efficiently and would appreciate some advice.
I play with a controller. I play lying on the sofa, with my keyboard on the table in front of me, where it's not ideal to get to.
I usually have the targeting set to all and either scroll through everyone, or use the mouse and click on party members names to target to cure.
I find it hard to pick the mob out of the crowd....and it never targets the mob we're engaged with first.
Doing it this way, I can't see whether I am gaining too much hate. I'm sometimes too late with a cure, meaning someone dies.....not good.

Someone mentioned there is a way to target the mob (and therefore monitor hate), but still heal party members, while locked onto the mob.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

#2 Nov 12 2011 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I'd love to see a reply to this as well. I'm having very similar problems.

#3 Nov 13 2011 at 8:06 AM Rating: Decent
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This is one of the FFXIV's designing problem. The only way to do it is first unlock your mob target every time and then re-targeting the party members. There is no 1 key shortcuts like the good old FFXI. I know, it is really inefficient and frustrating.

Edited, Nov 13th 2011 9:08am by Golophei

Edited, Nov 13th 2011 9:09am by Golophei

#4 Nov 13 2011 at 5:04 PM Rating: Good
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Set your targeting to enemy only(Autorun+X), then use up/down to target party members only.
#5 Nov 13 2011 at 5:07 PM Rating: Good
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pochy wrote:
Set your targeting to enemy only(Autorun+X), then use up/down to target party members only.

It obviously depends on the setup of your gamepad in FFXIV Config but this is exactly how I do it. The only thing I would add is that you need to select "Cure" it will then give you the option to cycle through characters using up/down.

#6 Nov 14 2011 at 4:03 AM Rating: Excellent
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Thank you very much. That was exactly what I was looking for.

#7 Nov 16 2011 at 11:48 AM Rating: Good
I don't like to cure using Macros very much, however, using:

/ac "Cure III" <stparty>

will allow you to remain targeted on the mob, but the sub-targeting will be party members only.

<stpc> Display a target cursor to select player characters only
<stnpc> Display a target cursor to select NPCs only
<stenemy> Display a target cursor to select enemies you can engage
<stenmity> Display a target cursor to select enemies you have incurred enmity from
<stparty> Display a target cursor to select party members only
<lastat> The last character that attacked you

Also, the function keys F2-F7 will target party members. F1 is target self. I don't know if this will allow you to stay targeted on the mob at the same time though. Cue the spell first, and see if the Function keys work during sub-targeting.

I try to avoid setting my targeting to Enemy only. It would likely work for Ifrit, but it is problematic when you need to target Aetherytes, Shop NPCs, Chests or quest ???'s like photocells in Toto-Rak. After you know how to toggle back and forth (Auto-run+A, Autorun+Emote) you can manage, but I prefer to leave targeting to All so I don't stand by some NPC pressing over over over and wondering why I can't target. Oh yeah, stupid Enemy only.

Goodluck man.

EDIT: I realized I don't use any of the methods I mentioned. I just leave targeting to All and use up/down for party memebers. I manage my emnity the old fashoined way - don't go balls out too early in the fight.

For Ifrit, using Cure II up until Hellfire is safe. After Hellfire I spammed Cure III's and never pulled hate.

Edited, Nov 16th 2011 12:52pm by SmashingtonWho
#8 Nov 16 2011 at 12:27 PM Rating: Good
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I'm not at my own PC to check this- However I believe in settings there is an option to display the enmity which is on regardless of whether you are targeting the mob or not. Of course. You do want to be able to see the mob on your screen... so you may just want to zoom out. I'd personally use that method rather than lock onto the mob- which would be extremely dizzy-ing on mobs like Ifrit where you are dodging attacks and moving around.

However, if you are OK with a constant lock on the mob I would use the suggested macro above to target party members.

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