Great info the for MMO players new to FF. In WOW for instance, hate was never an issue, the tanks threat was sooooo overpowered. But in FF they really make you work as a team since the tanks really have to work to hold threat.
One thing I did like about WOW and SWTOR was the Target of Target option. I almost always tank but when I did run DD I always had the Target of Target up so I knew the mob I was attacking was on the tank. Then the threat meter was always handy. Do they even have that in XIV, I have only run tank so I haven't looked at it?
But with the threat meter here it makes it super simple to tank, just click on the mob in the group with the lowest hate towards you and whack away and switch accordingly. Granted, DD should be doing this as to not overload the tank with responsibilities but it really isn't that hard for us to pull the slack.
"Target of Target" is always displayed.
If you target a mob, it will show it's target as well, next to his HP bar,
Look at the first screenshots, you can see the mob HP bar >> Takai two HP bar
It shows that Takai Two is the target of the mob and it also show you he's current HP.
The hate bar, explained in the OP, the "Target of a Target" display and the color of the icons in the enemies list give a great hate overview of the situation at any time. I very much like it and can't wait to do some more serious tanking with this.
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