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Targeting in groups: a 1-minute fix

Laoch de na Iolair Dearg
Laoch de na Iolair Dearg
  • GW2: Lakshmi.5941
Posted On: 06/24/2019 at 04:59 AM
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Twang!  An errant shot pulls a "bonus" enemy, and it turns out to be a boss!  In seconds the entire fellowship finds itself at the revival screen.

It's that old Leroy Jenkins scenario, standard fare for MMOs.  And, because of the default  settings,  it's dead easy to do a Leroy Jenkins in LOTRO.  One little lag spike and blam, we're all reviving.  Fortunately the fix is quick and easy:

  1. Open Options (ctrl-O)
  2. Select Combat Options on the right side of the window.
  3. Type target in the search box.
  4. Change the checkies to match the picture below.
  5. Click Accept.


Auto Target Enemies and Allow Skills to Target Nearest Enemy are responsible for that errant pull.  Press an attack by mistake, or experience some lag just as the previous enemy dies and your skill can pull the bonus enemy.  Set these to OFF.

Target Forwarding and Target of Target Vitals are awesome tools for focusing fire on the same target as the rest of the group.  Target the tank, for example, and your skills will automatically attack his target.  Heals are forwarded too, so you can target an enemy and heal whomever it is attacking. 

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