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Anyone else feel the targeting and hitbox are not working as it should?

SeelinnikoiSeelinnikoi LONDONPosts: 661Member Uncommon

Hello fellow MMORPG readers and PoE players!

I have made a thread reporting the unusual trajectory and hitbox problem with Path of Exile and documented this with videos and images, yet people are shrugging and saying its fine.

http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/72875

Please watch the videos too so you can understand better the issue.

Is this really fine?

Have you seen any other action RPG use the ground line of sight instead of the eye line of sight?

The projectile should go where your mouse cursor is, regardless of perspective.

 

Would love to hear your opinions, thanks!

 

Comments

  • paulythebpaulytheb Wauwatosa, WIPosts: 261Member Uncommon

    It is a little wonky.

    Its a fun game but no where near as smooth as Diablo 2 or 3 or Torchlight 2.

    For free I  won't complain much though.

    ( Note to self-Don't say anything bad about Drizzt.)

    An acerbic sense of humor is NOT allowed here.

  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,970Member Uncommon
    I agree it is pretty rough. It's not game breaking the way it is but there are many times I have to re'aim' my cursor because where I clicked on the mob model didn't select it properly. it is definately a hitbox issue. I mostly play melee so I havn't really experienced the other issue.
  • SeelinnikoiSeelinnikoi LONDONPosts: 661Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vannor
    I agree it is pretty rough. It's not game breaking the way it is but there are many times I have to re'aim' my cursor because where I clicked on the mob model didn't select it properly. it is definately a hitbox issue. I mostly play melee so I havn't really experienced the other issue.

    Yup, its very annoying. :(

    And I played melee and this is what happened:

    http://youtu.be/7hrF3eUbuMg

     

    lol!

  • kadepsysonkadepsyson sun prairie, WIPosts: 1,937Member

    I thought the same way.

    Then realized that there is an accuracy rating.  This rating can make your character miss a bow shot.

    So instead of it wildly changing direction, it just goes over the monsters head when the game calculates a miss.

    Make sense now?

    El Psy Congroo

  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,970Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by kadepsyson

    I thought the same way.

    Then realized that there is an accuracy rating.  This rating can make your character miss a bow shot.

    So instead of it wildly changing direction, it just goes over the monsters head when the game calculates a miss.

    Make sense now?

    That's not the issue. There are areas on the mobs that don't trigger the selection highlight when you hover over them.. it's like you have to aim more at where they are standing (thier feet and above). Aiming at thier arm though, for example, might not select them.

  • steamtanksteamtank Rochester, NYPosts: 385Member
    It s a tiny bit weird. Like your favorite dog with a lazy eye... every once in awhile it runs into the doorframe instead of through the opening.
  • jpnolejpnole Tampa, FLPosts: 1,656Member Uncommon
    Any targetting/hitbox issues you think you are experiencing are more than likely lag. Also wierd things like that happen right before crashes.
  • DarkVagabondDarkVagabond Posts: 271Member Uncommon
    I think you are unealistically demanding of whats considered correct and that your leaving of the game over it is comical.
  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,970Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by jpnole
    Any targetting/hitbox issues you think you are experiencing are more than likely lag. Also wierd things like that happen right before crashes.

    Well, it's been like this for over a year. So even if that is the reason, it's not any more reassuring.

  • GrinnzGrinnz Utica, NYPosts: 310Member Uncommon

    You are spot on, I played the beta off and on since 2011...hoping that this game would improve.....well it hasn't.

    While there are good things: Gem System

    And unique things: Barter System

    The most suck thing is the combat.......lol oh yeah and energy shields, need some laser guns too!

    image

  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,970Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Grinnz

    You are spot on, I played the beta off and on since 2011...hoping that this game would improve.....well it hasn't.

    While there are good things: Gem System

    And unique things: Barter System

    The most suck thing is the combat.......lol oh yeah and energy shields, need some laser guns too!

    What's up with an energy shield? Even good ol' Gandalf used a magic shield (Shield of the Istari)...

  • GrinnzGrinnz Utica, NYPosts: 310Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vannor
    Originally posted by Grinnz

    You are spot on, I played the beta off and on since 2011...hoping that this game would improve.....well it hasn't.

    While there are good things: Gem System

    And unique things: Barter System

    The most suck thing is the combat.......lol oh yeah and energy shields, need some laser guns too!

    What's up with an energy shield? Even good ol' Gandalf used a magic shield (Shield of the Istari)...

    Magic shields spell...sure I'll buy that, but not on every piece of light armour...

    image

  • rbialorbialo WarszawaPosts: 32Member Uncommon

    Just read your starting post on POE forum and It looks like answer you got from Rhys explains everything - working as intended. Of course you may not like it but you have to get used to it. 

    I have played all Diablo games, both Torchlight games and possibly many other ARPG I do not remember right now (Nox and Titan Quest come to my mind when typing this post, but I suer that still not all) but you know what - I haven't notice this issue.  Now, when you show it to me, I obliviously noticed it but I seems it is not important, cause I have learned how to aim somewhere between lvl 1 and lvl 2 on my first ranged char. 

    So the way I see it it is not the game but gamer issue. In PoE targeting works as you noticed it. Either you will be able to adapt to it and have fun with a quite good free game, or you won't and you will have to go back to any other ARPG you have played.

      
    B)
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