Don’t Click That!

19 Oct

Anything in fact.  If it has the little Blizzard “cogwheel” effect – fear it – for it will destroy your world.

Or, barring that it will dump you from the game.

Thus far I have been locked out of WoW clicking on the following:

  • Flags in Battlegrounds
  • Mage Tables
  • Soul Wells
  • The Headless Horseman’s Summoning Pumpkin
  • The orbs in Nexus

The problem is widespread and is platform agnostic as it is being seen across both Mac and PC operating systems.

There is a HUGE thread in Blizzard’s Bug Report Forum regarding the issue with a terrible lack of feedback from support.  You can find it  HERE.

While bugs suck and this bug in particular is no fun at all – it has lead to some rather entertaining moments.  The funniest (saddest) I can recall was during a string of battlegrounds the other night.  We had just managed to take down the Alliance flag runner in Eye of the Storm.  The flag is just sitting there on the ground waiting for us to grab it and run with it.

No one was willing to click the silly thing.

Every Headless Horseman run I’ve done has included at least 1 person doing the “Running Man” as the game locks on them as they try to click the summoning pumpkin.  I’ve also found the problem to occur when simply mousing over the object to be clicked.  It’s as if there’s something malevolent trying to load itself through the ether into my game.

I’m hoping today’s downtime comes complete with some bug fixes.  I  honestly don’t recall the Public Test Realms being this buggy.

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4 Responses to “Don’t Click That!”

  1. Lerali October 19, 2010 at 17:01 #

    If you turn off your tool tips, you should be fine! I made a macro for all my characters so I could toggle it off and on for when I need the tool tips. Its saved me a lot of hassle!

    Turn Off Tooltips

    /script GameTooltip.Temphide = function() GameTooltip:Hide() end; GameTooltip:SetScript(“OnShow”, GameTooltip.Temphide);

    Turn On Tooltips

    /script GameTooltip:SetScript(“OnShow”, GameTooltip.Show);

  2. Fluffywumpki October 19, 2010 at 17:01 #

    The PTR might not have been this buggy, but Vortex Pinnacle in Beta had a similar mouseover bug dealing with monsters for several builds. Made combat interesting, since you had to tab target and make sure your mouse was nowhere near the monsters.

  3. Windpaw October 19, 2010 at 17:13 #

    @Lerali – thanks for that – I’m going to give that a shot as soon as I get back in game!

  4. Mattie October 20, 2010 at 05:51 #

    Full thread with more info here! http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=27300876552&sid=1

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