More recently-experienced items are at the top of this list.
lag, hang, disconnect, broken AddOns on reconnect ∞
During a raid:
- lag, then
- the game UI hangs
- I get a lot of disk activity
I get disconnected
Reconnecting will take an exceptionally long time (WONDERFUL during a raid).
And Chaman2's totem bars will be semi-visible and mostly broken. Other AddOns might not work, but I didn't notice.
Quitting WoW and restarting resolves this.
- Auto Combat Log or combat logging in general.
Raiding itself, or Kara itself.
- Raiding seems doubtful. I've been in a larger raid group before which wasn't very active. I've been in a Zul'Farrak raid which was fairly active.
Kara seems possible. I have only experienced this in Kara.
But my recent raiding was the only time I've used Ventrilo and I did do some AddOn changes so who knows.
Also, others in my party had experienced disconnections. So I'm leaning towards blaming combat logging or WoW itself.
invisible mobs ∞
This seems to be a game issue. Mobs will stay where they are and won't animate. Engaging them is a bad idea because they will move to your location in reality but not visibly. Skinning might break. You have to physically be at the invisible body but interact with the fixed visible one. It sucks.
Restarting solves this.
I think it's a game issue because it happened to me and then another player I was grouped with. We don't use the same AddOns, although he did use some so perhaps we were using the same bugged AddOn?
(old) experience-related: attempt to concatenate field 'prefix' (a nil value) ∞
As of 2007-11-30 the error is silently trapped but XP doesn't change, so this hasn't been fixed. =(
This should be fixed by WoW 2.3.2 [http://www.cosmosui.org/showthread.php?postid=65590]
- hovering the mouse over the experience/reputation bars gives an error
- the XP/reputation value will never change
gives an error after every fight
The error is:
Error: attempt to concatenate field 'prefix' (a nil value)
Workaround: disable this feature in the Archaeologist AddOn:
- escape, and visit Khaos Configure
- Under Frames, choose Archaeologist
- Scroll down this stupid-huge list of options. Find "Experience & Reputation Bars"
Remove all checkboxes from this section.
I'd need to get a replacement for this Cosmos component, which I should probably do anyways..
In the end, I just removed the entire XP bar and play without it. On mouseover I have a vague guess at things.. I learn how many kills of a mob I'd need to level. =)
(old) occasional hanging ∞
Whenever I get near an aggro mob, even if it doesn't aggro against me, or when I enter into combat, there is a nasty lag on the interface. It's so bad that it'll 'stick' to my mouse, as though I had been holding and dragging the right mouse button.
So this means I have to disable a bunch of addons to figure out what's going on.
I think maybe this problem happens when I simply *select* something new..
- not Avion (ace)s
- not DamageMeters (cosmos)
.. maybe some kind of combat statistics thing?
What I did to solve this was to go through ALL of my AddOns and manually disabled anything I didn't like the look of. Something was acting up alright..
chaman's tooltips are wrong ∞
Hovering the mouse overtop of the multitude of totem icons will sometimes display the wrong things.
No worries.. restart the game to fix it. Usually.
While playing, nothing appears overtop characters/mobs (names, HPs, ? or !) ∞
I don't know what triggers this, but I think it's some misbehaving AddOn which I've had for a long time now.
If/when this happens, restart the game. You may have to use 'v' (or is it control-v?) to reset things properly again.
Frequent error messages ∞
- A possible solution:
Log into the game - hit Esc - hit Interface - under the Display section, uncheck the "Display Lua errors" box.
This doesn't seem to work. You might have to resort to disabling the offending AddOn, or disabling some of its features, if you can guess what AddOn is causing the trouble.
- A workaround:
Use [http://wowacereview.wordpress.com/addons/misc/bugsack/ BugSack] to trap and hide errors. Remember to configure this addon to stfu with that stupid sound it plays.
Remember that this just hides your errors so .. your addons might explode or do other truly awful things.
(old) Multi-casting makes lighting bolts disappear ∞
My visual glitch with the Shaman:
- At maximum instant spell range (20 yards)
- Send a lightning bolt, and as soon as possible,
press 't' to begin combat, and immediately send an instant spell
It would have to be reproduced again, all addons nuked and then re-tested. Ugh.
I may never be able to reproduce this since I'm using new spells and such.