On my mage, after casting a few spells, I get a permanent casting noise, which is very annoying. I have tried disabling addons etc, but the noise only goes when I zone in or out of somewhere - only to reappear as soon as I start casting again. Is this a bug?
To which I received the following reply:
Nope sadly it is not a bug but a client issue on your side, addons have corrupted game files on your client causing this, disabling addons will only remove the UI feature of the addon, they will still run and spam the server in the background. You will need to reset your in-game User Interface, to do this please fully exit World of Warcraft and follow the following steps carefully.
Firstly locate three folders in your World of Warcraft installation directory called CACHE, WTF and INTERFACE. Delete these three folders. If you wish to keep a back-up of your Interface settings - copy the Interface folder to the desktop before deleting.
It is important that when re-starting the game after performing these steps that no custom UI changes are made / installed again for the purpose of testing.
For Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems a few extra steps are required.
If the UAC/Virtual Store is enabled then the system will also be caching these three folders. Near the navigation bar, please click on the link for Compatibility Files. Once Compatibility Files has been clicked, this will take you to the VirtualStore folder. Please check if there is a World of Warcraft folder, and if so please delete the folders WTF, Cache and Interface from this location as well.
The standard location is the following:
C:\Users\sernameAppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\World of Warcraft\
Substitute sername your windows account username.
Example: C:\Users\JDOE\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\World of Warcraft\
If the procedure above does not solve your interface problems, we recommend that you proceed to use the program's Repair Tool. This is located in the game's installation folder. Make sure to run it with 'Reset and Check Files' enabled. This will correct any errors in the game's installation for you.
If you should need further assistance or encounter any issues with this procedure please check out our technical help forum here - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/874936/ - It is a great source of information and a great place to get any further support should you encounter difficulties.
I have deleted Interface/Cache/WTF folders, problem still exists.
I have checked the UAC/Virtual Store folders - nothing there. Problem still exists.
I tried to run the repair tool, which doesnt appear to be there. However, after searching this forum I discovered a thread where the advice from the GM was to delete the WoW.mfil, WoW.pfil and WoW.tfil files and then run the launcher, which would apparently check my game files etc and make sure everything was running properly. Deleted the files as instructed, ran the launcher as instructed - there certainly didn't appear to be any kind of check, WoW just launched as normal, logged into the game as normal, cast a few spells and.. guess what... noise still looping as normal.
I have seen various threads from various frustrated mages (and apparently warlocks too) reporting exactly the same problem - and yet I am told this is not a bug, but a client issue. It has, however, only appeared since the MoP game data was downloaded.
Please would someone confirm firstly whether this is a bug that I can expect a fix for, or a client issue. If the latter, then some idea of how to fix it - excluded the above "solutions" - would be appreciated.