As of the Wrath pre-patch, there’s a really weird bug with the Druid spell “Typhoon”, where if you use it in front of a wall, or hill, or anything large/solid in front of you, it will entirely disable the ESC key. As in, pressing ESC will do absolutely nothing in any situation where it would normally function:
-opening the game menu
-closing interface windows
-canceling spell casts
All do not work. It’s like the ESC key is completely nonfunctional.
It seems to be related to the spell’s animation being cut short. If you’re too close to a wall or building or hill, some solid object large enough to “block” Typhoon, the animation glitches out and the ESC key bug happens.
Me and a few other druids have tested it, even with 0 addons enabled, the same thing happens. We’ve tried casting it against hills, walls, buildings, etc. and any time Typhoon’s animation gets cut short, the ESC key gets disabled and nothing fixes it other than completely closing and re-opening the game client.
Further testing seems to point towards it being some kind of bug with Typhoon getting interrupted / animation not finishing properly, so the game thinks you are still casting.
When the bug occurs, any other spell that I try to cast does not properly play a casting animation, my character just stands still until the cast completes, and then the “completed cast” animation plays.
So the game thinks we are still casting, hence why pressing ESC does nothing, because the game is trying to use ESC to cancel a cast…except we’re not actually casting anything. That’s my guess, anyway.
Also, hearthing or going through a portal, anything that triggers a loading screen, seems to fix it as well.