If you are a hunter and you have been raiding Firelands since patch 4.2 arrived, chances are you could’ve come across this weapon; the Lava Bolt Crossbow. If you have, congratulations on your new crossbow! You will most likely keep this odd looking hammer-styled crossbow until you can get the beautiful bow off Ragnaros (Yes I am a sucker for bows… we all have our vanities!).
This crossbow is excellent for us in terms of stats, plenty of Agility, Crit, Haste and what have you to please any hunter.
However, there is one problem… It sounds like a gun! This is because the weapon was originally intended to be the Lava Bolt Blunderbuss (a gun) but was changed last minute to a crossbow since there was a lack of artwork for it (theorized to be the reason anyway). But when they made the last minute change, they forgot to change the sound for it back to a regular bow/crossbow sound. So now you have to deal with the horrible noise of a gun when using your hammer-time crossbow.
And unfortunately, according to Blizzard, this requires a client-side fix which means you probably won’t see a fix until patch 4.3 or if they make a small patch 4.2a. You could quite possibly have this gun sound problem on your hands for months!
How to fix
Never fear! A fix is here!
Get this “addon” from Curse to replace gun sounds with bow/crossbow sounds. This will also replace all other gun noises to bow noises, but I see this as an added bonus rather than a negative thing.
Basically you get a .zip file with a “Sound” folder in it. Place this “Sound” folder in the “World of Warcraft\Data\” folder and you will be good to go!