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Version: 5.0.01
by: Mirrikat45 [More]

PlayerScore Overview
PlayerScore is the next evolution of GearScore and aims at providing a utility infinitely more useful then just the score of a player's equipment. PlayerScore provides raid leaders with a wealth of instant knowledge such as

  • Complete Raiding History - Allows you to view an easy to read breakdown of a player's raiding history including every boss kill and current top-tier raiding progression.
  • Equipment Layout - Well designed layout allows you to manually check a player's gear quickly and easily. Advanced item tooltips make spotting bad items even easier with flags for enchantments, gems, and reforging.
  • Primary Stats - Shows you a break down of the stats a player is gearing for. This provides a great way for raid leaders to make sure player's aren't stacking spell pen, or have 200% hit rating, or DKs gearing for Agility.
  • Talent Spec - View a player's current build. You can also flag talents as bad for a specific spec and have PlayerScore notify you in the future when a player is using those talents.
  • Automatic Character Auditing - PlayerScore will display a list of flags for when players have missing or bad gems & enchantments; bad talent specs; missing equipment; wearing equipment for another spec or class; using pvp items; or riding TRH.
  • Player Ratings - PlayerScore uses our online servers and custom anti-abuse technology to allow players to rate eachother on a thumbs up or down basis. This allows you to easily spot players who don't get along well with others or just plain suck.
PlayerScore also provides a set of very extensive options. Almost every single feature can be disabled to save memory or increase performance. You can also disable features to save space and only provide the information you care about most. You can also run the addon in "Lite Mode" which will disable the entire GUI showing only information on player tooltips.


Additional Resources
  • PlayerScore Website - Check your GearScore, view your ratings & comments, or measure up on the global scoreboards at the official website. www.PlayerScore.com
  • Bug Reporting - Please Report all bugs and issues through the official Bug Submission Form.
  • PlayerScore Forums - Make suggestions & comments, or ask questions on the official PlayerScore Forums
  • PlayerScore Blog - Get the latest news and upcomming features from the addon by reading the PlayerScore Blog.
Copyright 2010 - Master Games International, Inc.

5.0.01 - September 26th, 2012
* Hunter Weapons should now count as two handed weapons.
* This addon will no longer explode whenever a panda comes near.
* Pandaran classes fully supported.

4.8.03(b) - June 28th, 2011
*TOC file was updated to allow the addon to work with WoW 4.2 patch. (PlayerScore 4.8.01 had changes required for the addon to work with wow 4.2)

4.8.03 - June 13th, 2011
* Players with Two-Handed weapons will no longer be flagged as missing an item.
* Wands will no longer appear as "Not Enchanted"


4.8.01 - June 11th, 2011
* The addon has been modified to allow for simultaneous functioning on both WoW 4.1 (Live) and WoW 4.2 (PTR).
This will prevent the addon from breaking when the next wow patch goes live.
Some bug fixes are aimed specifically at the PTR version of wow.
* Actually Updated TOC file this Time.
* PvP GearScore's tooltip replaced the old out-dated PVE score's tooltip.
* Fixed a bug where fury warrior's Equipped Average Item Level was always reporting 0.
* The Quick Rate Frame should no longer be displayed whenever your party wipes.
* Fixed a bug where Crossbows were not receiving bonus GearScore when attached to a scope.
* Updated the Raiding Difficult to include Firelands raids.
* Added More Tooltips for the Raiding Difficulty Chart.
* Fixed a bug where PlayerScore would fail to function in WoW 4.2 (PTR).
* Fixed a bug where the equipment tab would display random letters in front of item names and levels on WoW 4.2 (PTR).
* When Playing WoW 4.2 (PTR), the experience tab will show kills for Firelands raid bosses.
In addition, the Raid Progression section of the Summary tab will also reflect this change.


4.8.00 - June 1st, 2011
* Fixed a bug with players less then level 10 having issues caused by lack of a talent frame.
* Fixed a bug on line 2920 involving a nil value. (Thanks viper!)
* Player ratings and information will now be shared with your guild mates!
Ratings for players on your server may appear differently then global ratings on the PlayerScore website.
This is because ratings that appear online require the PlayerScore updater to submit and download.
While ratings for your guild will be shared amongst your guild mates, but may not be shared globally.


4.6.00 - May 10th, 2011
* Fixed some bugs with the chat filters.
* Modified Item Score calculations to determine PvP Item Score of an item.
* News tab has been scrapped to make room of a future feature.
* Keybinding Option has been added.
* Introduction of PvP GearScore
* Change required slight modification in regular score calculations. This means items may change in score up to +1/-1 points. (Due to rounding).
* Change requires a database modification, which will cause a wipe to previous database.
* PvP GearScore is now set to display by default.

4.5.03 - May 3rd, 2011
* Bug Fixes
* Updated Version Notifications.
* Added chat filters for item level compatibility.

4.5.02 - April 27th, 2011
* Cataclysm Dungeon Stats will now appear on the experience tab.
* Cataclysm Dungeons will now show in the Raiding Progression section of the Summary Tab.

4.5.01 - April 26th, 2011
* Updated addon for Wow 4.1.00
* Fixed a bug with the new RegisterPrefix function.
* Fixed a loophole that accidently caused the quick rate mode to appear even in lite mode.

4.5.00 - (Not Released)
* Renamed the tabs to make some more room. (For Future Planned Releases).
* Template Engine Support added for Quick Rate Frame. (See Below)
* Fixed a bug that was causing class color information gathered from quick-scan mode to populate the group(database) tab with table values instead of hex color values.
* Fixed a bug that cuased redundent and usless database operations whenever a player entered/exited an instance of any kind.
* Masterloot mode will no longer display players from previous instance groups.
* Character Claiming for
* Quick Rate Mode! In previous versions of the addon, it would become difficult to rate players at the end of a dungeon because they would quickly leave the party.

The new Quick Rate Mode attempts to remedy this by displaying a small window whenever the user exits a 5-man dungeon. There is now an option in the options menu that can disable this feature. You can also type "/psrate" at any time to open the window and rate party members. Due to previous limits within addon, only players who have been scanned by the addon at some point since the last login will appear in the quick rate frame. Finally, all players who join your party at some point during the instance will be listed in the Quick Rate Frame. This means players who join and are then vote-kicked or abandon the instance will appear for you to rate.

The Quick Rate Mode will display each Player's Name (Colored by Class), their GearScore, and Thumbs Up/Down for rating. In addition an Icon will be displayed for viewing the negative and positive factors in a player's score.



4.4.03 - April 13th, 2011
* Stack of Misc Bug Fixes
* Fixed multiple bugs involving concatenation of null values.
* Fixed Bugs involving the Group Window / Scan All Function.
* Fixed some Spelling Errors.
* "√ Enchanted" Text will now also include which enchantment on the line.
* "√ Reforged" Text will now appear below the enchanted check and will also display how the user reforged their items.
* GearScore will now display as either "√ GearScore" or "X GearScore" Depending on rather or not the item is meant for your spec.

4.4.01 - March 31st, 2011
* New Minimap Button!
* Hammer Icon disabled by default! (Woot!)
* Characther Verification System - type "/claim" to claim your toon on playerscore.com and earn a special in game title!
* Fixed additional "Achievement UI Errors" from Blizzard.
* Added support for 4.1 Addon Prefix registration.
* Lite Mode - The first time you run PlayerScore you will be presented with the option to run in Lite/Full/Manual mode.
* /psreset - Resets PlayerScore Settings back to default and allows you to choose between Lite/Full/Manual Mode again.
* Several Additional Bug Fixes


4.3.02 - March 1st, 2011
* Fixed a bug involving "ClassColor" on line 2544.
* Fixed a bug which caused lag or errors on mouseover of loot items.
* Added the option to disable the Masterloot tooltip information when mouseing over items.
* Slight Changes in Default Template Transparency.
* Added Template support for new Alert Frame.
* Added PVP Statistics to PVP Frame.
* Added Arena Ratings & Rated Battleground Information to PVP Frame.
* Improved Quick Scan Feature
* Updated English Local File
* Added Enchantment status Text to item tooltips - Thanks Wolfpreacher!
* Significant Reduction in UIAchievement Errors.
* You are only allowed so many inspections / second. Previously, when targeting a player an inspection was used with the "Quick-Scan" feature.
This would prevent you from using the PlayerScore GUI to inspect them further or to view more detailed information. Currently however,
The system has been modified to queue that inspection when it becomes available. This should allow you to use the PlayerScore GUI even
when Quick-Scan mode is enabled.



4.2.02 - January 30th, 2011
*Fixed a few Misc Bugs
*Updated the Raiding Difficulty Chart
*Fixed a bug with rings showing up as unenchanted.

4.2.01 - January 25th, 2011
*Re-adjusted the previously fixed bug in cataclysm items. GearScore formula is now on par with WOTLK calculations. As a result everyone should receive a 1400 - 1600 increase in GearScore. (This is the last score change, I promise!)
*It is now possible to obtain "OVER 9000" GearScore.
*Quick Scan mode has doubled in speed over the last version. Total is now 4 times faster then the original. As a result, it has been enabled by default.
*Added "Verbose" mode which is on by default. This will show missing gems/enchants/talents/and bad equipment on the tooltip!
*Fixed Localization Errors
*Updated Russian Local (Thanks StingerSoft!)
*Updated Raid Difficulty Chart


4.1.03 - January 18th, 2010

*Fixed a bug in GearScore Calculations for Cataclysm Items. Most players will stay at about the same score, while those in top-tier equipment will receive a noticeable drop.
*Playerscore will now scan at more then double the speed as previous versions. However, the scan speed is still based on your latency. In addition, if you clear your item cache (which occurs automatically after a patch.) then scans may be slow for a few hours while your item cache repopulates.
*The info displayed in the tooltip when mouseing over yourself will now always display the most recent information. Previously it was only displaying information from the online database.
*Few additional bugs and tweaks.
*Foundation layed for PVP Tab, look for it in the next version!
*Fixed a bug where gems were not displaying on the equipment tab.



4.1.03 - January 7th, 2011

*Fixed a bug for line 2332 "attempt to perform arithmetic on local 'ItemScore' (a nil value)"
*You can now see Off-Spec item scores for your equipment. Enable this option in the options menu.
*You can now view "Equipped Average Item Level" in the Equipment Pane.
*You can now view "Equipped Average Item Level" on the mouse-over tooltip when you have Quick-Scan mode enabled. You can enable this option in the options menu. We will try to update our database so that AIL info is available on mouse-over at all times.



4.1.02 - December 31th, 2010

*Fixed bug on line 648 for new installations.
*Fixed a bug on line 1215 involving a nil value.
*Updated Chinese Localization (Thanks wowuicn!)
*To Improve performance, a 1min cooldown on quick-scanning the same target now exists. You can still quick scan new targets at the normal rate.
*Corrupted Online Database Entries will now be automatically removed.



4.1.01 - Decenber 28th, 2010
*Fixed a few bugs.
*Online data should now work on realms with either a space in their name, or an apostrophe.
*Fixed a few spelling mistakes.
*Added a filter to automatically remove junk data downloaded from past updater versions.
*Updated RU Localization (Thanks StingerSoft!)



4.1.00 - December 21st, 2010

*Fixed a bug where the escape key would not work until the talent frame was toggled.
*Added Template System - Visit forums.playerscore.com for more information.
*Added GearScore Classic Theme.
*Added Quick-Scan Mode.
*Partial Russian Localization (Thank you StingerSoft).
*Fixed a bug which prevented ratings for cross-realm players.
*Added Support for Ebonsteel Belt Buckle.
*Fixed a bug where player ratings would not be visible on the paperdoll frame.


4.0.01 - December 14th, 2010

"/gs" will now open the main window even if you have no targets.
"/gearscore" and "/playerscore" have been added to the list of slash commands.
The Hammer Icon has been updated to be much more attractive. In addition it's physical size has been reduced.
The Escape Key should now work for all players.
Significatant reduction in Achievement Errors.
Updated Border Graphics
LDB Plugin is now enabled.
You can now disable / enable each of the modules in the addon.
You can now select the default theme's color. A future update will allow you to download customizable themes and skins.
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Unread 06-05-10, 10:36 AM  
Madmersur
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I'm having trouble with this not showing in my addon list in game after it is placed in the folder. Is there something else that needs to be added?
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I also wanted to let you know that you can find your GS on www.wtfismygearscore.com incase you don't know And you can maybe link to it on your main site?
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Originally posted by Holyana
Bah, this addon is the ruination of the game. But I guess it's not the authors fault that people don't use it correctly. But still, wish it wouldn't have been invented.
It's not ruining the game any. It's just meant to be used as a quick way to gauge someone's gearscore and hope (Pray) with the gear they have they know what they are doing, know their class well, and know the fights.
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Originally posted by Mirrikat45
nah, i'm just retarded and forgot to include it.

GearScore Lite update will be later tonight. Just field testing it right now.
I see you have re added it now. lol
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Originally posted by weasoug
im not sure why. but i gues it makes sence not to have it in the pack. and just have a note on the main page.

but what you need to do is get it from here

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nah, i'm just retarded and forgot to include it.

GearScore Lite update will be later tonight. Just field testing it right now.
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Originally posted by EnjoyRC
BonusScanner is missing from that last update...
im not sure why. but i gues it makes sence not to have it in the pack. and just have a note on the main page.

but what you need to do is get it from here

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BonusScanner is missing from that last update...
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Any chance you could update GS Lite?
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Bah, this addon is the ruination of the game. But I guess it's not the authors fault that people don't use it correctly. But still, wish it wouldn't have been invented.
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Someone posted a fixed version of gs lite a wile back stoping the error from people over 6k.

http://www.wowinterface.com/download...FanUpdate.html
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Re: Re: MinLevel?

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Update Gearscore Lite. I dont want this full version.
You're right!!!!
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Re: MinLevel?

Update Gearscore Lite. I dont want this full version.
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MinLevel?

In the lastest version, the MinLevel comes up as 80 in the options. I am not able to change this in the options (always reverts back to 80). Older versions were set at 35. I ended up changing it in the SavedVar file.
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Originally posted by Mirrikat45
I think your under the misconception that people are using GearScore to measure a character's ability or skill. This is as I've stated, a misconception.
People are using GearScore to measure a player's maximum potential. Unfortunately the majority of PUGS fail to meet their potential, so raid leaders look for higher levels of GearScore to compensate.
I'm not under a misconception, I don't believe. Either use is erroneous and faulty. You cannot tell another players potential, ability OR skill using a 4 digit number. And by your own admission (in your last sentence in the quote above), people are using Gear Score poorly or incorrectly. If they're using just a score in order to compensate, then is that the proper use of the addon? Is that what you intended for its use? If not, then wouldn't you like to promote good, healthy use of it? You, most likely, spent a great deal of time in creating the addon. Are you just -done- now? Because you don't seem to be listening to and acting upon the enormous outcry by much of the WoW community. And I'm not talking about your typical whiny noob. A lot of intelligent, skilled players have issues with your addon. I thought maybe you might want to listen to the feedback (since you specifically ask for feedback on your addon page so that you can make your addon better) and put forth the effort to make it an even better tool than it is now. Maybe -that's- the misconception I had.
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Originally posted by Anjalena
(Disclaimer: I'm wordy... so this will be a detailed and long post. I apologize up front. BUT, it's full of suggestions and ideas, not just opinions.)

I agree with this post very much. Nobody likes to be judged by just what's on the cover. There's a lot more to it, under the surface, than that. People are complex. So it stands to reason that their decisions made with regard to their characters are complex. As a simple analogy, imagine getting turned down for a job... before you ever open your mouth or give your skills and experience... because you have long hair or blue eyes. It's 'ism. *giggle*

I understand that Blizzard's API might not allow the additions to the tooltip that Goodk4t proposed... but perhaps there's another way to pull focus away from PURE gear score and promote active thinking when using your addon. Would probably take a good bit of work and advertising on your part, but once you got it going good, the WoW community would help carry it for you... just like they have with the use of your addon. AND, the benefit to you would most likely be a much larger number of users and quite possibly a greater number of donations to your project.

I was thinking that one of the first things you should state on your addon pages should be bolded and colored and bordered (or whatever) to call attention to it... and should be like a disclaimer. Personally, I think it should focus on recommending that people not use JUST a gear score to judge a player's ability and usefulness. (perhaps this little disclaimer should also reside in all mouse-over tooltips as a reminder - something like "Smart players use MORE than a score.")

Also in the big disclaimer box of death at the top of your addon pages could go a more detailed explanation of how to successfully and intelligently use your addon -without- being judgmental or critical of another player's choices in gear or lack of enchants and gems. I'd personally add a line that reminded people that not all players are full-time players. Many people have full lives, including jobs and families and school, that preclude them from lengthy activities such as studying the best way to gear your character or the best gems and enchants for your spec. (yep, I fall into this category) This type of situation also prevents us from getting lots of gold in order to buy enchants and gems.

And one last suggestion for the addon information pages: Explain an example of GOOD use of your addon which includes people using ALL the information that the addon provides and making good, informed decisions while not judging or criticizing people based on their score. Someone's gear score SHOULD NOT be the end all, be all of a player's worth. And the problem right now is that a lot of people see the addon in that light.

Another important thing, I think, is to promote these ideas... not just on the addon pages, but on, say for instance, the WoW forums and other major forums. State your case. Use intelligent language and sensible ideas to promote that Gear Score should be used as a supplement when making a decision on a player for your PUG. But you should iterate, strongly, that lots of factors go in to making that decision, not just a score. And, if it were me, I would strongly discourage all these people from requiring a certain gear score for a dungeon or raid PUG. Encourage your addon users to talk to other players and make a fully rounded decision. YES, we all understand that we don't always have time to go in to detail with a lot of players and interview them for a PUG. But let that be OUR problem. Yours should be promoting good, responsible use of your addon, ya know? And make sure you state, re-state, and re-re-state these responsible uses of your product.

Obviously, people have the freedom to use the information this addon gives in any way they wish. You can't stop that. BUT, the really good, and intelligent and wise, players in the game... which are many... will use it the right way. AND, since the smart players far outweigh the not-so-smart ones, and since anything put together in a logical and sensible way appeals to these masses of intelligent players... the message would be carried through and used greatly. This would help to teach the newer players the correct way to use your addon too because they would get the overwhelming message of how to -correctly- use the addon. Yes, the retards are loud and proud, but most people listen to, and adhere to, things that make sense.

Anyway, after a long while of having that huge disclaimer box of death at the top of your addon pages, after the word is out and being carried on thoroughly within the community, you could probably move it a little farther down your page so you're not stabbing people in the face with it every time they come to update. BUT, leaving it up there doesn't hurt. It would just show your dedication to the responsible use of your addon. And those of us with brains can appreciate that a lot. =)

Okay, if you got this far... thanks for reading and considering all of my ideas. I think the addon has great potential if people would just use it properly. I think I will try it out for a while. =)
I think your under the misconception that people are using GearScore to measure a character's ability or skill. This is as I've stated, a misconception.
People are using GearScore to measure a player's maximum potential. Unfortunately the majority of PUGS fail to meet their potential, so raid leaders look for higher levels of GearScore to compensate.
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