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Pawn  Updated this week!  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 2.0.1
by: VgerAN [More]

Pawn calculates scores for items to help you easily find upgrades for your gear. It's completely customizable, and applicable to any class and situation: for example, it can help you decide whether to equip the ring with a higher item level but one stat you don't want (say, strength for shamans), or the ring with the lower item level but all good stats. It's that level of customization that makes it very different from more general mods like GearScore and more specialized mods like TankPoints.

Pawn can be used by new players right off the bat without needing to change any options, or by advanced players who plan out their gear upgrades, build Excel spreadsheets, install Rawr, and read Elitist Jerks.

Language support

Pawn works with English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese, and includes an untested translation into Traditional Chinese. Unlike most addons, it's NOT possible to use the English version on a language that it doesn't support. (If you're interested in helping translate Pawn into other languages, let me know!)

Staying in touch

For fastest assistance with Pawn, leave a comment here or check the official thread at Curse. You can also become a fan of Vger on Facebook and get updates of new versions and stuff like that. You can also leave questions or comments there if you don't have an account on this site.

Getting started

Pawn will automatically set itself up to work with your characters, but there's a lot that you can do to customize it. See the readme file included with Pawn for more information on getting the most out of Pawn.

Pawn 2.0 only works on World of Warcraft 7.0, the Legion prepatch. If WoW 7.0 hasn't launched in your region, make sure that you're still using Pawn 1.9.x.

Version 2.0.1

Adjusted the value of gems to account for a difference in the values of Draenor gems on the live version of the patch versus what they had on beta.
Increased the item level threshold at which Pawn will start suggesting that you use Legion gems so that you shouldn't see that happen on your Mythic Hellfire Citadel gear. (Looks at own gear and weeps softly)
Updated translations for Spanish and Italian.

Version 2.0

New features and big changes

By default, Pawn will now automatically make suggestions based on your current spec and nothing else, and it will automatically switch its suggestions whenever you change specs. If you prefer to show multiple specs on your tooltips and customize them, just go to the Scale tab and switch to Manual.
To keep things simple, when deciding whether a new item is an upgrade, Pawn will now just compare it against what you currently have equipped. This should be more straightforward now that gear works for all specs, and better mimics the way that other RPGs with similar features (like Diablo) work. You can return to the previous Pawn behavior if you prefer by switching to Manual mode on the Scale tab, and then checking "track for each scale" on the Options tab.
All of the built-in scales have been rebuilt from scratch. For now, the stat values are simplified and are not coming from Wowhead, but I expect to resume getting expert advice from them in the coming weeks.
Please report any bugs you find with incorrect item types marked as not being usable, and so on!

Other less exciting stuff

This version now supports all of the languages that Pawn 1.9 supported—special thanks to the Pawn translation volunteers!
Not all translations are complete yet, but if you do notice something completely broken, please let me know what, and which language.
The Pawn UI visuals have now been slightly tainted by the Fel.
Pawn will now show spec icons on your tooltips (only for default scales), which should make them easier to find and tell apart. You can turn this off on the Options tab.
Built-in scales that are designed for only your current class will no longer show the class name on item tooltips. For example, "Havoc: +14% upgrade" instead of "Demon Hunter: Havoc: +14% upgrade".
Pawn's gem database has been fully updated to account for the stat changes in patch 7.0.
To keep the suggestions manageable, Pawn will no longer consider multi-stat (green, orange, or purple) gems on low-level items.
The Gems tab has been simplified, and will no longer show each gem three times (under red, yellow, and blue gems).
The "Defaults" button on the Scale tab has been removed. A new "Template" button has been added, which creates a more useful scale to start from for your current spec.
Pawn's Socketing Advisor now gives a full list of gems when you have Automatic mode enabled (which is the default).
Pawn's features for assuming that you'll use Valor and Baleful tokens to upgrade your items have been removed.
Removed support for Bonus Armor, Spirit, Multistrike, Spell Power, and colored sockets, as those stats have been removed from the game.
Removed support for meta sockets, PvP Resilience, and PvP Power, as those stats are not relevant on any current gear (though they do still exist in-game, such as on the Dreadful Gladiator sets).
Dodge and Parry on low-level items and tank heirlooms will now be interpreted as if it were Stamina.
Attack Power on low-level items will now be interpreted as if it were Strength or Agility, whichever your scale values most.
I expect that for most players, Pawn's memory usage will decline significantly.

Bug fixes and minor tweaks for 7.0

I improved the "getting started" text that probably nobody reads. Now it'll take even less time for people to not read it.
The Pawn UI now opens to the Compare tab by default (except the first time you open it).
Fixed a rare division by zero error that could occur when wearing cosmetic armor with no stats.
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Unread 12-05-10, 12:06 AM  
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Thanks for the suggestions!

1, 2) Yep, you'll be able to mark cloth as unusable and still get stats on cloaks in 1.5.2. I'm gonna let it "bake" for another day or so and then release it in time for Tuesday's launch. Then for non-cloth wearers, you can go through and mark everything lower as unusable. I may add an option to do that automatically like you said since I don't want to change the default scales that way directly, as the same scales are used for characters of all levels.

3) Yeah, maybe. But for me, basically any item in my bags that's equippable is one of my best items. It would just be a grid of stars. At least for me, it'd be more useful to see coins on my junk items and an upgrade arrow on my never-yet-equipped upgrades.

4) Can you elaborate on this a bit? Do you mean on the Compare tab? At some point I'd like to make the Compare tab accept multiple items at once. At the very least two (so you can compare a staff versus a mace and an off-hand), but possibly whole equipment sets.
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Re: some thanks !!

I likewise love this addon! Excellent work, it is really one of those can't live without addons.

Couple suggestions:

1. In Locallization.lua, change this one line from 1 to 0. This allows leather/mail/plate wearers to mark cloth as unusable. Even though cloaks are clearly cloth, they function more like neck/rings from an itemization point of view nowdays.

Current:
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        {PawnGameConstant(INVTYPE_CLOAK), "IsCloth", 1, PawnMultipleStatsFixed}, -- Back (cloaks are cloth even though they don't list it)
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        {PawnGameConstant(INVTYPE_CLOAK), "IsCloth", 0, PawnMultipleStatsFixed}, -- Back (cloaks are cloth even though they don't list it)
2. Another suggestion along the same lines, for any non-cloth wearer at max level it would be really nice to consider the item unusable it it wasn't the appropriate gear type. I.e. even though a shaman could wear leather, they never would now since the 5% stat bonus is effectively impossible to overcome. (Maybe a global option and/or default).

3. Are the icon overlays possible for bag/bank items? It might be nice to put a small green star on the best item value in a bag for a scale. (Multiple scales could result in multiple stars?) Just a thought.

4. Finally, my most wanted feature would be compare against a different equipment set. I believe that GetEquipmentSetItemIDs could get the job done, with some tweaking to the scale name to allow us to line the set up with the scale. I had played around with the idea a bit and was close before 1.5/4.0.1 came out, but my approach wasn't good enough to contribute back.


Again, Excellent mod, much appreciated!
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some thanks !!

Thanks for still working on this, I used it a few years back and enjoyed this addon then, now it's even better
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Originally posted by VgerAN
Hmmm, if you're seeing cloth items that Pawn says are upgrades for you, either your current gear is pretty low-end and you're looking at really high-level cloth items, or something must be out-of-whack with your scale values. An unholy death knight shouldn't ever want to wear cloth gear.

Are you using your own custom scale or one of the built-in Wowhead ones? There are some changes I can suggest that will help Pawn "focus" a bit more, though I do suggest looking into why a cloth item would ever be an upgrade in the first place. If you're using a built-in scale, you'll need to first make a copy of the built-in one on the Scales tab, and then hide the built-in one so just your copy is visible. Then, go to the Values tab and look for things that you don't want to show up as upgrades: cloth, leather, and mail, for starters. They're down toward the bottom of the list, under "Armor types." Click each one and then click "Items with this are unusable" and Pawn will henceforth ignore those types of items.
I am definitely hurting in the gear department still not quite 80 and have a couple of greens. I was using the built in profile. Now I know the procedure for making items non-usable or non-preferred I can go ahead and have it block non-plate, shields and 1h anything.

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Hmmm, if you're seeing cloth items that Pawn says are upgrades for you, either your current gear is pretty low-end and you're looking at really high-level cloth items, or something must be out-of-whack with your scale values. An unholy death knight shouldn't ever want to wear cloth gear.

Are you using your own custom scale or one of the built-in Wowhead ones? There are some changes I can suggest that will help Pawn "focus" a bit more, though I do suggest looking into why a cloth item would ever be an upgrade in the first place. If you're using a built-in scale, you'll need to first make a copy of the built-in one on the Scales tab, and then hide the built-in one so just your copy is visible. Then, go to the Values tab and look for things that you don't want to show up as upgrades: cloth, leather, and mail, for starters. They're down toward the bottom of the list, under "Armor types." Click each one and then click "Items with this are unusable" and Pawn will henceforth ignore those types of items.
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Originally posted by VgerAN
Pawn 1.5 is out, with a bunch of new features to make it easier to find upgrades for your gear while leveling those new tauren paladins and dwarf shamans.

To keep things simpler, Pawn 1.5 doesn't show numeric scores on gear by default anymore. Experienced Pawn users will want to turn them back on on the Options tab: choose the "Show scale values and upgrade %" option.

Pawn 1.5's a pretty big set of changes, and I'm still welcoming feedback. I definitely intend to make further refinements in the near future, but I felt that it was more helpful to get a reasonably stable 1.5 release out to coincide with the Shattering.
I am wondering if there is a way to force Pawn to only go for gear that is specific to my build/class combo. For instance - as an UNholy DK I am seeing upgrade suggestions on CLoth, Leather and Mail gear. I don't want to see this - only plate. I am also seeing upgrades for Staffs, Shields, 1h weaps, etc - Unholy is a 2h build. Just curious if there is a way to specifically focus Pawn to look a little more carefully.

Thanks for the help - I really like the changes!
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Pawn 1.5 is out, with a bunch of new features to make it easier to find upgrades for your gear while leveling those new tauren paladins and dwarf shamans.

To keep things simpler, Pawn 1.5 doesn't show numeric scores on gear by default anymore. Experienced Pawn users will want to turn them back on on the Options tab: choose the "Show scale values and upgrade %" option.

Pawn 1.5's a pretty big set of changes, and I'm still welcoming feedback. I definitely intend to make further refinements in the near future, but I felt that it was more helpful to get a reasonably stable 1.5 release out to coincide with the Shattering.
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This is fixed in the Pawn 1.5 alphas and betas (on CurseForge), and I expect to post a final version of Pawn 1.5 tonight.
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"Equip: Increases your haste rating by 123" is unknown effect.
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Pawn 1.4 is out to coincide with the release of WoW 4.0. There aren't really new features per se, but it's fully updated for the new stat changes in this patch. Consider this a "required" upgrade.
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Yeah, I don't think that would be too hard. I've got a pretty big feature in the works that I hope to have done before Cataclysm launches that will take priority, but I can probably get some reforging stuff done pretty soon. The math for deciding what to reforge is pretty simple, but there are some cases where it's going to be hard to do on the fly: if you have a little of a bad stat and a lot of a mediocre stat, it's not obvious which of the two to reforge for the maximum benefit, since reforging works on a percentage of the original stat number. Pawn could definitely help with that.
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Vger, not sure if you've thought about it, but adding in an option to show the optimal reforging for each item seems like a great idea for 4.0.1/Cataclysm.
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Originally posted by Decabah
Seems to be stemming from the fact that I've customized some strings, mainly the strings in tooltips and chat. The error only occurs when I have a custom mod for this enabled with Pawn.

I can send you the information in a PM if it'd help.
Yeah, any details would be helpful. Pawn depends on reading text on the tooltips to function properly, so anything that changes them is problematic.
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Seems to be stemming from the fact that I've customized some strings, mainly the strings in tooltips and chat. The error only occurs when I have a custom mod for this enabled with Pawn.

I can send you the information in a PM if it'd help.
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Re: Re: Chat spam

Originally posted by Decabah
I'm also receiving this error spammed in chat, with no error grabbed in Bugsack. I'm using the latest version and it happens when hovering over weapons of any level with any enchant on them.
I haven't been able to reproduce this under any circumstances. Can you try with just Pawn enabled? And assuming the error doesn't happen anymore, can you try to identify which other addon is conflicting with it?
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