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Version: 2.1.8
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.

Version 2.1.8

Updated stat weights from Ask Mr. Robot for changes in patch 7.1 and recent hotfixes.

Version 2.1.7

Fixed a mistake I introduced in version 2.1.6 that caused characters to become undying servants of the Lich King if they use Automatic mode (the default), which caused Pawn to not show anything on tooltips, and make it appear as if Pawn thought that your spec was Blood in the Pawn window.

Version 2.1.6

Improved performance in raid groups.

Version 2.1.5

Increased Pawn's memory usage in exchange for faster item scans. (Memory usage should still only be a couple MB, but finding bag upgrades should be much faster.)
Minor translation updates.

Version 2.1.4

Fixed a bug where occasionally Pawn would complain about finding too many "bonus IDs" on items.
Removed the "ignore valor and baleful upgrades" feature, since those items are not relevant anymore.

Version 2.1.3

Updated translations.

Version 2.1.2

The Compare tab will no longer show the differential between the sockets and socket value on the left item versus the right item. (For example, if one item has no socket, and the other has a socket worth 1,250 points, it will no longer show "+1,250".) After this change, the green and red numbers shown will always only be stats, which should make them easier for new people to understand.
Fixed a bug where it was no longer possible to export some scales (generally, scales that were created using the "empty" button or importing, rather than copying an existing scale or starting from a template).

Version 2.1.1

Pawn will now take over the new WoW 7.1 feature that puts green arrows on items in your bags. Normally the feature shows you items that are a higher item level than what you have equipped. Pawn will change the feature so that it shows items that are an upgrade to your currently-equipped gear for any of your active scales. (For example, if you're in the default Automatic mode, it'll put upgrade arrows next to items that are better for your current spec, but not for other specs.)
This feature has no effect on the WoW 7.0 live realms.
If you don't like this, and would rather go back to the old behavior, uncheck "Show bag upgrade advisor" on Pawn's Options tab.

Developer features

These features are primarily useful for people developing guides and simulators.

Pawn scale tags, used with the Import and Export feature on the Scale tab, can now specify a class and spec, such as "Class=Mage, Spec=1".
The spec number in the scale tag is the order in which it displays in the UI. (That spec number is also used internally by the game in a variety of situations.) For example, the specs appear as Arcane, Fire, Frost in the Mage UI, so Arcane is 1, Fire is 2, and Frost is 3.
When class and spec are included in a scale tag, Pawn will automatically add the appropriate list of unusable item types to the scale without having to painstakingly list them all out in the scale tag (IsPolearm = -10000000, etc.).
When scales that have a class and spec associated with them are exported, the resulting scale tag will be smaller than in previous versions. Importing those scales into old versions of Pawn will mostly work okay, but old versions of Pawn will ignore Class and Spec, so there will be subtle differences.

Version 2.1

Pawn's default stat weights now come from Ask Mr. Robot! The existing Wowhead placeholder scales have been removed, and the Ask Mr. Robot scales work automatically in the same was as the previous placeholders, but now have more appropriate and helpful advice for each specialization.
If you'd like advice for more than one spec at once, switch to Manual mode on the Scales tab, and then you can show and hide additional scales from there.
You may notice that items in your bags or bank that weren't upgrades before version 2.1 are now showing up as upgrades—that's to be expected, as some of the new stat weights in this version are vastly different than before.
In the English version, the Values tab has been renamed to Weights, to better match the generally accepted terminology.
The item level display on the Compare tab will no longer show the difference between the two levels ("+15" etc.). I'm hoping that this makes it clearer that the item level isn't used in calculations.
Pawn will no longer add orange diamonds to special effects that it doesn't understand on items. I felt that in modern versions of Pawn, those were just clutter, and didn't really provide useful information.
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Unread 12-06-10, 08:42 PM  
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Awesome! Thank you!
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Yeah, right now there isn't an option to control that. I'll probably add one in the next version. If you like, you can remove that border-coloring feature if you open up Pawn.lua and delete this line from it:

if UpgradeInfo then Tooltip:SetBackdropBorderColor(0, 1, 0) else Tooltip:SetBackdropBorderColor(1, 1, 1) end

Pawn won't change the border color anymore once that line is gone and you reload your UI.
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VgerAN, Your latest version of pawn is breaking my ToolTips in TukUI. It's causing tooltips which used to be colored based on their quality (the border) to now just be white for everything.
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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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