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Pawn  Updated less than 3 days ago!  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 2.1.9
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 2.1.9

Performance enhancements based on suggestions from rowaasr13 of Garrison Mission Manager.
Pawn's Bag Upgrade Advisor will no longer show green arrows on items in your bags that aren't equippable yet because you don't meet the level requirement. (You'll still see them if you hover over the item.)
Added support for the comparison tooltips that appear when holding Shift over the point-of-interest icon for a world quest that rewards an equippable item.
The "compare item left" and "compare item right" keybinds now work on world quest rewards.

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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I'm playing a warlock, under MyName's scale, i have the Warlock: affliction, demonology, and destructions scales, all are obviously "Show scale in tooltips" selected. Pawn shows no errors, this is the first time i've installed it on this fresh install of wow so it's not a conflict of an old addon, and it also doesn't work when pawn is the only addon enabled .
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Originally posted by willgk
Hrm, for some reason Pawn is not showing the scales on my tooltips, any ideas?
* Do you have any scales enabled for that character? (You should have at least two enabled by default after upgrading to Pawn 1.3)
* Do you have interface errors enabled? Does Pawn hit any errors?
* Have you tried playing with only Pawn enabled and no other mods?
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Hrm, for some reason Pawn is not showing the scales on my tooltips, any ideas?
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Originally posted by VgerAN
Did that reduce Pawn's memory usage to the level you were expecting?
Absolutely. It's back down to about 500kb. Which is where is sat before. Thanks again!
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Originally posted by boomboom
Thanks! This worked great.

I didn't really need the wowhead scales, as I us my own.
Did that reduce Pawn's memory usage to the level you were expecting?
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Originally posted by VgerAN
You could delete the Wowhead.lua file; that might cut it down a bit. (I tested this at one point; Pawn should still work fine if that file is missing.) Pawn uses memory for two things, primarily: holding your scales, and caching data so that it doesn't have to recalculate things as often. Removing the Wowhead scales will reduce the memory used by both of those things. Without the cache, though, Pawn would take up more of your processor's time, which is way, way worse than taking up a tenth of a percent of your computer's memory.
Thanks! This worked great.

I didn't really need the wowhead scales, as I us my own.
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I have observed a few times a problem where the gems on the Gems tab no longer get hover effects, but I haven't noticed any problems with the scales list before. Both of those are scrollable regions; perhaps that fact and/or the fact that you were in combat are related.
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Re: Re: Can't click on scales, Pawn 1.3

Originally posted by VgerAN
I had one other person report this during the beta, but I wasn't able to reproduce it. Do you have any other related mods running, or do you get any errors? Right now I don't have much of anything to go on.
It is now working as expected. I too have no idea what caused the earlier issue. No errors were tossed. The addons that I have with functions that relate to Pawn are pretty standard fair.

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I was in the middle of a raid when the clicking issue occurred. Not in combat, but still in a raid zone. I'll keep a look out and post if the issue returns.

Thanks for the addon!
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Re: Can't click on scales, Pawn 1.3

Originally posted by xythian
Anybody else not able to click on Pawn scales in 1.3? I have 4 custom scales but can not select them (or any other scales). The scale at the top of the list is selected by default and I can't choose any others.
I had one other person report this during the beta, but I wasn't able to reproduce it. Do you have any other related mods running, or do you get any errors? Right now I don't have much of anything to go on.
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Can't click on scales, Pawn 1.3

Anybody else not able to click on Pawn scales in 1.3? I have 4 custom scales but can not select them (or any other scales). The scale at the top of the list is selected by default and I can't choose any others.
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Originally posted by boomboom
As I like keeping my mods memory minimal, and I love Pawn, is there a way to get it down a little bit? [/b]
You could delete the Wowhead.lua file; that might cut it down a bit. (I tested this at one point; Pawn should still work fine if that file is missing.) Pawn uses memory for two things, primarily: holding your scales, and caching data so that it doesn't have to recalculate things as often. Removing the Wowhead scales will reduce the memory used by both of those things. Without the cache, though, Pawn would take up more of your processor's time, which is way, way worse than taking up a tenth of a percent of your computer's memory.
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Originally posted by siema_co
For some weird reason my Pawn doesn't save any settings.
I did full reset (cleared all Pawn files and folders both from Interface and WTF) with no effect.
Probably a dumb question, but did you close down WoW and restart it when updating Pawn, or did you just /reload or log out and back in?
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Originally posted by VgerAN
It is holding on to a lot more data than it used to now that there are about two dozen more scales that come with it by default and all scales from all your characters are available. I'd be pretty surprised if it was taking up a significant amount of memory, though; the highest I've seen is 2-3 MB. What are you seeing?
About 2. It was just very, very jarring to see that much of an increase in what had previously been a pretty small mod.

As I like keeping my mods memory minimal, and I love Pawn, is there a way to get it down a little bit?
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For some weird reason my Pawn doesn't save any settings.
I did full reset (cleared all Pawn files and folders both from Interface and WTF) with no effect.
The only file it creates on disk is in character's SavedVariables with
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PawnOptions = {
	["LastPlayerFullName"] = "Garaddon-Burning Legion",
	["LastKeybindingsSet"] = 1,
}
No saved config file in account SavedVariables.
Other addnos are working fine, so it's not a filesystem/permissions issue.
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It is holding on to a lot more data than it used to now that there are about two dozen more scales that come with it by default and all scales from all your characters are available. I'd be pretty surprised if it was taking up a significant amount of memory, though; the highest I've seen is 2-3 MB. What are you seeing?
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