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

Version: 2.0.5
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 2.0.5

Pawn will now show "your best" and "your second best" on tooltips of equipped rings and dual-wielded weapons when using the default settings.
When the item on the left side of the Compare tab is better, its upgrade arrow will now be green like all other upgrade arrows in Pawn.

Version 2.0.4

By popular demand, the Ignore Valor and Baleful Upgrades option has returned. It's on by default, but you can turn it off to better compare new gear.
I'll wait to remove this option until Legion actually launches.
A few more translation updates for Russian.

Version 2.0.3

Made a hopefully-better fix for the problems on the Russian version of WoW.
Updated translation for Russian.

Version 2.0.2

Fixed a bug where one-handed weapons would appear to be upgrades for dual-wielding characters far too often.
Hopefully fixed a problem where numbers 1,000 and up were being calculated incorrectly in the Russian version of WoW.
Updated translations for Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.

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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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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