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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 08-05-13, 02:31 PM  
Khisanth
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Hi,
Got this error when I log a new toon or now every 30 seconds with a fresh 90

Message: Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:1075: attempt to index global 'PawnWrathionUpgradeableItems' (a nil value)
Time: 08/05/13 22:30:09
Count: 12
Stack: [C]: ?
Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:1075: in function <Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:970>
(tail call): ?
Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:1258: in function `PawnUpdateTooltip'
Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:226: in function <Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:226>
[C]: in function `Outfitter_OrigSetBagItem'
Interface\AddOns\Outfitter\Outfitter.lua:7906: in function `SetBagItem'
Interface\FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:815: in function `ContainerFrameItemButton_OnEnter'
[string "*:OnEnter"]:1: in function <[string "*:OnEnter"]:1>

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Originally Posted by VgerAN
What's the name of the tooltip cleaner addon you use? I'll look into it sometime when I'm feeling more ambitious than I am at the moment.

Thanks for letting me know that deleting that SavedVariables file fixed things; I can suggest it to someone else in case they hit the same issue.
You're totally welcome! Thank you for the help!

I'm currently running ItemTooltipCleaner, and also ReforgeTooltip. In addition, Gearscore, Informant and idTip are running on at least some of my toons. I might disable all of those, since I don't think I check any of them. I admit I do run a ton of addons, probably mostly useless or cosmetic in nature.

Cheerio!

UPDATE: I disabled the tooltip addons and logged in. Pawn was still showing a usage of almost 4mb. If there's a memory leak/conflict with another addon, I'll have to keep looking.
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What's the name of the tooltip cleaner addon you use? I'll look into it sometime when I'm feeling more ambitious than I am at the moment.

Thanks for letting me know that deleting that SavedVariables file fixed things; I can suggest it to someone else in case they hit the same issue.
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Originally Posted by VgerAN
Thanks for the report. Over the months and years I've been trying to track down why that happens for some people with very little luck. For some reason some PCs load addons in a different order and I haven't been able to reproduce the problem myself so I don't have a way to work on it. You can try deleting this file:

World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\(account name)\(server)\(character)\SavedVariables\Pawn.lua

I don't really know why that would affect things but someone reported that it fixed the problem for them once. As far as memory usage goes, Pawn should take practically no memory, like 1-2 MB. Almost all of it is just saving some item stats and values in memory so that it works faster. The number might be a little higher right after you first log in, or temporarily after changing a scale or setting, if Pawn needs to recalculate things. If you want to see the "real" usage without waiting, you can run "/script collectgarbage()" and then check memory usage again. If you're seeing something higher than like 2-3 MB after running that command to clean up unused memory, something unusual is going on.
Clearing out the Saved Variable file definitely fixed the error. The scales seem a bit weird right now, but I'll double check to make sure I didn't mess something up. Currently Blood shows much higher than all other specs. Sometimes the others are set at 1 and Blood shows more than 150. Seems like an odd calculation, but I'm not very familiar with the class.

It's still showing 3.3-3.5 for the memory usage, even after the dump. Not sure what other addons might be interacting with it, although I do run a "tooltip cleaner" add-on to simplify the tooltips. That could be it.

Thanks for the help!
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Thanks for the report. Over the months and years I've been trying to track down why that happens for some people with very little luck. For some reason some PCs load addons in a different order and I haven't been able to reproduce the problem myself so I don't have a way to work on it. You can try deleting this file:

World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\(account name)\(server)\(character)\SavedVariables\Pawn.lua

I don't really know why that would affect things but someone reported that it fixed the problem for them once. As far as memory usage goes, Pawn should take practically no memory, like 1-2 MB. Almost all of it is just saving some item stats and values in memory so that it works faster. The number might be a little higher right after you first log in, or temporarily after changing a scale or setting, if Pawn needs to recalculate things. If you want to see the "real" usage without waiting, you can run "/script collectgarbage()" and then check memory usage again. If you're seeing something higher than like 2-3 MB after running that command to clean up unused memory, something unusual is going on.
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Error spam: Missing scales & options

Hey there...

Trouble with Pawn on my DK. When I mouseover an item, I get tons of spam in chat to the effect of...

ERROR: The per-character options for (character name-realm) are missing. The Pawn scale values for (spec) are missing.

I'm only using the wowhead scales. Also things seem to be working well on my rogue. I think other classes too. The scales do show up in the tooltip, but they're in the tens-of-thousands. Looks weird.

Let me know if I can give any more detail. Thanks for keeping the addon up to date!

Oh, and Pawn seems to be a bit of a memory hog. Anything I can do to reduce it's usage?

Thanks again!
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Originally Posted by VgerAN
Hi! Thanks for the report. Unfortunately those "tainted execution path" errors are misreported sometimes. I see new reports on Altoholic (http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/altoholic) and Auctionator (http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/auctionator?page=2) with the same issue for JoinBattleground. It doesn't look like you use either of those addons; do any of the addons you use interact with PVP/battlegrounds or maybe track when you queue?
This post and following to the end of that thread (you can ignore the posts above it) describes the issue and possible workarounds.

Unfortunately it's another problem with dropdown menus in the long string of taint issues over the years.
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Hi! Thanks for the report. Unfortunately those "tainted execution path" errors are misreported sometimes. I see new reports on Altoholic (http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/altoholic) and Auctionator (http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/auctionator?page=2) with the same issue for JoinBattleground. It doesn't look like you use either of those addons; do any of the addons you use interact with PVP/battlegrounds or maybe track when you queue?
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Error

Hello,
Just wanted to share that I receive an error randomly when I click to join a battleground.

This is the error I receive:
Code:
Date: 2013-04-24 21:08:11
ID: 1
Error occured in: AddOn: Pawn
Count: 1
Message: Error: AddOn Pawn attempted to call a forbidden function (JoinBattlefield()) from a tainted execution path.
Debug:
   [C]: JoinBattlefield()
   Blizzard_PVPUI\Blizzard_PVPUI.lua:469: HonorFrame_Queue()
   [string "*:OnClick"]:2:
      [string "*:OnClick"]:1
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VgerAN
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Hi! Shift-click the mage scales (or click them and then uncheck "show this scale in tooltips" at the bottom of the list) to get rid of them. If you only care about one or two monk specs you can get rid of those the same way.
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Pawn shows mage values for my monk.

@VgerAN - Thanks! I was blind not to notice the checkbox at the bottom and "Show scale in tooltip". I looked all over inside options tabs and not at the main screen That was a great tip, I already removed unneeded scales from my other characters as well, which I had no idea that it was doable untill now..

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Hi, my monk is 30 atm and at some point I've noticed that Pawn shows values for all 3 Mage specs in tooltip along with Monk specs. I've searched options and I can't see way to detach mage scales from tooltip. Here's what it looks like.
And just in case you might wonder, the character IS a monk, not mage
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Ah, good call; thanks! I don't think that French has received as much testing as some other languages, so let me know here, on Curse, or on Facebook if you run into any issues (namely the (?) symbol appearing on items next to perfectly normal stats), and I'll make sure that I or the French translator gets it fixed up.
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Unread 02-02-13, 04:09 AM  
Khisanth
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Thanks a lot for this addon It is really helpful.

Can you please edit your descritpion on wowinterface. As a french player I waited a long time for a release of PawnFR before noticing it was removed and you now officially support french client on your Cusre page.

Thanks in advance.
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Glad you like it! Thanks for the bug report—I didn't even know you could right-click items to reforge them. Got it fixed in Pawn 1.8.2.
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Unread 01-28-13, 03:11 PM  
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VgerAN, thanks again for such an amazing addon. works wonderful with ask mr. robot, of course, or any stat weighting app. like you said, just make your own custom scales (input your own data), very simple.

i have noticed a small issue when reforging - i tend to right-click the item i have equipped to transfer to the reforge UI. unfortunately pawn's reforging advisor doesn't show up. it does when i left click and drag the item to the open slot. not a big deal at all. just something i noticed.

thanks again!
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