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

Version: 2.0.4
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 2.0.4

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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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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