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Warlords of Draenor Pre-Patch (6.0.2)
Updated:10-18-14 12:08 AM
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Version: 1.9.2
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!)

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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 1.9.2

Continued changes to the starter scales and translations.

Version 1.9.1

Bonus armor is now listed as a separate stat from base armor and can be given a value independently.
Significantly increased the value of armor and bonus armor in the tank starter scales.
Fixed a harmless error where a message about #(Item1.UnknownLines) could appear in the chat log when using the Compare tab.
Fixed a harmless error where a message about being unable to parse the item link could appear in the chat log when hovering over a caged battle pet.

Version 1.9

Updated for WoW 6.0 and Warlords of Draenor. Many features have changed in some way as a result of item changes in patch 6.0.
I updated the visuals for the Pawn UI to be a little more warlordy.
A new set of starter scales have been added for all classes and specs. You can use these scales as you would the old Wowhead scales, and you can also customize them to your heart's content.
The Wowhead scales have been disabled since they haven't been updated for patch 6.0 and would do more harm than good.
The values of Pawn's default scale have changed to be a more appropriate starting point for WoW 6.0.
New stats are recognized and can be assigned values on the Values tab: Bonus Armor, Multistrike, Versatility, Movement Speed, Leech, Avoidance, Indestructible.
Obsolete stats (hit, etc.) are removed from your scales upon logging in, and have been removed from the UI.
All of the new Taladite gems in Warlords of Draenor are now in Pawn's database.
The changes to stats on pre-Draenor gems in Pawn's database have been taken into account for purposes of gem recommendations. (I anticipate that I'll need to do another update of gem stats before the expansion hits.)
A new option has been added, on by default: "Ignore sockets on low-level items." When this option is enabled, Pawn will ignore sockets when calculating values of low-level items (currently, any item below level 463), so they won't have inflated values when Pawn determines upgrades.
Pawn's calculations for item values no longer take reforging potential into account since that feature is gone from the game.
All code for Pawn's Reforge Advisor feature has been removed.
Changed the way that information about your best items for purposes of determining upgrades is stored and processed. (I now use item links instead of item IDs, since in Warlords of Draenor, a mythic version of one item and the raid finder version of the same item might have the same ID but a different bonus suffix.)
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VgerAN
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Just a note, I may end up bringing it back for the inspect window. I just noticed in Well of Eternity last night while deciding how scared I should be of my tank that I don't have a way to see how poorly geared my groupmates are now.
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Originally Posted by VgerAN
Yeah, I removed those a couple versions ago when you're on 4.3 realms, and entirely in the latest version since 4.3 is live. This information is available on your character sheet now, even without Pawn. The "epic gear level" number isn't really relevant anymore I think because Blizzard seems to treat item rarity different than they used to. (In Wrath, blue 200s and epic 200s both existed, and the epic 200s were definitely stronger, and contributed more toward vehicle scaling in Wintergrasp and Ulduar. In Cataclysm there are no epic 346s or blue 353s; there seems to just be the one item level number. It's nicer and simpler.)
thank you VgerAN. what an awesome addon!
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Yeah, I removed those a couple versions ago when you're on 4.3 realms, and entirely in the latest version since 4.3 is live. This information is available on your character sheet now, even without Pawn. The "epic gear level" number isn't really relevant anymore I think because Blizzard seems to treat item rarity different than they used to. (In Wrath, blue 200s and epic 200s both existed, and the epic 200s were definitely stronger, and contributed more toward vehicle scaling in Wintergrasp and Ulduar. In Cataclysm there are no epic 346s or blue 353s; there seems to just be the one item level number. It's nicer and simpler.)
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Question new version of pawn

i don't see 'average item level' or 'epic gear level' when hovering over the pawn icon on the character screen. were these removed?
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Current is as the item currently is (after gems, enchantments, enchantment-like things such as armor kits, and reforging). Base is after the item has been modified using the suggestions from Pawn's advisors (so using the "proper" gems and reforging, but without any enchantments).

Base is the one you want to pay attention to most of the time at endgame; the current value is only useful in a few specific cases, like to determine whether you want to upgrade to a new item right away before it's gemmed or reforged.
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Unread 10-13-11, 09:00 PM  
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"show both current and base values"

so base would be without gems or enchantments, right?

i just noticed that gear with armor kits applied don't get recognized as having a base level that is less because of the armor kit.


love the addon! i have been using it for so long, thank you for all your hard work!
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Yeah, someone (maybe you :-P) suggested Ask Mr. Robot scales too. I should really get around to checking them out. Maybe during one of the graveyard runs in my first Firelands fail-raid...

One thing I could easily do is make the window that pops up when you click Copy on a scale start with the existing scale's name pre-selected. That would make it easier to make a bunch of similar scales.
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Originally posted by VgerAN
No, there's no way to sort them any other way than alphabetically right now.
The trick I use is to number my scales or use something like P-D1 (paladin dps scale 1). I can manually re-order them by changing that value.
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Unread 06-24-11, 11:27 AM  
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Still loving the mod VgerAN!

As a suggestion for the scales, could you consider importing the askmrrobot.com scales? I've found those scales are much better than the default ones and tend to be updated much quicker (for many classes/specs at least).

On a related note, I've found the best way to handle stat caps is to just create several scales for the caps. For example, You want to be exactly at 8% hit and 26 expertise. After reforging and gemming, you can get to that exact point, but when evaluating gear you really need to make an informed decision on both sides. The tool tips get long, but I have found adding multiple scales to be ideal. For example, my paladin has the following scales (from the askmrrobot scale):

( Pawn: v1: "P-D1 4.1 Hit<8 Exp<6.5 ": HitRating=1.55, ExpertiseRating=1.30, MasteryRating=1.13, Strength=2.33, Ap=1, CritRating=0.98, HasteRating=0.79, Speed=18.848, Dps=9 )
( Pawn: v1: "P-D1 4.1 Hit<8 Exp>6.5 ": HitRating=1.55, ExpertiseRating=0.00, MasteryRating=1.13, Strength=2.33, Ap=1, CritRating=0.98, HasteRating=0.79, Speed=18.848, Dps=9 )
( Pawn: v1: "P-D2 4.1 Hit<17 Exp<6.5 ": HitRating=0.22, ExpertiseRating=1.30, MasteryRating=1.13, Strength=2.33, Ap=1, CritRating=0.98, HasteRating=0.79, Speed=18.848, Dps=9 )
( Pawn: v1: "P-D3 4.1 Hit>17 Exp<6.5 ": HitRating=0.00, ExpertiseRating=1.30, MasteryRating=1.13, Strength=2.33, Ap=1, CritRating=0.98, HasteRating=0.79, Speed=18.848, Dps=9 )
( Pawn: v1: "P-D4 4.1 Hit<17 Exp>6.5 ": HitRating=0.22, ExpertiseRating=0.00, MasteryRating=1.13, Strength=2.33, Ap=1, CritRating=0.98, HasteRating=0.79, Speed=18.848, Dps=9 )
( Pawn: v1: "P-D5 4.1 Hit>17 Exp>6.5 ": HitRating=0.00, ExpertiseRating=0.00, MasteryRating=1.13, Strength=2.33, Ap=1, CritRating=0.98, HasteRating=0.79, Speed=18.848, Dps=9 )

It would be awesome to auto-generate these scales (I know it is an often requested feature, but maybe a quick way would be to just have quick clone button similar to copy that would append the various levels cap<x text).
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Yeah, you'll either need to disable skinning, or if you don't care about Pawn's suggestions, its feelings will not be hurt if you uncheck the option for the socketing advisor on Pawn's options tab.
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I think this may be a skinning issue with ElvUI, but I'm not entirely sure.. thought I would ask though just in case.

The Pawn advice window covers up the socketing button. Is there anything you can do, or do I need to just disable the skinning for this window? If I need to disable the skinning for that window, it's cool as I can live with it.

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No, there's no way to sort them any other way than alphabetically right now.
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Is it possible to sort default (Wowhead) scales? I'm mainly a shadow and want it above the healing-weight (discipline).

(I don't want to copy them because then they won't update with Pawn update, and default ones can't be renamed)
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Caps in stat weights are a common request, and a long-term goal. There are other features that I need to build before I can make that happen.
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Not sure if this has been mentioned already, but I'm getting reforge advisories for stats that are already capped at my level. Is it possible for introduce capped weights for stats into the add-on?
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