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Version: 1.8.11
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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 1.8.11

Made a tweak to make Pawn's Quest Advisor work better with ElvUI.
Updated Russian and German translations.

Version 1.8.10

The new Timeless, Flexible, Warforged, and Heroic Warforged items will no longer show a (?) next to those terms.

Version 1.8.10a

Actually including the right file this time so the fix described in the notes works.
New German translation updates.

Version 1.8.10b

New Russian and Simplified Chinese translation updates.

Version 1.8.9

Items that an Eye of the Black Prince can be applied to (Sha-Touched weapons from Heart of Fear and Terrace of Eternal Spring, Level 502 Blacksmithing weapons, and weapons that drop in Throne of Thunder) will be valued assuming that you add the socket to that weapon. Weapons from heroic scenarios and Siege of Orgrimmar will not. (Previously only Sha-Touched weapons were correctly being valued in this way.)
Made a few adjustments to try to better handle chest armor that is classified as "robes" by the game.
Minor changes for patch 5.4.

Version 1.8.8

Fixed some issues with upgrade displays showing incorrect information for wands.
Fixed some issues with upgrade displays showing incorrect information for characters that don't save healing gear but still have a healing scale enabled.

Version 1.8.7

Pawn will now no longer show any weapons other than daggers as upgrades for assassination rogues when using the default Wowhead scales.
Fixed a rare bug that could occur with quests such as Returned Sevenfold that include both a choice of rewards and some guaranteed rewards, where Pawn could incorrectly display upgrade symbols that were intended for the guaranteed rewards on the icons for the reward choices.
Fixed a problem that appears to be new for patch 5.3 where inspecting another player that you're not also targeting would not calculate an average item level for that player's equipment.

Version 1.8.6

Adjusted the values of PvP power and PvP resilience on MoP-quality gems to their new (halved) values.
Added Tense Imperial Amethyst.

Version 1.8.5

A few minor changes to work around a rare issue where Pawn would load files in a different order on some machines.

Version 1.8.4

Priests will no longer incorrectly see bows, crossbows, and guns as potential upgrades when using the built-in Wowhead scales.

Version 1.8.3

Sha-touched items from Heart of Fear and Terrace of Eternal Spring (all difficulties) will now always be valued (for base value) as if you've completed Wrathion's Chapter II questline and can add a prismatic socket to the item.
Added a Brailian Portuguese translation. Thanks maxmag!
Includes minor updates to the other translations.
Fixed a couple minor display issues on the Compare tab when one item had sockets and the other did not.
Thunderforged and Heroic Thunderforged items on the English PTR will no longer show (?) on their tooltips.

Version 1.8.2

Fixed a bug in average item level calculations when inspecting hunters. (Their ranged weapons were only getting counted for half the appropriate level.)
The Reforging Advisor will now also show up when you right-click an item while talking to an arcane reforger.

Version 1.8.1

This version of Pawn now includes French support, thanks to translation volunteers othor and Snuff, and an untested Traditional Chinese translation based on work by BNSSNB.
Reduced Pawn's memory usage by about 35% (at least on my PC) by optimizing the way translations are loaded. Pawn's memory usage should return to about where it was back when it was for a single language only.
Corrected a calculation problem where the Ghost Iron Dragonling trinket was undervalued because Pawn suggested Cataclysm cogwheels for it instead of Mists of Pandaria cogwheels. (Thanks durandal42!)
Fixed a minor problem that could occur when using the Compare tab if you used Pawn in the past (or on another computer), then stopped using it, then sold some of your best items, and then started using it again.

Version 1.8

This version of Pawn now works for German and Russian in addition to English. Big thanks to the translation volunteers Sandmahn and mgotovtsev! It also has an untested Simplified Chinese translation based on work by bigbamboo.
This version also contains a large number of changes to prepare for German, Russian, and more languages in the future.
Some now-unnecessary information that was being stored in Pawn's SavedVariables file will now be removed when logging out.
Reorganized the Options tab to make it a bit cleaner. Options for changing the digits of displayed precision for values and for controlling the visibility of (?) icons on tooltips were removed.
Changed a bunch of bits of text throughout Pawn.
Worked around a problem that occurred with Pawn annotations showing up on AtlasLoot items twice. (To show Pawn annotations on AtlasLoot items, click Options in AtlasLoot and then check Use GameTooltip.)
Added support for the Pyrium Weapon Chain and Living Steel Weapon Chain.
Crystals of Fear will now no longer improperly show (?) on their tooltips.
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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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"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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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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