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Version: 2.0.14
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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!)

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 2.0.14

The previous version of Pawn fixed Latin American Spanish while breaking European Spanish. This version should hopefully work for both. (There's a new difference in the way that numbers are displayed between the two versions of WoW that I wasn't aware of previously. Sorry!)

Version 2.0.13

Hopefully fixed a problem when Pawn is used in Spanish where stats 1,000 and up would be massively undervalued.
When choosing between relics as quest rewards, Pawn's Quest Upgrade Advisor will now show the same (?) icon that it does for trinkets, instead of showing you which one to choose to vendor.

Version 2.0.12

Pawn's Quest Upgrade Advisor will now also help you identify upgrades rewarded by world quests.

Version 2.0.11

Updated the values of Broken Isles gems again after the recent hotfix. FFS, Blizzard.

Version 2.0.10

The "ignore gems while leveling" feature will now ignore sockets on items below ilvl 800.
Made a small tweak to work around a problem that was reported where an error occurred when trying to sell a battle pet.

Version 2.0.9

Updated the values of Broken Isles gems. Pawn will no longer vastly overvalue sockets on Broken Isles gear.

Version 2.0.8

Fixes to the French translation.

Version 2.0.7

Fixed a problem that could occur on some new items where Pawn would display an error message about not expecting an item with 5 bonus IDs.
Minor update to the Simplified Chinese translation.

Version 2.0.6

Fixed a problem where one-handed weapons could show up as huge upgrades for characters who can't dual-wield. (They were being compared against the character's off-hand frill item or shield.)
Updated Korean translation.

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

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.

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 01-04-08, 07:08 AM  
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hey

Nice addon, where can i find scale made by more experienced players than me?:P
i'd like to find some class based pvp and pve scales
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Howdy. You can check out the "sample scales" file that comes with Pawn (a better version comes with 0.7.3). Also, there's a forum with a lot of user-contributed scales here:

http://pawnmod.trenchrats.com/
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That could be interesting, would be to sample your current gear to determine the scale of what you are wearing if it was your ideal gear. For example, for a Leotheras demon phase tanking gear (as a warrior) you want to balance stamina and fire resist, but you only need so much FR to reach the cap, so the relative value of FR vs stamina changes:
stamina: 740
+hp: 150 (~= 13.63 stam with BoK)
stam total: 754 * 2/3 = 503
FR: 339 (reaches the cap with improved MotW)

so the current scale with those two stats is
stam: (503+339)/754 = 1.67
FR: (503+339)/339 = 2.48

With that scale, you can go through any stam heavy or FR heavy items to see if it serves the scale better, reevaluate the resist cap and the scale (post-optimisation process), and try other items.

Another current gear analysis with 3 stats could add the next highest stat in term of item budget (any rating or stat or resist is worth 1, mp5 is worth 2.5, etc).

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So what implementing this would imply (beside UI)?
-scan the current gear with item budget array
-merge similar stats (stam with +Health). Maybe more advanced merging would be included, agi/str to AP, or user defined, to account ratio changing buffs, like BoK (modify str/agi/ap/crit rating, and spell crit vs int to some extent)
-sort the stats
-define a scale with the top X (number supplied by the user) merged stats

That's it, that is the feature I am talking about. It would also be useful to discuss your current stat distribution with your current gear instead of talking about your ideally designed stats scale.

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I would like to know the feel of the developper about this. Any interest in developping this or letting me doing it in the mod or as a sister mod, or something else entirely.
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Thanks for the suggestion. After reading your post I'm not sure that I really have a good idea of what you're requesting, but it doesn't really sound like Pawn is what you want. One of the core design tenets of Pawn is that the value for a given item never changes if the scale doesn't change, regardless of what level you are, what class you are, or who's looking at it. It sounds like your idea makes the value of items change depending on what other items you have, or have equipped.
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The idea is to provide a tool to define scales quickly based on what you wear now. In that, it agrees with the design tenet that an item's value is only defined by the scale. The product of the tool is a scale, used like any scale defined by a user.


The stats merging part may be the cause of the confusion, but it is not the core of the idea. You could forget it altogether and the concept and the basic implementation would the same.


Conceptually, the idea is to generate a figerprint (or histogram or profile) of your gear that you can compare to other scales so see how much and in which way gear set are different. Every scale generated agrees completely with a gear setup, you compare two scales to see how they disagree, so in a way, you compare two gear setup.
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Okay, I think I have somewhat of a better picture of what you're asking for now. Most likely the next thing I'll be working on in Pawn is a way to have Pawn read through all of the gear that you're wearing and produce totals, so if you decide you want to write an add-on like this, that should make it easier.
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I really do like this mod, and constantly rely on the stats given and then make an educated choice. However, seeing as how PvP gear and PvE gear are designed for two different play styles, would it be prudent to have a Pawn value defined by the given PvP or PvE gear?

I guess what I'm trying to find out is, if I'm wearing gear that is PvE oriented and I'm checking out someone's Gladiator gear, the Pawn value is usually higher than what I'm wearing. This value may be askewed, however, in light that higher stamina may not be a suitable substitute for the loss of obviously PvE bonuses (which aren't on PvP gear, notably caster).

Am I making any sense here?
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Yeah. Sounds like you want a second scale. For example, as a shaman, in my PVP scale, I value stamina at 1.5, but in my PVE scale, I value it at .7 or .8 or so. Along the same lines, my PVE scale values MP5 at 3.75, but my PVP scale values it at 1. (I may increase that a bit as 11,000 mana doesn't last very long against a priest's drain, and it would be nice to have mana after the first minute of the battle. ) I also have a third "hybrid" scale for when I'm just soloing, and a fourth "elemental" scale for if I ever decide to respec. Pawn shows all four values on items I come across, so I can easily see that the weapon that just dropped would be an upgrade for PVP for not for PVE.

You can create a second scale by clicking the "New empty" or "New default" button. Or, if you want to use your current scale as a starting point, there's no Copy button (I'll add one someday), but you can achieve the same effect by exporting the scale, then renaming it, and then importing the scale tag. Then, when you set values for stats, just make sure that you've chosen the scale you want to work with first. If you give them different colors, it can be easier to tell them apart at a glance.

Hope that helps!
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Is there a scale for each class available, or would that have to be custom made from scratch? I'd be interested in finding a rating for each class.

Also, a "copy" feature would be very nice.
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For premade scales, check out the unofficial forums here:

http://pawnmod.trenchrats.com/

Also, for certain classes, check out the "sample scales" document that comes with Pawn. It seems to me that melee DPS classes are the luckiest; I know of a lot of common valuation systems, like various forms of AEP, and Emmerald's feral druid gear lists. I don't know of any commonly-accepted valuation systems for casters, so if you're a caster, the forums are probably your best bet, and you'll probably want to do some tweaking from there.

You'll probably find yourself wanting to tweak any scale you find; unlike Warsong Gulch (shudder), premade is not always the best. Pawn will hopefully make that (sort of) easy for you.
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Originally posted by VgerAN
For premade scales, check out the unofficial forums here:

http://pawnmod.trenchrats.com/
I will try out the Frost-PvE build listed on the site. I'm not mathematically inclined enough to try and sort out appropriate values myself but I do like that someone has a reasonable idea of what end-game raiding stats might be. I'll give this a shot.
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Pawn 1.0 is out!

Pawn 1.0 has been released! It's a worthwhile upgrade for anyone who uses Pawn, especially if you're on a version earlier than 0.9.
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[BUG] Sockets counting Twice

When calculating unenchanted values, pawn counts the gem sockets twice if there are gems socketed.

Ex:

[Belt of the Black Eagle] gives 20 Stamina, I have socketed it with a [Brutal Tanzanite] for another 6 Stamina. My STA scale also has 6 points for blue sockets.

Enchanted value: 26. Unenchanted value: 32.


I also reported this in the trenchrats forum.
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Re: [BUG] Sockets counting Twice

Hmm, I'm playing around with Pawn and I haven't been able to reproduce any bug. I believe that the behavior you're seeing below is the new expected behavior for Pawn 0.9 and 1.0. Pawn is determining that the socket bonus on that item isn't worthwhile enough to justify putting a yellow gem in the yellow socket, so it's "using" blue gems instead. (In this case, 2x blue > blue + yellow + 3 agility.) Previous versions of Pawn weren't smart enough to notice situations where it's better to socket gems "incorrectly."

Does that make sense?


Originally posted by obuw
When calculating unenchanted values, pawn counts the gem sockets twice if there are gems socketed.

Ex:

[Belt of the Black Eagle] gives 20 Stamina, I have socketed it with a [Brutal Tanzanite] for another 6 Stamina. My STA scale also has 6 points for blue sockets.

Enchanted value: 26. Unenchanted value: 32.


I also reported this in the trenchrats forum.
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Re: Re: [BUG] Sockets counting Twice

Originally posted by VgerAN
Hmm, I'm playing around with Pawn and I haven't been able to reproduce any bug. I believe that the behavior you're seeing below is the new expected behavior for Pawn 0.9 and 1.0. Pawn is determining that the socket bonus on that item isn't worthwhile enough to justify putting a yellow gem in the yellow socket, so it's "using" blue gems instead. (In this case, 2x blue > blue + yellow + 3 agility.) Previous versions of Pawn weren't smart enough to notice situations where it's better to socket gems "incorrectly."

Does that make sense?
Ah yes, now it makes sense.

Well, wonderful. Problem is I would never socket a blue gem in a yellow slot since I'm dps. So it's being too clever for my taste.

I guess I'll just stick with ratingbuster for stamina values.
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