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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!)

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 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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Unread 02-08-14, 09:58 AM  
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Yes it does. Thanks very much.
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Hi! For purposes of deciding which item is best for a slot, and upgrades versus that item, Pawn will only scan your currently-equipped items and items that you have in equipment sets. Beyond those items, it will also remember the best thing that you've equipped since the last time something changed that invalidated the score (such as by changing the values in the weight scale).

So, if there are items in your bank that you don't want considered,

(1) If they're in one of your character's equipment sets (for easy withdrawal, for example), then there isn't currently any way to get Pawn to stop thinking about those items.

(2) If they're just something you've worn before but you swapped them out, the "Re-scan gear" button on the Options page will make Pawn forget about them until the next time you equip them.

I hope that helps!
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I'd like it if we had the option to consider things in on our character and/or bags only, and exclude the bank. This would enable us to rate gear without heirlooms screwing everything thing up (because while leveling they are almost always the best gear). And it would give us a place to store other gear that we might not want to have considered.
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Originally Posted by luckton
Is there a way to turn off item level consideration in the calculations?
Item level is shown on the Compare tab if the two items have different item levels, but it's never taken into account when calculating anything.
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Is there a way to turn off item level consideration in the calculations?
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Did you try to install updates to addons and then just log out and back in or do a /reload? You need to close WoW and restart it so that WoW will pick up all of the latest files.
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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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  AucStatSales, v5.16.5405.5376(5.16/embedded)
  AucStatSimple, v5.16.5405 (MousyMulgara)
  AucStatStdDev, v5.16.5405 (MousyMulgara)
  AucStatWOWEcon, v5.16.5405.5323(5.16/embedded)
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  AucUtilAppraiser, v5.16.5405.5393(5.16/embedded)
  AucUtilAskPrice, v5.16.5405.5347(5.16/embedded)
  AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.16.5405.5392(5.16/embedded)
  AucUtilCompactUI, v5.16.5405.5400(5.16/embedded)
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  AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.16.5405.5388(5.16/embedded)
  AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.16.5405.4828(5.16/embedded)
  Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.332(/embedded)
  BeanCounter, v5.16.5405 (MousyMulgara)
  Configator, v5.1.DEV.344(/embedded)
  DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.337(/embedded)
  ElvUI, v5.99
  ElvUIAddOnSkins, v1.24
  Enchantrix, v5.16.5405 (MousyMulgara)
  EnchantrixBarker, v5.16.5405 (MousyMulgara)
  Informant, v5.16.5405 (MousyMulgara)
  LibExtraTip, v5.12.DEV.350(/embedded)
  Pawn, v1.8.4
  SlideBar, v5.16.5405 (MousyMulgara)
  Stubby, v5.16.5405 (MousyMulgara)
  TipHelper, v5.12.DEV.343(/embedded)
  BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v5.2.0.50200 <us>
  (ck=78c)
Keep up the great work, love the addon!
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