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Version: 2.2
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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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 2.2

Includes fixes for compatibility with WoW patch 7.2.
Pawn will now highlight relics that are an item level upgrade to one or more of your artifacts. Note that this upgrade feature is completely separate from Pawn's existing upgrade features—it's based on item level increase, not stats, and your custom scales are not used in any way.
This feature won't work until after you shift-right-click your artifacts. You only have to do that once (for each artifact) after upgrading to Pawn 2.2.
This feature will work for all of your artifacts regardless of which spec you're in.
Top-tier players who want to min/max specific artifact traits rather than focusing purely on their artifact's item level may want to turn this feature off—see Pawn's Options tab to do so.
Pawn will now suggest the cheap 100-stat gems on more items.
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Unread 03-14-17, 07:04 PM  
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Re: Re: Mini feature suggestion - use current values while leveling

Originally Posted by VgerAN
Hi! Thanks for the suggestion and the comments. I'll definitely take it under advisement!
Awesome, glad to be of help if I can

I tweaked the change a bit -- for some reason the re-scan doesn't seem to always happen automatically.

I added this change (although "hack" is more accurate) to force re-scan periodically; certain it could be done better.

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git diff -w ../Pawn/
diff --git a/Pawn/Pawn.lua b/Pawn/Pawn.lua
index f7e8152..fc924c5 100644
--- a/Pawn/Pawn.lua
+++ b/Pawn/Pawn.lua
@@ -1325,6 +1325,7 @@ function PawnGetAllItemValues(Item, ItemLevel, SocketBonus, UnenchantedItem, Une
        return ItemValues
 end
 
+local last_time = GetTime()
 -- Adds an array of item values to a tooltip, handling formatting options.
 -- Parameters: Tooltip, ItemValues, UpgradeInfo, BestItemFor, SecondBestItemFor, InvType, OnlyFirstValue
 --     Tooltip: The tooltip to annotate.  (Not a name.)
@@ -1342,6 +1343,13 @@ function PawnAddValuesToTooltip(Tooltip, ItemValues, UpgradeInfo, BestItemFor, S
        end
        if not ItemValues then return end
 
+       --Re-scan every 5 seconds to ensure new gear is added correctly.
+       local current_time = GetTime()
+       if current_time > last_time+5 then
+           last_time = current_time
+           PawnUIFrame_ResetUpgradesButton_OnClick()
+       end
+
        -- Loop through all of the item value subtables.
        local _, _, ClassID = UnitClass("player")
        local Entry, _
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Re: Mini feature suggestion - use current values while leveling

Hi! Thanks for the suggestion and the comments. I'll definitely take it under advisement!
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Mini feature suggestion - use current values while leveling

Much appreciated for your hard work VgerAN. I wanted to make a couple small changes in the addon and ended up digging into your code for several hours. Pawn is much more complicated than most people think and I now have a deep respect for all you have done for the community.

Anyway, I made a small change to show current values (instead of base values) for items while leveling. Hoping you will want to incorporate something like this i your code.


Code:
diff --git a/Pawn/Pawn.lua b/Pawn/Pawn.lua
index 00fe901..f7e8152 100644
--- a/Pawn/Pawn.lua
+++ b/Pawn/Pawn.lua
@@ -419,6 +419,11 @@ function PawnInitialize()
                PawnRecalculateScaleTotal(ScaleName)
        end
        
+       -- Reset/Rebuilds the best items, and tool tip during init phase
+       PawnClearCache()
+       PawnInvalidateBestItems()
+       PawnResetTooltips()
+
 end
 
 function PawnOnLogout()
@@ -2304,6 +2309,9 @@ end
 --             WasUpgraded - True if the item was upgraded while being "unenchanted."  (Always false if "ignore valor and baleful upgrades" is off.)
 -- (But if EvenIfNotEnchanted is true, the item link will be processed even if the item wasn't enchanted.)
 function PawnUnenchantItemLink(ItemLink, EvenIfNotEnchanted)
+    if UnitLevel("player") ~=  GetMaxPlayerLevel() then
+        return ItemLink
+    end
        local TrimmedItemLink = PawnStripLeftOfItemLink(ItemLink)
        local Pos, _, ItemID, EnchantID, GemID1, GemID2, GemID3, GemID4, SuffixID, MoreInfo, ViewAtLevel, SpecializationID, UpgradeLevel1, Difficulty, NumBonusIDs, BonusID1, BonusID2, BonusID3, BonusID4, BonusID5, BonusID6, BonusID7, BonusID8 = strfind(TrimmedItemLink, "^item:(%-?%d+):?(%d*):?(%d*):?(%d*):?(%d*):?(%d*):?(%-?%d*):?(%-?%d*):?(%d*):?(%d*):?(%d*):?(%d*):?(%d*):?(%d*):?(%d*):?(%d*):?(%d*):?(%d*):?(%d*):?(%d*):?(%d*)")
        -- Note: After the specified number of bonus IDs would be UpgradeLevel2, which could be the level at which the item was acquired for timewarped items, or
The idea behind this chage is that PawnUnenchantItemLink returns the current item when called while you are leveling. (Thus comparing the current item - which is often better than the initial items once an expansion comes out thanks to raiding enhancements). Coupled with track each scale enabled, this met my needs perfectly.

Also, it includes some logic to force the cache/items/tooltip rebuild on init -- I found that without this the track-each-scale feature didn't show up on tool tips until after the first item change.
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Thanks for the feedback; detailed comments like yours are really helpful. My intent is indeed to remove that option+feature again when Legion launches. Think of the feature like this:

Checked (default): Compare your items as they are, and assume that you'll fully upgrade few or none of your items
Unchecked: Compare your items assuming that you will fully max out everything you get

When the option is turned off, that's designed as the more "hardcore" experience—the comparisons aren't valid if you're not going to farm up the Apexis shards and Valor to max out every item that you find. Do you feel that describes your playstyle? Upgraded and baleful items will still get compared as they are, in a normal and predictable way, with the option checked—the thing you'd lose out without the option to turn it off is that assumption that you'll fully max out every item. And I think that's only really valuable if you're stuck at level 100 and doing the Draenor raids repeatedly, which doesn't sound like you.

I did remove green, orange, and purple gems from the Gems tab for a few reasons: (1) a gem of those colors can only, at best, tie a red, green, or blue gem; (2) in Pawn 2.0 I did a lot of work to simplify Pawn for everyone at every level, and especially right now when secondary stats are weighted equally, having two-color gems in the UI made things overwhelming now that all sockets are prismatic, and (3) it's extremely time-consuming maintaining a large database of gems each expansion, and removing those saved me a ton of time.

For the record, I do enjoy leveling as well, and I only have one character (Vger, naturally) who I do anything with at max level. I definitely do intend Pawn to be useful at lower levels as well as the latest content.
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From the changelog:

Originally Posted by VgerAN
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.
Will Valor and Baleful upgrades go away when Legion launches?

I don't mean to sound rude, or angry, truly. I've mentioned before that I use your addon and find it valuable for *all* my toons, most of which are not at max level. You seem to be removing comparison options that are still valuable at lower levels, from color gem options (unless I misunderstood that) to this latest.

If your intention for this addon is to focus mostly/solely on max level content, please indicate that somehow. In which case I'd look for some other addon to help with choosing gear on my lower level toons. If your intention is for this to be more broadly useful across the spectrum of leveling up, please consider keeping these options available. I imagine that I'm not the only person who does *not* consider 'leveling' to be a race to the top, with every item under max level to be useless and completely disposable and unworthy of maxing out for any reason.
I actually find max content to be irritating, so far. Tho I admit, this is the first time I've *had* toons at max level.

Regardless, thank you for your work with the addon. I have found it incredibly useful so far.
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Hi! Sorry, it looks like you posted this comment on the wrong addon...? Pawn doesn't do anything relating to that.
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Is there going to be any way to automatically equip the cooking hat using an outfit now that it's been made a toy? Or any of the other "new" toy items?

Thank you.
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Sure; I'll keep it around if it looks like it'll still be useful for low-level casters. I turned it off by default because it confuses a lot of people, but removing it entirely probably won't save much further time or complexity right now.
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Originally Posted by VgerAN
Removing the option to have Pawn track both DW and 2H weapon upgrades. My understanding is that in Legion, there won't be any specs that are designed to work with both options except casters, and that's only through level 100. I believe we're getting our artifact weapons right at the beginning of Legion—there won't be any further weapon drops or quest rewards once you leave Draenor.
I don't know if it's possible, but keeping some of these options around would be welcome, since I have alts I'm leveling, and I use this to decide on rewards and such.

Not everyone runs exclusively end-game content. :/
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Removing the option to have Pawn track both DW and 2H weapon upgrades. My understanding is that in Legion, there won't be any specs that are designed to work with both options except casters, and that's only through level 100. I believe we're getting our artifact weapons right at the beginning of Legion—there won't be any further weapon drops or quest rewards once you leave Draenor.
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Originally Posted by VgerAN
You're probably not doing anything wrong. You can put the new 2H weapon into the Compare tab of Pawn's UI to see what Pawn thinks it's an upgrade of. My guess is that it doesn't know about any past 2H weapons you've held—clicking that reset button isn't the only thing that requires Pawn to recalculate things... updates to Pawn, vendoring an item that used to be one of your best, changing scale values, and a variety of other things can cause Pawn to lose information about past items.

Making sure that your best two-handed weapon is in an equipment set can help. Beyond that, there probably isn't much I can suggest. I will probably be removing that option in the next major version of Pawn since it won't be relevant anymore when Legion hits (since everyone will be using their artifacts).

Sorry!
Hmm. Removing which option? And I haven't been following the buzz about Legion that hard, but will people have artifacts from the very beginning? I had thought (perhaps wrongly) that it was something we had to work up to.
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You're probably not doing anything wrong. You can put the new 2H weapon into the Compare tab of Pawn's UI to see what Pawn thinks it's an upgrade of. My guess is that it doesn't know about any past 2H weapons you've held—clicking that reset button isn't the only thing that requires Pawn to recalculate things... updates to Pawn, vendoring an item that used to be one of your best, changing scale values, and a variety of other things can cause Pawn to lose information about past items.

Making sure that your best two-handed weapon is in an equipment set can help. Beyond that, there probably isn't much I can suggest. I will probably be removing that option in the next major version of Pawn since it won't be relevant anymore when Legion hits (since everyone will be using their artifacts).

Sorry!
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Weird recommendations?

I got a low-level item in the salvage yard, and noticed that it claimed to be an upgrade. Now, it's a 2 handed weapon, and I'm currently wielding 2 one handers, but I've wielded better 2 handers since the last time I tried to reset the values. Here are two screenshots, one showing the upgrade (and what I'm currently using) and one showing my settings.

What am I doing wrong?

http://imgur.com/ZIRqK5E
http://imgur.com/QWBMWlT
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No problem; glad that helped. You can always reach me here if you have questions; for the fastest response you can also reach me on Facebook, and then I'll get a notification.
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Ah, very nice feature - once you know about it
Handy to be able to turn it off for a recently dinged alt without upgrade resources.

Thank you for replying.
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