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Pawn  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 2.2.31
by: VgerAN [More]

Pawn helps you find upgrades for your gear and tell which of two items is better for your spec. Start with built-in advice from Ask Mr. Robot, or customize Pawn's stat weights to have it suggest items based on your favorite class guide or simulator. Pawn can help you decide whether it's better to use the cloak with 500 mastery or the one with 450 crit—whether you're just starting out, or you're an advanced player who plans out gear upgrades and regularly simulates and evaluates performance.

Language support

Pawn works with English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish (European and Latin American), Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. Unlike most addons, Pawn's language has to match the language you play WoW in.

Staying in touch

For fastest assistance with Pawn, 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.

Getting started

If you're new to Pawn, don't worry—Pawn will automatically set itself up to give you advice based on math done by the experts at Ask Mr. Robot. Just watch for Pawn's green arrows. If you decide you want to go further, there are a lot of ways that you can customize Pawn, by tracking multiple specs at once, importing custom stat weights, and more.

Found a bug?

If you think you might have found a bug, just leave a comment here. In addition to a description of the problem, please make sure to include: (1) the language that you use Pawn and WoW in, (2) the specific items that don't work as expected, and (3) your class and spec if you're using the built-in (not custom) stat weights. Screenshots are usually very helpful as well.

Version 2.2.31

Fixed a problem that occurred on the Spanish (EU) version of WoW (not the Mexico version or other languages) where items with 1,000 or more of a stat were being evaluated incorrectly.

Version 2.2.30

Includes new, updated stat weights for all classes and specs from Ask Mr. Robot's simulations to give you better, more accurate advice in raids.

Version 2.2.29

Fixes for Brazilian Portuguese.

Version 2.2.28

Pawn will no longer suggest weapon upgrades for mistweaver monks as if they could dual-wield.
Adjusted gem recommendations.

Version 2.2.27

Pawn's relic upgrade features are now disabled by default, and I plan to remove them entirely in a future version.

Version 2.2.26

Items with sockets will now be valued somewhat higher than before, to account for the new gems in Battle for Azeroth jewelcrafting.
Fixed a problem where sometimes you'd get an error when looking at items that your PC hadn't downloaded the stats for yet.

Version 2.2.25

Fixed some more issues with artifact weapon level comparisons (notably, comparing versus the surprisingly crappy weapons you get during the Battle for Lordaeron questline).
Fixed the average item level display on the Inspect window when hovering over the Pawn button.

Version 2.2.24

When comparing an artifact weapon with a non-artifact weapon, Pawn now just shows upgrade arrows based on the item's level. Artifact weapons are complicated, and this seemed like the most helpful and least confusing way to provide guidance.

Version 2.2.23

Fixed a bug where Pawn could skip one of your equipment sets when looking for your best-in-slot gear when the "upgrade comparisons: track for each scale" option was enabled.
Updated artwork.

Version 2.2.22

Pawn will no longer tell you that it's probably not worth your time putting gems in anything below ilvl 800. (I changed the threshold to 153, and I'll change it again when BfA launches.)
Pawn will now show upgrades for your artifact weapons (and off-hands) on all level 110+ characters.
More gem updates in preparation for the Battle for Azeroth jewelcrafting recipes.

Version 2.2.21

New default stat weights for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch 8.0 for all classes and specs!
Fixed some problems that occurred when the "Upgrade comparisons: Track for each scale" option was selected.

Version 2.2.20

More gem updates for the Battle for Azeroth item level squish.

Version 2.2.19

Updated for WoW 8.0 and the Battle for Azeroth item level squish. Due to item level changes, gem recommendations may be a little strange at lower levels; let me know if you see something that seems very wrong, and let me know which item and gem and the item levels of each.
Stat weights have not been updated since WoW 7.x. They're still the latest from Ask Mr. Robot; most likely it will take a couple of months to account for all of the expansion changes and produce reliable new stat weights.
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Unread 01-03-11, 05:43 AM  
Amemir
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Would it be possible to add an option to ignore slots that have heirloom items equipped? Mainly chest, shoulders, helm and back for the exp bonus.

Or is there a way this can be done currently?
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Unread 12-31-10, 04:43 PM  
VgerAN
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Did you see this when first accepting the quest? I'm aware of a bug that occurs when you're accepting the quest, but I'm not aware of any that occur when browsing the quest log or turning the quest in.
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Unread 12-31-10, 11:01 AM  
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Originally posted by VgerAN
Hmmm, I'm not seeing that; on my shaman I'm seeing plate items with coins in Vashj'ir (yes, I'm still in Vashj'ir, sigh) all the time. I AM seeing a problem where sometimes the first time you look at a quest the wrong items are highlighted, and hopefully I'll figure out what's going on there soon. Maybe that's what you're seeing.
I just installed Pawn and ran into this. The quest was http://www.wowhead.com/quest=27509 and it had the coins on the relic instead of the more expensive plate head. Hope this helps track down the bug.
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Unread 12-31-10, 05:08 AM  
VgerAN
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That's been fixed for a while. Make sure that you're using the latest version of Pawn and everything should be fine.
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Unread 12-29-10, 07:47 PM  
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whenever I go to the arcane reforger, i have to console reloadui afterwards because I won't be able to use any action buttons or macros. it says that "Pawn has been blocked from an action only available to the Blizzard UI. after i reload everything works fine, but it's ALWAYS when i go to the reforger.

does not display any LUA errors however.
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Unread 12-18-10, 11:05 PM  
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I'll watch the behavior more closely over the next day or so and report back.
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Unread 12-18-10, 01:42 PM  
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Hmmm, I'm not seeing that; on my shaman I'm seeing plate items with coins in Vashj'ir (yes, I'm still in Vashj'ir, sigh) all the time. I AM seeing a problem where sometimes the first time you look at a quest the wrong items are highlighted, and hopefully I'll figure out what's going on there soon. Maybe that's what you're seeing.
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Unread 12-18-10, 10:06 AM  
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Quest Integration: Coin Reward and Disabled Armor Classes

First, I love Pawn. That just has to be said.

Second, I noticed a weird quirk in Pawn yesterday after I went through and disabled all non-plate armor classes for the stat scales for my DK. The Pawn Quest advisor also ignores any items for which the armor class is disabled, even if they are the highest gold reward for a quest with no actual upgrades.

The "coin advisor" should probably first check for upgrades using the disabled armor classes rules and if no upgrades are found, then ignore item type completely and scan for highest vendor value.

Thanks!
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Unread 12-17-10, 04:50 PM  
VgerAN
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This should be fixed in the current version. Let me know if you're still seeing this in Pawn 1.5.3.
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Unread 12-16-10, 03:27 AM  
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Got the following taint when mouse-clicking the default Blizzard party frames in combat:

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12/16 01:15:47.015  Global variable _G tainted by Pawn - Interface\AddOns\Pawn\VgerCore\VgerCore.lua:154 HookInsecureFunction()
12/16 01:15:47.015      Interface\AddOns\Pawn\PawnUI.lua:2058 PawnUI_ReforgingAdvisor_Initialize()
12/16 01:15:47.015      Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:335 PawnOnAddonLoaded()
12/16 01:15:47.015      Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:132 PawnOnEvent()
12/16 01:15:47.015      PawnUIFrame:OnEvent()
12/16 01:15:47.015      LoadAddOn()
12/16 01:15:47.015      Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:242 UIParentLoadAddOn()
12/16 01:15:47.015      Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:332 Reforging_LoadUI()
12/16 01:15:47.015      Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1011
12/16 01:15:47.015  Execution tainted by Pawn while reading _G - Interface\FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:168 ActionButton_Update()
12/16 01:15:47.015      Interface\FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:436 ActionButton_OnEvent()
12/16 01:15:47.015      MultiBarBottomRightButton2:OnEvent()
12/16 01:15:47.015  An action was blocked in combat because of taint from Pawn - MultiBarBottomRightButton2:Show()
12/16 01:15:47.015      Interface\FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:198 ActionButton_Update()
12/16 01:15:47.015      Interface\FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:436 ActionButton_OnEvent()
12/16 01:15:47.015      MultiBarBottomRightButton2:OnEvent()
12/16 01:15:53.078  An action was blocked in combat because of taint from Pawn - ActionButton4:Show()
12/16 01:15:53.078      Interface\FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:198 ActionButton_Update()
12/16 01:15:53.078      Interface\FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:436 ActionButton_OnEvent()
12/16 01:15:53.078      ActionButton4:OnEvent()
12/16 01:15:56.640  An action was blocked in combat because of taint from Pawn - ActionButton3:Show()
12/16 01:15:56.640      Interface\FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:198 ActionButton_Update()
12/16 01:15:56.640      Interface\FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:436 ActionButton_OnEvent()
12/16 01:15:56.640      ActionButton3:OnEvent()
12/16 01:15:56.640  An action was blocked in combat because of taint from Pawn - ActionButton4:Show()
12/16 01:15:56.640      Interface\FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:198 ActionButton_Update()
12/16 01:15:56.640      Interface\FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:436 ActionButton_OnEvent()
12/16 01:15:56.640      ActionButton4:OnEvent()
12/16 01:15:56.750  An action was blocked in combat because of taint from Pawn - MultiBarBottomRightButton2:Show()
12/16 01:15:56.750      Interface\FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:198 ActionButton_Update()
12/16 01:15:56.750      Interface\FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:436 ActionButton_OnEvent()
12/16 01:15:56.750      MultiBarBottomRightButton2:OnEvent()
and so on. The taint.log file was 947 KB in size after the session.

Due to the Execution tainted by Pawn... line, got the infamous Blizzard "Disable/Ignore" button popping up in combat. It happened more than once; had to disable Pawn to be able to play without issue.
Last edited by Zidomo : 12-16-10 at 03:28 AM.
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Unread 12-14-10, 04:36 PM  
VgerAN
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The current expectation is that you should indeed reduce the value of hit if the analyzer tool you're using doesn't do that for you, which it should. Pawn values stats the way you tell it to (ignoring the built-in scales for a moment). The tool told Pawn that hit was worth more than 0, so it's valuing it at more than 0.

Excess hit isn't entirely worthless. Eventually you're going to replace an item that has a bunch of hit on it and you'll want that hit rating, or maybe you'll want it for the next tier of content where the hit cap is higher. When I'm around the cap I tend to give hit a fairly low value, but never zero.

The idea to give a second-best stat suggestion at the reforger if the best stat is hit (or expertise) is a good one. I'll look into that for a future version—it might be a little complicated, but it's certainly doable, and would be a nice addition to the warning that's already present about reforging AWAY hit rating.
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Unread 12-14-10, 04:03 AM  
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I'm using a custom value set from Zeherah's Hunter DPS Analyzer, and Pawn seems to be acting a little funny with it.

It doesn't seem to consider Hit Cap. I'm over cap, and it's being weighed as my number 1 secondary stat since it would be if I were under cap.

Example, At the reforging UI, I'm getting suggestion to reforge into hit as opposed to Crit unless the item already has hit.

Is there the ability to have Pawn not consider Hit if I'm currently over the cap or at least if the #1 reforge stat is Hit, then add an "or XXXX if hitcapped" addendum to the suggestion as the second highest stat.

I could also change the Hit value when exporting to Pawn to 0, since it would be useless, but I'm wondering if there's a more elegant solution.
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Unread 12-13-10, 07:30 PM  
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Ah, cool - I might have been over thinking the +%% values a bit. I tend to be extra cautious, especially when first leveling in an expansion as existing base/actual values sometimes sandwich the new items value.
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Unread 12-13-10, 05:06 PM  
VgerAN
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Re: Re: Arrow and Coin icons

Originally posted by Zidomo
Yes, those overlays are not 100% solid yet. Same problem here.
Thanks for the links. I've also noticed that occasionally for me I get overlays on all but the first quest I open in a session. I'm still of course looking to solidify this feature soon.
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VgerAN
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Originally posted by Decabah
After visiting the reforging NPC, a message prints to chat that the Blizzard_ReForgingUI has loaded and then I'm unable to click any spell in my book (such as Disenchanting, etc).
Sorry for the trouble. I'm still looking into this when I have time and hope to have a fix soon.
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