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Pawn

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 74,726 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 1,716,634 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/29/2014
  • Created 01/14/2008
  • 2,630 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
  • Newest File: 1.9.3
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About Pawn

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

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.

Prerelease alpha versions of Pawn are occasionally available on CurseForge.

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 1.9.3

    Changed the way that Pawn uses item tooltips, in the hopes that it will prevent issues where the game blocks certain buttons and actions due to "taint."
    Fixed a bug where a few settings wouldn't be saved when logging out, including Pawn's list of your best items used for determining upgrades.
    Included new French translations.

Version 1.9.2

    Continued changes to the starter scales and translations.

Version 1.9.1

    Bonus armor is now listed as a separate stat from base armor and can be given a value independently.
    Significantly increased the value of armor and bonus armor in the tank starter scales.
    Fixed a harmless error where a message about #(Item1.UnknownLines could appear in the chat log when using the Compare tab.
    Fixed a harmless error where a message about being unable to parse the item link could appear in the chat log when hovering over a caged battle pet.

Version 1.9

    Updated for WoW 6.0 and Warlords of Draenor.  Many features have changed in some way as a result of item changes in patch 6.0.
    I updated the visuals for the Pawn UI to be a little more warlordy.
    A new set of starter scales have been added for all classes and specs.  You can use these scales as you would the old Wowhead scales, and you can also customize them to your heart's content.
    The Wowhead scales have been disabled since they haven't been updated for patch 6.0 and would do more harm than good.
    The values of Pawn's default scale have changed to be a more appropriate starting point for WoW 6.0.
    New stats are recognized and can be assigned values on the Values tab: Bonus Armor, Multistrike, Versatility, Movement Speed, Leech, Avoidance, Indestructible.
    Obsolete stats (hit, etc.) are removed from your scales upon logging in, and have been removed from the UI.
    All of the new Taladite gems in Warlords of Draenor are now in Pawn's database.
    The changes to stats on pre-Draenor gems in Pawn's database have been taken into account for purposes of gem recommendations.  (I anticipate that I'll need to do another update of gem stats before the expansion hits.)
    A new option has been added, on by default: "Ignore sockets on low-level items."  When this option is enabled, Pawn will ignore sockets when calculating values of low-level items (currently, any item below level 463), so they won't have inflated values when Pawn determines upgrades.
    Pawn's calculations for item values no longer take reforging potential into account since that feature is gone from the game.
    All code for Pawn's Reforge Advisor feature has been removed.
    Changed the way that information about your best items for purposes of determining upgrades is stored and processed.  (I now use item links instead of item IDs, since in Warlords of Draenor, a mythic version of one item and the raid finder version of the same item might have the same ID but a different bonus suffix.)

Comments

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  • #2372

    Is there anyway to make Pawn autoequip the best gear for the spec based on what is in your bags. This would be an extremely helpful function when leveling. Zygor and Dugi guides have a system like this, but their evaluation methods are wonky.

  • #2373

    No, sorry, nothing like that.  I'll take the suggestion under advisement though!

  • #2377

    Awesome, thanks. I do like the idea of the button glowing to indicate a possible update.

  • #2376

    Sure; I wouldn't ever have a feature that would change your gear without explicit intervention.  Maybe I'd make it so that the Pawn button on your character sheet would glow if you had upgrades in your bags; something like that.

  • #2375

    If you do implement an auto-equip feature can you please make sure it's possible to turn it off? It could cause problems when you're using an item for a specific reason (set bonus, possible procs etc).

  • #2367

    Hi, thanks for the addon.

    I'm having issues with Pawn selecting the right spec. I'm Ret, using Ret gear, with Ret weights selected, but Pawn consistently suggests gear based on whether it'd be good for Holy (despite not even having a Holy spec).

    Is this intended behaviour? Would it be possible for it to suggest Ret and, if there's no suitable Ret gear, then the gold amount? I've seen it do this on occasion, but it's not consistent behaviour.

  • #2368

    Hi!  Sorry for the confusion; it sounds like things are working as intended.  By default Pawn will track upgrades for all three of your specs.  Open up the Pawn UI and shift-click the Holy and Protection/tank scales in the list so that just Retribution is enabled, and then Pawn won't tell you anything about the other two anymore.

  • #2371

    Hey, thank you very much, that worked perfectly.

  • #2364

    I keep getting this error while doing The face of the fallen quest in icecrown. When I try to click the item it does this every time until I reload the ui.

    8x [ADDON_ACTION_FORBIDDEN] AddOn 'Pawn' tried to call the protected function 'UseQuestLogSpecialItem()'.
    !BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:586: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:586>
    [C]: in function `UseQuestLogSpecialItem'
    ..._ObjectiveTracker\Blizzard_QuestObjectiveTracker.lua:198: in function <..._ObjectiveTracker\Blizzard_QuestObjectiveTracker.lua:191>

    Locals:
    nil

  • #2365

    Thanks for the reports.  I've seen and gotten reports of this appearing for a wide variety of addons, including ones that are even less likely to have caused it, like DBM.  At this time I don't think that it's actually related to Pawn or those addons, but I'm continuing to investigate.  In the meantime, if this happens, you can use the quest item from your bags, or type "/reload" to get it working again.

  • #2370

    Most of the time it works for me—it broke once for DBM and once for Pawn, but other than that it seems to usually work.

  • #2369

    I have had the problem with several addon's and disabling them causes the problem to go away.  Is anyone not having the problem with trying to click on quest items in the quest tracker (with pawn enabled)?

  • #2363

    Borderlands Quest MoP

    Date: 2014-10-23 21:17:21
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: Pawn
    Count: 1
    Message: Error: AddOn Pawn attempted to call a forbidden function (UseQuestLogSpecialItem()) from a tainted execution path.
    Debug:
    [C]: UseQuestLogSpecialItem()
    ..._ObjectiveTracker\Blizzard_QuestObjectiveTracker.lua:198:
    ..._ObjectiveTracker\Blizzard_QuestObjectiveTracker.lua:191
    Locals:
    None
    AddOns:
    Swatter, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucAdvanced, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucFilterBasic, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucFilterOutlier, v5.21.5490.5459(5.21a/embedded)
    AucMatchUndercut, v5.21.5490.5364(5.21a/embedded)
    AucScanData, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucStatHistogram, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucStatiLevel, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucStatPurchased, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucStatSales, v5.21.5490.5476(5.21a/embedded)
    AucStatSimple, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucStatStdDev, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucStatWOWEcon, v5.21.5490.5323(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.21.5490.5347(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilAppraiser, v5.21.5490.5462(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilAskPrice, v5.21.5490.5447(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.21.5490.5443(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilCompactUI, v5.21.5490.5444(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.21.5490.5458(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilFixAH, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.21.5490.5417(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.21.5490.5458(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilScanButton, v5.21.5490.5403(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilScanFinish, v5.21.5490.5347(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilScanProgress, v5.21.5490.4979(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilScanStart, v5.21.5490.5347(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilSearchUI, v5.21.5490.5481(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.21.5490.5452(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.21.5490.4828(5.21a/embedded)
    Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.332(/embedded)
    BagBrother, v
    Bagnon, v6.0.12
    BagnonConfig, v
    BeanCounter, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    Configator, v5.1.DEV.359(/embedded)
    DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.337(/embedded)
    Enchantrix, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    EnchantrixBarker, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    Informant, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    LibExtraTip, v5.12.DEV.363(/embedded)
    Pawn, v1.9.2
    Postal, v3.5.1
    SlideBar, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    Stubby, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    TipHelper, v5.12.DEV.351(/embedded)
    BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v6.0.2.60000 <none>
    (ck=84e)

  • #2361
    Obsolete stats

    Heya,

    I want the obsolete stats back in scales, (such as dodge, parry, hit). Is there anything I can do?

    Thanks a lot for your hard work. I've been using Pawn for years, makes my game experience easier in many ways, especially leveling. I really love being able to make my custom scales for myself and exporting for gf so she doesn't keep whispering me "This item or that item?" :P

  • #2362

    Glad you're enjoying Pawn!  I may add Dodge and Parry back since they're still used on a bunch of pre-MoP items—I haven't decided what to do about that; I wasn't expecting it.  But I don't have any plans to add support for Hit and Expertise; I don't see any reason why those would be useful going forward.

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