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  • Created 01/14/2008
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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 1.8.11

    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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  • #1850

    your beta2 build fixes the initial error upon login,  if i have all other addons disabled.  I will test further by adding them back 1 at a time to see what is conflicting.  but the ERROR:  PerCharacterOptions should be initialized before using PawnFindBestItems on that scale. is still happening. and this is with no other addons running at all.


  • #1849

    Pawn 1.6 beta 2 is out now—let me know if it solves your problems.

  • #1848

    Okay, check out Pawn 1.6 beta 2 when it's released.  I think that one of the changes in that version will fix your problem.  (1.6 works on both live realms and on Mists.)

  • #1846


  • #1845

    What version of Pawn are you using?

  • #1844

    it only hapens on this toon.  and I have not installed any new addons is quite some time.  the only changes i have made recently have been to update addons that i write for MoP compatability,  and none of them interact with Pawn.  to rule that out i removed them form the folder and it's still doing it.  Also to clarify I get the error multiple times every time it happens.  also getting this on login :

    Date: 2012-07-05 07:38:26
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua line 3896:
       attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
       [C]: ?
       Pawn\Pawn.lua:3896: PawnSetAllScaleProviderScalesVisible()
       Pawn\Wowhead.lua:417: Function()
       Pawn\Pawn.lua:4112: PawnInitializePlugins()
       Pawn\Pawn.lua:167: PawnInitialize()
       Pawn\Pawn.lua:136: PawnOnEvent()
       [string "*:OnEvent"]:1:
          [string "*:OnEvent"]:1
      Swatter, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      Dev, v4.3.0.1
      NPCScan, v4.3.0.2
      AckisRecipeList, v2.3.0
      ACP, v3.3.17
      AlarAutomation, v4.4.9 r115
      Altoholic, v4.3.003
      AssistAssist, v1.0.4
      AucAdvanced, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      AucFilterBasic, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      AucFilterOutlier, v5.13.5258.5187(5.13/embedded)
      AucMatchUndercut, v5.13.5258.5232(5.13/embedded)
      AucStatHistogram, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      AucStatiLevel, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      AucStatPurchased, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      AucStatSales, v5.13.5258.4838(5.13/embedded)
      AucStatSimple, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      AucStatStdDev, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      AucStatWOWEcon, v5.13.5258.4828(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.13.5258.5133(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilAppraiser, v5.13.5258.5241(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilAskPrice, v5.13.5258.5160(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.13.5258.5224(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilCompactUI, v5.13.5258.5254(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.13.5258.5241(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilFixAH, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.13.5258.5224(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.13.5258.5241(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilScanButton, v5.13.5258.5153(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilScanFinish, v5.13.5258.5153(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilScanProgress, v5.13.5258.4979(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilScanStart, v5.13.5258.5153(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilSearchUI, v5.13.5258.5254(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.13.5258.5210(5.13/embedded)
      AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.13.5258.4828(5.13/embedded)
      Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.312(/embedded)
      BadBoy, v10.000
      BadBoyGuilded, v2.70
      BadBoyLevels, v2.90
      BadPet, v
      Bartender4, v4.4.20.1
      Bartender4Dualspec, v
      BeanCounter, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      Configator, v5.1.DEV.312(/embedded)
      Currency, v7.4
      DataStore, v4.3.001
      DataStoreAchievements, v4.3.001
      DataStoreAgenda, v4.3.001
      DataStoreAuctions, v4.3.001
      DataStoreCharacters, v4.3.001
      DataStoreContainers, v4.3.001
      DataStoreCrafts, v4.3.001
      DataStoreCurrencies, v4.3.001
      DataStoreInventory, v4.3.001
      DataStoreMails, v4.3.001
      DataStorePets, v4.3.001
      DataStoreQuests, v4.3.001
      DataStoreReputations, v4.3.001
      DataStoreSpells, v4.3.001
      DataStoreStats, v4.3.001
      DataStoreTalents, v4.3.001
      DBMCore, v
      DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.312(/embedded)
      Enchantrix, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      EnchantrixBarker, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      EngBags, v4.3
      FishingBuddy, v1.0.8a
      FriendsShare, v
      Gatherer, v3.2.4
      GCNG, v1
      GTFO, v4.12.3
      HealBot, v4.3.2.0
      HealersHaveToDie, v2.0.0
      LibExtraTip, v5.12.DEV.319(/embedded)
      MacroBank, v1.10
      MogIt, v2.3.0
      Overachiever, v0.65
      Pawn, v1.5.20
      Postal, v3.4.13
      Quartz, v3.0.8
      QuestCompletist, v99.7
      Recount, v
      Reforgenator, v1.3.17
      RememberWhen, v
      Repwatch, v.7
      Routes, vv1.4.2
      SellJunk, v3.0.4
      ShadowedUnitFrames, vv3.4.4
      SilverDragon, vv2.6.2
      SlideBar, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      Stubby, v5.13.5258 (BoldBandicoot)
      SushiAutoMark, v4.3.0.0
      TauntMaster, v4.1.1
      TidyPlates, v6.6.1 (R4xx)
      TidyPlatesGraphite, v
      TidyPlatesGrey, v
      TidyPlatesNeon, v
      TidyPlatesQuatre, v
      TidyPlatesThreatPlates, v5.5
      TidyPlatesHub, v
      TidyPlatesWidgets, v
      TipHelper, v5.12.DEV.315(/embedded)
      Titan, v5.0.12.40300 - Revision 519
      TitanBag, v5.0.12.40300
      TitanClock, v5.0.12.40300
      TitanCurrency, v5.4
      TitanGold, v5.0.12.40300
      TitanLocation, v5.0.12.40300
      TitanLootType, v5.0.12.40300
      TitanPerformance, v5.0.12.40300
      TitanRepair, v5.0.12.40300
      TitanTracker, v1.4
      TitanVolume, v5.0.12.40300
      TitanXP, v5.0.12.40300
      WIM, v3.5.9
      WoWLazyMacros, vr10
      BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v4.3.4.40300 <us>

    Last edited by greenhorns on 7/5/2012 9:40:42 AM
  • #1841

    I've uploaded a beta of Pawn 1.6.  It doesn't have any new features, but it fixes a bunch of compatibility issues with Mists of Pandaria.  You can use 1.6 on live realms, the Mists beta, and the 5.0 PTRs.  Let me know if you run into any issues.

  • #1838

    I am really enjoying the addon - it really makes my life in WoW easier, there is just one thing I haven't been able to figure out. Is it possible to exclude 1h weapons (or 2h weapons) from the upgare suggestions? Example: I only use 2h weapons on my Unholy DK and I always get upgrade suggestions for "1h set" (this can be annoying in a raid when you have to quickly decide if you are going to roll or not - i'm dyslexic so it is hard for me to see the difference when I don't have time to read the text properly)

  • #1839

    Yes!  I do the same on my unholy DK.  The option is a little buried but it exists.  Open the Pawn UI, click the Values tab, and choose the scale that you want to change (such as "DK: Unholy").  Scroll the stats list down to the bottom until you find any 1H weapon and click it.  Then check "Don't show upgrades for 1H items."

  • #1840

    Ty, for the quick reply :) Was easy to find now that I knew where to look.

  • #1836

    i think pawn needs to be updated it mite be bugged cuz its bugging on me

  • #1837

    Can you be more specific?  It's working just fine for me.  Have you installed other addons recently?  Which ones?

    If you go into Interface Options, in the Help category, and choose Show Lua Errors, then you'll get a message on the screen the next time one of your addons has an error.  That can be used to track the problem down.

  • #1832

    Date: 2012-03-14 09:26:45
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua line 3931:
    attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
    [C]: ?
    Pawn\Pawn.lua:3931: PawnIsScaleVisible()
    Pawn\Pawn.lua:1146: PawnGetAllItemValues()
    Pawn\Pawn.lua:1035: PawnRecalculateItemValuesIfNecessary()
    Pawn\Pawn.lua:913: PawnGetItemData()
    Pawn\Pawn.lua:4221: PawnIsItemIDAnUpgrade()
    (tail call): ?
    Scrap\Scrap.lua:181: CheckFilters()
    Scrap\Scrap.lua:112: IsJunk()
    Scrap\Scrap.lua:136: (for generator)()
    Scrap_Merchant\Scrap_Merchant.lua:271: GetJunkValue()
    Scrap_Broker\Scrap_Broker.lua:63: Update()

  • #1833

    Sorry for the very late response!  This looks like an issue with Pawn_Scrap, not Pawn.  When are you getting this error?  Are you talking to a merchant, or is this immediately upon login?  If it's immediately upon login, it's more a Pawn_Scrap bug; they're asking Pawn to calculate information before it's ready to and could work around it by waiting a little while.  If it's later on, after you're able to move your character around, then it's probably a Pawn bug or a conflict with another addon.

  • #1835

    Okay, I downloaded Pawn_Scrap and it's suuuuuuuper simple.  It looks like Scrap is just using it before Pawn is ready for it to.  I'll see what I can find out.  In the meantime I don't have any suggestions other than disabling Pawn_Scrap.

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