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  • Supports: 6.0.3
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  • Updated 12/14/2014
  • Created 01/14/2008
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  • License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
  • Newest File: 1.9.9
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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 1.9.9

    Given their exorbitant cost, Pawn will no longer suggest Greater Taladite gems on gear lower than item level 685 (mythic Highmaul).
    Fixed the problem where some new Draenor wands caused an error to appear in the chat log and did not have their DPS calculated correctly.
    Attempted to fix a problem in Spanish where numbers greater than 1,000 were not read properly.

Version 1.9.8

    New scales from Wowhead have been integrated into Pawn, and the starter scales that Pawn previously included have been removed.
    Includes a new Spanish translation, which is still a work-in-progress.
    Fixed a bug where the socketing advisor would always unhelpfully suggest that you put a gem "of any color" into a prismatic socket.
    Fixed a bug where It was difficult or impossible to change the color of a scale, depending on where the Pawn window is situated.  (It was difficult if the scale list happened to be behind the color window.)
    Fixed a bug where if you opened your chest of Garrison Resources and the last item you won (it showed up in a "you won!" popup) was an upgrade, the Garrison Resources would also show up as an upgrade.  (Hey, maybe you got some Complicated Wood instead of Simple Wood.)
    Removed the code that dealt with Wrathion's Breath of the Black Prince item, which added sockets to certain weapons, but is no longer obtainable by new players and not relevant to current content.

Version 1.9.7

    Strength, Agility, Intellect, and Stamina can't be marked as "unusable" in custom scales.  (Since multiple primary stats are on most armor pieces now, marking those as unusable leads to some confusing and unexpected results.)
    Made a couple small improvements to the French, German, and Traditional Chinese translations.

Version 1.9.6

    Pawn will now no longer suggest gems for items below level 630 (level 100 heroic dungeon).  (This change is particularly noticeable for helms, which had high-value meta sockets at level 90, but not at level 100.)
    Improved the German and Simplified Chinese translations.

Version 1.9.5

    Additional changes to try to prevent the "UseSpecialQuestItem" error from occurring when clicking items in the objectives list.
    More improvements to the Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese translations.

Version 1.9.4

    Dodge and Parry on low-level items will now be treated as if they were Bonus Armor, at a 2:1 ratio.  (40 Parry on an item will be treated as 20 Bonus Armor.)
    Pawn will now once again work with AtlasLoot even when the "Use GameTooltip" AtlasLoot setting is off.  (Release versions only, not the latest AtlasLoot beta.)
    The warrior tank starter scale now properly has a value for bonus armor.
    Included lots of improvements to the Traditional Chinese translation.

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.)

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  • #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)
    Debug:
    [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()
    Pawn_Scrap\Pawn_Scrap.lua:21:
    Pawn_Scrap\Pawn_Scrap.lua:20
    (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()
    Scrap_Broker\Scrap_Broker.lua:51:
    Scrap_Broker\Scrap_Broker.lua:50

  • #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.

  • #1834

    This error is shown upon login.

  • #1830

    Invalid slot reference to character slot - did not find a reference for INVTYPE-RANGERIGHT

    Why am I getting the above error when I open my engineering slot?

    Also, it keeps putting a line in my chat saying ' cannot find  '(current toon)'

  • #1831

    Sorry to hear that.  Do you still have those problems if Pawn is the only addon active?  When you see those errors, do they appear with the word "ERROR" in pinkish salmon-colored text in your chat log?  That's what the error messages that Pawn prints to your chat log look like.

    By "open my engineering slot" do you mean open your engineering profession window?  I'm not sure if that's a typo or if there's something that I don't know about because I don't have any characters with that profession, haha.

  • #1828

    I was having a lot of bug issues myself, but I resolved them by exiting the game, deleting my WTF/Account/AccountName/ServerName/CharName/SavedVariables/Pawn.lua file and restarting the game with ONLY Pawn enabled, just to see it work. Then, I was able to successfully re-enable all my other add-ons. Thanks for the great add-on!

  • #1829

    Glad you like it!  Any ideas which of your other addons might have been most likely to have been conflicting with Pawn?

  • #1826

    4x Pawn\Pawn-1.5.18.lua:1311: attempt to perform arithmetic on local "ThisItemLevelIgnoringRarity" (a nil value)
    Pawn\Pawn-1.5.18.lua:1311: in function "PawnGetInventoryItemValues"
    Pawn-1.5.18\PawnUI.lua:138: in function "PawnUI_AddInventoryTotalsToTooltip"
    Pawn-1.5.18\PawnUI.lua:107: in function <Pawn\PawnUI.lua:99>

    Locals:
    Tooltip = GameTooltip {
    0 = <userdata>
    SetQuestLogRewardSpell = <func> @Auc-Advanced\Libs\..\LibExtraTip.lua:284
    SetText = <func> @Gatherer\Swag\LibSwag.lua:404
    Outfitter_OrigSetBagItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetExistingSocketGem = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetCurrencyToken = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetTradeSkillItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    hasMoney = 1
    Hide = <func> =[C]:-1
    Outfitter_OrigSetHyperlink = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetQuestRewardSpell = <func> @Auc-Advanced\Libs\..\LibExtraTip.lua:284
    ClearLines = <func> @Gatherer\Swag\LibSwag.lua:413
    SetSocketGem = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetMissingLootItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetPetAction = <func> @Auc-Advanced\Libs\..\LibExtraTip.lua:284
    SetUnitDebuff = <func> @Auc-Advanced\Libs\..\LibExtraTip.lua:284
    SetItemByID = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetLootItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    Outfitter_OrigSetInventoryItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    GetUnit = <func> @..\LibRockHook-1.0.lua:136
    SetReforgeItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    FadeOut = <func> @..\LibRockHook-1.0.lua:136
    numMoneyFrames = 1
    SetSpellBookItem = <func> @Auc-Advanced\Libs\..\LibExtraTip.lua:284
    SetInboxItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetBuybackItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    shoppingTooltips = <table> {}
    SetHyperlinkCompareItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetMerchantItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetQuestLogItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetBackpackToken = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetTradeTargetItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetTalent = <func> @Auc-Advanced\Libs\..\LibExtraTip.lua:284
    SetTradePlayerItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetHyperlink = <func> @..\Outfitter.lua:7669
    SetSendMailItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetGuildBankItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    updateTooltip = 0.14599999859929
    SetInventoryItem = <func> @..\Outfitter.lua:7649
    comparing = false
    SetQuestItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetLootRollItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetTrainerService = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetMerchantCostItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetAuctionSellItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetBagItem = <func> @..\Outfitter.lua:7635
    SetUnitBuff = <func> @Auc-Advanced\Libs\..\LibExtraTip.lua:284
    SetAction = <func> =[C]:-1
    SetShapeshift = <func> @Auc-Advanced\Libs\..\LibExtraTip.lua:284
    SetUnit = <func> @Auc-Advanced\Libs\..\LibExtraTip.lua:284
    SetAuctionItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    }
    Unit = "player"

  • #1827

    I don't have too much to go on here, but I'm guessing this occurred when you hovered over the Pawn icon on the Inspect window.  Another addon that you're using appears to be preventing Pawn from getting correct item level information for that player.  I've got a fix that I think will help in 1.5.19, but I don't know what addon is conflicting with Pawn and I haven't actually observed this problem myself.

    If you know how I might be able to reproduce this problem, let me know.  Thanks for the report!

  • #1820

    /script VgerCore.Message(PawnPlayerFullName) Gruffee-blades edge

    /script VgerCore.Message(PawnUICurrentScale) nil

     

    When I open PAWN from the character screen, no scales are showing. Emailed lua

  • #1822

     

    Got the same problem as grufee

    -- PawnUICurrentScale also returns nil for me

    For the record - it does show "This is one of your best items"

    Last edited by sbboch on 1/25/2012 4:02:46 PM
  • #1825

    Hmmm, so, I don't notice any issues with that option on, including with the SavedVariables file that gruffee sent me.  Can you describe what happens when you turn that option on and off?  (The scales list isn't ever visible when you're on the Options tab, just so that's clear.)  Is it something like... option's on "only show upgrades," on the Values tab no scales show up, you switch to Options, switch to "show scale values and upgrade %", switch back to the Values tab, and suddenly the list of scales list appears?  Do you need to /reload somewhere in there?  Did I misunderstand?

  • #1824

    Thanks for the tipoff.  I'll see what I can find out!

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