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  • Updated 11/18/2013
  • Created 01/14/2008
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  • License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
  • Newest File: 1.8.11
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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.

Comments

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  • #1016
    Thanks for the hint, was getting three error messages with the Pawn 1.3.7 that went away after adding that line to my German Localization.lua.
  • #1010
    is there someway to give pawn a soft reset? cause i sometimes make a character of one class and delete it, and then create a other with the same name, however, it seems to remember the class of the first one. it thougt my priest was a warlock cause it used to be one, i now had to completely reinstall curse and delete as saved setting to fix it.
  • #1012
    You can delete all of the Pawn.lua files under \World of Warcraft\WTF... there will be one per account and one per character. That will reset all Pawn settings.

    But easier would be to just go to your "broken" character, highlight the scales you don't want (the three warlock ones), and then uncheck "show this scale in tooltips" at the bottom. Then find the scales that you do want (the three priest ones), and then add them using the same method.
  • #1014
    ah thanks, works like a charm, i wonder why i couldn't think of that option, well, at least you toke the time to tell me
  • #1018
    And, it's good feedback for me that there ARE people who name different characters the same thing. It was something I considered when writing Pawn 1.3 (with all those Wowhead scales), but wasn't sure if it was going to be a problem or not.
  • #1009
    I've posted Pawn 1.3.6, which includes a bunch of performance enhancements. On my computer it shaves about 2 seconds off of the time it takes me to log in, and on particularly old computers it may speed things up even more. Overall, about 95% of the login time Pawn was responsible for has been eliminated, and there are speed improvements in the 5-10% range in various other places too.

    I've got a couple more performance enhancements in mind for a later version, but this one's a big one so I wanted to get it out sooner rather than later.
  • #1005
    i want to ask you something,does ilvl count as a plus for an item? because i compared 2 different ilvl items and i saw a +12 on the higher.
  • #1007
    Item scores are unaffected by the item's level. But, if you put two items into the Compare tab, it will show you the difference between their item levels (like "+13"), if you have item level display turned on in Interface Options.
  • #1006
    and something else,does the pawn ignore hit and expertise when my char is capped? (and if it possible to detect heroic presence)
  • #1008
    No, the current stats of your character do not automatically affect your scales. The recommendation is that once you find yourself with an abundance of hit or expertise, you reduce the value of those stats in your scales or remove them entirely. Using something like Rawr to generate your scales will do this for you.
  • #1004
    I've published an update that includes some changes to make Pawn easier for new users, and also adds untested support for mastery rating for people in the Cataclysm beta.
  • #999
    hey VgerAN,

    any idea when you release a german-patch/version, since with 3.3.5 no support for showing detailed score in the tooltips anymore. and somehow - i became addicted to pawn ^^ helped me a lot

    regards
  • #1000
    Sorry, this version of Pawn is English-only. The German version is maintained by someone else; I don't read German, but it sounds like he might have quit WoW.

    http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/pawn-german.aspx

    You might be able to work around this by downloading the English version and the German version, and taking the German version of "Localization.lua" and copying it over the English version's other files. Only Localization.lua should be different between the two.
  • #1001
    first of all, sorry, i was confused, taking you for the author of the english and german addon - since the GER in your name ...

    anyways - i did as you told here, and it worked! i can use pawn again like i am used to ...

    i guess with cataclysm new things to translate will pop up - i would already offer my help in translations.

    regards
    dave
  • #1002
    Thanks. Right now the only change I see in Cataclysm is mastery rating on equipment and gems. I'm still hoping that Blizzard will make one small change to let addon authors get at items' current stats... if they do, it will eliminate most of the need for translation of Pawn.
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