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Pawn

Version: 2.3.9
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 2.3.9

Version 2.3.8

WoW Classic: Now supports Portuguese.
WoW Classic: Now supports Simplified Chinese, thanks to wolfcon.
Some updates to the Russian translation, courtesy of drcrazy777.

Version 2.3.7

WoW Classic: Now supports Spanish and German.

Version 2.3.6

WoW Classic: the Compare tab will now refresh itself after a moment to make sure it has the latest stats from your items.

Version 2.3.5

/pawn compare can now compare two items at once: /pawn compare left 12345 right 67890
Fixed a bug introduced in Pawn 2.3.0 that made it impossible to import a scale with a class and spec specified the first time you tried.
Fixed problems with baguette damage in French WoW.

Version 2.3.4

WoW Classic: Now supports French in addition to English.
Fixed a problem introduced in WoW 8.2.5 where Pawn wouldn't recognize numbers 1,000 or larger in the Russian version of WoW—not the same one as for French and Spanish!

Version 2.3.3

Added a new Pawn slash command: /pawn compare. You can use this as an alternate way to put items into Pawn's Compare UI. For example, "/pawn compare left 16795" puts Arcanist's Crown into the left slot of Pawn's Compare tab.
The compare command accepts item IDs, "item:12345:0:0" strings, or full shift+clicked item links ("/pawn compare [Arcanist's Crown]").
If your PC hasn't downloaded the stats for an item yet, the command might not do anything the first time. Try it again (Enter, Shift+Up, Enter) after a second and it should work the second time.
Addon authors can use "PawnUI_SetCompareItemAndShow(1, 16795)" to accomplish the same thing. (1 for left, 2 for right.)
Fixed a problem where armor was being ignored in French WoW.
WoW Classic: Worked around a problem where Pawn would sometimes not see all of the stats on an item (typically, the "green stats").
This workaround will result in slightly lower performance on WoW Classic. I'm still investigating a better long-term solution.
For the curious, it's because the game client would get a partial list of stats for the item, then Pawn would do its calculations on that, and then shortly afterward the game would get the rest of the stats for the item, but at that point Pawn didn't know that it needed to re-scan the item, so it was evaluating the item based on just the first batch of stats it got.
WoW Classic: Removed "All Resistances", which does not appear to exist on any items in Classic.
WoW Classic: Added support for "of Concentration" items.
Russian and Chinese: For consistency, Pawn's "debug" and "backup" slash commands are now always in English like they are for all other languages.

Version 2.3.2

Fixed a problem introduced in WoW 8.2.5 where Pawn wouldn't recognize numbers 1,000 or larger in the French and European Spanish versions of WoW.
I introduced a system that will make Pawn a little easier to translate in the future, and make it more resilient to changes in the way that non-English versions of WoW display numbers.
WoW Classic: Added support for ranged weapon DPS, "of Defense" items, and probably more stuff I forgot about.

Version 2.3.1

WoW Classic: Added support for "of Eluding" items.

Version 2.3

Consider this version a full release for Battle for Azeroth and a beta for WoW Classic. WoW Classic is supported for English only in this version. Pawn does not include any built-in scales for WoW Classic, so you'll need to create your own scales from scratch, or import them. Not all Pawn features exist on WoW Classic, and some features are incomplete.

There are no new features for Battle for Azeroth in this version. If you run into any issues on the live/retail realms, you can return to 2.2.x and shouldn't miss out on anything.
The "show item level upgrades" feature will default to OFF in Classic. (But, if you've already used one of the earlier versions of Pawn on Classic, that option may already be on, so turn it off manually if you don't want it.)
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 09-20-09, 11:14 PM VgerAN A Cyclonian   Forum posts: 40 File comments: 245 Uploads: 5 An update to Pawn to make it get along better with the Brewfest steins will be up shortly.
 09-20-09, 09:39 PM Ninjakitten A Defias Bandit   Forum posts: 2 File comments: 16 Uploads: 3 Pawn deeply dislikes the Green Brewfest Stein -- when you mouseover it, you get a lot of: ERROR: Weapon with mismatched or missing speed and damage stats was not converted to DPS
 08-23-09, 09:56 PM VgerAN A Cyclonian   Forum posts: 40 File comments: 245 Uploads: 5 Sorry for the inconvenience. Pawn 1.2.4, just posted, fixes the error that appeared when hovering over profession recipes.
 08-23-09, 07:38 PM Korby A Murloc Raider Forum posts: 8 File comments: 20 Uploads: 0 I get something similar to Zidomo when I mouse over cooking recipies. Code: Message: Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:657: bad argument #1 to 'pairs' (table expected, got nil) Time: 08/23/09 18:24:54 Count: 20 Stack: [string "Interface\FrameXML\BasicControls.xml: (tail call): ? [C]: ? [C]: in function pairs' Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:657: in function (tail call): ? Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:835: in function PawnUpdateTooltip' Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:137: in function [C]: ? [C]: in function Outfitter_OrigSetBagItem' Interface\AddOns\Outfitter\Outfitter.lua:6966: in function SetBagItem' Interface\FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:743: in function ContainerFrameItemButton_OnEnter' Interface\AddOns\Bagnon\components\item.lua:215: in function  Just to confirm, I went to the auction house and got the following anytime I moused over a tradeskill recipie. Code: Message: Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:657: bad argument #1 to 'pairs' (table expected, got nil) Time: 08/23/09 18:30:23 Count: 74 Stack: [string "Interface\FrameXML\BasicControls.xml: (tail call): ? [C]: ? [C]: in function pairs' Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:657: in function (tail call): ? Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:835: in function PawnUpdateTooltip' Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua:135: in function [C]: ? [C]: in function SetAuctionItem' ...ace\AddOns\Blizzard_AuctionUI\Blizzard_AuctionUI.lua:1405: in function <...ace\AddOns\Blizzard_AuctionUI\Blizzard_AuctionUI.lua:1403> [C]: in function pcall' Interface\AddOns\Stubby\Stubby.lua:341: in function (tail call): ? ...uc-Advanced\Modules\Auc-Util-CompactUI\CompactUI.lua:450: in function <...uc-Advanced\Modules\Auc-Util-CompactUI\CompactUI.lua:444>
 08-23-09, 03:37 PM Zidomo A Cliff Giant   Forum posts: 76 File comments: 1046 Uploads: 0 Pawn v1.2.3, Auctioneer Suite 5.6.4399a, tekKompare 3.2.0.6-Beta, USEnglish client/server, WoW 3.2.0a live. Post an item for auction (something with no stats, a White Swashbuckler's Shirt) and three errors are thrown up (recorded with BugSack/BugGrabber). The first two errors repeat several times: [2009/08/23 17:25:57-1330-x5]: Pawn-1.2.3\Pawn.lua:657: bad argument #1 to 'pairs' (table expected, got nil) Pawn-1.2.3\Pawn.lua:657: in function (tail call): ?: Pawn-1.2.3\Pawn.lua:835: in function PawnUpdateTooltip' Pawn-1.2.3\Pawn.lua:137: in function : ? : ? : ? : in function SetBagItem' Interface\FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:743: in function ContainerFrameItemButton_OnEnter': :"*:OnEnter":1: in function <[string "*:OnEnter"]:1> [2009/08/23 17:26:16-1330-x5]: Pawn-1.2.3\Pawn.lua:657: bad argument #1 to 'pairs' (table expected, got nil) Pawn-1.2.3\Pawn.lua:657: in function (tail call): ?: Pawn-1.2.3\Pawn.lua:835: in function PawnUpdateTooltip' Pawn-1.2.3\Pawn.lua:141: in function : ? : ? : ? : in function SetHyperlink' tekKompare-Alpha\HoverTips.lua:12: in function [2009/08/23 17:29:26-1330-x1]: Pawn-1.2.3\Pawn.lua:657: bad argument #1 to 'pairs' (table expected, got nil) Pawn-1.2.3\Pawn.lua:657: in function (tail call): ?: Pawn-1.2.3\Pawn.lua:835: in function PawnUpdateTooltip' Pawn-1.2.3\Pawn.lua:137: in function : ? : ? : ? : in function SetBagItem' Interface\FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:743: in function `UpdateTooltip': Interface\FrameXML\GameTooltip.lua:195: in function : Last edited by Zidomo : 08-23-09 at 03:38 PM.
 08-21-09, 11:20 PM VgerAN A Cyclonian   Forum posts: 40 File comments: 245 Uploads: 5 Ah, I see. I don't plan for Pawn to ever do anything like that. Pawn tries to avoid doing anything that's class-specific. Also, since Rating Buster does it, there's no real reason for Pawn to also do it.
08-21-09, 06:31 PM
Korby
A Murloc Raider

Forum posts: 8
 Originally posted by VgerAN This is built into World of Warcraft. Hold down the Shift key to see changes in stats. Did you mean something else?
Not quite. The native WoW stats comparison only shows you what changes on face value, that is to say that if one item has 20 attack power, and the other item has 10, it will just show a difference of 10. RatingsBuster takes it a step further and includes stat increases from attributes like strength and agility. So if that second item has 5 strength on it, and that particular class gains 2 attack power per strength, RatingsBuster will show the items as virtually equal in that regard, whereas WoW will still just show a +10 attack in favor of the first item.

Personally, I just use both RatingsBuster and Pawn, so I don't particularly see the need for Pawn to duplicate that same functionality.

 08-21-09, 01:06 PM VgerAN A Cyclonian   Forum posts: 40 File comments: 245 Uploads: 5 This is built into World of Warcraft. Hold down the Shift key to see changes in stats. Did you mean something else?
 08-21-09, 09:46 AM search66 A Kobold Labourer Forum posts: 0 File comments: 32 Uploads: 0 Tooltip display I really dig Pawn... Was wondering if there was an option (similar to RatingsBuster) to show the increases/decreases of stats... It's nice to have the 'pawn' value; but it would be awesome to see something visually on the go; without having to stop and drag/drop items. Kudos!
 08-17-09, 08:59 PM VgerAN A Cyclonian   Forum posts: 40 File comments: 245 Uploads: 5 Hi! Item level display is built into the game now. Check the Display section of Interface Options.
 08-17-09, 08:45 PM Gabbyii A Kobold Labourer Forum posts: 0 File comments: 27 Uploads: 0 Item Level Hi - I just upgraded to pawn 1.2.1 and it is no longer show the item levels. I also no longer see this as an option to turn on/off. Was this feature taken out or moved to another location that I'm missing? Thanks
 08-17-09, 02:10 AM VgerAN A Cyclonian   Forum posts: 40 File comments: 245 Uploads: 5 lycanther—Actually, I'm reasonably certain that Pawn 1.2.1 fixes this problem. Sorry for the inconvenience!
 08-17-09, 02:09 AM VgerAN A Cyclonian   Forum posts: 40 File comments: 245 Uploads: 5 Hi! Sorry, Pawn is not currently compatible with the Chinese-language version of WoW. I am, however, going to investigate some new possibilities that WoW 3.2 opens up that might make Pawn language-independent (or nearly so). I will work on this soon™.
 08-16-09, 06:44 PM azure08 A Kobold Labourer Forum posts: 1 File comments: 3 Uploads: 0 How can I use Pawn with ZHTW services? Looking forward ..
 08-16-09, 01:43 PM VgerAN A Cyclonian   Forum posts: 40 File comments: 245 Uploads: 5 If that doesn't work, please try disabling and reenabling the option to "normalize values (like Wowhead)" and see if that helps.

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