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.
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, and run simulations.
Pawn works with English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish (European and Latin American), Simplified Chinese, and 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.
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.
Found a bug?
If you think you might have found a bug, you can file an official ticket on CurseForge or 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.
Missing stats on lots of items? Bad upgrade suggestions?
A few people were experiencing a problem where too many items show up as upgrades. If you saw the problem in the past and don't anymore, let me know! And, same thing if you are still seeing it in current versions, with or without the workaround I mention below.
Helping me debug
If you want to help me debug, try typing this in-game with at least Pawn 2.1.10:
- /script PawnCommon.DebugCache = true
Let me know if you see a lot of messages printed out to the chat window that start with "*** Pawn debug cache." You can use "false" instead of "true" to turn it off.
If you're still seeing this, here's a workaround that should help:
- Open up Interface\AddOns\Pawn\Pawn.lua in your favorite text editor, such as Notepad
- Find the line "local PawnItemCacheMaxSize = 200" (it's line 30, near the top)
- Change 200 to 0
- Save the file
- Restart WoW or /reload
You'll need to do that again each time you upgrade to a new version.