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  • Supports: 5.4.0
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  • Updated 10/07/2013
  • Created 08/20/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: Altoholic 5.4.004
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About Altoholic

Hi, my name is Thaoky, and I'm an Altoholic :)

Altoholic is an Ace 3 addon written for people who dedicate most of their time to leveling alts, and who want to have as much information as possible in one addon. The main feature of the addon is the search functionality which allows users to search their alts' bags or loot tables in an Auction-House-like frame (see screenshots). All this with multiple-realms/accounts support.

About the addon & the author

I've been playing WoW since the European release, and I used to rely on addons like character viewer to check my alts' inventory, but since it was more or less abandoned and not always stable for me, I decided to write an addon myself and to improve the search feature as much as I could. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do :)

The addon has been in development since December 2007 and was officially released in late March 2008. It's still not final, and although it has considerably evolved since the initial release, there are still a lot of things I haven't had time to implement yet.
Please note that this is my first addon, and that English is not my native language.


- Languages supported: enUS, frFR, deDE, esES, ruRU, zhCN & zhTW.

- Account-wide data summary:

  • Characters' talents: Full talent trees & glyphs are supported for both specializations.
  • Money, /played, rest xp for each character, subtotals by realm, and grandtotals for the account.
  • Bag usage: see at a glance which characters should get bigger bags (bag size, free slots and types included)
  • Characters' skills: skill summary on one screen, namely the 2 main professions + the 3 secondary skills as well as riding. I may add more if there's demand.
  • Reputations: a list of all the reputations of the current realm's characters. You can see at a glance if all your alts are at least honored with Honor Hold if you want to get the new 2.4 blue PVP set. Suggestions on how to grind reputations will be available soon.

- View containers (bags, bank, keyring) of all alts, on all realms.

- Guild banks : You have 10 alts in 10 different guilds on the same server, all of them with access to a guild bank ? Not a problem, you can see them all here.

- E-mail: allows you to see which alts have mail without having to reconnect them. The addon will tell you when mail is about to expire on a character. Threshold configurable (up to 15 days). Multiple realm support as well. Mails sent to a known alt (one you've logged on at least once) will be visible in the addon without having to reconnect it.

- Equipment: See the equipment of the current realm's alts in one screen. Very useful when purchasing stuff for your alts at the AH. Multiple realms supported. Right-clicking any equipment piece will allow you to find an upgrade, this feature is similar to the official wow armory feature, and is quite performant, even though it doesn't match the accuracy of the official one.

- Search: the most important feature of the addon, it uses an AH-like frame to display search results. You can either search bags on the current realm, on all realms, or a loot table.
The loot table is a table based on AtlasLoot, but which contains only item id's, and therefore keeps memory usage minimal.

The Search menu allows you to find items based on their name (even partial), level, type or rarity, almost like at the AH. It is also possible to search known recipes.

- Quest Log: See the quest logs of all your alts, as well as an indication of which alts are on a specific quest. Clicking on a quest link in the chat log will tell you which alts are on that quest.

- Suggestions: Currently, only profession leveling suggestions are available when mousing over your current level in a specific profession. Suggestions are based on the leveling guides posted on the official US forums (credit goes to their respective authors). The addon also suggests you where to quest/grind xp depending on your character level.

Suggestions were also added for the most recent factions. More to come later.

- Auction house: You can see which auctions/bids you've placed with an alt without being logged in or being at the AH.

- Professions: You can browse all known recipes in a thotbot like frame (see screenshot).

- Mounts & Pets of all your alts.

- Achievements are tracked for all you alts (see screenshot).

- Guild Members: a list of your connected guildmates, along with their alts (if they're using Altoholic too), and their average item level. Clicking their AiL will also allow you to "remotely" inspect their equipment.

- Guild Skills: a list of altoholic users in your guild, along with their alts and direct profession links. All professions are available in one click.

- Guild Bank tabs: a list of altoholic users and the time at which they last visited the guild bank. If you haven't visited the guild bank for a few days, you can remotely update your local data without going to a capital city.


The FAQ has been moved here :


  • I'd like to thank my guild, Odysse├╝s on EU-Mar├ęcages de Zangar, for assisting me since the earliest phases, thanks guys for everything you've done :)
  • Thanks to the wowace community, you've been very helpful and this addon would not be there without the technical answers you gave me (especially Xinhuan, author of BankItems)
  • Thanks to all the guys who are behind AtlasLoot, keeping the loot table up-to-date is a tremendous work, and the search functionality of Altoholic would not be what it is without your hard work.
  • Thanks to Ayindi (wowace) & sLiz3r (curse) for the German translation.
  • Thanks to NightOwl (wowace) for the zhTW translation.
  • Thanks to Wang (wowace) for the zhCN translation.
  • Thanks to Hellbot for the ruRU translation.
  • Thanks to Laumac for the frFR translation.
  • Thanks to IrregularByte for the esES translation.
  • Brykrys for the LinkWrangler support.

5.4.004 (07/10/2013)

- Fixed showing the item source for crafts in the tooltip.
- Fixed LibCraftInfo.

5.4.003 (06/10/2013)

- Created and added support for 3 new libraries : LibCraftInfo, LibCraftLevels, LibCraftReagents.
These libraries intend to replace the lost functionality caused by tables reset to zero in LibPeriodicTable.
I now have my own dataminer, so these tables should be easier to maintain when a patch hits.
I also cleaned up some hard coded tables to now use the libraries instead.
Overall, the addon now consumes a little bit more memory, but the data sources are way more complete than before.
- Replaced the internal list of recipes by LibCraftInfo.
- Fixed the Characters -> Profession pane no longer showing reagents due to LPT changes.
- Fixed the Grids -> Tradeskills pane no longer correct due to LPT changes.


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  • #5465

    Seems altoholic isnt recognizing recipes learned on alts. For example . i picked up a Blacksmithing recipe on my rogue and it said it could be learned by my Blacksmith toon. I mailed it to the toon and received it and it said could be learned still but at the bottom it said already known . so basically i already have it . its happening to alot of recipes .. some it seems to work on and some no .. any fix for this?

  • #5462

    I was wondering if it would be a possibility for those of us that have multiple accounts, to be able to have a feature where we can automatically add data from other accounts. As in, you can open the config and add a dataset from another account folder, so that the addon pulls that data as well, instead of having to use the shared data feature.

  • #5464

    It is my plan to rewrite the account sharing feature, so that it is managed by its very own datastore module, and also provides real-time updates between accounts, but all this takes time, and really cannot commit on any date given how my spare time varies.. (I still have a some weekend work on the horizon in March & April)

    Thus don't hold your breath..

  • #5491

    As long as it's in the works I'm a very happy man. Love the addon, and i can't wait until account sharing is quicker and more seamless. Thanks for everything!

  • #5466

    I would love that feature also

    /Holding breath :) 

  • #5460

    "Note: I have tried to look into an issue where profession cooldowns are announced at the wrong time, mostly for people playing on US realms.
    Unfortunately, I could not make any solid tests (UK realms return me the same realm time as other EU realms .. weird).
    If anyone can provide me with more info, I would gladly help."

    The issue stems from the results the server is sending you. For most events you get back a time and have to work out what that means in the timezone you are in. This is where the TimeGap calculations are required and are an elegant solution.

    From what I can see the server gives completely different information back when you query a profession. When you query a profession it gives the number of seconds until the cooldown expires. Therefore this is ENTIRELY INDEPENDANT of the timezone. It is the number of seconds that the client needs to wait until the cooldown is available. Thus where in the code you add the timeGap variable you are actually deliberately introducing an error as the time gap added to the exact number of seconds the cooldown has to go will always be wrong unless the timegap is zero ie: you are in the same timezone as server.

    So the fix should be for the professions time calculation is to avoid doing any timegap calculations for differences between server time and client time as the time it gets from the API query is the client time in seconds. I did post this in a ticket last month

    I've tested the code by removing the +timeGap from professions calc and it appears to work correctly. 

  • #5461

    The code at present in 5.2 Altoholic\Events.lua lines 452 and 462 have +timeGap


    local name, _, reset, lastCheck = DataStore:GetCraftCooldownInfo(profession, i)

    gives "reset" the time in seconds since the "lastCheck" time. Lets use an example:

    11:45pm local time UK which is 12:45 server time timeGap is therefore 1hr. Server reset 3am server time which is 2am UK time.

    Now at 11:45 local time the reset variable is going to say its 2hrs 15mins until reset. However the current code bugs as you have

    local expires = reset + lastCheck + timeGap

    whichs means expires is set to 2hrs 15m + 11:45pm + 1hr = 3am but that is 3am LOCAL time which is 4AM server time which is wrong.

    So if at lines 452 and 462 you were to do 

    local expires = reset + lastCheck

    then the expires variable is set to 2hrs 15mins + 11:45pm local time = 2am local time which is exactly right.

    Hope this helps.

  • #5463

    I've actually come to the same conclusions when working on it yesterday, the api function returning the remaining time is also inconsistent.

    Sometimes, it tells you the reset is at midnight, sometimes at 3am. I haven't sought for the cause of this, it's pointless, instead, I now ignore this data and hardcode a reset at 3am, and that seems to work fine with minimum of coding.

    I had also tried the "local expires = reset + lastCheck" solution, but that was not working in 100% of the cases, because of the aforementioned reason.

    Anyway, thanks for the input :)

  • #5456

    i found the solution why the recipe coloring (and the determination who can/will be able to learn a recipe)  is not working correctly anymore since patch 5.1. I posted a fix for this at in the comments. I hope the author can include the fix soon.

  • #5457

    Fixed in 5.2.002 (not yet released).

    Thanks !

  • #5454

    Thx for the update!

  • #5453

    The out of sync time warns for profession cds also affect me, and I'm playing on three EU realms (Wildhammer (Main realm), Terokkar, and Nagrand).

  • #5455

    I get the out of date report at both 11pm and 12pm and no warning from Altoholic at the proper time. I play on Eonar EU and in-game clock is set to server time, though I note server time is 1-2 mins slow as daily reset happens at 2:58 or 2:59 ... (yes I was up that late last night as on holiday) .

    TBH I'd like an option to switch the profession warnings to a single warning that Daily Reset is due and the options to check times (e.g. 60, 30, 15, 10, 5). With 5 levelled alts and 7 with maxxed professions, some days its a LOT of warnings...

    PS thanks for keeping this incredibly useful add-on up to date. Your work on it is much appreciated.

  • #5458

    Ok thanks for this, I managed to go a bit further.. in fact, the API function that returns the cooldown reset still returns midnight.. that's why we have the problem.

    I'll work around this.

    Edit: I think I fixed it. I'll make a few more tests and upload a fix probably tomorrow (Thursday)

    Last edited by Thaoky on 3/13/2013 9:26:46 AM
  • #5452

    I followed what you said regarding the issue with profession CDs.

    "Places to check in the code:
    Altoholic\Events.lua as of line 427
    DataStore_Agenda\DataStore_Agenda.lua look at how I set the variable clientServerTimeGap, see if results are consistent."

    But I'm not sure what I am supposed to be seeing...

    local timeGap = DataStore:GetClientServerTimeGap()          <--Events.lua line 427 (maybe)

    and from the DataStore_Agenda.lua:

    --[[ clientServerTimeGap

    Number of seconds between client time & server time
    A positive value means that the server time is ahead of local time.
    Ex: server: 21:05, local 21.02 could lead to something like 180 (or close to it, depending on seconds)
    local clientServerTimeGap

    local function _GetClientServerTimeGap()
    return clientServerTimeGap or 0

    What do I do? I wish to be rid of the annoying out-of-date prof. CD alerts, but I'm no addon author either. =/

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