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  • Updated 01/09/2015
  • Created 08/20/2008
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  • Newest File: Altoholic 6.0.004
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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.

6.0.004 (09/01/2015)

A massive code cleanup was performed, it should be mostly transparent for all of you, but code maintenance will be greatly improved for me.
I also simplified a lot of XML frames with new conventions that Blizzard had activated certainly a while ago, but that I never had time to change.
It's not finished, but it's a step in the right direction :)

- Many options were not saved correctly, this has been fixed, as a result, these options have been reset (tooltip options, etc..)
This options bug had, among others, impact on the account sharing feature that couldn't be launched anymore, Thanks Elfana for helping me on this !
- DataStore_Garrisons: Fixed scanning collection of garrison cache resources. It could occasionally be wrongly reset when getting resources from other sources.
- DataStore_Garrisons: Followers are now stored based on their id's, instead of their names. You will have to check your missions' table again with your alts to update follower information.
- DataStore_Garrisons: added a slider to configure when the reporting for uncollected resources should happen (350 -> 475)
- Grids -> Garrison Followers: added a drop down list to filter followers on whether they are collected, not collected, and if they were recruited at the inn or not.
- Garrison blueprints now appear in red if already known, I applied the same rule as for BOP recipes from Garrison trainers, thus any BOP item with "Already known" will appear red in a merchant frame.
- DataStore_Agenda: fixed another Lua error at logon introduced with previous fix. (Thanks again SpareSimian!)
- DataStore_Mails: added an option to report mails about to expire to the chat frame, in addition to the already existing dialog box. This will allow you to see on which alt the mail can be found. Please keep me informed if you detect real bugs thanks to this.

6.0.003 (27/12/2014)

- DataStore_Garrisons: fixed a bug where saved buildings are deleted from the DB.
- Added tracking of uncollected garrison resources. They can be seen in the currency pane of the account summary.
- Added a warning when uncollected garrison resources are >400 on a given alt. There is an option to disable this warning if you want to.
- Added Garrison-related achievements, now listed in a proper way in the achievements' tab.
- Checked recipes that kept appearing in green at garrison trainers.. there was no bug actually, recipes stayed green because they could be learned by other alts.
What I did instead is to check if a recipe is BOP. If it is BOP, and already known, it will appear in red.
- Removed mounts from the addon, as they have been account-wide for a while now. The icon is still there as a placeholder in the grids tab though.
- DataStore_Pets: removed all mount-related functions and data tables.
- DataStore_Mails: fixed a bug where the addon kept complaining about old mails about to expire. This one is long overdue, thanks to Wispor and Elfana for helping me on this one !
- Fixed "Player not found" message. (Bug 779 / Thanks Phinar !)
- DataStore_Achievements: fixed an error caused by achievements with invalid id (as returned by the game's API). (Bug 792 / Thanks SpareSimian)
- DataStore_Agenda: fixed a Lua error at logon. (Bug 792 also / Thanks SpareSimian)

6.0.002 (24/12/2014)

Seven Year Anniversary Edition.

Today is the seventh birthday of Altoholic, and I wanted to take a moment to thank the community for its patience and support.
2013 was a difficult year on a personal level, and 2014 was extremely busy at work.
As you have all seen, the amount and the pace of releases was not the best in these last 2 years, nevertheless, I remain committed to keep the addon alive, even if it will sometimes be on a "best effort" basis.

I had originally planned to make a release a bit earlier, but life came in the way, and truth be told, it's not a bad thing that the release happens today, as the last time I actually made a release close to the addon's birthday was for the 2-year anniversary.

To celebrate this wonderful day, I am releasing the first garrison-related features, it's not much, but it's a step in the right direction. I hope you'll enjoy it.

I will be peacefully resting at home for the next 2-3 weeks with some spare time on my hands though, and I intend to work on garrison missions + resources, and also on several fixes that are long overdue.

Enough said.. let me finish by wishing you all the best for 2015, for you and your families, and of course for all your alts :)

.. on to the changelog !

- New DataStore module : DataStore_Garrisons !
Note: You have to visit the missions table to scan followers, it doesn't work otherwise.
- Grids tab: added a pane for Garrison followers.
- Grids tab: added a pane for Garrison buildings.
- DataStore_Containers: now scanning the reagent bank at logon.
- Account Summary : updated the "currency" pane to remove valor and justice tokens, and replace them with garrison resources, apexis crystals, and seals of tempered fate.
- Account Summary : added a pane for Garrison followers.
- Fixed a Lua error when talking to an enchanting follower in the garrison.
- Fixed professions not being scanned entirely since 6.0 (Thanks Myrrodin & CKaotic), I did revert the part about followers though, to use IsNPCCrafting() instead.
- A lot of minor fixes.

- Garrison missions/resource tracking are coming, no need to ask, it's high on the priority list :)
- I have a few weeks off, so I'll have time to work on the add-on, there will be releases in the coming 2-3 weeks, with several bug fixes (hell, the list has grown quite long..)


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  • #5525

    all you have to do is to check "Load out of date Addons" and it works just fine.


  • #5532

    Well, it doesn't seem to keep track of the alts tradeskills.  That may be what he meant.

  • #5523
    Re: Altoholic, 5.3 & skills

    Thanks again for providing this addon.  As a furtherance to my previous post and the one by CursedAll2Hell, I now realize that the skills for Profession 2, Cooking and First Aid show zero for the active alt.  The other alts show all skills correctly.

    Of course this also means that the mouseover of profession 2, etc., does not work.

    Otherwise, I have not noticed any other loss of functionalityt due to the last patch.




    Marley's Ghost

  • #5522
    Re: Altoholic & Patch 5.3


    I don't know if you have updated for Patch 5.3 yet, but most functionality seems to be working okay.  the only problem I have noticed is that some of the Profession Skills are showing as "0" once an alt has logged in on 5.3.

    Archaeology and Fishing do not appear to have this problem, but both Primary Professions, Cooking, and First Aid are showing zeroes for some alts.

    Both of my level 90 Alts have all professions maxxed out but (except Archaeology and Fishing) show as "0" in Altoholic and some of my lower level alts also have incorrect zeroes (Skill Totals are okay in the Professions Window).

    Some of the lower level alts are at a point where they have maximum skill points available until they reach a higher character level and get trained.  I do not know if that is the case for every incorrect "0" I am seeing or not.

    I hope my input will be of help to you.

    Thank you for all your hard work and skillful programming.  I really appreciate your generosity in supporting the WoW Community with this fine addon!



  • #5528

    The Curse profile for Altoholic still says "Supports: 5.2.0".  So it hasn't been updated on Curse yet; in fact, last update was in mid-March.

    I would love to see an update to Altoholic the day or week it comes out.  But it's just one thing in the carousel of the developer's life.

    The nature of the addon itself, the thing that makes you like it, is it is so data/information intensive. It doesn't just take a little information and display it in lots of fancy ways.  It takes a lot of information.

    That is the rub.  Blizzard changes the item database with each X.Y release; often changing some ID codes for things, sometimes the structure of data as well.   It and also has been known to shake things up in the profession data this way, not just items/achievements/characters.

    The 'final' copies of the Lua data/program files are in a bit of flux until the non-beta version of the release finally drops from Blizzard. Thaoky has to do a big import/edit job when he gets a chance to sit down with what 5.3 has wrought in order to get the addon to talk with the WoW game client again.  Atop that, he supports multiple languages so there could be a some added work there.

    True, many addon developers do these things.  But this addon is like the swiss army knife of information on WoW assets, professions, achievements, characters, talents, etc.

    Realistically, you might have to wait a couple of weeks. But when Altoholic is finally out for 5.3 it will be like Christmas came twice in six months.  I really love this addon too.  I know how you feel.


  • #5539

    Altoholic for for WoW 5.3 has just been released!!

  • #5520

    I too enjoy using this addon for alt-tracking, and I find it an overall true help to reminding me of events and keeping track of the professions of my alts, but I do find myself having a very tiny issue with it that confused me for a moment.  The problem being that the calendar reminds me of events starting, but using the current server's time as reference.  This lead me to become confused since I have toons on servers with different time zones.  Example: Wyrmrest Accord and Moon Guard have a two-hour difference between server times, and because I had an event starting on WRA at 6PM that server's time while MG's server time is two hours faster, I was lead to wonder about if Altoholic could keep track of and recognize the differences in the server times so it would not remind me of events based on an alternate server's server time but rather the time of the server that the event is on.  I know, that seems a bit confusing in itself, but if there was a way to make a setting to recognize the active server times for each servers to clear up possible server time differences, that would really help make it so I don't get confused by having altoholic remind me of events within three hours earlier or later of the actual event time.  Just throwing a suggestion out there based on personal opinion, so you know.

  • #5519

    Love this addon for tracking my alts (around 10 or so), but as of today, my lvl 79 Death Knight shows zeros for skill levels on first aid, cooking and jewelcrafting.  The other skills are correct as they are on my other alts.

    I've tried disabling all the addons, logging out, exiting the game, reentering and enabling the addons and the skills still show as zero.  Also tried upping the skill level in jewelcrafting, all to no avail.

    Not a big thing, but please put it on your list as you have the time.

  • #5518

    Thanks Thaoky!

    You rock!

    If I could only have one addon, this would be it.

    Thanks for all you do!



  • #5514

    Hello everyone,

    Just to let you know, I'm around, I'll update for 5.3 as soon as I materially can. Don't forget I'm EU, so the sooner I can start working on the addon is tomorrow evening EU time, most likely I will update either Friday evening, or this weekend, depending on the amount of work to do.


  • #5517


    Will you adjust EU's tradeskill cooldown reset? It has been claiming it to be resetting at midnight CET (gametime), whereas it has been 3am since at least patch 5.2.

    Thanks for an otherwise awesome addon! Great work!

  • #5513

    This is the perfect addon for organising all your toons (with so many alts you just can't keep track of who has what). BUT I've noticed that it doesn't update anymore. Says "could be learned by.." when they already know it and I go to open that toons professions to update data and it still says they can learn it.. I have one toon that keeps all the recipes/patterns what have you and so it is nice to hover over what I have in that toons bank and see who I can send a recipe to to make some bank space. But it's not working sadly. My computer is well above what is needed for WoW and pretty much all other games so I don't think it's on my side. Unless it's conflicting with one of my other addons of course. Still though, a must! Especially right before an xpax when you are trying to organise and sell shit that won't be of use coming xpax or when you are leveling professions on a toon. No point in buying stuff you already have hidden on some other forgotten toon. Might disable it when raiding or at least datastore cos I can see that being above elvUI on usage.

    Last edited by Troelsy on 5/18/2013 8:44:28 AM

    Been with WoW for some years now...

  • #5529

    I have had this for a while too.  I am not sure.  I could be wrong about this.  But I think if you close your crafting profession window with no filters set and nothing typed in the search field then when you look at that character's professions.

    I started doing that and the addon seems right more of the time.  When it isn't, sometimes I log into that character, clear the filters/search on the profession(s) involved, and it seems "aware" of what s/he knows then.

    Not sure if this will help you but hope it does.

  • #5512

    Well, my inventories and mails have not been updating properly:( I'm sure that the addon is loading on each toon but it's not correct quite often lately. Also the mail function is annoying the heck outta me. It keeps saying I have mail about to expire on a toon even after I log in empty it. Not sure if i'm missing something? Otherwise, I LOVE this addon. 

  • #5511

    It might be me being stupid, or its just not working, but how do i actually view my alts proffesions? I'm sick of logging back and forth to see if i have certain things and thats all im after really.

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