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Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks

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  • Updated 09/10/2013
  • Created 10/22/2008
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About Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks

Tools and tweaks to make the lives of players seeking Achievements a little bit easier.

Most features listed here are optional. Options can be found using the /oa command or at Interface Options -> AddOns tab -> Overachiever.

General:

  • Slash commands to search for achievements by name.* (Also see the "Search tab" feature.)
  • Ctrl+click on an achievement link to open the GUI to that achievement. Ctrl+click again to track it.
  • Automatically track timed achievements when the timer starts.

Achievement Tooltip Enhancements:

  • Add information from progress bars and normally-hidden progress information. (For example, "Progress: 5/10" or "Assault 2 bases (0/2).")
  • Compare progress using chat links: Display your progress below that of the player who linked the achievement.
  • Optionally add the achievement's ID to its tooltip. (Convenient for addon authors.)

GUI Enhancements:

  • Draggable Frames: The achievement frame is draggable.
  • Search tab added to the UI to search for achievements by name, description, reward, and more.
  • Suggestions tab added to the UI that suggests achievements based on your current situation: Location, recent tooltip reminders from this addon, etc.
  • Cooking Trade Skill UI:
    • Display icons next to recipes you need to cook for "The Northrend Gourmet" and "The Outland Gourmet." Ctrl+click on one of these recipes to open the UI to the achievement that requires it.
    • Works with the default UI, Advanced Trade Skill Window, Skillet, and lilsparky's branch of Skillet. (Users of lilsparky's branch must Alt+click instead of Ctrl+click to open to the achievement.)
  • Objectives Frame (Achievement Tracker):
    • Display a tooltip when hovering over an achievement title to see more details about it.
    • Shift+click an achievement title to add that achievement's link to chat.
  • Display a tooltip when the cursor is over certain achievements in the GUI:
    • Part of a series: Give the names of other achievements in the series and its relation to them.
    • Required by: Give the names of any meta-achievements that list this achievement as a criteria.
  • Meta-criteria (achievements displayed as the criteria for obtaining a larger achievement) in the GUI use a detailed achievement tooltip instead of simply giving the date the criteria was completed (or nothing if it isn't complete).

Achievement-specific Options:

  • World Explorer: Automatically track exploration achievements as you travel.*
  • Tooltip Reminders: Add information to units', items', and/or world objects' tooltips to help you complete...
    • "To All The Squirrels I've Loved Before", "To All The Squirrels Who Shared My Life": Do I need to /love this critter?
    • "Pest Control": Have I exterminated this critter?
    • "Well Read", "Higher Learning": Have I read this book?
    • "The Scavenger," "Outland Angler," "Northrend Angler": Have I fished this type of node?
    • "It's Happy Hour Somewhere", "Tastes Like Chicken": Have I consumed this food or drink?
    • Holiday Achievements:
      • "Let It Snow": Do I need to use a Handful of Snowflakes on this player?
      • "Fistful of Love": Do I need to use a Handful of Rose Petals on this player?
      • "Shake Your Bunny-Maker": Do I need to use Spring Flowers on this player?
    • "Northern Exposure", "Medium Rare", and many others: Do I need to kill this creature? (Includes many dungeon and raid-based achievements.)
  • Sound Reminder: Choose a sound to play when one of the above tooltip reminders shows up if you need to do something.


* See the included readme.txt file for more details.
† See instructions below.
‡ This is part of a modular component that can be enabled/disabled individually. See "Disabling Modules," below.

Key Bindings

You can associate key bindings with each of the new tabs added to the Achievement frame using the standard key binding interface. The new bindings are located under the heading "Overachiever."

Localization

  • Localized for English, Spanish, German, French, Russian, traditional Chinese, and simplified Chinese clients. Translations generously provided by users like you!
  • If you're interested in helping localize Overachiever for another client, please let me know.

Draggable Frames

The main achievement frame (where achievements earned and unearned are listed by category) is draggable when the proper Interface Options are set. Left-click on an appropriate area and hold the mouse button down to move the frame where you desire.

By default, the main achievement frame can be moved but it is still subject to some standard frame handling that will reposition it when it is opened or certain other frames are displayed. To unattach the frame from this position handling and have Overachiever remember where the frame is from session to session, check the "Remember position" option under the "Main Achievement UI frame" option. Once in the position you desire, you may want to uncheck the "Main Achievement UI frame" option so you don't accidentally move it elsewhere.

  • To customize the placement and more involving the "Achievement Earned" alert frames, try Achieved!

Disabling Modules

Some of Overachiever's features are implemented using modules, namely Overachiever_Tabs and Overachiever_Trade. Modules have their own folders that should be placed inside the Interface\AddOns folder alongside Overachiever. They can be enabled or disabled as you would a separate addon. Additionally, the individual Search and Suggestions components of the Tabs module can be disabled by deleting or renaming Search.lua or Suggestions.lua.


About the lengthy project name: "Overachiever" was not showing up on curse.com addon searches for "achievement"; the name change fixes that. Hopefully Curse will correct this problem in the future.


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The change log lists changes of particular note to users, not every change made.

v0.73
- Updated for WoW patch 5.4.
- Suggestions Tab:
- - Added suggestions for Siege of Orgrimmar, Deepwind Gorge, and Timeless Isle.
- - Removed suggestions that are now Feats of Strength.

v0.71
- Updated for WoW patch 5.2.
- Tabs module: Corrected a taint issue that could occur when achievements were added to a Watch list from another tab.
- Suggestions Tab: Added suggestions for Throne of Thunder, Isle of Thunder, and a missing one for Vale of Eternal Blossoms ("Eternally in the Vale").

v0.70
- Updated for WoW patch 5.1.
- "Pandaren Cuisine" and "Pandaren Delicacies" (new): Added to the consumed item tracking system.
- "Pandarian Angler" (new): Added reminder tooltips for this achievement, expanding the existing option for "The Scavenger," "Outland Angler," and "Northrend Angler."
- Kill Creature Achievements: Fixed an issue where reminder tooltips weren't working. (This means you, "Glorious!")
- Trade module: "The Pandaren Gourmet" is now considered when determining if you need to cook a recipe.
- Suggestions Tab, Kill Creature Achievements: When a reminder that you need to kill one of these creatures is triggered, the related achievement will temporarily be added to the suggestions list, as intended.
- Suggestions Tab: Suggestions added for Mists of Pandaria raids.
- Suggestions Tab: Fixed an issue where Cooking and Fishing achievements could "take over" the list, preventing you from seeing other suggestions once you looked at the tab while the Cooking tradeskill window was open or your fishing pole was equipped.
- Switched to LibBabble-Subzone library for zone/subzone localizations. (Should correct some issues with suggestions, among other things, for users with non-English clients.)

v0.69
- Fixed an issue where critters that were reclassified as wild pets wouldn't trigger achievement reminders.
- "Turkey Lurkey": Fixed an issue where the proper tooltip reminder wouldn't be displayed in some cases.

v0.68
- Tabs module: Improved performance when switching tabs and scrolling through achievement lists.
- Suggestions Tab:
- - Instance difficulty and raid size override options added. Use them to see suggestions that have particular difficulty and/or raid size requirements without having to change your actual instance/group settings.
- - Numerous suggestions added for Mists of Pandaria zones, battlegrounds, and dungeons.
- - Now suggests "Big City Pet Brawlin' - Alliance" and "Big City Pet Brawlin' - Horde" when in an Alliance or Horde capital city, respectively.
- - The "Complete X quests" achievements for Loch Modan and Wetlands were merged into one achievement. Likewise, those for Westfall and Duskwood were merged. Suggestions updated to reflect this.
- - Several Horde-specific achievements were merged into their Alliance-specific counterparts. (For instance, "Hail to the Chef" had a Horde version and an Alliance version with separate IDs. The ID used by Alliance characters is now also used by Horde characters.) Suggestions updated to reflect this.
- Italian localization (itIT) is now supported.
- Remember, translations are provided by users like you. Thanks for your generosity! Please help contribute if you are able: http://wow.curseforge.com/projects/overachiever/localization/

v0.67
- "To All the Squirrels I Once Caressed?" (new): Critters' /loved status for this achievement is now part of the option that exists for the other "To All the Squirrels..." achievements.
- Fixed an issue where an error was thrown if a battle pet container item is in your inventory.

v0.66
- Updated for WoW patch 5.0.4.
- Unfortunately, the WoW API no longer supports grabbing item IDs from "Tastes Like Chicken" and "It's Happy Hour Somewhere". Consequently, we cannot automatically detect new consumable items added to the list of those that give credit toward these achievements. Overachiever will instead use whatever list the character had before (saved from using Overachiever previously) or, if that is unavailable, a default list of items based on data collected in a prior version of WoW.

v0.65
- Updated for WoW patch 4.3.
- Suggestions Tab: Added suggestions for the Darkmoon Faire, Twin Peaks battleground, Tol Barad/Tol Barad Peninsula, and Alterac Valley. ("The Alterac Blitz" was moved out of the meta-achievement so it's now a suggestion, lest it be forgotten!)
- Brazilian Portuguese localization (ptBR) is now supported.
- Remember, translations are provided by users like you. Thanks for your generosity! Please help contribute if you are able: http://wow.curseforge.com/projects/overachiever/localization/

v0.64
- Updated for WoW patch 4.2.
- Suggestions Tab: Removed several suggestions that are now Feats of Strength and one that was removed from the game.
- Suggestions Tab: Added new suggestions for Mount Hyjal, Molten Front, Firelands, Zul'Aman, and Zul'Gurub, as well as for the new fishing and cooking daily quests.
- "You'll Feel Right as Rain" (new): Added an option to display a reminder tooltip for gorging yourself on Chocolate Cookies.
- "Check Your Head" and "Shake Your Bunny-Maker": Fixed an issue where some races were associated with the wrong criteria. (Blizzard added goblins and worgen to the criteria and also changed the order.)
- Updated options layout.

v0.63
- Updated for WoW patch 4.1.
- "Cataclysmically Delicious" and "Drown Your Sorrows" added to the consumed item tracking system.
- Suggestions Tab: Added suggestion for The Battle for Gilneas.
- Minor update to options layout.

v0.62
- Suggestions Tab: Updated suggestions to include Cataclysm dungeons. (Thanks Ackis!)
- Further optimized the reminder tooltip system to improve performance.
- Reduced loading time by saving the full consumed item tracking data between sessions (instead of partial data). If the addon version or the game build has changed since you last played a character, or if the character's data is not already saved, then load time will be about the same as it was previously because the data will be (re)built.

v0.61
- "Limnologist" and "Oceanographer" (new): Added an option to display reminder tooltips for schools of fish associated with these achievements.
- Fixed a compatibility issue with the addon MoveAnything where an error was given when the main achievement UI was first loaded if MoveAnything was used to reposition AchievementFrame.
- Fixed an issue where an error message appeared when certain tooltips were displayed.
- Trade module: Corrected an issue where uncooked recipes were treated as if you needed to cook them to earn an achievement even if the achievement was already completed. A new interface option has been added to support previous behavior, so achievement icons can be placed next to uncooked recipes even if the overall achievement is complete.
- Watch Tab: Invalid achievements are now removed from existing Watch lists when the Tabs module loads. This prevents errors that could result from watching achievements that subsequently are removed from the game by Blizzard.

v0.60
- You can now search for guild achievements using slash commands and the Tabs module. On the Search tab, a new option has been added to allow you to search personal achievements, guild achievements, or all achievements.
- The tooltip that shows which guild members have contributed to the completion of a guild achievement is no longer overridden by Overachiever tooltips. Additionally, this information is now displayed where appropriate when viewing guild achievements on tabs created by the Tabs module.
- Tabs module: Guild achievements now use the interface art intended for them on all tabs instead of only the Guild tab.
- Tabs module: If a guild achievement is selected or the Search tab was set to search only guild achievements, then the points shown at the top of the main achievement UI will show Guild Points instead of personal Achievement Points.
- Tabs module: Sorting by points now functions as most would expect, adding points from previous achievements in its series (if it is in one) to the points the achievement is worth alone. (This is the same way the points shown on the shield on the right-hand side of a displayed achievement are calculated.)
- Tabs module: Expanded the scope of the throttle in order to address performance issues.
- Suggestions Tab: Updated zone-based suggestions.
- "It's Happy Hour Somewhere" and "Tastes Like Chicken": Corrected an issue where an item could sometimes be consumed without being properly recorded.
- Fixed a compatibility issue with the addon Failchievements where an error was given when the cursor was placed over a custom meta-criteria "achievement."
- Trade module: Fixed an issue where filters (such as "Has skill up") would cause the icons and tooltips added by Overachiever to be displayed incorrectly.

See the full change log here.

Comments

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  • #1056

    I put something similar on my to do list just last week: No "kill" reminder sound if in combat and the achievement was already on the recent reminders list. Also, don't drop achievements from recent reminders while in combat. (In case the battle's longer than 5 minutes.)

  • #1054

    thank you so much tuhljin for creating and maintaining such an amazing addon. i absolutely love it!

    i have one silly question, that i can't seem to wrap my brain around... why would one check the option "indicate uncooked recipes for complete achievements?" it's probably too early in the morning, but i can't seem to figure out whether to turn this on or not.  thanks for all yor hard work! :)

  • #1057

    It was a requested feature. It's for completionists. If all you care about is whether you have the achievement and not whether you've done absolutely every criteria on your character, you don't need to enable it.

  • #1067

    Not yet, but that's something I want to add in the future.

  • #1064

    Actually, I am a completionist. I like to achieve things separately for each character. So that option is for cooking, what about something like the achievement [Let It Snow] - is there a way to turn on character achievement reminders/sounds instead of it looking at the achievement as complete? I noticed right away as I hovered over some players and no more sounds/tooltip reminders were being given.

    thanks :)

  • #1052

    Date: 2012-12-15 22:36:03
    ID: 2
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
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    Debug:
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  • #1053

    Please use the ticket system to report errors like this. And make sure you fill out the questions, as this type of error is almost certainly an addon conflict. It's complaining about ACHIEVEMENTFRAME_SUBFRAMES, a variable set by Blizzard's achievement UI, which makes me think you've got another addon forcing Overachiever_Tabs to load before it's supposed to.

  • #1049

    The bosses in Heart of Fear make a noise on rollover and say "Need to Kill" on them. How do I disable this?

  • #1051

    You can turn off reminder sounds in the addon options. It's in the main "Overachiever" tab, not the "Reminders" one. Slash command /oa is a shortcut to get to the Reminders options. From there, you can just click "Overachiever" in the list on the left.

    If you want to disable the whole thing, then just use /oa and disable the option for Kill Creature Achievements. It affects more than just the ones in that raid, though.

  • #1068

    Whenever there's an achievement reminder tooltip, the relevant achievement is temporarily added to your Suggestions. When you see the tooltip, could you open up your Suggestions tab and see which one it's saying you need to do? It will show with a green background.

    Edit: Oh, and if there still seems to be a problem, please open a ticket about it. That makes it easier for me to keep track of.

    Last edited by Tuhljin on 12/20/2012 9:25:51 PM
  • #1065

    We are still progressing through Normal Mode, so we haven't been able to even set the raid to Heroic Mode. In both Normal Mode and LFR, It tells me that I "Need To Kill" every boss we encounter, even though we've had the first two on farm for weeks. I've disabled the "Need To Kill" reminder since it is distracting, but this means that I won't be able to take advantage of it for other achievements without remembering to turn it back on.

  • #1062

    Hmm. Are you running in heroic or normal? Have you killed the NPC for a normal achievement but not a heroic-only achievement?

    Last edited by Tuhljin on 12/19/2012 12:32:57 AM
  • #1059

    Well I guess my main question is: "Why is it telling me that I need to kill raid bosses that I've already killed?" Sounds like a bug.

  • #1042

    A new alpha version is now available: http://wow.curseforge.com/addons/overachiever/files/

    If you'd like to try it out, please let me know if it solves the issues it is supposed to solve (see its change log) or if you run into any new issues when using it. Thanks! (And don't forget to upgrade to the release version once it's available, which should be soon. Alpha versions may not be as well-tested and may have incomplete features.)

    Edit: Fixed link.

    Last edited by Tuhljin on 12/7/2012 2:14:00 AM
  • #1043

    On version 0.69 was getting no suggestions, just tried r107 (alpha) and in BoT still no suggesations. I have RaidAchievment which found 4 and displayed them on the chat but nothing in Overachiever.

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