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Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 36,008 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 4,093,286 Total Downloads
  • Updated 08/21/2015
  • Created 10/22/2008
  • 6,157 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v0.83
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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.


  • 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."


  • 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 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.

- Updated for WoW patch 6.2.
- Suggestions Tab: Added suggestions for Tanaan Jungle and the "storylines" and "bonus objectives" achievements for the other Draenor zones.

- Updated for WoW patch 6.1.
- Suggestions Tab: Added suggestions for Ashran.
- Attempt to fix an error that appeared upon completion of achievements and certain instances.
- Fixed the options panels not being populated when first shown.
- Fixed "/oa" and related slash commands not opening the correct options panel if the UI options window hadn't been opened before in that session.

- Suggestions Tab: Added new Darkmoon Faire suggestions.
- Fixed issue where all checkboxes start as checked in the Overachiever options panels even if the saved option was really false/disabled.
- Fixed an error related to auto-tracking. (This resulted in error messages when traveling from zone to zone if the exploration auto-tracking option was enabled.)
- "Auto-track timed achievements" option is now enabled by default. (No change if not using a fresh install of the addon.)

- Initial updates for WoW patch 6.0.x. Fixes the most common errors.


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  • #1418

    Also having the same problem, error pops up every time I try to search for an achievement

  • #1415

    Same problem here

  • #1411

    Thanks for the update am in love with this addon.

  • #1410

    I'm having issues with tooltips not showing correctly. When I used this before, fishing nodes and everything was showing up fine, but now they aren't. I was just flying around when I moused over a fishing note that said I needed to fish, but when I turned around and hovered over it again the tooltip didn't show again. 

  • #1413

    Same problem here; posted about it a few posts before this.

  • #1409

    Okay, so... I'm getting this annoying half-a-second freeze of my game whenever the loot frame closes.

    I've tried disabling all my other addons, sticking with the vanilla UI and only Overachiever on, and still get this freeze, and it only happens with my main character, with 18k+ points with over 120+ days of playtime, while with my alts I can activate all my addons and still loot without any of this freeze issue.

    Tried to also diabling the tooltip session, but... nothing.


    Anyone have this issue, and... if you solved it, what can I do to fix it too?

    Last edited by lostpro on 8/22/2015 11:41:43 AM
  • #1408

    some suggestions are not shown in dungeon/raids. there are a lot not shown, but here is an example:

    under suggestion was only shown "lumberjacked" but there were that one and 2 more.

    would be nice that it showed all the achievements under the instance you are, instead only the subzone ones. myabe add a search by zone?

    Last edited by Alleine on 8/22/2015 8:58:11 AM
  • #1406

    So I've got a weird problem... the additional information on the tooltips seems to appear but then quickly disappear never to be seen again.

    For example, if I hover my mouse over a critter it will for a split second show "Needs some /love" but then that extra text disappears and hovering over the critter again does nothing unless I relog.  Same type of thing with, say, a fishing hole.  It will say "Needs to be fished' for just a split second then it goes away and never comes back.

    In case I have any conflicts you can see my addon list in the post below this one.

  • #1407

    This only started with the latest version of Overachiever? Or does it happen with the previous version (when made to load despite being "out of date") - and if so, did it only start happening with a recent WoW patch, and if so, which one?

  • #1412

    Unfortunately I've only played with this AddOn under 6.2.  It's still going on as of last night.  Do you think it's a conflict with Collect Me?

    Note that user domxnik above me posted the same problem.

    Last edited by vemnox on 8/25/2015 4:58:27 PM
  • #1404

    Date: 2015-08-20 22:14:55
    ID: 4
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua line 319:
    Usage: GetAchievementCategory(achievementID)
    [C]: GetAchievementCategory()
    [C]: ?
    (*temporary) = nil

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  • #1405

    I attempted to fix this in the latest version but I'm not sure what I did will help as I didn't run into that error myself.

  • #1403

    Looking forward to the updated version.

  • #1402

    Will this addon ever be updated for 6.2.  I really enjoy this helpful addon as Blizz Achievements panel sucks!

    Michael D Crissey

  • #1401

    This addon is amazing & i hope you update it soon.thanks

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