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Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks

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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 4,303,887 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/10/2015
  • Created 10/22/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v0.84
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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.

Click here to lend your support to: Overachiever - WoW AddOn and make a donation at !
Buy Tuhljin a snack so he'll feel guilty about not yet implementing that suggestion you made. Or maybe just to show your support. That works, too.

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

- Workaround for a WoW bug where the API gives the wrong count of achievements in a category. This should fix debug message spam when doing an achievement search as well as an error when searching by achievement criteria (or searching by "Any").

- 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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  • #1101

    Thx alot.. That worked for me... I'm almost addicted to the suggestion's tap so i was on my way to a total breakdown.. And you saved me..So again thanks for the info :)

    Last edited by Supasa on 3/12/2013 1:48:29 AM
  • #1099

    Please update for 5.2. Also  pliz

  • #1098

    Please update for 5.2. Also, the Suggestion Tab isnt working in 5.2 anymore.

  • #1097

    As an achievement adict I love this addon!!! But please, please launch an update or fix the bugs. I have errors all the time, last wenn NPCscan found a rare mob in the tolong area...otherwise one of the best addons!

  • #1096

    Seeing this error, maybe related to tooltip

    Date: 2013-03-10 20:55:51 ID: 1 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ..\AddOns\Overachiever\GameTip.lua line 156:    attempt to call global 'GetRaidDifficulty' (a nil value) Debug:    Overachiever\GameTip.lua:156: GetDifficulty()    Overachiever\GameTip.lua:334:       Overachiever\GameTip.lua:256    [C]: ? Locals: inInstance = nil d = 1 (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = "attempt to call global 'GetRaidDifficulty' (a nil value)"

    AddOns:   Swatter, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)   WowheadLooter, v50007   AnnounceMisdirection, v   AtlasLootLoader, vv7.05.00   AucAdvanced, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)   AucFilterBasic, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)   AucFilterOutlier, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)   AucMatchUndercut, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)   AucScanData, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)   AucStatHistogram, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)   AucStatiLevel, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)   AucStatPurchased, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)   AucStatSales, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)   AucStatSimple, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)   AucStatStdDev, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)   AucStatWOWEcon, v5.15.5383.5323(5.15/embedded)   AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)   AucUtilAppraiser, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)   AucUtilAskPrice, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)   AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)   AucUtilCompactUI, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)   AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)   AucUtilFixAH, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)   AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)   AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)   AucUtilScanButton, v5.15.5383.5320(5.15/embedded)   AucUtilScanFinish, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)   AucUtilScanProgress, v5.15.5383.4979(5.15/embedded)   AucUtilScanStart, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)   AucUtilSearchUI, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)   AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)   AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.15.5383.4828(5.15/embedded)   Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.332(/embedded)   BeanCounter, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)   BGSpy, v1.2.6   Configator, v5.1.DEV.344(/embedded)   DBMCore, v   DBMLDB, v   DBMRaidLeadTools, v   DBMSpellTimers, v   DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.337(/embedded)   DPMCore, v5.1   Enchantrix, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)   EnchantrixBarker, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)   GatherMate2, v1.25   HealersHaveToDie, v2.1.0   Informant, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)   LibExtraTip, v5.12.DEV.342(/embedded)   Omen, v3.1.8   Overachiever, v0.70   OverachieverTrade, v0.70   QuestCompletist, v100.0   Recount, v   SlideBar, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)   Stubby, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)   TipHelper, v5.12.DEV.343(/embedded)   TomTom, vv50200-1.0.2   WoWDBProfiler, v   BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v5.2.0.50200 <eu>   (ck=909)

  • #1094

    Can you add the possiblility to turn off making SHIFT link the achievement to chat? I liked being able to track/untrack them using that button. :P

  • #1090

    11x Overachiever-v0.70\GameTip.lua:156: attempt to call global "GetRaidDifficulty" (a nil value)
    Overachiever-v0.70\GameTip.lua:156: in function "GetDifficulty"
    Overachiever-v0.70\GameTip.lua:334: in function <Overachiever\GameTip.lua:256>
    <in C code>

    tooltip = GameTooltip {
     0 = <userdata>
     SetQuestLogRewardSpell = <func> @Auc-Advanced\Libs\..\LibExtraTip.lua:378
     SetSpellBookItem = <func> @Auc-Advanced\Libs\..\LibExtraTip.lua:378
     SetExistingSocketGem = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetCurrencyToken = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetShapeshift = <func> @Auc-Advanced\Libs\..\LibExtraTip.lua:378
     hasMoney = 1
     SetQuestRewardSpell = <func> @Auc-Advanced\Libs\..\LibExtraTip.lua:378
     comparing = false
     SetSocketGem = <func> =[C]:-1
     default = 1
     SetPetAction = <func> @Auc-Advanced\Libs\..\LibExtraTip.lua:378
     SetUnitDebuff = <func> @Auc-Advanced\Libs\..\LibExtraTip.lua:378
     SetItemByID = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetLootItem = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetQuestItem = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetReforgeItem = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetTrainerService = <func> =[C]:-1
     numMoneyFrames = 1
     alink = "|cff71d5ff|Hspell:19740|h[Blessing of Might]|h|r"
     SetInboxItem = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetBuybackItem = <func> =[C]:-1
     shoppingTooltips = <table> {}
     SetHyperlinkCompareItem = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetMerchantItem = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetQuestLogItem = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetBackpackToken = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetUnitBuff = <func> @Auc-Advanced\Libs\..\LibExtraTip.lua:378
     SetTalent = <func> @Auc-Advanced\Libs\..\LibExtraTip.lua:378
     SetTradePlayerItem = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetSendMailItem = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetTradeTargetItem = <func> =[C]:-1
     updateTooltip = 0.1199999962002
     SetInventoryItem = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetMerchantCostItem = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetTradeSkillItem = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetLootRollItem = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetQuestCurrency = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetHyperlink = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetAuctionSellItem = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetBagItem = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetGlyphByID = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetUnit = <func> @Auc-Advanced\Libs\..\LibExtraTip.lua:378
     SetGuildBankItem = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetQuestLogCurrency = <func> =[C]:-1
     SetAuctionItem = <func> =[C]:-1
    name = "Sparkmancer Vu"
    unit = "mouseover"
    id = 8110
    text = nil
    complete = nil
    needtipshow = nil
    type = "Undead"
    guid = 69961
    tab = <table> {
     1 = 8109
     2 = 3
     3 = 8110
     4 = 3
    num = 1
    numincomplete = 1
    potential = <table> {
     8110 = 4
    _ = "Sparkmancer Vu"
    achcom = false
    c = false
    t = nil
    cat = nil
    t = nil
    skipNextExamineOneLiner = true
    RaceClassAch = <table> {
     FistfulOfLove = <table> {}
     TurkeyLurkey = <table> {}
     BunnyMaker = <table> {}
     LetItSnow = <table> {}
     CheckYourHead = <table> {}
    RaceClassCheck = <func> @Overachiever\GameTip.lua:239
    tooltip_complete = <table> {
     b = 0.2
     g = 0.5
     r = 0.2
    tooltip_incomplete = <table> {
     b = 0.1
     g = 0.1
     r = 1
    PlayReminder = <func> @Overachiever\GameTip.lua:113
    RecentReminders = <table> {}
    time = <func> =[C]:-1
    AchievementIcon = "Overachiever\AchShield"
    L = <table> {
     ACH_CONSUME_91_COMPLETE = "Gluttony already proven"
     ACH_FISHSCHOOL_FORMAT = "%s School"
     OPT_LABEL_ACHTWO = ""%s" and "%s""
     OPT_TRADESKILL_SHOWCOMPLETEDACH_COOKING = "Indicate uncooked recipes for complete achievements"
     SERIESTIP = "Part of a series:"
     OPT_WELLREADTIPS_TIP = "If the achievement is incomplete, add a line to the tooltips of books that are part of its criteria to indicate whether you need to read them."
     REQUIREDFORMETATIP = "Required for:"
     OPT_ACHUNKNOWN = "<Unknown>"
     OPT_ANGLERTIPS = "Fishing node fished?"
     SOUND_DING_AUCTION = "Auction Ding"


    since 5.2 Launched with current Release version  :)

    For Azeroth !

  • #1091

    As a temporary fix. Open GameTip.lua, find GetRaidDifficulty and replace with GetRaidDifficultyID.

  • #1095

    Thanks you!!!

  • #1087

    Grabbed this via BugSack when opening the world map (m) using the latest version of the addon:

    26x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "Overachiever" tried to call the protected function "WorldMapBlobFrame:Show()". !BugGrabber-r188\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587> <in C code> FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:1864: in function "WorldMapFrame_DisplayQuests" FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:1933: in function "WorldMapFrame_UpdateMap" FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:245: in function <FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:231> <in C code> FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:201: in function <FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:191> <in C code> FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1691: in function "SetUIPanel" FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1533: in function "ShowUIPanel" FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1469: in function <FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1465>

  • #1086

    40x Overachiever\Overachiever-v0.70.lua:496: attempt to index field "AchievementFrame" (a nil value)
    Overachiever\Overachiever-v0.70.lua:496: in function <Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:489>


    When trying to move the Achievement Frame. I can't move it anymore

  • #1083

    I use Achieved! to move the achievement earned popup frame. But Overachiever has its own custom popup frame to remind me about the completion of invidual objectives in an achievement. I cannot move that one. Is there an option to do it? Did I miss it somewhere?

    Last edited by serious2 on 2/6/2013 12:42:13 AM
  • #1084

    I'm not sure what you're referring to. Tooltip reminders? Overachiever just puts things in the tooltip; it doesn't alter the tooltip frames themselves. If you want to do that, you'd need one of the many tooltip addons available that specialize in such things.

  • #1107


    I apologize then for making it look like a problem caused by Overachiever. Great addon! I love it. Thanks for all the hard work you have put into developing and supporting it.

  • #1092

    That is part of blizzard's native UI, for when you complete part of one of the lore achievement.  It's been in since MoP launched.

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