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Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 25,808 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 4,302,441 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/10/2015
  • Created 10/22/2008
  • 6,268 Favorites
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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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  • #1089

    That's not part of Overachiever. I haven't seen that before, actually. Must be (relatively) new -- or I just haven't done anything to trigger it since it was implemented.

  • #1088

    The center of the screen, the bottom part. I think it is a progress reminder from Overachiever or

    Last edited by serious2 on 2/27/2013 2:53:10 PM
  • #1082

    Hey, I'm having an issue with the AddOn:

    If I play WOW in English, the AddOn works just fine for me. But once I play in German, the tooltip information for the /love Achievments and the fishing achievments don't appear any more.

    Any idea? I'm loving this AddOn and would be grateful, if it worked for me in German as well.

    Cheers, Raebchen

  • #1085

    Check out the German localization that covers those areas. Maybe someone entered it in wrong.

    Also, note that any changes that were made after the last release may have already  corrected the problem but they won't be inserted into the addon until the next release.

    Last edited by Tuhljin on 2/6/2013 5:17:17 PM
  • #1081

    Would it be possible to a completely random non yet achieved suggestor to this?

    e.g. For when i can't decide on what to aim for next it can suggest something for me? (Maybe even track the days it takes me to complete after it suggests it? and many with an option to disable certain achivs from being suggested - e.g. Current Hc raids as im either already trying to them or im not able to)

  • #1076

    Hello, have a small error of portuguese in the phrase.

    line: 1261, ptBR locale.

    Error: L["KILL_COMPLETE"] = "Já matado." Cry

    Correct: L["KILL_COMPLETE"] = "Já matou." Smile

    bye and thanks.



  • #1077

    Localization is provided by volunteers. If you have any corrections or additions to make, feel free to take a stab at it here:

  • #1080

    No problem. Thanks for your support!

  • #1078

    ok, a member already made ​​the change of sentence in December 2012. Waiting then change the addon, thank you and sorry for posting in the wrong place.

  • #1074

    I've been getting this error frequently while questing and trying to use items in my quest tracker, Overachiever seems to be tainting it and I'm not sure what reason it would have for calling the function it is calling

    3x [ADDON_ACTION_FORBIDDEN] AddOn "Overachiever" tried to call the protected function "UseQuestLogSpecialItem()".
    !BugGrabber-r188\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\WatchFrame.lua:1427: in function "WatchFrameItem_OnClick"
    <string>:"*:OnClick":1: in function <string>:"*:OnClick":1


    Last edited by dekarguy on 1/6/2013 4:43:41 PM
  • #1075

    Once again, Blizzard's protected function error lies to their players. Overachiever never calls UseQuestLogSpecialItem. Never. Now, maybe there's a taint issue, but that's no excuse for phrasing the error the way they do. If you can find some way to reliably reproduce that error, then you can disable Overachiever and try it and see if the error still happens. If it does (except blaming a difference addon), then it's not actually this addon that's causing the problem. If not, or if you can't get it pinned down enough to test this out reliably, then feel free to open a ticket. Please attach your taint log if/when you do so.

  • #1073

    Date: 2013-01-05 21:03:47
    ID: 2
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua line 496:
    attempt to index field 'AchievementFrame' (a nil value)
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "doublewide"
    (*temporary) = <userdata>
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "attempt to index field 'AchievementFrame' (a nil value)"
    orig_AchievementFrame_area = "doublewide"
    CheckDraggable_AchFrame = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:449

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  • #1071

    This looks useful! I have a (hopefully) small feature request: Can you make an option so that the achievement window in WoW won't show account-wide achievements, only character achievements?

  • #1072

    I was about to post the same request

    i.e. i have the animal ones on one character, so on my new alt they do not show as "need to love" or "need to kill" yet they do need to be.

  • #1070

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Stay safe and have a good one.


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