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Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 126,139 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 3,849,801 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/26/2015
  • Created 10/22/2008
  • 5,997 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v0.82
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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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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.

- 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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  • #1002

    got the same problem - I use the German client  - maybe that causes this problem?

  • #991

    Date: 2012-10-06 13:36:58
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: Overachiever
    Count: 2
    Message: Note: AddOn Overachiever attempted to call a protected function (WorldMapBlobFrame:Show()) during combat lockdown.
       [C]: Show()
       ..\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:1864: WorldMapFrame_DisplayQuests()
       ..\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:1933: WorldMapFrame_UpdateMap()
       [C]: SetMapToCurrentZone()
       [C]: Show()
       ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1691: SetUIPanel()
       ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1533: ShowUIPanel()
       [C]: SetAttribute()
       [C]: ShowUIPanel()
       [C]: ToggleFrame()
       [string "TOGGLEWORLDMAP"]:1:
          [string "TOGGLEWORLDMAP"]:1

  • #990

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:30: script ran too long
    Time: 10/04/12 19:58:43
    Count: 4
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:30: in function <Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:28>
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:177: in function <Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:170>
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:222: in function <Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:217>
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:649: in function <Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:641>
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:961: in function <Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:882>

    Locals: (*temporary) = 1457
    (*temporary) = "Explore Crystalsong Forest"
    (*temporary) = 10
    (*temporary) = true
    (*temporary) = 11
    (*temporary) = 22
    (*temporary) = 8
    (*temporary) = "Explore Crystalsong Forest, revealing the covered areas of the world map."
    (*temporary) = 0
    (*temporary) = "Interface\Icons\Achievement_Zone_CrystalSong_01"
    (*temporary) = ""
    (*temporary) = false
    (*temporary) = true
    (*temporary) = "Karran"
    (*temporary) = "script ran too long"
    GAI = <function> defined =[C]:-1

  • #985

    Would love to see this updated with the MoP achievements about critters, food and fishing pools, etc. 

  • #986

    I don't have a lot of time to go through all the new achievements myself at the moment. If you have any specific suggestions (for actual Suggestions, or for tooltip reminders, or whatever else), please jot them down for me in a ticket or two (or more - divide as you see fit, but it's fine to keep them all together in one list if they're all, say, reminder tooltips or all things for the Suggestions tab you'd see when questing in Pandaria or whatever).


  • #989

    @luckton Like I said, I don't have time to go over all the new achievements at the moment. I haven't even begun leveling my own character yet. There could be dozens of various Suggestions for different zones and things. In the past, users have created tickets that listed which Suggestions they wanted to see in various zones, pointed out which achievements they wanted to use reminder tooltips, etc.

  • #987

    No offense, but this is kinda the main draw to this addon, and if you already know about it, what's the point of creating tickets and such?  Is there anything we in the community can do to actually help with getting this done?

  • #982

    Edit: The release version is out. You can ignore this comment.

    An alpha update is available. See the top revision at:

    + "To All the Squirrels I Once Caressed?": 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.

    Please let me know if that new feature and bug fix work as intended and I'll get the update pushed into the release version. Thanks!

    Last edited by Tuhljin on 9/29/2012 5:07:46 PM
  • #984

    Awesome, thanks :) 

    Now the only thing that's missing (for me) is the suggestions for MoP achievements (and maybe even Cata).

  • #983

    The alpha update seems to have fixed the error when having a caged Battle Pet in inventory, so I confirm the bug fix is working.

  • #980

    I also love this addon. But it's ready to the 5.0.5 patch ?

  • #979

    I love this addon.  If possible, It would be awesome if there was a note about whether or not we already caught a battle pet in the tooltip.  Similar to the "already /love" for the "To All The Squirrels..." achievements, but for capturing battle pets. 

  • #981

    Check out the Alpha version of PetShop, does that and lots more... :)

  • #977

    Lovely addon. Could you make 'To all the squirrels I once caressed' trackable too?

  • #978

    Yep, that should be in the next update.

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