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Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 25,645 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 4,303,141 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."


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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.

- 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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  • #1021

    All addons, including Overachiever (which I assume you then reinstalled)? If so, yes, I'd try clearing the WTF and cache folders and if that doesn't work, you may have to ask Blizzard about it or even reinstall WoW completely.

    Edit: I found the cause for reminders not showing up for certain critters. I'll have this fixed soon. However, it's not related to problems with any other type of reminder. As far as I can tell, the other types should still all be working; the ones I had time to check were, at least (some consumable items).

    Last edited by Tuhljin on 11/18/2012 5:16:37 PM
  • #1020

    I opened a ticket. I physically removed all the addons and I still am not getting the tooltip. You think I might have to reset my WTF and cache folders?

  • #1017

    Conflict occuring with quest tracker.  Clicking on quest items prompts closing of Overachiever and reload of game ui.

    6x [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


  • #1025

    Yep same, except I didn't have any problems until I did the .68 update

  • #1016

    Is it just me or does Overachiever stopped working for MOP ? i never have any suggestions for any of the zones, dungeones, scenarios or raids even when I clearly have lots of achievements in those left ?

  • #1015

    please update the Suggestions

  • #1012

    Can you add support for GLORIOUS! Achievement ? It's for all pandaria rare units... this is missing.

  • #1013

    You're sure it's not working? Please see my comments in ticket:

  • #1014

    Yes I am sure it doesn't work, I've checked 10 rare that I hadn't killed with this option enabled and there was nothing in the tooltip.

  • #1011

    the suggestions tab is the most useful tool for this addon.actually overachiever=suggestions tab .
    dont get it how you even released this , without updating for pandaria zones.
    also tracking achivs like " love critters " tooltip missing , "sample pandaren delicacies" missing "pools to fish" tooltip missing ,"eat and drink " food and beverages missing etc etc ..... unfortunately it's an outdated addon just for old content .i dont understand the excuse " not having enought time"  too. just pass over the development to the community, problem solved..

    Last edited by Engineeer on 10/26/2012 11:18:32 PM
  • #1009

    First of all,, I realy LOVE this addon.. as being an "achieve-oholic" this addon has really helped me out :)

    But I kinda have a problem;
    - It seems like it doesn't work in pandaria ? is it just me or is that a known issue ?
       I haven't tried i other places, but in all it looks like this addon doesn't really work as should in Pandaria at all ?
    - Also the "Suggestions" tab seems to not work in most of the dungeons..? and that's sad too when you like me want's as many achievements as possible..

  • #1010

    I'm not sure what you mean by that. It should work anywhere, in the general sense. Now, if you mean it doesn't have Suggestions for each of the new Pandaria zones, you're correct, the current version doesn't have them yet. Some will be added in an upcoming release.

  • #1008

    it looks liek it can no long see what pets a alrady have just same

  • #1006

    i'm also noticing that hovering over the tracked achievements doesn't always show me the 'grey-out' parts that i need to do, sometimes they are all green, and only when i click on the tracked achievement does it give me a visual representation of what i have and haven't done.

  • #1001

    Great mod !

    The only thing I am really missing (or overseeing) is the possibility to automatically track quest achivements for the current zone for the Loremaster achievemenz. This is similar to the zone discovering achievements where this already works.

    Many thanks for this grat mod and it's continous support !

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