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Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 102,582 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 4,212,594 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/10/2015
  • Created 10/22/2008
  • 6,201 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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  • #951

    I have a suggestion for a future version, if it isn't already in the works and is possible. The most annoying thing to me about the new shared achievements is the fact that when you filter to just Incomplete achievements, it will still list something you earned on another toon. I wish there was a filter option to hide those too. As a rather OCD achievement collector, I love seeing blank list panes. As it sits now, to make the thing go away I'll still end up having to go out any do it anyway.

    Hope that made sense. I love the addon, and thanks so much for all the work and time that go into helping us all out!!!

  • #958

    Yeah thats a really good idea! Smile

  • #952

    Good idea. Please open a ticket about it so I don't forget:

  • #949

    Will gladly submit a donation if the authors can confirm that they will be updating for 5.0 patch! :)

  • #947

    Now is a good time to show your support by donating to the author. I've used Overachiever for a while and am appreciative of the author spending their time on it. It is super easy to donate through Paypal. Almost too easy. Cool

  • #946

    WTB Patch 5.0.4 compatability :)

  • #945

    Hi! I hope it will help you to fix it for MoP.


    Message: Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\GameTip.lua:462: GetAchievementCrieriaInfo(achievementID, criteriaIndex), criteria not found
    Time: Thu Aug 30 14:10:58 2012
    Count: 1
    Stack: [C]: ?
    [C]: in function `GetAchievementCriteriaInfo'
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\GameTip.lua:462: in function `BuildItemLookupTab'
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\GameTip.lua:502: in function `BuildItemLookupTab'
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:908: in function <Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:844>


  • #944

    Thanks so much for keeping this updated. I can only imagine how hard it is to keep maintaining something for others in this busy world.

  • #940

    addon is not working for me at all. worked until last patch.

  • #942

    Look at the post directly below yours, the one where the author of the addon replied stating that he'd get an update going as soon as he was able.

  • #936

    Unlike the "out-of-date" comment below this one, I was wondering (much like many others) if you will be updating this for Mists of Panderia? And if you are, are you planning on updating it for 5.0.4, or will you be waiting for Mists to officially be released?

  • #937

    Overachiever will be updated as soon as I get the chance. It depends on how much free time I've got, but if all goes smoothly, a new version should be up today or tomorrow.

    Last edited by Tuhljin on 8/28/2012 4:53:37 PM
  • #950

    Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this!  Laughing

  • #948

    Thank you!

    As an achivement whore, I love this addon. I went to look up an achivement last night for a guild mate and felt lost without the search function. I know its not much, but I donated what I could ;)

  • #943

    Fantastic! Thank you for the swift reply! :D

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