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Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 107,701 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 4,220,752 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/10/2015
  • Created 10/22/2008
  • 6,204 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.

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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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  • #939

    Thanks! I love Overachiever :D

  • #938

    Glad to hear that - current one is throwing errors.

  • #935

    Hello there..You'r addon is out of date according to what I get when I check addons in wow..

    Can you please update it? Thank you !

  • #932

    I was tracking Noble Garden and spring fling Achievements.  which I completed however I am still showing then not completed.. but they are the alliance version of the quests and I am horde.  I can't click on them to stop tracking as again I am horde.. any advice to remove them from tracking?  

  • #934

    Try right-clicking on the line in the tracker to get a popup menu. If that doesn't work, look for the achievement in the main achievement UI (use Overachiever's search to do that and make sure you've got the option set to show all achievements, even opposite faction ones) and you should see it shows as tracked (checkmark). Uncheck that box or shift-click on it and it should be removed from the tracker.

  • #930

    Could there be (in a future update) an option to make the achievements for raid and such (for example the Lich King raid tab with) sorted into raids (so Ulduar/ICC/Naxx) so it's easier to see what you lack. ty in advance

  • #931

    This ticket is about a similar issue:

    Please comment and vote. Thanks!

  • #927


    When opening the frame;


    Date: 2012-06-23 09:53:04
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
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       attempt to index field 'AchievementFrame' (a nil value)
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  • #929

    Please check to see if this is caused by an addon conflict. Try disabling all other addons to see if the problem persists. If it doesn't, then you can use the process of elimination (enabling/disabling addons in groups and/or singly) to find out where the conflict lies.

    Either way, please use the ticket system to report bugs. It helps me keep track of things. When I do make a new release (and I am planning on doing so), issues are much more likely to be addressed if they are properly documented there.


  • #926

    I love this addon but have a small strange issue.
    I use the Curse client to find and install addons.
    I found and insalled Overachieve using the Curse Client Jan 2012.
    Just recently Overachiever nolonger displayes in my Curse Client, it still works in game but cannot be found by the CurseClient itself.

    I will also post this in the curse forums.

  • #924

    fantastic addon!

    one thing i have noticed is that with the option checked ON, the achievement window doesn't remember where it was. it goes back to the top left corner after i have closed the window (where i want it).

    thank you for looking into this. much appreciated!  :)

  • #923

    Excelent Addon, very useful and very well done. Before Overachiever I had to keep opening my achievemtns page and read one by one to see what I had or hadn't completed and I guess some of you know how that is a pain...  Well, this addon just completely changed the game for me. Congratulations on your work.

    The only thing that annoys me a little is that I can't quickly untrack achievements using shift+click.

    I guess it would be great if you could give us an option to untrack achievements the old way on a future update.

  • #920

    The addon stoped working for me, I've tried uninstalling it, reinsataling, and nothing¡ Help

  • #921

    It doesn't even show in the Addon Interface anymore¡

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