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Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks

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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 3,846,663 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/26/2015
  • Created 10/22/2008
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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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  • #799
    You're talking about tooltips that Blizzard put in, not the ones Overachiever adds, right? Which client are you using?
  • #797
    A new release is on the way. It'll be mostly bug fixes this time, but there are a couple new options. I'll have to do some more with Cataclysm achievement suggestions in a later release. If anyone wants to help by putting together an organized list of suggestions you think should be made, please feel free to do so and present it in ticket form here:
  • #796
    They really need to update this for Cata dungeons, etc... PLEASE :D
  • #795
    Date: 2011-01-30 23:12:45
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Overachiever_Tabs\build.lua line 307:
    nil value found while sorting: ID=1187, getret=2
    [C]: ?
    [C]: error()
    [C]: sort()
    Overachiever_Tabs\build.lua:503: ForceUpdate()
    [C]: Show()
    [C]: Show()
    ...ns\Blizzard_AchievementUI\Blizzard_AchievementUI.lua:311: AchievementFrame_ShowSubFrame()
  • #794
    I keep getting this error:
    Date: 2011-01-29 09:27:08
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua line 476:
    attempt to index field 'AchievementFrame' (a nil value)
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    Swatter, v3.2.3 ()
    WowheadLooter, v40011
    ACP, v3.3.13
    ActionBarSaver, v
    AdiCCMonitor, v0.6
    AdvancedTradeSkillWindow, v
    Archy, vv1.7b7
    ArkInventory, v3.02
    ArkInventoryRules, v
    ArkInventoryRulesExample, v1.00
    Atlas, v1.18.2
    AtlasBattlegrounds, v1.18.2
    AtlasDungeonLocs, v1.18.2
    AtlasOutdoorRaids, v1.18.2
    AtlasTransportation, v1.18.2
    AtlasLoot, vv6.01.02
    AtlasLootBurningCrusade, vv6.01.02
    AtlasLootCataclysm, vv6.01.02
    AtlasLootClassicWoW, vv6.01.02
    AtlasLootCrafting, vv6.01.02
    AtlasLootWorldEvents, vv6.01.02
    AtlasLootWrathoftheLichKing, vv6.01.02
    AucAdvanced, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucFilterBasic, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucFilterOutlier, v5.9.4961.2531
    AucMatchUndercut, v5.9.4961.2531
    AucScanData, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucStatHistogram, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucStatiLevel, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucStatPurchased, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucStatSales, v5.9.4961.2842
    AucStatSimple, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucStatStdDev, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucStatWOWEcon, v5.9.4961.2530
    AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.9.4961.3311
    AucUtilAppraiser, v5.9.4961.2530
    AucUtilAskPrice, v5.9.4961.3175
    AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.9.4961.3142
    AucUtilCompactUI, v5.9.4961.2530
    AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.9.4961.3583
    AucUtilFixAH, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    AucUtilGlypher, v5.9.4961.2545
    AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.9.4961.3108
    AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.9.4961.2545
    AucUtilScanButton, v5.9.4961.2530
    AucUtilScanFinish, v5.9.4961.2530
    AucUtilScanProgress, v5.9.4961.2530
    AucUtilScanStart, v5.9.4961.4819
    AucUtilSearchUI, v5.9.4961.3655
    AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.9.4961.4546
    AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.9.4961.2530
    Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.130
    BeanCounter, v5.9.4961 (WhackyWallaby)
    BossTactics, v3.3
    Buffet, v4.0.0.32
  • #826
    I've had the same error for some time.
  • #792
    Anyway a tooltip reminder can be added for The Limnologist and The Oceanographer in a future update? :) Great addon!
  • #791
    How do i move the Objectives tracker sidebar? it is right over the mini-map time and /loc.
  • #788
    I plan on releasing another update "soon." Don't forget to visit the tickets page, submit suggestions and bug reports that aren't already covered (be careful to avoid creating duplicate tickets, please!), and vote for the ones you support.
  • #787
    Date: 2011-01-16 00:30:28
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Overachiever_Tabs\Watch.lua line 448:
    attempt to index field 'arg1' (a number value)
    [C]: ?
    [C]: GameTooltip_AddNewbieTip()
    [string "*:OnEnter"]:19:
    [string "*:OnEnter"]:1
    Swatter, v3.2.2 ()
    Archy, vv1.7b7
    Auctionator, v2.8.7
    Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.130
    Bartender4, v4.4.15
    Configator, v5.1.DEV.286
    Coordinates, v1.4.2
    Gatherer, v3.2.2
    GathererHUD, v3.2.2
    Overachiever, v0.60
    OverachieverTabs, v0.60
    OverachieverTrade, v0.60
    RareSpawnOverlay, v4.2.40000
    Recount, v
    SilverDragon, vv2.4.2
    SlideBar, v3.2.2 ()
    BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v4.0.3.40000

  • #786
    When i right clicked on Blizz's qst tracker to set the tracking to Difficulty Low, i received this error:
    1x Overachiever_Tabs-0.60\Watch.lua:448: attempt to index field 'arg1' (a number value)
    : in function `GameTooltip_AddNewbieTip'

    (*temporary) = defined =[C]:-1
    = defined =[C]:-1
    = @ Overachiever_Tabs\Watch.lua:447:

  • #785
    Can someone tell me if the "Suggestions" board works in Cataclysm Dungeons, aint working anymore for me.Thx.
  • #784
    Would it be possible to have (or does Overachiever already have?) the ability to also save completed achievements (maybe also progress, although that'd be yet more data) from each character, so you can view them anywhere?

    I'm a bit of an achievement completist, and until blizzard adds in-built account-wide achievement tracking, I'd just like to be able to see straight away that I've done achievement A on characters X and Y, and achievement B yet to be done on any character. Best done I think as one more tab, Account, at the bottom of the achievements pane, showing achievement points and completed achievements as if my account was one character (so not counting duplicates, although showing the characters it's done with could be on the tooltip here).

    Altoholic had/has something like this, but not integrated into the base UI, and it has a lot of other stuff I don't want/need.
  • #783
    Hey, great addon for those of us that love achievements as much as, if not more, than the forever gear grind !

    Just a 2nd voice to the request below, it would be really appreciated if you could add the new fishing achievements Oceanographer and Limnologist to the mouseover of fishing holes - particularly since Blizz decided to not track what we had fished up in the past and is sending us all over the world to fish everything up again.

    Thanks in advance for any attention you could give this !
  • #789
    "Blizz decided to not track what we had fished up in the past"

    Unlike quests they don't maintain that kind of information. That is, what you've looted and where during the entire course of your character. So there was no decision involved in this. It simply is.
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