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Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks

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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 3,637,176 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/24/2014
  • Created 10/22/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v0.81
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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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The change log lists changes of particular note to users, not every change made.

- 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.

- Updated for WoW patch 5.4.
- Suggestions Tab:
- - Added suggestions for Siege of Orgrimmar, Deepwind Gorge, and Timeless Isle.
- - Removed suggestions that are now Feats of Strength.

- Updated for WoW patch 5.2.
- Tabs module: Corrected a taint issue that could occur when achievements were added to a Watch list from another tab.
- Suggestions Tab: Added suggestions for Throne of Thunder, Isle of Thunder, and a missing one for Vale of Eternal Blossoms ("Eternally in the Vale").

- Updated for WoW patch 5.1.
- "Pandaren Cuisine" and "Pandaren Delicacies" (new): Added to the consumed item tracking system.
- "Pandarian Angler" (new): Added reminder tooltips for this achievement, expanding the existing option for "The Scavenger," "Outland Angler," and "Northrend Angler."
- Kill Creature Achievements: Fixed an issue where reminder tooltips weren't working. (This means you, "Glorious!")
- Trade module: "The Pandaren Gourmet" is now considered when determining if you need to cook a recipe.
- Suggestions Tab, Kill Creature Achievements: When a reminder that you need to kill one of these creatures is triggered, the related achievement will temporarily be added to the suggestions list, as intended.
- Suggestions Tab: Suggestions added for Mists of Pandaria raids.
- Suggestions Tab: Fixed an issue where Cooking and Fishing achievements could "take over" the list, preventing you from seeing other suggestions once you looked at the tab while the Cooking tradeskill window was open or your fishing pole was equipped.
- Switched to LibBabble-Subzone library for zone/subzone localizations. (Should correct some issues with suggestions, among other things, for users with non-English clients.)

- Fixed an issue where critters that were reclassified as wild pets wouldn't trigger achievement reminders.
- "Turkey Lurkey": Fixed an issue where the proper tooltip reminder wouldn't be displayed in some cases.

- Tabs module: Improved performance when switching tabs and scrolling through achievement lists.
- Suggestions Tab:
- - Instance difficulty and raid size override options added. Use them to see suggestions that have particular difficulty and/or raid size requirements without having to change your actual instance/group settings.
- - Numerous suggestions added for Mists of Pandaria zones, battlegrounds, and dungeons.
- - Now suggests "Big City Pet Brawlin' - Alliance" and "Big City Pet Brawlin' - Horde" when in an Alliance or Horde capital city, respectively.
- - The "Complete X quests" achievements for Loch Modan and Wetlands were merged into one achievement. Likewise, those for Westfall and Duskwood were merged. Suggestions updated to reflect this.
- - Several Horde-specific achievements were merged into their Alliance-specific counterparts. (For instance, "Hail to the Chef" had a Horde version and an Alliance version with separate IDs. The ID used by Alliance characters is now also used by Horde characters.) Suggestions updated to reflect this.
- Italian localization (itIT) is now supported.
- Remember, translations are provided by users like you. Thanks for your generosity! Please help contribute if you are able:

- "To All the Squirrels I Once Caressed?" (new): 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.

- Updated for WoW patch 5.0.4.
- Unfortunately, the WoW API no longer supports grabbing item IDs from "Tastes Like Chicken" and "It's Happy Hour Somewhere". Consequently, we cannot automatically detect new consumable items added to the list of those that give credit toward these achievements. Overachiever will instead use whatever list the character had before (saved from using Overachiever previously) or, if that is unavailable, a default list of items based on data collected in a prior version of WoW.

- Updated for WoW patch 4.3.
- Suggestions Tab: Added suggestions for the Darkmoon Faire, Twin Peaks battleground, Tol Barad/Tol Barad Peninsula, and Alterac Valley. ("The Alterac Blitz" was moved out of the meta-achievement so it's now a suggestion, lest it be forgotten!)
- Brazilian Portuguese localization (ptBR) is now supported.
- Remember, translations are provided by users like you. Thanks for your generosity! Please help contribute if you are able:

- Updated for WoW patch 4.2.
- Suggestions Tab: Removed several suggestions that are now Feats of Strength and one that was removed from the game.
- Suggestions Tab: Added new suggestions for Mount Hyjal, Molten Front, Firelands, Zul'Aman, and Zul'Gurub, as well as for the new fishing and cooking daily quests.
- "You'll Feel Right as Rain" (new): Added an option to display a reminder tooltip for gorging yourself on Chocolate Cookies.
- "Check Your Head" and "Shake Your Bunny-Maker": Fixed an issue where some races were associated with the wrong criteria. (Blizzard added goblins and worgen to the criteria and also changed the order.)
- Updated options layout.

- Updated for WoW patch 4.1.
- "Cataclysmically Delicious" and "Drown Your Sorrows" added to the consumed item tracking system.
- Suggestions Tab: Added suggestion for The Battle for Gilneas.
- Minor update to options layout.

- Suggestions Tab: Updated suggestions to include Cataclysm dungeons. (Thanks Ackis!)
- Further optimized the reminder tooltip system to improve performance.
- Reduced loading time by saving the full consumed item tracking data between sessions (instead of partial data). If the addon version or the game build has changed since you last played a character, or if the character's data is not already saved, then load time will be about the same as it was previously because the data will be (re)built.

- "Limnologist" and "Oceanographer" (new): Added an option to display reminder tooltips for schools of fish associated with these achievements.
- Fixed a compatibility issue with the addon MoveAnything where an error was given when the main achievement UI was first loaded if MoveAnything was used to reposition AchievementFrame.
- Fixed an issue where an error message appeared when certain tooltips were displayed.
- Trade module: Corrected an issue where uncooked recipes were treated as if you needed to cook them to earn an achievement even if the achievement was already completed. A new interface option has been added to support previous behavior, so achievement icons can be placed next to uncooked recipes even if the overall achievement is complete.
- Watch Tab: Invalid achievements are now removed from existing Watch lists when the Tabs module loads. This prevents errors that could result from watching achievements that subsequently are removed from the game by Blizzard.

- You can now search for guild achievements using slash commands and the Tabs module. On the Search tab, a new option has been added to allow you to search personal achievements, guild achievements, or all achievements.
- The tooltip that shows which guild members have contributed to the completion of a guild achievement is no longer overridden by Overachiever tooltips. Additionally, this information is now displayed where appropriate when viewing guild achievements on tabs created by the Tabs module.
- Tabs module: Guild achievements now use the interface art intended for them on all tabs instead of only the Guild tab.
- Tabs module: If a guild achievement is selected or the Search tab was set to search only guild achievements, then the points shown at the top of the main achievement UI will show Guild Points instead of personal Achievement Points.
- Tabs module: Sorting by points now functions as most would expect, adding points from previous achievements in its series (if it is in one) to the points the achievement is worth alone. (This is the same way the points shown on the shield on the right-hand side of a displayed achievement are calculated.)
- Tabs module: Expanded the scope of the throttle in order to address performance issues.
- Suggestions Tab: Updated zone-based suggestions.
- "It's Happy Hour Somewhere" and "Tastes Like Chicken": Corrected an issue where an item could sometimes be consumed without being properly recorded.
- Fixed a compatibility issue with the addon Failchievements where an error was given when the cursor was placed over a custom meta-criteria "achievement."
- Trade module: Fixed an issue where filters (such as "Has skill up") would cause the icons and tooltips added by Overachiever to be displayed incorrectly.

See the full change log here.


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  • #556
    That part is because of WIM itself, can't link slotted Glyphs through WIM either. =P
  • #541
    I used to be able to browse the Feats of Strength tab for all the accouterments, even ones I do not have, but it no longer shows them. I don't know when this functionality disappeared. I did reinstall wow and all my addons so it could have been a different addon i'm missing now but i can not find it. do you have any info on this?
  • #547
    Overachiever never had an option to browse unacquired Feats of Strength, but you could always check the option that moldavia indicates in the Search tab and find them that way. One trick to find all of them is to set the tab to show only incomplete achievements and search for " " - just a space - in the "Any of the above" field. Of course, that won't be limited to Feats of Strength. If you'd like a more direct method aimed at just those feats, take a look at the tickets. A related one would be here, so feel free to vote and comment:
    ... or if your idea of the best way to do it is quite a bit different, feel free to submit a new ticket.
  • #542
    feats of strength can no longer be searched. you will need to visit an external website for a list. Only feats you have gotten in the past will list and any in the future you acquire will appear. This was a blizzard change and probably because they change/delete/add feats as they feel like it.
  • #543
    ok just to correct myself lol. If you click on the Search tab on the bottom of the window put a check in the box there called Search All Achievements you can view the feats of strength one at a time but only if you type its name in the correct field. Otherwise you still need an external complete list of achievements to compare. I see no real point to this because you can see what you do have and print off a list of the feats from a website.
  • #539
    i hured u could fake achivments whit this addon can u do that if so how?
  • #540
    Thats underachiever.
  • #537
    hey man.
    its been way 2 long now and we are getting closer to the next patch coming out soon, I think its time to update this so it works in ICC and it doesn't fail load.

    Love this addon and love to see it grow more.

  • #538
    Yeh he havent been updating any of his addons...Maybe he doesnt log in anymore :O.
  • #546
    I was away from the game for a while but I'm trying to keep the addons up-to-date. New release uploaded yesterday, and another planned with a certain highly requested feature Soon™. (Actually, plan is that it'll actually be more customizable than the requests have asked.. We'll see if the plan holds through or we just end up with the simpler solution.)
  • #536
    Occurred when using "Addon Control Panel" addon and selecting "Load" beside the "Loadable on Demand" text.

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Overachiever_Tabs\build.lua:693: bad argument #1 to 'tinsert' (table expected, got nil)
    Time: 04/23/10 09:24:17
    Count: 1
    Stack: [C]: in function `tinsert'
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever_Tabs\build.lua:693: in main chunk
    [C]: in function `LoadAddOn'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:235: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn'
    Interface\AddOns\ACP\ACP.lua:1447: in function `AddonList_LoadNow'

    Locals: (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "Overachiever_LeftFrame"
    (*temporary) = "table expected, got nil"
    Message: CreateFrame(): Couldn't find inherited node "AchievementFrameTabButtonTemplate"
    Time: 04/23/10 09:24:17
    Count: 1
    Stack: [C]: ?
    [C]: in function `CreateFrame'
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever_Tabs\build.lua:511: in function `BuildNewTab'
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever_Tabs\Search.lua:135: in main chunk
    [C]: in function `LoadAddOn'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:235: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn'
    Interface\AddOns\ACP\ACP.lua:1447: in function `AddonList_LoadNow'

    Locals: (*temporary) = "Button"
    (*temporary) = "AchievementFrameTab1"
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "AchievementFrameTabButtonTemplate"
    Message: Interface\FrameXML\UIPanelTemplates.lua:365: attempt to perform arithmetic on field 'cursorOffset' (a nil value)
    Time: 04/23/10 09:24:17
    Count: 1
    Stack: Interface\FrameXML\UIPanelTemplates.lua:365: in function `ScrollingEdit_OnUpdate'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIPanelTemplates.lua:342: in function `ScrollingEdit_OnTextChanged'
    ...e\AddOns\Blizzard_DebugTools\Blizzard_DebugTools.lua:449: in function `ScriptErrorsFrame_Update'
    ...e\AddOns\Blizzard_DebugTools\Blizzard_DebugTools.lua:413: in function `ScriptErrorsFrame_OnError'

    [C]: ?
    [C]: ?
    [C]: in function `CreateFrame'
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever_Tabs\build.lua:511: in function `BuildNewTab'
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever_Tabs\Search.lua:135: in main chunk
    [C]: in function `LoadAddOn'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:235: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn'
    Interface\AddOns\ACP\ACP.lua:1447: in function `AddonList_LoadNow'

    Locals: self = ScriptErrorsFrameScrollFrameText {
    0 =
    text = "Message: Interface\AddOns\Overachiever_Tabs\build.lua:693: bad argument #1 to 'tinsert' (table expected, got nil)
    Time: 04/23/10 09:24:17
    Count: 1
    Stack: [C]: in function `tinsert'
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever_Tabs\build.lua:693: in main chunk
    [C]: in function `LoadAddOn'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:235: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn'
    Interface\AddOns\ACP\ACP.lua:1447: in function `AddonList_LoadNow'

    Locals: (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "Overachiever_LeftFrame"
    (*temporary) = "table expected, got nil"
    handleCursorChange = true
    elapsed = 0
    scrollFrame = ScriptErrorsFrameScrollFrame {
    0 =
    offset = 0
    height = 193.99998045976
    range = 0
    scroll = 0
    size = 193.99998045976
    cursorOffset = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = ScriptErrorsFrameScrollFrame {
    0 =
    offset = 0
    (*temporary) = 0
    (*temporary) = "attempt to perform arithmetic on field 'cursorOffset' (a nil value)"

    +20 more pages.
  • #544
    Overachiever_Tabs is set to automatically load with Blizzard's achievement UI (the Blizzard_AchievementUI "addon"). You shouldn't force it to load when the achievement UI hasn't loaded.
  • #534
    Could you make the watch list character dependent instead of account wide?

    I have specific achievements planned out for specific alts, and having a watch list nearly as big as the normal list isn't really helpful...
  • #545
    More management options for the Watch tab are on the to do list.
  • #519

    With "/console taintLog 1" i found an problem on overarchiever.
    The logfile:

    4/8 14:32:00.921 Execution tainted by Overachiever while reading CombatLogQuickButtonFrame_Custom - Interface\FrameXML\FloatingChatFrame.lua:761 FCF_OnUpdate()
    4/8 14:32:00.921 UIParent:OnUpdate()
    4/8 14:32:00.921 An action was blocked because of taint from Overachiever - SearchLFGLeave()
    4/8 14:32:00.921 Interface\FrameXML\LFRFrame.lua:389 LFRBrowseFrame_OnUpdateAlways()
    4/8 14:32:00.921 UIParent:OnUpdate()

    Hope it helpes.

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