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Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 36,456 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 4,093,749 Total Downloads
  • Updated 08/21/2015
  • Created 10/22/2008
  • 6,158 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v0.83
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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.

- 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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  • #738
    I can confirm, that Overachiever with or without a filled watch-tab doesn't cause FPS-breakdown while fighting out in the open.
    It might have to do with being inside a raid-dungeon or, at least in my case, it could be conflicting with the addon RaidAchievement which only comes into action while being inside a raid-dungeon.
  • #732
    I'm not entirely sure about this, but since other players I know who also use Overachiever don't have this problem and also don't use the watch-tab, my FPS-breakdown might be related to me using the watch-tab. Maybe some of the changes with patch 4.0.3a are affecting the watch-tab somehow.
  • #735
    Same issue here. I also noticed, problem occurs when tracking a single achievement, even without overachiever window opened (but loaded). Disabling OA fix this.
    Please update this great addon,
  • #730
    Not sure how often the Author(s)/Helper(s) come look at the site here so just wanted to post early. Thank you for all the work you do making/updating this mod and my family and I appreciate it since it helps make the game more enjoyable. I wanted to wish You and Your Family a Happy Holidays and New Year. :) Moldavia and Family
  • #739
    Thank you! And Happy Holidays (or Merry Christmas if you prefer :) ) and Happy New Year to you, as well!
  • #728
    LUA error as soon as I open the achievement window

    1x Overachiever-0.57\Overachiever.lua:887: attempt to index field 'AchievementFrame' (a nil value)
    : in function `LoadAddOn'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:242: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn':
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:312: in function `AchievementFrame_LoadUI':
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:372: in function `ToggleAchievementFrame':

    (*temporary) = "Blizzard_AchievementUI"
    (*temporary) = "ADDON_LOADED"
    (*temporary) = "Blizzard_AchievementUI"
    (*temporary) = "ADDON_LOADED"
    (*temporary) = "Blizzard_AchievementUI"
    (*temporary) = defined =[C]:-1


    Great addon, keep up the good work.
  • #729
    **Update** Fixed it. deleted the overachiever.lua saved variable file in the WTF folder. I also thought it could have been cause by another addon, so I deleted that addon's WTF saved variable file too. Logged back into wow and tested opening and closing the window in different configurations with no lua errors.
  • #726
    1x Overachiever-0.57\Overachiever.lua:269: Usage: AddTrackedAchievement(achievementID)
    Overachiever-0.57\Overachiever.lua:269: in function
    Overachiever-0.57\Overachiever.lua:604: in function
    Overachiever-0.57\Overachiever.lua:844: in function

    id = 770
    allowCompleted = true
    canTrackAchievement = @ Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:260:

  • #727
    1x Overachiever-0.57\GameTip.lua:429: attempt to compare nil with string
    Overachiever-0.57\libs\TjBagWatch.lua:155: in function

    changes = {
    4306 = 1
    tab = {
    2 = 59
    3 = 60
    1 = 4306
    i = 4
    num = 60
    (for generator) = defined =[C]:-1
    (for state) = {
    (null) = true
    (for control) = @ Overachiever\GameTip.lua:424:
    func = @ Overachiever\GameTip.lua:424:
    frame = {
    0 =
    UpdateCount = @ Overachiever\libs\TjBagWatch.lua:116:
    ItemCount = {
    4636 = 1
    62205 = 1
    4306 = 60
    6149 = 11
    4338 = 102
    2776 = 2
    12203 = 3
    14440 = 1
    7442 = 1
    12205 = 6
    3706 = 1
    4529 = 1
    5616 = 1
    9309 = 8
    12208 = 1
    1074 = 2
    1708 = 1
    62178 = 1
    2770 = 10
    5996 = 5
    3794 = 2
    3928 = 5
    7683 = 1
    55975 = 6
    3771 = 1
    2771 = 4
    55978 = 7
    8623 = 1
    6597 = 1
    3811 = 1
    9413 = 1
    5251 = 1
    20399 = 1
    2835 = 15
    4614 = 1
    51980 = 1
    9479 = 1
    4599 = 18
    4732 = 1
    50128 = 1
    4975 = 1
    9811 = 1
    9860 = 1
    3167 = 6
    1529 = 1
    9326 = 1
    9295 = 1
    12225 = 1
    3668 = 1
    11407 = 4
    15534 = 1
    9281 = 1
    4582 = 1
    5956 = 1
    4607 = 2
    3780 = 1
    6948 = 1
    2901 = 1
    35562 = 2
    9242 = 2
    regfunc = {
    regfunc_multiItem = {
    (null) = true


    all this is from Bugsack addon.. idk how to get further debug info ;o
  • #725
    Would be cool to have a tabard tracker included (

    Thanks for all the hard work.. love this add-on!
  • #722
    Yeah... some new achv's that fit under overachiever have been added... pls update.....

    The new squirrel achv.... maybe the new fishing freshwater / saltwater fish achvs too
  • #719
    So for the error I commented about below, I finally found the problem.

    This is a conflict with MoveAnything. If you go into the MoveAnything config and disable control of the "Achievement" frame the error will go away.
  • #718
    I'm getting constantly spammed with "DB not yet ready, please wait" ever since the 4.0.3a patch.
  • #717
    plz update for 4.0.3a
  • #711
    Once you watch an achievement how do you unwatch it?
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