Achievement UI

Hi, my name is Thaoky, and I'm an Altoholic :)

Altoholic is an Ace 3 addon written for people who dedicate most of their time to leveling alts, and who want to have as much information as possible in one addon. The main feature of the addon is the search functionality which allows users to search their alts' bags or loot tables in an Auction-House-like frame (see screenshots). All this with multiple-realms/accounts support.

About the addon & the author

I've been playing WoW since the European release, and I used to rely on addons like character viewer to check my alts' inventory, but since it was more or less abandoned and not always stable for me, I decided to write an addon myself and to improve the search feature as much as I could. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do :)

The addon has been in development since December 2007 and was officially released in late March 2008. It's still not final, and although it has considerably evolved since the initial release, there are still a lot of things I haven't had time to implement yet.
Please note that this is my first addon, and that English is not my native language.


- Languages supported: enUS, frFR, deDE, esES, ruRU, zhCN & zhTW.

- Account-wide data summary:

  • Characters' talents: Full talent trees & glyphs are supported for both specializations.
  • Money, /played, rest xp for each character, subtotals by realm, and grandtotals for the account.
  • Bag usage: see at a glance which characters should get bigger bags (bag size, free slots and types included)
  • Characters' skills: skill summary on one screen, namely the 2 main professions + the 3 secondary skills as well as riding. I may add more if there's demand.
  • Reputations: a list of all the reputations of the current realm's characters. You can see at a glance if all your alts are at least honored with Honor Hold if you want to get the new 2.4 blue PVP set. Suggestions on how to grind reputations will be available soon.

- View containers (bags, bank, keyring) of all alts, on all realms.

- Guild banks : You have 10 alts in 10 different guilds on the same server, all of them with access to a guild bank ? Not a problem, you can see them all here.

- E-mail: allows you to see which alts have mail without having to reconnect them. The addon will tell you when mail is about to expire on a character. Threshold configurable (up to 15 days). Multiple realm support as well. Mails sent to a known alt (one you've logged on at least once) will be visible in the addon without having to reconnect it.

- Equipment: See the equipment of the current realm's alts in one screen. Very useful when purchasing stuff for your alts at the AH. Multiple realms supported. Right-clicking any equipment piece will allow you to find an upgrade, this feature is similar to the official wow armory feature, and is quite performant, even though it doesn't match the accuracy of the official one.

- Search: the most important feature of the addon, it uses an AH-like frame to display search results. You can either search bags on the current realm, on all realms, or a loot table.
The loot table is a table based on AtlasLoot, but which contains only item id's, and therefore keeps memory usage minimal.

The Search menu allows you to find items based on their name (even partial), level, type or rarity, almost like at the AH. It is also possible to search known recipes.

- Quest Log: See the quest logs of all your alts, as well as an indication of which alts are on a specific quest. Clicking on a quest link in the chat log will tell you which alts are on that quest.

- Suggestions: Currently, only profession leveling suggestions are available when mousing over your current level in a specific profession. Suggestions are based on the leveling guides posted on the official US forums (credit goes to their respective authors). The addon also suggests you where to quest/grind xp depending on your character level.

Suggestions were also added for the most recent factions. More to come later.

- Auction house: You can see which auctions/bids you've placed with an alt without being logged in or being at the AH.

- Professions: You can browse all known recipes in a thotbot like frame (see screenshot).

- Mounts & Pets of all your alts.

- Achievements are tracked for all you alts (see screenshot).

- Guild Members: a list of your connected guildmates, along with their alts (if they're using Altoholic too), and their average item level. Clicking their AiL will also allow you to "remotely" inspect their equipment.

- Guild Skills: a list of altoholic users in your guild, along with their alts and direct profession links. All professions are available in one click.

- Guild Bank tabs: a list of altoholic users and the time at which they last visited the guild bank. If you haven't visited the guild bank for a few days, you can remotely update your local data without going to a capital city.


The FAQ has been moved here :


  • I'd like to thank my guild, Odysseüs on EU-Marécages de Zangar, for assisting me since the earliest phases, thanks guys for everything you've done :)
  • Thanks to the wowace community, you've been very helpful and this addon would not be there without the technical answers you gave me (especially Xinhuan, author of BankItems)
  • Thanks to all the guys who are behind AtlasLoot, keeping the loot table up-to-date is a tremendous work, and the search functionality of Altoholic would not be what it is without your hard work.
  • Thanks to Ayindi (wowace) & sLiz3r (curse) for the German translation.
  • Thanks to NightOwl (wowace) for the zhTW translation.
  • Thanks to Wang (wowace) for the zhCN translation.
  • Thanks to Hellbot for the ruRU translation.
  • Thanks to Laumac for the frFR translation.
  • Thanks to IrregularByte for the esES translation.
  • Brykrys for the LinkWrangler support.

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  • Avatar of mostid mostid Sep 20, 2013 at 14:31 UTC - 0 likes

    I realize we're probably close to the end of MoP, but can the GatheringNodes in Tooltip.lua file be updated with the MoP items? (Like Ghost Iron Ore, Rain Poppy, etc) Thanks!

  • Avatar of lilocowboy lilocowboy May 26, 2013 at 14:58 UTC - 0 likes

    I had a lot of errors recently and did post those errors. I had the thought of deleting Altoholics (though Curse Client) and reinstalled it. It seems to be working with NO errors. 8) Sorry about the long post. If I have a problem again I will post, but till then GAME ON!

    Last edited May 26, 2013 by lilocowboy
  • Avatar of Aoife Aoife Nov 28, 2012 at 18:51 UTC - 0 likes

    Did you mean to leave DataStore_Achievements out of this build?

    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Aoife Divine Alliance of Mok'Nathal
  • Avatar of MHochegger MHochegger Oct 04, 2012 at 21:19 UTC - 0 likes


    just wanted to tell you that when adding my 11th character to altoholic it starts dropping randomly characters. As long as I only use 10 chars all is fine - in the moment I add the 11th altoholic starts loosing at least one random character. I think that your database is not used to manage 11 character in one account - you can see this in grids ....

    Maybe you could be so kind and fix this? I know that's a lot of work, but so your really great add-on is sadly useless.

    Thank you !


  • Avatar of rippk rippk Oct 03, 2012 at 15:17 UTC - 0 likes

    would it be possible to add a notification to when plants are ready on farms across various toons? similar to how it's done for the tailor/alchemy/etc cooldowns? that would be amazing.

  • Avatar of clruiz clruiz Sep 01, 2012 at 22:12 UTC - 0 likes

    you guys need to watch this thread

    the person working on it is posting there, and busy trying to get it all to work.

    doing a great job too! can't wait till he gets the bugs out and we can use this great addon again

  • Avatar of mandarb13 mandarb13 Sep 01, 2012 at 20:05 UTC - 0 likes

    I really hope there is an update as well. I dont think there is another addon like this out there! I cant live without it.

  • Avatar of Margerdria Margerdria Sep 01, 2012 at 02:49 UTC - 0 likes

    Question for the person who created this really kick ass addon. Will there be an update for 5.0.4 soon or come MoP? I am just curious. i love this addon and hate seeing it say "out of Date" lol

  • Avatar of wolfefin wolfefin Jun 02, 2012 at 19:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Not sure if this is the place to post it, but is anyone else seeing these type of errors:

    6/2 14:56:33.647 An action was blocked in combat because of taint from Altoholic - CompactPartyFrameMember1:Show() 6/2 14:56:33.647 Interface\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:264 CompactUnitFrame_UpateVisible() 6/2 14:56:33.647 Interface\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:224 CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll() 6/2 14:56:33.647 Interface\FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:105

    I'm running Altoholic v4.3.003b

  • Avatar of Niselma30 Niselma30 May 31, 2012 at 15:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Every time it gets updated, data store gets taken out.


Date created
Aug 20, 2008
Last update
Feb 25, 2015
Development stage
  • deDE
  • enUS
  • esES
  • esMX
  • frFR
  • itIT
  • koKR
  • ptBR
  • ruRU
  • zhCN
  • zhTW
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