Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks

Search Tab, Series tooltip

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 curse.com addon searches for "achievement"; the name change fixes that. Hopefully Curse will correct this problem in the future.

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  • Avatar of dary1125 dary1125 Mar 06, 2015 at 05:22 UTC - 0 likes

    1x vQuestmove\vQuestmove.lua:161: attempt to index local 'block' (a nil value) vQuestmove\vQuestmove.lua:161: in function <vQuestmove\vQuestmove.lua:144> [C]: in function `Update' ...zzard_ObjectiveTracker\Blizzard_ObjectiveTracker.lua:1014: in function <...zzard_ObjectiveTracker\Blizzard_ObjectiveTracker.lua:982> [C]: in function `ObjectiveTracker_Update' ...zzard_ObjectiveTracker\Blizzard_ObjectiveTracker.lua:630: in function <...zzard_ObjectiveTracker\Blizzard_ObjectiveTracker.lua:612> [C]: in function `AddTrackedAchievement' ...ns\Blizzard_AchievementUI\Blizzard_AchievementUI-1.0.lua:1229: in function `AchievementButton_ToggleTracking' [string "*:OnClick"]:6: in function <[string "*:OnClick"]:1>

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  • Avatar of greenhorns greenhorns Mar 01, 2015 at 17:54 UTC - 1 like

    Your addon is causing blocking twitter functionality.

    Date: 2015-03-01 09:50:58
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
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  • Avatar of Okerhs Okerhs Oct 08, 2014 at 11:40 UTC - 0 likes

    With merged realms it doesn't differentiate between characters on different realms with the same name

  • Avatar of Spennig Spennig Sep 15, 2014 at 20:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Will there be a WoD version of this?

  • Avatar of Danielito986 Danielito986 Feb 22, 2014 at 12:29 UTC - 0 likes

    On 5.4.7 (with ElvUI) doesn't work properly! Pls fix it!

  • Avatar of nelegalno2 nelegalno2 Dec 05, 2013 at 11:35 UTC - 0 likes

    5.4.1 Taint Fixes (Plus Enhancements) was submitted on 31 Oct by esiemiat and yet no update by the author.

    Here is the direct link for the people who want to fix it for themselves: http://wow.curseforge.com/addons/overachiever/tickets/236-5-4-1-taint-fixes-plus-enhancements/

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  • Avatar of spiralofhope spiralofhope May 28, 2013 at 01:21 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the update!

  • Avatar of Zenzoroaster Zenzoroaster Dec 21, 2012 at 20:16 UTC - 0 likes

    I have been experiencing errors related to this addon; don't know if it a conflict with others or my system or what...? Unfortunately I have been unable to capture a copy of the related LUA, which is in three parts and always seems to appear when I am in the midst of a fight: the only options then being to banish the message (it blocks visibilty) or die. Don't know what to do in order to help you improve things. Disabled for now. Best of luck.

  • Avatar of Merkader Merkader Dec 04, 2012 at 12:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Many thanks Yuhljin :-) OA is my compass for achievements.

    Greetings from Spain.

    Last edited Dec 04, 2012 by Merkader
  • Avatar of Tuhljin Tuhljin Dec 01, 2012 at 23:10 UTC - 1 like

    @Merkader: Go

    Overachiever relied on LibBabbleZone for localized zone names which I now see has recently been deprecated. In the next release, I'll use a new method to identify zone names.


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