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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 thomasd thomasd Oct 17, 2014 at 12:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, nice with a fix, many thz. atleast it works partially. Did follow tartarusspawn fix.

    But it does not count things that is in the new Reagent Bank. and i get errors in 2x DataStore_Quests\DataStore_Quests-r27.lua:183: 2x ...rfaceDataStore_Talents\DataStore_Talents-r46.lua:177: 2x ...dOns\DataStore_Reputations\DataStore_Reputations-5.4.007.lua:183:

    adding the complete lua errors if needed. /Thomas

  • Avatar of tartarusspawn tartarusspawn Oct 17, 2014 at 05:09 UTC - 1 like

    @Casttiell: Go

    me and friend had same problem

    uncheck show item source in item tool tips ' this worked for me

    friend had to delete cache wtf and addons folder and reinstall .. loaded game with no addons loaded . then loaded altoholicc and data stores .

    then she unchecked show item source. and had no problems until she loaded a few other addosn that hadn't been updated yet

    edit : also pmed you what i did to fix. i think the tool tip option conflictys with blizzard default showing item source...

    Last edited Oct 17, 2014 by tartarusspawn
  • Avatar of ronaldvoll ronaldvoll Oct 17, 2014 at 00:32 UTC - 1 like

    I am hoping for a 6.0.2 update, too.

    I have used Altoholic for a few years now, probably one of the most important addons I use. I have 11 Alliance Characters on Lightbringer, and 11 Horde toons on Area 52.

    In other words, I use Altoholic all the time...

    Thank you for the wonderful Addon. I hope it gets updated soon.

    My name is Ron, and I am an Altoholic....

  • Avatar of Casttiell Casttiell Oct 16, 2014 at 14:06 UTC - 1 like

    Will we see an update for 6.0.2 ?

    Every time I pass the mouse pointer over an item, I get an error, and I guess it is not worth it to open a ticket until we know that there is going to be any updates (my opinion, of course).

    I hope so. One of the bests wow addons ever.

    Thank you in advance.

  • Avatar of evnglion evnglion Aug 02, 2014 at 04:07 UTC - 0 likes

    First of all I just wanted to thank you for all the hard work you guys have done over the years. I have been using this addon for a long time and I really love it.

    I do have a question, or perhaps a feature request.

    As you know Blizz is slowly rolling out connected realms, and I saw that you implemented a feature for the characters tooltips to reflect other alts on that connected realm. I'd like to be able to add a guildbank to my tool tip that's from the other realm.

    For instance, I have a bank mule that has his own guild and guild bank. Due to limitations on storage space, I have created a second bank mule on the other realm that was just connected to my home realm. I want to be able to elect to have that new guild's bank show up on my home server's tooltips.

    I hope I was clear enough for you to understand. Thanks for the consideration!

  • Avatar of Hendo72 Hendo72 Jul 27, 2014 at 17:03 UTC - 0 likes

    I have finally narrowed it down to this addon.

    For a very long time now, I have been trying to figure out which addon is uninstalling all of my Datastore files.

    I only had 4 updates today, this one and Ackis Recipe List.The other 2 were Datastore files that disappeared. I did Ackis first and had Curse Client refresh the list. I did it again after I updated Altoholic and that's when I noticed that all of my Datastore files were missing.

    This didn't happen with the last update. I'm not sure why it's only happening every once in a while, or at all for that matter.

    Last edited Jul 27, 2014 by Hendo72

    I didn't say it was your fault. I said I was going to blame you.

  • Avatar of bluezmansc bluezmansc Jul 21, 2014 at 21:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Seems you fixed the mail problem. Working as it should now. Thanks for a great addon :)

  • Avatar of Miggel Miggel Apr 22, 2014 at 18:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Please order an update for this wonderful addon

  • Avatar of Boestra Boestra Feb 22, 2014 at 19:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you please let us know if this and DataStore are still active addons you are maintaining? There has been no release on either since Oct 2013 and I see a string of issues being posted where Thaoky and Pompachomp have not responded.

    Just would like to know if I need to start looking for a new alt addon is all. I love Altoholic and would hate to abandon it but I hate the mail expiry notice I keep seeing every time I log in and there is no option to turn it off anymore.

    Thank you! Boestra

  • Avatar of Daedelus76 Daedelus76 Oct 17, 2013 at 18:39 UTC - 0 likes

    So I tried account sharing as I have two accounts. I have one account with 8 characters and another with one. I was able to get my 8 character account to transfer and show up in the tool tip by using account name default. I tried the same with the single character account and the transfers go successfully but no data shows up in either the summary or the tool tip. Please help!

    I dd notice a library error before happening when I first log in and mouse over my bags but not sure if it's related.

    Date: 2013-10-17 11:36:39 ID: 1 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ...ingBuster\libs\LibStatLogic-1.2\LibStatLogic-1.2.lua line 9967: attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)

    I didn't copy the whole debug info as it was rather lengthy, but I can PM if needed.


Date created
Aug 20, 2008
Last update
Aug 09, 2016
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  • enUS
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