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 JCinDE JCinDE May 31, 2012 at 02:40 UTC - 0 likes

    FYI A fresh install seems to miss DataStore_Achievements and DataStore_Containers. I had to install those two manually.

  • Avatar of lcolpas lcolpas May 29, 2012 at 22:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Plz! put ptBR :-)

    Thank you for the addon. Its perfect!!!

  • Avatar of blitzkregdf blitzkregdf May 11, 2012 at 13:21 UTC - 0 likes

    I always have a problem with your addon. I dont know if its just me or what. But whenever I enable your addon and do LFG or Battlegrounds. It messes up the Party/Raid frames. BY messing up i mean :

    When people leave or join party/raid it might show a person twice or might now show they frame at all.

    In Battlegrounds the frames look normal but I click on someone it would select the person above or below that frame. or I would have to offset click to get them. Which kinda sucks when Im a healer.

    I dont get any errors or anything. It goes away when i disable the addon and comes back when i reenable it

    Last edited May 11, 2012 by blitzkregdf
  • Avatar of MarvL MarvL May 03, 2012 at 20:28 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm plowing through Altoholic.lua in learn-a-lot mode, and I ran across the various timestamp breakouts on line 605: function.FormatDelay(timestamp).

    I've been using the native lua function date("*t"), as described at to break out the various pieces. The interesting bit is


    To produce a date table, you can use the format string "*t". For instance, the following code

    temp ="*t", 906000490)

    produces the table

    {year = 1998, month = 9, day = 16, yday = 259, wday = 4, hour = 23, min = 48, sec = 10, isdst = false}


    Am I overlooking something important, or would the native function save you some hassles?

    Last edited May 03, 2012 by MarvL
  • Avatar of Niselma30 Niselma30 May 03, 2012 at 01:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Data store is giving me a file corrupted message on my pc.

  • Avatar of Tequima Tequima Apr 21, 2012 at 19:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @Musterd: Go

    @Musterd Right click on the toon's name in the summary character screen and select delete (this is in the add-on help file btw!)

  • Avatar of Musterd Musterd Apr 02, 2012 at 09:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Got a quick question... How do you remove a toon from the list of toon's?

    Iv deleted a couple of toons but the list dousent reflect that. And i cant find any options to remove toons from the database.

    If there isent an option do i need to delete SavedVariables? and which ones?

  • Avatar of rgriedel rgriedel Mar 15, 2012 at 10:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @lhavelund: try AckisReceipeList in Game you can produce a link into your alt's professions and open the link afterwards regards rgriedel

  • Avatar of Dextronian Dextronian Feb 01, 2012 at 20:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @pagb666: Go

    I haven't had any problems at all after that.

  • Avatar of lhavelund lhavelund Jan 25, 2012 at 01:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Out of curiosity - I'm trying to create an optimal bank/auction house mule UI currently, and one of the things I'm missing is the ability to bind macros to view individual character's profession windows, auctions, etc. Is there a chance there are slash-command arguments that can bring up such windows, or a chance such could be implemented in the future?



Date created
Aug 20, 2008
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