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."


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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.

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.''

Donations: This is a one-man project that can be quite time-consuming, depending on Blizzard's whims. All donations are appreciated, large or small. (See the button under "Support development", above.)

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  • Avatar of Tuhljin Tuhljin Aug 17, 2016 at 19:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Copying over last week's comment on the Curse (not CurseForge) page:

    I do plan on updating this when I have time. I would like to give you an estimate of when that will be, but I'm not entirely sure. I'll try to work on it next week. As it is, I'm busy with other projects - projects that actually pay my rent - as well as other "real life" stuff (this week in particular is very busy). I haven't even played much more than an hour or so of new content yet (and that was during the beta). Thanks for your patience.

    What I'd really like to do is overhaul the addon so the list of achievements is maintained by fans using my personal website, but that would be even more work than just patching for this expansion..

    Last edited Aug 17, 2016 by Tuhljin
  • Avatar of Nevcairiel Nevcairiel Aug 17, 2016 at 12:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @joshmiller83: Go

    Fan Updates are not allowed on Curse (and should not be allowed anywhere, since they violate the license of the addon)

    For anything else, the author needs to give his permission, but he doesn't appear to be reachable.

  • Avatar of joshmiller83 joshmiller83 Aug 15, 2016 at 23:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Can anyone continue this addon or make a Fan Update? Would really love to use this again in 7.0.3 / Legion!

  • Avatar of Kaaloks Kaaloks Aug 14, 2016 at 17:45 UTC - 0 likes

    @chrisnolanca: Go

    Looks like project is dead. Can you create a fork and continue development? =)

  • Avatar of Golconda Golconda Jul 30, 2016 at 12:24 UTC - 1 like

    Is this abandoned? I haven't heard anything and it is one of my favorite mods (I kind of like like boxes telling me what I accomplished)

  • Avatar of chrisnolanca chrisnolanca Jan 06, 2016 at 00:40 UTC - 0 likes

    I've hacked my local copy to include a bunch of draenor dungeons and zone related questing achievements for the suggestions tab. What is your preferred method of getting the changes to you for review? A ticket with a .patch, a fork on github, an email with the updated .lua attached? Let me know.

  • Avatar of watersx5 watersx5 Oct 15, 2015 at 18:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Is this still active? Love the addon, ty but need search tool & looks like several opened tickets out there, including mine, which Im glad to see it's not just me that has that prob!! Ty

  • Avatar of Thrassivoulos Thrassivoulos Oct 07, 2015 at 06:53 UTC - 0 likes

    the First time i installed this addon and did many achievements on my main it worked perfect. But on my alts i cant see any Info in tooltip about critters i have to love/kill. and after patch 6.2 i cant see in my tradeskill window which cooking recipes i have to consume ...

  • Avatar of Tuhljin Tuhljin May 23, 2015 at 22:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Errors should be posted in the Tickets section, and only after looking for a relevant already-existing ticket.


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