Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks

Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks


NOTICE: Manual installation may be necessary for some users as there are reports of the CurseForge installer failing to install the addon correctly. Hopefully, this problem is resolved soon.

Tools and tweaks to make the lives of players seeking achievements a little bit easier.

Overachiever is highly configurable and has many features, many (but not all) of which are listed below. Most features can be disabled and/or tweaked.

Options can be found using the /oa command or at Interface Options -> AddOns tab -> Overachiever.

A Few Highlights

  • New tabs added to the GUI:
    • Search: Search for achievements by name, description, reward, and more. (Quickly search by name using slash commands like "/ach food".)
    • Suggestions: Get suggested achievements based on your current location, active holiday events, etc.
    • Watch: Create custom watch lists of achievements.
    • Related: See how achievements relate to each other.
  • Tooltip and audio reminders for objectives you find in the world (and in your bags).
  • Automatically track exploration achievements and suggested achievements you chose as you travel.
  • 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.)
  • Ctrl+click on an achievement link to open the GUI to that achievement. Ctrl+click again to track it.

GUI Enhancements

  • Draggable Frames: The achievement frame is draggable.
  • New tabs added to the default achievement frame, as highlighted above.
  • Cooking Trade Skill UI:
    • Display icons next to recipes you need to cook for "The Northrend Gourmet", "The Legion Menu", and similar achievements. Ctrl+click on one of these recipes to open the UI to the achievement that requires it.
    • Works with the default UI and the addon Skillet.
  • 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).

Tooltip and Audio 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?
    • "Northern Exposure", "Medium Rare", and many others: Do I need to kill this creature? (Includes many dungeon and raid-based achievements.)
  • 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?
  • Sound Reminder: Choose a sound to play when one of the above tooltip reminders shows up if you need to do something.

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 to one degree or another for English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, simplified Chinese, and traditional Chinese. Translations generously provided by your fellow overachievers using the CurseForge localization system.

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 tabs of the Tabs module (Search, Suggestions, Watch, Related) can be disabled by deleting or renaming the corresponding .lua files (Search.lua, Suggestions.lua, etc.).


This is a one-man project that can be quite time-consuming, depending on Blizzard's whims. All donations of any size are appreciated.

If you see a "Donate" link above, please use it. If not, you may try this link

Thanks for your support!

- Tuhljin

About the lengthy project name: "Overachiever" was not showing up on curse.com addon searches for "achievement"; the name change fixes that.