Pilgrim's Progress (Alliance) and Pilgrim's Progress (Horde) are fairly easy, though if you haven't yet leveled cooking, you'll have to put a bit of elbow grease in to ensure you're capable of finishing all five quests. The holiday's five dailies are all offered by Pilgrim's Bounty NPCs located in major cities (Stormwind, Ironforge, and Darnassus for Alliance or Thunder Bluff, Orgrimmar, and Undercity for Horde). All five can be completed in one day, so if you don't have a lot of time over the week that Pilgrim's Bounty is running, just budget about half an hour on a good day, and you're all set.
For Alliance, the quest links are as follows:
- Can't Get Enough Turkey Bring 20 Slow-Roasted Turkeys to Caitrin Ironkettle outside Ironforge.
- Don't Forget the Stuffing! Bring 20 Spice Bread Stuffing to Caitrin Ironkettle outside Ironforge.
- Easy As Pie Bring 20 pieces of Pumpkin Pie to Mary Allerton outside the gates of Darnassus.
- She Says Potato Bring 20 Candied Sweet Potatoes to Jasper Moore outside Stormwind.
- We're Out of Cranberry Chutney Again? Bring 20 servings of Cranberry Chutney to Ellen Moore outside Stormwind.
- Can't Get Enough Turkey Bring 20 Slow-Roasted Turkeys to Ondani Greatmill outside Orgrimmar.
- Don't Forget the Stuffing! Bring 20 Spice Bread Stuffing to Ondani Greatmill outside Orgrimmar.
- Easy As Pie Bring 20 pieces of Pumpkin Pie to Mahara Goldwheat outside Thunder Bluff.
- She Says Potato Bring 20 Candied Sweet Potatoes to William Mullins in Undercity's courtyard.
- We're Out of Cranberry Chutney Again? Bring 20 servings of Cranberry Chutney to Roberta Carter in Undercity's courtyard.
Pilgrim's Paunch is done while seated, though your unfortunate and groaning toon is going to have to waddle his/her way around a few capitals. The Spirit of Sharing buff is gained when you eat all five dishes available at a Bountiful Table: turkey, cranberries, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and pie. For this achievement, you'll have to run to each of your faction's cities, park yourself at each of the five chairs around a Bountiful Table (or ask other people at the chairs to pass you dishes so you can eat them), and gorge your way to the Spirit of Sharing buff. Once you've done this in all four major cities, you'll get the achievement.
The Spirit of Sharing buff is a 10% bonus to all reputation gains for an hour, which will come in handy on toons who are still slaving away on rep grinds.
Ugh. Blizzard has a peculiar mania for sending players to their deaths in foreign cities, and
Pilgrim's Peril (Alliance) and Pilgrim's Peril (Horde) are this holiday's contribution to the cause. Anyway, the achievement requires you to sit at hostile Bountiful Tables while wearing at least one piece of Pilgrim attire. As all those of us who have done achievements like King of the Fire Festival are painfully aware, this rarely ends well, but sitting is at least quick. On PvE servers, you won't get flagged in all of the enemy cities due to feast area placement, but you will get flagged in some. Each faction has two cities in which they should be safe and two cities in which they won't.
The locations of each capital's feast area should be as follows:
- Stormwind Southeast of the main gates (east of the path into the city). Horde players will not get flagged here on PvE servers.
- Ironforge Directly outside the main gates. Horde players will not get flagged here on PvE servers.
- Darnassus Directly east of the main city (in the courtyard between the main gates and the Warrior's Terrace). All players will have to run the length of the city in order to reach the feast area, and Horde players will be harassed by guards every step of the way. This is by far the most inconvenient (and for Horde, dangerous) of all eight feast areas to reach. Don't go at server high time.
- The Exodar Directly outside the main city entrance (i.e. eastern side of the main building). Horde players will get flagged.
- Orgrimmar Historically this was southeast of the main gates and is probably still in the general area post-Cataclysm. Alliance players will (hopefully) not get flagged here on PvE servers.
- Undercity In the Ruins of Lordaeron courtyard immediately inside the main entrance to the city. Despite not being located far into the complex, this is the nastiest area for Alliance to reach, as there's steady Horde traffic from both the zeppelins and Silvermoon teleport, and the entrance to the Ruins is an unfortunate choke point. Don't go at server high time.
- Thunder Bluff Directly below the western elevators. Despite appearing to be outside of the city, the feast area is still within it and will get Alliance players flagged.
- Silvermoon City South of the city's main gates. Alliance players will not get flagged here on PvE servers.
As with all achievements requiring you to enter an enemy city:
- Try to go during your server's off hours, if possible.
- Try not to go alone.
- Plan your route in advance and know which cities you'll hit in which order.
- Budget time in the quite likely event that some jackass camping the tables decides to make your life miserable.
Terokkar Turkey Time is even easier this year than it's been previously, as being level-capped in Cataclysm tends to render survivability concerns in BC dungeons moot. Talon King Ikiss is the last boss of Sethekk Halls, a Burning Crusade dungeon located in the Auchindoun complex of Terokkar Forest. Still better, the achievement doesn't care if you defeat Ikiss on normal or heroic. Pick up some Pilgrim attire from the daily quests, head to Sethekk Halls, and you're in business.
As long as you're there, you might as well have a crack at Anzu if you're doing the heroic version and want a shot at the Reins of the Raven Lord.
Turkey Lurkey (Alliance) and Turkey Lurkey (Horde) are, in combination with The Turkinator, generally the two most troublesome achievements. We've already discussed why The Turkinator can make life difficult, but unless your server is home to an unusually high number of orc, dwarf, gnome, and troll rogues, then this achievement can give you some grief too. Actually, I would argue that Turkey Lurkey is probably more difficult in Cataclysm than it's been previously, as the 2009 and 2010 incarnation of the game had so many people of both factions camped in Dalaran.
Turkey Shooters, like Pilgrim clothing, are potential rewards from the holiday's daily quests. Getting a Shooter is very easy, but finding one rogue of each race might keep you occupied for a bit. Once you've finished off your own faction, your best bet is to sit outside of enemy capitals hoping that a rogue you need will show up (unless you can enlist help from friendly members on the opposite faction). However, if last year is any indication, enterprising players will roll rogues from the less-played races, beg a summon from a friendly warlock, and park themselves in a high-traffic area to grant achievements to a grateful public. On my server last year, several level one rogues with names like Shootmepls and Turkeytime were lined up on the Dalaran bank steps. This year, if you're not having any luck finding the elusive dwarf rogue, you might want to advertise on your realm forums or just keep trying. As our commenters have suggested, you may also want to try queuing for battlegrounds or trying a neutral city like Dalaran or Shattrath to see who's hanging around.
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