We’re on an Azeroth holiday roll. Members of our regular group, including myself, have managed to complete the tasks for the meta achievement for the last few holidays. Brewfest, Hallow’s End, and Pilgrim’s Bounty have now fallen to us.
However I was not sure that Pilgrim’s Bounty was going to fly.
Most of the achievements were pretty easy. There was the usual round of gimmes for simple tasks. Those didn’t bother me.
Nor did the Sethekk Halls run for Terokkar Turkey Time give me much to worry about. I knew we could take down Talong King Ikiss as a group while wearing pilgrim’s hats and clothes. Heck, on my scouting mission I managed to kill him solo.
Even the potentially annoying Turkey Lurkey achievement, which required you to go blast a rogue of each race with a 1 shot turkey shooter wasn’t all that daunting. It would be more of a test of patience hanging around Dalaran waiting for the right rogue to show up.
No, it was The Turkinator that almost brought me low.
Running around and killing 40 level 1 wild turkeys turned out to be more difficult that it sounds. That 30 second time limit to find the next turkey was a curse, as I would be on a streak, closing in on 30, and I would suddenly run into somebody else doing the same thing. Or, being clever, I would run around the edges of Elwynn Forest only to run into a dry patch of no turkeys and have to start the count all over again.
Did you know that turkeys and murlocs apparently to not mix? It’s true.
Finally, Potshot found a prime spot for turkey hunting and got the achievement. On his advice I ran of to hunt in Trisfal Glades in the area between Scarlest Monastery and The Bulwark. On my third try, I managed, at last, to get to 40 turkeys.
By that point, the only thing I needed for the meta achievement was an orc rogue. Potshot was kind enough to spare my patience and roll one up to play target for myself and others. (I later spread the joy myself by getting out my dwarf rogue for achievement target practice.)
One shot and the achievement was mine.
That got me the title “Pilgrim” and the plump turkey pet in the mail.
But I was not done yet.
The plump turkey turned out to be my 49th companion pet. One more and I would get another achievement.
I quickly consulted the big list of WoW companion pets to see if there wasn’t one left I could get quickly.
After some time, I realized that Vikund had not gotten the Ancona Chicken, a purchasable pet out a the Mirage Raceway.
Off I flew to buy a chicken.
And with that chicken came the achievement.
Another pet! So now I have 51 pets, including Stinky the Skunk.
Only 24 more pets to get the final pet collecting achievement.
I am not, however, going to buy those two pets from Blizzard. No, I won’t! Stop looking at me like that!
Anyway, this furthered my modest goal to get least one third of the achievements in WoW. Not quite “Little Gray” level of effort, but I have that whole day job thing going on.
Next up, the Feast of Winter Veil.