Well folks, in the second day of Pilgrim's Bounty I finished all the achievements, got the Pilgrim title and the Turkey pet as reward. It all happened much sooner than I had anticipated.
I won't go into every detail about how I accomplished all the achievements because Wow.com and MMO Champion have some good guides but I will give some pointers for the trickier achievements.
Starting off with the table achievements, those are really easy. Just follow the two guides above and you should be fine. You just have to repeat them at each of the 4 major cities of your faction. Also complete FOOD FIGHT which simply requires you to throw food at another player at the table. At the end of this you should have Pilgrim's Paunch and Sharing is Caring completed.
If you really want to complete all the achievements you need to have Cooking at around 330 or so. Luckily you can just buy a recipe book from one of the vendors at the holiday grounds and the book will contain about 5 recipes that will easily help you to get to the required skill. So you can view this as a cheap way to power level cooking.
Now We're Cookin' requires you to cook one of every holiday dish. You will obtain this by default, of course, by doing the dailies. Then there's Pilgrim's Progress which is slightly more involving because it requires you to complete each of the available dailies but you should do that anyway if you visit all the major capitals.
From the dailies you should first choose a hat and a chest piece as reward. You will need those later. Once you get these two items, keep picking the Turkey Shooter because you'll need that to shoot rogues. You'll need 8 of these, provided you don't waste any shots. You can easily obtain all the required items (10 in all) in 2 days, if you do all the dailies in all 4 capital cities. Each city gives you 2 dailies so that's a potential of 16 items in 2 days.
Now here come the annoying achievements...
You should do The Turkinator as soon as possible, when you are, say, in Elwynn. That's because you need lots of Wild Turkey for the daily quests. This quest is shitty because it asks you to kill 40 turkeys in a row, without the 30 second buff expiring. Basically after each kill a 30 second timer will reset and that's how long you have to kill the next turkey. While turkeys respawn pretty fast, there are plenty of other people trying to do the same. In Elwynn I would suggest you try the south eastern part. It seems to be less populated. Or, by all means, do this late at night or at weird hours. It took me 3 tries. Thing is, as a Hunter it's easy because in addition to your /target Wild Turkey macro you can throw a Hunter's Mark on the damn turkey and instantly see it on the map. I can't imagine the pain of doing this with another class.
Pilgrim's Peril is a pain in the butt because it implies getting close to the four enemy capitals and sitting at one of their tables. Make sure to wear the holiday chest piece of your choice (that you got as reward from the cooking dailies). The problem here is that while for certain cities you won't get flagged (on a PvE server), for the others you will. Since I'm Alliance, I visited Undercity, Orgrimmar, Thunderbluff and Silvermoon City.
Undercity was the worst. You will get flagged there because you have to step right inside the walls of the city, through the main entrance. Unfortunately for me I was killed about half a dozen times trying to get to a table. The problem was that those damn Hordes were out to play and they killed every single Alliance that stepped close to that place. Hunters' pets were set to aggressive with snares that caught you in place the moment you re-spawned. All I could do was position myself right next to a chair and wait for a moment when they weren't paying attention to jump in the chair. Eventually I did it, even though I died the very next moment. I recovered my body the next morning, early when there weren't people around.
Orgrimmar doesn't flag you but Thunderbluff does. I was an idiot in regards to Thunderbluff because I didn't know where the tables were and I was running around like crazy, while flagged. Eventually I spotted the tables right under the great lift and I sat down at a chair. There weren't many Horde around but then I fumbled and a rogue ganked me. At least this time I managed to fight back but since I'm not much of a PvP player, nor am I geared for it, I died quickly.
After another corpse run I headed to Silvermoon City. That one doesn't flag you either but in any case was totally deserted so I got the achievement easily.
Terrokar Turkey Time can't be solo-ed unless you're 80 and reasonably geared. You need to get inside Sethekk Halls and kill Ikiss (what a dumb name) while wearing a hat and chest piece that you got from the dailies. Sethekk Halls is in Terrokar Forest in Outland. Auchindoun is that round amphitheater-like structure in the middle of the map. When you go inside the entrance just walk into the instance that's straight ahead. Unfortunately you'll have to clear at least half the trash to get to the boss. They are not incredibly hard but I found them pretty challenging even at level 80. Some of those damn bird-men have a nasty habit of throwing a Charm totem which makes you lose control of your character. For me it was bad because my character became hostile towards my pet. Oh well... Just be careful inside, especially as a caster, and don't pull too many mobs or else you're a goner. The boss itself wasn't hard. He has about 80K HP and does some moderate AOE damage but once he starts channeling that, just move behind a column and you should be fine.
Turkey Lurkey is one that I suggest you start doing as soon as you get your first Turkey Shooter. The objective here is to use the shooter on rogues of each race, including the opposite faction. That's 8 in all. While it isn't that hard to find rogues from your own faction (hint: use /who rogue or /who rogue dalaran for example), you won't be able to use the same command for the opposite faction. So you'll have to rely on your good ol' peepers to spot them. Hanging around Dalaran did the trick for me but I also got lucky with an Orc rogue outside of Orgrimmar. In the end I got really lucky because I got 3 of the toughest combinations in a row while spotting for them in Dalaran.
A final tip with this last achievement would be that each time you use the shooter, the item is used up so you will need at the very least 8 of them. Make sure you don't shoot the same race twice or you'll lose a shot. Also, if the person is already a turkey, you will lose the item but not get credit (or so it is said, I haven't experienced that myself).
So there you have it, easy meta-achievement in 2 days. I'm really glad I finished this because now I don't have to worry about doing those dailies anymore and I can concentrate on other things. Good luck to you and if you run into any problems drop me a line in the comments!
Former WoW player, current Diablo 3 fanatic, I love the finer things in life such as PC games, beer and computers. While playing a good game is a spiritual experience, blogging about it is almost equally rewarding.