The Pilgrim’s Bounty world event started in WoW this week. This event doesn’t count towards the year-long What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Beenn achievement though there’s nothing really challenging in it as far as I can remember from doing it last year. There’s 100 achievement points, a title and a pet to be had from the event though as well as a shortcut to leveling cooking very quickly, which I detail a bit more below. Full details on the individual achievements can be found here.
The event is a great opportunity to level up your cooking skill. I leveled the skill right up to 300 on one of my alts using only the recipes from vendors added for the event, which usually takes a lot of grinding/traveling at other times of the year. The special recipes for the event are found in the Bountiful Cookbook bought at vendors outside the main major cities.
For Horde find the vendors: on the road outside Orgrimmar, outside Thunder Bluff by the elevators and in the courtyard of the Undercity.
The Honey and Autumnal Herbs can be found on all of the vendors, while the city-specific ones are only found in their respective zones. The special ingredients for horde players are Mulgore Sweet Potatoes, Ripe Tirisfal Pumpkins, Tangy Southfury Cranberries – clear some bag space and stock up on these so you don’t need to travel back and forth between the cities like I did, 70 or 80 of each to be safe. Then you can just stand at one of the event vendors and level cooking right up, there’s even a cooking trainer NPC beside each of the vendors so you don’t need to run back and forth. The whole thing took me about 45 minutes, but I ran short of ingredients and had to travel more than I should have.
One thing to note by the way is the event NPCs disappear from around Thunder Bluff when the elemental invasion is on but reappear once the battle is over.
The Pilgrim’s Bounty event ends next Saturday the 27th of November.
Blizzard chat about Cataclysm
New bosses added to WoW, elemental invasion steps up a gear
Don’t forget to log WoW on Nov 23 for possible feat of strength
Prepping for realm first 85 achievements in Cataclysm
Arena weapons and armour available for honour pre-WoW: Cataclysm
Tripping the Rifts Feat of Strength
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Collector’s Edition
World of Warcraft Dungeon Companion, Volume III