Personally, I love the different World Events that WoW holds throughout the year. And, this year, I’ve noticed that some people aren’t up to speed on the Pilgrim’s Bounty event that is currently going on in Azeroth. This is basically a celebration of Thanks – with plenty of food. To help all of you out, I’ve taken the info from the World of Warcraft website on the Pilgrim’s Bounty and placed it for you here on FRPG, along with some helpful tips and hints to get you moving along faster in the achievement process. Enjoy!
Keep in mind that the main part of this information (in italics) is from the World of Warcraft website itself, the tips and hints are my own personal things I’ve learned in the game:
We invite you to celebrate Pilgrim’s Bounty with us. It’s a time for reflecting on your journeys and good fortune, sharing plentiful food, and stories with friends.
You can partake in wonderful Pilgrim’s Bounty feasts near major towns by sitting at a Bountiful Table and enjoying the foods you find there.
If you’re interested in learning the Pilgrim’s Bounty’s recipes, speak with an NPC outside any major city. Stuffing and potatoes are easy enough to put in front of a fire, but if you want to cook a turkey, you’ll need to catch one first. Unsling your trusty Turkey Shooter and prepare for the hunt.
Type: Seasonal Holiday
Date: November 21 – 27
Major Cities (Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdom Only): Stormwind, Ironforge, Darnassus, Exodar, Orgrimmar, Undercity, Silvermoon City, and Thunderbluff
Minor Towns: Goldshire, Kharanos, Dolanaar, Azure Watch, Razor HIll, Bloodhoof Village, Brill, Tranquilien, Ruins of Thaurissan, Shadowprey Village, Falconwing Square, Stonard, Hammerfall, Revantusk Village, Light’s Hope Chapel, Wildhammer Keep, Chilwind Camp, Southshore, Tarren Mill, Sepulcher
Bountiful Tables are the centerpiece of the Pilgrim’s Bounty celebration. They are tables loaded with food and surrounded by interactive chairs that allow you to eat and share food with other players via the action bar.
A Bountiful Table is laid out with five different Pilgrim’s Bounty foods, one in front of each chair. Each chair has an unlimited supply of one food, and they are conveniently labeled: The Sweet Potato Chair, The Turkey Chair, The Stuffing Chair, The Cranberry Chair, and The Pie Chair. While in a chair, you may eat as much of that food as you like, as well as pass servings of that food to other players sitting in the chairs. Share the bountiful feasts with your friends!
If you eat five helpings of any single food, you’ll gain benefits unique to that food. In addition, if you eat five helpings of every food, you’ll gain the Spirit of Sharing which lasts one hour and increases reputation gained by 10%. This is accomplished much faster if you work together with your fellow feasters at passing food to one another.
***Tips: Holler at any of the other players around you if you have not gotten the “FOOD FIGHT!” achievement yet. To get this achievement, you need to target the player sitting down, and hit the “1” hotkey to fling food at them. I have tried it without targeting the player and it seems to not work. Targeting them has worked every time after the second or third fling on 6 different toons of mine.
Daily Cooking Quests
Pilgrim’s Bounty also plays host to a series of daily cooking quests designed to help chefs master their craft with seasonal recipes plucked from a Bountiful Cookbook. These quests require players to travel between the major cities of Azeroth and to fill the stomachs of armies with seasonal food. The reward for these quests is a Turkey Caller, a prize that ensures that the accomplished pilgrim will never go hungry again.
Pilgrim’s Bounty Dish Cooking Level
Spice Bread Stuffing 1-100
Pumpkin Pie 100-160
Cranberry Chutney 160-220
Candied Sweet Potatoes 220-280
Slow-roasted Turkey 280-340
***Tip #1: ALWAYS make over 40 of each item. You will have to turn in 5 for one quest and 20 for another, and when you move to other locations to complete the other parts of these daily quests, you will need more to turn in as well. This saves you the time of making them when you get there, or not having the items you need to make them and having to go all the way back.
***Tip #2: Even if you have a toon that doesn’t have their cooking up, you can level it with these daily quests. Pick up a recipe book from the vendor, open it and take out the recipes. Learn the ones you have the skill to and then start these quests. Here’s the fastest way to do it: start with the spice bread stuffing and make enough to get you up to 100. You can easily do this even if you’re starting from level 1, as the spice bread you need is level 1 and so is the stuffing recipe.
When you have the stuffing done, you can turn that quest in and then move on to the next area to get the cranberries you need. Again, make enough to get you up to 220 at least. Keep doing this for all of the different items and you will easily level your cooking up to Master level in no time.
You will need a toon that is high enough to get the 300+ cooking skill, but even lower level toons can do well on these.
***Tip #3: The turkeys are a pain in the rear to get. But, you simply need to run around the area that they are in and shoot them quickly. You’ll find a ton of other players here trying to get their turkeys, so it’s a big competition! Good Luck!
***Tips: Always take the Turkey Shooter because you need them for an acheivement that involves shooting rogues of different races. This is a hard one to get, as you have to have one turkey shooter for each shot you take, meaning that you can’t use it over and over again. Once you have that achievement done, you can always get the other items later on.
Here are the achievements that you can get with the Pilgrim’s Bounty event: