Around the feast areas, at least on my own server, I've seen the same questions keep popping up about the new holiday, Pilgrim's Bounty. I thought it might be helpful to try answering them here. By necessity, these are a little general; if you want a closer look at getting the holiday achievements, please read our updated guide to Pilgrim's Bounty achievements.
Help! Where do I go to get started?
Go to any of your faction's major cities and find the feasting area. For Alliance, head to Stormwind, Ironforge, or Darnassus: for Horde, head to Orgrimmar, Undercity, or Thunder Bluff. While you can start the holiday in either the Exodar or Silvermoon, it's a little faster to start in any of the "classic" cities because you don't pick up any quests in their BC counterparts.
Where are the feasting areas located?
Ironforge: directly outside the main gates to the city.
Stormwind: directly outside the main gates to the city.
The Exodar: directly outside the main entrance to the city.
Darnassus: in the small courtyard directly west of the city gates (where the training dummies are located).
On PvE servers, Horde players will not get flagged visiting the tables at Ironforge and Stormwind for Pilgrim's Peril. You will get flagged at the Darnassus and Exodar tables.
Orgrimmar: directly outside the main entrance to the city.
Thunder Bluff: directly below the western elevators.
Silvermoon: across the road from the main entrance to the city.
Undercity: above the city in the ruins of Lordaeron courtyard.
On PvE servers, Alliance players will not get flagged visiting the tables at Silvermoon or Orgrimmar for Pilgrim's Peril. You will get flagged visiting the tables at Thunder Bluff and Undercity.
Where do I get the recipes I need to cook?
Any Pilgrim's Bounty vendor in any city will sell you the Bountiful Cookbook, a collection that contains all 5 Pilgrim's Bounty recipes you'll need.
What Cooking skill do I need?
In order to cook all 5 recipes you will need to have at least
Do I need to powerlevel Cooking if I don't have it?
Nope. One of the nicest things about the holiday is that you can level Cooking using nothing but the Pilgrim's Bounty recipes. It's an easy, cheap, and fun way to get high-level Cooking skill with minimal cost and time investment.
Where do I get all the ingredients for these recipes?
All of the ingredients you'll need (with the exception of the Wild Turkey) are sold by Pilgrim's Bounty vendors located in the feast areas of each city.
Sweet potatoes = Darnassus (Alliance) or Thunder Bluff (Horde)
Cranberries = Ironforge (Alliance) or Orgrimmar (Horde)
Pumpkins = Stormwind (Alliance) or Undercity (Horde)
Wild Turkey = Elwynn Forest or Tirisfal Glades, a 100% drop from the Wild Turkey mobs that spawn during the holiday.
Spice Bread ingredients = any Pilgrim's Bounty or regular Cooking vendor
Honey = any Pilgrim's Bounty vendor
Autumnal Herbs = any Pilgrim's Bounty vendor
The daily quests and the non-daily questline will take you to all of these cities anyway, so you don't need to worry about making a special trip.
Where do I get the Pilgrim clothing and Turkey Shooter I need for achievements?
They're rewards from the 5 Cooking dailies you can do during the holiday. Compared to the clothing you needed to buy for the Midsummer fire festival and Brewfest, they're absurdly easy to get.
Help! The table isn't working!
We've received complaints about the Stormwind and Undercity tables bugging out, and I've observed the same issue with the Undercity tables on my realm (and Alex Ziebart's had the same problem with the Stormwind tables). I don't yet know whether there's a particular Stormwind table that works, but I found that the table directly north of the UC Pilgrim's Bounty vendor worked OK. If you've hit a table where all of the "eating" options are dark and you get an error message trying to pass a dish, it's not you -- it's bugged. Try all of the other tables.
How on earth do these tables work?
Each of the five chairs around the table is a vehicle, and specific to one of the dishes; if you mouseover them, you'll see them labeled the Turkey Chair, or the Sweet Potato Chair, etc. Sit at one, and the following options will pop up on your UI:
#1 is passing a dish, so if you're sitting at, say, the Turkey Chair, #1 will be passing the turkey. #2 is eating turkey. #3 is eating cranberries. #4 is eating stuffing. #5 is eating sweet potatoes. #6 is eating pie. All of the options you currently have available will be brightly lit (and if you're sitting in the Turkey chair, eating turkey will always be available, and so on and so forth); any option you don't have available will be grayed out. For example, in the above screenshot, I'm sitting in the Cranberry chair, so #1 allows me to pass cranberries to other players at the table. Other players seated at my table have passed me turkey, stuffing, and sweet potatoes, and I can eat cranberries anytime I want because that's the chair I'm in, but no one has passed me pie, so that option isn't lit. In order to get pie, I need to ask the person sitting in the Pie chair to pass me some, or get up and sit in the Pie chair when it becomes available.
For "FOOD FIGHT!", it doesn't matter which chair you pick, but you will need another player to be sitting at the table. Target the player and use the first option; instead of passing them the dish, you'll bonk them over the head with it.
For Sharing is Caring, you'll need to sit at each chair and pass each dish.
For Pilgrim's Paunch, you need to go to each capital city, sit at a table, and eat each food item 5 times. It doesn't matter whether you do this by being passed dishes or getting up and sitting at each table.
For Pilgrim's Peril, you don't need to worry about passing or eating dishes -- you just need to sit at an enemy table and that's enough.
How many turkeys do I need to kill for The Turkinator?
40. Make a /tar Wild Turkey macro and run around Elwynn or Tirisfal spamming it. The nearest mob will light up, so head over, kill it, loot, spam the macro, and keep going until you get the achievement. Each turkey kill will give you a 30-second buff called Turkey Hunter, and you can't let this drop for the achievement. So essentially each kill gives you another 30 seconds to find and kill another turkey until you've amassed 40. If there are a lot of people out hunting turkeys, try to wait for a slower period or find a slightly less popular hunting spot.
These cover the most commonly-asked questions I've seen in my own server's chat channels, but if you have any others, please drop them in the comments below and we'll try to answer them!