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This tameable rare lion spawns in the Twilight Highlands. He's unique among tameable beasts in that he uses the same model as the Alliance guild mount.
The name is probably a play on "Simba" (Swahili for "lion," popularized by Disney's
The Lion King
where in twilight highlands is he? i am so tameing him the sec i download cat XD
better get to 85 first then else you cant tame him :P
I'm naming him Cho-simba
Kung pow, anyone?
I actually found him while far sighting into Twilight Highlands before Cataclysm came out. He was in a field between a
an ogre encampment
a burnt patch with Unbound Emberfiends walking around
im so gonna get this lion i love it!
Found him north of Thundermar after getting server first 85 - Don't know the spawn timer, I assume it was the first spawn of the server since it was so soon after release. Found him around 50,22 - he was just wandering around, right below where the tawny owls are.
Submitting a screenshot soon :)
Found him just now wandering below The Twilight Breach. Screenshot submitted!
Just tamed him at 69, 26
Tamed today (09/12/2010) between Thundermar and the ogre camp. He doesnt hit too hard, and can be trapped. I've been quite lucky, tamed Ghostcrawler (the rare crab) 20 mins after this guy. :P
Can anyone confirm rather sambas is neutral or hostile? I haven't seen anything saying which one he is and i been farming for him and karoma last two days and been wanting to know what dot to look for on sambas
Would you guys PLZ put your server name with your comments. I have been chasing after this cat for almost 24 hours now and I keep seeing people posting new things on that they have tamed him. Its rather frustrating.
Im on azuremyst, and yeah been after him and wolf for two days now and no luck
Ive been trying to get Gondria as well and no luck for a month. They say hes one of the easiest to get.
Tamed him at 49,23
thank you for letting me know hes neutral, can better farm him now
He was out on Dunemaul-US ~24 hours ago. I was tagging him for a hunter friend. He hurt my cloth butt pretty hard.
He most certainly is Hostile. I barely had time to lay down a trap before he pounced on me. Tamed him a few hours ago on Muradin just after hitting lvl 85. He's a beauty :D Submitted a screenshot for him.
So to confirm. He IS hostile. He will come after you.
But onto info.
Known Spawn Locations for this gorgeous lion:
The two spots on the map above are confirmed locations.
There is another location near Thundermar, literally to the west of it.
I found him in that little upper highland just southeast of Kirthaven (where deer and wolves hang out).
He is also trappable, so use those ice traps! And be wary of the wolves that prowl around though.
Any none hunters reading this:
Don't kill him. He has 0 loot other than the grey item shown on WoWhead. This is intentional, you're not missing out on huge loot or an achievement.
I just tamed him at 9:12 pm on undermine server at 38 ,53 he was not yellow to me like said post above he attacked me. was an easy tame with a freezing trap. :D Good luck to all those looking!
I just taming, 4:01 Gorefiend Horde (Nuggetz)
Enjoy looking for it, or rather im camping
(Sorry for my bad English is not my native language)
Just found him at the spawnpoint above Thundermar. (10/12/10)
He has a 24 hour respawn timer. This is the only time he's spawned today and exactly 24 hours before I tamed him there was a realm restart.
Tamed this beauty around 1:15am on the Fenris server. Found roaming through the trees near 42,38 directly east of The Gullet or north of The Twilight Breach.
I used the NPCScan addon (which damn near gave me a heart attack). Just enter ID# 50159 and his name and you're good to go. He is so gorgeous!
i guess he spawns near the alliance camps cuz he's an ALLIANCE LION LOOOL!
Found him at 69,25. I love him!
I'm on Duskwood server and I found him at 42,22 walking around. I used NPCScan to alert me when he was near. Hope you guys can catch him, he's AWSOME! :D
P.S. he is a 24 hour respawn
Found him at 49.2, 22.5 (as marked on the map above).
Other known spawn points are roughly around the areas
His respawn timer seems to be 24 hours (he spawned 24 hours after a realm restart and this is the only time he's spawned today). He's not hostile and he's trappable and he's just a normal cat (not an exotic) so any spec can tame him.
He doesn't seem to share any timer with any other rare spawn in the zone.
Good luck taming him! :)
Just picked up Sambas on Moonrunner at 4:30pm on 12/10/2010.
Server was reset at 4 am that morning, so he respawned around 12.5 hours after the scheduled reset.
Found him around 45,30 and he was KoS to me; Draenei.
Tamed on Eredar at 12:45pm Server time, on 12/10/10. At the 38.1 53.2 Location.
About panicked when I realized I was in a different spec, then what I had been originally looking for rares. I didn't have my tame pet spell out on my bars or anything. heh.
Edit - I also want to confirm that DerpdeDerp's comment on him being "not hostile" is
He is -very- hostile.
He will aggro onto you the moment you get too close. I found this out personally, from being very used to these rares not being hostile. I landed down right next to him, and he did not like that one bit. So yes, he will aggro onto you just like any other angry red mob if you get too close.
Tamed him tonight at 9:47 server time Cenarion Circle. I was flying from the northern spot on the map to the southern and he was right in the middle. He's gorgeous! Got Ghostclaw this afternoon and now Sambas...it's like Christmas came early:)
Tamed him at 49.2, 22.5 as marked on the map above. Not sure of his spawn timer but it's somewhere between 12-24 hours. For me he spawned approx 23 hours after the last realm restart and as far as I'm aware that was the only time he'd spawned that day.
Get looking for him as soon as you can if you plan on taming him because pretty soon a lot of realms will have several hunters camping him constantly.
Tamed around (37, 53), 3:27am Alexstrasza-US server.
Tamed this beauty at 5:40 am server time US-Lightning's Blade right around the 38,53 marker but closer to the bend in the river. He is a gorgeous looking animal, he should almost be exo.... shhh let me be quiet! Good luck to you all!
I got him at 2:55 am on the Gnomeregan server at 45,30 - just west of Thundermar. He is beautiful.
tamed on us-spinbreaker at 3:25 am at 38.5, 53.1.
tamed Sambas 2:30 a.m. PST US-Skywall at 45, 30 should definately add a marker at those coords
Hey if anyone on Dreadmaul knows the timer of this guy please tell me :P: i've been looking for ages now :(
Tamed at 38,53 12:45pm Bronzebeard. Had my macro going and was 3 seconds away from giving up and poof! I suddenly started taming him!
As a note, Twilight Highlands is deeply phased on the track where Sambas is supposed to spawn. You may have to finish your quests in the zone before it'll be reasonable to find him.
Also, he might be passive for Alliance and aggressive for Horde. Can anyone confirm?
Just tamed him @ 38.8,51.9 on Wyrmrest Accord 6:45pm server time. Just wanted to add, he was hostile to me. (alliance) good luck with taming him guys ^_^ hes gorgeous!
Found and caught.
Server: Onyxia Time: 12:18am Eastern/9:18am Server
Found between Victor's Point and Twilight Breach, closer to the river.
Horde side, and he was hostile. I suspect he's neutral to Alliance (since his model is used for their guild mount).
Tamed him at 42,37 at 420pm on Mug'thol. Our server restart was at 8 that morning. Sambas does aggro on site I landed on him and he did attack me. Deathwing also purged the place he spawned at also which was 10mins earlier. I did go to all of his spots started my camping of him around 10am the previous day. Good luck all.
Please note that you have to be level 85 to tame this beast. I was questing in Twilight Highlands as an 84 spamming my macro for Sambas. I was ecstatic when I targeted him and all the more depleted when I realized my mistake.
Darkspear 50, 30
Yup, logged on at 2:10 AM Server, made my way to his first spawn point at 38,53 by 2:20 and boom there he was, tamed him instantly. First time I'd looked for him, needless to say I didn't expect to run into him considering my past luck with taming Loque and Gondria and etc.
I leveled up to 20 IRL when I caught this guy :)
Sambas and me share the same birthday :3
For a reply, about Twilight Highlands being deeply phased. When I tamed him on my Hunter, I hadn't done a single quest on the map what so ever. So anyone should be able to tame him, even if they have quested in the zone or not.
Caught on Dunemaul-US at 1:53pm server time at 68,25. Thank God I don't have to spend all day looking for it!. Only a total of 4 hours or so! :)
By far the best new pet in Cata.
Just tamed Sambas at 49.2 , 22.5. Was just about to answer a PM i got when BOOM NPCScan scared the !@#$ out of me. Sambas spawned right infront of me.
Time 00:10 Stormscale-EU (Local time)
Any info on if he shares a spawn timer with Karoma?
Tamed him just a couple of mins ago, on the nortern loaction(over thundemar) on Stormrage-EU. Amazing pet!
Ops - of course it's a him. I just was amazed over getting it and got confused it seems. :P
Finally found and tamed after camping all day.
I found him last night just west of Thundermar at 2:40 am and couldn't tame because I was still 84 =(
16 hours later I found him at 43,37 and tamed him.
Hopefully the time will help others, good luck!
Saw his corpse at 72,24, on the north east plain with multiple worgs, elks, etc.
Some Gnome was sitting there grinning at me.
Sigh..... 9 hours of camp wasted....
Please mark the map for those who tamed him, that'd be great!
Got him tonight on Azuremyst at 45 30, 11:44 pm EST. Tamed Karoma at almost 9 am EST this morning. Another hunter tamed Sambas 45 min or so prior to my Karoma tame. Spawns appear to have separate timers.
I actually found him wandering around the coordinates (41,37), so not in a spot where he was supposed to be found. Also, my npcscan didn't go off and i checked that i put in his ID correctly and I had. Anyone looking for this cat to make him a pet, keep your Track Beasts up because that was the way i found him :)
He was passive for Horde and I had only done around 4 quests before I went to look for him. No one was around when I was taming him. Tamed him around 2.30am server time on Anub'arak.
Good luck everyone.
thank you my friend i had looked at the 2 spawn points on the wowhead map for him and no luck.
checked the spot you found him and got him. about a hour after i hit 85 and i just got ghostcrawler a few mins before.
so thank you very much for this awesome info
Edit: server was Ravenholdt at 6:45 am server time
Hey all... long time listener, first time caller here...
Do the amount of quests you've done in Twillight Highlands (the phase you're in) have any effect on Sambas... Been camping all known sighting locations since i got to 85 & haven't seen hide nore hair of him... (getting a little worried i missed my chance to tame him, coz i'm 94/94 quests in the Highlands) Help plox^^
( = ] )
68,24 7:30am(server) Ghostlands
Oh and I am alliance(he was aggressive) and finished a lot of quests in the area(no phasing issues).
Both SilverDragon and _NPC Scan went off at the same time.(scared the #$%^ out of me btw)
Just tamed Sambas on
Turalyon at 10:56am Server Time.
37,53...Npcscan went off, but did not target him. Thank goodness I learned my lesson from Karoma and had a macro set up!
Also, hearthed and went to Hyjal where I tamed Terrorpene! 54,76 at 11:13am Server Time. So excited!
What a great way to start the week! Happy Hunting!
Just picked him up at 43,38, 11:00am on Ragnaros-US.
My NPCScan had gone off about 3 days ago around the same time of the day (10:30 - 11:30) and I had come back the following days at those hours because of the rumors of the 24h respawn timer, but I could never find him untill today.
Tamed him on Suramar at 7:05 PM EST on Sunday around 38. 53. He was slowly wandering to the west so I'm not sure how far his path is.
Tamed at 3:41 PM server time on 12/13/10 on Archimonde - US at coords (42,38).
I circled since 9 this morning (to give an approximation of respawn time).
"Her"? It's a lion.... with a mane... I understand people keep wanting to fight tooth and claw about Loque, but come on now...
Just tamed at 45.30 on Quel'Dorei @ 7:40pm server time. Had to ask a Nelf to please stop killing it, but that seems to be the definite spawn point.
I've been originally looking for the ghost wolf with no luck, but my first day I did random circles around Sambas spawn points just on a off chance he'd be there. I found him right away and tame went without a hitch. Approx 15ish hrs later, my friend had hit 85 and was looking for him. She gave up and went to another zone, when I found him again. His spawning points seem to be in a much more secluded area which is nice, as non hunters can't resist killing rares and I've even read of some hunters killing them simply because they aren't quite 85 or all ready have pet . I think hunters will find he is much easier to get than the ghost wolf due to location. Not to mention there are very few other animals, if any, around his spawn points...making him a breeze to spot without any npc scanner. He is aggressive, tho I tamed him with a ice trap...my friend forgot the trap, which I then saw he did a very "rogueish" move where he popped all over....this did not break the tame and her toon moved with him no matter what side he went to.
Good luck all, those seeking him won't be disappointed at all when they get him...very sharp and stunning pet to have. :)
Update on WA.
Will add dates now:
- 11DEC spawned 11am (38.8,51.9)
- 12DEC spawned 4:40pm (38.8,51.9)
- 15DEC spawned 6:58pm (42,38) (my only attempt to just tame him and a belf mage flagged him and wouldn't let me have him... i'm an allie.)
- 16DEC spawned (68.3, 24.6) 6:04pm
LULZ @ the failsauce who has mass downgraded every sambas post.... but yes failsauce spawner information is poor on a rare spawn page O.o Troll is obvious.
I was camping one of his spawn points just under Thundermar, when all of a sudden on /1 = *HI GUYS JUST TAMED SAMBAS IF ANYONE IS LOOKING*, nkjghkjhgkjgkcjng 7 hours wasted. but yeah grats to that person I suppose >.> /jealous.
Just leaving info on the server and time (of when and where it was tamed) - it was approx
02:35am - 02:40am
at the northern location pin pointed on the map ^ up there.
Going to log on again at 10:00am get camping and pray for that magical 8 hour respawn heh.
Good luck all.
Does anyone know if these can be seen/caught after the dragmaw phase?
Hello everyone, just caught him on Turalyon EU at 7.49 am game time, at 38,53. Logged out the night before at that same spot and woke up 3 hours earlier than usual to find him just walking around there waiting to be tamed. NPCScan does work for him, just make sure no world zone is listed.
OMG I WANT U!
Trained at 10:54am GMT on Aggramar:EU in case anyone wants to try tomorrow.
Tamed at 7:30 am on 12/14 on Dalaran-US, if anyone on that server is keeping track of spawn timers.
Tamed at 1:20 am CET on Hellscream-EU at the Victor Point's coords after a friend tamed him at 12:10 pm 13 hours earlier, so it would seem his respawn timer is from 12-24h. NPCScan works alright :)
Definately thinking it's more of a 8-12 hour respawn than 24 hours, it was tamed at 3am on my server the other day.. and if it was continuously 24 hours then it would make it a bit difficult for people with jobs to tame him if he always appears at stupid oclock in the morning.
I don't believe he only shows up for those who have completed all quests in the area either, the guy who got him the other day had only done about 5-10 quests in Twilight Highlands so no.
Anyway back to camping before server shut down. ><
I just tamed Sambas on the Garrosh server and can confirm he has at least a 12 hour spawn timer. The servers went back up at 1pm my time and after my night shift was up, I found him at 12:57am. Unlike the other known spawn points, he was at 68, 23 when my NPC Scan went off.
I don't believe he is phased, either. I did half of the quests in Twilight Highlands before hitting 85 and hunting Sambas.
just tamed him :-) looks really good and yea it has 24 hrs spawn time, i had an alarm
Tamed him 3 days ago on Azgalor-US
I have a How To tame video up on YouTube if anyone wants to try to tame!
Do you need to be BM specced? im guessing not since he isnt an exotic beast... but idk
Loque is a male for sure. His mate is a female quest giver in Zul'Drak.
I can only confirm the 24 hour theory, found him spawning north of Thundermar *exactly* 24 hours after the server came online. He's a beauty and will be treated like royalty by this tauren hunter on Scarshield Legion server!
Found him today at 36, 49; 12:10 pm server time on Destromath. :D
I just tamed him on Area52 at 6:15pm. He was at the spawn point right above victor's point. I can now confirm that doing all the quests in the zone DOESN'T phase him out. Good luck to all thats going for him and have fun!
After camping him for days (at least 12 hours a day), I finally got him. Another hunter on the realm had tamed him just about 12 hours prior to when I tamed him. Except he got him at the spot right above Twilight Breach. Tamed on Elune (US) at 9:44 AM server time. Found him at (48.9, 22.8) Above Thundermar area and below the Maw of Madness. He was a red dot (aggressive) on my minimap. Submitted a screen shot.
Good luck to all who are trying to tame him! He is worth the wait/camp/effort/agony!
A picture tells a thousand words..
Edit: I'm presenting you some useful screenshot, exactly showing all the necessary details, and none of the @#$% like some other posters did, yeah go click minus!
Tamed him on Bleeding Hollow 5 days ago @ 5:37 am server time.. Best pet in the game IMO.. Amazing detail! He is a Sexy Beast™
Tamed him on Bleeding Hollow 5 days ago @ 5:37 am server time.. Best pet in the game IMO.. Amazing detail!.. He is a Sexy Beast™!
Tamed him on Bleeding Hollow 5 days ago @ 5:37 am server time.. Best pet in the game IMO.. Amazing detail!.. Sambas is a Sexy Beast™!
Tamed him on Bleeding Hollow 5 days ago @ 5:37 am server time near (38,53) .. Best pet in the game IMO.. Amazing detail!.. Sambas is a Sexy Beast™!
My friend tamed Sambas today on Doomhammer at 1pm GMT time. Think he spawns every 24hr but for that I'm not completely sure. Location 49.6 , 22.2
Hope this can be of use for you hunters wanting to tame him
NPCScan Goes off while im in Deep. farming herbs, go there. There fire everywhere! and I search for him for 20 mins. Guess Deathwing fried the poor guy. FML!
UTHER-US 8:55am (pacific/server) at the northern spawn location 48, 22. Alliance hunters were everywhere, even had a few make me nervous as they landed and surrounded me during the tame, but didn't get in the way. 3 days of camping.
A few thoughts about the spawn timer, it seems to be randomized 8-12. The last confirmed horde kill was 12/14/10 at 10:40am pacific, and here we are on friday at 12/17/10 at 8:55am. It cant be a solid 24 hour respawn, otherwise at best I wouldn't have found him until well after 12pm. I believe the theories about a 8-12 hour respawn are correct, given the sightings of him. I'm the luckiest hunter alive and 10 feet tall right now. Excuse me while I get some sleep, been a LONG night lol
edit: since NPC SCAN is slow on having cata data ready, I input the data manually. It DID go off, but for those who are new to using the add on or are concerned about it working correctly, use 50159 as the NPC ID. I put Sambas as the name and left the world box blank. You have to add Sambas yourself or it wont alert you. Also be mindful to check the cache to make sure there is no X or it wont alert you either. To be safe I made a /tar Sambas Macro and installed silver dragon. I went overboard however, and had a ton of windows and bells and whistles going off when I found him. It actually impeded my view of him when I started the tame, I had so much crap on my screen lol.
I used a blank action bar with only 4 things on it:\
/tar Sambas macro
I opened up with scatter shot to tag him as mine, then dropped the trap while he was dazed. I started the tame before scatter wore off, those be aware he does what some have called a "ninja move" he pounces, which interrupted my tame. He avoided the trap entirely, so I just stepped back until he hit it. My advice: dont drop your trap until he's already in melee range. Your nerves will already be shot and most likely be half asleep when you find him, so keep it simple. Shoot once to tag, wait for him to hit you, drop trap, tame, ?, profit.
got him today
time 10:30AM (realm)
location Southwest of Krazzwork
got him today
time 10:30AM (realm)
location Southwest of Krazzwork
I was very excited to tame him last night. It was on Bleeding Hollow around 9:05 pm. He looks way better then any other cat I have ever had. They really did a good job with him . He is worth farming =]. This may sound odd but I would get slightly irked that Loque would not make a sound when yawning. They fixed that...and I was happy. But now I tamed Samba and he does not make a sound when yawning =/. But no problem. I love him! My fav !
also, it's the opposite of blizzard's load screen tip that rare elites drop better than average loot. what's up with that? o_O
tamed sambas at 7:04pm at 49.0, 22.3
on the whisperwind realm.
i tamed him on the malfurion server at 1:23am server time over by the water fall, i have been trying to get him for about 7 days now and nearly got him three other times, he is gorgeous, and well worth it but over the last few days of serching and my near misses on taming him it looks to be about an 11 hour respawn time.... each time i found him being tamed it was about 45 min sooner than the last time i seen him.......good luck and happy hunting...........
this cat is very hard to get with all the hunters that is wanting it. yesterday i camped 7 hours only to have an allinace steal it from me and today 10 hours of camping to have a orc hunter steal it from me then spit on me and laughed. i have no idea on his time rate of his spawn but i know this is getting to be so frustrating. some say 24 hrs some say 8 to 12 which is it i would like to have some time frame to how long i will keep having to wait just to have $%^&*!@s steal it and laugh.
i like how some #$%^head came on here and made sure he got rid of every single comment on this page so if anyone reading this would please rate all the comments back up.
there was no reason to rate all the comments down alot of them are good info and shouldnt be blocked
I've been looking for him since I hit 85 *12/13/10* I read every single comment on here trying to figure out where he spawns the most, if he's passive or aggressive, spawn time, etc... Sadly I cannot tell you what his spawn time is. I DO know he IS
. I was flying around the usual spawn points with quite a few scares thanks to the hordes pets.... -_- making me think it's Sambas when it wasn't lol. I was debating whether or not I wanted to continue to look. I happened to see a red dot on my screen in the middle of nowhere... could it be? *Scroll over* "Yogi" ...wtf. Damn Horde. I fly a little further. Another red dot all by itself. Bah, it couldn't be. *Scroll over* "Sambas" WHAT! ... Is it! Really! .... I see something brown moving. *Drops from mount and lands on SAMBAS!* .... crap.... did I dismiss my previous pet? ....yep. Wait... should I freeze trap or just tame.... TAME... forget freezing. YESSSSSssssss.... I have Sambas. Just as I start feeding him, a Belf Hunter is flying right at me. She looks at me, I look at her, she looks at Sambas.... pets him, cheers, takes a bow and flies away. I tamed him on the
Draenor server at 1:45 a.m. *Eastern time* 12/19/10
I wish I could have told that Belf =/ Here's hoping they see this comment. Also to all those that wasn't on when I stated that I tamed him in general chat. Good luck finding him. He's really an awesome pet =)
*Edit* Dummy me forgot to say where he spawned.
was roughly the area. I know someone who tamed him right outside Thundermar so around there is a 2 outta 2 shot of him being there.
thanks lol. yeah i did the same read over them real fast then clicked good or bad
congrats its a awesome looking pet. im still after Madexx so i have both ally and horde guild mounts as pets :)
congrats its a awesome pet. im still looking for Madexx so i can have both ally and horde guild mounts as pets :)
Greetings, I can almost assure it's a 24 hour respawn timer and here's why:
I just tamed him today, 19 dec 2010 at 12:39 on Argent Dawn and yesterday i camped it for 12 hours without a single bio break along with an alliance hunter and around 12:43 that day he rolled up next to me with it.
So my first 12 hours were wasted and I was pretty pissed, but since i knew when he was last seen I could pretty much assume he'd be there either around 00:00 or 12:00, so I camped him at 23:00 until 02:00 with no luck and then from 09:00 until my catch at 12:39.
Good luck everyone, he's a beauty =)
Edit: both me and the alliance hunter found him at coords 42.38.
Okay, I see alot are using NPCScan to find him, can someone tell me the ID for him? Thanks :)
Alright, forget my previous comment lol, I just tamed this beautiful beauty beside Thundermar. I was camping in the top location for about an hour with a Dwarf Hunter for company and desided to back down the map...when bam! there he was just roaming around, my heart almost jumped out of my chest! Good luck to all hunters, he is a gorgeous beast ^.^
p.s..sorry I didnt get the co-ords, but it was the spot beside Thundermar :)
p.p.s..Forgot to add, Tamed him on Aggramar server at 11:28pm
I went looking for him today but when I asked in general chat, another player on MokNathal admitted to having killed him "for sport".
What a jerk. Well - back to the drawing board. I hope there aren't people killing him that often. that would really annoy me.
omg my heart stop i just got him at 9;05 server time on blckwater raiders after 3 days of hell and him beuing stolen from me tiwce i can say im so glad i didnt give up on this beauty. i had many ppl helping me look around while i stayed at his main spot i was offering 2k for this guy well something told me to get up and fly around and there he was roaming by thundermar. i was so happy to see him i just tamed him and took the dmg no trap.. gl all you hunters he is worth it
For some reason I was in Dragonmaw Port and my NPC scan said Sambas found, and I looked around and couldn't even find him with my /tar Sambas macro. Weird, even relogged and deleted cache a few times to see if it would happen again and it kept saying NPC found in dragonmaw port
Tamed by undead hunter 7 PM EST on server Ysera.
My NPC Scan went off and by the time I found him, the hunter tamed him.
He was located at 42.7 30.4 node.
Back to waiting for him.
Tamed at 38.6, 53.7 on Agamaggan-US at 01:43 EST.
Ok so sadly it took me 9 days to get this big boy. First attempt was on 12-16-10 at 8:30 pm at 49-22. I was 3/4 of the way through the tame when I was ganked by two Ali, would of been less mad if one had been a hunter. Anyway they killed me then killed Sambas. Then on the 17th Bloodhuntah tamed at 10:30 am at approx 68-24. On the 19th an Ali tamed at 8:27pm at 49-22, I lagged just before he spawned and it suddenly showed on my screen as she finished the tame! LOL great luck huh. Anyway finally today at 11:01am I tamed him at 42-38!
Im gonna go with at least a 12 hour respawn since in the 4 times I have seen him they have been 14 and 15 hours apart.
Good luck to all still hunting this bad boy, well worth the frustration and time spent.
Oops forgot to add that this was on the Deathwing server. and still going with a 12 hour respawn meaning he will respawn sometime after 12 hours.
what is the spawn timer of this npc being looking for him in a couple of days
I feel like the luckiest person in the world right now!
It was at a quarter past nine in the evening tonight and I was already in the queue for a random for over half an hour. All my daily quests were done and I didn't really have much else to do while I waited so I decided to farm some Twilight Jasmine in the Highlands along the route where I knew Sambas could potentially be waiting for me.
However, it was a busy night and I figured my chances of finding the elusive King of the Beasts were slim, if not non-existent. You can imagine my adrenaline rush when I noticed a red dot on the map where I would not normally encounter one on my quest for Sambas and sure enough, there he was; out and about near Thundermar, basking in the pale moonlight. As I fumbled for my Tame Beast button all kinds of scary thoughts of failure raced through my head, but there was no time, it was now or never.
Slowly but surely the cast bar ticked away while I kept checking my surroundings for possible threats to my amazing discovery. Fortunately though, by the time the next hunter came by Sambas was safely under my command, only to be whisked away with me moments later to the heroic dungeon I had been queueing for all this time.
So there you have it.. the little tale of my proudest achievement as a Hunter yet! I put up a screenie here on Wowhead for good measure and I wish you all good luck and happy hunting on your quest for Sambas!
Chamber of Aspects EU
Tamed him yesterday on my very first time looking My NPC scan had crapped out and wasnt working I was on my second Lap of the spawn points horde hunters were at all the other spawn points except the one just near the Maw of madness (49.2 , 22.5) so I thought ahh screw it I will land my flying mount and do some skinning and I wasnt paying attention I just dropped my flying mount straight on top of Sambas LOL was wondering what was attacking me and it was him freaked for that brief few seconds dropped an ice trap tamed him and then proceeded to do the happy dance and then flaunt him in front of the other hunters LOL.....
just tamed him at 6:55pm PST on kiljaeden @ 38.5,53.3
Got this great pet this morning around 11 AM or sometime this morning. Found him right above Thundermar. I was using the macro /Target Sambas and just clicking the hell out of it and finally it targeted him. I recommend you make that macro and use "Track Beasts" to find him. Its much easier. It only took me about an hour or 2 to find him. He's hostile, and you need to trap him before you tame him.
Hope this helped :).
He's a wonderful pet, with a good looking model!
a small notice for the wanderer;
-Although he's rare, he's
an exotic pet, and you
need to be at BM spec to tame or use him(##RESPBREAK##)2060##DELIM##Sas148##DELIM##
I tamed him exactly 12 hours and 20 minutes after the previous tame
(I saw it myself). He spawned just below me as I was constantly flying between his spawn points.
If Sambas respawn timer ever was 24 hours it has definitely been changed in a recent hot fix.
Having camped around Twilight Highlands and asking general chat when he was killed or tamed i managed to obtain the following information:
Around 2 in the morning, Tamed
At 15:43 i managed to tame him for myself.
By looking at these results it is most likely that his spawn time is around 6 hours, like many other rarespawns in cataclysm
Tamed him at 37, 53, December 21at the spot coming rite out of Grim Batol. Never truly 'camped', but i did a number of runs through the spawn spots mentioned here for a good 3 days. instead of checking the spots every 2 hours or so, i decided just to do it casually while getting wildhammer rep-
apparently my less forward approach paid off.
just exited Grim Batol, was around 12:35 pm server Dawnbringer, and i was goin for ma dailies from thundermar, passed over the 37, 53 spot- nothing. so i complete abt 2 then my hunter paranoia got the best of me, which usually turns up fruitless, but as i approached the spot, Npcscan wen off at 12:38 but i cldnt c the bugger, so i used the targeting template Npcscan gives u, and they put a nice yellow triangle for me to see him.
N.B.-the theories about Karoma and Sambas sharing spawn timers could be true, though i haven't done any research on it, as i had witnessed the killing of Karoma, at 12:47, the previous day.
Fumbled with dismissing pet (had to feign, bring out Loque, then dismiss) began to tame, then i saw how hard he hit (not as bad as terrorpene, but good hits all the same), but at the rate i was taming, those hits wldnt gt me down to more than 1/3 health before i was done taming, which was true, as i got the tame done with almost 40k life.
He looks awsum, not an exotic, and is viable for raids.
Tamed him this morning 21 Dec 2010 0744est on Alleria, about 14 min before the server restart.
Camped him for 12-13 hours the previous day only interrupted by a few heroic runs and I probably missed him because of that. Logged in this morning at 0400 and a few in the zone had reported that he had been killed sometime around 1900 but nobody had a solid time. He spawned exactly at 0744, I was sitting on top if the 68, 25 spawn area talking to my wife for about 3 min when npcscanner suddenly went off, he had spawned right below my mount. Dropped on his head scatter trapped him and he was mine.
During the previous day of hunting him I would run a macro every 20-30 min telling folks in local chat that I would offer 1500 gold upon a successful capture and to PM me if they saw him. The macro also mentioned he was not a mob involved in any achievements and only dropped a single 25g gray. While I did not have to pay out for his capture the hope for the offer was to use greed to my advantage and keep folks from just killing him if he did pop and I was a long way away. Even had another hunter send me a tell that he was also hunting the cat for himself but for 1500 gold he would gladly baby sit it until I got there so I could tame it. Greed can be good.
Even offering 100 gold in a macro like that may up your odds of getting him if nothing else it may keep somebody from killing him just because they can.
Tamed on Argent Dawn
12/21/2010 2:10pm EST at 49,22. He was in some bushes around a few rocks away from the plateau to the north.
The hunter that gave me a tip yesterday said that they had tamed the other rare in the area "Karoma" at around 2:00pm EST.
Possible respawn of 6-7hours (multiples of 24 hours, 3-4 spawns a day)?
Tamed him at the 46,30 location easy to tame with Ice trap
just tamed on Dragonmaw at 8:05 server time s/sw of thundermar not sure what the exact coords were
but VERY pretty kitty
The easiest way for me when I camped him was to use the addon NPC Scan. No need for the old school, manual macro lol. And Track Beast helps, but why look at it if you have an alarm that signals you when he spawns.. right, lol. Anyways, I've spent a while camping for this guy. One time I waited 12 hours and nothing, got tired and gave up. Had work the next day, came home and camped him for four hours and nothing again. Finally December 21st at 11:46pm Dragonmaw server time while doing a daily in Twilight Highlands, my NPC Scan goes off to Sambas walking about above Victors Point. Luckily I didn't have my other pet out so it was quick for me to just land, target, and tame.
Thankfully no idiot around came to gank me. But what I've noticed way too often with these rares is that they most likely spawn when you aren't looking for them <.< they know... >.>
Tamed him this morning at 4:43 am Server Time,11:43 pm New Zealand time, Malorne US.
At the spot just north of Victor Point.
I must add that he is a gorgeous pet :D glad i was so lucky :]
Screenshot is up :D
Captured him 5 minutes ago at 67,24 on the Ragnaros EU server. Been checking the spawns a couple times a day for the last 5 days or so and it finally payed off. My NPCscanner didn't go off for some reason, but I had track beasts on and saw his name on one of the red dots so I almost had a heart attack. Dismissed my pet and set a freezing trap, pulled him but unfortunately I auto-shot him out of the trap :S. Luckily he didn't do much damage and ended up taming him with about 80% HP left. Don't give up on this beauty fellow hunters! Not only is he cool to look at but your guildies will definitely like the strength/agility buff this pet brings, especially in raids.
Oh the Crystalline Tear of Loyalty these rare animals drop now is so sad, I hope people don't kill them now! Its not worth the 25g people! Leave these animals for hunters!
Tamed him around 10pm on Shadowmoon US server at the lowest spawn point next to Victor's Point. Fought a Horde druid twice to tame him, then was ganked by his friend because he couldn't kill me alone apparently; I've been farming this guy for weeks, I wasn't going to let someone kill him in front of me... hehe.
Very cool lion :3
Does Phasing affect being able to tame Sambas? Will you have to quest to a certain point to be able to see all his spawns, or naw?
just tamed him around victors point around 8pm on us-muradin server
2 Times now Sambas has triggered my _Npcscan while at the AH in Old Town SW i run straight to Twilight Highlands thinking he's spawned but no luck there.... just straight out weird
the phasing doesn't matter. he will be there no matter what, whether its your first time there or you have a dozen quests. if you installed the latest expansion with the new zones and everything, he is included. Phasing doesn't count with him, so you are good.
Sambas was found at 1100 pm server time us pm at loc.46.3,30.4 west of thundermar . good luck server deathwing .
use a macro / target sambas it worked..
I tamed Sambas at 11:20 PM on Kargath US today. It took me a week but I managed to tame him after advertising a 2,000 gold reward if someone saw him. Got a whisper and I literally raced another Hunter over to him. I got extremely lucky and the Hunter whom I seemed to be racing had not dismissed his pet, thus he was not able to tame him >.<
MAKE SURE YOUR PET IS DISMISSED!
I tamed him by Victor's Point. If you really want this pet I strongly suggest that you offer a gold reward in general chat, it does not have to be 2,000 gold i'm sure I would've been able to get away with giving the person 500 gold I just wanted the damn pet. Finding it yourself is possible but people (especially on my realm) are jackasses, i've heard far too many horror stories of people finding Gondria's courpse and such, offer a gold reward, do yourself a favor! Goodluck
just tamed this awesome looking cat 5minutes ago at 45.8,30.5 coordinates near thundermar.Took me 5days of camping and he was realy worth it.Dragonmaw Eu at 3:58 realm time.
Woke up early to tame him, because last night an alliance killed him at 12:30 pm. it is 7:10 I found him at. So a 6 hour spawn timer has to be true! 6-7 hours, 12, or 24. I found him above victors point. Shattered Halls - US
So happy! Ill submit a screen shot =)
Tamed on Exodar server today at 4:41 AM PST. Found him at 68.9, 25.6. Used NPC_scan by manually adding him to the list - worked like a charm.
I tamed this beauty around 3am 23rd Dec. on the Ragnaros server. He was wondering around West of Thundermar. I was flying between all the recorded spawn points until he popped up on my npcscan. He really should be exotic cause he is the nicest skin lion i have seen and the point of talenting BM spec is for pets like this. So it seems that many hunter may be running around with him even though they are not BM spec. But of course if you are not BM spec then good for you since you can get this lovely cat. However that just raises the question of the point of having BM Spec. Good luck to you hunters.
Tamed on Tichondrius server on 12/23/2010 @ 7:43 loc 49,22 west of Thundermar. Popped right below me as I was making an herb run. woot!
Are you sure it was a spawn moment or he was already wandering there but it loaded late, cause you were flying?
something had to change its been 2 weeks= on the aggramar server, no one has seen him- must be a spawn point no one knows yet, all locals have been checkd and camped, by 5 ppl looking for this pet, again in 2 weeks this pet has not been seen.
Can i find him just in TH? Wha about Uldum?
I was lucky enough to find and tame Sambas this morning. I was just north of Twilight Breach when NPC scan went off, however I couldn't see Sambas anywhere in sight!
Starting to panic, I flew around trying to spot him, hoping I had not somehow missed him.
Still with no luck, I flew the rest of the way down to Victor's Point (the last spawn point I hadn't yet re-checked) and thankfully he was there! Dropped an ice trap and started tame beast. Panic over!
Tamed on Thrall-US at 8:05pm server 12/23 spawn location south of Krazzworks.
Found Sambas today, Bladefist EU, at the 42.9, 38.3 spawn, just lying under the tree there. Been looking for 3 nights straight. Nearly lost my cool when npcscan went off and i couldnt actually find him! Also, i had been talking to another hunter all day, who tamed him 2 days ago, and he tamed him at the spot below the twilight breach, but not exactly the points marked on this map. He was slightly north west of that position, again, lying under a tree there. Hope this information helps. good luck, he is a beautiful pet to have.
Ok you guys are gonna get mad but.. i went to wowhead got the map and on my first flyover in twilight highlands on the last spawn spot near victors point he was just sitting there waiting for me 143am madoran server... had the same thing happen for gondria and skoll
just lucky i guess
Chamber of Aspects-EU
Just tamed him at 09:03 a.m. server time. 12 hours after he was killed, I found him at 68,26
Good luck to everyone camping him :)
20 minutes after midnight, I saw the other karimmal, and by the time I entered the hunter is not passed in 2 minutes and saw that it had killed. Next time, 4 and a half hours later I found him and managed to capture. I do not know what this 24-hour story:)
Does anyone know if he spawns on the hour... or exactly 12-24 hours later?
Am I out of phase or are some of his spawn locations in areas with no other beasts?
Just tamed this mighty lion at 03:25 server time on Frostmane EU... This lion is awsome but its a shame that doesnt have some special effect like Loque'Nahak growl when it attacks, or Skoll lightning sounds... the only thing that separates him from the other cats is the looks... Nonetheless its still awsome...
At 7:30 pm on Gnomeragan server, I went to tame him but a druid was killing him! guess he/she doesnt read up on rare mobs :( sad day when u see ur pet getting killed..and to get no loot or achievement, just a very upset hunter ! well gonna try later!
US-Uther, 11:29 PM at the 38,53 spawn point above Victor's Point. Great early Christmas present =)
literally just tamed him on shu'halo server 538 am christmas morning, coords 68.4, 26.1 near the worgs and deer for the "something stewed" quest good luck to every other hunter out there
I got Sambas at 5:20 am server time on Doomhammer this morning. I literally missed him by 15 secs on Christmas Eve. Flew up as the guy was taming him. Merry Christmas to me!
Holy crap was I ever lucky....
Decided that since I was farming ores in the Highlands, I'd look for him just for fun. Turned on Track Beasts after checking spawn points, and BAM! Tamed 3 seconds later.
Spawned at 68.7,25.7... Thank you WoWhead...
picked up Sambas on Christmas eve just north of Thundermar. I had also just tamed Karoma about an hour before. Those were two of the best presents under my tree :) Neither of them gave me too much trouble, I didn't even bother trapping them.
He does spawn in a couple areas with no other beasts, yes.
Tamed on US - Mal'Ganis at 3:20pm EST
Since I'm a survival hunter and don't have so many cool pets to tame I fly around looking for Sambas and Madexx while I'm in dungeon queue, no luck so far but I hope to come across one (if not both!) of them someday soon.
I've never really liked the looks of cats (except for the ones in Lost City of Tol'vir with the red glowing eyes, my current pet) but Sambas looks great!
Tamed at 7:07am server time on Dunemaul EU.
Great looking pet, so glad I don't have to be BM to use this pet :)
Rawr I need to know. Is Sambas on a 24 hour spawn, or less? Annnd does he share a spawn timer with the wolf. (Gross, had to go BM to get the wolf, GROSS!)
Thorium Brotherhood-US, 5:30am @ 38, 53. I won't go into detail, but I made every stupid hunter mistake possible in taming this guy, short of killing him.
Tamed on Ravencrest at 6:45 am EST. He is pretty sick!
Tamed him at 7:05 am Durotan at 45,29 to the left of Thundermar. Woot! GL hunters, BRK-speed and Frostheim hunting!
Tamed on Nagrand server at 13:22pm. Love the blue eyes :)
Tamed him around 11:00am server time on Wyrmrest Accord-US at the Thundermar spawn point. Strangely, _npcscan did not go off despite Sambas being manually entered into the program correctly. I found him on accident when I landed right on top of him. I got lucky with this guy! He was an easy tame. No tricks needed.
Anyone tame him on Hyjal server yet? I have yet to see someone with him
Wanna hear unlucky? well i have seen it 3 times, first time i found him without even knowing of him. i flew down to tame him and he vanished on me.. >:(. So i started to camp for him and i found a hunter starting to tame him, i said ok il let her take it and il wait for next spawn. well when i camped the next spawn for 3 hours, it appeared! what luck!, not!, some warlock ninja killed it right as im taming, Grr
Hyjal server 3:30 pm
I ask general and a belf hunter tells me hes watching a worgen hunter kill Sambas when he already has one tamed. Both the alliance and horde do. I was about to go check that spot to, the one up in the higher area near the top of the map. Worgen hunter kills him. selfishness. I hope more hunters agree that this was just selfish and rude...someone could have made a nice new friend. the nerve some people have. >.>
I just tamed Sambas 1:20am on Earthen Ring server. As of right now it appears that he has been spawning an hour or 2 after 24hrs since his last spawn. 2 nights ago he was tamed @9:18pm server time, then last night was tamed @12:24am server time and then I tamed him tonight at 1:20ish or so server time. Hope this info helps anybody. And good luck to those who are looking.
omg been looking for it few days now! why it cant never spawn for me, im on stormreaver..
Kilrogg server 2:24 am (42,38).
Roughly 12 hours ago I saw another hunter who appeared to have just tamed it. Further evidence perhaps of a possible 12 hour respawn timer.
im just saying that its almost impossible to tame sambas on realm like stormreaver whats always on full, so many hunter playing there and trying to tame sambas so im just going to cba about that pet -.-
Found Sambas on Garrosh-US at 8:03am at (45, 29), tamed him at 8:05am after being killed by him. xD He's a beautiful pet! Good luck to all you hunters out there! =)
Its been 25hours since he's been killed on Eldre Thalas (Was killed at 9:00-9:30am 12/27) . We had a server restart at 8:00am server time. Can server restarts mess with his timer?
Has anyone seen him on Eredar-US? I've been camping for a few days and he has never shown up.
Just tamed it with my hunter yesterday, name'd him simba =P
i will add some pics later
Tamed on 4:52am server time Oceanic-Thaurissan around 38, 53. Good luck hunters!
US-Shadowmoon tamed at 7:35pm EST around 45.7, 29.9
Just tamed Sambas on Khaz Modan sometime around 6:45PM server time give or take a couple minutes. I found him just above Victor's Point at 38,53 and had been there around 5 minutes. I looked for him for a day and a half off and on. As I had work to do I logged in on my laptop so I could work on my other computer. Bad decision as the ultranav trackpoint instead of a mouse almost cost me the tame. The first try I fumbled things so badly I died and made the most frantic corpse run of my life. There were fellow hunters flying by every 20 seconds it seemed and I was sure I had lost him. But I was fortunate to get another try and got to welcome him into the family. BTW, he aggros very easily from a distance, so be ready. But, assuming you are not using a foreign computer he's pretty straightforward as to tame. Good hunting!
I'm a little confused about his spawn timer. most of you have said it's 6 hours but people on my server have either been taming or killing him within 4 hours of each other. can anyone confirm his spawn rate?
I just tamed Samba on
7:43PM server time. Around 42.3,38.3
But I also heard that Samba spawns on K'J around 6:55PM as well. Around 38.5,53.2
Happy Hunting. hope that helps some K'j player's
Tamed him at 10:34pm EST on Eldre Thalas. (: Waited a full 24 hours with him (Almost positive). Found him at the spawn point around Victor's Point. Soooo glad I found him, right before I was about to hearth too! Never give up! He will show up when you least expect it. (;
Tamed Sambas on Malorne at 12:46pm, 11:46 server time at 42.3, 38.4. Was randomly flying around when NPCscan went off. I am the happiest person in the world right now!
Just tamed him, 9:41p.m. just west of Thundermar, (46, 29) on US-Garrosh.
spent about 26 hours looking for this guy. so glad I finally got him, I knew of at least 2 other hunters in the area that were also looking. Good Luck to anyone still looking for this wonderful beast.
Captured Sambas a few minutes ago on US - Eonar server between Maw of Madness and Thundermar at 9:03am server time. He is definitely on a 12hr rotation, another hunter caught him on same server at 6ish pm previous day.
his respawn is a confirmed 6 hrs like every other rare
Had spent hours on numerous occasions looking for this guy. Logged in to make a lap today and as I set off asked in /1 if anyone had seen Sambas. A kindly Druid invited me to group and said "Come to me." He was at the north of Victor's Point spawn point and told me he had been looking for a hunter to come tame him. I flew as fast I could over there and dropped from the sky to tame the elusive jerk. I am very happy to have this guy! I name all my pets after flowers so I went ahead and named him Dandelion, lol.
Tamed on the Mug'thol-US server at 12:25 pm server.
Caught Sambas within a few hours of camping at 49,22. A guildie got him yesterday at 7:30pm ST, and I caught him today at 3:15pm ST. I do not know if he spawned between those two times but if not it took him 19 hours to respwan. A 6-24 hour respawn time seems very logical.
Just caught Sambas outside of Thundemar, on the exact dot thats marked on the map here on Wowhead. He was just patrolling back and forth, not hiding in a bush like I thought.
NPCScan is a great add to have here. Was on my 3rd houre of farming him, when my screen flashed red and there he was infront of me.
Happy huntin' all ya' hunters. This pet is abselutely worth it!
Traubon, Trollbane-EU. ( Caught him around 17.11 GMT )
( Screen shot of him and screen shot of the exact spot I stood while taming him will be uploaded asap. (: )
Hey fellow hunters any of you thats useing npc scan should know that if some one has tamed sambas and has him out npc scan picks it up so plz while in twilight use another pet thank you
looking for info on Sambas respawn timer for realm Steamwheedle Cartel (A), whisper Dini in game with any info
I just tamed Sambas at approximately 7:15 pm server time on Arathor. I've been camping for three days. Day one he was tamed out from under me by the person who was supposed to be helping me look for him. Yesterday he was killed. I am uploading a screen cap but in case I do it wrong, you can see it here:
I just tamed Sambas at approximately 7:15 pm server time on Arathor. I've been camping for three days. Day one he was tamed out from under me by the person who was supposed to be helping me look for him. Yesterday he was killed. I am uploading a screen cap but in case I do it wrong, you can see it here:
Tamed at 8:35pm Mal'Ganis Server time, just past the ruins in TH. Beautiful pet indeed! Can confirm 6 hour respawn timer for this one!
Easy to tame, did a lot of hopping around in the process, didn't need to be trapped at all.
Tammed @ 42, 38.8 1:43AM EST
I was just flying around the highlands looking for Sambas when my npcscan went crazy...along with my heart. I scrambled around on my flier for a minute or two trying to figure out where he was or who the heck either just tamed or killed him....but I saw no sign of him nor anyone standing around the area.
Needless to say I was pretty heartbroken and logged. Anyone have any idea wtf just happened to me?
Just got him on Ner'zhul. Seem him several times over a week at the eastern most spawn which I camped the most. Missed him twice just barely.
Tamed him @ 49,22 8:30 PM server time on Drak'thul EU
Good luck to everybody else taming this wonderful creature!
Got him on Uther Realm at about 11:29 12/31. My NPCScanner went off and I spotted him at 43.4. This is between the 2nd and 3rd area shown on the map above. Nice pet, looks like he belongs in any realm unlike the Deep Spiders that really looked out of place in theTwilight Hightlands.
i got sambas 12/28 at 7:42 am on kul'tiras at 68.4 now im looking for karoma anyone seen him in kul'tiras know of spawn times in kul'tiras.
I just got him at the point right west of Thundermar, so happy!
Been spending a couple of minutes between every dungeon run looking for him for about two weeks now, I really had lost hope on actually finding him.
What a great way to start out this year!
looking for sambas on elune-us realm for about week and no sightings. anyone have any tips or ideas would be nice.
Tamed him 6pm PST.
tamed at 9:51 pm Dec 31st on the Korialstraz server. what a perfect way to end the year
Hi fellow hunters,
Just wanted to share my taming experience in the hopes it will help.
Server: Khaz'Goroth (US)
Time: 2:12pm server time
Co-ords: 38.5, 53.2 (give or take a step or two)
Addons: NPC scan
31/12 Spent about 6 1/2 hrs from 8:30am - 2pm @ 38.5, 53.2 with no sighting. No reports in trade of any either.
1/1 Camped at 49.2, 22.5 for about 4 1/2 hrs from 9:30am - 2:05pm, decided to finish up early but thought I'd better do a couple of flying circuits just in case before I left. First fly by of tame sight, no Sambas. By the time I'd made a full lap from here to near the Krazzworks and back he had spawned. I flew in low and npc scan went nuts, so I tried to sight him and dismount asap, turns out he was right underneath me chewing on my netherray. I tagged him with scatter shot, and tamed him straight after, happy new year to me lol. He was easy to tame in the end, I dont think you'd need a trap to be honest.
Hope this helps you all and I wish everyone lots of luck in getting your own Sambas soon. :)
Morning all, and Happy New Year.
This is my first post on this site so bear with me.
I was looking for Sambas since I'd say Tuesday. I would sit patiently at the spot that he was rumored to appear most frequently at (victor's point). Well I would camp him off and on for 24hrs and I was joined by another hunter Dizarrow. We kind of kept each other sane on the road to camping this guy.
On one of the rare occassions that I needed to sleep, I woke up logged on and Diz pm's me to let me know he caught Sambas. I was angry for not being able to stay awake a bit longer, but happy that someone finally tamed him and I could sleep lol.
Yesterday December 31, 2010. While I was about to go out to dinner with friends of my girlfriend I told her let me take one more sweep of the land before we head out. Lo' and behold but who should be just pacing along his path but Sambas...
I at first was tense but having learned my mistake with Aotona, I got my bearings...lol all the while screaming get off the mount, and oh crap oh crap. Needless to say I tamed him without a hitch.
I think this pet is the perfect fit for the name of the guild I'm in "Feroce".
My name is Songkeeper, and I tamed Sambas around the Thundarmar area.
Time: 4:21 P.M.
Good luck to all the hunters, it's def worth it. Now on to figuring out a name for him.
Just tamed him on Hyjal server around 10:30 AM EST at the southernmost point. Absolutely love him.
I had been camping spawn points for 5 days, when I logged on and there he was.... damn near clicked my mount off in a hurry despite the fact that i was way up in the air.
Time: 11:38pm CST
85 Dwarf Hunter
Pet's Name: Arsaelan
I am proud to say that I have tamed Sambas, I searched for him for a little over 14 hours straight in one day, I was VERY determined and he was the main reason I wanted to level to 85.
My advise would be to not give up. I can't recall doing more than using the restroom during this search.
December 30th was the date I tamed him on Dalaran server around 9ish pm.
He was in the 69.0,29.1 area. I went circled his route and rarely just camped in one spot, I eventually gave up on checking the actual area I found him in because I've heard more stories of him being near Victors point and near the town. (Always check ALL the spawn locations) Well I decided to just sit myself down right above the town.. After about 10 minutes I got bored and did one last FULL lap around all of his locations, and sure enough there he was just pacing around. I was shaking so bad I could hardly click the "tame" button. But I did, and it felt like sweet victory because during my time came running a blood elf hunter, sucks for him. (:
Good luck and happy hunting!
after 4 days of endless searching and after i lost it from alliance players for like 5 second before i tame he is mine..and he damn worth it its so cool!
tamed above thundermar at Twillight's Hammer
For any of u who still searching keep it up he is worth it!
dont know if its true but i saw some1 while skinning that said on general he found him bellow thundermar
just saying ;s
what about the hours, the pet Sambas appear?
Kel'Thuzad in the realm.
Just caught him above Victor's Point.
My _NPCscan didn't go off. I just had pure luck hovering the dot on my minimap!
Xavius, 3.45 servertime
Tamed this beauty around 20:47. I was so lucky too. I had just hit 85 and went looking for him for the first time, by the path near Thundermar behind a rock. I named him Aslan. ^_^
Every hunter wants him.
Every other hunter pet wants to BE him (due to neglect from uninteresting model).
Tamed today, 4h28 am - 66.28 North Twilight zone on Culte de la Rive Noire EU , found with _npc scan.
He's so beautiful, :)
Happy new year everyone
Coords: 69, 25
I don't have NPCscan because it doesn't work with my computer so instead of waiting for an alert that would send me into a frenzy I kept flying through all of the spawn points. I told one of my friends of my mission and she offered to help look for him. I had her camp at the southern most spawn point, and I camped west of Thundermar, occasionally flying to the other spots. To my dismay there was another hunter camping, he happened to be a horde, but we had a plan. My friend went pvp (she's only level 80) and acted as bait (her idea, I'm not that harsh to druids.) When the troll hunter flew down to check the southern spawn point he kept getting distracted and would kill my friend. It worked out nice until I realized if Sambas spawned there, no matter how distracted he'd get him first, so went down there to watch my friend die by the horde's arrow. After a couple minutes of "Whack-a-Druid" I sent her to take a look at the spawn point near Kirthaven. "Come, come now, cooooooome!" I couldn't believe it. I started flying over as fast as I could hoping the horde wouldn't get suspicious. As soon as I got there I set down a freeze trap and tamed away.
I am now a happy hunter. All I have to do now is name him.... I think it's obvious.
If you think you need a little luck get a friend. Mine's helped me obtain rare items, such as the Dark Whelpling, and also the Crimson Whelpling. Now I just need her to help me find Aeonaxx. }=)
BTW this is my first time posting on Wowhead, hope it's helpful. :]
Well, I already posted my experience on finding this pet for my own, but yesterday (Jan. 2nd)
at around 7 pm I found him again just wandering around above Thundermar. I put it in the general chat and made a hunter very happy. (:
Just tamed him ( 11:09 AM Eastern) on Argent Dawn. He was directly East of The Gullet. My NPCScan went off and nearly scared the crap out of me. Beautiful Creature! I am so lucky to have found him.
He spawned at 49,23 at 8:10 pm Jan. 2 on Aggramar. Directly north of Thundermar.
Loc: 49, 23
time 9:40 EST
Just tamed Sambas at Victor's point (37,52) on Daggerspine server at 8:17am :)
Very happy. Took me some days of flying around.
Got him this morning i was lucky really because my Scanner didnt go off but i still managed to see him. I think it was because there was another hunter about with the pet that made the scanner go of initially but i logged out and deleted creaturecache file but i think i did this as the game was closing which ment it didnt really delete.
Server: Quel'Thalas EU
Location: Victor's Point
Coords: 38 58
Time:8.31am uk time
Tamed on US-Boulderfist at about 04:07 am Jan-03-11
Was flying across Sambas' spawn points this morning for about 4 hours before seeing a worgen hunter had tamed him. Came back 3 hours later and did some patrolling but figured I was early so after another hour I was about to leave but decided to check on the spirit wolf. As soon as I started leaving, a DK in general asked if any hunters were looking for Sambas. I quickly responded that I was and got an invite and flew as fast as my 280% mount could take me and saw him kiting Sambas around. A couple distracting shots and a ice block later, Sambas is now safely with me :D I'm unsure now if the worgen I saw earlier had just tamed him or just happened to have him out at his spawn point as this would have only been a 3 hour respawn. Really lucked out with this one ^_^
omg! ive been camping for 2 weeks now and still no sigh of him! ive camped every where for him! one day i saw another hunter doing the same wen she saw me she said" a friend of mine said samba was killed two hours ago" so there goes 2 weeks of camping! im going to give up now its getting to hard for meto handle....
Hi,this is foxyfairie from Shadowsong and i just tamed my Samba just above Victors Point today at 11:48 after waiting 3 days/nights for him.Good luck to all my fellow hunters that want him.He's really nice :)
Tamed him above Victor's Point at 5:18pm Eastern server time on Khadgar and my _npcscan did not go off so be careful!
Best of luck to everyone else
After a week of camping, at times 12 hours straight, I'd given up. Logged in today and mockingly hit the old target macro when it hit! Must have spawned around the 42.9. 38.3 point as I found him wandering just above. Tamed him at
3:23 server time on Eitrigg US
. Word of caution, NPCscan did not fire off(which i was beginning to suspect/worry about). It only went off during the tam and only to give the 'definitely a pet' warning. Before I'd even finished taming! So be on the lookout and be vigilant lol Good luck all
Just tamed Karoma on my friends hunter then went to see if Simbas was there - And he was! he was SOUTHWEST of Thundermar co-ords 45.7, 30.3 patting around looking for someone it would seem, seeing as I had already tamed him on my hunter and my mates I thought /who someone who had been asking about him at 2am, and just their luck! They were online. They now have their new lion :) Happy hunting guys!
(12:30pm ST) - Gundrak
I hope they implement another NPC with this model that can be tamed by hunters under level 85..
I'm only level 30 :<
i got him today at 14:00 server time. Server moonglade.
got him 14.18 server time at bottom spawn point 38.53 been stalkin for a few days glad to have him at last gl all :)
He doesn't share with any other timers, does he?
After a couple of flights around during questing and boredom I managed to spot and tame Sambas at 3:17pm on Azuremyst server. The location was 69.0 (the long pathway under The Krazzworks island).
Tamed with my tauren and literally seconds after beginning to tame an ally human came along but thankfully didn't interupt the taming-alot of respect goes to that player for not being another muppet trying to steal a rare.
Keep on looking guys and girls, you'll find him soon enough :) and good luck, he hits hard lol.
Let me start off by saying I'm a 85 hunter and I've been attempting to tame sambas for atleast 5 days now with little success. Heres what i know: He spawns every 6-12 hours, hes the second lion in the game, Theres some in barrens but not as cool. He is hostile. Now for the problems your gonna get: EVERY 85 HUNTER WANTS HIM. If they use petopia im more then sure they've seen him. If your on a high pop server and you really want him transfer to a low pop server or wait a few months. If any of you guys have any tips for me you can find me on garithos(pvp) alliance worgen named rippir. Please just send me a whisper with any tips.
I have him and actually use him as my primary pet, mainly due to the Roar of Courage buff to my Agility.
While doing my dailies in Twilight Hinterlands, you can't imagine the number of players who swoop down on me because NPCScan alerted them to Sambas in the area.
Most people are nice about it and have a chuckle and express disappointment because they thought they had him.
Others, well, they aren't so nice.
Tamed, Jan 3, 2011
Time 10:35am MST
NPCscan is not as reliable as using a spam macro:
I was doing my usual half-hearted patrol, losing faith after two weeks of searching for Sambas. I was spamming my above macro, expecting to leave disappointed as I'd done for the last 14 days.
WHAM. He appears as my target, fully 3 seconds before NPC scan flags him. My heart completely stopped, and I think I gasped out loud. I frantically started circling, watching my rangedisplay mod for distance. He was perhaps 80 yards away, and I dove like a fat kid in the candy store! No other players in my peripheral vision, I swoop down and auto-dismount while dropping my freeze trap (on my hotkey). Sambas resists the trap, and starts to claw my panicked arse as I start taming.
Whew. I finished the tame with still 60% of my health pool left.
I know that it must be frustrating to hunters to read all these success stories, but I can offer the following advice to help:
Don't give up! Make it a daily routine to patrol the Sambas spawn points every time you log in.
Log out while over a spawn point.
Do NOT think that a server reset or other kind of specified time will help. I've tried camping for hours after server resets and after server restarts... this strategy did not help me! Sambas gets tamed so often, the respawn timer is anyone's guess.
Use NPCscan, but setup your file explorer to shortcut to your WoW folder, so you can manually delete the cache folder regularly.
Put your freezing trap on a hotkey or mousebutton
Consider using 'auto-dismount' in your game settings, so you can swoop down and trap-dismount him before other campers can.
Use the /tar sambas spam macro
Get RangeDisplay or other range-distance mod to help you locate him when he appears as your target
Perseverance and patience! You have to play the long game with this rare spawn.
Have a good music collection handy to keep your spirits up during the many days of patient patrolling ahead
Good luck, and don't give up!
p.s. good things come to those who are patient. I ended up taming both Sambas and Ghostcrawler within 2 hours of each other on the same day!
alot of hunters and non hunters don't care even if i was camping at one of his spots. i was nice to one of them to let them tame loq back in wrath but now sambas is so popular ppl kill him more than taming him. which i hate i wish ppl desist from killing him even. if only knew how important he is too hunters to add him to there collection. i'm was going for using him and going for the achievement as well. but every butt head on eldre'thalas kills him realm server wise. even if i try to say desist even though i was looking for him to tame. i never will get my shot at him unless ppl totally stop looking for him all together
Tamed him at 4:05 pm today on Icecrown. He was actually patrolling, was odd.
Scent is my hunters name. *nod* Named the lion Leo.
Took me about 30 min or so...
Time: 2:51 pm ST
Location: 43.0, 39.3
Server: Dark Iron
Been looking for two days and seriously just was in the right place at the right time. Had just decided to call it quits, landed, and started to hearth. He spawned right in front of me with seconds left before hearthing. NPC Scanner scared me to death. Sambas immediately began to attack me, I laid my trap, and tamed. Next best part was right as Sambas became mine a horde hunter landed and began attacking me....he was very mad.
Has to be the best rare tame ever for this huntress!
Don't give up!
Marrakesh - US Realm Barthilas
Time: 11.49PM ST
Location: 45.6, 30.5 just west of Thundermar
He friggin pounced on me as mentioned many times before, lovely blue eyes but sad, he's got yellow teeth. Would have liked shiny white fangs. Still, he looks gorgeous.
Location: Victor's Point
Coords: 38 53
Time:6:20-6:25 server time(mountain time)
iv been farming this basturd on US realm Azgalor for days, even made a macro decribing him and paying gold. still no sign of him. think Blizzard hates me
Location Victor's Point
I had to make and account since I read so much here and promised to help the rest when caught. 2 weeks looking and never found him until today. The day of capture I stayed at Vic's point for most of the time and would fly off to the other locations from time to time. Started my route at 2pm server time and caught him at said time. Good luck guys don't give up he really does exist! :)
This guy is a pain to get, took me 3 days and over 25 hours of camping.
I spent most of my time at Victors Point thinking this is where he might spawn, this was a mistake however because his spawn points really are random and I am certain I missed him more than once.
After hours of sitting at Victors I decided to check the other locations only to return to Victors Point to see another hunter happily taming him... *___* <---Insert profanities there.
He had spawned at 5:06 pm on January 5th at the Victors Point location.
I come back 2 hours later to camp again randomly flying over all the spawn points when he finally spawned at 2:52 am on January 6th at the Kirthhaven Location - Cords approx. 68,60.
I had BARELY beat another hunter to him. He was EASY to tame with no traps, no tricks. He does this weird bouncing around trick but it does not break the taming process.
My advice is to have a lot of time, do fly by's of ALL spawn points and make a /target Sambas macro. NPC Scan's alarm can be a bit slow.
Good luck & Happy Hunting!
Just tamed this fella at 14:02, 1-07-11 on US server Muradin at 42.8, 39.0.
After reading all the posts here and elsewhere, I decided to log in and head out to TH just to check things out since I was up anyway.
I have an affinity for the rares, I've spent hours mashing macros and flying over the areas that I would hope my future pet would spawn in. I lvld 80-85 BM just so I could use my spirit beast that I'd spent so many hours trying to get.
Here's my advice:
!. If you're using NPCScan, it works. You just have to make sure that Sambas isn't already cached, and there are clear instructions on how to clear your cache if he is on curse's website.
2.Read all the wowhead posts, pay attention to the posts that pertain to your server. (There is a troll out there downrating every post on this pet that he can, probably b/c that's easier for him/her than actually going out and getting him)
3.Don't devote all of your play time to finding/taming him. The real fun in this game is being able to spend some time with people that you enjoy playing this game with.
Just tamed Sambas about 7:10 server time, Lightning's Blade server, Just west of Thundermar. Saw him on my mini map as I was on FP from Victor's Point to Thundermar. I freaked out, spammed mount, flew over , and started taming. oh crap my pets out. Spam dismiss, CRAP! pet bugs out and he dies with one shot from Sambas. Revive, dismiss, thinking why am I not dying, who cares, TAME, CRAP! evade bug, he was stuck on a rock. What now I ask myself, FD and he disappears. CRAP! Luckily I see him pop up about 30 yards away drop an ice trap and tame away. Awesome pet.
camped it a bunch of times, probably for a combined total of only ~8 hours. I mostly did it late at night since I tend to keep a weird sleeping schedule these days, figured I'd have less comp. that way. Towards the end, a friend came and covered the far east spot so I just patrolled the other four. Spawned as I was passing by the one west of the dwarf town. Tamed it, nobody else ever came in sight. Lucky me... now for a name.
Tamed 07/01 15:30 @ Ravencrest an extremely high populated server. A priest named Candid responded to my call in general and after a few seconds i had him. I named him Maharaja and the priest got his present :)
Be patient looking for it.
Hello, Fellow Hunter here On Eldre'Thalas, Was hoping to find someone here Who knows any times Sambas has been tamed or killed , been looking for days now and havent heard any news of sambas when or if he has been tamed and what not, Was hoping for a lil light here, if you could give me some times he spawns or what he timer is, it is greatly apriciated, Thanks :P
Decided i'd post, coz i read every single comment and even seen videos.
onto my second day now.
Realm time: 20.20pm.
No sign of him, since 3.am server time., or atleast i hope so,
Been camping at victors point spawn, no sign, so decided to go near thundermaw, as its more dangerous to get killed there for him. got 1 friend camping the deer spot, one at victors and one above thundermaw. nothing.
False alarm goes off, well i hope it was, gave me a heart attack, no sign of it, im hoping it was someones pet in thundermaw..
will post more stuff later.
Edit: 1.45pm server time, tamed him at 45.30
so f**ing happy , had so many hunters after it, but after wiating 13hours, patience is the key, u WILL get it.
is full of very bad ppl. everyone is talkin about killing him and posting pix on hunter forums so for fellow hunter's good luck
4 days and ims till camping
I feel like I am never going to get this pet! He is beautiful and so elusive. People on my server, including another fail hunter, kill him on site because they don't know he only drops a gray. :(
Was killed at 8:30 am ST on Winterhoof this morning. Tamed at 5pm ST this evening. No other pops. I am getting frustrated after a two week camp. >.< If anyone has any info about spawn times on Winterhoof, I will tip well for a tame!
Edit: I was finally able to tame him this morning at exactly 8:30am ST on Winterhoof. He was in at the Victor's Point coordinates roaming a bit. Beautiful! There were a few other hunters looking for him at the time and the NPC scan going off about gave me a heart attack! So happy!
Tamed approx. 1am server time Dalaran @ the 49, 23 spawn point. No camping, just did a fly over while waiting for a group to get ready. Beautiful pet, but doesn't make the cat "yawning " sound like some others do when they stretch. Hope blizzard fixes that sometime in the future.
Just tamed her 38,53 On Blackdragon flight at 4:41 AM est. Happy hunting!
6:08am server time Realm: Akama
I had been after this pet since the begining and never got lucky enough to find him most likely because the horde kept taming him.
However, I was questing in the highlands on my pally when someone shouted over general that they tamed him...Sad that it was not me I was still estatic because now I knew the approximate time of his spawn, about 8 or 12 hours from that time.
Woke up, 3 hours before 8 hour timer, geared my pally and had just finished the dungeon when it hit the 8 hour mark, i dashed over on my hunter, looked starting from the east then to west spawn points.
As I move my way to the last 2 spawn points I noticed a red dot, looked over to make sure it wasn't a horde pet only to FREAK OUT when i saw that it was Sambas, giggle like a school girl as I tamed and when crazy with joy when it was the tame finished.
Very cool pet, looks cool on my dwarf hunter wish it could ride shotgun in my motorcycle, but still very glad I have it. My advice: Although NPCscan is not necessary it still would be wise to use it, be sure to quest on alts there so you might chance on someone revealing when it spawned. Good luck and God Speed.
I FINALLY found/tamed this sexy lion last night after a 12-day camp.
He spawned to the east of the little Horde FlightPlan marker on the map (within the cluster of dots) at 10:00pm server on Anvilmar.
Just for any other hunters trying to tame him, he is NOT prowled.
He looks awesome, a guildie just got it. To bad I ain't a hunter XD
Got lucky. After asking general for days to send me a tell if they spot it for 1kg I spotted it casually walking around while killing wolves.
Best looking pet in the game.
so i finally got Sambas, a 85 warlock was kind enough to whisper me that he found him, paid 1k gold
Just caght him myself at the 68,24 location, just wondering about in the trees.
After you have caught him spare a thought for other hunters who may be in the zone trying to find him, immediately after taming him I announced in /1 that if anyone is here camping Sambad I had just got him, and give as much info as you can to anyone that responds.
I then got chatting to a fellow hunter who was after him too, and ironically we had both just arrived in the zone after going about our own business elsewhere.
Tamed on 9 January 2011 at 05:50 server time on the European server Quel'thalas. He was at the spawn point to the South East of Humboldt Conflagration.
This lion hits HARD. He resisted my trap and proceeded to tear seven kinds of hell out of me. As I began the tame, I was worried I wasn't going to survive long enough to complete it. However, it turned out not to be an issue and I had about half my health left when the tame finished.
If you are looking for this pet and you do not have NPCScan or a similar addon, I would recommend getting one. He was not in prowl, but I definately would not have spotted him without the alert from the addon, he's surprisingly well camouflaged against the ground from above. (Although having said that, I wasn't really seriously searching for him, I was on a mining spree and happened to get lucky).
Finished skinning alligators at Uldum and decided to skin antlars ands owls so I went to twightlight highlands. Did my skinning and all the sudden a lion like thing on sprint attacked me from behind the bush. It scare the **** out of me. It had a name "sambas" and it uses skills. Thought it was a druid on sprint "Wtf" until I saw the lack of skills it was using. Chattered with my friend on skype about a lion attackin me with sprint. * continues to dps the mob* (110k hp wow) my friend told me to stop attacking it and that it might be a rare pet. So I put my pet ( crab) on passive and waited. Figured it was a rare mob so for the first time i dropped a freezing trap to tame a pet. Waited a few seconds and IT IS MINE!
Okay for others info... The pet is hostile
It attacked me while i was skinning! I found it on the fork road alittle above thundermar. Im just saying it was meant to be mine. I was going to kill and skin it but was informed and so got myself a new smexy pet. Pure luck
Reminder: i was on mm spec. The 2 specs i have are survival and marksmen so the pet is not limited to BMs
Hope you all get lucky and find one
1/8/2011 I got Sambas at 46.1, 29.0 at 5:30pm server time. This after a week of on and off camping for him. NPC went off just as I landed and used ice trap and he was an easy tame....he's a beauty! Good luck all who are seeking him out and thank you to those who dont kill him! Jazzleigh on Moon Guard
Just tamed him at 6:53am on Feathermoon server, character name Devriel. He was at 42, 38 just past some trees and rocks.
I had been there all evening, doing laps as many tend to do while interspersing that with occasional camping for a few minutes on and off, but mostly keeping myself mobile between all the different spawn points. Had some fun conversation with the other hunters in the area, sang the FUN song, nearly fell asleep on the keyboard. I grabbed myself a drink of cola and swung around to do another lap when NPCscan hoots at me! Lo and behold, the golden king himself is there amongst the trees. I swoop down and instantly start taming. I didn't need to use a trap, he didn't hit that hard. As I was about halfway done taming, one of the other hunters I'd been chatting with came in, to her disappointment I imagine.
Best of luck to you guys, keep at it! Thanks for the conversation over the past 8 hours, and thanks for being so gracious when I announced what I'd done! I hope you all get your lovely lion soon!
On January 6th, I tamed Sambas at 42,38 (west of Thundermar). I was orginally standing in the middle of that green square (facing bloodgulch) but it had spawned north of me in the middle of some trees. Two days earlier, it had spawned east of me near 43,39 at 7:47 am while I flew towards Thundermar. The same day, Karoma was tamed at 7:41 pm SW of dragonport.
I've heard that Sambas and Karoma (and maybe Ghostcrawler) may spawn within minutes of each other. That's possible and many hunters have gotten lucky with that. I haven't had that happen and my own experience was that they spawned at different times. However, I noticed that the npc would spawn within the hour between 20 and 50 minutes. For instance, Sambas spawned at 7:47, then Karoma at 7:41 etc. BUT, that's my own experience.
Also, for many hunters out there, you may notice that Sambas (and many others) may set off your npc scanner but it wont locate the npc. The npc scan might even say that the mob is tameable. Most likely it's not, someone took out their pet and set it off. That happened to me like 4 times. It's very frustrating. If someone needs info. on how to clear your cache for Vista and Windows 7. I can post it for ya. Keep in mind that if you manually put Sambas (and others) into the npc scan. Just put the ID (which can be found in thr url) and the npc name. Don't put the name of the world because the npc scan may not go off.
Special thanks to: Mwahaha and Wiskabiscuit (I may have the spelling wrong and I aplogize). Wisp. was kinda enough to help me search for Sambas while she mined and Mwahaha camped another spot for hours and patrolled for Karoma. Eventhough, Sambas spawned at my location and when I was alone without help, I still wanted say thanks.
I saw him at 5:30 am server while farming on my pally I looked to see if there were any lvl 85 hunters in the zone there was one he was very happy :D then while on my main which is a hunter looking for karoma i took an other look around and he spawned exactly 8 hours from the last time i saw him another hunter got him he said he had been camping him for weeks ^^! this was on undermine server
Tamed at 3:15PM EST US-Garrosh right above Victors Point.
My Npcscan didn't work. Just to make sure Npscan doesn't fail you and you miss it you can try using macro:
Whenever you're looking for him you can just keybind that macro and spam it. So if you ever come close to him it'll target Sambas and put up a Skull Icon. Or you can even add other rare's names so that it works for multiple targets.
Happy hunting and good luck. :)))
Sambas was just found & tamed at 11:56pm realm time/Cairne. Coord's 42,9. 38.3 Alarm went off, my heart stopped, I started shaking-and there...walking up thru the trees and rocks he comes.. He sees me and before I could move and throw a trap-he pounced at me. I laid a trap quickly and started taming. Then my new little man cub was ready to eat his meal, and accompany me in my journey's through WOW.
I've sat at all spawn area's for hours, I flew around, searching, sitting and waiting for over a week. A few alarms went of days ago-some were others pet Samba's... some I couldnt' find him at all. I must have logged 24hrs all together looking for him. Finally-he is now part of my family-and he is so WORTH it... So stick to the spawn area's...ask in general last known seen/tamed it helps keep track of his spawn times...and when your alarm goes off-target him cause he is hard to see with the background..Be patient and don't give up he will show himself to you!
Happy hunting with Sambas....
12:45 AM server time
Just tamed Sambas at the spot just south of Twilight Breach. I think it was about an 12 hour spawn time. Funny thing is I was camping this exact spot for like 3 hours and watching TV. I finally decided to queue for a dungeon and got into one and 5 minutes into it, one of the people still in the zone tells me it's up and to come now, lol. I never left a dungeon group so fast, and I rewarded the person generously. Good luck to the rest of you.
Spawned for me around 42.3, 38.8, right behind the rock that's in between the 2 trees there. His spawn times that day were:
App. 6:00am, tamed by my friend since I wasn't online
App. 7:30pm, almost 14 hours later, and was killed by a DK just as I flew up to it. I cursed the living daylights out of my computer and decided to stick around for the next spawn.
3:55 am., a grueling 8 1/2 hours later, I was making my rounds, landed to start typing something to a friend, and he spawned directly behind me. I froze for a minute, slowly backspaced my text, and turned to see
SHINY LION OMG
The macros I used were;
/cast Scatter Shot
Then I layed down an freezing trap and pressed the next macro;
/use Potion of Speed
/cast Tame Beast
It all went so freakishly smooth. Happy Hunting!
edit: Named him Gadwin b/c it sounds manly and alliancy.
Realm: Scarlet Crusade
Tame Time: 6:30am PST January 10th, 2011
I actually saw another hunter tame Sambas at 7:30pm PST January 9th, 2011. Based on an earlier post that said Cataclysm rares are on a 6 hour timer, I set my alarm for 1:30am this morning and patrolled his spawn points for an hour. I went back to bed and got up for work later this morning. I checked just before leaving for work and starting from the far western spawn point, I got to the next spawn point to the northeast and my NPC Scan went off. At first I thought it was a false alarm because my NPC Scan had gone off when I was looking for him at 1:30am but it was another hunter that had him as a pet already.
So, I don't know if he spawned between 7:30pm PST and 6:30am PST, but if he didn't, then it was an 11 hour time difference.
Also, for hunters with rare spawns, please do other hunters a favor and don't use your rare spawn in the zone you found them. It really does screw up other hunters seeking the same pet if they're using NPC Scan (and rare hunting without it is like throwing sand in your eyes).
GOT HIM! lol... Okay this is the scoop for Stormrage and Sambas. Tamed today on 1/10/11 at 1:35 pm server time at 38,52. According to my records he was also tamed on Stormrage at 1:43 am at 42,38. This gives us about a 12 hour spawn time. Easy to tame. Just set down my ice trap and he was mine. Good Luck hunting!
Very first pass around Twilight, found this guy and tamed him. Some hunter in general was offering 5k for his location. Almost felt bad taming him. Then I remembered I have an awesome lion, and I stopped feeling bad.
Don't kill yourself over rares. Casually checking for Ghostcrawler and Terrorpene for weeks got me both of them eventually, and every once in a while you get lucky like I did.
brought my 84 troll hunter to the highlands and remembered the lion was in the area, did a quick swoop over the country and npcscan picked him right up. However he's lvl 85 and yeah... so I decided to kill it T-T
Felt so wrong but got to deny someone else killing it and or taming it. Got some decent xp and the tear for a memento to remind me that I more than likely won't run into him again on my first try =\
I actually found him pretty quickly. I just turned 85 in the Twilight highlands. So i mounted up and started to fly to the orgrimar portal at the dock. But while i was flying(with track beasts on) a red dot appeared on my mini-map and said Sambas. I was like wow. So i flew down and guess what. A shaman was killing him. I pleaed to him to stop so i could tame. So he gladly stopped ,knowing the drops were no good, and let me tame. So now i have my brand new cat called Sambas.
Would anyone know if phasing effects our chances of seeing Sambas? I'd hate to start looking for him, only to never see him because I've only finished a few quests in Twilight Highlands.
Do you guys actually notice all your Tame comments will get downrated?
Just tamed him on winterhoof server at 1:08 am servertime he was easy to tame, from when I saw him last get tamed to where I tamed him it was 12 h and that was right after the system mantinace. I checked to see if he spawned 6 h 9 h and 12 h. Hunters who already had sambas would stand around his spawn points and make my npcscan go off then I would have to clear my cache. When I asked they said they were helping a friend look for him. Be carful and good luck.
Tamed him last night on Al'Akir at 49,22. 19.30 server time, using both macro and addon he was hard to miss.
Just tamed Sambas at 46,30 at 11:20pm on the Jubei'Thos server.
I had been circling the spawn locations for around 4 hours non-stop, so he couldn't have spawned more than a minute before I found him.
I was using NPCScan, which went off and scared the daylights out of me, but it worked like a charm. The four hours and new pair of undies were worth the wait, this pet is gorgeous.
Also managed to farm 8 stacks of Twilight Jasmine in that time, which will go straight on the AH. Not a bad amount of gold there. Oh, and Deathwing made an appearance and I got my Stood In Fire achievement too. Not a bad night!
I was looking for Sambas since yesterday, and really had a feeling that I HAD to find him and tame him tonight! So I went around to all the spawn points and couldn't find him. My bf and I did a dungeon, then as we went around searching for Sambas, we were at two opposite sides of the map and he told me Sambas was right underneath him! I thought he was joking but sure enough, there it was. An alliance mage was there trying to kill it, and a horde hunter (I'm horde also) was trying to tame it but failed.. I think because he was level 83 and Sambas is 85 LOL. I hit tame beast 2 times and it failed.The hunter decided to just try and kill Sambas, so I was literally one kill shot away from being able to kill him as the hunter and alliance mage were dpsing him down. Sambas ignored the alliance mage and jumped on me. I hit tame beast and praaayed he would be mine! I tamed him and killed the mage out of revenge and /loled at the cut hunter. My heart was racing so hard haha.
Dreadmaul US Server
10:26pm Found & Tamed
Earlier that day, I found that he had been tamed by someone else at around 12:15pm and seen around 5.30pm by another person. I believe it to be a 6 hr spawn timer. NPCScan and NPC Overlay are addons that will really help you find Sambas !
Got lucky last night on this guy. I found him at the 45.26 spawn on my second run threw here around 7:30 on Eldre'Thalas. I had spent just 20 minutes looking for him, this after I had spent an hour looking for Madexx and figured I'd switched over to twilight to try for Sambas and
. Wolves where not a problem at this spot. But I did spy some Allies questing in the area that might have killed him before me.
Just a reminder that
can be a big help finding these guys. However I hadn't cleared the cash the night before when I logged off, so it did not go off when I was over him. Just luck that I was watching the map for nods and saw him there.
Also I've had this set up on my bar for PVP for some time so I can tick them off with out missing a beat.
Scatter Shot, Trap Launcher, Freeze Trap
Since he is hostel you'll find that this will stop him cold for you to tame him. If you miss he can still be tamed but your more likely to play the roll of scratching post for him.
Just tamed Sambas at 6:11pm realm time on Haomarush. I nearly had a heart attack, and was overly excited I accidentally used the Ice Trap instead of the Freezing Trap xD
Edit: I had him on the _NPCScan but it never went off for me, luckily he happened to spawn in front of where I was standing. (North of Thundermaw, where the wolves and deer are. Close to the mountains that are South of The Maw of Madness.) Hope that helped!
The long hunt is finally over. I spent a majority of my time camping on the plateau as I've heard that's his most common spawn point. But who knows. Anyways, after taking a meal break, I logged back in. Nothing up north so I decided to make a quick lap to the other 4 spawn points. I spin my trusty griffin west and head towards Kirthaven. Coming down off the mountain I have virtually no hope of finding him since it's 7:00pm server and prime time hunting is going on.
I nearly fell off my seat when npcscan started blaring! My first instinct was that it must be someone's pet. I hit my macro to target and throw up a raid icon and there he is! Now panic sets in. I can't be the only one who has spotted him. I drop to the ground, dismount and start spamming my core hound macro (Ancestral Hysteria and then dismiss). Well I must have been too close because, WHAM, Sambas is on me! My core hound taunts him off. I feign, then hit the macro. The hound is dismissed and Sambas turns his attention on me. I nearly forget to hit the tame button, but finally the tame begins, and with the haste buff, he is mine before I know it.
Just then I get a pst and a fellow hunter who is now standing next to me saying "Oh man! I saw him mid tame. GRATS!"
Time: 7:01pm server (spotted and tamed)
Location: 49,23 just southwest of Kirthhaven
He is truly a beautiful pet.
just tamed this guy on Gorefiend at 12:07 am or 0007 EST at the Victor's Point spawn area.
JUST tamed him on gundrak! @ 930pm ST. at 42.9! SOOOoo happy, hes a beautiful cat! GL guys =)
ps. I started camping him about 2.30pm ST. so took me about 7hrs all up =)
Have spent about 2 weeks patting the areas where he spawns. Had just now made another pass and and came up on the spot at 46,28 just west of Thundermar when I spotted him near a rock. Heart racing, pulse pounding I landed...dropped a freezing trap...started to tame beast and held my breath. Now I can't stop looking at him and need to find a name.
Time tamed: 3:52am
Location: 46, 28
Just got him 2 minutes ago, i have been camping him for over a week and found him randomly.
I went to the spawnpoint at 42, 38 as that is where most people have seen him spawn, i went by the 6 hour timer so figured he would spawn at about 21:00 +1 GMT but instead when i arrived i saw a ontouched Sambas, panicked but quickly tapped him and tamed!
He was tamed at around 18:55 +1 GMT
Tamed on Barthilas at 7:40am at 38:53.
I've been farming this guy for a ridiculous amount of hours... I just must have been unlucky with my dungeon and BG procs to have avoided him for so long...
Couldn't be happier now though :D
Good luck hunters!
Finally got him, just when I had stopped camping for him & given up the chase. Finishing up Wildhammer dailies and was doing the spawn fly-bys, habit I guess, before hearthing to SW. NPC goes off. Land, tag, dismiss pet, tame.... really easy.
My stable is finally full when he took his rightful place as the King of the pets.
Fizzcrank 12:48am CST 38.5, 53.2 (Victor's Point)
No noble name for him, he's now TsavoGhost. One of two legendary demon-possessed lions that killed 100+ bridge builders in Kenya in 1898.
had to be one of the easiest tame for a rare beast i ever had done took my lyk 5-10 mins and was pasting /target sambas endlessly wowhead rly helped with the spots to find him :)
Yeah Disney has a thing for copying older succesfull titles.
Great pet although the strength buf abillity is kinda meh...
Oh look there you are again, trololololol
Tamed at 10:00'ish server time on US-Rexxar. Found him in a clump of trees bordering on the southwest of Thundermar. He WAS stealthed, and NPC_Scan didn't fire a warning sound or a target (neither did SilverDragon), so spamming the macro did help.
He is a gorgeous creature, and now I can go back to circling Uldum looking for Madexx...
And gg to Blizzard for creating rare spawns to titillate non-hunters and having them drop useless greys, costing them a perceived achievement and a hunter a great pet. Couldn't they have made these spawns visible to hunters only?
Having a problem finding this pet. Using NPCScan and 4 times now the alarm has gone off but I have not been able to find Sambas. The timing of the alarms would be correct for the his arrival based on an approx. six hour timer. One time it was 5 1/2 hours; another it was the full 6, and so on. This was spread out over 4 to 5 days. The alarms were near the spots west and north of Thundermar. Read here that he is not phased so I should be able to see him. Does anyone know if he sets of the alarm from anywhere in the zone or just in a limited area? I set up a macro to target him but still could not find him. Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.
Found this beauty in 68.9/25.5 at 10:25AM Server Time in US-Drakkari. Used NPC_Scan for the search. He wasn't in Stealth mode, so finding him was easy. Uploading a picture of him before being tamed by me (hope they approve it!).
I tamed this great looking lion at 1:26 p.m. took me from yesterday at 10a.m. to 1:26 p.m. At first i coulden't see him because he was killing one of the critters in a bush, then he came out and started attacking me, this NPC is hostile. My NPC scan did not go off even though i added him in so just be warry when checking the spawn spots, The npc scan overlay did help alot.
good luck and happy hunting!
Thank you for all the previous comments and locations - after revisiting this page, I changed the main spot I was camping to the 42,38 location. I wasn't able to be at my computer the whole time, so I'd occasionally fly by all the different spawn points and then hang out at one spot for awhile. Yesterday morning I returned to my computer after a 30 minute absence and saw I was logged out. When I logged in, I saw Sambas was now cached - couldn't believe I missed him! I looked down from my TLPD and there was a red dot on my mini map, and as I flew down npcscan went off. He was still there! Woot! Threw down a frost trap and tamed him without incident. 42.2, 38.5 on 1/16/11 @ 9 a.m. server time, Galakrond server. Soooo thrilled to have this beauty in my stable!
I have been camping for Sambas for a week now and its rly frustrating Lol, (for some reason mt NPCScan won't take off the x off of Sambas.. sigh if anyone knows how to take off the X off of it let me know).
You need to delete your creature cache. You can do this by going to where ever your WoW file is saved. Then go to a folder titled Cache, then the folder WDB, then the next folder inside that one. After that you should be able to see the CreatureCache. Just delete it and all the rare mobs will be active on your NPC scan unless you have the achievement for them already. I'm not sure if you have to have the game closed when you do this or not, but I always do.
ALSO, do this when your toon is outiside of a city. If a hunter is roaming around and has Sambas active, you will have to delete your creature cache again.
Ah, this makes me feel terrible. I am a warrior, and I just ran into this guy. I thought he would a rare spawn with an achievement or possibly some better than average loot and I attacked him and killed him. I would like to apologize to the hunters of the universe for this. I wish I would have looked him up before hand, I could have probably made a hunter's night by tipping them off. I feel so bad now.
Oh ok thx yeah again never used NPCScan addon hehe thx for the help
Finally got him after 3 days of farming him. NPCScan went off and i tamed him easily. i suggest every hunter get that addon.
Coordinates: 38, 53
found him around 7:15 server time
Hello peeps, its me again, and having a very lucky time :) I tamed Terrorpene a while ago as u see in my last post, and now ive tamed Jadefang on Sunday night (well actually 1.20am Mon morn) and at 2.20am this morning I managed to find and tame Sambas :) was shaking so much he nearly killed me but downed a haste potion just in time :) soooo happy right now, happy hunting :) so now i have (in order of tame) Ghostcrawler, Terrorpene, Jadefang and Sambas, just the Spirt wolf and the scorpion from uldum and i will have all rares in Cata :)
and if your wondering what addon I use, its called Silverdragon and I do recommend it, but to be honest every rare I have tamed so far I have spotted them before my addon even alerted me, I guess im just used to the old fashioned way of just putting on Track Beasts and watching my mini map :)
I just tamed Sambas on Skywall at 6:33am this morning at 42,38. I just sat there with Npc Scan and waited also had a macro:
that i used when Npc Scan popped for quick location. First day farming him only been there a couple hours. Was int he middle of chatting with a friend when the Npc Scan blew my eardrums out. Was a easy tame just trapped and he was mine.
This is a personal testament from a troll hunter on Thrall (US).
I know some of you are out there circling/camping for hours and are probably frustrated. Many of us have even heard the horror stories of our other brethren of jealous rivals killing the animals we all seek as our companions. Some of you, like me may not even have seen Sambas in your major cities or instances and wondering if he even exists at this point.
Some people have theories about spawn timers being effected by server restarts, etc.. I've heard people saying that the spawn timer for Sambas is different on every server. I asked if anyone had seen/tamed/killed him as I flew around yesterday from 11:08am EST till 2:15pm looking for him. There were a few other hunters out there too. I was sure even if he did pop, I would never get him. I never received any news of him that entire time.
Then this morning, starting at 7am I started another search. I'm not sure for how long. I left to do Tol Barad dailies and other things, came back and flew to the northeast spawn point closest to Dragonmaw Port. Then.... the sound I had waited to hear. The classic Illidan Stormrage "you are not prepared!" I flew down quickly and dismissed Jasper (Loque), dropped my ice trap pronto, fired an arcane shot at him to tag, and started my tame! This was at 12:26pm EST, on (again) Thrall (US).
He IS out there! Camp/circle or instinctively visit TH when you feel even a little curious to try your luck! DON'T GIVE UP!
Found'im north of Thundermar. No one interfered, so I put my Karoma in her stable and tamed the barbary. Named'im Jamar.
L85 Dwarf Hunter
Llane Normal Server.
Sambas = Best lion ever!
Tamed at Earthen Ring - US. Jan 19 2011 2:50pm
Just north of Thundermar
Realm: Dentarg, US
Server Time: Approx. 10:50 P.M server time (last night)
Located: 46.3, 30.4
How: I had been camping perhaps a day and began to recount my rather unfortunate encounters with other rares. Hours of camping the Northrend rares to only get one (Skoll, after 5 months, however he was always my favorite) was very discouraging. I was still on the loading screen when I made up my mind; he likely wasn't worth it. The bar was almost done, and I muttered 'Screw you, you damned lion. You may be cool but no rare is worth killing yourself over.'. With that, my game opened. There was a red dot on my map that was never there before. I moused over, and bam. Sambas. I turned around and he was walking behind me, just barely out of aggro range. I dismissed Zeus (skoll), dropped a frost trap, and tamed him. I feel lucky, yes, and I hope that any of the details in this post help others on my realm obtain him. Good luck to all you other hunters, and remember; don't hurt yourself or use time to play just camping rares! Enjoy the game and casually check their spawns, you can get lucky with them!
Awesome..just tamed Sambas directly north of Thundermar. After searching a total of nine hours over a week I just said nevermind it and gave up. On a whim before logging off took a flight over his route and he was laying in a field asleep! Beautiful beast..good luck on your hunt for him!
found him the other day just before shutdown just south west of thundermar. just turned 85 after the wedding quest and found him on the way back to the portal to stormwind
Anyone tamed this guy on Hellscream? I have been looking for him for a few days with no luck. Just want a rough idea of when he will spawn
I'm still searching for this wonderful creature on The Scryers server. Honestly, I can't be online too much, so it's mostly just quick sweeps over his area before I have to log.
I had to get lucky to tame my favorite, Loque, lets hope I get lucky here too.
If you have any tips or hints or just want to help out, I'm on The Scryers server and my name is Felsong. :)
For all those looking for him on Illidan, he was tamed at 4:55pm 1/20/11.
GL on the hunt. =)
I found him this morning on Lightbringer, 5:30am server time, at the 42,38 spawn location. You really need NPCScan to find him as he is hard to see, at least he was for me, flying over as he was tucked behind a tree up against the rocks. NPCScan went off, I landed, dismissed my current pet, dropped an ice trap, and tamed, very easy once you find him.
got Sambas last night: Echo Isle- US; 10:15pm est, received a pst from a guildee who was near the victors point spawn: said he was attacked by a odd lion that was a silver: wanted to know if i wanted it..... flew like a maniac down there just to see Sambas kill my guild mate. shot Sambas and started to tame: as a flagged horde druid was watching. AWSOME looking pet.. grats to any and all hunters who found and tamed him...
just tamed sambas on Frostmane EU, 00:48 realm time, around 69,25...
Am searching on Spinebreaker, anyone have any recent tames or kills?
The rare elusive pet Sambas i found at Victor's point after 4 long days of looking and searching. I hope all the Hunters out there get this pet for it is very cool =P GL to you all and he does this wierd killing spree rogueish type of deal.
I was wanting to know if Sambas has been seen on Arathor. I have been hunting him for about a week has he been killed or tamed lately. Seem like know one has seen him. I camp near victor's point and above the village. And, do a fly by at each zone he is suppose to spawn but nothing. I am Happy to all other hunters who have taken him has pets. I use npcscan. Any idea's?
Just got this guy at 8:30 am server time, on Uldum. (That's 8:30 PST.)
Was fooling around finishing up Twilight Highlands quests when I thought I'd check to see if he was up. I'd pretty much given up on him because so many people are camping him right now.
Flew up to the Victor's Point spawn point, and what do I know, I see a red dot on my beast tracker, and there he is! I freak out, and hit tame as fast as I could, knowing there would probably be another hunter around. But to my surprise there wasn't, and before I knew it, I had him. :D
I literally flipped out. Hahaha.
So to any other hunters on Uldum looking for this pet, don't give up, sometimes he'll spawn when you least expect it.
I pretty much had the tame done before Sambas even got to me.
Spawn Point: Victor's Point
Tamed at: 11:30 am EST
Health: 101k, finished the tame with around 90k, he doesn't hit hard at all.
Best of luck to all the other hunters out there :3 Now I'm off to try to get that Terrorpene.
Just tamed on the Scryers server around 7:45 (server time). I found him exactally west of Thundermar.
Honestly, I had given up finding him after staying up literally all night to do so. ;D No problems, besides me forgetting where I had moved the tame beast button to. :P
Good luck and happy hunting! I've got Ghostcrawler on my list next.
Tamed it today around 42,39, server Kel'Thuzad, at 10:40AM (PST). Easily tankable, just hit tame and wait. I didn't use NPC Scan, it has just the same range as the /tar <name> macros and you have to clean the cache folder often so it's kinda pointless imo, unless you're camping for hours waiting for it to respawn.
Just got him at 1245ish server time on Winterhoof. At the farthest southeast spawn point.
Got Terrorpene earlier this morning :-) Yay me!
After a week of fruitless camping and loss of sleep, I got up this morning after the first sound 7 hours of sleep I've had in a long time. I logged onto Lothar-US at 6:10AM EST, and saw a hunter camping the southern-most spot. I uttered a curse, and flew north to the second spawn point, whereupon NPCScan went off, I dropped off my protodrake, hit the tame button, and got him, no fuss, no muss.
People on Lothar apparently are mean or stupid, or both, as there were at least 2-3 kills of Sambas in the week I camped him.
Got this Cool Guy Today About a Hour Ago i was Just Flying around as My Minimap Shown a Red Beast In The Middle of a Non Beast Terortorial or how ever you spell it so i simply hovered over to see it was sambas so basicly i flew down .. this was worrying ! DONT MAKE THIS MISTAKE! i sort of clicked tame beast in a mad rush and then my ''Rusty'' ''Crap'' ''Old School'' pet decided to make an apearance. This Guy Realy Was Jelous. as i then dismissed this pet i clicked tame beast to see an rogue come down i was panicing if he was one of thoose stupid noobs who just kills it to be a $%^& but he just watched and i was completely BUZZING and he was like ffs my mate wants that he has had me serching for 3hours now but GZ and i just sorta thank him and tell him thanks for not killing !This Beast Was Found Under the
______ H __________ OF Thundermaw
Well Thanks For Reading And i Hope You All a Good Day And Good Luck
Server Twisting Nether
All places it spawns are non-phased spots. So yes, tameable by anyone regardless of phase/quests done.
4:55 PM CST
Tamed at the spot north of Victor's Point
Targetting macro picked him up before npcscan did.
Tamed him 5 mins ago approx 17:45 server time, on Eonar, was farming leather and he spawned right in front of me. Quick dismiss of my wolf, who has come all the way through with me, man, am I pleased we can hold 5 pets on call now :-)
Good luck to the rest of you still looking for him. A really cool Pet.
I was so excited when i saw him i almost abandoned my wolf which i had since Borean Tundra.
I tamed him at ~20:25 on Skullcrusher EU,22 Jan. 2011 Southwest of the Krazzworks
Tamed Sambas this morning at 6:02am, Location 46,30 as shown above west of Thundermar, Server Azjol Nerub EU, Date 23/01/11.
I previously came across Sambas being tamed the previous evening at 9:10pm in the area to the north of Thundermar. Going on the six hour minimum spawn time i logged back in and checked all the spawn locations, with no luck and went back to sleep, thinking to check back in another three hours.
The lion is beatiful and a great pet.
Also as a side note as I was flying but to the alliance castle(forget the name) with the portals, my npscan went off showing Karoma roaming around the area 54,23. The time of this was 6:07 am, so it looks like they can both b up at the same time. I left Karoma alone I was not specced into BM and came back to look for him after respeccing but he had disappeared.
Good Luck to all those hunters out there!
7:34 EST, US Illidan.
Goodluck everyone camping this, I'm still shaking I'm so excited.
After a week of trying to find, going in out of the Twilight Highlands to do other things. I finally tamed "Sambas." It is a beauty of a cat. Haven't had the chance to do anything with him yet. I found him at:
Location; West of Thundarmar
Time; 8:40 a.m. est (5:40 a.m.pst server time)
Good Luck to all those "Hunters" out there who are still trying to find this beast. He is around so be patient.
I was in the middle of doing
Wildhammer Tour of Duty
and was looking for the Black Recluse in the minimap. I saw the name Sambas while mousing over the various red dots. I looked and I saw him, he was just walking around.
I clicked on his name and saw the silver dragon around his pic. I landed, dismissed my pet and set frost trap. As I started taming him, he pounced over the trap and attacked me. Luckily, I was at full health and I got him. Sooo glad there were no horde around.
He is so gorgeous. Gave him the name Leonidas after the spartan king from the movie "300".
Good luck to other other hunters on getting Sambas!
And female troll/tauren druids in cat form have giant manly manes, as well. Apparently as far as Blizzard is concerned manes can go on anything regardless of gender. >.>
Hell yeah! I just tamed it like 1 FREAKING MINUTE before the server went down a few minutes ago!
Was planning to park my Hunter at the spawning spot and hope I'll get lucky when the server is up later today.
Thought ran through my head, perhaps I might spot him just before the server shuts down, and fail to tame it.
As I was approaching the spot west of Thundermar, I saw a red dot and there it was! The Sambas I've been looking for a couple of days!
Panicked, dismounted and straight hit the tame button but only to realize my pet was summoned! During that time the timer was 1.00 until shutdown, was attacked by Sambas furiously and persisted on taming it without a trap or whatsoever.
When the timer hit 0.15 secs until shutdown I was afraid I might have lost the time race, but it appeared to be successful and became my pet!
Fingers crossed it'll remain as my pet when the server is up later on today!
The guide really works! Good luck hunting fellow hunters!
I've finally decided im going to camp this fella after the server restart. (Comes back up at 1 PM my time; EST) so heres a few tips for myself and all of you.
1. DONT USE NPCSCANNER! Use Silverdragon/RareSpawnOverlay, Silverdragon will pick up NON-HUNTER PETS! So if you see someone with Sambas or Karoma (Tamed) Silverdragon will not mark it as a Rare.
2. Find out the spawn timer. If there is a server restart it should be anywere from 6-12 Hour Respawn Timer.
3. Find out recent tames when and were.
4. Offer some gold, more people will be willing to help you if you offer them gold. Because Sambas has a 25g Bounty if killed someone would be willing to make a 200g Profit apposed to 25g.
Thats about it, just to add Silverdragon will re-pick up rares apposed to NPCScan. It will also tell you when you saw a Rare and how many times. If its cached dont worry about it. You can see one rare more than once and Silverdragon will still pick it up! Good luck!
Edit: WOOT I just got mine! Just south of Maw of Madness! So happy :)
Tamed 17:35 ST Kor'gall
Since he path's around in 5 areas and with 4 of them scarcely populated by other beast, i found him by simply flying over the areas with track beast on.
my guildmate voltshot spotted Sambas for me last night on Quel'Dorei, about 8pm server just outside Thundermar. I was in TB fishing and raced to TH to find Volt kiting the beautiful beast for me. Hopped off my drake, started taming and couldn't believe it when this majestic creature became mine.
As much as I love this pet, i think the best part was having a guildie help out like that. Especially because she's a hunter too. That's what makes this game great.
King of Beasts
Correction: Loque'nahak, King of Beasts
Sambas is infact the PRINCE of Beasts.
Tamed this guy on The Maelstrom-Server at 21:30 PM.
Dinged 85 yesterday and was totally obsessed on getting that pet.
(Untill i got it i wouldn't gear up, etc i was just waiting there)
took me 6,15 hours total spreaded out in 1 day.
at around 21:15 i went to my main fast just checking out the calender for upcoming raids(and While i was standing in orgrimmar i saw this orc running by who had a sambas, and i couldn't let the obsession stop for even a few min, so i logged back to my hunter.
While i was talking with a guildy i saw this red dot on my mini map, SAMBAS OMG.
Dismounted, Started taming and Proud owner of this badass pet :>
Thanks to that sambas from the orc guy in orgrimmar, i went back to my hunter faster then i was supposed to, i'm pretty sure i would've been to late if i switched about 5 min later.
GL to all the other farmers! do not give up.
Just tamed this guy on Ravencrest @ 5:03pm CST . Best of luck to the next Ravencrest hunter! =D
And for those ppl out there killing him for the gold, you guys are horrible @ math. Six hours wait for 25g? ROFL! We know yer really just asshats guys; asshats who no can do math gud.
After a week and a half of looking, and an entire weekend of camping. I finally got sambas! He is beautiful just like I hoped he would be. My heart is still pounding. Was at 10:41 ServerTime on Spinebreaker. Found him at the Spot beween Victor's Point and Thundermar.
I almost went to bed, but didn't. so...moral of the story. Don't give up.
Edit: Me, and my new best friend:
Sambas, King of Beasts
Correction: Loque'nahak, King of Beasts
Ahem, true, but only if you're BM specced.
Sambas = King of Beasts for the other 2 hunter specs.
Haha there's nothing cooler than a spirit beast man. Mine is my own personal healer.
To consolidate all the 5 known spawn points into one post:
Coordinates may vary SLIGHTLY so look very carefully, he's sort of hard to see sometimes depending on the spot.
69.1 - 25.4 up on the plateau NW of Dragonmaw Port/ E of Krazzworks island. There's a rock in the middle of the clearing which he spawns close to most times.
49.1 - 22.2 ... on the outskirts of town just north of Thundermaar
45.6 - 30.6 ... a bit east of Thundermaar
42.9 - 38.4
38.5 - 53. 7 ...very close to Victor's Point on the edge of a cliff.
To consolidate all the 5 known spawn points into one post:
Coordinates may vary SLIGHTLY so look very carefully, he's sort of hard to see sometimes depending on the spot.
69.1 - 25.4
... up on the plateau NW of Dragonmaw Port/ E of Krazzworks island. There's a rock in the middle of the clearing which he spawns close to most times.
49.1 - 22.2
... on the outskirts of town just north of Thundermaar
45.6 - 30.6
... a bit east of Thundermaar
42.9 - 38.4
38.5 - 53. 7
...very close to Victor's Point on the edge of a cliff.
The last 4 sets of coords line up in an almost straight line angling slightly SE beginning at Thundermaar.
Youpiiii ! je l'ai dompté ce féroce lion !
le 26/01/2011 à 23h40, donc 4h40 de france le 27/01/2011 !
le hasard juste après avoir dompté terrorpene la tortue une 1/2 heure + avant ! au 45.6, 30.6 !
incroyable ! quelle soirée riche en émotions !
Just tames him at 69,25 (i suggest camping this spot the most, because most tames I've heard about have been here) @ 6:41am server maelstrom... he spwned between 6:30 and 6:41 server time... i know this because i circled the area at 6:30 and he wasn't there.
He is smaller than i expected, and my NPC scan didn't go off even though i had recently updated and cleared it, so be vigilant, don't just rely on NPC scan... and don't fly too high or you might mistake him for an stag like i almost did.
Good luck guys
Just tamed Sambas on Antonidas at 6:37a server time. Location 42,39, between Twilight Breach and Thundermar. Don't give up and you'll find him too.
NPCScan went off for me without a problem. But like doulie said, he is smaller than you would think. Doesn't stand out. So pay attention.
Server : Dath'Remar
Elioz of Bed & Breakfast
Tamed time : 4:48am server time
Place : Victor's Point
I jz logged in. today logging into WoW was the last thing on my mind.. I felt tired .. jz got back from training. however somehow i logged in.. as usual take a while to load.. when i can see my character.. i was already half life.... then i saw a marked triangle(i think npc scan marked it,i not sure) beast attacking me.. then NPC scan went off.. Sambas was found... used trap but he din pounce on me back after i get onto my trusted Red Gryphon landed a distance away.... then try pull him to my trap... mistakenly press a button thinking it was a tamed button.. presssed again... tame him wit ease.... with half life on myself... happy and have been camping for him about a week now.... 3 days ago, another hunter i befriended before tamed him... came back for Sambas 12 hours later he isnt there.. how ever npcscan cached him at the 11th hour... so i am not sure bout this....
He is worthed it... dun give up... i think stay at one place is somehow more giving... the hunter- rangefighter gave me this tip... i stayed at the same place after he caught.. and the result was great...
This is a rare and sought after hunterpet. He only drops a Tear of Loyalty that vendors for 25g, but I bet if you ask in general chat or so, hunter's will gladly tip a few hundred (perhaps thousands) to tame this beautiful Lion. I say this outloud because I have seen a couple of non-hunters camping him unknowingly thinking that he's part of some achievement or will drop a nice Cata-blue.
~there is NO achievement related to killing him
~he does not drop a BOE blue item, he only drops a tear that sells for 25g
~he is not a exotic tameable rare, he is a part of the cat family and operates just like any other cat, thus any hunter may tame him!
Please if you see him up and you're not a hunter, do a /who hunter Twilight Highlands or something, they will likely be very grateful and they should tip you nicely for being nice to them
Please if you are a hunter who gets a /w from someone asking if you would like him... TIP! Make sure to tip at least a couple hundred gold for someone being nice and letting you know about his whereabouts
~Friendly hunter who would gladly tip :)
9:30am this morning tamed Sambas on Arthas server.
For neone on the server looking for some insight i camped him for about a week the official spawn time on this magnificent pet is 12hrs thats for the time being so ppl on arthas 9:30pm tonight sambas will be t here Good luck to all u fellow hunters hope this info helped.
I feel so fortunate. Today was the first time I decided to really buckle down and camp the spawns for the Rare Elites in Twilight Highlands, and I found and tamed them both. I got Karoma around 4:00 PM CST on Wildhammer then continued for the next six and a half hours to fly an inverted "V" pattern amongst all of the locations for Sambas to spawn. At approximately 10:41 PM CST, just after declining a random dungeon queue (I was checking periodically just in case a group was on final boss for quick Valor points), my NPCscan went off and Sambas was directly below me. I had to rez my cat pet, abandon him (full on pets), and began to tame Sambas. This was a terrific first experience for me camping the pets and I'm now completely addicted. Going to work on the other 3 here then go for Northrend Spirit Beasts next. Best of luck to all who search for this highly sought-after beauty of a beast!
Just found Sambas after a good solid week or so of random flying around, and finding him once alive and being killed trying to tame him and another time already dead. Just after 3AM on Tichondrius. Good luck to anyone else looking.
Just got this puppy at 3:50 am server on Cenarius. saw someone tame it right b4 i got to it earlier at 3:50pm and flew around for 12 hours till i found em for myself. thank goodness for coffee and a stupid idea to fly around for 12 hours. worth it? yes. got him right above Thundermar
Server - Undermine US
I have seen a lot of comments regarding Sambas' spawn time that can only approximate when he spawned after the previous taming/killing. However, I can happily tell you that I can personally confirm that my experience with Sambas has shown his respawn time to be 6 hours on the dot. It may or may not vary; however, in my case this is certainly true.
This morning, I logged in at 7:21 am EST at my camping spot in the Twilight Highlands only to see him get tamed at precisely the moment my screen loaded. I was pissed off. Male blood elf. Ugh. Anyway, I kept myself awake...hoping, praying, pleading to forces unknown for him to spawn 6 hours later as I had heard was possible and what do you know, but in the same exact spot at 1:21 pm EST, he spawned. I was excited. Concussive shot to tag him, freezing trap, tamed.
I hope this helps any hunters out there looking for help taming this beautiful pet. Also worth noting, I tamed him at the spawn location shown on the map on his page. Immediately above Victor's Point.
just heard about him today so i flew around for an hour or two and bam there he is. spawned at the place near krazzworks around 12:06 am 1/30
Tamed him today, just doing a casual sweep over the place. Went over him once, and then changed my macro and on my sweep back there he was.
Tamed 14:48 Shattered Halls EU
Server - Bonechewer
I saw him tamed this morning @ 12am server and I was so bummed after having covered the spawn points for over 4 hours that day but i went to sleep woke up and after camping for another hour I managed to tame him in survial spc with the extended frost trap only getting hit once right before the trap activated.
So spotted and tamed 12am server
Tamed myself @ 2pm server
P.S. Helped my fiance tame Karoma 30 minutes after the other hunter tamed Sambas and another hunter tamed Karoma 5 minutes after I tamed Sambas so it's a pretty close spawn time apparently.
P.S.S. I Have named him BraveHeart after the carebear cousin lol, couldn't help it cause I just laugh so hard when all the alliance said there new mount was lame and carebear like even though it's SO MUCH MORE HIGH RESS then the old lion or nightsaber graphics.
Tamed him today. He was walking at 37.52, I found him by accident, I was looking for some minerals. ^^ It's so amazing lion.
Tamed at 0:07 a.m.
Realm: Chromaggus EU.
Tamed him today! He was around 49.8,23.3 at 8:30 P.M. Earthern Ring (US)
-Respawn rate: 6 hours , GOOD LUCK :D
At approximately 5:20PM/17:20 server time on Wyrmrest Accord, I tamed this guy. Though I would try for both him and Terrorpene once tonight, and as I was flying over his third spawn area, NPCscan went off with him as the target! Managed to snag him up with no problem.
Just wanted to share my little bit of good experience here, as well as post the time I got him for all others on my server. Good luck to the rest of you.
Fun fact: 14/15 minutes after taming him, I also wound up taming Terrorpene at Hyjal. No joke.
how hard id it to find this guy? like on a scale of 1-10 cause i know loque is an 100. ive spent months tracking him and no luck. so i gave up. and now i want this guy.
Tamed at -cords-
, southwest from Krazzworks.
05:30am, Happy xij - LB-EU.
Tamed him on Haomarush at the spawn just north of Thundermar at about 9:30 pm est after beating horde hunters back off the spawns for three hours. Thanks to NPCScan and some luck I was able to swoop down, dismiss and drop a freezing trap.
Wasn't a single alliance hunter in the area until about 10 minutes after my tame. I forgot your name but again, good luck and good hunting!
In US serve, Scilla, one horde Orc DK called "Sean" just kill him,,,,, Sambas is the last one I really need to tame,, and he just kill him!
Feel really sick with these people..
the other day after two of my fellow guild member hunter's showed up in raids with this wonderful beast i decided to located him; and spent a total of maybe 5 hours actually farming. every chance i got i jumped onto my hunter stationed at the lowest spawn point flew around for a couple rounds and logged. today at aprox 4:30 am realm time i logged on completely expected to locate nothing. i flew past the lowest first spawn point and the second mid spawn point i decided to hit my /target Sambas macro and lo and behold he pops onto my screen (it was the third lowest spawn point btw dont know cords i dont have that addon) i let out a girly screech fly down pop my trap and start to tame. i am met by no horde or alliance trying to murder me for him though thats most likely because im on a low population server. tame this wonderful beast and hearth; soon after met by a fellow hunter who whispers me saying "did you just tame that" most likely because his name was and is still Cat. apperently he was planning on heading to twilight highlands in a couple minutes to hunt him and i likely beat him by minutes. >:D i feel lucky however i'd say here dont murder yourself hunting him down and just check back in every now and then but for some realms, considering that he can be used in every spec, and there are horrible nasties that kill him for fun that really wont work... so goodluck fellow hunter's he'll be yours eventually!
and my fellow friend hunter best of bestly luck if you read this
oh and pss i know people are having issues with npc scan id like to point out mine didn't work but Sambas was cached so i dunno if it works or not likely to keep a macro on and keep your eye on that map
YES, tamed him!
Location 69,:25 at 16:20 CET, Tarren Mill realm (EU).
Yesterday a friend tamed him around 16:15 at 38;53 same realm.
I just kept flying over the spawn places and queued for HC's and gathered a lot of herbs.
Named him DaVinci, after Leonardo ofc ...
Spammed my macro till NPCscan went off. Almost got myself a stroke.
But I can go for Skoll. Still need him.
Good luck to ya all.
Just tamed Sambas on Eonar EU server at 18:40-18:45 just north of Thundermar.
He's really beautiful, so good luck to all you lion hunters!
Also, just use track beasts and use a macro to find him. I've been trying to find him for plenty of weeks, but didn't find him before now as I made the macro (thanks for the advices above!)
Managed to tame this guy on Lightbringer EU, 8.50am, 29/01. I had logged out the night before at his spawn point at location 69, 25, and when I logged in the next morning, I checked the red dots on my minimap and his name came up! NPC Scan didn't go off despite him not being cached, but Silverdragon did go off when I got closer. Tamed him with no problems, and he looks awesome!
Finally! woo...tamed Sambas on The Forgotten Coast around 6am. The first time I saw him I was 84 and I watched and cheered an Ally who found me looking at him. He attacked me of course and I had to macro my way out of being killed, haha....he got the message and tamed him. It took about 3 days now after that to tame him for myself. Right above Thundermar. I was using SilverDragon...bout gave me a heart attack...but i think it always does when a hunter finds the pet they are looking for...
good luck and happy hunting
Heres a Story about me helping a hunter ......
Today I was doing some herbalism and right in front of me was a Twilight Jasmin. As i try to get it I see im getting attacked my a lion called sambas. My herth was down to go back to org to post it on trade channel because no lv 85 hunters were in the area so i hoped on my lv 83 who's in org. I posted something like, "HUNTERS SAMBAS IS NEAR THUNDERMAR NOT LIEING". I guess everyone thought i was joking, but when i hoped on my dk again I used /who and found a lv 85 hunter I met last night. I said hey whats up. he says not much and then i droped the bomb I FOUND SAMBAS NO MORE HUNTING FOR YOU. He was like no ur joking and i said if i am i'll give u 12k gold. I invited him and he had a pet out he abandoned it and started taming he then thanked me and gave me 500g.
Tamed on Llane; 1:25AM CST at the Northern Location. I was on the ground, afkish looking at my 2nd monitor when he appeared. I was at half heath by the time he set off the ice trap but I had no issues taming him.
Good luck, you will find him too! Don't give up.
Tamed him at 0143 server time on Kirin Tor at the spawn point directly north of Thundermar, about 49, 22.
To add some more info to this: I'd been flying between his spawn points for about three hours and had almost given up. At one point, a hunter with Sambas had set off my NPC scan addon, so I was using a /tar Sambas macro and spamming it as I flew over. When he came up as my target and was red, I was totally not expecting it. It took me a second to actually find where he was and get in range to tame him. Well, he came right for me like I was catnip. Dropped an ice trap, attempted to cast the tame spell and got an error message that I had an active summon already. I almost freaked out, but summoned a pet I already had and quickly dismissed it and then started the tame again.... this time with no problems.
Now, for a name....
Good luck to you guys and don't give up on him. He's worth every panicked second! :D
After hearing about sambas, I decided to do a little looking. Figured out the spawn points and went to download NPCScan. As soon as I logged on again BAM there it was right in front of me. Tamed it easily, unfortunately had to let another pet go though :-(
Someone was VERY mad when they found out I had only looked for ten minutes and they'd been looking for DAYS. If they read this they'll probably flip on me...again.
Anyways, maybe someone could get lucky like I did. *suddenly feels obligation to help out the less fortunate person*
After cruising back and forth between the spawning points for most of the day gathering flowers to have something to do meanwhile, I finally had NPCscan trigger. And yes, suddenly my heart was beating at least three times its normal speed. Sambas spawned for me 23:23 server time on Dunemaul server at 45,30. I landed as fast as i could, and scatter shot him. Ofc I had forgotten to dismiss my other cat which I therefore did mid-fight, threw up a trap and tamed him.
Sambas tamed at 01:13 on 04-02 coords (38.8)
Ghostcrawler tamed at 14:10 on 27-01 coords (23.62)
camping 20 min
Jadefang tamed at 13:38 on 24-01
Horde EU-Grim Batol
Just happened upon this magnificent cat last night at 9:23 PM, tamed him.
Tonight, at 12:22 AM, I found him yet again! I opened /who, chose the first hunter I saw, and invited them to tame Sambas; I freeze trap'd him while I waited and soon the other hunter had a new friend.
There's something really gorgeous about this cat - he just looks so much more fierce, much more toned muscle. Whenever I have him out in a BG I actually feel more intimidating. Plus it seems like I've been excellent in every BG since I found him - I guess he's good luck. :)
Named him Alexander. I wanted something majestic, and Alexander (turkish for "Protector of man; warrior") fit the bill.
Just got this awesome guy at coords 45/30 @ 5:13 am server time 9:13 est.
Add ons :
And just a FYI Keep your eyes open do NOT just rely on NPC scan going off as I saw him right before npc scan went off and thats just enough time for someone else to grab him. GL everyone!
My hunters name is Kiowa if anyone has any questions :)
Ok Guys I have what your wanting 2 know confirmed spawn times for these Cata RS pets
Sambas - 6 to 8hr spawn timer, agressive mob, most common spawn 45.30 co-ords (left of thundermar) no beast mastery req.
Madexx - 6 to 8 hr spawn timer, agressive mob, most common spawn, no beast mastery req.
Ghostcrawler 6-24hr spawn time(ugh i know right), neutral mob, most common spawn, as far as we can tell the bottom left, req. beast mastery
Terrorpene - 6-12 hr spawn timer, neutral mob, most common spawn, no beast mastery req.
Jadefang ok now this was hard to confirm it took all of us rotating shifts to confirm this and we have bad news its completely random we had a 20 minute spawn and a 72hr spawn our advice if you want it persistantly lay traps towards the back mddle of his spawn u dont want to camp for 72hrs to have him snaked, neutral mob, only has the one spawn but always in the middle and doesnt pat, no beast mastery req.
This information ways brought to u by Elements Guild, a special thanks to Choasis, Thadoctor, and i'll pat myself on the back too (demontaur) - Saurfang please message me for more information or enquiries.
Tamed Sambas on Saurfang realm at 8am today. 5th feb
NPCScan did not go off for some reason.
Just tamed him on Madoran, at the spawn point on the map just East of Glopgut Hollows FP.
Been looking for about 2 days on and off. I just went in to check and see if he was about, made my rounds flying down the ridge from the Maw of Madness towards Victor Point and BAM there he was, just patting around the spawn point.
He is so awesome, hang in there and keep after him... a pet well worth the effort.
BTW NPCScan did not pick him up. I needed my macro.
I know I have already posted a comment, but I stumbled across him this morning again.
Time; 4.52am (this morning)
Where; 45.6, 30.0 pretty much exactly the same as before.
I was doing my dailies and casually checking for Karoma when I get a sudden feeling that Sambas spawned. I had seen a warrior repeatedly kill him, and I would have hated for that to happen again. I flew over near Thundermar, and there he was. I tagged him, froze him, and did a /who. No hunters. Crap. I did /who hunter and found 4 other level 85s near by. I whispered each one, until I found one person who wanted him. She hadn't heard of him before but was interested, so she came over and checked him out. She tamed him much to my relief, I didn't want this awesome pet to just be pointlessly farmed. I was more than happy, too, having helped another hunter. I do hope others on my realm can get him and that any details help~! Next time I see him, I plan to do the same thing, and even though I'm horde, I'll even check the Alliance. After all, why not help another hunter?
I tamed my big boy on the US Windrunner server at 6.39pm at 65.20.
Had had a really bad day of dcing and thought I would give it one last shot before I logged.
When I arrived in Twilight I saw a message in general chat from a nice DK telling all hunters in the area where Sambas was. I bolted up there as there were 3 other lvl 85 hunters in the area.
When I got there I saw a lvl 84 hunter who obviously did not realize he was to low level to tame him and Sambas was taking the lower level hunter apart and killed him LOL
I managed to get aggro on him just as the other 3 hunters arrived. Tamed him then promptly Dced as I had been doing most of the day.
What relief I got him tamed first.
And yes I did tip the DK :o)
I strongly recommend the addon Silverdragon for finding rares. Has never let me down.
Good luck to all who seek him he is a awesome looking cat.
Just tamed on Arathor US at 12:13 AM.
No pots, freezing trap or anything needed. Just max range with my gearscore at 327 and 93.6k HP.
I tamed mine at 39-53 . I seen a hunter tamed at 2 am. I was cheak again after 9 hours later again there. and my turn tamed.
39-53 good spawn point..
Guess you can call me the Luckiest Hunter around, I tamed This guy and
in the same day YAY! :D.
Sambas tamed @ 2:25am on Kilrogg-US
Kirin TOR server (us)
5:42 am server time
wanted to make sure i came on here an reported. at 5:42 am server time today february 6th 2011 Sambas was tamed in the far corner on the little flat clearing to the right of kirthaven.
happy hunting everyone. an remember share your times..so everyone can have these great pets.
@0515 server time on Sen'jin at the 69,20 spot.