Can't tame beast :(
What level is your hunter? What level is the beast you're trying to tame? What is the name of the beast?
There are untamable beasts. You also can't tame anything of a higher level than you.
I discovered the emphasized part to be true when I rolled this hunter, lo, these many years ago. Otherwise my first pet would've been a bear, not a cat.
06/22/2011 04:59 PMPosted by YomamakillMy hunter is a lvl 26, the beast is a lvl 25,and it is called highland strider.
Okay, so that does sound like it should be working. Your hunter is high enough (10+) to have the ability to tame, the beast is lower in level, and that particular one isn't special requiring a Beast Mastery talent or untamable.
What exactly happens when you attempt to tame the beast? Look for error messages in red, such as saying you need to dismiss or stable your current pet first (haven't tamed a new one on my hunter in a long time - I don't remember if you have to stable the current pet first).
06/22/2011 05:54 PMPosted by YomamakillBut i have never tamed a pet.
If you started your hunter before Cataclysm, usually there was a series of quests to have you temporarily tame pets so you got the idea how. Post-Cataclysm, you start with a pet at level 1.
Assuming you do not have a pet with you, have you trained all hunter skills at your trainer, including Tame Beast? Have that skill on your action bar.
06/22/2011 05:49 PMPosted by AbuurdekYou start out with a pet now. You need to dismiss it before you can tame a new one. If you don't see one, try to revive pet, then dismiss it;
Realized you will need to do this if you've ever had a pet at some point and it got killed. If it got dismissed somehow, also try the Call Pet 1 spell which will have you whistle to attract it. Once the pet is there, use the Dismiss Pet spell and continue.
Go to the area where the animal is, well away from NPCs like guards who might come "help" you by killing it. Make sure your health is all the way up, as it is likely to attack you until the taming is finished.
Target the animal with the left mouse button (not the right, which will start shooting). Start the Tame Beast spell. It is channeled and you have to do nothing else until it is done. Don't move, don't shoot, nothing.
(At 28 you will learn the Frost Trap spell and can put that on the ground between you and the beast to give you a little more time to tame it before it can attack you.)
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