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Journal Entry: Mon Jun 16, 2014, 2:27 AM


How much is a tokota, and how do I buy one?


There are many opportunities to buy and obtain a tokota. Check out the Newbie Guide!

How can I change my Tokota's name, personality, and information? And are there no restrictions in doing so?


You can find the link to update your Tokota's import information at Info & Ownership Changes. However, names and personalities must remain PG13, with no sexual, drug-related, cursing, political or religious themes. In addition, you may not use any of the names already in use by one of the starter tokotas - though you may do variant spellings.

Am I free to add hand paints, accessories, and jewelry?


Hand paints, and cosmetic items can be bought with TT at the Toko Tokens Bank and added to your Tokota's import sheet. In personal art you can draw your Tokota being painted or wearing accessories, but they may only be added in official images when they have been purchased and added to the import sheet.

What size are they?


You can find the size ranges for the different types here. There is no noticeable variation in size between genders.

May I submit to, join the group, and create premade art for tokotas, even if I do not own one?


Yes! And in fact, this is encouraged. Selling YTH pieces (Your Tokota Here), offering commissions for the breed, and posting "looking for" journal ads are a great way to save for and get your first tokota, so don't be shy about submitting as long as your submissions are relevant to the group.
On the other hand, you may not submit anything to the group gallery that is specifically related to another species, and not majorly related to tokotas.

What should we assume the other side of our tokota design looks like when we receive it?  Are they meant to be symmetrical? Or can we decide what the other side looks like?


You are welcome to take artistic liberties with the other side - as long as it appears logical and respects the design standards and composition of the other side.

How well do they get along with other species? What rules/regulations for them being around animals would there be?


A well-domesticated tokota will get along great with larger animals and riding animals like horses, shedus, wolves, dogs, etc. It depends strongly on individual personality, but tokos are very adaptable. There is a tendency to become aggressive when challenged by a member of another species, but with training and patient introduction, they can easily ignore hostility from other animals.

It is still best to be mindful when it comes to things like rabbits, small dogs, cats, rodents, deer and birds. Tokotas - and especially wild born tokotas - are trained to hunt smaller animals and may attack, but this can also be corrected with training.

Are references required?


No. You are welcome to create a reference for your tokota, but it is not a requirement, and the group has no activity rules.

Is participation and activity required?


No! You are welcome to use an official tokota as a personal OC or for participation within the group, but there is no obligation and no activity rules whatsoever.

What is the group's perspective on tracing (from stock photos)?


Tracing may dock effort points in official images, but beside that, it is not considered unacceptable. From an artistic standpoint, it's recommended to try branching out and either referencing or drawing from scratch, even if your anatomy may not be as accurate as it is when tracing a photo, but it is understood that some people are not comfortable with this, or simply cannot, so - from the perspective of the group - it is perfectly okay as long as you credit the stock photo you used. Members, however, may have their own views on this. User-held shows are perfectly permitted to ban tracing.

You may absolutely not, in any circumstances heavily reference or trace another artist's work, even if they are a well known artist on google images, or not part of the group.

Are the gaits more similar to a canine/wolf, or more similar to a bear?


Their gait is a little more weighted than a wolf, but not as lumbering as a bear. They have a graceful, natural stride, along with a unique lope, similar to canter but less showy. They also have the ability to perform almost any gait a horse can, albeit not always in the exact same manner. Tokotas can be trained to collect and perform dressage moves similar to a horse.

What counts as a training image?


Any image in which your tokota is at least 75% visible and rider is at least 25% visible can be considered training.

Who are the admins and what do all the admins do?


Quite a lot; the group takes about 200 hours a week to run! You can find a who's who here.

Can I become an admin?


Find out if we're hiring, what jobs are available and how to apply here.

Is there a place to chat with other members about Tokotas or to introduce myself to the community?


Yes! There are two official group skype chats; find out more about them here.

Can I make my own tack or do I need to buy it from the group?


You're welcome to make your own tack, or commission it from another member! There are no group requirements for tack.

For a group goal can I buy or trade for a group goal item and have it count as a find?


No, sorry. You must find the item in the proper activity. This also counts for any item that is craftable, as you may not use the crafted item to count as a find.

For a group goal can I use a random event item find?


Yes, but it has to come from the proper activity, so when noting the group the admin must be able to see the parent comment.



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MonsterrTooth Featured By Owner May 29, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello I have two questions regarding my Tokota ;u;
If I choose them to be blind, what effects will that have on interactions and co. if any?
And are Tokotas required to have a handler or can it be wild? (I am a little confused regarding the backgrounds in that regard, if we are free to choose or if it affects the tokota in some ways)

Sorry if this info is somewhere, I tried searching but couldn't find any answers ;;
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SeaCrest-Star Featured By Owner May 29, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Not a current admin, but I believe I have answers for both of your questions;



With regards to blindness; you can voluntarily make your tokota blind! It's stated under the Health Status explanation on this journal: Import Information Template
Defects are Infertile, Spinal Defects, Blind, Deaf, and Sterile.
These are either defects your tokota was rolled due to inbreeding, double merle breedings, or you personally put on them yourself, for either RP purposes or otherwise. Please be aware though that adding a full defect for RP purposes has the same negative effect in rolls as one they were born with. Partial defects should in no way be listed here, and should instead be in your personality. 
So, if you decide to make your tokota fully blind, it will incur the typical blindness penalty, from the FAQ in the Activities journal: 
If a Tokota is blind, it will have a 5% increased fail rate for a hunt or fishing activity.
However, if you are only making them partially blind, you should not list it on the import and it will not incur the blindness penalty!



With regards to handlers; some activities or prompts require a handler. The requirements for handlers are actually pretty open-ended; they don't have to be humanoid unless the prompt specifies that the tokota is being ridden! They're laid out here; Handler and Rider Rules. You can also choose to use a Starter Tokota as a handler for certain prompts if you want to keep your tokota "wild"! 
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1horsegirl2003 Featured By Owner Edited May 25, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I’m back again xD
sorry to bother y’all once again-

So, I have a friend who can’t be on DA at the moment, but we’ve been trying to set up her tokotna acc between the two of us so when she gets it back we can just get the Geno submitted to DD, and whenever we try to log her in so we can resend the verification code (she didn’t get it the first time, then the page reset and logged us out), it always tells us the account doesn’t exist. We’ve tried to make a new one under her user, but it refreshes and sends us back to the main page whenever this is attempted. Any troubleshooting techniques/things we did wrong?
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Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner May 26, 2019
Hey there! Could you note the group with this info so that our bankers & coders can take a look, that'd be great :D
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1horsegirl2003 Featured By Owner May 26, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ofc! Thank you~
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1horsegirl2003 Featured By Owner May 24, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I’ve seen imports linked in a lot of entering for various events, and they usually always show up as the name of the import or deviation rather than the regular link actually displaying, do you guys know how I can do this? Whenever I try it always just shows the link, and I’ve tried to research this and found nothing~
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AaydenSmith Featured By Owner May 24, 2019
When you go to a tokota's import on Tokotna there is a button that says "copy link" underneath the import picture - if you click that button and then paste it in somewhere, it shows up as the link you are referring to:

this is the screen:
gyazo.com/802744974125f44da344…

and this is what the link looks like when you copy and paste, then submit the comment: 
Aayden 38827

It'll look like code to you, but when it is submitted it formats properly:
gyazo.com/3c5d93e5e58e7f26c538… 
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1horsegirl2003 Featured By Owner May 24, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Thank you so much! 
So it only works if you use the link on Tokotna then?
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AaydenSmith Featured By Owner May 24, 2019
Yep, and only from those buttons - copying the address bar link won't give you that particular code to make the name a link like that. C:
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1horsegirl2003 Featured By Owner May 24, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! Sounds good. Thank you so much again for your help >~<
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AaydenSmith Featured By Owner May 24, 2019
No problem~ 
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Bughnrahk Featured By Owner May 20, 2019
How do I apply tack and companions to my tokotas on tokotna? I've done it previously but now I'm having a brain fart or something because I can't figure it out! ;3; 
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Furreon Featured By Owner May 20, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tack apps are currently temporarily disabled on tokotna, so it's no wonder you're not finding it xD The Tack button would be next to the "Edit" and "Ownership" buttons normally. If you need to apply things you can use the regular bank thread over at Toko Tokens Bank - May 2019 [Open]. Once tack apps are back online on tokotna, there will be a news announcement about it~
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Bughnrahk Featured By Owner May 20, 2019
Oh, gosh orz  I thought that's where it was supposed to be! 

Thank-you! <3 I think I'll hold out until tack apps are back online. 
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TsonianFieldsRanch Featured By Owner May 20, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Does a Sikrinerks Stone allow you to use the BGs it gives on all your Tokotas, or only on one? I couldn't find that info and I was a little confused.
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Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner May 20, 2019
Just the once. think of it as any other decor item, it's personal to the Tokota it's applied to
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TsonianFieldsRanch Featured By Owner May 20, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Pineapple-Grenade Featured By Owner May 20, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Two questions :)
would i be able to draw my three tokos doing three seperate things in one image.. i was planning to do something kinda funny. Having my poor handler deal with one fishing toko, a running off/explorig toko and  a toko chasing a rabit into the brush 😂😂

second question, if i wrote a story for my picture are those counted as one activity/training? Or are they two separate things i can submit for hp?
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Silver-Panic Featured By Owner May 20, 2019
You may only do one activity per image. You can not have them doing multiple activites and expect it to be rolled for all of those things for different tokos. You are more than welcome to draw that image, but again, only one activity type may be rolled for.

In the HP calculator, if you write a story to go along with the image, you can select that in the calculator to have that count for HP, since you can not double dip for HP bonuses (ie, you already counted a handler for the image, you can not count the handler again for a bonus for the lit portion).
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Pineapple-Grenade Featured By Owner May 20, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Ah sorry! Realising id want clearification just to doubke check!

so i can draw three tokos, and it would count toward each of their personal hp journals. But i can only choose one to roll correct? :)
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Silver-Panic Featured By Owner May 20, 2019
Correct. However, only the one that is being rolled for can gain the activity HP bonus. The other ones can not.
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Pineapple-Grenade Featured By Owner May 20, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!

Also.. If I were to draw them, just to draw them... Would I gain HP too? Just not activity stuff?
Sorry if it's redundant! I really really appreciate all you guys do for answering all the same questions and such ;;
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Silver-Panic Featured By Owner May 20, 2019
You would get HP from whatever you draw from them. But, for the ones that are not being rolled as an activity, you would not gain the activity HP bonus for it.


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Pineapple-Grenade Featured By Owner May 20, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Pineapple-Grenade Featured By Owner May 20, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Tysm for you help!
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B3AR-CH13F Featured By Owner May 18, 2019  Student General Artist
How do I add companions through the tokotna site?
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Furreon Featured By Owner May 19, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tack applications (companions included) are currently disabled while the coder is working on fixing a few important things. So at this moment you can't add companions, tack or traits yourself via the site. If you need to apply something, you can use the application thread over at bank like before. Once tack apps are back online and available for everyone, there will be a news announcement in the group so be sure that you keep an eye out for that!
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B3AR-CH13F Featured By Owner May 19, 2019  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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StormSoulSeeker Featured By Owner May 7, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I gotta ask this before going ahead an doing things but is there a way to lease out your tokotas? As I am unable to work with my tokotas at the moment an don't want to get rid of her cuz when I do finally get free time I will still work on her.
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Silver-Panic Featured By Owner Edited May 7, 2019
The only leasing currently allowed is through tribes.
You can keep your Toko without getting rid of her - the group doesn’t reclaim Tokos when people don’t use them.
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StormSoulSeeker Featured By Owner May 7, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay I was just wondering
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Silver-Panic Featured By Owner May 7, 2019
Hey there! I see there was a small slip-up in what I said earlier; the group does not reclaim tokos from inactive players. Pesky keys must not have been pressed hard enough when that was sent. I do apologize about that~
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StormSoulSeeker Featured By Owner May 7, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its all good
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EverlastingStables Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2019
Probably a stupid question, but I'd like to know. Isn't there an item that you can use on a geno where you could add in a gene if one of the parents has it?
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Furreon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can add genes from the parents of the geno with PotA tokens. You gain one PotA token when you bring a tokota to alpha (PotA token = Passage of the Alpha token). With one token you can add or remove one gene that would've been possible in the original breeding. Restriction/extension genes require two tokens (for example if you wanted to add restricted lilac and the geno did not have lilac, you'd need 2 PotA tokens to add res lilac). Mutations cannot be added or removed with PotA tokens. You can read more about what other things you can do with PotA tokens here: Passage of the Alpha
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EverlastingStables Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2019
Are PotA tokens purchasable from players who have them?
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Furreon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No. The only way to get them is to get your own tokota to alpha. They aren't transferable, they are bound to the player who earned them.
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EverlastingStables Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2019
Otayz, thank you ^_^
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MeanCheen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, I'm once again in need of some expert advice!  I just recently got this boy Ghost von Behrig 290  He hasn't been bred in around three years, and I went through and meticulously found every single one of his existing offspring.  I was TOLD that he has been bred 15 times, have only been able to confirm 12, and he is NOT listed in the Lifetime Tokota Breeding Tracker.  Question is, there was mention that there was a "change" to the breeding system between the time he was last bred and now.  If that's the case should I still just assume all his Average slots have been used?  How do I get him added to the Lifetime Tracker?  Or is there a change that would effect him? 

Thanks for any help!!
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Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2019
If you could note the group with proof of these slots that have been used we can double check to see if they were used under the old system. If that's the case, that'll be why he's not on the lifetime tracker, so he generally won't get added until he's bred again (pretty sure, but a breeding admin will confirm for you)
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MeanCheen Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for pointing me in the right direction!  I noted the group with
both the old and my new trackers!  
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1horsegirl2003 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I apologize if this information can be found in one of the journals here~ (I’m new here- but I spent a solid 5 hours reading through information before requesting, true story xD)
But approximately how long does it take for a Geno request to be accepted or critiqued at the adoption center? It’s been about/a little over a week now and me and a friend still haven’t been gotten back to. Should we be concerned or have we done something wrong?
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AaydenSmith Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2019
Wait times are based on admin availability, and things will be gotten to as admins have time to process them. It looks like you posted in the right spot, so just hang tight until the admin in the area can process to your comment. <3
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1horsegirl2003 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright! Tysm!
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Feral-Ringo-Zebra Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2019
How do i use HP tokens in the bank?
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Fennarchy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2019
They can be applied when you submit your toko for heirarchy updates. There is a line in the form to apply them. 
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Feral-Ringo-Zebra Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2019
thanks!
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anigames01 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2019
Sorry if this is obviously stated somewhere, but I received a toko who is submissive, but after I drew her once she now has the HP to move up to Average. I understand that we have to provide the updated posture, but I don't know where to even begin. I wasn't given a file along with her and I have little/no confidence when it comes to drawing furry critters or complex designs for imports. Is there a place I can go to request it to be done for me? Is there somewhere that I can get simple steps to help me? I'm just kinda lost and stressed about it XD
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Fennarchy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2019
We currently do not have any resources that provide it, however, you are welcomed to submit a journal into the group or post an ad in the discord group. There are a usually a few players who are more than happy to do an update or help out. ^^ 
 
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