Taming a Wild Tokota

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 27, 2017, 9:18 PM


Taming a tokota is a dangerous, and delicate business. Due to a high concentration of domesticated blood in certain overpopulated wild packs, the TCA and local authorities have allowed the taming of certain individuals.





The Process

Taming - WM146 - Day 2 by Dunrosiel


The Wild tokotas gallery folder includes all of the current and past wild tokotas. The currently available tokotas are listed in the Wild Packs journal. These are the tokotas available to tame.

Each of these individuals may be tamed by anyone, be it member or newbie. You do not need to own a tokota in order to tame. If the tokota is not on the journal, it is not available. This journal will be updated when new wilds arrive and are released. The wild tokotas will be available for view for around 24 hours before they are available for taming.

To tame a tokota, you must submit a taming piece featuring the wild tokota and a handler of your choice.

Requirements


Art


You must draw your handler interacting with the Tokota in some way. Some easy examples are approaching the wild tokota, observing it from a distance, following its pack, getting close/offering food or treats, etc.
  • At least 75% of the wild tokota must be depicted in order to be valid.
  • At least 75% of the handler must be depicted.
  • A semi-complex background is required (it doesn't have to be extremely fancy, but more than just ground shapes/blobs/gradients). You may not have large blank spaces where there is no color/shading/difference in tone. This generally means you must have 3-4 elements for your background.
  • Black and white images, as well as color-palette-themed images are permitted; however, they must be sufficiently detailed and the tokota's individual markings must be discernible without difficulty. Comic-style B&W images are also allowed if they use enough variation in values to illustrate each marking.
  • The Tokota is wild. Taming entries cannot take place indoors, in major cities, etc; please try to keep in mind where the tokota would be found in the wild!


Literature


  • :new: Must be at least 1000 words
  • Must be relevant to the taming/interacting process.
  • Your handler must be a significant part of the story. (Mentioned by name or nickname at least 7 times)
  • In order to receive the pack mate bonus (or any other bonus involving another tokota), you must also include it as a significant part of the story.


Entries are rolled 100% randomly, with only the addition of certain bonuses below. Please read pack information for setting, as it will vary with the pack the wild tokota travels with.

Keep in mind that some tokotas have a fairly low chance of being caught, so this may take several tries. You are welcome to retry as many times as you'd like, however you must mind the restrictions found under the section 'How To Submit'.



Increasing Your Chances

Totem: Hyena by TokoTime


Automatic Bonuses


A few wilds have specific restrictions listed on their imports that list if some bonuses will not work, so make sure to keep an eye out for that!
  • -10, -25, -50 and -100 to the taming odds depending on your rank at the TCA Taming Academy.
  • Hyena Totem grants -50 to your odds.
  • Wild heart tokotas provide a 5% increased chance when pictured. Alternatively you can draw another currently wild tokota from the same pack for this bonus. They do not stack.
  • -50 off the taming odds when a tokota with the Mediator trait Tokota is pictured or -60 if they are Mediator II. Only one can be used.
  • +5 onto the taming odds if a Peaceful Soul traited Tokota is pictured (the tokota must be your own). It doesn't stack with more peaceful souls. This unlocks after 5 taming entries have been completed, and is a unique trait, meaning that it can only be passed down from another peaceful soul.
  • 5% increased chance if you belong to a tribe with the taming benefit - you MUST link to your tribe's tokotna to show you are eligible for the benefits.
  • :new: 5% increased chance for newbies. (If you own 0 uploaded tokotas and 0 genotypes.)


Increased Chances With Each Entry


Every time you submit a taming picture for a wild tokota, the overall odds go down by -50 for that specific tokota. (For example, if the tokota's odds are 1 out of 1000, it would be 1 out of 950 with the next picture, and so forth.) Odds will stop at 1 out of 50.

Treats


Treats become available for use on the 6th taming attempts for any tokota. Treats are used to increase your chances of taming! Max of 10 treats per taming attempt. These treats add 1 to your chance of taming.
:new: For bonded tokotas who chose the Baker trait, they can substitute up to 3 Treats. This can't make the treats go over the 10 treat maximum.
For reference, If your odds are 1 out of 1000 and you add 10 treats, it will now be 11 out of 1000. If you have a Peaceful Soul and add 10 treats, it would be 16 out of 1000.
Normal treats are purchasable for 500 TT each in the trading post, but there are several alternatives that can be crafted.
Treats:
Treats by TokoTime Sweet Pumpkin Treat by TokoTime Red Currant Candy Treats by TokoTime Black Currant Candy Treats by TokoTime Berry Bites by TokoTime Fishy Crackers by TokoTime Honey Spice Treat by TokoTime Chicken Strips by TokoTime Honey Cured Nibblers by TokoTime

Home Cooked Treats/Taming Toys


Home Cooked Treats are a special type of treat that function differently to regular treats. They can be used to increase your chances of taming! There is a max of 2 Home Cooked Treats per taming attempt. These treats take -50 off of a taming attempt and stop working at 1/100. Home Cooked Treats can be used starting on your first attempt. All of these treat types are craftable.
Home cooked treat/Toy types:
Home Cooked Treats by TokoTime Leather Tug Rope by TokoTime Large Tokota Fetcher by TokoTime Small Tokota Fetcher by TokoTime Soft Chew Stuffy by TokoTime Stiff Chew Stuffy by TokoTime Small Raw Hide Chew by TokoTime Large Raw Hide Chew Toy by TokoTime Leather Chew Toy by TokoTime


In order to apply treats and home cooked treats you must link your tokotna account with the treats in your bank.



How to Submit


You may submit only one entry for every day that the wild Tokota has been available. You may make up those days that you missed with one taming entry per days missed, but has a cap of 5 a day per tokota. All attempts must be commented separately or you'll be asked to re-post to the next day.

Submit your entry by commenting on the correct open day's thread  of the wild Tokota you are attempting to tame. When it is time to roll all entries for that 'day,' a new comment will be posted by an admin that signals a number of things:
  • Closes that 'day,' barring entries from being submitted late or while the taming admin is rolling.
  • Opens entries for the next 'day,' which will be judged in approximately 24 hours.



In your entry comment or deviation description, you must include the following information:

Wild tokota's reference sheet: (link or thumbnail)
Nicknames used for the Tokota: (if the entry is literature)
Handler name or nicknames used: (if literature)
Tribe: (Link tribe's tokotna, PLEASE DO NOT LINK IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE TAMING BONUS.)
Tokotas with taming traits: (Link their tokotna and state what bonuses they provide)
Items: (if any, please note normal treat types can't be used until the sixth attempt onwards)
Tokotna Account: (for TCA rank/Hyena totem or adding items)
Previous attempts: (if any, must be numbered in order)



EXAMPLE FORM


Wild tokota's reference sheet: Valente WM138
Nicknames used for the Tokota: Valente, Val
Handler name or nicknames used: Hassian, Hass
Tribe: Asgardsreien Domain's Tokotna Link
Tokotas with taming trait/companion: Lucius 23238 - Peaceful Soul, Mediator II, Wild Heart
Items: x10 Fishy crackers
Tokotna Account: PaintedHyena's Tokotna Profile - TCA Rank 5
Previous attempts:
1. <link>
2. <link>
3. <link>

If you succeed in taming a wild tokota, it will belong to you, to breed, sell, name, etc. It is completely yours and you can change anything.



FAQ


I've tamed a wild Tokota; can I use the taming attempts of other members for HP after the appropriate interaction level has been met?


You can, however it is considered polite to ask the artist and be understanding if they say no. The group cannot prevent an artist from taking down / altering their work but the art can't be re-used for another function because art is only allowed one activity in the group.

How many tokotas can I try to tame at once?


You can try for as many tokotas times as you'd like in a round as you like.

I tamed a tokota this round, can I tame another?


In order to keep things fair for everyone, you may only tame one tokota per round. Additionally, you may not tame a tokota in the very next round. :new: In the case of collaborating, if your collaborator was lucky enough to tame a tokota, they may still collaborate with you on the next round, however they may not enter themselves for the tokota.

What if I need entries for TCA Taming Academy or need HP for the Hyena totem but I can't tame this round or don't want one of the current wilds?


You may always do taming entries and specify that you want them to be auto failed. The entries will still count toward your required taming attempts for your TCA level, as long as the minimum requirements for a normal taming attempt are met.

Will it be just like any other domesticated tokota, in terms of how I can use it once it has been successfully tamed?


Yes, but the interaction level will factor in.

Can I commission someone to tame a tokota for me? Or collab with someone?


:new: You can't commission taming entries, but collabs are allowed. However the attempts only count for the person posting them and can't be used by two people. The person who tames the tokota is the one posting. Each entry can still only be used for one wild, collabing won't allow you to add another. The same goes for TCA Academy. In the case of owner-only traits like peaceful soul or taming items, they have to belong to the person posting to function.

Why was my taming entry skipped!?


If you believe that your entry was skipped, wait about an hour before noting the group. Sometimes things are just missed. Please also ensure that you posted your attempts in the right place!

Skin by Horsepoint and alexpeanut, paw icon by Kawiku, images by noebelle
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:iconmoonlightwalk:
moonlightwalk Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a reason why greyscale can be used normally but not here? Curious why it's cool for activities, etc. but not here
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XSilentStatic Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, when you get your Taming score, is it better if you get a low number score or a high number score? (i.e a score of 50 or a score of 550?)
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PaintedHyena Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018
Only time it matters is if you hit a taming number! Without treats that number is a 1. Otherwise it doesn't matter what you get. :)
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puppied Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018
i want to tame WF118 what should i do?
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Tielie135 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
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seafang13 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
    How do I know when a new wild Tokota is out for teaming?
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Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018
Sometimes there are News Updates, but most of the time the Wild Packs Information journal link at the top of this journal is updated, and the update is pushed out to notifications. Be sure to follow Tokotas and TotemSpirit for those notifications! <3
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seafang13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
okay! thank you
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SquigletKing Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018
So when you all say 
"semi-complex background is required and the image needs to have color (it doesn't have to be extremely fancy, but more than just ground shapes/blobs/gradient)."
Can it be like the following BELOW or does it have to have color, color..?
[RoF] night skys -
(PS: Due to the incorrect stuff on my laptop i'm not able to draw anything too dermadic.. so I draw all tokota stuff on paper... IF I have to I can break into the colored pencils. but i'm no good shading with colored pencils?)
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Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018
You need to have actual color, not black and white. The example you gave would count in HU and activities, but not for taming.
You don't have to shade, either! Eyes 
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SquigletKing Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
Ok. Thank you
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Wolfs-hunt1 Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
When using treats, if we use ten in one image and ten in the next will it stack? Like will it be 20/1000? Or will it not go higher than 10/1000? Sorry if it's a silly question
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Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner May 20, 2018
Treats do not stack for the next image. Treats are used per image. So if you use ten treats, your chances will be 11/whatever the toko's chances you're going for are. Your chances cannot go higher than the 11/???, or whatever the max is with treats, unless you have a Peaceful Soul traited tokota.
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Wolfs-hunt1 Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
OK, thank you
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Vaemi Featured By Owner May 16, 2018   Traditional Artist
Do you have to stick with the same handler with every taming attempt you submit for a toko? I have several handler characters, and it sometimes takes me a while to figure out which ones work with which pups. I was thinking about switching the handler I'm using for the current taming process, but I'm not sure if it's allowed or not. I don't want to submit attempt 7 with a different handler and then be told it's not allowed! D:
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PaintedHyena Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
You can use any handler at any point :3
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Vaemi Featured By Owner May 16, 2018   Traditional Artist
Okay, awesome! I shall remember that for future attempts :3 Thanks for the reply!
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NativeWolf330 Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can the various kinds of treats be used together?  For example can I use 10 treats and 2 home cooked treats for the same entry?
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PaintedHyena Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
Yes you can! But only on or after the 6th taming attempt. cx
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Axewolfmay Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Student General Artist
Are there ANY wild tokos availabe at this time? I'd like to try to tame one as my very first tokota :3
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actually-a-dog Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Hey there!
It looks like you've been commenting around Tokotas looking for your first Tokota. 
There are a few ways you can get one - but there are currently NO wilds up to tame, and NO TCA tokotas available to try for either. 

If you really do want a Tokota - you can head over to the Adoption center and look through the available ones there. 
It's best if you read through all of the rules there as well, or else getting your first Tokota is going to be a bit rough. So head here: Adoption Center - Open

Now, if you aren't interested in any there, you can head over to our advertisements folder for Tokotas for sale here: Tokotas For Sale

Lastly, if you're new, please read through this journal here: Newbie Resources and Getting Started

It's imperative that you read through the rules to understand what you need to do in order to get a Tokota and participate in the group. 
If you find yourself still confused or unsure of what to do next, you can reply to me here - or join our Discord server and ask other members for help. 
But please be mindful commenting around on different Tokotas or journals doesn't help you get a Tokota - following the links and directions an admin gives you will!
We are here to help and want you to get your first Tokota and become a part of the community! 
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Axewolfmay Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! I've been around for a little bit and have already applied for a possible tokota pup in the adoption center, I'm just a little anxious and impatient... I'm sorry if I have bothered anyone to such an extent, I just really truly love this group! (That sounds childish but it's true :3)
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actually-a-dog Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
You haven't bothered anyone at all!
We just really want to help, and direct you to the right places to get your Tokota. 
I'm actually in charge of the Adoption Center, - and you'll be getting a Tokota you applied for tonight sometime c: I can promise you that!
And it's not childish at all, me, every other admin, and every other member wouldn't be here if we didn't love this group too haha!
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Axewolfmay Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Student General Artist
I'm so excited to be part of this group and talk to you and any other admin I can, and most of all I'm excited to hopefully get a tokota pup sometime! Thank you so, so much for letting me know all of this. I'll re-read through the Newbie guidelines just to make sure I can get things correct for my first possible tokota!
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United-ARPG Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like the Wild Tokotas Packs journal is missing or deleted
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lightningspam Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Do you mean this journal? :0
Wild Packs [Jan-Apr 2018]
It shows fine for me. :000
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Weidenlied Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I was wondering how long these daily taming things are meant to run? Just, you know, after some
22 days, I'm running out of ideas ;.; Is there some sort of time limit, or do we keep taming until
someone makes it?
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BitteRPG Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Better not leave those akotas running wild, so you guys must keep trying until they are tamed ;3
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Weidenlied Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh goody...
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Lurhstaap Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
Is it possible to try to tame more than one wild Tokota at a time? Does winning one influence your chances of winning the other? That is, let's say I make taming entries for two different wild Tokotas and continue trying to tame both over the next few days. Eventually, I win one of them. Do I need to stop trying to tame the other one? Are my odds of taming the other one reduced if continuing is even allowed? Relatedly, after taming a wild Tokota, are you barred from taming another one for any period of time? 
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TokotasofPineRidge Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You may certainly try to tame more than one Tokota at a time, however, if you tame one, you cannot tame another in the current batch of wilds. The cool down period only lasts for 1 additional round (so if you tamed a Tokota from this round of wilds, you couldn't tame an additional one from this round or the next round) but you could enter the round after that. 
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Lurhstaap Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
OK. Thank you! I know the odds are against me, with no treats or TCA taming levels or anything, but I gotta try. Cupid and Lemmitty are -gorgeous-. 
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magikwolf Featured By Owner Edited Jan 31, 2018  Professional Artist
What does that score that's received after the pic is rolled go towards ?

And does the TCA rank bonuses stack with Tribe taming bonus (and with PL members) ?
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Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018
The score you receive doesn't go toward anything. That's what you rolled for your taming entry! (You want to roll a 1 to win, or 1-11 when treats are allowed. Any other number is a loss.)

TCA rank stacks with Tribe taming bonus, yes.
PL does not have a taming bonus any longer (that was changed back whenever faction bonuses were changed, anyhow! Sometime in the middle of last year is when that happened).
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magikwolf Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Professional Artist
Oh ok and oh yea, I forgot about the bonus change. ^ ^
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Lurhstaap Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Professional General Artist
I got a 404 on the Wild Packs journal... does this mean there are currently no wild Tokotas available to try to tame, or is there an error somewhere?
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Lurhstaap Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Professional General Artist
Must be my machine in some way. I tried the link at the top and the same link from a couple other journals and it was dead each time. No idea. Thanks!
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Koevr Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Odd. o.O They seem to be working okay for me in various places. But would you mind linking me the journals where it's not working for you?? ;u; I can see if perhaps the links are broken or old. <3
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Lurhstaap Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Professional General Artist
The link at the top of this page works today. So I'm going to assume it was my computer getting its head stuck up its own... You know. XD Thanks though! 
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Shibasi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Is there a HP bonus for taming images for other tokotas included?
(like rites and shows have a +2 - is there one for taming?) :)
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Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
as in a bonus like rites/shows/activities, no, there is no hp bonus. ;u;
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Shibasi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Ah ok thank you!
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CoastHarbour Featured By Owner Edited Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I wanted to include a Mediator tokota in a taming entry, does that Tokota have to be uploaded or is it okay to use one that’s approved in DC but awaiting upload?
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PaintedHyena Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018
Sorry, but the Tokota needs to be uploaded! <3 
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Blgodwin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
If I manage to tame one tokota from this batch, would that prevent me from taming another one in the same batch? I really like Panther and Omen ;0;
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PaintedHyena Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018
Yes, if you tame one you can't tame another this batch or the next! <3
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Blgodwin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
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PaintedHyena Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018
No problem, and good luck!!
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