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Taming a Wild Tokota [OLD]

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 7, 2014, 10:25 AM




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. Taming is done at the risk of the handler, and can result in injury. The TCA takes no responsibility for these claims.



The Process


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 80% of the wild tokota must be depicted in order to be valid.
  • At least 80% of the handler must be depicted.
  • A 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).
  • 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


  • Must be at least 1200 words
  • Must be relevant to the taming/interacting process.
  • Your handler must be a significant part of the story.
  • In order to receive the pack mate bonus (below), 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


Some wilds have restrictions in which some bonuses will not work, so make sure to keep an eye out for that!

Automatic Bonuses


  • Up to -100 off the taming odds for completing ranks at the TCA Taming Academy.
  • 5% increased chance if another tokota from the pack is pictured (check this journal). This does not stack if you include 2+ members from the same pack. Wild Heart traited domestic Tokotas also do not stack with wild packmates and they have the same bonus.
  • -50 off the taming odds if a Mediator traited Tokota is pictured. This does not stack if you include 2+ Mediator traited Tokotas.
  • +5 onto the taming odds if a Peaceful Soul traited Tokota is pictured (the tokota must a tribemate). This does not stack if you include 2+ Peaceful Soul traited Tokotas. This unlocks after 5 taming entries have been completed.
  • 5% increased chance if you belong to a tribe with the taming benefit - you MUST link to the progress tracker/members list to show you are eligible for the benefits.
  • 2% 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, your own personal chances will improve 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 increasing at 1 out of 50.

Treats


Treats become available for use after you complete 5 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. (For example, if your odds are 1 out of 1000 and you add 1 treat, it will now be 2 out of 1000)
However, treats are considered locked until after you complete your 5th attempt for any tokota. Starting on your 6th entry, you may begin using treats. After all, a wild animal isn't going to accept treats from a strange human.

Home Cooked Treats can be used to increase your chances of taming! Max of 2 Home Cooked Treats per taming attempt. These treats take 50 off of a taming attempt and stop working at 1/100.

Treats are a little different than other bonuses, excluding the Peaceful Soul trait. They increase the first number of the taming odds. A tokota's taming chance is typically 1 out of a number. If you don't roll a 1, the taming fails (or a 1-6 with Peaceful Soul). You can use treats to take the range of success up to 11 (16 with Peaceful Soul). For example, if you applied 4 treats, you would need to roll 1-5 out of whatever the taming chances are to successfully tame the wild.

In order to apply treats and home cooked treats simply state whether they are stored in your bank or if you would like to purchase them. Please remember to list out the TT total so rollers can accurately deduct from your account.
If you are purchasing treats please note the amount and any discounts you have on your image as proof and if you are having someone transfer you treats to apply and they have not already been added to your account you may also ask them to comment on the image with the amount of treats they are applying.
However, keep in mind that you cannot apply treats to any taming attempt until you have attempted to tame a tokota 5 times(you may start using treats on your 6th attempt).



How to Submit


You may only submit one entry, per wild Tokota, daily. Each day starts at 6 PM EST, and only one entry may be submitted within a single day's time. Your entry must also be rolled before you may submit another entry.

In your entry 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:
Tribe (if your tribe has the 5% taming bonus):
Items or companions (if any):
Previous attempts (if any):



Then, submit it to the group gallery folder named after the ID of the wild Tokota you are attempting to tame. Your entry will be rolled/judged, and posted under the tokota's "Taming Wall". You should receive this notification in your mentions, with news of either failure or success. If you succeed in taming a wild tokota, it will belong to you, to breed, sell, name, etc. Personality, age, and height/weight information may not be changed.



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?


This is a somewhat controversial subject for some, but the short answer is yes, as long as the artist does not object. Remember, always be polite (whether you are the artist or the person that has tamed the tokota.) Using previous taming attempts for HP is a privilege and not a right, nor is it something you can demand. The group cannot prevent an artist from taking down / altering their work and people may have different reasons completely unrelated to bitterness/spite/etc for doing so in regards to their own non-commissioned work.

So long as the work remains uploaded/posted with the design of the wild Tokota, it can be used for HP, but it is not within the jurisdiction of the group to request that it be re uploaded or reverted otherwise.

How many times can I try to tame a tokota? Is there a limit for myself individually?


In general, you can try as many times as you'd like. There is no limit. However, please pay attention to the limits above, which is listed under 'How To Submit'.

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. Interaction levels may also be brought down by 5 HP every tier if you are a Master Handler. (See the TCA Taming Academy Journal for more information.)

Can we picture our handler with one of our already domesticated tokotas?


Yes, you may!

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


No, sorry! It must be your own work.

Why was my taming entry skipped!?


It could be several factors. First, make sure your entry is in the gallery and in the specific wild's folder. Second, if you applied treats, they should be in your bank or linked appropriately. Third, sometimes details outlined in this guide are missed, and the admins will notify you if any changes need to be made before the entry can be rolled.
If you believe that your entry was skipped, please wait a full 24 hours before noting the group.

Skin by Horsepoint and alexpeanut, paw icon by Kawiku, images by noebelle
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:iconminimakeshift:
MiniMakeshift Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh, it looks like several journals were deleted. do yall know about it?
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:iconcooki3wolf3:
cooki3wolf3 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, can you use a recently adopted Toko that isn't designed for taming? Thanks I have too many questions.
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cooki3wolf3 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok wait another question:
If a Toko didn't get taming attempts from anyone else, then whenever you submit say 8, do you get it after a certain amount of time? I have my eyes on those Tokos. I want a wild.
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cooki3wolf3 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Where do you submit it? Is it on the comments for the toko?
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:iconcooki3wolf3:
cooki3wolf3 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait nvm I found it
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okapiish Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
when will the taming process end for the current wild dire?
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:iconlittlekhajiit:
LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017
There is no set time. ;u; It will end when someone successfully tames him.
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Demnitate Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's a quick question (I'm curious). Alright, if, by some freak chance, you ended up taming both tokotas that were currently available, would you only be able to keep the first one that you actually submitted the picture for (or possibly the first one that was rolled), or would you be able to keep both?
I know this has very, very little chance of happening, but I just wanted to know if you guys have ever thought about it.
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HyenaCrowley Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017
Well, if someone is going for both tokotas and tames one, I simply auto fail their entry for the other. So they're not given a chance to roll a taming number on both. c: Since it's only me rolling one at a time, there's no possibility of them being rolled at the same exact time and both getting a taming number. I hope that makes sense!
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Demnitate Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep! That makes since ^^
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly on that :D
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Theravenist Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2017
[Nevermind] e,o
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Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
If there are no set restrictions on a wild Tokota, and I don't have any 'normal' Home Cooked Treats or Treats, could I use one of the newer crafted treats and toys in place of the normal things? (ex. Berry Bites and/or Soft Chew Stuffy?)
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:iconhyenacrowley:
HyenaCrowley Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
Yup! No restrictions is no restrictions. You can use any of the old or new treats/toys.
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:iconlittlekhajiit:
LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
If there's a Dis with no restrictions, can I use any Taco Bell to tame said Dis?
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:iconhyenacrowley:
HyenaCrowley Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
Tacobell + dew = 100% tame of said Dis.
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:iconlittlekhajiit:
LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
OH MAN. 8D I'm going to have to see if I can craft those. THANKS!
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:icondiscrete-disguise:
Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
Do I smell tacos? >:0
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:iconlittlekhajiit:
LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
YES.
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:iconanimeartist62:
animeartist62 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What does the score mean when you are trying to tame a tokota?
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Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017
If a Tokota's taming odds are 1/1,000 it's the number you rolled with your taming entry (you're aiming for a 1)
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MoonlightShadow6 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do not have a handler yet. Cai still join or not?
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
We do not have office handlers, are are free to participate with any handler, and often times, people will create one just on the spot for the image ^^
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MoonlightShadow6 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Can i use another member's handler or not? Because i cannot create one by myself (sorry not good at English) and i have not the points to ask someone to do it for me.
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
We don't track handlers at all, so I mean, I guess you can ask to use someone else's. You really do not have to put in any effort in the character. They can just be a person in jeans and a shirt you use once, they don't even have to be a be a person, a lot of people use anthropomorphic animals as handlers. 
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MoonlightShadow6 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can you reply me with a link of where do i have to submit it because i read the information many times but im still confused
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:iconteachmetolearn:
TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
The folders are not open right now, but you can find them in the gallery under taming
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:iconauroraursa:
AuroraUrsa Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Student Interface Designer
If I ask permission of the owner, can I use their Tokotas with the helpful traits to increase my chances?
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
i believe what you are talking about is leasing, which is not officially policed by the group. You can put an ad our looking for a tokota to lease, though the terms of the lease are between you and the owner
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Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner May 29, 2017
Yes. There are also a few tokotas that have a 'free use' comment from the owner on the imports of tokotas with traits that may increase your chances.
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AuroraUrsa Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Student Interface Designer
Thank you, any idea on where/how to find them?
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:icondiscrete-disguise:
Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner May 29, 2017
If you go to the totemspirit account, search the gallery using the search bar up top for the taming traits you would like to use. c: Not every tokota is listed for free use, so be sure to check and be sure first!
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AuroraUrsa Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Student Interface Designer
Thank you! Youre a huge help!
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Nightfall789 Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So is there an actual folder for the Tokota your trying to tame?
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tromacom Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it has the same name as the wild Tokota (eg WF80) and they're subfolders in the 'taming entries' folder
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Nightfall789 Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, I may be blind and i'm a bit of a newbie with this, but where can find the taming entries folder? Sorry for asking this if it's an obvious answer
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tromacom Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
If you go to the gallery and scroll down to find the 'taming entries' folder, all the folders will be in there
If you're submitting a piece you can either submit from the right folder, or add to the group from the deviant itself, in which case you'd scroll through the options until you find the right folder
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Nightfall789 Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! 
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okapiish Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So if I decide that I don't want to draw to tame one, I can do literature?
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:icondiscrete-disguise:
Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner May 14, 2017
Yes. You will have to follow the taming rules listed for literature, if you do lit.
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:iconokapiish:
okapiish Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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BuryTheMaid Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Student General Artist
How long are taming events open?
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:icondiscrete-disguise:
Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner May 7, 2017
Taming is open as long as there is a wild tokota up for taming. The event for each tokota ends when someone ends up taming them. New wilds coming out depends on admin availability.
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BuryTheMaid Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Student General Artist
OH okay that makes sense hah. Thank you!
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:icondiscrete-disguise:
Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner May 7, 2017
No problem! c:
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Grapevie Featured By Owner May 7, 2017
I was just wondering if it was one attempt a day in general or one attempt every day per tokota? ;v;
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tree-kangaroo Featured By Owner May 7, 2017
Per tokota. c: 
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Kayxer Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It says treats can only be applied on the 5th taming attempt.
Is that ALL treats or just normal treats?(basically does this rule apply to homecooked treats also?)

Second question, can both normal treats AND homecooked treats be applied in each image? Since they affect the odds in different ways?
Or can you only pick one?
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Brynakha Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Treats can only be applied after the fifth taming attempt, which means they can be applied on the 6th entry.
It only applies to normal treats, their variants in crafting, and Peaceful Soul.

Yes, they can both be applied in the same image.

I let ChaosFleck know too
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