Just tamed a level 122 on Dead Island no kibble and only a few narcs on me. Had to fight off a scorpion and a sabertooth to keep from it waking up. As the tame was close to finishing I was attacked from behind by two scorpions and they knock me out. As I'm getting attacked by them and I am sure that I am a goner, the raptor tames, gets the them off of me, and kills both of the scorpions. I wait in horror as my consciousness returns, hoping that I am not going to die to a patrol. I didn't, and I turn around and see a Rex almost close enough to aggro me. I put my raptor on follow ran to my raft, and escaped the island as the Rex was chasing me. I named him Saving Grace on the way back, but as I am passing the swamp, a sarco attacks my raft. It knocks my beloved raptor off, and it was swarmed by the sarco and a group of megapiranha. I try to call it to follow, and it dies almost instantly. I am utterly devastated and heartbroken...... :'((
If you want a quick level up, make a wooden cage (it's one thing) and lead an alpha towards it. Stand behind it and let it walk in, it won't be able to escape. Just close the door, and slingshot it until dead. Only, you need to level up your stamina and speed if you want to make it to the cage. Sounds kinda hard, but it's really easy, even if your a new player.
Bola it, tranq it, have narcotics and meat,and it's good to go
If not then you're dead before it started
Tip: try to see it before it sees you, then bola from as far as possible and keep doing the two one ratio of two tranqs one bola until it's out, and keep an eye on the health as you may(probably not) kill it.
Make sure to scope it out BEFORE attempting to kill or tame. If you enter an area that you saw it previously and no longer see it it may have hid to pounce on you. They can and will sneak behind you and surprise attack you. Make sure you see it from outside of its detection range, prepare a bola, get close enough to bola it, and then pelt it with a couple tranq arrows. DO NOT turn your Dino’s on peaceful until AFTER you’ve bolaed it. If it sneaks up on you or another one sneaks up on you the only way your getting out of a pounce attack is with Dino support. These are great hunters and defenders but that means that when taming there must be extra caution and your eyes but always be on them in the taming process. It’s an easy bola and two tranqs but they are crafty and will ese you alive if you do it wrong.
I am having a very hard time taming a Raptor right now because when I bolla it as soon as I hit or shoot it it escapes the bola and attacks me normally killing me even when it has ten bolas around it’s legs so The only way I am able to tame it is by standing on rocks and shooting at it from there . I am playing on an island by myself at the easy level if that helps.
Try to stay in flat open land, this allows you to easily snare the raptor with a bola. Approach slowly until it runs straight at you then throw the bola at it. Once hit with the bola you can easily KO it using any method you choose.
Use parasuar kibble for faster and higher level tames if possible since you need less than 30 kibbles for a perfect 100+ level tame. It may also be easier at lower levels since gathering meat can sometimes be difficult and parasuars are easy tames.