Tusoteuthis taming broken
So. Someone found a 145 tusoteuthis on the PVE server I play on. Excited, I bring my turtles and my ally brings his. We have everything ready. The tuso grabs the turtle with my ally on it. I swim up to it and get greeted with "tusoteuthis does not want to be tamed right now". While it's grabbing the turtle.
Confused, we try again, and after another failure we conclude that maybe it has to be a turtle from my tribe. It doesn't work. Tusoteuthis can not be tamed with turtles. So I use the next best thing, my mosasaur. I'm excited! It works and i can get my mosa free for a second attempt. It is extremely irritating to get to the tuso's mouth: it flails all over the place, pulls itself to the mosa so you clip through it, get blocked by tentacles making it extremely difficult to reach the mouth.
At the third feeding, however, the tuso did not feel like being fed, even though it has a grab on my mosa. Not only that, but apparently, while grabbing a tame, it can use tentacle slap so it makes sure to break your scuba tank when you swim up to it's mouth. Yes that's correct: it still attempts to hit you and in fact spins around so to hit you, all the while holding your tame. The closest comparison to this behaviour is that it looks like it's trying to beat me with my mosasaur. So now I'm dead and my mosa is grabbed.
Thanks to very friendly people I manage to swim back, only to find that the mosa has become ethereal. Visible, yet unmountable, cannot interact with it and invisible to wilds. Upon relogging it's gone. Not dead in tribe log. But this is another issue entirely than the post.
In conclusion, normally I am not a salty person but when the official strategy to do something doesn't work you have to wonder what's going on. If turtles were simply useable like they should I wouldn't have this issue.