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Final Fantasy XI

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Square-Enix
Developer: Square-Enix
Release Date: April 18, 2006 (US), April 21, 2006 (EU)

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Raise Your Own Chocobo in Next 'Final Fantasy XI' Update

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 12:54 p.m. PDT

In Final Fantasy XI you embark on numerous adventures through vast environments in Vana'diel: a persistent world with over a hundred areas to explore, ranging from mountains, forests, to oceans, castles, and dungeons.

Raising a Chocobo requires patient effort every day for a period of roughly one to three months. Not much time is required per day, however—much like gardening, even busy players can enjoy Chocobo raising!

Chocobos may differ in appearance and ability depending on how they are raised. So don’t be afraid to try new things, and raise a Chocobo that fits your own personal style!

Your first step is to acquire a Chocobo egg. Each egg is encoded with its own specific genetic information, and some players may come across an extremely rare variety…

Of course, you can’t raise a Chocobo in your Mog House (the moogles claim that they simply couldn’t put up with the stench and the mess). However, someone must take care of the Chocobo while you are away, so you must work together with the Chocobo stable employees in order to properly care for your Chocobo.

Chocobos are very delicate creatures. The love and care you give your Chocobo will have a major effect on its development. You should feed your Chocobo when it is hungry, and spend time with it when it is lonely.

Match up your Chocobo with another player’s Chocobo after they have reached a certain age, and you could end up with a new egg! The chick may look quite different from its parents…

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