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New Guide

Well, I finally had both the motivation and free time to develop a meaningful guide. I hope the newly developped guide is one that can be appreciated. There is still quite a lot of clean-up left to do, however, since some sections were just copied from an old section and don't quite provide as much detail as a guide really should. This is a big change from the past, where the guide was basically the exact same thing as the point-and-fact Chocobo Raising page. Namely, I've classified the basic chocobo archtypes and provided a guide on exactly how to raise your chocobo towards them. Food effects and abilities are things which can use some more work. --Starlocke 13:21, 23 January 2007 (EST)
"Male or Female? If you care which gender your chocobo ends up being, once it hatches, you might like to know that it seems very hard to actually get new eggs to be the other gender in the event that your first one turns out to be a disappointment to your expectations."
This is not true, it's just totally random, plain and simple. If you're getting the same gender a couple times in a row, that's just bad luck. I havent seen any evidence that one gender appears more than the other. Tahngarthor 22:12, 15 March 2007 (EDT)

I don't think we have enough data to proof either way and that sentences isn't from me, but I got three females from bought eggs on one character and two on the other, the third bought egg turned out to be male, but that was after I had a bred male in the line.
And with breeding one can greatly influence the chances for a specific gender, although it isn't 100% either (Out of about five chocobos especially bred for gender only one was the gender).
I have the slight feeling that the "gender doesn't change" might be somewhat true for bought eggs without another gender being raised by the character. We would need someone who raises nothing but bought eggs for that theory to be tested. --Samsara 09:19, 16 March 2007 (EDT)
I myself have raised 4 egg chocobos, 2 were male 2 were female. Tahngarthor 10:27, 16 March 2007 (EDT)

Chocobo Breeding

I would like to know if it is impossible to breed a chocobo after it auto-retires on day 129.

No, it's just as breedable as if you retired it sooner. To get a chococard for breeding, trade your VCS registration card from the retired chocobo to a chocobo trainer. Tahngarthor 22:10, 15 March 2007 (EDT)

Feeding Strategies

I don't think the "feed all kinds of carrots with basic care" idea will be effective, and here's why: Vomp Carrots raise the physical attributes, yes, but they also lower the mental attributes; and vice versa with the Zegham Carrots. Thus, feeding both these two should cancel out and you wont see any gains at all except from the carrots at all. *edit* Additionally, which greens you feed your chocobo does matter- If the chocobo likes a particular one, it will "gobble it up in one gulp" and it has a greater effect on its affection than if you use a different kind. Tahngarthor 10:31, 16 March 2007 (EDT)

I agree with you.
There are many questionable things in the guide that are presented as fact and as the best method to (Do we now for sure, that the carrots have a big enough effect over the bonus one gets from max affection and high level guides). I for one don't like the Daily Care section and many other sections look more like guess-work presented as truth.
I think the guide needs a major overhaul and should hark back to the basics on "how to" and what to expect. Not to mention that some people seem to add their results and opinions just into the guide (which in itself isn't a problem, but it shouldn't be presented the way it is).
Unfortunately I don't have time to work on that (besides the fact that I changed to German language). --Samsara 11:01, 16 March 2007 (EDT)
The advice about not feeding Zegham carrots to "racer" chocobo is completely wrong in that, most will want to have discernment and receptivity to actually *learn* abilities before they begin training physical attributes. Most of this section is egotistical guesswork at best. Also, for those of us who are more advanced, our chocobo are being born with attributes, in which case, Zegham and Vomp carrots are horrible feed with their negative effects on opposite stats. Many now would argue that affection food is best with rigorous training. All of these techniques are valid even on just one chocobo (exception for contradictory foods or training) now, depending on what stage of growth it is in. A guide like this, depending on the server economy, could end up wasting millions of gil and months of time. Daily care most especially needs some real information.
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