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#1 Sep 21 2009 at 10:24 PM Rating: Decent
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So I've heard chocobos will be part of FF XIV but will have a new role compared to the one they've fulfilled in past games.

Taking into account what developers have said about the new weapon system where "jobs" will be implemented through the use of weapons rather than classes, I got to thinking on a possible use for chocobos other than transportation. If the class system will be mostly dependent on weapons and we'll be able to change classes-weapons on the fly that means that we'll have to carry a lot of equipment. This leads me to believe that chocobos might be our "gobbie bag" in which we will store weapons and armor (items too i guess) in order to make the armory system effective. Space might not be unlimited but I think it should be bigger than the starter bag in FF XI; quests to increase its size might be possible too.

Where I got the idea was from the trailer for the game, specially the part where you see the three adventurers walking towards the edge of the cliff. Notice that they are indeed not ridding chocobos; however the galka is pulling a chocobo which is carrying a big bag and various weapons.

This is just a thought of mine and we will know know the truth when the game comes out but still I think it's still a decent idea even if it ends up not being true. What do you guys think about this subject do you have over theories about the new role of chocobos?
#2 Sep 21 2009 at 11:00 PM Rating: Good
It'll probably be like the car trunk in Fallout 2. You can hold a ton (but not an unlimited amount) of stuff in the chocobo's pack, but you can't take it with you everywhere.

At least, that's how I'm hoping it'll work... as long as no one else can take your stuff...
#3 Sep 22 2009 at 12:16 AM Rating: Good
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Chocobo raising/breeding/racing would be nice.

Preferably if you get to ride the birds in the race yourself..
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#4 Sep 25 2009 at 1:14 AM Rating: Decent
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The choco on this picture has some stuff packed on his back.
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8872/captureza.jpg

Edited, Sep 25th 2009 5:14am by Yzn
#5 Sep 25 2009 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
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CHOCOBOOOOOOOUUUUUUU KNIGHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTUUUUUUUU



Chocobo Knights, while generally useless in former games, are a fucking awesome idea and could be fun if properly implemented into an MMO.



Edit for more silly Japanese shenanigans.

Edited, Sep 25th 2009 12:02pm by Zackary
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#6 Sep 25 2009 at 8:55 AM Rating: Good
It worked for RO:
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Edited, Sep 25th 2009 12:59pm by shintasama
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#7 Sep 25 2009 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
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lol! nice pic Yzn i specially like the arrows and circle pointing out the satchel. You have insured that no one will miss it ^ ^
#8 Sep 25 2009 at 11:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Maybe it will be a mobile inventory to take the place of the Mog house/safe. Since there have been no mention of Moogles as yet...
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#9 Sep 26 2009 at 2:08 AM Rating: Default
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Holyterra wrote:
Maybe it will be a mobile inventory to take the place of the Mog house/safe.


No thanks this sounds horrible imo just keep them as our rides.
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#10 Sep 26 2009 at 4:12 AM Rating: Decent
chocobos joisting!
#11 Sep 26 2009 at 6:30 AM Rating: Decent
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They have said that the birds will have some new features. And, their use as mules seems likely, especially since equipment and weapons have such a focus. Perhaps, you can breed a chocobo that is better at riding, another that can carry a heavier inventory, etc...

Moogles will be around in some form. Maybe, the 12 gods they keep mentioning will be moogles. All hail our moogle overlords. ;)
#12 Sep 26 2009 at 2:43 PM Rating: Decent
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The trailers of FFXIV show you riding in a big flying tower that shoots fireballs fighting other big flying machines.


Chances are there will be guildleves where everyone is riding chocobos to accomplish something like "protect the caravan" or "raid the outpost"
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