Just reached level 20, scoured the internet for answers to my questions, but everything seems out of date or to vague...Soo I'm turning to you fellow forum friends!
1. Where do I go to get my own chocobo?
2. Do they come in various colors?
3. Are there dyes for them if I don't like the color it turns out to be?
4. Some sources say they are faster than rented, some say they are slower, some say the same speed. Which is it?
Just got it last night. It will be different depending on what city you chose, but here is the plan.
Pick a grand company (from the three guys in fez hats). Now you can earn guild seals. You can build them up fast by going into an instanced dungeon (Halafell gave me a load of seals from just killing stuff) or you can do FATES and leves and turn in craft assignements at the guild counter in the home city if you want to go about it the slow way. Anyway, build up your seals to 2000. Then go to the grand company counter (I'm Ul'dah so I go to the Flames' counter) and select the guy that you would use to buy guild weapons and armor. He sells items as well. The chocobo ticket should be in there. Buy it for 2000 and bring it down the way to the Chocobo Handler to finish the quest.
The speed of the chocobo is similar to when you have "Sprint" up but it never wears off. And the great thing is that you can take them where you want, summon them anywhere, and jump with them, which are all things you can't do with a rented. Edited, Aug 26th 2013 9:15am by Valkayree