This is what I discovered about chocobo levelling:
7784 coerthas spot chain 7
7000 north of wineport spot
17040 quarrymill chain 18
for the test of 10:00 minutes, and the setup of 4+4, we were able to gain 7,784 chocobo experience points at the coerthas levelling site, bottom left corner with lvl 48 willow-wisp type mobs, with a max of chain 7. After 7, the relapse for the next respawn would kill the chain, despite our kill speed.
with the test of 10:00 minutes, and the setup of 4+4, we were able to gain exactly 7,000 chocobo experience points at the wineport levelling spot, north and east of wineport, in the location with lots of human-like looking mobs and machines. At that time, it was not noticed what chain was the maximum.
with the test of 10:00 minutes, and the setup of 4+4, we were able to get exactly 17,040 chocobo experience points at the quarrymill location, south and east of quarrymill, mostly through focusing solely on water elementals. Because water elementals have a higher base experience points, the chocobo experience points were helped through this as well. Additionally, we were able to gain a chain 18 as the maximum longest chain during this 10:00 minute duration. Splitting the party in 2 and having 1/2 focus on bugs and the other 1/2 focus on elementals is helpful, but only so far as to actually ensure all elementals are dead. (IE: it would be better to have 1 on bugs and 3 on elementals if that is what it took to clear elementals 100% all the time)
We did visit the FATE chocobo levelling spot near Northern Thanalan / Blue Fog, but we did not conduct an exact 10:00 test, so our subjective feeling that we weren't getting as much is not as accurate as the above information.
Has anyone else done any exact testing on this subject?? Most of the responses in this thread are quite vague. Would be nice to have some more exact math/science behind some of the wording. Where is VZX from ffxi when you need him!!!! (?) (lol, I was 1/2 joking, if you missed it)
Edit: Oops! Necrobump! Please let me know (send me a message) if I should make a new thread because of how much older the other posts are.
Edited, Mar 1st 2014 6:49pm by Shannonrunner
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