After almost six thousand five hundred hours in the game, a Final Fantasy 14 player has been stunned to learn that he can rent Chocobos.
Yesterday, October 4th, the following tweet started gaining infamy amongst the Final Fantasy 14 community. The tweet comes from a user with what can only be described as a staggering number of hours in the game, and just discovered how to rent Chocobo Mounts for the first time.
TIL: Can you RENT CHOCOBO MOUNTS? You mean I didn’t have to RUN ALL THIS TIME!? 6.5k hours and how am I learning this? #FFXIV pic.twitter.com/2JJ0Ty1cgaOctober 5, 2022
The responses to the above tweet have the wider Final Fantasy 14 community stumped: some are wondering how this veteran couldn’t have come across the Chocobo feature earlier in the massive MMO, while others are now just discovering the feature for themselves.
For additional context, this Chocobo Mount rental feature was first added to Final Fantasy 14 in patch 1.19 back in 2011. This means that, yes, this is an absolutely old addition to the MMO, and the player in question has gone. for almost 6,500 hours without discovering it.
However, this is not the Chocobo Porter feature, as the Final Fantasy 14 player adds a follow up. cheep (opens in a new tab) for some additional clarification. Instead, this is the feature where you can rent your own Chocobo and guide it wherever you want, instead of being taken to a predetermined destination via the Chocobo Porter.
Admittedly, this alternate version would have been even more embarrassing if it were actually true. As it stands, this is more of a mind-boggling omission by the player in question. We hope you haven’t missed out on any other seemingly integral features of Final Fantasy 14 in its 6,500 hours of gameplay.
Tomorrow October 7 Final Fantasy 14’s gigantic 14-hour live stream will air worldwide, including a Live Letter From the Producer segment for patch 6.25.