The Stamina Bar

The Stamina bar you see instead of your health bar in chocobo racing warrants some discussion, because it’s a little deceptive.   First and foremost, there are many things which affect your stami...

Rough Terrain

Rough terrain refers to sections of track which force you to slow down some.   How much your are slowed down by them is determined by your chocobo’s Cunning attribute. Cunning also increases your...

The Lathered Threshold

The Lathered threshold refers to the specific speed level for which you are Lathered if you’re going faster than it, and not Lathered if you’re going slower than it. It’s primarily an important factor when cons...

Star Rating inheritance

Look at your current chocobo’s “Own” section. Notice how some of the star ratings are blue and some are red. Now notice how, in the “Parentage” section, the Male ones are blue and the Female ones are red. ...

Racing Tips

This post discusses a few tips to help you improve your racing performance a bit.   Item Doctoring Since NPC chocobos are so predictable, it’s occasionally possible to manipulate items using a tec...

NPC Chocobos

This post discusses a few things that it’s handy to know about NPC chocobos when racing.   General AI Behavior All AI-controlled chocobos have several tendencies worth noting. First, NPC chocob...

Rank-Ups: Attribute Gains

You may have noticed that your chocobo’s attributes don’t always grow the same. While it’s unlikely, it’s even possible that you may have had a chocobo grow in such a way that they end up with a higher point to...