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. ...

Endgame Builds

This post details a few so-called “endgame” racing chocobo builds that have been found to work well, by myself or by others. This entire post is my personal opinion, and you are encouraged to challenge it, test...

Breeding Strategies

What would chocobo breeding be without the legendary chocobo inbreeding? This post discusses the pros and cons of deciding when to start inbreeding your chocobos to improve your star ratings, rather than suffer...

The R-300 Class

This post discusses the fairly substantial changes that occur in R-300, the highest class currently available in chocobo racing in FFXIV. If you’ve already done a lot of racing in R-300, you can probably skip t...

Changes in the Game

This post touches briefly on a few important ways in which the chocobo racing minigame changes as you get up towards the maximums of attributes and start racing in R-300.   Choco Dash Gets Worse I...