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    My 4-star stamina Pedigree 6 bird is getting a +3 bonus to grade 1 stamina food. Looks like it keeps going up. Also getting +2 on 1star at this rank.

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    couple questions to clarify for myself...

    1. i can use a briar and hit everyone with it but no one gets the effect, yet i am in it less than moment and get completely knocked out of a race. when is it actually activated?
    2. is there a speed burst timing thing to do at the start of a race like in mario kart? like you time your start to get a quick boost? i ask because i tend to notice if i hold accelerate down before the race starts, he will start as lathered in most cases.
    3. does cornering even matter? if i run a race in the far left lane, middle lane, and far right lane, is it the same distance? or should i be cutting corners some?

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    1. Briar activates when the actual thorns grow, not when the graphic starts spreading out.
    2. No. Anyone launching quickly either has the Head Start passive or is using one of the Choco Dashes.
    3. Cornering matters. Holding inside lines will give you a lead over those taking outside edges on turns, but unless you have high cunning, you'll lose a bit of speed from rapidly changing lanes.

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    Since I see people mentioning bonuses to stats and such, I figure it's worth linking these:

    http://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/commen...eedingraising/

    And especially this:
    http://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/commen...rowth_indepth/

    The TL:DR is basically that grade 1/2/3 food simply give 1/2/3% of your max stat, and that any occasional bonus is because of the floating decimal.

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    My P5 came out with;

    Speed; 4* (3/4)
    Accel; 4* (4/2)
    Endur; 4* (1/4)
    Stam; 3* (3/2)
    Cunn; 2* (2/4)

    Pretty nice RNG on this one cause there were a few 1*s in the coverings parents, only one of which made it into it's DNA. Choco Calm 3 restores some nice stam(10%~) but meh on the abilities that require someone to enfeeble you. Hopefully I get a good ability to pass on.

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    sprint ability so OP btw, having a hard time catching players who have it, even though I know my Choco is prolly better. (doesn't help that my ability kind of sucks)

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    Seems at P5 you can start learning Lv2 abilities naturally, at least it's the first time I have, as I picked up Level Head 2. OFC that goes wonderfully with my Choco Ease 2...(one cures Frenzy and gives me stamina back, the other gives me 20% resist to frenzy...

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    so you guys that have bred multiple birds, how much time are you spending racing a day?

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    Basically as soon as you hit 40 you should start breeding then? Can you breed the same retired choco multiple times if undesirable traits don't get passed on? Or is it one and done, sorry about your shitty lucky?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eidle View Post
    so you guys that have bred multiple birds, how much time are you spending racing a day?
    Too much, like you know all those people who spend all day doing Triple Triad and bitching about not getting cards? That's how much time I am racing chocobos and making chocobo babies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jem View Post
    Basically as soon as you hit 40 you should start breeding then? Can you breed the same retired choco multiple times if undesirable traits don't get passed on? Or is it one and done, sorry about your shitty lucky?
    Yes, and you get 10 breeds per race choco, 1 breed for a covering you buy from NPC(which has to be used with a race choco)

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    Also is there is a list of actions/traits somewhere and what's the most desirable?

    Like mine on my starter chocobo was Head Start which seems to be ridiculously good (or people are just really shitty) as I've won 55/73 races so far just by sprinting from the start. And most of those non-wins came before I got it.

    Which is why I'm worried about it not getting passed on.

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    Personally, I stopped worrying too much about abilities for now because trying to get abilities+stars on a breed is a little too much, when I get to the higher Pedigrees, I'll start worrying about cross breeding racing chocobos and such for abilities/colors and such.

    Head Start and Choco Dash are both pretty solid though. The vendor in the race area has some abilities for sale but I don't know of a full list, as some of the passive ones are not sold in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jem View Post
    Also is there is a list of actions/traits somewhere and what's the most desirable?
    http://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/commen...rom_dat_files/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eidle View Post
    so you guys that have bred multiple birds, how much time are you spending racing a day?
    Most of my in-game time is racing at this point. It a commitment, like anything else, lol.

    Edit: Joe confirmed for low % chance to appear at R220. Has, of course, Head start and Choco Dash III. Black bird named Toho Fuhai (Taoh).

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    Thal's Balls!

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    I'm childish and named my Chocobo 'Touched Uranus' but I also came across someone called 'Uranus Destroyer' and that made me laugh more than my own.

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    Mine's named G.

    Like just G.

    It's the best.

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    Unconfirmed which level it actually starts, but confirmation of rank 2 skills around 35-ish and rank 3+ skills around 42-ish.

    Edit: Yeah, a million uranus destroyer/pillager/lord/king/ects. on my server, lol.

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    I got my Tier2 ability under Rank 15, Rating 79(that's what my choco is now so sometime under that), I think it's probably Pedigree and not Rank/Rating that gets the higher tier skills but maybe I'm wrong.

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    Choco reflect III lasts for 20 goddamn seconds. Jesus.

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