Iâ€™m over Fat Chocobo, the bloated bird that has enraptured Final Fantasy fans for two decades. In Final Fantasy XIV, the gluttonous avian became a popular mount and meme when it was released as a part of 2014â€™s A Realm Reborn Collectorâ€™s Edition.
Today, the FFXIV team has unleashed what will inevitably take Fat Chocoboâ€™s place in the fleshiest cockerels of our hearts: Fat Moogle. And itâ€™s really expensive.
The two-person â€œplus-sized patricianâ€ mount will be summonable with the Fat Moogle Bugle item (please say that out loud). Unlike Fat Chocobo, players wonâ€™t actually ride on Fat Moogleâ€™s back. Theyâ€™ll float through the sky in style, lounging on Fat Moogleâ€™s garlanded bench. Two chibi Moogles will accompany players on either side. How does it fly? Who cares!
The mount is available for $30.00, half the cost of the entire game (minus the monthly subscription fee). FFXIV players seem pretty upset about the exorbitant price for this big guy, many claiming that, even for a two-person mount, Fat Moogle isnâ€™t worth a fat wad.