I’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 2014’s A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition. Today, the FFXIV team has unleashed what will inevitably take Fat Chocobo’s place in the fleshiest cockerels of our hearts: Fat Moogle. And it’s really expensive.
The two-person “plus-sized patrician” mount will be summonable with the Fat Moogle Bugle item (please say that out loud). Unlike Fat Chocobo, players won’t actually ride on Fat Moogle’s back. They will float through the sky in style, lounging on Fat Moogle’s garlanded bench. Two chibi Moogles will accompany players on either side. How does it fly? Who cares!
The mount is available for $US30 ($40), 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 isn’t worth a fat wad.