I started choco raiseing a while ago (Currently on my 4th choco)
When i started choco raising i had done some choco digging via rentals, got nothing good, was lv 1. During the raising process of my first choco (which was Green Btw, Green FTW!)i did choco hot and cold once i coud, and every day.
I randomly took a rantal out one day and noticed my digging sucess rate was much higher then i remembered, so i tried my other dig macro (the one with 11 secs between digs vs 16) and it worked. Since then i woudl randomly go digging, but only for a few stacks of greens and only probably ~5 times.
During the growth of my other 2 chocos (Which were Black and Red ^^) I did hot and cold with my green digger either daily or once every 2 days.
I am not on my 4th choco (its day 18 will grow up today) And i took a rental out to burn some Gysalh greens i got through gardening, and i noticed i was able to Dig Quite fast after zoneing, so i tried my 3rd macro with a 6 second wait, and it works now.
Due to what i have witnessed, i would like to say and hopefully get some verification that playing choco hot and cold WILL actually raise your choco digging skill.
Has anyone else experienced this? Someome try doing choco hot and cold who has not choco dug much and then dig randomly and see if you notice anything like this.
As for raising a choco, you need a choco egg (either bought or ISNM won, all mine were ISNM and all were colors thus far) ~10 mins a day fo rthe next 29~30 days MINIMUM. You will need ~3 food items per day(can be more of less depending on what you feed your bird) You can resume up to day 64 on a "Normal" pace, however after day 64 your choco's stat growth will slow to a horrible crawl, so much that its barely wirth it to continue at this point.
On topic however, White choco, i would like to see this, and perhaps a gold choco as well,
Woudl be kinda cool if each color had a Hidden trait. If gave you an item for getting one (aside from the plaques i mean) But either way, its a fun hobby ^^
Chocobo Status: Retired Green, Black, Red, Yellow
Whm/Blm/Rdm/Mnk/Thf/Pld/Blu/Smn/Dnc/Pup/Bst/Drg 99, War 91, Brd/Sch/Sam/Nin/Cor/Drk/Rng/Geo/Run 60
Alch 72+1, Cook 66, CC 61+1, Wood 61, Synergy 56, Bone 54, Leather 51, Gold 49, Smithing 45, Fish 15 http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?143946