Personal mounts in a Final Fantasy MMO? Unheard of until now but I’m glad SE is getting with the times. For those not aware, mounts were relegated to services provided for temporary travel with a time limit in XI. Very similar to the way they’re being handled in main cities in XIV actually. I for one would have killed for any sort of a mount system back in the day so it’s just nice to see, as long as they stick to the ground variety but that’s another can of worms for a different time!
The personal mount quest in A Realm Reborn is tied to your main story quests, which is an issue i have but I’ll save for another time, that you receive at level 20. After selecting a Grand Company, all you have to do is gather 2000 company seals and exchange them for a chocobo issuance. This took me a few hours i believe of repeating a few leve’s so it’s not too bad. After which you receive a whistle that once used can summon your mount.
Once you receive your chocobo, you can them name it! I was devastated to learn that the name cannot have two parts similar to the rest of the game. I had to combine it into one word which looks weird but gets the job done. I present Sirdidymus!