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Rename?Edit

This place is called "Calm Lands - Ruins" in the menu. Should we move it to Calm Lands Ruins? Monterossa (talk) 15:47, April 23, 2014 (UTC)

I think that is probably the better name if that's what it's called. Just out of curiosity, what is the screen outside called with the monster arena banners?Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 16:14, April 23, 2014 (UTC)
"Calm Lands - Facility Ruins". Monterossa (talk) 16:18, April 23, 2014 (UTC)

Amazing Chocobo Edit

I just got access to the dungeon by only sending two Level 5 chocobos to the Calm Lands four times (not Bold ones, either). Once I sent a second group of two level 5s for the first time, I got the scene. Also, I didn't send any of them to the Calm Lands until after they were already level 5. I wonder if you only need to send one level 5 chocobo 4 times (or 5 times since the 5th seems to trigger the scene). Harmonex (talk) 08:04, May 11, 2014 (UTC)

I've always found the method listed on this page, which is copied from other guides, to be ludicrous. Simply because its too specific as well as long, which removes all random chance of unlocking the dungeon without Googleing for the answer.
I'm surprise after all this time that a faster/more logical method hasn't been found though.... 124.191.60.179 17:22, May 21, 2014 (UTC)

Ruin Depths Access Edit

Something about the method just feels wrong. Even the creator of the method said that there are many others, and something as simple as the above method managed to unlock it. The only thing I can think of is some kind of hidden counter. That would explain why some people just send out lvl 5 chocobos and find it, while the method endorses a much more tedious system and, according to its author, "guarantees" unlocking the dungeon. Since the HD Remaster practically made it required to find the Awesome Chocobo if you want to be a completionist with trophies/achievements, I can't shake the fact that there's something simpler behind it. I wonder if anyone's been testing to see if that's the case. Anyone know? Luacas (talk) 11:15, July 21, 2015 (UTC)

Chocobo raising its own article? Edit

It does take over the article here a lot, but then it is the biggest sidequest here and some locations are mainly just about its minigame like battle arena articles. There's also Fort Condor, but I also recall in the past there was some discussion that maybe the tower defense minigame there should not just be on the location page.

The rule was that if the quest takes place in more than one location then it could have its own article. Does catching chocobos elsewhere and sending them to the ranch count? Looking at chocobo breeding it seems this is the only one that doesn't have its own article. Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 09:06, May 15, 2018 (UTC)

Hi 😊
It is a good idea, especially considering the awkward layout of the article and the fact that beginning it all requires a quest in Mi'hen Highroad.
In addition, even if you consider it a sidequest, it is not the kind that has clear-cut mission objectives, a Mission Begins screen and a Mission Complete screen. It is like activities such as completing the fiend arena or farming gil.
Fleet Command (talk) 14:45, May 15, 2018 (UTC)
"Activities" just go into Quests here, like gil grinding would be a quest if someone wrote a location-based guide for it. Like anything you can do in a location that could do with a guide/instructions would be fine there.
Does the chocobo activity have a name in-game that could be a name for the article? "Chocobo raising"?Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 17:28, May 15, 2018 (UTC)
As for what we call it, I browsed horse-related topics on Wikipedia for a good idea. Since "horse training" is closest to what we do with Chocobos in Final Fantasy X-2 (feeding, leveling up and sending out), I suggest "Chocobo training". But most specifically, stay away from such titles as "raising" because no English speaker would immediately think of it.
Cheers. Fleet Command (talk) 18:13, May 15, 2018 (UTC)
Article names should come from the games if possible, though I think quest articles have more leeway than others and may not need the Nameless tag if not named in-game. Here it says "raising your chocobos" and Clasko says "I can't raise anything here without any chocobos!". Looking at some videos of it I think the sidequest is just called The Chocobo Ranch, which is not a great name for another article because it is this location after being liberated from monsters I think.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 18:42, May 15, 2018 (UTC)
Well, I think Chocobo Raising would be a good name since that is what your are technically doing as stated above most characters in the game consider this raising. Chocobo Ranch would not be good as already stated.
Eh. The "raising" part takes no more than ten seconds. Most activities involving Chocobos is catching and sending them treasure hunt. —Fleet Command (talk) 17:09, May 17, 2018 (UTC)
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