Chinese FF14 players are eating inhuman piles of KFC to earn Chocobos

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Everybody loves getting a special mount in an MMO, right? In Final Fantasy 14, the Fat Black Chocobo. Thing is, in different countries that sweet ride is available as a bonus attached to different special offers, and in China to get a code for one you have to eat a heck of a lot of KFC.

The way it works is you buy a family deal for four, and eat the whole thing. It's only available if you dine-in and apparently they do enforce the rule that you have to finish it before they'll hand you the code. Here's what's in the meal, thanks to Redditor u/Cozywolf for the translation (opens in new tab):

  • 1 Double Chicken Burger
  • 1 Vegan Mushroom Burger
  • 1 5-piece Chicken Nuggets
  • 2 Original Recipe Chicken
  • 1 2-piece New Orland Chicken Wings
  • 1 Old Beijing Spicy Duck Roll
  • 2 Pepsi (Large)
  • 2 Peach Oolong Tea (Large)

That doesn't sound so bad, right? Except that's per person. You actually get four times that amount. Each person gets two burgers (one double chicken, one vegan mushroom), and four drinks (two large Pepsis, two large peach oolong teas), as well as the chicken pieces, duck roll, and nugs. Here is what that actually looks like.

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And if you actually manage to eat all of that, you get one code. So if you treat this like a raid and take three of your fellow FF14 Warriors of Light with you, that means you have to go back four times so you all get matching mounts.

Yet Chinese FF14 players have attempted it, and succeeded. Even, amazingly, some players who soloed it. The resulting memes, again translated by u/Cozywolf, are great. Certainly better than anything the KFC Gaming Twitter account has ever posted. 

Enjoy, and say a prayer for all the Red Mages out there trying to get through their mushroom burgers.

(Image credit: KFC)

(Image credit: KFC)

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Jody Macgregor
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Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.