Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis is quickly becoming one of the biggest mobile games ever, and for good reason. While many Final Fantasy games exist, none have captured the essence of the lore quite like Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis. Fans of the 1997 behemoth can re-live all the memorable moments involving Cloud, Tifa, and the rest of the group, while welcoming in new characters such as Glenn, Matt, and Lucia to introduce a new chapter to the story. To bring the nostalgia trip to an eleven, all the music from the Final Fantasy 7 soundtrack is back, and never sounded better.
Players can explore the same areas of the past, and take down waves of enemies with a team of three, which are built with weapons earned in the gacha system and increased stats, via the crystarium. Events are released regularly, giving players the opportunity to challenge difficult enemies for rewards that will help their teams to become impenetrable. Another way to stockpile important materials is through the Chocobo Ranch, which Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis can unlock once they reach Player Level 5. What does the Chocobo Ranch mean to new players? Here is a comprehensive guide on how players should take advantage of this area.
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Chocobo Expeditions Offer Great Rewards
The chocobo in Final Fantasy history is well known, as they are mythical creatures characters can ride, in order to get from one end of the map to another in quick succession. In Final Fantasy 7, different colored chocobo could access different parts of the world map, whether it was a mountain chocobo capable of climbing cliffs that obscured certain areas, to water chocobos that could walk on water and explore different continents. Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis brings this aura back, introducing different types and colors of chocobos, described with different traits and stats for players to look out for.
What are they used for? In the gameplay of Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis, chocobos are used in expeditions as part of a side game, where players can use in-game characters to pair with these bird-like creatures, exploring different areas and returning with spoils. Whether its enhancement materials for weapons or crafting materials to build materia, these chocobo expeditions are an excellent resource to casually build them up, and players can continue to sweep through waves of enemies while this mode runs in conjunction. Here are all the stages of the Chocobo Expedition mode, and what they offer.
- Midgar I: Mako Reactor 1 – Low-Grade Steel, Grindstone Shard, Flame Ore
- Midgar I: Sector 8 – Physical Chip, Magic Chip, Void Ore
- Midgar I: Sector 7 Slums – Flame Ore, Frost Ore, Blitz Ore
- Midgar II: Mako Reactor 5 – Low-Grade Electrum, Grindstone Shard, Water Ore
- Midgar II: Sector 5 Slums – Materia Booster (S), Healing Piece, Blitz Ore
- Midgar II: Sector 5 Church – Materia Booster (S), Magic Piece, Geo Ore
- Midgar III: Sector 6 Slums – Low-Grade Rose Gold, Grindstone Shard, Blitz Ore
- Midgar III: Evergreen Park – Materia Booster (S), Power Piece, Wind Ore
- Midgar III: Corkscrew Tunnel – Grindstone, Magic Chip, Frost Ore
- Grasslands I: Chocobo Farm Area – Geo Ore, Water Ore, Wind Ore
- Grasslands I: Eastern Plains – Wind Crystal, Materia Booster (S), Healing Piece
- Grasslands I: Western Plains – Grindstone, Water Crystal, Void Crystal
- Grasslands II: Northern Marshland – Flame Crystal, Materia Booster (S), Magic Piece
- Grasslands II: Southern Marshland – Geo Crystal, Materia Booster (S), Power Piece
- Grasslands II: Mythril Mine – Mid-Grade Steel, Blitz Crystal, Materia Booster (S)
- Wutai I: Fort Tamblin Ruins – Synth Catalyst Sliver – Dawn, Mid-Grade Electrum, Magic Tumble
- Wutai I: Mt. Tamblin – Grindstone, Physical Tumble, Frost Crystal
- Wutai I: The Happy Turtle – Synth Catalyst Sliver – Dawn, Flame Crystal, Wind Crystal
- Wutai II: Da-chao Statue – Grindstone, Blitz Crystal, Void Crystal
- Wutai II: Wutai Pagoda – Synth Catalyst Sliver – Evening, Mid-Grade Rose Gold, Physical Tumble
- Wutai II: Head Temple – Synth Catalyst Sliver – Evening, Blitz Crystal, Geo Crystal
- Rhadore Archipelago I: Burmun Forest – Synth Catalyst Sliver – Night, Magic Tumble, Void Crystal
- Rhadore Archipelago I: La’paina Coast – Grindstone, Magic Tumble, Water Crystal
- Rhadore Archipelago I: The Orchard – Materia Booster (M), Wind Crystal, Healing Piece
- Rhadore Archipelago II: Cove – Synth Catalyst Sliver – Day, Magic Tumble, Magic Piece
- Rhadore Archipelago II: Rosen’s Cabin – Synth Catalyst Sliver – Day, Frost Crystal, Water Crystal
- Rhadore Archipelago II: Padapili Sea Cove – Synth Catalyst Sliver – Night, Physical Tumble, Power Piece
It’s a convenient way to begin a stockpile of items, especially when it comes to upgrading weapons in Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis. Players will have one expedition unlocked to begin with, and it will take 500 crystals and 1,500 crystals to unlock the second and third expeditions, respectively. It’s a steep price to pay when free-to-play crystals are hard to come by, especially in the later stages of the game, but the opportunity to gather these materials is worth the exchange.
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Growing and Maintaining Chocobo Stable
When a chocobo is purchased, it will land in the Chocobo Stable, where players can keep track of their stock and observe the stats and traits of each one. Chocobos come in three separate categories; Ground, Mountain, and Ocean, which coincide with the expedition routes. Each expedition will take a certain type of chocobo, so it’s important to have at least three of each type to run a full set. The color doesn’t factor into any of the stats or traits of a chocobo, as it serves as merely an aesthetic, but they do come in a range of different shades of green, blue, brown, and yellow.
The stats and traits are important qualities when deciding which chocobo to use, but unfortunately, they are only visible post-purchase. Therefore, players roll the dice and hope for a good spread when they do shell out the Chocobo Medals to add another one to the team. Each stat and trait has a definition, and it is important to keep note of when considering which ones to keep, and which ones to sell.
Stats Category Explanation
Speed – This stat determines how quickly a Chocobo will complete an expedition. A higher speed stat will reduce the time required. The default time is 1:20:00, and every 10 points in speed will reduce the time by a certain amount.
Stamina – This stat determines how many items a Chocobo can collect during an expedition. The default limit is 5 items, and an additional item can be carried for every 20 points in stamina.
Intellect – This stat, unlike the others, will affect several factors, including Gil Rate Up, Rare Drop Rate Up, and Chocobo Medal Rate Up. These three traits are considered as the most important when hunting for goods.
Adaptability – This stat determines how much bonus experience the Chocobo provides to the rider. An increase of 10 points in adaptability results in a 5% increase in the experience rate. A perfect way to supplement a character’s EXP grind without much effort.
Traits Category Explanation
Gil Rate Up – The amount of gil raised + random % in addition
Rare Drop Rate Up – The amount of rare drops earned + random % in addition
Chocobo Medal Rate Up – The amount of Chocobo Medals earned + random % in addition
EXP Rate Up – The amount of rider EXP earned + random % in addition
Item Collection – The amount of time a chocobo takes to find one item
Max. Items – The amount of items a chocobo can hold before reaching capacity
Every category has its benefits, whether players are looking to increase their rider’s EXP or hoping to find rare items faster in order to complete an expedition. It’s important to note that every expedition has a number of rare items to discover before unlocking the next area, so finding them in quick succession is beneficial in the long run. Once all areas are unlocked, players can set their chocobos to venture out on their expeditions and bring back a good number of materials to use.
Chocobo Exchange System
When the Chocobo Ranch is unlocked, players will gain access to one expedition slot and a low-ranked chocobo. This is solely meant for players to learn how to use the mode before the ranch begins to expand and welcome in greater additions. For one, players can unlock two additional expeditions, but they can also purchase more chocobos using the Chocobo Medals earned through the expeditions. The ranch does have limited space, but more expansion is a possibility at the price of 100 crystals per three extra spaces. It’s a small price to pay for players looking to add three high-ranked chocobos of each type, but can become quite costly when collectors aim for every color in the game.
Chocobo ranks are a pivotal thing to look for when deciding which one to purchase. The lowest rank, which is H, provides minimal stats and traits and doesn’t offer much in terms of items it can bring back. The higher the chocobo ranking, the better the stats and the traits will be, but at the cost of a more expensive price tag. Currently, the highest rank is C+, but the metadata suggests that the ranking will eventually expand all the way to S+. Here are the prices of each chocobo, by rank.
- Rank H – 5 Medals
- Rank H+ – 50 Medals
- Rank G – 100 Medals
- Rank G+ – 300 Medals
- Rank F – 600 Medals
- Rank F+ – 1000 Medals
- Rank E – 1500 Medals
- Rank E+ – 2000 Medals
- Rank D – 3000 Medals
- Rank D+ – 5000 Medals
- Rank C – 7000 Medals
- Rank C+ – 10,000 Medals
- Rank B – 15,000 Medals
- Rank B+ – 20,000 Medals
- Rank A – 30,000 Medals
- Rank A+ – 50,000 Medals
- Rank S – 80,000 Medals
- Rank S+ – 150,000 Medals
The ideal situation in the current game is to add as many C+ chocobos as you can before reaching three of each type, and sending them off on expeditions while the Chocobo Medal count continues to rise. The more Chocobo Medals a player can save, the better the opportunity they’ll have at affording some of the game-breaking chocobos that will be released in the future. Use Chocobo Boosters whenever possible, as they will speed up the time to gather materials, and be sure to prioritize materials necessary for grinding weapons and materia, as they are the most lucrative items in this mode.
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