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#1 Nov 13 2009 at 10:20 AM Rating: Good
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Behold, it is the return of your Chocobo sage with new information following the update!

Please share any of your own data or theories regarding the effect of the Blue Racing Silks. The written effect of these is: Enhances Chocobo digging endurance.

If one digs on a chocobo with these on, you may sometimes receive the message:

"It appears your chocobo found this item with ease".

The above message can be obtained on either a rental or a personal chocobo. The rarity of the item does not affect the chance of getting this message.

Pre rollover I dug 80 digs with the message, 70 without. I was surprised by the performance, which allowed me to make it to a total of 150 digs, implying that digs for which you get the first message do not count towards the 100 dig limit at all.

After rollover this was confirmed by a 90:100 dig ratio, which cemented the hypothesis that the activation rate on the silks is 50%.

My digging is A10, but I doubt that the activation rate is affected by that. It certainly appears that it is not affected by whether or not one is using personal chocobo or not, and therefore not by the abilities of the chocobo.

In short, this gear can be considered to effectively double the capacity of their wearer to dig in any given Earth day period.

Feel free to add to this information, dispute it, or redistribute it as needed.

Happy digging!

Edited, Nov 13th 2009 11:47am by Risae
#2 Nov 13 2009 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
Sure cause zones weren't already dug up enough....
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#3 Nov 14 2009 at 1:19 AM Rating: Good
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I bought the sky blue silk(the one that enhances chococo Digging) and being a A10 digger myself after 4 days of using it, i haven t noticed an improvement on the qualities of what i dig.

Maybe someone who is not A10 MIGHT notice an improvement, i ll keep on testing it since i don t think 4 days is a big enough sample.

Edited, Nov 14th 2009 2:22am by AshMulder
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#4 Nov 14 2009 at 1:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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The blue silk increases the number of digs you can dig per day?
The light blue increases your skill but there is no increase in the number of digs.
This occurs even at A10 which I am.
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#5 Nov 14 2009 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
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AshMulder wrote:
I bought the sky blue silk(the one that enhances chococo Digging) and being a A10 digger myself after 4 days of using it, i haven t noticed an improvement on the qualities of what i dig.

Maybe someone who is not A10 MIGHT notice an improvement, i ll keep on testing it since i don t think 4 days is a big enough sample.


Sky Blue Racing Silks is worthless to an A10 digger. The effect is to allow lower lvl diggers who wear it to skillup/level faster. Skill dows not refer to the items you dig up. You want the Blue Racing Silks.

Edited, Nov 14th 2009 8:01pm by Clyne
#6 Nov 16 2009 at 7:21 AM Rating: Good
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I can confirm the following:
- the activation rate for Chocobo Skill enhancement is 50% .
- "enhance chocobo skill" does not increase the quality of the items but the rate of "skill up" , the items quality and rarity still the same.
- "Increasing Jackpot chance" sux balls. (1/20, Jackpot/K-KWEHHH!!!), small sample tho, it might be better.

Enhancement of chocobo skill Vs chocobo endurance, for skilling up:
I have been debating with myself which could be better for skill up, but then I realized that the enhancement of chocobo skill "up" might be much better only if it does increase the chance of skill up by ~100% every time you get the massage "Valuable Knowledge", given that the rate of the enhancement is 50% would increase the skill up greatly!

Otherwise, increasing the chance of skill up by increasing the number of items would be better and more profitable. This depends on the actual chance rate, at certain % one or the other enhancement would be a better choice for skilling up, but until we know exactly the chance of skill up...lets just assume that SE are intelligent enough to make sure that the enhancement of chocobo skill is way better for "skill up", than increasing the number of items.





Edited, Nov 17th 2009 3:38am by Bhujerba
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#7 Nov 17 2009 at 12:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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My results for first day digging with Blue racing silk:

Total successful digs :241
Digs without message :99
Digs with message(free):142 "It appears your chocobo found this item with ease"

Zones : both Jungles
Skill : A10
Bird : bred for digging only, dyed black

99 was probably a miscount.
I believe that we still get fatigue after 100 "no-message" successful digs.
Digs with the new message do not count towards digging fatigue and are therefore free successful digs.

So my digging went from 100 to 242. It feels a bit like the old days :).

I imagine that the number of free digs is dictated by your overall digging accuracy.

Overall digging accuracy may well be a combination of:
- zone digging difficulty (zone evasion?)
- bird digging accuracy
- gear digging accuracy (dont know of any yet)
- personal digging skill
- weather/day of week


#8 Nov 17 2009 at 2:24 AM Rating: Good
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Dont forget moon phase is the biggest factor I noticed both in Digging and Fishing.
About the chocobo Endurance enhancement I only tried it once, and I got 199 items that day! I wished that free digs didn't count towards total items in the Zone.




Edited, Nov 17th 2009 3:30am by Bhujerba
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#9 Nov 18 2009 at 3:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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I now have my first 3 days results after getting my Blue Racing Silk:

All digging in Jungles, A10

Day........Total digs.....Free digs......Fatigue digs
Monday.......241.............142............99
Tuesday......202.............102............100
Wednesday.206.............103............103

The first day's 241 digs is starting to look a bit exceptional after the next 2 days came out very close to 200.

I had not been digging for several months before the first day, so I suppose there could be some sort of inactivity bonus similar to getting an extra dig in Hot and Cold after a day is missed. Alternatively it could be something like moon phase/day/weather. It's not gear or chocobo related.
#10 Nov 25 2009 at 3:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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I now have 10 days results after getting my Blue Racing Silk:

All digging in Jungles, A10

Day........Total digs.....Free digs......Fatigue digs
Monday.......241.............142............99
Tuesday......202.............102............100
Wednesday.206.............103............103
Thursday.....169..............70.............99
Friday.........206.............105............101
Saturday.....185..............85.............100
Sunday.......206.............107.............99
Monday.......197..............96.............100
Tuesday......211.............111............100
Wednesday.191..............90.............101

What can I say, it varies!
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