We’re hot on the heels of Gold Saucer opening its doors in less than a week and Square Enix has released some brand new information and screenshots of what we can expect! Images include a look at Chocobo Racing, Triple Triad, as well as a group shot of both genders wearing the Setzer outfit.
Earlier this week, there was concern that this outfit would be gender locked for males, with the bunny suit as its female counterpart. Thank goodness those rumors were false!
The maintenance for Patch 2.51 is scheduled for Feb. 24, 2015 05:00 to 10:00 (GMT)
Chocobo Racing/Chocobo Raising & Covering
Saddle up atop a majestic bird and go roaring down the turf to be crowned the fleetest in all of Eorzea! Chocobo racing, or “the sport of sultans”, as some have taken to calling it, is an experience like none other.
Even the best bird has its limits, so what’s a trainer to do when their chocobo reaches theirs? Arrange a “covering”, a union between two retired veterans to produce fledglings of a higher pedigree.
You and an opponent are locked in single combat – the five cards in your hand your sole weapon and your wits alone will help guide you to victory or defeat. This is Triple Triad, the gaming phenomenon that’s swept Eorzea!
The Cactpot comes in two varieties, Mini and Jumbo. Both involve the simple act of purchasing a ticket, which has the potential to yield a fortune of MGP. With the potential to be highly lucrative, adventurers are encouraged to enter early and often. As they like to say, “You need to be in it to win it!”
In addition to chocobo racing and Triple Triad, the Gold Saucer hosts several minigames for your entertainment. Simple yet captivating, you can never have too much time to enjoy these mini-attractions.
While enjoying the sights and sounds of the Gold Saucer, adventurers may happen upon audience-participatory events known as Gold Saucer Active Time Events, or GATEs. Why not join in the revelry with your comrades by seeking out a nearby GATE client?