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Boco Buddy's Adorable

Posted: 2nd April 2018 02:04

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For those of you who do not know who this little fellow is, it might be better to let it introduce itself:

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After ten years of membership, I doubt I need a guide, but hey, it's the thought that counts, is it not? So it's April First, and while I would not exactly consider this a prank, I was certainly surprised to visit the website and see the little guy floating about in my window, making occasional statements and bounces. It does make a variety of statements though, such as "Don't you wish you could adopt me?", and "Didn't I Used to Come in More Colors?" which are probably made in reference to the the Adopt-a-Chocobo program we used to have. I never really did take advantage of that, since I never had a website. Is this how it used to work? Anyway, I wish I could stick around and see more of what Boco says, but my personal computer broke down, and this is a borrowed computer which I should be returning right now. It is by mere chance that I got the opportunity to see it at all.

By the way, the little bugger wants a Final Fantasy XIII forum. I wonder if this is a hint at something? shifty.gif

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Posted: 2nd April 2018 02:57

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Your timing has been bad for a while! Here's where we first deployed Boco Buddy.

https://www.cavesofnarshe.com/forums/ipb/in...showtopic=17282

You're right, his art did come from the same chibi chocobo art that was once used for Adopt a Chocobo, though that was a simpler time and the chocobos we used for that didn't actually... do anything. They just sat there. I created all of the animations and audio for him specific for this use, and his quips are a joint effort between me and Neal.

He actually currently has 36 quips, so odds are you haven't seen many of them. Just about too late now, I suspect...

Also, I'm pretty sure he distracted from this year's April Fool prank, which has me a little sad. To be fair, this year's was incredibly subtle so if nobody noticed it it will just come back next year in a more obnoxious way because, well, spite.

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Posted: 2nd April 2018 19:34

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I had to laugh when Boco Buddy said "My cousin is metal". I realize it was probably a reference to Word's paperclip, but I immediately thought of Lid's robotic chocobo from FF Brave Exvius.

Now I'm wondering what was the other joke that I missed. I didn't spend too much time exploring the site though; since it was also Easter I was rather busy with family obligations.
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Posted: 2nd April 2018 20:18

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I had to laugh when Boco Buddy said "My cousin is metal". I realize it was probably a reference to Word's paperclip, but I immediately thought of Lid's robotic chocobo from FF Brave Exvius.

It is actually a two-way reference. You're correct about the reference to Clippy, but the other one is back to our old Adopt a Chocobo "feature" that Tonepoet mentioned, in which one of the options was a "metallic"-looking chocobo.

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http://con3.cavesofnarshe.com/R3/

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Posted: 3rd April 2018 15:48

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I want to adopt a chocobo cry.gif lol
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Posted: 8th May 2018 06:21

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What about a man adopted by chocobos?

Burying their head in the sand is rather their nature...

eh.gif Who wants to read everything in the library with me? Boy that light's been on a while.

Peaceful Boco, don't bite smile.gif

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