Look at all those chickens!
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.2 arrives August 23, adding the anticipated Island Sanctuary for players to grow crops and hang out with pets. To celebrate, the FFXIV Twitch channel hosted a livestream featuring — what else — farm animals.
FFXIV’s notably chill players flocked to the Mogchute Farm livestream to watch the animals at Mudchute Farm in London just be animals for hours on end. Then, something incredible happened.
One bright and chonky rooster caught viewers’ attention. They dubbed the bird Zenos — after one of FFXIV’s most popular villains — and their admiration quickly spilled over into glorious fan art.
Mudchute Park and Farm
Mudchute Farm has embraced the community’s support, officially naming the now-famous bird Zenos the Rooster. A community charity, Mudchute relies on donations to care for its more than 100 animals.
“We did not think for a minute that a little rooster would become the star of the stream.”
Mudchute Farm Manager Tom Davis tells Inverse
“The donations coming in from generous viewers will make such a difference to the animals here at the farm.”
Mogchute Farm runs through August 19, four days before FFXIV Patch 6.2 goes live.