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Coming February 13th

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the latest installment in the very popular in Japan, cult popular everywhere else series. Due to there being a fair bit of interest here thanks to demo codes and overall curiosity, I felt it fitting to make a thread dedicated to the franchise.

Welcome, Hunters, to this modest thread! For those who don't know what the game is about, you play as a Hunter fresh from the guild out to do exactly as the title suggests: Hunt monsters. To what end? To better the lives of others and yourself, naturally! See, these massive beasts are a bit of a problem for the average person, so that's why the world needs brave individuals like yourself: To quell their numbers!

But don't think these demons will go down without a fight! The game can basically be summarized as a series of nothing but boss fights, with each monster having their own unique characteristics, skills, and weaknesses. Hunters come in prepared for a long fight. They could last anywhere from a few minutes to nearly an hour and the key to victory is reading their patterns, exploiting their weaknesses, and using whatever tools you have in your inventory to cut them down to size!

As a reward, not only do you gain some money from the folks who commissioned you, but any carves that can get off of your kill are yours to keep, and they aren't just simple trophies you can hang over your fireplace. These are then used to help craft better equipment, which in turn will help you to fight even bigger threats until you become an unstoppable as every other person looks upon you in awe!

With that, please enjoy this thread to your leisure and I hope to see you in the fight!


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The single player campaign will have you helping out the locals with monsters

Single Player is a good place to start for first time players to the franchise. Here, you are taught all the basics of the game, from how to gather materials to delivering certain items and, of course, eventually heading out to hunt big monsters.

Hunts are divided into various different quests. Each quest has its own main objective that will net you the reward money. On top of that, a majority have a special "sub objective" that are optional but can net you some extra goodies. The majority of the quests can be played as many times as you like, so if there's a particular armor upgrade you want to make, you can keep fighting the same monster in the same quest over and over again until you get the parts you need to make that piece of armor or weapon you so desired.

The story is basic enough: You are part of a caravan out to solve the problems of the world, in particular this new kind of virus known as the Frenzy Virus that is causing monsters to go on a rampage. Along the way, you'll meet several individuals that will need your help with dealing with a specific threat so that life can return to normal. As you clear certain quests (known as "key quests), you'll eventually unlock what is known as an "Urgent Quest". Doing this will not only progress the story, but will also unlock the next tier of quests. Think of it as a test as to whether or not you are ready to deal with even harder challenges.

It's great to get your feet wet before you take on what makes the franchise so popular:


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4 Hunters are better than 1!

Ah, the multiplayer is where its at, and for the first time of the portable installments, it can be played Online! Sounds exciting, doesn't it? The multiplayer in the game is entirely cooperative where you and a group of allies go to hunt down the biggest, baddest monsters in the game, some of which aren't even available to fight in the Single Player campaign!

You will find yourself in a Guild, which works as a Lobby in which you can freely chat with others about the upcoming mission. It features all the same things the villages often have, such as a storage box, item shop, canteen, the works. Since the quests are meant to be played with multiple players, the monsters here are quite a ways stronger than the ones you would encounter in Single Player. Aside from that and the fact there are multiple hunters involved, there is very little difference in terms of gameplay between Single Player and Multiplayer.

Now, you probably have a couple of fears regarding this mode. For example, with such huge weapons, won't I get hurt? Actually, no you won't. While a fellow Hunter's massive Great Sword might send you flying, you will not take any damage from the hit, thus making it only an annoyance if anything. And what about monster carves? Do we have to share? Actually, no. Every Hunter gets the same amount of carves as you would get if you played alone! It is always a good idea to hunt as a group so that everywhere can get the reward from a monster they were otherwise having trouble with.

That being said, while the Guild is meant for Multiplayer, there is nothing stopping you from jumping in and soloing the content instead if you're looking for a tougher challenge.


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A Hunter is only as good as the weapon he or she wields! There is plenty to choose from, so let's have a quick look at each one:

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A massive blade that probably takes some tremendous strength to wield! Because of that, readying the weapon causes your Hunter to walk rather slowly. In exchange, it has some tremendous power behind it, in particular its "charge attack", where holding the X button for a set time will increase the attack power of the weapon but quite a lot.

Image Long Sword
Another large blade, but easier to carry for the Hunter using it, allowing for better maneuverability. Landing hits on monsters adds to its Might, which you can unleash for deadly combos using the R button.

Image Sword and Shield
A classic set that is often associated with the most legendary of heroes. It's quick and offers good defensive capabilities, making it an ideal choice for beginners.

Image Dual Blades
Nothing gets lighter than this. With a blade in each hand, the Hunter can cut a monster at really high speed, and can gain even more power in exchange for Stamina by activating Demon Mode!

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Stop monsters in their tracks with hammer time! Though a bit heavy, smacking monsters in the face with this blunt object can lead to some high damage and a high chance of making them stunned!

Image Hunting Horn
Feeling a bit more supportive for your party? Perhaps the Hunting Horn is right up your alley! Not only can it be used to attack, but various note combinations can create sweet music that can give status buffs and even heal!

Image Lance
Perhaps you see yourself as more of a tanking kind of guy? The Lance, while very sluggish, has the best defensive abilities around and can block just about any attack with very little knockback.

Image Gunlance
Regular Lance not doing it for you? Maybe you just need a little gunpowder in your life! Bring in that same defensive capabilities, but throw in explosions while your at it! Don't forget to reload though.

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Just can't make up your mind what kind of fighter you want to be? Maybe the Switch Axe is what you're looking for. As the name implies, you can switch between two configurations at the touch of a button, with the Axe being a standard, powerful weapon, and the Sword that can use phials to bring some elemental damage to the fray.

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Switch Axe too "boring" for you? The more complex Charge Blade also has morphing capabilities! Build up your charge in sword mode, then unleash some devastating power in axe mode!

Image Insect Glaive
A new weapon for a new generation, the Insect Glaive is a simple staff weapon that is light to wield and quick on the attack. But its true power shines with your little Kinsect buddy that comes with it, allowing you to steal power away from monsters and add them to your own!

Image Light Bowgun
The first of the three Gunner sets, which let you pick your enemies off from a distance. A Light Bowgun is easy to wield and a good introduction for those who would rather keep their distance from the massive beasties.

Image Heavy Bowgun
Feel like graduating from the lighter version? The Heavy Bowgun is harder to wield, making dodging trickier, but it gains a nice power boost in exchange!

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Don't want to deal with that annoying reloading stuff? Then maybe the Bow is what you truly desire! No reloading required! Just apply a coating and let 'er rip! You even can do a simple melee attack for good measure if you want.


Boy, that sure is a lot to choose from, isn't it? So what is the "best" you might be asking? Well, here's the honest truth: They all are! While some weapons are better suited for certain situations than others, they all play very differently, so picking a weapon that best suits your personal playstyle is what will ultimately lead to victories. Experiment, try each one out, and then focus your efforts and upgrades on the one you personally enjoyed using the most.


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The first half of the title. It obviously wouldn't be very fun if there wasn't anything to hunt now, would there be? Since Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts the largest amount of monsters in any game in the core franchise thus far, it would take far too long for me to list every one of them here. Besides, part of the fun is discovering these bad boys and learning their patterns for yourself! But I thought I would give you a quick primer on a select few of them.

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Great Jaggi - A good first hunt for beginners! It doesn't do anything spectacular and its biggest threat is the fact that it can call in the smaller Jaggis to assist it. It's a nice introduction in how the mechanics of a Large Monster works.

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Kecha Wacha - A primate like creature that spends a lot of time swinging around on vines just out of reach of the Hunter. Perhaps if you could manage to get the drop on it...?

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Tetsucabra - A giant frog with tusks sticking out! It likes to bury under the ground and leap out with a giant boulder in its mouth, attempting to smash its prey into submission. It's body is pretty massive, isn't it?

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Rathalos - The legendary King of the Skies and the face of the franchise! To take down a Rathalos is considered a rite of passage for first time Hunters. It's dangerous fireballs and poisonous claws make it one of the deadlier creatures out there.

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Seregios - The flagship monster of 4 Ultimate in Japan and Europe. This creature seems to be a natural enemy to the Rathian and the Rathalos! It's so dangerous, only High Rank or above are allowed to hunt this creature, whose very scales can pierce the skin!

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Gore Magala - The flagship monster of the initial release of 4 and of Ultimate in NA and AU. It scatters a mysterious dark cloud wherever it walks, which can corrupt monsters and make them far more dangerous than before! It's so mysterious, it doesn't even have a classification! Just what is this thing?!


That is merely but a taste of what you may encounter. There are over 90 monsters to fight, so you'll have plenty of challenge ahead of you! With that, there are a few general things all large monsters share between each other:

-Monsters have stamina, just like you. That means if they overexert themselves from trying to fight you off, their attacks will become weaker, some of which won't even work at all, they might trip, and they will even take a moment to gather their strength and just sit still. This is the best time to hit them with your best attacks as there is little risk involved. You can tell a monster is tired by observing it and seeing specific signs. It's usually drooling out of its mouth.
-Likewise, monsters can also become very angry and enter an enraged state. This ignores any stamina loss and makes them very powerful and fast, even introducing new attacks only available in this mode. It's usually triggered after it takes enough damage, so on the bright side, you know that what you're doing is working. While you don't necessarily need to run away completely, you should exercise more caution when fighting one that is angry. Again, look for signs. Often they will roar to show their anger, followed by constant buffs of breath that you can see coming out of its mouth.
-Parts of monsters can be broken off if you damage them enough. Not only does this make you feel awesome, there are several benefits to doing this. Firstly, this can prevent them from using certain attacks, or at least make them easier to avoid due to the shorter reach. You can also get what is known as "Wound Rewards" at the end of the quest, which you only get after breaking a specific part of the monster. On top of that, cutting off something rather large, like a tail, will net you an additional carve or two for unique materials.
-You can't ever see a monster's health bar, so how do you know you're killing it? Again, watch its movements. If you see it limping away, that means it is very hurt and close to dying and only needs a few more good hits before going down. The key to Monster Hunting is to always keep an eye on the monster you are hunting, whether it is about to do a nasty attack you should dodge, or if you want to see just how close to death it is.


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The Charge Blade, one of several weapons a Hunter may use

The other half of the title name. A Hunter is one who hunts monsters, as you might expect, mainly you. When you start up the game, you'll be asked to give your Hunter a name, gender, and overall appearance to help you stand out in the world.

This section will display all the Hunters of Dashed Expectations. Looking for a new hunting partner, or perhaps just wanna brag? Leave your Guild Card information here!

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Palico: Binx (Lv. 30) Forte: Protection Combo Attack: Flying F-Bomb
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"I am nyaturally purrfect at this job!"

The Felyne race are intelligent cat-like creatures that live among the rest of the inhabitants in relative peace and harmony, even taking up jobs such as cooking and cleaning. In 4 Ultimate, you will gain your own Felyne Comrade to assist you in your hunts, known as Palicoes. Like your Hunter, you can customize your Palico at the start of the game, giving it a name and fur design. The Palico is AI controlled but you can give it some basic commands, such as hunting the smaller monsters while you deal with the big ones, gathering resources, supporting you with buffs and heals, and even just outright attack the main monster itself. How you use your Palico is entirely up to you! You can even outfit it with various different armor sets to give it stat bonuses and abilities.

You can even bring it along in Multiplayer mode if there is only one other Hunter willing to join you (and they can bring their's too).

Along the way, you can hire pre-made Palicoes to assist you in hunts, where both it and your Ace Palico can team up and perform special team attacks. You can find these extra Palicoes in Single Player or by using StreetPass and getting them from the people you happened to walk by.


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I imagine that I have piqued your interest. That's good! But to help you be better prepared for the road ahead, allow me to give you a few bits of advice:

Gather Everything
This should be self explanatory, but absolutely everything you can find in the game will be useful in some way! Herbs, mushrooms, stones, bugs, spider webs... Everything can be used as materials either to craft better equipment or to combine into better items. For example, combining Herbs with Blue Mushrooms will create Potions, which will heal any health you may have lost from battling monsters. These can be further upgraded into Mega Potions and Max Potions using other materials. But it's not just potions you can craft. You can also create paintballs, traps, ammo if you're a Gunner, and so much more! There are special Harvest Quests you can get that are dedicated solely to gathering materials if you just want to do that.

Try to Match Your Armor Set
Not only is having matching armor fashionable and stylish, it's the best way to get passive bonuses, or Skills. These Skills can range from things such as increasing the speed you can sharpen your weapons, to increasing the amount of elemental damage you can deal, and even how fast your Stamina will drop. Passive Skills require a certain amount of points, and usually a full set of armor will get you enough points for that skill.

Once You Understand Skills, Mix and Match
After you fully understand how Armor Skills work, try your best to mix up your sets to get the bonuses you want. For example, Sharpness+1 will net you extra sharpness for your weapon, letting you cut tougher hides. However, most full sets don't let you get to this, so you will need to learn to mix it up a bit. Be sure to check online for armor pieces that have the points you want.

Keep These Items On You At All Times
Lots of items are important, but here's the ones I personally always make sure to never leave home without:
Potions of various kinds - Sometimes, you make mistakes and get hurt, so this'll patch you up.
Whetstones - Your weapon will lose its sharpness, meaning it is weaker and might just bounce off monster hides. Use these to keep your weapon sharp.
Paintballs - These will let you keep track of any large monster you hit it with on your mini-map, so if it flees (and it will), you won't lose it.
Well-Cooked Steak - Your max stamina will eventually drain, so be sure to cook up some food using a BBQ Spit and keep a bunch of steak with you to keep your Stamina at max.
There are many other items that are useful, such as bombs, traps, and Nulberries, but these are mostly situational depending on the monster you are fighting, so be sure to plan ahead. Your inventory space is limited after all.

Always Eat Before Hunting
And I don't just mean in real life. You can find a canteen run by a Felyne chef who will be more than happy to cook you some delicious food at a price. Eating food will fill up your Stamina and can even give you passive bonuses depending on the ingredients chosen. These benefits only last for one Quest though, so make it a habit of visiting the chef to eat every time you go hunting.

Get Combo Books ASAP
Combo Books are necessary to increasing the odds of you combining items, up to 100%. Make sure you have all of them so that you never fail a combination. These can be kept in your storage box or on yourself depending on how you prefer to combine things.

Always Check the Supply Box at the Start of a Quest
At your base camp when you start a hunt, there will be two boxes. Inside the blue box has some wonderful free items for you to use, including potions, rations, ammo, whetstones, and more. Be sure to take it all, though if you're playing multiplayer, remember to share.

Use Supply Items Before Your Own Items
Most items you find in the Supply Box will have the word [Supply Item] displayed on them. This means that, at the end of the quest, they will disappear from your inventory. It's a very good idea to use these items first before moving on to your hard earned and crafted stuff. Keep in mind that once you hit higher ranks, it takes longer for the Supply Items to arrive at camp.

Do NOT Attack a Monster if a Player is Mounted On It
You might accidentally knock that player off while he/she is trying to stun it. Instead, take this time to heal or sharpen your weapon.

Upgrade Weapons Instead of Crafting New Ones
These generally are cheaper and use less materials. Be sure to look for a weapon tree online to see what path you want to take to make the weapon you really want.

Consider Capturing a Monster Instead of Killing It
Most Monster Hunting quests are listed as "hunt". They don't necessarily say "slay" so capturing still counts as a success. You're probably wondering why I bring this up. That's because, while carving does net you some rewards, capturing can give you special monster parts that you just can't get from carving, or at least have a much lower chance of finding.


There is still a lot to learn, and while I feel I am experienced, I know that many others can do a better job than I. Feel free to ask in this thread for more assistance, and also check out this Beginner's Guide to Monster Hunter. It may be specifically for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate as opposed to 4, but a lot of the lessons still apply here.


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I've never played Monster Hunter before. Do I have to play the other games first?
Absolutely not! You can jump into 4 Ultimate as soon as it arrives in stores! There is a very helpful tutorial at the start of the game to ease you into the feel of the game.

I have played Monster Hunter before. What's different about 4 Ultimate?
Two brand new weapon classes, the Charge Blade and Insect Glaive, were added so give those a try. There is also a much bigger focus on terrain, with climbing being more important than ever before. You can use the higher altitude to do a jump attack and land on monsters, allowing you an extra opportunity to stun them! A new mechanic known as the Frenzy Virus is also in place, which makes already hard monsters even tougher to defeat, giving you an extra challenge (some are even calling this the toughest game yet). As for what's been removed, the very polarizing swimming from 3 is gone so don't worry about that, and the Shakalakas have been replaced with the Palico.

4 Ultimate? Does that imply this was a sequel?
It does, but the original version of 4 was only released in Japan. 4 Ultimate is an upgraded version of that so you aren't missing out on anything.

The 3DS screen is too small. Can I play on the Wii U like 3 Ultimate?
Unfortunately, there are no plans at this time to make an HD version of 4.

Can I use the Circle Pad Pro?
Absolutely! With it, you can control the camera with the right stick and have access to two extra buttons, which can be customized in various ways.

Does the New 3DS XL enhance it in any way?
Sure does! You can access other features such as the Internet Browser and Miiverse while playing on New 3DS XL as well as be given a much faster loading time. On top of that, all the CPP features apply here as well, including camera control!

I'd like to try some of the other games in the franchise. What platforms are they on?
Just about all of them, really. For the core games, look to the PS2, PSP, Wii, 3DS, and Wii U. Note that there are a lot of games that were only released in Japan due to it being nothing but a mere cult following here, but I hope that will change someday soon.

I heard there was a demo. Can I try it?
Yes. You can download it on the eShop right now!

I have another question
Feel free to ask in this thread and I'll do my best to answer.

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I've been wanting to get into Monster Hunter recently, so the timing of MH4U coming out couldn't be better, and this has some very useful tips for when I do get my hands on it. ProJared's videos also helped a lot.

You said that demo codes are being distributed, but then said a demo will be available soon. I'm assuming you mean a demo made available to the public? If so, any idea when?

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Image Yeah, I meant one the general public could download. It's merely an assumption on my part, to be honest, but it sounds like they're doing the exact same thing as Smash Bros. where a select few got codes before a week or two later a public download was available. Pokémon ORAS also had codes distributed before a public demo. One thing that led to this assumption was the fact that when the demo ends, it immediately asks if you would like to go to the eShop to purchase the full game (even though it's not out yet). I imagine they would want more people to try the game rather than just a select few.

This was just to build hype, I feel, which congratulations, you got me to make a whole thread guys! Again, you can try asking around here since I know I wasn't the only one who got a set of codes, but they may have been given away already. Doesn't hurt to ask, though. (For the record, I already used mine, sorry)

Image That being said, glad it was of some use! As stated, if there are any other questions, feel free to ask! We are here to help!

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Image Be sure to check your e-mails, friends. It seems more codes were sent out just yesterday. Who knows? You might be one of the lucky ones!

Otherwise, you could do what I did for Smash Bros. and just keep searching Twitter using appropriate hashtags. I actually managed to get a Smash code that way. You'd be surprised how many people just throw codes out in the wild like that.

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I got one actually, but I'm waiting to see if an rl friend wants the extra code since he gave me a Smash 4 code. Otherwise, I might PM or Skype one of you guys the code.

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Image In preperation of 4U, I decided to make it my goal to see the end credits of 3U, since I've had the game for nearly two years now.

I just did it now after besting the Ivory Lagiacrus. It's a shame that fight felt super easy compared to the original Lagiacrus. For a so called "master of land and sea," it was fairly lackluster, but I digress. Point is, with the end credits done, I've at the very least "beaten" the third game and can move onto 4U without regrets.

That being said, there is plenty to do with 3U while I wait for 3 more weeks. I could finish the rest of the Village Quests, for starters, which would fully complete the Single Player mode... including fighting the True Final Boss...

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Image This is more for those looking into a New 3DS XL as opposed to Monster Hunter in general, but since it does focus on that game I figured it'd be a nice little video for comparisons sake.

As it turns out, there's more than just CPP controls and better loading on n3ds. That saturation just looks so much better on it!

Just something to consider.

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So uh...anyone got a demo code to spare? Tried looking online for very recent ones but no luck.

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Image I finally got the word on a public demo.

It'll be released on February 6th. A bit later than I would've liked, but a week should give most a good idea of how the game plays and what each weapon is like before the full release.

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Image Thank you for your patience, everybody. The demo for the game is available for all to try right now! Just head on over to the eShop to download it.

They have even provided a useful beginner guide for those who download:


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And so the days of begging friends and strangers for demo codes are over.

Downloading it as we speak. Gonna see if I like Greatswords or Longswords better.

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Image Hah! I had a feeling the big swords would appeal to you.

I've been a GS fan myself back in 3U. It's slow, but makes up for it with sheer raw power. Long Sword I feel is quicker to execute, though I do miss my block when using it.

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I love using greatswords in games that allow it. It's so satisfying to kill several enemies in one swing.

Anyways, I tried both of them out, and I'd say they're pretty equal. The GS killed the Great Jaggi faster than the LS did, but I struggled using a GS against the Tetsukabura, since it moves around a lot. Had to use traps to get some good damage on it.

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Image This is it friends... Tomorrow's the day! I've got my day all planned out! They're calling for some cold, cold weather over here, but I'm prepared to face it.

As an aside, I also bought a copy of KP. She loves this franchise after all, and it works as a late birthday present as well.

Reviews have been coming in and all have been very positive about it, saying things along the lines of it being the best one to date. If you haven't tried the franchise out before, this sounds like the perfect game to start with.

Everybody picked out what they'll probably "main"? I've fallen madly in love with the Charge Blade during the demo so I'm positive this will be what I go to. Sorry GS, but your time's over for me.

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I should be getting it tomorrow as well, should be fun. And yeah, Charge Blade seems pretty ridiculous, I definitely like it a lot as well. Dual Blades and Switch Axes will also see a lot of use from me, and I might try dabbling in the Bow and Gunlance some more, as they seem like they could be fun if I got more used to them.


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Image Copy is in. First day of playing, not really much to say at the moment. Gotta get through some tutorial stuff first and foremost. Did do a simple small monster hunt with KP though just to test the multiplayer, though the majority of my time was spent transferring my data over from my 3DS XL to my New 3DS XL.

Hopefully will be dealing with bigger monsters next time.

Also, for those with a copy now, be sure to download the 1.1 patch and talk to your housekeeper. You can download a Starters pack that has tons of really valuable items in it.

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Image Day 2 of gameplay. Unlocked some actual fights this time, and lemme tell you, if I didn't already love the Charge Blade before, I definitely love it now! Monsters die very quickly to this thing! It isn't unusual for me to slay one before it even leaves the first area. It's just that good! My favourite moment was when I was hunting a Seltas and managed to get the Sub Quest and Main Quest finished at the same time using a nice big charge blow to the face. Moments like that just feel good!

In fact, it might be too good... I wanted to get the Jaggi set since, early on, it's pretty useful, but I needed to get two King's Frills, which required me to break the frills of a Great Jaggi, but I always found myself killing it before I could do that. I thankfully found a solution in the form of soloing a multiplayer Great Jaggi quest instead, since it had much more health. Got my frills there and was satisfied enough to move on...after mining for Machalite Ore to upgrade my weapon as far as possible, that is.

Tried out a couple of expeditions. I like the idea behind these, having randomly generated areas to hunt a randomly generated monster. Quick and fun to do. Hoping to get a good one to share via StreetPass soon.

Got my Palico outfitted in the Mario gear since it gave him some massive stat upgrades. I do wonder how long it'll be before I can actually make new gear though. Cheeko Sands is the place to be, but I haven't been there yet.

I've made it as far as the 2nd Questing Hub and have recently unlocked some more Urgent Quests. Currently outfitted with Tustacabra armor since it has a very nice Defense and Health boost for survivability while I learn these monsters. While only a fraction of 4U's are actually brand new (Seltas and Tustacabra are examples), 3U was my first time playing, so a lot of the old favourites like Velicodrome and Yian Kut-Ku, I still had to learn the mechanics for since they weren't in 3U.

Overall, still really liking this...and really liking my Charge Blade.

As an aside, screenshot capability is possible in this game, unlike 3U...if you have a New 3DS. Much like Smash, the RAM is just too much for the console to handle this game and multiple apps at once.

I'd like to post a pic here soon...once I have the proper armor for my team. Then I can add it to the list of Hunters. I would like to make a list of all DE users who are playing the game, though screenshots are entirely optional since I'm sure not everyone is going to upgrade.

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Image Day 3 of hunting. I am sad to report that I had my first failure...though not because of a monster. The Charge Blade is still proving that it rekts everything.

What it does not wreck however is the RNG... I had a quest where I needed to mine for 5 Crystal Bones and ran out of time after finding 4. I never used to have this kind of trouble before, but now I know to loath gathering quests...

That being said, I made it out of Harth today, which was the second questing hub, and fought the Nerscylla, which was probably the first real challenge of the game. In fact, I'd say the difficulty only ever picks up during the 4 star quests, which is what I'm doing now. Zamtrios even gave me my first cart away (I think I forgot to eat beforehand, though).

...But in the end, I managed to grab myself some sweet gear off of that walking ice shark thing!
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Having reached Cheeko Sands, I finally got access to hired Palicos to work alongside my Ace as well as finally finding materials to craft new weapons and armor for them. The Mario/Luigi set is still the best right now just for pure stats, but I imagine it won't be long until I find better stuff. That gear is Rare 4 and I'm already capable of making Rare 3 stuff. Will probably make some Rare 3 stuff for my Sub, whom is prioritized in Healing.

Also, can I comment on how well done a lot of the music is in this game? Especially the normal battle theme on the Ancestral Steppe.


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It took selling my soul to some pagan deities, but I have a copy of Monster Hunter 4 now, myself. I've only done the tutorial so far, but yes, should be fun. And man, I was going to make my character based of one of several role playing characters I've made in the past, but, the game had just one too many options that were just silly enough for me to abandon all conceptions of making a normal character, so now I have a green pompadour with the smuggest damn face you've ever seen, so fun times, to be sure. I'm sure I'll catch up quickly, and then we can kill ALL OF THE DINOSAURS.


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Elby wrote:
It took selling my soul to some pagan deities, but I have a copy of Monster Hunter 4 now, myself. I've only done the tutorial so far, but yes, should be fun. And man, I was going to make my character based of one of several role playing characters I've made in the past, but, the game had just one too many options that were just silly enough for me to abandon all conceptions of making a normal character, so now I have a green pompadour with the smuggest damn face you've ever seen, so fun times, to be sure. I'm sure I'll catch up quickly, and then we can kill ALL OF THE DINOSAURS.

just make an rp character with a green pompadour

your characters die quick enough for this to be a thing

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Image Day 4 of hunting stars Gore Magala and more Gore Magala! He was being rather pesky during the story mode until finally they got me to take care of it and take care of it I did.

...Over and over and over again...

In fact, I was grinding the Gore Magala mission at least 14 times! No, I didn't lose (I did get carted a couple of times though). I was farming for drops. Specifically his "feelers." I needed them for two pieces of armor as well as a new weapon. I'm not sure what I was doing wrong, but trying to hit this guy in the feels...ers was tough. He'd often die before I had the chance!

For those who don't know, you need parts to make new equipment, and you get them through a variety of means. Killing and carving is the most common, but you get extra rewards at the end if you wound specific parts of their body. For Gore Magala, getting rid of the feelers actually yields a 100% drop rate for that item, which is actually kind of unusual in this game. Alternatively, capturing one also yielded a 15% drop rate.

Anyway, long story short, I had a ton of everything else I needed...except those feelers. And I only just finally managed to get all of them now.

And...here's the results:

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I admit, this shot might not be the best I took, but I really like the look of this set. Black and purple all around, giving off a rather menacing look. My new CB even has a skull on the shield part! I gave it a red pigment as well, which gives it an even more menacing look, and it also makes it look like I have a flowing red cape in the back. The big downside is its rather low fire resistance, and considering I need to hunt a Rathalos soon, that isn't good... On the plus side, I get a massive attack boost when a monster is angry from wearing this.

But yeah, after all that farming, I just need to put this down for a while... Things are starting to get interesting, though, as other monsters are being infected with the Frenzy Virus now. The first was just a Congalala though, which compared to fighting the Gore and Gravious previously, provided pretty much zero challenge.

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Image Not a full update yet. Just taking a quick break to eat and chime in that I got the matching armor set I wanted for my guild card:

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We look amazing!

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Image And now for my real hunting log for Day 5. As you would guess from that previous pic, I spent a long time hunting the Rathalos over and over again. Wasn't as annoying as Gore Magala's and his Feelers, but it still took a heck of an amount of time. Funny enough, despite its reputation for being super rare, the Plates were not the things I had trouble getting. Instead, it was the Shells. Desire Sensor at its finest, I suppose, though I can't complain about getting a plate from carving the tail.

I've now hit a point where the Frenzy virus is now affecting other monsters. I mentioned the Congalala before, but it gets worse. In fact, my very first quest against a Tigrex ended up with him getting infected. Anytime you see the word "Outbreak" next to the monster icon on the quest, it means that they're gonna get the virus, making them much more aggressive than before. Also, you can get infected too, which depending on how well and aggressive you play, can be a good or bad thing.

But I digress. I finally made my way to the finale of the original story mode just before the High Rank quests...

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...and came face to face with the Shagaru Magala, the adult form of the Gore Magala and the cause of this virus! If you thought Gore Magala was hard before, you ain't seen a thing until now! It's classified as an Elder Dragon, which means it is the cream of the crop when it comes to deadly monsters. It's faster, its breath attacks now split apart, and when it goes into rage mode, it summons giant bolts of Frenzy Virus lightning bolts that hurt a lot! Nevertheless, I overcame this beast and saved the world. Note that this fight requires you to slay the beast as opposed to hunting it, which means I can't catch it.


But the hunt is hardly over as there is still plenty other monsters still waiting for me.

I also dabbled a bit with online. It seems to work very well from what I got, though I would much rather hunt with friends so we can communicate over Skype or Vent or something. Would anyone like to have a go? I'm still HR 1 so early stuff is still possible.

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Capcom just released a useful and comprehensive online manual. Check it out if you're having trouble!

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Image Day 6 of hunting. A bit more lax this time. Haven't even finished every 6 star quest yet.

That being said, these are getting really hard! Almost every fight involves a Frenzied monster, multiple monsters, or multiple Frenzied monsters! It's at this point where Dung Bombs become super nice to have on you just for the sheer amount of terror even one Frenzy brings! You don't know terror until you face off against two Frenzied Tigrexes...

Outside of that, I did unlock two Urgent Quests. One is against the Brachydios, a fight I really liked back in Tri Ultimate and am looking forward to making a Charge Blade with Blastblight from its parts, and the other is, interestingly enough, against Dah'ren Mohran! This big bad boy is a cousin of Tri's Jhen Mohran. It's freaking huge and involves you fighting from a ship in the desert, making use of ballistas and Dragonators while also jumping on top of the beast and chopping away at the bits. It's unique in that simply fainting three times or running out of time aren't the only ways to fail this quest. If your ship gets wrecked, you will fail as well! It can be pretty nerve wracking trying to time the gongs and Dragonator.

Of note from what I have heard, however...Dah'ren is much easier than Jhen. I've read reports that they never even used the gong or Dragonator and still won! Considering this is an Urgent Quest as opposed to a standard optional one for single player like Jhen in Tri Ultimate, I guess that makes sense. Guess I'll find out for myself soon enough, perhaps tomorrow.

Happy hunting!

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Image Missed a day of hunting, but I'm sure I made up for it today on my 7th.

I can finally move on to High Rank solo if I feel like it. This is when things get even more challenging! As if the Frenzy back at 6 Star wasn't bad enough. Now we have to deal with monsters we fought before but have beefed up stats. On top of that, it'll be time to deal with subspecies of monsters too, the first of which I have to deal with is the Emerald Congalala.

But before heading there, I tried to wrap up as much as I could of the 6-Stars. I still seem to be missing some quests do to it being in silver instead of gold (gold means I did everything, silver means I've done all the quests I have found but there are still some out there to be found). Not sure how to unlock it, but regardless... Lots of Frenzy creatures, but very few of them really stood a chance. As mentioned previously though, double Frenzy Tigrex was not fun...

That being said, I got an urgent quest to face off against Dah'ren Mohran, who is the giant beastie seen at the very start of the game. It was quite the fight but I managed to kill it...twice! And, luck be a lady, I managed to craft a new weapon from these two mandatory hunts too, giving me my first blue sharpness as well as water elemental damage! On top of that, hunted my first Kirin, an old fan favourite for its female clothing. Even KP really likes to wear that outfit so hopefully I can get a guild quest to share with her soon.

And since I did discover the Kirin, it now appears for the Meownster Hunters, which means I finally have a piece of gear that's better than the Mario set at last! Binx doesn't have that silly looking mustache anymore!

It was a good day.

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Image Day 8 had very little progress. I'm trying to unlock the rest of the 6 Star quests, which require me to do some Guild Hall quests. So multiplayer time for me! Managed to get up to HR 2 with little trouble at all. In fact, I probably could have soloed the majority of these, but come on, the multiplayer is where it shines.

Just wish I could play with friends... (nudge nudge wink wink)

Other than that, grinding Expeditions as a favor to KP. She loves wearing the Kirin set, but Kirin only appear as a Guild Hall quest, which you can only get from doing Expeditions, and even then, only from certain monsters, and even then, only a 10-20% chance of dropping (Gore Magala having the highest chance), and even then, you still need to submit enough stuff to the Guild (picking up shiny drops, killing monsters, etc.) to even get a chance of getting a quest drop to begin with...

Yeah, I've been going pretty nuts trying to get this. I keep getting quests with nothing but Velocidromes and Yian Kut-Kus over and over again with only a few exceptions with Basarios and Yian Garuga, but damn, I just want that Kirin drop already! Then I can share it via StreetPass!

On the plus side, these expeditions are yielding some really good Palicos.

With that said, let me just show you why I main Charge Blade.

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Image Looks like Day 8 post was a bit premature as I just had a heck of a time raising my Hunter Rank even further along with Elby and Steg. All three of us have hit HR3 now, which is the final rank of Low Rank. Making some fairly decent progress now!

Hopefully, more will join us in the future.

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Image Day 9 as I continue my expeditions, though I upgraded some weapons on the side. At least, as far as I could until I start doing High Rank. Still no luck with a Kirin quest drop. I've gotten the other 4 that are possible, but still no signs of Kirin. It's interesting since I have heard of tales of people having just as much difficult getting Yian Garuga drops too, but I've gotten plenty of those. It is possible to share though, so if anyone happens to come by one, my sister would be very appreciative of it.

On that note, I did learn something today. Any quest labeled as "Advanced" is actually on a rotation. This means that, every time a quest is complete, it'll randomly pick what Advanced quests you can do. This was good to learn since one weapon I wanted to upgrade I couldn't because I thought the monster needed to carve the parts for was gone forever. This is not the case. I merely just have to choose the quest when it pops up.

...Though now I have the dilemma of either doing an Expedition when the monsters that'll drop Kirin show up or going for upgrading my Dragon element weapon...

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Image Apologies for a lack of update. I am currently battling my own personal Frenzy Virus (without an affinity boost either) and just haven't felt a desire to do much of anything lately.

That being said, before it became as nasty as it did, I finally got myself a Low Rank Kirin Guild Quest for KP! We StreetPassed so she is thrilled. It's actually her favourite armor set in the series. Hey, if you got it...

Of course, I'll probably have to do this all over again later for Oroshi Kirin later, which is a black, ice-based subspecies introduced in 4. Yup.

Other than that, not much of anything else. Currently attempting to upgrade my Dragon weapon using final boss drops. Only thing missing is a plate, ie. the piece every Hunter often has trouble getting on any monster. Played a bit of online here and there too and even adjusted my Ace Palico a bit. He no longer has Leadership but instead focuses on pure Offense. Turns out, having a majority of 1st Stringers set to a specific talent means that your Ace will use it too. However, I did hear some rather nice stories about a Palico that excels at Stealing (going so far as to steal the heart out of a Monoblos) so I might give that a try if I'm still having trouble.

Hope to see some of you online again soon!

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Image Today, I reached High Rank for Guild quests by reaching HR 4! Horray!

(Now where the hell are my friends?!)

With that, I should probably focus on getting High Rank armor. But of course, still haven't upgraded my weapon yet, though I have been working on a rather nice set of armor (the Lao Shan Lung set, which is a monster not in this game) because the skill bonuses you get from it are going to be really useful when doing High Rank at the start. Still, I would like to see what Dalamadur is like, since this is the biggest monster in the main franchise!

Funny story during my Moh'ran run to get HR4: We killed him so quickly, his body ended up outside the map, meaning nobody could carve it! If I didn't already get the necessary pieces from him from soloing beforehand, I'd be pretty upset about this.

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Also been playing a lot of this (mostly single player) and it's been fun, yeah. Currently up to, hunter rank four online and up to... nine stars in offline, so yes. Would certainly be up for playing with you more when we're both around.

ALSO, after all your strife in trying to get the Kirin quest for your sister, I feel the need to mention that, with me barely even understanding how to unlock guild quests like that and almost never going on expeditions, I just got the Kirin guild quest. SO, feel free to get mad at me and my dumb luck.


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Image ....!!!!!

Image ...No, no. I'm getting mad at the wrong person here. You were just far, far luckier than I was Much like how sometimes people can't get Plates yet I got them no problem off of Gore, some people are just lucky to get Kirin while I wasn't as fortunate.

Image Still annoying though...

Image Anyway, just a friendly reminder to go download your Starter Pack if you guys haven't already. You only have until the 15th!

With that said, there is going to be free DLC (yeah, I know what you're thinking and it shocked me too; I had no idea Capcom had the word "free" in their DLC dictionary) every month! This month should be nice for SnS and Bow users as the Link set will be made available! Comes out this Friday!

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Image Slowly making progress. It's hard feeling so sick to get motivated, however. Still, I've done a little bit of High Rank now thanks in no small part to wearing the full Lao-Shan set for its abilities. Y'know, just until I can make armor from High Rank monsters, but this'll last for the time being.

That's...about all I did really. Took down a Blue Kut-Ku and Emerald Congalala though, first set of subspecies I've encountered in 4U. Kut-Ku was fairly easy but I got super careless around the Congalala.

Also en route to unlocking the ultimate 6* quest, which requires you to up your HR. At only HR4 however, I only got the first quest, which is to catch a Seltas. Not exactly exciting, except for the fear of accidentally killing it. Keep in mind the Seltas is one of the earliest monsters you face in the game and thus very easy by this point.

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I'm pretty sure everyone gets careless against the Emerald Congalala. It's a monster you're used to thinking of as weak, and it's a big, clumsy monkey; it's impossible to take it seriously. Impossible. I'm pretty sure the first time I faced it I actually failed the quest. And then when Steg and I first got to HR 4 (not that we've really done much anything past that yet anyways), I had him face it with me, and we actually failed together (since he was super weak to fire, which he didn't expect to be relevant, and I died twice because I'm a baddie), so yes.

But yes, the ultimate six star quest thing, that's annoyed the crap out of me because I've been consistently doing all the quests to get the fancy gold check mark, but on six stars, the silver one just sits there, mocking me. It's the worst.

Haven't made much progress otherwise, still at nine stars offline. Made a nice set of Qurupeco armor to go with the fancy Seregios Hunting Horn I made. Seregios weapons are amazing, by the way: they recover sharpness every time you roll. The drawback being they don't have a huge amount of sharpness to begin with, and they have no element, so it's most fitting for slow weapons, and no element means it's best fit for breaking stuff, so a hammer-type weapon seemed only natural, and I've been meaning to try out the Hunting Horn anyways. I still haven't actually used one yet, but STILL... one day... it'll be amazing. Doesn't help that it's mostly befitting of multiplayer which I still haven't done much of, but yes. I'LL BE READY.

Alsoalsoalso, I gotta say, the Pink Rathian left a Hell of an impression on me, basically one-shotting me with her hard to dodge tail swipe (I didn't even know what hit me the first time; I just saw a big, purple explosion and I was suddenly dead), so I absolutely dreaded the Azure Rathalos that came up recently, but... I actually had an easier time against it than I did the normal high-rank Rathalos.

Alsoalsoalsoalso, I wouldn't worry TOO much about making high rank armor if you have a set you like, if you just keep it upgraded with the highest armor spheres you have available, it should still do the job; I'm still rocking my low-rank Tigrex armor.


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*opens DLC menu*

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You got the Palico! Set it to Image, Image, Image or Image on the Select Item Screen.
Press the corresponding button to Deploy your new friend to assist you in hunts.


Image DLC is out today! Feel free to download and try out the new stuff for both Low Rank and High Rank.

For the record, all the Zelda stuff is under High Rank. Getting the weapons requires hunting Akantor while getting the armor requires an arena fight against a Zinogre, a Kirin, and a Rajang.

However, outside of the Zelda stuff, there is still a lot to find, such as unique weapons and armor with some rather neat quests, even episodic ones using older Monster Hunter characters.

There will be new DLC every month on the first Friday, all of it free as well, so what are you waiting for?

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Image Made some more progress here and there. In the middle of 8* Caravan now. Mostly focusing on upgrading weapons. Just unlocked a Hunt-a-Thon for Zinogre so that seems like a decent time to get some Thunder resistant armor because screw you Red Khezu!

Not sure when you guys would be most available for some HR questing. I'm still sittin' pretty at HR4 with only a couple of quests here and there done.

As an aside, Handsome Scrap+ is super hard to acquire during Meownster Hunter, I find. Got tons of the monster scraps (one Meownster hunt against a Zinogre gave me enough to make a full set outside of Handsome Scrap+s) but... I heard that chest tend to drop them most often, so maybe I'll focus on that once I get enough Rath Scrap+.

Other than that, think I am getting close to finishing up 8*. 9* signifies then end of single player High Rank since 10* is considered on level of G-Rank.

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Oh, I guess I actually passed you at some point, as I actually finished the ten star caravan quests a while back. I suppose that's fair enough.

And yeah, the Red Khezu is a butt... or Khezus in general, really. There's a reason I switched to the bow when we fought one way back when. Also it just makes me miss the Gigginox, not necessary because the fight was any better, but its armor was just so much cooler-looking than the Khezu's (also I like the more cartoony look that results from the Gigginox's flabbiness).

Looking, I'm actually ahead in Hunter Rank as well, since I did some on my own to get up to hunter rank five, but only just, I've literally done nothing of that level past the urgent, so I'd definitely be up for whatever when we get the chance.


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Image My battle with bronchitis did hinder my progress due to that feeling of just not wanting to do anything. Outside of that, I think I also fell behind due to that freakin' S. Magala Plate not dropping!! It finally did last week so I was able to get my Dragon element CB upgraded. Now to upgrade it further I need to seek out High Rank Gore Magala. Gonna need to find some time with you guys to level up that HR since I think he is hangin' out there at like 5 or 6.

We need to find an opportunity to get our Triforces and such as well so that we can get our Zelda stuff.

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Indeed. I tried doing the Zelda stuff solo, but, the Akantor is a... pretty, badly designed fight in my opinion (90% of which involves wailing on its crotch until it does an attack where its entire body becomes a hitbox, then hope you don't get comboed into being two-shot), and the one to fight three monsters was, well, difficult, just because it's going through three high end monsters solo, the last of which I had never even fought before. Could probably beat that one if I gave it a few more attempts, but EH.


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Image Pretty much done with 8* now. Again, been spending a boatload of time hunting Zinogres trying to get the materials I needed. The Jasper alluded me though until today when I finally got one. Now I've got something with Thunder resistance. It helps that it looks great too. Decided to make a Zamtrios S set for similar reasons, this time for Ice instead though.

Other than that, Wyceum has been unlocked, which I hear is absolutely mandatory for G-ranking. Seriously, a common complaint I see on various message boards regarding the game is how there are online players who haven't unlocked this yet, despite how useful it is what with getting your wystone slots and what not. I haven't unlocked wystones just yet, but I can't imagine it's far off. Just able to buy some rather nice items.

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Yeah, the Wystones are pretty nice. It already felt like monsters being frenzied was just a free affinity bonus for me, then the wystones came along and then it's a free attack or defense boost as well, basically. It felt like they were convinced on making the monsters be big and scary actually be good thing for you. I DUNNO, maybe I just play too aggressively.

Amusingly, I've also been farming the Zinogre, albeit of the Stygian variety for my new gunner armor, as I wanted something with Load Up for the Seregios bow I have. Also, it looks cool.


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Image 9* Quests, here I come. Yes, that means I faced Seregios for the first time, the flagship monster in Japan and Europe. That's a pretty fun fight, all things considered. Seemed fairly balanced, though getting stuck in a corner while bleeding can feel unfair. Ouch. At least it seems you get a buff after recovering from it that lasts quite a while and prevents further bleeding. Theme is pretty slick too.

Other than that, not much else to report really. My main Palico has high rank Rath now while the sub has high rank Zinogre. Figured it'd be a nice balance. Testing out the Protection Forte as well, though it seems there is no extra skill gained for having 3 Prot Palicos in your party. I may need to invest in a 4th one at the expense of losing Shock Traps for Binx.

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Oh, the joys of playing with randoms. I was doing some Molten Tigrex farming with Steg, and he wanted to get some randoms to go faster, and man, they died so many times. I specifically love how after one failure (which I'm pretty sure involved the randoms dying all three times that time), we were asked if we had better armor, because our "defense is a bit low." They did apparently have more defense apparently have significantly more defense than us, but again, we weren't the ones dying.

But yes, just figured I'd share that, because it amused me, YOU CAN'T STOP ME. I suppose in the vein of something vaguely productive, I could mention that I've gotten to G. rank in the gathering hall (or elder hall, now) stuff, so that's something. I'm actually an urgent G. rank Seregios away from G2 now, but I've been doing some other quests and potentially waiting for Steg, so, things.

Also also, the episodic quests for this month's DLC (oh yeah, that's worth mentioning: this month's DLC came out and involves the Sonic Palico set) is, quite something. In that it involves needing to kill an Akantor in 20 minutes (which I somehow managed solo), and then an Ukanlos in 15 minutes. That one I could not manage solo, mostly because that thing has a lot of attacks that make it essentially run away from you and waste time, so that's sure a butt.


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Image I've definitely fallen out of the loop, I admit, in favor of other games (like Ori for instance...probably then when I stopped playing) but I really would like to go with you and Steg again. I need to raise that HR.

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Image May just started and already we got this month's DLC package, which includes Street Fighter and Mega Man outfits for your Palicos, Metroid outfits for your Hunter, and the return of Cha-Cha and Kayamba for those who played Monster Hunter Tri (and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate).

...Still haven't played for a long time but the new backgrounds and poses look great. Of course I had to pick the Super Metroid one! Love the little Gunner touches at the top. Mega Man pose as well because it actually looks great on my profile page on Miiverse.

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Image June DLC pack has been revealed and, as always, will launch on the first Friday of the month.

This month, you can grab yourselves lots of Palico outfits. You can dress them up as Isabelle and Mr. Resetti from Animal Crossing, or as Dante from Devil May Cry (original Dante, for the record, with the white hair and everything).

Tetsuya Nomura of Square-Enix also collaborated to bring you some new armor for yourself and your Palico as well as a new longsword to equip, all of which look like they were pulled straight out of Final Fantasy.

And of course, there are still plenty of Challenges and Monster Fests to do. There are even some missions for those who haven't hit G-Rank yet that involve a Molten Tigrex (aka Sparky Sparky Boom Tigrex) and a Savage Deviljho (aka NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE).

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