Posted 7:19pm on Sun 24 March 2013
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Anyone playing this? Really need help with my last HR2 quest in the tavern and the bloody big fire dragon thingy keeps killing me >.<;;
Feel free to add. I'll be on tonight/tomorrow. Wii U ID: atheistium
Posted 7:38pm on Sun 24 March 2013
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I'm playing, but currently still only HR1 online. I wanted a full Jaggi armour set before venturing into online, but the problem with that is that starting down that pathway means that you then see Renoplos armour, and a Bnahabra Hunting Horn, and before you know it you spent 3 hours mining ore nodes in the vague hope that one of them produces a Machalite ore...
I can only assume that Fire Dragon is something worse than Rathian, who I managed to see for mere seconds in an HR1 online party last night. That is my other sticking point with the online; everyone else seems to know exactly what they are doing, and are just in such a rush to do it. I wanted to slowly but surely find things myself, but two out of the four of us just zoomed off as soon as we got into the forest.
It's still a marvellous game, though. I hope to one day be good/brave enough to try the G-rank missions and monsters.
Posted 7:49pm on Sun 24 March 2013
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Omg! We should play. I need to do some general farming so if you need help raising your levels in your online game.
Posted 3:13pm on Mon 25 March 2013
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Another night, and another session that drags me even deeper into this wondrous game. I think the Matts need to be aware of how much the difficulty for the first few missions has been nerfed, as well. Because, when you have to hunt the Qurupeco, things step up quite noticeably! It took me 24 minutes to take it down, and that was with full Jaggi Armour and an Assassin's Dagger. My Metal Bagpipe does more damage, but I am a lot less mobile with it, so I had to switch back to Sword & Shield.
I am finally starting to feel like I "get" Monster Hunter, which is something that never quite hit home with the regular Wii version. Veterans might complain at the easier start, but I think the game benefits quite massively from this more gentle introduction. (Admittedly, the extremely Japanese menu system could be a lot better.)
Went in to my local Grainger this morning, debating if I should buy it for 3DS as well or not. The quandary was solved when I spotted a Circle Pad Pro on shelf for £5 brand new. Knowing myself s well as I do, there was every chance I would pay £39.99 for the download version tonight. So, I got the cartridge and CPP for a combined £40. Being able to transfer the save file between versions is a fantastic addition for me, considering just how much time I spend on trains at the moment.
I sent you a friend request, Lauren.
Posted 3:22pm on Mon 25 March 2013
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Tempted to grab this on 3DS and carry on with the save file I started yesterday. Circle pad pro would be a big help, though!
Posted 10:42am on Thu 28 March 2013
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Really need to get this at some point on Wii U.
Posted 8:14pm on Sat 30 March 2013
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I have it on 3ds, waiting to get it on Wii U as well, sucks that you need your WiiU to be connected via a wire to the internet to play online with the 3ds, but I suppose it would have been terrible for latency otherwise... Still, my NNID is Frosty_Sphincter, so when I do finally get it for WiiU just hit me up and I'll join for a hunting.
Posted 8:29pm on Sat 30 March 2013
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I played the demo on Wii U today and I didn't enjoy a second of it. I'm gonna' go ahead and assume this game doesn't demo well...?
Posted 12:36pm on Sun 31 March 2013
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I can totally see how someone would not like that demo. It actually demos brilliantly, IF ...
If you have already gotten to a point where you know how Monster Hunter works. And by that, I mean you need to have 15-20 hours invested, and an understanding of the way you are meant to learn how the monsters fight. You can't just rush in and smack them down, you need to time your attacks so that they are genuinely effective. Lagombi, for example, has several different attacks and if you don't learn his tells then you are likely to get hit pretty hard. Especially when he goes into berserk.
There are so many different things going on that it can be quite overwhelming at first. I would suggest playing the demo again, but this time just pick a weapon and spend 2 runs not even fighting the boss monster, but instead learning the intricacies of the weapon you chose. For example, the Long Sword is superb, but only once you have filled the Spirit meter up. What's the Spirit meter? That little one under your health bar that the demo didn't tell you about at all.
I went to a Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Street Pass event yesterday, in a gaming bar in Manchester. I didn't know anybody beforehand, but that genuinely didn't matter. Had such a good time! Picked up bunch of guild cards, so much so that now my port has several hunters offering to go on quests for me all the time. Best of all, I found a couple of players willing to do the current event quest with me that would be MUCH too hard for me to tackle solo, and now if I can just get a couple more Amber Tusks to drop then I can make a sword that is pretty much Soul Calibur! And, yes, I want that sword even though I am currently using Hunting Horns.
Honestly, the depth of the game is beyond anything I think I have ever seen before. It's not just mastering your weapons, it's also knowing what the monsters do. And then crafting and upgrading armour and weapons, which sometimes requires beating monsters in certain ways, or sometimes catching them instead, which is much harder. And the level of epic and tension that it achieves when there are two or three big monsters around is simply unmatched in anything I have ever played. I have NEVER felt so badass as I have done in this one. And I'm still only in Low Rank...