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[Monster Hunter] 4, now with online multiplayer!! Coming to 3DS 2013

AiranAiran Registered User regular
edited September 2012 in Games and Technology


PSVita Dead on Arrival confirmed.
Spoiler:

The latest installment in the series, Monster Hunter 3 (Tri) is now available for the Wii!
With some 1.1+ million copies having been hunted down in Japan alone, MH3 places you in a brand new hunter’s world, where man and beast are still at each other’s throats.
You arrive at a quaint fishing village by boat. This village has been having a slight monster problem, and you, a magnificent hunter, have been asked to help. Ok, you’re not magnificent at all, but you’ll get there eventually.

In the offline mode, it will be the fishing village. Here you may purchase, or craft equipment, buy items to help you out on your next quest, and tend to a mini farm which will produce various crafting materials for you. Or perhaps you may decide to sample the local felyne chef’s delicacies, of which the ingredients you can choose for him to prepare a dish. This can result in a stat boost for one quest period, or debilitating food poisoning with the opposite effect on stats.
Then it's off to the Guild Counter to pick a quest! You select and confirm your quest choice, at which point you may make last minute checks (such as stocking up on health potions) before heading out.
You will now arrive in the quest area. Here you will attempt to achieve the objectives laid out by the quest, be it slaying/capturing a monster, or collecting a number of items and sending them back through the drop box at your field camp. Once you succeed or fail in the quest, you return to your home location. The cycle repeats.
The appeal of this game is that your successes are primarily dependant on your reflexes and knowledge of your target. Numbers play a lesser role here – you may have the best armour in the game but that will only give you around 3 extra hits before a knockout as opposed to being instant-KO’ed for a beginner. Likewise the largest beasties still take a while to topple even with the best weapons, and they’re not going to be sitting still to take a beating either. That’s not to say it’s not worth building on your equipment – armours can be decorated with gems which will install upon the wearer different abilities which will help make your hunt a little easier. On top of that, a wide variety of items are at your disposal to aid in the hunt, including pitfall traps, flash and explosive bombs, or even meat to distract your prey!

Veteran to the series? Want to know what's new?
Well for starters, a brand new world! Of special note is Moga Island, an area where you may harvest materials and hunt certain monsters freely without having to accept a quest beforehand.
Underwater battling is a new addition to the franchise, giving you and your target an extra axis to manoeuvre through in battles.
There’s also new weapon type and plenty of new monsters join some old favourites, all of which have received some tweak in one way or another.

Some other points in particular are that our cuddly buddies turned field assistants, the Felyne Buddies, are absent from MH3. The cute cats still exist, but they’re taking a back seat from battling monsters for the time being. Fret not, for you have a replacement, which will be revealed in the single player story.

Play Online
You may be aware that MH3 offers completely FREE ONLINE PLAY WITH NO FRIEND CODES.
Yes! Westerners can now cackle with glee as our benevolent overlords over at Capcom have enabled us to play together online at no cost! And you can use Wii Speak! Holy shit!
To find your ID, it will be on your character Status page when you log in to the server. To send a friend invite, go to the options, Online tab, then compose a message to your friend. Flip the 'Friend Request' switch to ON.

CAVEATS!
Unfortunately it’s not all sunshine and lollipops regarding this subject. REGION LOCKING IS GO, thus Europeans have to make do with other Europeans and you Americans will be hunting with other US residing folk. There are no Nintendo Friend Codes in use, but each hunter will receive a 6-digit Capcom ID. Use these to quickly invite your friends together for a hunt.
Friend invites have to be done to a person when they're not in a quest AND also online. The recipient must also invite you back.
Oh, Wii Speak has terrible voice quality (discontinued lololol), and requires both users to have WiiSpeak to hear the other person talk. Use Vent, Skype, etc or even your 360/PS3 chat functions! Or just use ANY wireless or wired USB keyboard, they work too.

Tri Online Rank up quests - to get the urgent, you must have completed these quests and then ranked up to max rank (e.g. Barroth Urgent needs rank 8 to appear)
* 1 star (HR 1-8) - Sunken Treasures, Help the "Hunter", Playing with Fire, No Guts No Glory, The Fisherman's Tale
* 2 star (HR 9-17) - Bug Hunt, Flooded Forest Extermination, Scene of the Crime, Merchant's Mission, The Butler's Great Baggi
* 3 star (HR 18-30) - We Need a Hero, Into the Danger Zone, The Creeping Venom, The Bard's Barioth, To Capture an Uragaan
* 4 star (HR 31-39) - Reel in a Rathian, Jumping for Jaggi, The Mysterious Mimic, Avenging the Fallen Hunter, Grab a Gobul
* 5 star (HR 40-50) - Into the Danger Zone (High Rank), Rotten Fish, The Creeping Venom (High Rank), The Molten Monstrosity, Run Down a Rathalos

Event Quest schedule - click on the little Gem Icon

Everyone needs to turn their Lobby Chat setting ON so that they can still get chat messages from town while on missions. This setting defaults to OFF.
Option is in Main Menu > Online tab (3rd one) > Online Settings > Lobby Chat.

You can whisper to a person in the lobby when you're on a quest by pressing TAB or zR during typing.


CAPCOM ID LIST (PM/post to be added in, please also state EU or US)
PA Wiki page for MH3. Enter your own details here. This is not maintained by me, and only serves as an alternative list where you may wish to add more information about yourself as a hunter.

NOTICE: Please gather at the Minegarde 1 server, Citygate 9, for any PA hunting party formations, friend invites, etc. Applies to both US and EU.

Forum name - Online ID - Character name(s)

US
  • IceBurner - WHXJM6 - Jezzgiott/Vanadies
  • WAH - RTHB18(or RTH818) - Ceres
  • SightTDW - 9RKJT6 - Sighit
  • Romantic Undead - 5BXMHU - Romund
  • Lemming - A9UWXY - Lemming
  • Crotchless Gorilla Suit - 22VDA4 - Luna
  • PikaPuff - VLRUN1 - PikaPuff
  • Hahnsoo1 - E8HJCA - Hahnsoo
  • Dracil - X3G5UA - Dracilia
  • Dyvion - 1KP8K4 - dyvion
  • elliotw2 - 2A5V76 - Elliot
  • Zero413 - V95382 - Zero
  • MonkeyConQueso - F7YDGR - MonkeyCQ
  • Kaseius - N8FYAL - Kaseius
  • Preacher - 42W7H2 - Trezlan
  • Elderlycrawfish - 73KR5V - Yupa
  • vagrant_winds - FYQWC7 - V Winds
  • DeMoN - Y5FQ9B - Toxic
  • Entaru - BTADEA - Entaru
  • Dashui - 7RW2KG - Dashui
  • Foefaller - VAW987 - Leanna
  • Redlance - IKAIIZ - Jaren
  • hatedinamerica -XXQQWLV - cappy
  • DarkMecha - LNZKUD - Thorgal
  • Crovaxan - B3G8MB - Crovax
  • Rhar - ZH13TK - Yere
  • Svevin - D694DU - Kevko
  • fRAWRst - 7FEU56 - Dain
  • Magic Pink - 56KU5Y - Hobgoble
  • UncleChet - WYF66F - Ursa
  • ygrella - 49X9MN - Ygre
  • LCDXX - L54J9B - LCDXX
  • Niceguyeddie616 - NPVY79 - Marco
  • Vanderbrent - JVAMK2 - Vander
  • CorporateLogo - K3CY4M - Agnate
  • kdrudy - 4XUD1A - Kyru
  • amateurhour - TTUXEK - Khyorshk
  • Keffy - JPWFNV- Sithpien
  • ED! - W25V18 - Anderson
  • Htown - L9WF49 - Domrond
  • jothki - 4L9GQ6 - Josh
  • taliosfalcon - U4H5Z6 - talios
  • ShinyRedKnight - LPN7XJ - Athlos
  • TimFiji - F3EAFA - Hound
  • krylon666 - JZ5KGZ - Kazak
  • Rubycat - 1P6P2U - Seto
  • thepizzaelemental - B77AE9 - Natou
  • Wayrath - AM94YU - Wayrath
  • Depressperado - 9QR2LE - Dwyer
  • Darian - 67WHF6 - Darian
  • flammiebc - METF8J - Arlan
  • Vray - ZBTQXM - Krod
  • Zorak15 - HA3UQY - Ijal
  • TastyBrisket - FL8NQT - Danae
  • Arcus - GFC6WQ - Arcus
  • ninzorjons - TNY7BK - Jons
  • Zyrxil - G3ANDU - Tyranna
  • MoSiAc - U46FJF - Katrice
  • Big Isy - PRTUGW - Big Isy
  • Blood Drive - 1G3157 - Tiara
  • B:L - 3Q1AVX - Drake
  • OtakuD00D - LJVY5L - Tari
  • Frosteey - QGFX49 - Elaise
  • GentlemenGiant - PJNF42 - Renwulf
  • Zandracon - 87KKP7 - Zand
  • Malechai - CJFKXL - malechai
  • Maddoc - TBUGW8 - Red
  • Sintor - LY9444 - Sintor
  • Dritz - YZA4DZ - Ekera
  • charles - WYWEM7 - Charles
  • Egos - AF93AG- Vane
  • Delzhand - 4BAZHZ - Esther
  • Dez691 - WMRHWN - Alfien
  • Satsumomo - 6YQ6FR - Satsu
  • Stryker43 - X8MUKG - Stryker
  • SilentRoughWater - IR3L8E - Aryn
  • Anon the Felon - HL731H - Anon
  • Brainiac 8 - 3X7JM1 - Dulan
  • Sagaxus - GYEHRM - Zolb
  • IncognitoEsq - T9J2LC - Lokaz
  • Mizuumi - ZKF7WK - Dajia
  • Zoltan - BAB98Z - Zoltan
  • Noble Six Actual - 8845G5 (or 8B45G5?) - Faren

EURO
  • Xavier_8 - QW189U - xavier8
  • fencat - JE96EW - Fenris
  • Airan - QGJ7TU - Airan
  • Klyka - XTQE6R - Klyka
  • Prime
  • homargoodness - 7X1RME - homar
  • mere_immortal - XFXTG5 - Mere
  • TheBana - FZVK6U - TheBana(?)
  • AngryPuppy - THXYRL - ANGRYPUP
  • Vangu Vegro - PYPLCV - Vangu
  • Hullabaloo - 2GV6VE - Oggie
  • Jam Warrior - VTYHGN - Jam
  • Drascin - QZFHJL - Signum
  • Waylander - PBQJGC - Zillah
  • Quadro - CT23TT - Quadro
  • Big Isy - NB1MJR - big isy
  • Kay - TGW3J6 - Kay
  • Tnhalbertsma - JADNNB - Zwaart
  • Halos Nach Tariff - N8YGFX - Halos

(While I’ve removed a significant amount of MHFU related content in the OP, I shall leave the player lists for it here for the time being, if people still want to hook up and go slay some Nargacugas or Tigrexes)
List of PS3 Ad-Hoc Party PA'ers (PM/post in this thread to be added in):
  • Renzomaru
  • Elderlycrawfish
  • Hahnsoo
  • super_emu
  • elliotw2
  • VaregaDiablo
  • zero3002
  • TheFarthestSide
  • fRAWRst
  • Maddoc
  • AbesolutZERO

List of Xlink PA'ers (PM/post in this thread to be added in):
  • Klyka
  • GorillaSuit
  • Dyvion
  • Hahnsoo1
  • CorporateLogo
  • Airan
  • Lethardicus
  • Kranger_Rudy
  • TheIceBurner

My flashbombs didn't work! Why did the monster teleport?! (Etc)
Lag problems? This post may help you understand MH's network connection model.

I heard there’s offline co-op?!?!
For those without online access, you may fight monsters in the Arena with a buddy in split-screen mode. Complete the capture missions in single player to unlock their respective monster fights in the Arena! Sadly this co-op feature does not extend into the main game.

Hunter’s Guidebook
Monster Hunter is not your typical action game. It primarily requires reflexes, not numbers. It’s a goddamn tough game, but my god will you feel like a badass when you topple your first large monster.
Provided here are tips and weapon descriptions to help beginners out. Note that these tips were written for MHF2, then tweaked for MHFU, though I would safely wager that most of the tips here also apply for MH3. Veterans are welcome to add more information. PM me/post here and I will add it whenever possible.

Miscellaneous Tips
Aim for the legs!
Most two legged monstrosities can be forced to trip over to their sides if you keep whacking away at their legs. This provides very valuable time in dealing damage with little harm to yourself. Beware of long tail monsters though, they can swing their tail while you’re attempting to poke their legs and deal pretty harsh damage. Some monsters are tall enough such that you can roll through the gap in their legs. This can be very useful for evading attacks.

Panic Leap!
When you sprint away from the view of an alert monster, you will Panic Run. Panic Run is usually unfavourable to you, since it drains stamina much more quickly than if you would normally sprint. The upside is that it allows you to Panic Leap. Roll while Panic Running and you will launch yourself into the air and land face first into the dirt. This manoeuvre has the longest invincibility frames – from the start of the leap up till you immediately hit the ground. A monster can literally be rushing headlong into you while you’re Panic Leaping and you wouldn’t take a scratch.

Traps and Bombs! Tasty Meats too!
Two types of traps exist – Shock and Pitfall. Shock traps paralyze the victim for about 7 seconds, while Pitfalls leave the monster flailing helplessly in the tangle of ropes for 10 or so seconds. The advantage of Shock Traps is that they can be set in any environment, while Pitfalls require plain or grassy land. You’re also unable to attack the tail end (often the source of rare weapon materials) of a monster in a Pitfall.

Bombs are awesome, but user beware. Two types of Bomb exist - Small and Large. Smalls have a fuse which is immediately lit when you plant it on the ground. They don't really serve much purpose alone in my experience. They are however, useful for detonating Large bombs. This type requires an external detonator, be it a stray arrow, a small bomb, or if you're feeling suicidal, your own sword slash. They deal a respectable amount of damage, further enhanced if you wear armor with bomb-damage increasing effects.

There's also Raw Meat. Hunters are far too civilised to chew on this stuff uncooked, and while you can simply drop it in front of a monster's face and have it scoff it down, you can also coat this delicious hunk of flesh with things such as sleep powder or poison, which when consumed by the unsuspecting monster, will have some rather... unfortunate effects on it. Use this to your advantage, poison the monster then make it sleep the poison away, leaving it weak and frail, ready for you to deliver the final blow. In Tri, monsters can now be 'exhausted', where drool will be coming out of their mouths. You may drop raw meat and they will forgoe eating a tasty carcass in favor of your meat drop in an attempt to restore some of their health.

Roll Cancel!
When you are attacking, you can eliminate the recovery animation of the attack by using the dodge button (B). Your character will roll or backstep, depending on the weapon. Very useful for weapons such as Great Sword, which has a huge recovery time, and Lance. Move left/right to dodge sideways!

Use the Shield!
If you have a shield, please use it. More often than not it will save your ass from a split second charge, or at least reduce the damage it would have caused. You can improve your shield skill by adding Jewels that raise it into your armor. +10 provides Guard+1, which reduces knockback, health and stamina loss, while +20 nets Guard+2 which eliminates knockback and reduces stamina loss greatly (In MHF2 it was +15 points for Guard+2, currently uncertain about Tri values).

Pig out!
Stamina is vital to perform a variety of actions in Monster Hunter. You need it for sprinting, rolling/dodge, using Dual Sword Demon mode, shield blocking, etc etc. Be sure to keep your stamina levels high, else you won’t be able to say, sprint that last metre to the exit of the zone before an angry dragon runs you over.

Felyne Slavery!
Following from the previous tip, use the Felyne Kitchen. The Kitchen allows for delicious meals - made from ingredients chosen by you - that provide a variety of attribute boosts to help you on your next venture into the field. Be warned however, for a bad combination of ingredients will induce food poisoning, and you’ll be afflicted with some stat decrease for the next hunt.

Rub the Pig!
This is probably more superstition than anything, but the little pig in your home? He is rumoured to bring good luck (better drops and what not) if you rub him the right way. No, not that way, you sick bastard. Time it right (a little bit after the music stops) and press A to have him jump for joy, with a big heart popping above his head. Personally he’s fucked me over on many a hunt, so my pig is now neglected. It may work for others though.

Lights, Camera, Action! (PSP)
We get it, the camera controls suck a big fat one, and if you hold the PSP the standard way you can't change the camera position when you're moving around trying to avoid the latest death rush from the angry Tigrex you just woke up. You can solve this issue two ways. The first is to employ the "Claw" position, where your thumb is on the analogue nub, while the rest of your fingers are on the D-pad. Now you will gain full camera control at the cost of potentially cramping your hand.
The second is to change camera during "dead time". This is what I call moments where you cannot control your character's movement. In the middle of an attack animation? Adjust the camera. Reeling from an attack? Adjust the camera. Panic leap? Rolling? Adjust the camera. Drinking a potion? Eating some meat? Adjust the camera. Monster standing there, taking a shit while contemplating how to kill you next? You get the idea.

Any moment you can't move your character, or the monster does an attack which moves it out of screen, take that split second to adjust the camera slightly. It moves pretty fast, and once you get used to the timings of your attack animations, your roll animations, or the monsters attacks, you may change the camera ahead of time, just as you enter the animation.

Oh yeah, the L button is there too folks. This centers the camera behind your character's back. Move your character in the direction you think the monster is, and hit L. So much easier.

Patience!
This game is not about running into the fray swords flailing. If you don’t study the movements of your target, it will tear you a new asshole faster than you can react. Damaging attacks are usually telegraphed heavily, but use your surroundings to further ensure safety. Set traps while the dragon is flying around the battlefield. Stick to the sides of the beast to avoid front attacks, like a fireball to the face.

Don't be greedy.
Following from the previous tip, don't try to inflict as many hits in a single combo. Sometimes one hit, then a roll can be the difference between living to strike another time or 1/2 your health gone. Tail carves should be done when the monster is limping to another area, OR if your friends are distracting it, OR if the monster is far away, then you can probably risk a carve, just keep an eye on what's happening before you commit to a carve!

Useful Links
MH Wiki. Tons of helpful information.
GameFAQs for MH3.
GameFAQs for MHFU.
MH3 Weapon strength calculator. Useful for finding the best weapon, damage wise, per boss monster.
Minegarde. An excellent fansite full of information including weapon/armor databases and a forum with lots of useful information.
Encyclopedia Gigantica. Capcom's official wiki site for Monster Hunter information.

Armor Skills
A brief but great post about popular armor skills that you may wish to possess one day, can be found here, written by resident Hardcore Hunter, Hahnsoo1. These skills are obtained by having enough points (usually at least +10) in your armor to activate. The armor itself may contain the points, or you might have to add Decorations (alternatively known as "gemming" or "adding jewels") to the armor, slots permitting, to increase the points until you can activate it.

Now get out there and hunt, hunters!

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  • AiranAiran Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    MONSTER COMBAT NOTES
    Here I will attempt to provide notes on what attacks the various bosses in MH3 will do, relative to where you stand to them (e.g. if you stand to Quru’s front, he has a high chance of a peck or flint spark attack). The guides here are not absolute, and I can only write from my own experience (and others if they’re willing to share) with my own weapon usages. Hopefully this can help others to fight the monsters more 'efficiently'.
    You may consider these spoilers, and I’d recommend encountering them yourself and studying their attacks before referring to any guide.

    As a general rule of thumb, monsters will turn about 45-70~ degrees either direction to face you. If you are behind it, it can do this twice before deciding on its next action.

    GREAT JAGGI
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    QURUPECO
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    ROYAL LUDROTH
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    BARROTH
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    RATHIAN
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    GREAT BAGGI
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    GOBUL
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    GIGGINOX
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    JHEN MORAN
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    ALATREON
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  • IncognitoEsqIncognitoEsq TexasRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Lances are so boring. Switch-Axes are a true MAN'S WEAPON.

  • ElderlycrawfishElderlycrawfish Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Airan wrote: »
    What the hell?

    Does it make a 'poik poik' sound too? :P

    More of a chirpy squeaky ribbit sound.

    And if I had taken a better picture, you would have seen that the shield is a wooden toilet seat & lid. I hope joke weapons make a big time return in Portable 3; 2/Unite had some fantastically silly ones.

    PSN/Steam - Elderlycrawfish
  • SLZMatrixSLZMatrix Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    @anybody can i add my name to that list thing without making an account on the site?

    Vicariously I Live While The Whole World Dies.
    Monster Hunter Tri : Pandion/JFRXYE Xbox360 Gamertag: GypBuster
  • Shady3011Shady3011 they cant troll you if there dead Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Not being able to evade is the reason why I'll never use a lance.

  • mtsmts Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    but you don;t need to evade you can sit there and take teh hit and laugh at the monsters face. or you know you can sidestep which surprisingly works almost as well in terms of missing attacks. honestly doesn't make sense if you think about it. the magnificent hammer roll obviously looks like it would dodge an attack.

    honestly i try to use the best weapon for the job if possible. Thus the only weapon i don't use is Great sword, since I never choose the job that requires me to move really slowly and miss all the monsters i am aiming for

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  • fRAWRstfRAWRst Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Everything but SA for me, I'm an old school purist. I can't wait for MHP3 water-less and more armor and weapon filled gameplay. And its online multiplayer. And its OH MY GOD IM GONNA IMPORT THIS.

    bryar ray: hey dino long time
    bryar ray: hope you're well
    Dinosaurs: WHAT
    Dinosaurs: IN THE FUCK

  • LucedesLucedes Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    but mts

    the Greatsword is ALWAYS the weapon for the job. Always.

  • AiranAiran Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    mts wrote: »
    honestly i try to use the best weapon for the job if possible. Thus the only weapon i don't use is Great sword, since I never choose the job that requires me to move really slowly and miss all the monsters i am aiming for

    What son

    You're using the GS all wrong

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  • SLZMatrixSLZMatrix Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    one word : LONGSWORD!!! alright two words kinda but also : SPIRIT COMBOES FTW.

    Vicariously I Live While The Whole World Dies.
    Monster Hunter Tri : Pandion/JFRXYE Xbox360 Gamertag: GypBuster
  • DrascinDrascin Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    fRAWRst wrote: »
    Everything but SA for me, I'm an old school purist. I can't wait for MHP3 water-less and more armor and weapon filled gameplay. And its online multiplayer. And its OH MY GOD IM GONNA IMPORT THIS.

    Personally, I'm extremely sad to see underwater fights and Bowgun customization go away because the fans whined about them. Underwater was great (though some weapons were a bit too nerfed underwater, I'll give that), and the build-your-bowgun thing actually got me interested in playing Gunner for once.

    I'll also miss Cha-Cha as a Single Player companion (felynes have nothing on ChaCha's hot blood! I love the little idiot so much :mrgreen:), but that's less of an issue...

    Steam ID: <a href="http://steamcommunity.com/id/Drascin">Drascin</a>
  • Halos Nach TariffHalos Nach Tariff Conceal Don't FeelRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Has it been verified that build-your-own bowgun is gone from Portable 3? I don't mind so much as either way the Gunlance is back. Obviously the superior weapon. Saw some scans of Portable 3 too; the Tri maps are in, with the water zones replaced with ground. And you can fight Royal Ludroth, Peko, G.Jaggi and Barroth for certain.

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  • MizuumiMizuumi Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I am now accepting donations for the Get Mizuumi a PSP Fund. Donations may be made in the form of large bills and/or a working, good condition PSP.

    On a related note, I'm worried that the moment MHP3 comes out, everyone is going to leave and I'll be the only one left in Minegarde1. And the rest of the Tri servers for that matter. :c


    EDIT: So wait, the PSP games have no online multiplayer unless you have a PS3.


    GOD
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    EDIT2:
    Airan wrote: »
    mts wrote: »
    honestly i try to use the best weapon for the job if possible. Thus the only weapon i don't use is Great sword, since I never choose the job that requires me to move really slowly and miss all the monsters i am aiming for

    What son

    You're using the GS all wrong

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  • ElderlycrawfishElderlycrawfish Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Has it been verified that build-your-own bowgun is gone from Portable 3? I don't mind so much as either way the Gunlance is back. Obviously the superior weapon. Saw some scans of Portable 3 too; the Tri maps are in, with the water zones replaced with ground. And you can fight Royal Ludroth, Peko, G.Jaggi and Barroth for certain.

    I believe it's back to pre-made light and heavy bowguns. Poking around on the Japanese P3 website lists the weapons available; light and heavy are in separate categories. On the other hand, while it won't be a plethora of possible combinations, we'll probably see a light/heavy version of guns for all the monsters and the inevitable high rank/color variant versions of bowguns, so hopefully there will be enough variety there.

    Also:

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    Lot of neat pictures on the site if you poke around.

    PSN/Steam - Elderlycrawfish
  • mtsmts Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    So Hunt a deviljho event starts today. really want to get on this at some point

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Space is the Place Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Has it been verified that build-your-own bowgun is gone from Portable 3? I don't mind so much as either way the Gunlance is back. Obviously the superior weapon. Saw some scans of Portable 3 too; the Tri maps are in, with the water zones replaced with ground. And you can fight Royal Ludroth, Peko, G.Jaggi and Barroth for certain.

    I believe it's back to pre-made light and heavy bowguns. Poking around on the Japanese P3 website lists the weapons available; light and heavy are in separate categories. On the other hand, while it won't be a plethora of possible combinations, we'll probably see a light/heavy version of guns for all the monsters and the inevitable high rank/color variant versions of bowguns, so hopefully there will be enough variety there.

    Also:

    mhp3rd_dl_w03.jpg

    Lot of neat pictures on the site if you poke around.

    Ewww dual swords with agnaktor armor? That is the stupidest combination if the armor has the same skills as in tri.

  • LCDXXLCDXX Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2010
    I'm more partial to the long sword than anything else. I blame MHF2 for that, though. I bet I used the LS exclusively for more than a 100 hours.

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  • AiranAiran Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Has it been verified that build-your-own bowgun is gone from Portable 3? I don't mind so much as either way the Gunlance is back. Obviously the superior weapon. Saw some scans of Portable 3 too; the Tri maps are in, with the water zones replaced with ground. And you can fight Royal Ludroth, Peko, G.Jaggi and Barroth for certain.

    I believe it's back to pre-made light and heavy bowguns. Poking around on the Japanese P3 website lists the weapons available; light and heavy are in separate categories. On the other hand, while it won't be a plethora of possible combinations, we'll probably see a light/heavy version of guns for all the monsters and the inevitable high rank/color variant versions of bowguns, so hopefully there will be enough variety there.

    Also:

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    Lot of neat pictures on the site if you poke around.

    Ewww dual swords with agnaktor armor? That is the stupidest combination if the armor has the same skills as in tri.

    I'm sure that shot's just for consistency, showing that Agnaktor DS is now available. I really want to see how/if they changed the DS moveset - the demon dance always looked like some retarded child flailing wildly at the monster.

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  • ElderlycrawfishElderlycrawfish Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Airan wrote: »
    Ewww dual swords with agnaktor armor? That is the stupidest combination if the armor has the same skills as in tri.

    I'm sure that shot's just for consistency, showing that Agnaktor DS is now available. I really want to see how/if they changed the DS moveset - the demon dance always looked like some awesome guy flailing awesomely at the monster.

    Fixed that for you.

    From the look of the other pictures, I agree that the armor/weapon combinations were more in line of "from the same monster" sort of thing, and not based on ideal skills for weapon or whatnot. Which means that scale green gunlance with the triangular tip is a new rathian one maybe?

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  • EndlessInfinityEndlessInfinity Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Man, fought elite rathian for the first time and got OHKO'ed by her poison tail swing. Methinks I might need some armor that's better than maxed out low 'thos

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Space is the Place Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Well to be fair the loop-de-loop is a very hard-hitting move. But yeah work on getting some high rank armor. There's a big jump in defense between maxed out low rank armor and high rank/upgraded low rank.

  • mtsmts Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    just max out and upgrade some rathian armor. its really easy to upgrade most of it to high rank defense

    plus you need to start bringing armorskins and demondrugs

    make em with catalyst and either adamant seed or might seed. They are pretty much always in my inventory when i fight monster quests, not so much for gathering.

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  • MizuumiMizuumi Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Alright, the only 3* monster/quest I have neither beaten nor attempted yet is Agnaktor, and beating that should give me more than enough points to unlock the Jhen urgent. Anyone up to both quests sometime today?

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  • mtsmts Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    i can do it tonight

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  • SLZMatrixSLZMatrix Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    hey, was i the only guy totally freaked out by today's news on the homepage. i usually click all the links, and i dont think i read it right. cuz that sofawolf site freaked the shit outta me. i thought maybe tycho was into that sorta thing XD. then i read carefully and im like.. ooooohhhhhhhh. still fcuked up though.

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  • MizuumiMizuumi Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Okay, getting on M1 G9 now. Anyone else who wants in on the Agnaktor/Jhen Mohran madness, COME HITHER.

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  • SLZMatrixSLZMatrix Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Mizuumi wrote: »
    Okay, getting on M1 G9 now. Anyone else who wants in on the Agnaktor/Jhen Mohran madness, COME HITHER.

    high rank or low rank? im guessing high, in which case, i'll probably go play some spore or halo

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  • MizuumiMizuumi Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    mts, fRAWRst, and I took care of the Jhen urgent earlier (thanks again, guys) though we never got around to Agnaktor because no one had the quest.

    I still need LR stuff though, so if you want to get on I could help you rank up and stuff.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Jesus Christ I need to play this before the community completely dies.

    I pre-ordered the damn game, and at this point I've played with the Classic Controller Pro at least 10 times as much as I've actually played Monster Hunter.

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  • TelMarineTelMarine Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    A friend and I are trying to do Jhen urgent, doesnt seem possible with 2 players (failed 3 times already). Anyone up for joining us?

    we'll try again tomorrow, stopping for now.

  • mtsmts Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    3 is probably bare minimum and that is most likely to only repel if you have people who know what they are doing. i will probably be on tonight and would be willing to help

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  • MizuumiMizuumi Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I'd be willing to help now that I actually know how to operate the cannon and ballista and where the edges of the ship are (and also because I forgot to register him in my Hunter's Notes).

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  • mtsmts Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    oh yea. forgot about the notes, but you can do jhen now whenever you want. its in 3*

    really jhen is all about rushing to the ballista cache, filling up, then aiming for the tusks. when you have destroyed one or both the tusks have people using the canon if he is in range.

    when you can jump onto his back and aim for the holes in his spine. once open you can use teh antidragon bombs there, or wait til the second stage and put them in his mouth when he falls down.

    once you destroy the tusks, use the balista to aim for his front legs since they can be broken.

    otherwise keep shooting. once in range of the canons, use those unless you are aiming for the legs

    .

    Dragonator.
    when he goes in the front of the ship he will throw rocks then go into a dive/leap series. when he does a big leap to ship left wait for him to go completely under the sand and then fire the dragonator, it should nail him right in the chest when he comes up to hit the ship. keep in mind you can get nailed by him. for mizumi's urgent i hit him with the dragonator and got launched into the back of the ship and came up stunned.

    when it is on the side, its pretty straight forward and hard to miss if he is close.

    Ballista Binders

    Kind of suck with these. so someone else is better off explaining.

    Gong.

    basically hit it right before he goes to attack the ship

    Carves

    You can carve the mouth twice

    if you kill him you can do body carves and head carves. don't miss out.

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  • TelMarineTelMarine Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    thanks guys, i'll post again when we're gonna do it. Should be later tonight i'm thinking.

  • MizuumiMizuumi Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Okay, I now have six spare Lagiacrus Plates



    AND NOT

    ONE

    HORN.



    AUUUGAAAARGH



    EDIT: So um, what exactly did you mean by "later tonight"? Because if "later tonight" means "bordering on tomorrow morning," I'm not gonna be on that late.

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  • TelMarineTelMarine Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Mizuumi wrote: »
    Okay, I now have six spare Lagiacrus Plates



    AND NOT

    ONE

    HORN.



    AUUUGAAAARGH



    EDIT: So um, what exactly did you mean by "later tonight"? Because if "later tonight" means "bordering on tomorrow morning," I'm not gonna be on that late.

    I'm gonna get dinner now and when i get back, we'll do it. That cool?

  • MizuumiMizuumi Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Yeah that should work. It'd work BETTER if my dad hadn't decided to start on dinner at 9 PM, but I'll manage.

    One thing I am worried about, though, is the scheduled Tuesday night server maintainance. I don't know what time zone they go by, but if it's Eastern we've got about 15 minutes at this point. :U

    EDIT: Okay, looks like we're safe for at least another hour.

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  • TelMarineTelMarine Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Mizuumi wrote: »
    Yeah that should work. It'd work BETTER if my dad hadn't decided to start on dinner at 9 PM, but I'll manage.

    One thing I am worried about, though, is the scheduled Tuesday night server maintainance. I don't know what time zone they go by, but if it's Eastern we've got about 15 minutes at this point. :U

    EDIT: Okay, looks like we're safe for at least another hour.

    back, my user name is Quake. i'll get my id for you shortly

    Im in PST

    ID - R K L J (or I) Q D (or O), my tv is really blurry (only supports coax so im using a converter). ok it is definitely this -> R K L J Q D

  • MizuumiMizuumi Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I know how you feel, I'm still not totally sure the two Ks and W in my ID are actually those letters.


    Aaaand the rest of my family just got home, so I will attempt to inhale my dinner within the next eight minutes and be RIGHT with you.

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  • TelMarineTelMarine Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Mizuumi wrote: »
    I know how you feel, I'm still not totally sure the two Ks and W in my ID are actually those letters.


    Aaaand the rest of my family just got home, so I will attempt to inhale my dinner within the next eight minutes and be RIGHT with you.

    haha alright, cool man. thanks.

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