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[Monster Hunter] MH4U released! Go to new thread.

SeidkonaSeidkona Had an upgradeRegistered User regular
edited March 2015 in Games and Technology
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What is Monster Hunter?

Welcome to the game where in the goal is to kill off these guys with some form of pointy or shooty implement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_ZAQ9_QK5s&noredirect=1

Monster Hunter is a series about hunting little things, making weapons and armour from the bits of the little things then eventually using those weapons and armour to hunt bigger things. Repeat until the next game in the series comes out.

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the next version of the game. It will be released to western audiences on February 13th, 2015. There are all new areas (and a return of the great dessert), 2 new weapons, un-level terrain to do jump attacks off of, a randomized offline area that goes up to G-rank to free hunt in and much much more that I'll add later.

Oh and there's mounting. Please take a moment to watch this for mounting etiquette:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=458nEpjtY5k

Cross region play is in from the beginning but voice chat is not so we're going 3rd party for that.

Voice Comms

Because we have to go third party a few of us have decided on using the PA Teamspeak 3 server.

TeamSpeak 3: finalack.com ( or 23.239.18.188), Port: default - leave blank, Password: PA's Usual Password for these things

Screenshots

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Here's a handy rundown of differences between the games compiled by Iceburner (updated 11/10/14):
Monster Hunter:
Features: Hunting monsters, Sword and Shield, Greatsword, Lance, Hammer, Light Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, painfully limited inventory and storage space.
Maps: Forest Highland, (Old) Desert, (Old) Jungle, (Old) Swamp , (Old) Volcano, Fortress, Castle Schrade, Battleground.
Small Monsters: Apceros, Kelbi, Mosswine, Vespoids, Hornetaurs, Felyne, Melynx, Bullfango, Small raptors, Cephalos.
Large Monsters: Raptor Trio, Kut-Ku, Great Cephalos, Gypceros, Los and Ian, Khezu, Basarios and Gravios, Plesioth, Monoblos and Diablos, Kirin, Lao, and Fatalis.
Village: Kokoto, a simple town on the Forest Highland.
Online Town: Minegarde, a walled desert city high on a flat mountain bluff. Cranes and cannons stick out its sides.

Monster Hunter G/Monster Hunter Freedom:
(MHF was a 1:1 port of MHG, save that all online content was made available in the Kokoto guild hall.)
New Maps: Great Arena.
New Features: Farm, kitchen, recolors, Dual Swords, the arena, actual numbers for element and status, armor skills.
New Large Monsters: Yian Garuga.
Stuff Lost: Minegarde.

Monster Hunter 2 (dos):
New Features: Dynamic day/night, seasons, dynamic bounties, traps & tranqs not being supply items, Gunlance, Hunting Horn, Longsword, Bow, 3-item combination, armor upgrade trees, training quests, versus arena mode (1v1 or 2v2, you have to take out the other team's captured monster, can't harm the players), the songstress, and quest sub goals.
New Maps: Jungle, Desert, Swamp, Snowy Mountain, Volcano, Great Arena, Dondruma (under siege), Tower (dos version), Tower (short version).
New Small Monsters: Anteka, Popo, Giaprey, Shakalaka, Remobra, Conga, Blango, Hermitaur, Ceanatuar.
New Large Monsters: Great Fango, Quaking Conga, Roaring Blango, Daimyo Hermitaur, Shogun Ceanataur, Silver Los and Gold Ian, Kushala, Luna, Teo, Chameleos, Gaoren, Rajang, Yama Tsukami , White Fatalis.
Village: Jumbo Village, a tiny topical island paradise near the Jungle.
Online town: Dondruma City, home to the Wyverians, and tracking center for Elder Dragons.
Stuff Lost: (Old) Desert, (Old) Jungle, (Old) Swamp , (Old) Volcano, some joke weapons, large monsters no longer had a "suspicious" state, just calm/attacking.

Monster Hunter Freedom 2
New Features: Harvest Tours, Felyne Companions, armor stones.
New Maps: Small Arena, Tower (portable version). Maps were revised to make some 1-way exits 2-way, and to not have Volcano be nearly unnavigable at night.
New Large Monsters: Giadrome, Tigrex, and Akantor.
Stuff Lost: Kokoto Village, Jumbo VIllage, Dondruma Town, bounties, seasons, Tower (dos version), Yama Tsukami, Day/night became static, 3-item combining, armor upgrade trees, training quests that aren't in the arena, vs mode, the songstress, the original Snowy Mountain battle theme, the awesome control scheme.
Village: Pokke, a town on the Snowy Mountain.

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite:
New Features: Items stack to 99 in your item box, adequate storage space. The battle music for the MH2 maps was replaced with music from Monster Hunter Frontier Online.
New Maps: Moat Arena, Great Forest, Tower Top, Tower (Yama Tsukami ver), Snowy Mountain Peak.
New Large Monsters: Vespoid Queen, Narga, Hypnoc, and Ukanlos (borrowed from MHFrontier Online).
Stuff Lost: The MH2 battle themes for Jungle, Desert, Swamp, and Volcano.
Restored: Old Jungle, Old Swamp, Old Desert, Old Volcano, Yama Tsukami (though how you fight it is completely different.) Joke weapons from MH1 came back, so all but the sponsored tie-in sword from MH1 is back.

Monster Hunter 3 (tri):
New Features: Larger inventory, Free Hunting, Swimming, Dark Rooms and torches, Monster Stamina, Switchaxe, bowgun assembly, Medium Bowguns, dynamic small monster and gather spot spawning, accurate hitboxes, adequate inventory space. Customizable goblin henchman.
New Maps: Deserted Island, Sandy Plains, Flooded Forest, Tunda, Volcano (3rd), Underwater Ruins, Great Desert, Sacred Land, Land Arena, Water Arena.
Restored: Dynamic day/Night, the "suspicious" state between calm and attacking for large monsters, the awesome control scheme.
Stuff Lost: All old maps, all old gear, Gunlance, Hunting Horn, Dual Swords, Bows, all old monsters except Aptonoth, Popo, Felyne & Melynx, Kelbi, Los + Ian, and Diablos. Felyne Companions, and quest sub goals.
New Small Monsters: Giggi, Epioth, Altaroth, Bahabra, Delex, Rhenoplos, Jaggi, Jaggia, Baggi, Ludroth, Uroktor
New Large Monsters: Great Jaggi, Qurupeco, Royal Ludroth, Barroth, Gobul, Great Baggi, Gigginox, Barioth, Uragaan, Lagiacrus, Agnaktor, Deviljho, Ceadeus, Jhen Mohran, Alatreon.
Village: Moga, floating just off the Deserted Island.
Online town: Loc Lac, jewel of the desert and home to airships. As an easter egg, you could totally see MH1's Minegarde in the distance from Loc Lac.

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd:
New Features: Hot springs, barrel cat, weapon tempering stones, the Auto-guard gunlance exploit.
Restored: Dual Swords, Bows, Gunlance, Hunting Horn, Anteka, Bullfango, Great Fango, Narga, Tigrex, Akantor, Ukanlos, and recolor monsters. Felyne Companions.
Stuff Lost: Free Hunting, Swimming, Lagiacrus, Gobul, Ceadeus, Medium Bowguns, Moga Village, Loc Lac, Underwater Ruin, dynamic day/night and spawn spots became static again, the awesome control scheme.
???: They removed the weapon class multiplier from the damage formula, which made it so that all weapon types had similar numbers for raw power.
New Maps: Misty Peaks, Lava Canyon, Polar Zone, Sacred Mountain, Small Arena (3rd gen ver)
New Small Monsters: Gargwa, Slagtoth, Wroggi.
New Large Monsters: Arzuros, Duramboros, Great Wroggi, Lagombi, Nibelsnarf, Volvidon, Zinogre, Amatsumagatsuchi.
Village: Yukumo, the village of hot springs in the Misty Peaks.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate:
New Features: A rival for your customizable goblin henchman, auto-center-on-the-big-monster camera "Target camera", touchscreen awesome.
New Maps: Tainted Sea
New Large Monsters: Brachydios, Dire Miralis, plus every wyvern, dragon, and leviathan that didn't have a recolor got one (except Nibelsnarf and Gobul).
Restored: Swimming, dynamic gather spots, Lagiacrus, Gobul, Ceadeus, Plesioth, Blue Los and Pink Ian, Moga Village, Underwater Ruin, Tower Top map.
???: They put the weapon class multiplier back, so weapon power looks like it did in every MH game before MHP3rd again.
Stuff Lost: Amatsukagutsuchi, the Auto-guard gunlance exploit, the awesome control scheme. :(:(:(
Village: Moga
Online town: Tanzia Port.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate:
New Features: Fluid Jumping/Climbing, Jump Attacks, Shadow of the Colossus, Dragon Virus, your home is a caravan, Charge Blade, Insect Glaive, randomized Free Hunting, more stuff I dunno about yet.
New Maps: Ancestral Steppe, Primeval forest, Sunken Hollow, Frozen Seaway, Underground Volcano, Heavenly Mountain, Tower Top (MH4 ver), Unknown Great Forest, Great Desert (MH4 ver), Forbidden Grounds, Lava Island, Thousand Blade Mountain, Dunes, Dondruma (MH4 under siege ver).
New Small Monsters: Konchu, Zamite.
New Large Monsters: Gore Magala, Shagaru Magara, Kecha Wacha, Najarala, Nerscylla, Seltas, Seltas Queen, Seregios, Testucabra, Zamtrios, Dara Amadyura, Daren Mohran, Gogumaijosu, plus some old monsters get new recolors.
Restored: Every small and large monster from MH1 and MH2 except G. Fango, Blango (both sizes), white raptors, Vespoids (big and small), Plesioth, Lavasioth, Ceanataurs (big and small), Narga, Luna, Lao, Yama, and Gaoren, the songstress, and quest sub goals.
Stuff Lost: All previous maps, all previous gear, swimming, all new monsters from MH3's generation except Altaroth, Bnahabra, Gargwa, Rhenoplos, Slagtoth, Delex, Jaggi, Jaggia, Great Jaggi, Lagombi, Zinogre. Brachydios.
Village: Your home and base camp is a moving caravan! There's actually other places to visit.
Other Villages: Barubaré Village, bordering the Great Desert. Naguri Village, the underground home of the mole people. Chico Village, the Felyne town off the coast of the Primeval Forest. Shinato Village, the wyverian village high above the cloudline upon the Heavenly Mountain
Online town: Dondruma IS BACK!
Game Info and Useful Stuff
Kiranico MH4U database
Athena's Armor Set Search MH4G/MH4U
Desire Sensor - Calculate how long it'll take you to find an item drop.
GaijinHunter’s MH4U weapon tutorial playlist. Seriously. Watch these for your weapon
Vyolynce's Hunter's Notes - Part 1
Vyolynce's Hunter's Notes - Part 2
Vyolynce's Hunter's Notes - Part 3
Vyolynce's Hunter's Notes - Part 4
Vyolynce's Hunter's Notes - Part 5
Vyolynce's Multiplayer Do's and Don'ts
Dinodankz's Handy Gunner Shot weakness Chart

MH4U Hunting Spreadsheet

PA MH4U friend code data form

See the form entries.

Speaking of playing together. The generic PA password for rooms is
9264

Mostly just huntin' monsters.
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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    Re-downloading now after system transfer. Soon... Soon.

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  • SeidkonaSeidkona Had an upgrade Registered User regular
    I may need to go on the hunt for UPS trucks here soon.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
    XBL:Phenyhelm - 3DS:Phenyhelm
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  • vamenvamen Registered User regular
    Entaru - See, new thread didn't take too long after all =)

    So it looks like my n3ds won't be here today, which means I won't get it until Tuesday. But at least MH arrived.

    My Zebra and Felyne will be best buds at work:
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  • TolerantZeroTolerantZero Registered User regular
    Entaru wrote: »
    I may need to go on the hunt for UPS trucks here soon.

    Make sure you bring traps! They're pretty hard to catch.

    I have to bide my time until Wednesday. It's so close.

    Steam | Raptr | 3DS - 2552-2106-0321
  • DracilDracil Registered User regular
    Entaru wrote: »
    I may need to go on the hunt for UPS trucks here soon.

    Need more hunters in your party?

    3DS: 2105-8644-6304
    Switch: US 1651-2551-4335 JP 6310-4664-2624
    MH3U Monster Cheat Sheet / MH3U Veggie Elder Ticket Guide
    Seidkona
  • dinodankzdinodankz MH4U:Kitsune 2294-6661-8886Registered User regular
    Entaru wrote: »
    I may need to go on the hunt for UPS trucks here soon.

    Seriously, what are those delivery drivers doing that's so important?

    SeidkonaPolaritie
  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Got my mario on for my palico Ryan, still waiting to get esposito.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

    pleasepaypreacher.net
  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    Vyolynce wrote: »
    Re-downloading now after system transfer. Soon... Soon.

    Twenty-five minutes' worth of "Song of Storms" later...

    Geez. I thought this thing had faster download speeds? How long did it take you guys with old 3DSs? O_O

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  • DrascinDrascin Registered User regular
    edited February 2015
    Well, in the end made myself a Tetsucabra armor. Not a super fan, but eh, it's got decent defense and tetsucabra is easy to murderize. Hoping I find something with more interesting skills soon.

    Drascin on
    Steam ID: Right here.
  • SeidkonaSeidkona Had an upgrade Registered User regular
    edited February 2015
    So is the Testsu armor the new first step?

    Seidkona on
    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
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  • CromartyCromarty Danielle Registered User regular
    I dunno, I don't have a tetsucabra quest yet, but I have one for great jaggi and one for seltas - if great jaggi's armor is the same as before, that's probably it.

  • LCDXXLCDXX A flask of wood and glass Terre Haute, INRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    This is the best father/son game experience yet. Also, those guild cards? SHORYUKEN!

    XBL: LCDXX | PSN: LCDXX | Steam: LCDXX
    Seidkonadinodankz
  • SeidkonaSeidkona Had an upgrade Registered User regular
    Yeah G.Jaggi's armor was always good.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
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  • FreiFrei A French Prometheus Unbound DeadwoodRegistered User regular
    G Jaggi is good but you encounter his slimmer twin Velocidrome very soon after him, and I think it's even better at that stage. It's hard to go wrong early on, though.

    Are you the magic man?
  • fRAWRstfRAWRst The Seas Call The Mad AnswerRegistered User regular
    Make every armor set

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    fRAWRst wrote: »
    Make every armor set

    I want to play pretty princess dressup with EVERYTHING.

  • DrascinDrascin Registered User regular
    The Jaggi armor got a bit nerfed, I found. It no longer gives Attack. And Velocidrome armor seem honestly really good and much better than Tetsucabra, but farming the materials is a pain in the behind because you're at the mercy of velocidromes appearing in the Everwood while for Tetsucabra you have missions that also give a decent amount of extra materials. I started building the Drome armor, in fact, but after no claws in three Velocidromes I went screw this and murderized three Tetsus and made myself an armor :P.

    Steam ID: Right here.
  • dinodankzdinodankz MH4U:Kitsune 2294-6661-8886Registered User regular
    fRAWRst wrote: »
    Make every armor set

    hunt nekkid

  • FreiFrei A French Prometheus Unbound DeadwoodRegistered User regular
    putting my friend code in the list put also putting it here since i'm a late comer. i'm in the US but on at fairly random times, sometimes late night and sometimes during the day. will hunt 4 food.

    5214 9282 2257

    Are you the magic man?
  • SeidkonaSeidkona Had an upgrade Registered User regular
    It's here!

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
    XBL:Phenyhelm - 3DS:Phenyhelm
  • TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
    I'm off to get chinese food. I'm aiming for 7:30 to hop online with @ogretz I imagine we'll be on awhile if anyone wants to hop in. The PW will be:
    0612 if it requires it.

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    • SpawnbrokerSpawnbroker Registered User regular
      I've been playing with the Charge Blade, since it looked neat and I heard it was a new weapon.

      This thing is super fun. I just found out that you can use your filled phials to supercharge your shield / axe and make it red. I also found out that you can go into the super ultra axe move directly after charging your phials from sword, which I'm assuming is an easy way to go charge -> super ultra axe move -> cancel the move and charge your axe instead.

      This game is awesome.

      Steam: Spawnbroker
      LCDXX
    • FremFrem Registered User regular
      I've been playing with the Charge Blade, since it looked neat and I heard it was a new weapon.

      This thing is super fun. I just found out that you can use your filled phials to supercharge your shield / axe and make it red.
      In fact, you *have* to do that when the phials are full or the blade will start bouncing, iirc.

    • SpawnbrokerSpawnbroker Registered User regular
      Frem wrote: »
      I've been playing with the Charge Blade, since it looked neat and I heard it was a new weapon.

      This thing is super fun. I just found out that you can use your filled phials to supercharge your shield / axe and make it red.
      In fact, you *have* to do that when the phials are full or the blade will start bouncing, iirc.

      No, this is different. That's filling your phials up, which lets your axe do KO damage. This makes your whole axe flash bright red for like 3 minutes. Makes your shield flash red when you're in sword form, too.

      Steam: Spawnbroker
    • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
      Now that it is after work, I got this bitch downloading.

      I hope to be doing some hunting of the monsters all weekend long.

      A Capellan's favorite sheath for any blade is your back.
    • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
      Goddammit, why do I have to work on weekends? At least I have Mon/Tues/Wed off next week.

      The waiting is killing me. I have MONSTERS TO HUNT.

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    • FredZ89FredZ89 Huehuehueh Registered User regular
      I'm thinking about picking this game up, never played one before.

      Anything I should know before picking it up? I'm pretty sure i'll like the Kill/Loot/Craft/Repeat thing but any advice before picking it up would be appreciated. I'm looking for a game to sink many hours into.

      Currently Playing: MH4U
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    • Halos Nach TariffHalos Nach Tariff Can you blame me? I'm too famous.Registered User regular
      Uhh, well, there's a demo you can try beforehand if you haven't already. It only covers the combat and skips out on all the crafting etc., but it's worth playing with a little to make sure you enjoy how the combat feels (given that you'll be doing a lot of it).

      Other than that, MH games tend to have something of a sharp learning curve, they don't really play like most other games and have an unusual combination of deliberate, weighty combat coupled with a whole host of artefact mechanics from prior games in the series which can be a little bewildering at first. I can only say if you do take the plunge and don't like it at first, try pushing on a little further, often that's all it takes to get things to click.

      And of course this thread is full of helpful folks as always!

    • KupotheAvengerKupotheAvenger Destroyer of Cake and other deserts.Registered User regular
      Added my name to the list of Rathalos chum. I'll be mass wiping my friend list and adding you fine folks. Are we going to password our rooms? And if so will it be the usual?

      fc: 1821-9801-1163
      Battlenet: Judgement#1243
      psn: KupoZero

    • SeidkonaSeidkona Had an upgrade Registered User regular
      Hahnsoo1 wrote: »
      Goddammit, why do I have to work on weekends? At least I have Mon/Tues/Wed off next week.

      The waiting is killing me. I have MONSTERS TO HUNT.

      Welcome back to the fray.

      Mostly just huntin' monsters.
      XBL:Phenyhelm - 3DS:Phenyhelm
      vamendinodankz
    • DrascinDrascin Registered User regular
      I've been playing with the Charge Blade, since it looked neat and I heard it was a new weapon.

      This thing is super fun. I just found out that you can use your filled phials to supercharge your shield / axe and make it red. I also found out that you can go into the super ultra axe move directly after charging your phials from sword, which I'm assuming is an easy way to go charge -> super ultra axe move -> cancel the move and charge your axe instead.

      This game is awesome.

      Yeah, the charge blade is super weird. It seems to keep doing different things.

      Either the monsters in this game are super fragile or its damage is straight up bonkers though.

      Steam ID: Right here.
    • vamenvamen Registered User regular
      So where do you pick up the loot from the 1.1 patch?

    • TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
      vamen wrote: »
      So where do you pick up the loot from the 1.1 patch?

      The cat in the house. There should be a gift option when you check for DLC

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      • vamenvamen Registered User regular
        Ah...I did DLC before the patch and nada...didn't think that is where the goods would be, for some reason. Thanks!

      • TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
        @Entaru if you wanna join. 3 of us just messing around with HR1 stuff

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        • Dignified PauperDignified Pauper Registered User regular
          I am downloading this to my old-ass original 3DS with the CPP... I cannot wait to join you folks!

          PSN: DignifiedPauper
          3DSFF: 5026-4429-6577
        • FredZ89FredZ89 Huehuehueh Registered User regular
          I'm pretty set on getting the game. I'm thinking about getting it digital, looks like a fun game to always have around. And it looks like most of the stores near me are currently out of stock...

          Currently Playing: MH4U
          My Steam profile
          3DS: 1435-3951-4785
        • jothkijothki Registered User regular
          The shop crashed when I tried to automatically redeem the download for the menu theme. Is there any way to get back to it?

        • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
          Drascin wrote: »
          I've been playing with the Charge Blade, since it looked neat and I heard it was a new weapon.

          This thing is super fun. I just found out that you can use your filled phials to supercharge your shield / axe and make it red. I also found out that you can go into the super ultra axe move directly after charging your phials from sword, which I'm assuming is an easy way to go charge -> super ultra axe move -> cancel the move and charge your axe instead.

          This game is awesome.

          Yeah, the charge blade is super weird. It seems to keep doing different things.

          Either the monsters in this game are super fragile or its damage is straight up bonkers though.

          I was thinking either I'm awesome or they made jaggi's easier because I remember my first great Jagi was an ordeal with the charge blade? he barely got out of a zone before carved him up. I'm loving that thing and I'm not even that great with it, I actually prefer the sword and board a lot more than the axe, but its nice to have the axe when you've charged the head up for 20% extra damage and then wallop an enemy.

          I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

          pleasepaypreacher.net
        • TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
          TimFiji wrote: »
          I'm off to get chinese food. I'm aiming for 7:30 to hop online with @ogretz I imagine we'll be on awhile if anyone wants to hop in. The PW will be:
          0612 if it requires it.

          Switch: SW-2322-2047-3148 Steam: Archpriest
            Selling Board Games for Medical Bills
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