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[Monster Hunter] MHW: The ice map cometh. So does "grank"

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  • GONG-00GONG-00 Registered User regular
    So apparently AT Vaal Hazak will be on PC next week. How big of a step up is it compared to Tempered Vaal?

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    GONG-00 wrote: »
    So apparently AT Vaal Hazak will be on PC next week. How big of a step up is it compared to Tempered Vaal?

    Big. It’s one of the harder ATs. Bring Divine Blessing.

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  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    Tempered Vaal is right difficult and also feels like a completely different fight. Much more aggressive, much less likely to run from you except to lead you into increasingly dangerous areas.

  • GONG-00GONG-00 Registered User regular
    Naphtali wrote: »
    GONG-00 wrote: »
    So apparently AT Vaal Hazak will be on PC next week. How big of a step up is it compared to Tempered Vaal?

    Big. It’s one of the harder ATs. Bring Divine Blessing.

    Crossing fingers that I have those decorations.

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  • Dr. ChaosDr. Chaos Post nuclear nuisance Registered User regular
    edited December 5
    Don't know how I'm going to get behemoth, the winter star and AT Magdos grinding done before Friday but HERE GOES NOTHING.

    *jumps out of van like Charlie from Its Always Sunny*

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    a new festival armor for new years (!!) got datamined and that shit is actually really good

    a medium slot and two small slots on every piece

    head: crit boost 1
    chest: crit draw 1
    arm: max might 1
    waist: slinger capacity (boo)
    legs: divine protection (eh)

    also another reskinned flag lance that is also bad

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited December 5
    Wyborn wrote: »
    I wonder if I can solo AT Zorah...
    i think i actually did this

    it's fairly straightforward tbh, you just need to repel nergi ASAP

    between the dragonator and heavy artillery you do plenty of damage

    Elendil on
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  • darkmayodarkmayo Registered User regular
    Was playing with the wide-range, fast eater, mushroomancer build yesterday. Very handy in keeping the team mates alive while they seemingly frolic in Kulve Taroths Lava vomit.

  • Dr. ChaosDr. Chaos Post nuclear nuisance Registered User regular
    The hell? Did they nerf bandit mantle?

    Did triple threat takedown with my dual blades and the amount of gold drops were pitiful.

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  • KlatuKlatu Registered User regular
    edited December 5
    Naphtali wrote: »
    Klatu wrote: »
    More AT attempts more deaths.

    1 AT Lunastra attempt, got the kill, turns out I don't need Gamma Luna stuff.
    3 solo AT Vaal attempts, 3 deaths. 2 attempts in group 2 deaths. AT vaal wasn't meant to be. All I really need is 2 kills on him, but can't get em. More would be nice though.
    1 more AT Kirin attempt, I didn't die at all, but that doesn't stop grouped people from carting. Fail.

    I might just equip my horn and go hunting Kushala, give people wind resist and let them do the work for me >_< while buffing and healing people. I only need Kush chest ? I think...

    I don't think AT monsters were meant for me :(

    What time do you usually play man? I’d be happy to hop on tonight to help

    I think my Sunday morning, which is about 4PM EST Saturday for you will work out, if you're on board with that.

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  • fRAWRstfRAWRst They Said I Needed My Head Examined But I'd Rather Just Take YoursRegistered User regular
    my quest for mini crown kushula went on tonight

    i am sorry for anyone i have subjected to my endless runs to

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  • KlatuKlatu Registered User regular
    Ugh, that time is approaching for me as well (crown hunting). So far I've gotten a few without effort, and I'm hoping that by the time I actively start hunting them for the plat trophy, I will have gotten a decent number. Yesterday I finished the HR 100 quest and the final optional quest (other than 9* behemoth optional) for the rainbow pigment.

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  • fRAWRstfRAWRst They Said I Needed My Head Examined But I'd Rather Just Take YoursRegistered User regular
    mini kush

    mini and giant kirin

    then i can finally rest my GS and watch the sunrise on a grateful universe

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  • OrphaneOrphane BIG CHUNGUS Featuring Dante From The Devil May Cry™ SeriesRegistered User regular
    i got a pretty great big dick AT Kirin kill imo, proud of myself for somehow shaving 4 mins off my previous kill time

    no aerial cheese or w/e but some sliding and 2 sets of sleep mega barrel bombs

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  • MuzzmuzzMuzzmuzz Registered User regular
    What exactly are Crowns? I assume it’s a monster that is bigger/smaller than average. Aside from events, how do I get them, and aside from achievements, do they have any use?

  • KlatuKlatu Registered User regular
    edited December 6
    Two types of crowns, silver and gold. Silver crowns are in the large or small 10% (I'm guessing % level, but for the sake of this lets call it 10%), but not the largest the game can throw at you. Gold crowns are among the largest the game has of that type of creature. Some are easy to get from events, the double odogoron fight in the arena comes to mind, or the FF event bird... fuck that bird so much.. >_<

    Apparently, either from hearsay or research, people say that the 1-2 faint 15min investigations that have at least 1 silver and 1 gold reward are your best bet for mini crowns, and 2 silver and 2 gold 50 min investigations are your best bet for large. I'm not sure if that's true but it seems to be reddit hearsay.

    edit: if there is too much misinformation in this or if someone posts more reliable stuff, I'll trash this post so as not to spread bad info :D

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    edited December 6
    You’re not wrong, but I’d focus on quests with at least one gold rewards, and other modifiers like you said (15-30 minutes, fewer faints). Those usually have higher chances for smaller or bigger monsters. Like you said there is a lot of conflicting info about them. I’ve seen save scumming be said to work and not work for them so who knows.

    Besides achievements, there isn’t any other reason to get them.

    ... I think I still need Gold crown Lunastra, ew 😜

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  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    AT Zorah down! That wasn't too bad, really. Did it with about five minutes to spare, and that's after it destroyed two cannons with its charge blast because I forgot where the one-shot binders were

    I can see doing that a few more times. Will need to bring Temporal Mantle (for the cores) and Rocksteady Mantle (for Nergigante) but otherwise it all feels pretty clean!

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  • FremFrem Registered User regular
    What are some good event quests to do for new-to-high-rank gear? Should I bother with the Santa outfit, or focus on Zorah Magdaros armor instead?

  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    fRAWRst wrote: »
    my quest for mini crown kushula went on tonight

    i am sorry for anyone i have subjected to my endless runs to
    dang i need that crown too

    should have logged on

  • fRAWRstfRAWRst They Said I Needed My Head Examined But I'd Rather Just Take YoursRegistered User regular
    ill be grinding it again tonight! always in the pa lobby

    after today im off to POE again~

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  • fRAWRstfRAWRst They Said I Needed My Head Examined But I'd Rather Just Take YoursRegistered User regular
    live with more crown farming (cmon kushula!)

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    he's being a real dick about this crown

  • fRAWRstfRAWRst They Said I Needed My Head Examined But I'd Rather Just Take YoursRegistered User regular
    =[

    that was about 4 hours of kush runs

    no mini kush

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  • fRAWRstfRAWRst They Said I Needed My Head Examined But I'd Rather Just Take YoursRegistered User regular
    oh hey

    MHW won best rpg? (i think) at TGA

    it was also in the running for GoTY

    MHW is my personal GOTY this year, and i am happy that it was so well received

    there are rumors of a new announcement in JP later this month, so hopefully a good reason to dive back in

    (i will get you mini kush!)

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  • EntaruEntaru Linux Grrrl Registered User regular
    I don't think I can put in 520+ hours into something and not have it be my goty.

    Yep mhw is mine.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
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  • mtsmts Registered User regular
    I just love how I can drop in a do something even if I have no time to commit to something.

    Hit a point where I am poor in money and research points.

    Put together a gathering set last night in order to farm research points. Too much melding items, safari's, fertilizers and food has me too low.

    Money just comes and goes and since I hit the cap I need more upgrades on my armors and then to make next level weapons and stuff.
    Is there a quest that is the best money for effort?

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  • SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    edited December 7
    The best way to get money is equipping the bandit mantle and going into a multi-monster hunt in the arena, but someone said it seems to have been nerfed, would still need to confirm that.

    Another option is finding an investigation with a relatively easy monster that has a high zenny reward modifier, and using a voucher for double zenny.

    Satsumomo on
  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    I just sell excess monster parts. Easy Peasy. But I guess it is more difficult for folks to figure out what to sell/keep if they haven't played a Monster Hunter game before.

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  • KlatuKlatu Registered User regular
    edited December 7
    I look for Great Jagras or Tzizi-Ya-Ku Investigations, I can kill them in under 2:30 as they both spawn pretty close to southern camps - in their respective zones. If you use a voucher it doubles up the rewards to around 10k. Selling their parts off gets around 20-25k. For me that's anywhere from 25 - 35k every lets say 5 mins (at most) including load times etc. I don't bother eating meals and just reset at the camp rather than go back to town each time.

    With the bandit mantle on, of course :D

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  • KlatuKlatu Registered User regular
    Picture dump.

    Thanks to Naphtali for my first AT Vaal kill.
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    After I took a break to have lunch and do some other stuff, I tried to solo again.
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    And then again:
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    Almost at my final form for this lance build.
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    I still haven't found a god damn lance stone to augment the lance. I'll put health regen in it when I do to be extra unkillable. For the empty slots in the pic, I just use them to 'spec' for whatever I'm fighting for now. Teostra? Fire res gems. Kirin, lighting etc.


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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    edited December 10
  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    Apparently Iceborne will include the quest rank that comes after High Rank, and in terms of content it's being compared to G or Ultimate versions of past titles

    That's cool

    Less cool is that all Kulve Taroth is now AT Kulve Taroth and she has another tier of even more RNG weapons

  • DeMoNDeMoN Registered User regular
    edited December 10
    So I'm not the only one who totally called this right?

    I remember playing with my friend a couple weeks after the game came out, and pretty much saying "man, just give me a snow area and like 5 new monsters and I'll buy that dlc Capcom"

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    What I'm surprised about is how early they've announced it.

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  • EntaruEntaru Linux Grrrl Registered User regular
    Wooooooooooooooooooo

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    it does make me wonder if we're actually getting anymore monsters until the expansion

    what on earth could they possibly do to keep the game active for another year until the expansion

    Satsumomo
  • Ratsult2Ratsult2 Registered User regular
    I'm just a little worried that "new quest rank" just means 10 star. They did say as big as g-rank or ultimate versions, but that could just mean as many new monsters/areas as those versions added.

    No stopping my hype train for Nargacuga and what adding his skeleton/moveset means for other monsters they are adding.

  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    So it sounds like for those who own MHW you will be able to buy the expansion like normal and for those who do not own MHW the expansion will come bundled with the base game.

    Also PC players will get the expansion at a later date. Sad, but not too surprising.

  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    skip to 9:56

    AT Kulve Taroth (new "enraged mode" that can be triggered before her coat comes off, and if you manage it you can get a new tier of rewards above gold and new weapons from them, all existing weapons still available. new Gamma KT armor as well. Dec 19th to Jan 3rd)
    Appreciation Event (more details to come. Handler costume, poogie costume, palico outfit, Gala Armor, and new quests)
    Witcher 3 Collaboration
    AT Nergi (Spring 2019, apparently going to be more than just a normal AT)

    AT Nergi marks the end of 'major' updates planned (read: free).

    Iceborne expansion Autumn 2019 (paid expansion)
    • G Rank/Ultimate type expansion
    • new locals
    • new story (continues from end of main campaign)
    • new monsters

    Trial Version of the game (basically free to play up to HR 4 and 3* quests, and can play with other players for free online) from December 11th to 17th

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