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Well I've played about two or three hours and I can tell that this is definitely something I'm going to love spending time on. 

 

Totally agree that its done a poor job of the start of the game. Even I'm confused at the moment and can easily see how a newbie player would feel utterly lost, if I'd never played one I would be feeling so overwhelmed and very cold on the game, it's only because I've got that trust with the series and can see all this additional stuff and know it's going to work out great. 

 

I did an expedition mission and it felt awesome just like how it should always have felt, track this, combine this do this and so on. They've ramped everything up but as a result there's just so much stuff....

 

Heaven for a long term player, confusing and daunting for new players. 

 

It has the feeling of an mmo that is three or four iterations into its stride and is now on its third expansion, not like something that was launched Friday, lots to get your teeth into if it's your kind of thing. 

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Well I've been having a good time from the begging.  I get that it is easy and big monsters should always be a threat but I think I've been fine just treating it as a hang out game, getting used to the new systems.  I guess it doesn't teach its systems that well but I've been stumbling around them and getting them soonish.

 

I've just been using the Long Sword again and I think I have it down.  But I had a nightmare with Rock Face in the second area so built up a decent Hammer to use and dealt with it easy.  I've been toying with the Gun Lance as well.

 

I'm having fun, anyway.  I'm well over 10 hours in after a couple of sessions.

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Destroyed a Barroth on my first attempt this evening. B)

 

I fired an SOS flare at the start of the fight to see how it worked, and also because it looked like it was going to be a tough battle, but as soon as Blakey joined I finished the bastard off and the flare was cancelled. 

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Can't tell if I love or loath the geometry of the maps in this game.  It's so natural yet so infuriating to navigate on missions that require it.  Those egg carrying missions are even more frustrating than usual.

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Haha yeah was gonna jump in that quest but as it was loading up it failed so I thought you must've finished it.

 

Do you have a mic @retroed ? I believe I've invited you to party chats and stuff in past games but have never had a chat I don't think so I just assumed you didn't have a mic or had to be quiet because of your kids etc. 

 

I got fed up with it earlier so just sacked it off, hopefully be better once @Sly Reflex gets involved, we did have a great session with Rik on Friday night but haven't managed to rekindle that enthusiasm for it since.

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Tonight for me. My weekend got upended but that's all sorted now so I'm going to be hitting this harder than Hendo hits the gin on the weekends.

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I do have a mic @Blakey in my Sony headphones, but I can't remember the last time I used them. Just not something I tend to do these days, for various reasons.

 

Had a play around with my Guild Card last night. What's the Unity stat? 

 

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Never played a Monster Hunter before, as have any of the people I regularly play online with and we're having a blast. The 'tutorial' section did over stay it's welcome a little, and I still don't understand how the online bits work but other than that i'm hooked. It reminds me a lot of Diablo 3, possibly the whole go out, kill stuff, get gear that works better with some of your other pieces of armour to kill bigger stuff loop.


I think i'm starting to get my head around a few of the systems in place, although can see myself spending a lot of time on google today when i'm supposed to be working.

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35 minutes ago, retroed said:

What's the Unity stat?

 

So you have something called a Guild Card. You can send and receive these cards and they have you entire history of hunting on them, how many times you've used a weapons, how many successes and fails you've done. what achievements you've unlocked etc.

 

If you have exchanged cards with someone and you continue hunting with them, your Unity level goes up, but only with those people you're guild carded up with. When you hit milestones with that particular person/s you're going to get rewards for it, either gourmet food vouchers or paw pass tickets of varying rarities which can be turned in for rare carves with the Veggie Elder (if he's still in the game, I've not seen him yet) or it's needed as materials for some equipment crafting.

 

In previous games if you were offline and you had a peoples Guild Cards they'd show up in your gathering hall and you could send them out on missions in exchange for resource points, again, I don't know if that's in this game.

 

In short, share your Guild Card, accept Guild Cards and try to hunt with the same set of people to get rewards for it.

 

You might want to go through at some point in your career and cull all the dead wood from your roster, because it will fill up fast.

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Killed a rathian on an expedition and feel like a total boss. Not going to try again any time soon as I was woefully underlevelled for it but it was fun all the same, going to go through the story missions to unlock more levels and resources to find and then get better weapons and armour before worrying too much about the big mons. 

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21 minutes ago, Sambob said:

Killed a rathian on an expedition and feel like a total boss. Not going to try again any time soon as I was woefully underlevelled for it but it was fun all the same, going to go through the story missions to unlock more levels and resources to find and then get better weapons and armour before worrying too much about the big mons. 

 

Is that when you first run into her escorting that cart?  I was like 'nah, not yet' and just ran off.  I've took a couple down since.  She seems easier in this, but only because her poisoning tail attack seems easier to dodge.  I never got hit by it in either fight and I used to get slapped around fairly consistently.

 

She isn't dropping the goods, though for the Rathian long sword.  I always get that weapon :(

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No it was just on a random gather quest thing and I started hunting a Yuki khaki or whatever the fuck it's called and then an anjanath came along and then a rathios and then a rathian, took ages because of all the ridiculous monsters knocking about and because I was nowhere near powerful enough. 

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I was hunting an Anjanath and had a Rathios jump in, have a scuffle and then pick the Anj up and throw it off a high ledge. I managed to grab some Rathios bits that fell off during the tussle though.

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I managed to kill an anjanath, it took me two goes. It was a genuine 'yussss' moment in gaming when the fucker bit it eventually, didn't think I was going to be able to do it to be honest, had to switch to the trusty great sword and do some side hunting to get it to the same level my switch axe was at, but it was just a much better suited weapon for the task. 

 

Had to pull out all the stops and felt like a proper Hunter rather than just hacking and slashing as I had been up until that point, used scenery and environment, rocks from above and paratoads. Made sure my slinger had cluster berries in it because they momentarily stun the target and can break some of its animations. Kept making pitfall traps that allowed me to get a few free hits in and trying to mount where possible. It was good, looking forward to what I can make with the parts. 

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Had my first cart at the hands of Barroth after getting too cocky trying to exploit invincibility frames. Whoops! :blush:

 

Looking at giving Jyuratodus a going over to get a water sac so I can get a water Gunlance for the Anjanath fight and maybe looking at getting some fire resilient armour. I can't see a Pukei tree in the Gunlance so I might craft a Switch Axe to have a poison option. Looking for that one stand out weapon and armour set that's going to carry you through the lower quests, it doesn't look like there's a utility set so far like Barroth in 3U or Tetsucabra in 4U.

 

1 hour ago, Sambob said:

had to switch to the trusty great sword

 

The old ones are the best

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Like the long sword the gun lance's poison variant is made from Rathian parts.

 

With armour sets I've just been using this Vespoid armour.  I got it when I was struggling against the electric squirrel since it had some thunder resistance and it was easy to find parts to craft it.  Just been upgrading it with armour stones and I can't say it hasn't been sturdy enough so far.  It's only elemental weakness is fire so obviously when certain monsters get access to their fire attacks while raging I do have to be mindful.

But I do need something fire resistant soon for when I have to deal with something like Rathalos and his Fire Bros.

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Usually you have two options when it comes to elemental stuff. You have a low base attack and high elemental, and high base attack with low elemental. Usually the joke monsters have the low attack high elemental so that's why I assumed Pukei would be the one. Which leaves the conundrum, where the hell is the jokey version?

 

How you finding the Gunlance, @DifferentClass? Have you found the one you like best between normal, long and wide?

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MONSTER HUNTER WORLD: 5 MILLION COPIES SHIPPED IN 3 DAYS

 

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In the three days since launch, Capcom has shipped over 5 million copies of Monster Hunter: World.

 

Capcom announced the figure, which includes digital sales. It is worth bearing in mind that "shipped" is slightly different to "sold" for physical copies, in that it means units sent to retailers, not paid for by consumers -  but it bodes well.

 

Earlier this month, DualShockers reported that Japanese gaming industry veteran, Hirokazu Hamamura, predicted that Monster Hunter: World would sell 10 million units worldwide long-term, taking into account the PC release slated for this Fall.

PC players are can expect a slew of free post-release content, including free monsters.

 

The title has debuted at No.1 in the UK charts, with the highest week one sales of any game in the series to date.

 

The last Monster Hunter title was 2016's Monster Hunter Generations for the 3DS, which managed to reach No.3 in the UK charts - World is clearly an improvement for Capcom itself.

 

If you want to get to grips with the basics in Monster Hunter: World, you can check our guide on How to Hunt along with what you might have missed in Monster Hunter: World's Hub.

 

 

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