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DavidtheDeadPhilosopher
February 9th, 2013, 11:00 AM
"Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate" is being released for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platforms simultaneously ion March 19th 2013. It is a re-release/majorfrigginupdate to the 2010 Wii release "Monster Hunter Tri"

Here is a trailer which does a better job describing the game then I could

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Is anyone hyped for this game? (I certainty am)

Which system would you buy it for? If you are a Nintendo 3DS owner, would you rather wait until "Monster Hunter 4" comes out exclusive to that system?

I know for sure I'll be saving up my money to get a Wii U for this title. I really hope this is the system seller that Nintendo has been needing.

DraconianWing
February 9th, 2013, 04:40 PM
This just gave me another reason to buy a 3DS XL :D

SnowpointQuincy
February 10th, 2013, 12:15 AM
Pre-Ordered as a Christmas Gift. Didn't Even know they got it for me. It was on my list, but they forgot to tell me until latter.

Been anticipating this game since this time last year. Never played monster hunter before, but it looks like fun!

Cassino
February 11th, 2013, 07:28 AM
I've been aware of this since October last year. There was a thread for it around the time, actually.
I never got Tri since buying a Wii solely for it is a bit silly, and Unite is obviously rather stale and complete by now... yes, I'm one of these people whom can solo G-rank... not gracefully, mind. Mostly sword & shield these days, if you're wondering, which pits me more against the quest timer than the monsters. On that note, I understand that MH games are easier since Tri (ie. hitboxes aren't absurd) and essentially more solo-friendly, with different weapon types being more balanced in terms of damage potential and hunts taking less time, so that's something I've always looked forward to as a solo player... not that I'm a solo player by choice, it's just that the only consoles I own are portable. I'd be on Frontier, if only...


If your a Nintendo 3DS owner, would you rather wait until "Monster Hunter 4" comes out exclusive to that system?
You're. Anyway, I'm not holding out on the notion that MH4 will ever actually get localised, so no. If anything, I imagine the likelihood of that depends on how well MH3U sells. I do find the new 'insect controlling stick' weapon intriguing so I hope it (or its G edition) does get localised.

SnowpointQuincy
February 11th, 2013, 09:47 AM
Yeah, it took a LOT of wishful thinking just to get MH3U on the 3DS in U.S. Capcom said at first they would not localize it. I have no idea what changed their minds.

DavidtheDeadPhilosopher
February 11th, 2013, 06:30 PM
Anyway, I'm not holding out on the notion that MH4 will ever actually get localised, so no.


Well if it counts for anything, any main released Numbered Title (The Original, II, and Tri) have all been localized so far. Although the way Capcom has been lately, I suppose it is not to far of a stretch to assume that they might not bring it to America. Though a lot of miracle titles have made it onto Nintendo systems already. (Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story). I'm fairly sure we will see the game announced for next year. I mean granted, that's just speculation.

I also run sword and shield, I've played mostly Tri because I don't own a PSP, although I was introduced to the series through Freedom 2, and than later Unite. Although now that they are bringing back the full set of weapons (Duel Blades, Bow and Arrow, Hunting Horn, and Gunlance.) I might return to the Bow (my mainstay from Freedom 2). I do have to say that I'm a little disappointed that they are bringing back the old ranged weapon crafting, and removing the Medium Bowgun.

machomuu
February 11th, 2013, 06:33 PM
I do expect 4 to come over (given the most recent localization announcements, the success of Tri, and the hype for Tri Ultimate, I don't see a reason to worry), and as such, I'm not sure if I'll get Tri G (Ultimate), especially since I already have Tri on the Wii. However, since the servers are going off this Summer, I might buy Tri G on the Wii U and get MH4 on the 3DS when it comes out.

Cassino
February 13th, 2013, 03:14 PM
Well if it counts for anything, any main released Numbered Title (The Original, II, and Tri) have all been localized so far. Although the way Capcom has been lately, I suppose it is not to far of a stretch to assume that they might not bring it to America. Though a lot of miracle titles have made it onto Nintendo systems already. (Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story). I'm fairly sure we will see the game announced for next year. I mean granted, that's just speculation.
MH2 was never localised. Capcom has always been funny about Monster Hunter.


I also run sword and shield, I've played mostly Tri because I don't own a PSP, although I was introduced to the series through Freedom 2, and than later Unite. Although now that they are bringing back the full set of weapons (Duel Blades, Bow and Arrow, Hunting Horn, and Gunlance.) I might return to the Bow (my mainstay from Freedom 2). I do have to say that I'm a little disappointed that they are bringing back the old ranged weapon crafting, and removing the Medium Bowgun.
Sad that they're pulling medium bowguns and an entire bowgun mechanic; there needs to be more variety in ranged weapons and that was one way to achieve it. I've always thought some kind of high-mobility semi-melee boomerang weapon would be cool to see in the future.

I actually started with longswords since I found them easiest to use from the get-go, but S&S's balance of attack/defence/mobility later won me over, especially since longswords are harder to be really good with (though I imagine it's been easier since Tri with the ability to fade slash to the sides). I have a lot of respect for anyone who can use a gunlance properly.

machomuu
February 13th, 2013, 03:21 PM
I use a Switch Axe, which is ironic since at the beginning I was the type of guy that said, "I like the mobility of the Sword and Shield; I probably won't use any other weapons!"

Then I made a Switch Axe. Never switched back.

I realize that I have to diversify, though. I only have one good weapon in Tri, and I've only had one good weapon for several double digit HR ranks (largely because most of my resources are used for armor and my current weapon.

Anyone have suggestions for a new weapon? I'll probably start with a different weapon in Tri G or 4 so that I don't become too attached.

Evil Stud Muffin
February 13th, 2013, 03:42 PM
I use a Switch Axe, which is ironic since at the beginning I was the type of guy that said, "I like the mobility of the Sword and Shield; I probably won't use any other weapons!"

Then I made a Switch Axe. Never switched back.

I realize that I have to diversify, though. I only have one good weapon in Tri, and I've only had one good weapon for several double digit HR ranks (largely because most of my resources are used for armor and my current weapon.

Anyone have suggestions for a new weapon? I'll probably start with a different weapon in Tri G or 4 so that I don't become too attached.
If you don't like projectiles, go for the long sword if you don't want to use the Switch Axe anymore. If you don't mind heavy weapons the hammer is great as well. But if you want speed mixed with some cool, use the dual swords, my personal favorite addition for 3U. Gunlance is all sorts of complicated, and I absolutely hate it. I cannot absolutely wait to buy it on the Wii U, 3DS I'm gonna pass. I don't play the 3DS much outside, and I'm not paying double for a game I can play online at home.

DavidtheDeadPhilosopher
February 13th, 2013, 09:59 PM
I use a Switch Axe, which is ironic since at the beginning I was the type of guy that said, "I like the mobility of the Sword and Shield; I probably won't use any other weapons!"

Then I made a Switch Axe. Never switched back.

I realize that I have to diversify, though. I only have one good weapon in Tri, and I've only had one good weapon for several double digit HR ranks (largely because most of my resources are used for armor and my current weapon.

Anyone have suggestions for a new weapon? I'll probably start with a different weapon in Tri G or 4 so that I don't become too attached.


well, considering the two weapons you've tried before, I'd recommend Long Sword or Duel Blades. I personally sub with a Lance, but it's a very acquired taste for someone that uses high mobility weapons. I will say though I prefer using the Lance in underwater combat as opposed to on land. I'd stay away from the Hammer, Hunting Horn, and Gunlance. It's all down to the preference though.

Cassino
February 14th, 2013, 11:54 AM
I use a Switch Axe, which is ironic since at the beginning I was the type of guy that said, "I like the mobility of the Sword and Shield; I probably won't use any other weapons!"

Then I made a Switch Axe. Never switched back.

I realize that I have to diversify, though. I only have one good weapon in Tri, and I've only had one good weapon for several double digit HR ranks (largely because most of my resources are used for armor and my current weapon.

Anyone have suggestions for a new weapon? I'll probably start with a different weapon in Tri G or 4 so that I don't become too attached.
Longsword or greatsword should be easy to get into, since the switch axe's two modes are somewhat similar to each.
If you want something really different: (gun)lance. If you played S&S long enough then some intuition for blocking may carry over, but the usual rolling evade won't. Normal lances are easier because combos are simpler and the weapon is somewhat more mobile; I found them easy to get into after watching AzureStarStone on YouTube.

Ideally, make basic versions of every weapon and play low rank quests (or free hunt? I'm not familiar with that feature) with them.
If it's any help: my main (melee) weapon usage has generally encompassed the lance, S&S, and longsword, covering a spectrum from immobile defence to mobile offence, respectively.

Kura
February 25th, 2013, 03:53 PM
It looks really cool! Though as a 3ds user I think I'm gonna wait for Monster Hunter 4. I hate how the console is region locked because I'm gonna have to import a region 1 copy, unfortunately.

bobandbill
February 25th, 2013, 04:02 PM
Thinking about getting it. Never played MH before but seen my friend play it a fair bit and I liked the demo. Mostly depends on uni and money though. =p

Azure Rathalδs
February 26th, 2013, 09:28 AM
This game sold the Wii U for me alone, as the 3DS version is local only for some reason. Not to mention, I'm already okay with portable 3rd as being my portable MH experience. Also, my 3DS is very worn out.

So, what weapon do you think you're going to use? I think I'll use the Gunlance the most seeing how it got a huge upgrade in P3rd and became more flexible. I'll also be giving the Hammer and Hunting Horn a try due to how interesting they look.

I will also be using all the other weapons as well occasionally.

Digital Eevee
February 27th, 2013, 10:34 AM
Been playing the demo on both Wii U and 3DS almost constantly.
Rocking out with the Duel Swords But I'll probably try to get as many varied weapons as I can.
Unlike Tri you get one of each weapon when you start so I'll probably just upgrade all of them to begin with.

True Epicness
March 11th, 2013, 03:05 PM
Eeeeeeeehhh, this is difficult, don't have a 3DS, wasn't planning on getting a WiiU... don't want to buy a console just for one game...

Why can't they just release one for PC or something? I think I have all of them for PSP, but Tri kind of lost me. Monster Hunter just doesn't seem so easily accessible now, which is a shame with it being such a good franchise. I heard there was one released for the 360 in Japan, or something, but I don't think I ever found out if it was true or not.

Cassino
March 14th, 2013, 07:35 PM
Why can't they just release one for PC or something?
Frontier is a PC release, but to my knowledge the Japanese version is IP-locked to Japan. People were able to play the Korean version for free so long as they could provide a Korean social security number, but apparently the servers for it are no longer online. No doubt Capcom are afraid of competing with WoW in the West... which they wouldn't really have to do since MH has no real similarities to it. I wonder why they haven't released it globally as free to play.

I heard there was one released for the 360 in Japan, or something, but I don't think I ever found out if it was true or not.
Frontier got a 360 release in 2010.

Princess Sandshrew
March 19th, 2013, 10:52 AM
I first played Monster Hunter on the ps2 and was lost very quickly and didn't give it much of a chance. Years later I bought MHFU and still couldn't get into it but I really liked the idea of the game.
I gave the series another try with MHP3rd and this one I really enjoy. It may help that I understand what I am doing from the very start, since before the games didn't seem to tell me what the 'goal' was.

Now that I have recently been offered a job I can look at getting a WiiU and MH3U, and for once I shall be able to play online, something I've wanted to do for a long time.
I will likely be getting the 3DS version also since I've learned to enjoy MH on handheld and will most likely want to spend most time on that version.

The only game I have given more than two chances, I do hope MH3U will not disappoint me.

SnowpointQuincy
March 22nd, 2013, 04:53 PM
I bought the game, but do not have it yet. I've been playing the Logombi mission demo over and over.

It says this one is easy, but I can't beat it. The 20 minute timer isn't enough for me. The Demo does nothing to tell you what all the buttons do.

I had the best run the sword and shield. Got far enough that the monster had trouble getting up after sliding around.

The hardest part is that the monster keeps sliding right past me and off my screen. I have to stop moving to turn the camera. I hear there is a Lock on feature, but the game doesn't tell you squat.

My "favorite" thing is when a text box of dialogue pops up and disappears, you never have time to read it. It doesn't seem important anyway. Looks like gibberish. Why even put it on screen if I can't read it. And the box is too small to begin with.

I actually LIKE this game, despite all the complains I made. I'll have to read a FAQ to tell me why it is taking me so long to kill this Logombi.

Cassino
March 22nd, 2013, 07:28 PM
So, post-release-day thoughts.
The 3DS is uncomfortable to hold with a game like this. I'll get a Circle Pad Pro at some point, honestly to make the console more ergonomic for me more than to help with underwater combat. Apart from that, MH3U plays fine and at a higher framerate than the PSP games, which should make it feel more responsive (not that this was an issue before). My only complaints about the game itself (at least after customising the UI to my liking; nice new feature, that) are graphical: shadows are pixelated, texture filtering is poor, and the light a held torch casts on the ground is a flat texture rather than actual lighting, so it clips into sloped ground. These could be issues related to the limits of the 3DS's hardware, but I refuse to believe that, given how much they pushed the visuals in MHP3rd, and as I said there are all these extra frames, which could be sacrificed on at least higher shadow resolutions.

Edit: Framerate is noticeably lowered when on a quest with Cha-Cha and Kayamba... I wonder why; having two comrades didn't affect MHP3rd's performance on the PSP.



The hardest part is that the monster keeps sliding right past me and off my screen. I have to stop moving to turn the camera. I hear there is a Lock on feature, but the game doesn't tell you squat.
In the full game, NPCs do talk about it at a point, and there are always the manual and in-game articles.


My "favorite" thing is when a text box of dialogue pops up and disappears, you never have time to read it. It doesn't seem important anyway. Looks like gibberish. Why even put it on screen if I can't read it. And the box is too small to begin with.
?.. I guess that's just the demo. All text in the full game is 'press A to continue'.
That reminds me though, I find a lot of the text too small to comfortably read, and the chosen font doesn't help either; in fact it's quite terrible, almost as bad as Escape Velocity Nova with ClearType enabled.


I'll have to read a FAQ to tell me why it is taking me so long to kill this Logombi.
Probably just the equipment they give you, or you're bad at the game... but there's no shame in that.

SnowpointQuincy
March 22nd, 2013, 10:17 PM
?.. I guess that's just the demo. All text in the full game is 'press A to continue'.
That reminds me though, I find a lot of the text too small to comfortably read, and the chosen font doesn't help either; in fact it's quite terrible, almost as bad as Escape Velocity Nova with ClearType enabled.

It is dialogue from the little minions during battle. they make noise and a text box appears, but it is not there long enough to read.

Cassino
March 25th, 2013, 12:47 PM
It is dialogue from the little minions during battle. they make noise and a text box appears, but it is not there long enough to read.
Oh, that. They don't generally say anything important, at least.

SnowpointQuincy
March 29th, 2013, 08:12 PM
I made my first big kill today! The Great Jaggi. I had full Hunter Armor and Soldier's Knife.

It was an Extremely Close battle. I had to chase GJ into a new area with 1 hp and no healing items. I was jamping like a MADMAN! Dodging attacks from all around me! It was such a close call.

I have Full Chain-mail Armor, Hunter Armor, Bone Armor. What is good for a sword and shield guy, and what armor should I work toward at this stage in the game?

Fenrir Reki
March 30th, 2013, 10:53 AM
I absolutely love playing MH3U. I purchased MHP3rd HD for my PS3, but everything was in Japanese, so I could barely understand what to do and finding items to create equipment was a complete pain. I tried using a guide, but it didn't help much, and I eventually stopped playing it.

Once I bought MH3U, I wasn't a newbie since I had prior experience with MHP3rd HD, so I knew what weapon I wanted to use along with attack patterns/weaknesses of specific monsters. However unlike MHP3rd, where I used Dual Blades, I tend to use Long Swords and Sword and Shields more often because they suit my playstyle well. I also have started using light crossbows occasionally due to finding a rare weapon while mining, which was stronger than any other light crossbow I could create.

As for where I am in the story, I did all Moga low rank quests and I am halfway done with all high rank quests. Right now I have the full Rathalos set, however I don't use the full set because of the recovery penalty, so I have Barroth's helmet equipped instead.

@SnowpointQuincy
I found the full Barroth set to be useful early game but the only real problem is it makes you hungry much faster than normal.

Cassino
March 30th, 2013, 12:29 PM
Some great references for everyone, by the way, are the weapon trees (http://monsterhunter.wikia.com/wiki/MH3U:_Sword_and_Shield_Weapon_Tree) and the skill list page (http://monsterhunter.wikia.com/wiki/MH3U:_Armor_Skill_List) on the MH Wiki. Neither are entirely finished yet, but they're already reasonably complete.
And if anyone needs any help, feel free to PM me or post here.



I made my first big kill today! The Great Jaggi. I had full Hunter Armor and Soldier's Knife.

It was an Extremely Close battle. I had to chase GJ into a new area with 1 hp and no healing items. I was jamping like a MADMAN! Dodging attacks from all around me! It was such a close call.

I have Full Chain-mail Armor, Hunter Armor, Bone Armor. What is good for a sword and shield guy, and what armor should I work toward at this stage in the game?
Good job on surviving at that sort of health. If you didn't already think of it at the time: the Moga area has a lot of gathering spots for all the things you need to make mega potions; so long as the Great Jaggi isn't sleeping to recover its own HP, don't be afraid to take the time if you need to. You might actually find Arzuros easier than Great Jaggi, since it won't have any allies.


Out of what you have, Chainmail armour should be the most useful (although, admittedly, I say this not knowing what the Hunter set's Ranger skill does), and the Soldier's Knife and its upgrades make a solid general purpose S&S with large amount of sharpness. Bone armour's skills are only really suited to the Hunting Horn.

As for improvement, depends on your style. Especially if you prefer to block rather than evade attacks, Barroth blademaster armour gives Attack Up (S), Defense Up (S) and Guard +1, so you pretty much get an all-round stat boost that plays into the S&S's jack-of-all-stats nature; and you can remove the negative Hunger skill using decorations.

Later on, Lagombi and Volvidon have some evasion-oriented armour; neither monster has any rare drops to my knowledge, so either or both sets should be relatively easy to make. Why you would make both?— their elemental resistances are polar opposites, and the actual evasion skill each gives is different, so it would be a way to find out which one you prefer as it's difficult to get both skills on the same set outside of Nargacuga armour, which is a long way off yet.

Also possibly worth mentioning is the Bnahabra set, due to Status Atk Up and the fact that S&S is the one of the best melee weapons for inflicting status effects (ie. poison, paralysis, sleep), but going for status is a rather niche pursuit, particularly for solo hunts, so this isn't exactly a recommendation.

A couple of things I would recommend against getting are Rathian and Rathalos armour, due to the rare items needed... unless of course you happen to get a Plate without any trouble, in which case they make excellent armour.

I personally went with Jaggi armour mainly because I like the look of it. While the skills it gives are rather mundane, they'd probably help a rookie hunter a lot more than I realise.

SnowpointQuincy
March 30th, 2013, 09:44 PM
I've been playing for 20 hours. Haven't fought many big monster. Spent the whole day grinding Great Jaggi. Got the Whole set upgraded to Lv.3 and gemed for Attack+15.

Forged a Lugroth Nail, does water damage. Need to kill the Qurupeco to make a fire weapon.

This game is awesome!

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Edit. Took ALL DAY to trap a Quropedo. I had to make a "Trap Guru"/"Trap-Master" Armor set just to make it happen. The armor has to tell me when Quropedo is ready to trap. Because whenever he jumps areas, you never know if still ready to trap. I wanted "Auto-Detect"/"Trap-Master", but the Psychic gems are just a little out of reach right now.

I got like 3 Vivid Feathers out of it, so cool.

SnowpointQuincy
April 3rd, 2013, 11:12 AM
After 2 days of trying, I was FINALLY able to break the Qurupeco's Beak. I was able to forge a Bone Tomahawk and immediately upgrade it to "Bone-Tomahawk+" This weapon is amazing!

It took 3 Pitfall Traps break the Qurupeco Beak.

I also forged a whole set of Azuros Armor, which is weird because I only fought him 4 times total. After 2 kills and one trap I was only 2 pelts shy of a full set. Either I'm lucky, or it is an easy set to make. REMEMBER Put a Paralysis gem in the TORSO to disable it's bad ability.

Next I will focus on Barroth Armor.

Cassino
April 4th, 2013, 08:23 AM
I wanted "Auto-Detect"/"Trap-Master", but the Psychic gems are just a little out of reach right now.
What skill, now? There are Autotracker (from +15 Psychic) and Trap Master (from +10 Speed Setup), but it's only Capture Guru (from +10 Perception) which gives the colour change thing.

SnowpointQuincy
April 4th, 2013, 08:06 PM
Auto-Detect and Trap Guru is the combo I meant. It would tell you where Monster is and when it is ready to trap.

Trap Master is great if you like using bombs, or if you need to make traps during the quest.

I used a Great Sword for the first time, a Barroth sword. AMAZING. I think I will start using a GS more often, IF I can successfully chop a Barroth Tail with one. I cut a Barroth tail with a Sword and Shield, but I didn't get the Tail from carving it. And it took a long time. I am ONE TAIL away from a full set of Barroth Armor. This set, too, was really fast to make.

Try all the weapons, changes the game so much. It is like playing a new game!

Musica
April 14th, 2013, 12:33 AM
SnowpointQuincy: Greatswords are AMAZING. Unsheathing slash and dodge is the way to go for it. Charge when you have the opportunity and deal massive damage on a monster!

Killjoy
April 19th, 2013, 06:06 PM
Picked this up the other day, really enjoying it! I'm still a noob, but some of the things that seemed strange and tedious like catching a monster are starting to become second nature

I started out using Duel Blades, and now I'm starting to a Great Sword. It's cool pulling off really long drawn out combos with it. Tried using a long sward too, and that was cool once I figgurd out how to combo with it

Cassino
April 21st, 2013, 11:01 AM
I have a bit of an obscure question considering the small MH fanbase here, but if anyone knows: can Plesioth still inflict sleep in any way?


SnowpointQuincy: Greatswords are AMAZING. Unsheathing slash and dodge is the way to go for it. Charge when you have the opportunity and deal massive damage on a monster!
You can unsheathe into a charge, if you don't happen to have tried that.


Great Sword. It's cool pulling off really long drawn out combos with it.
That seems to have a reputation as the noobiest combo in the entire game. It has its uses, especially if the great sword has an element or attribute, but generally if you have enough time to do an 'infinite combo', landing charged hits instead will cause more damage... or so the pros say.

Fenrir Reki
April 22nd, 2013, 04:47 PM
I have a bit of an obscure question considering the small MH fanbase here, but if anyone knows: can Plesioth still inflict sleep in any way?


As far as I know, neither the Plesioth or Green Plesioth can inflict sleep (correct me if i'm wrong) however the weapons crafted from Green Plesioth's items allow you to inflict sleep.

Musica
April 22nd, 2013, 11:02 PM
You can unsheathe into a charge, if you don't happen to have tried that.
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Yep, unsheathe then charge is cool but it won't work well for every monster. Unsheathing slash> dodge> sheath> run and find new spot to hit> repeat. I usually do unsheathing charged slash when a monster is "lagging."

I'm now going for Slime Weapons, but I've yet to see how overpowered, as others say, they are.

SnowpointQuincy
April 23rd, 2013, 01:29 PM
I just beat Ceadues yesterday and got to High Rank Quests! Purple Ludroth was a rude awakening! I fought him in LR Wroggi armor because I was afraid of poison. He didn't need it to faint me 3 times. I got him good on the second try.

I find it a lot easier to trap monsters than to kill them. I usually bomb them with 1 or 2 traps, then use my last 2 traps to guarantee a capture.

It took me 90 hours to get to High Rank. How long did y'all take? I wasted about 10 hours doing Tanzina Port Quests when there really wasn't any reward. Single player has high rank stuff too.

My first HR Armor is Hunter-S. Gemed in Auto-Tracker, Bombardier, and Trap-Master. I love using traps and bombs.

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Should I spend time getting LR Uragaan Armor. I like the idea of adding Stamina Drain to my Trap/Bomb style. Seems like I would get more chances to trap them while drooling.

The problem being that Uragaan is a tough monster to fight. All of my weapons have green sharpness. My best weapons are "Red Wing" and "Royal Claw+"

Musica
April 23rd, 2013, 05:34 PM
I just beat Ceadues yesterday and got to High Rank Quests! Purple Ludroth was a rude awakening! I fought him in LR Wroggi armor because I was afraid of poison. He didn't need it to faint me 3 times. I got him good on the second try.

I find it a lot easier to trap monsters than to kill them. I usually bomb them with 1 or 2 traps, then use my last 2 traps to guarantee a capture.

It took me 90 hours to get to High Rank. How long did y'all take? I wasted about 10 hours doing Tanzina Port Quests when there really wasn't any reward. Single player has high rank stuff too.

My first HR Armor is Hunter-S. Gemed in Auto-Tracker, Bombardier, and Trap-Master. I love using traps and bombs.

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Should I spend time getting LR Uragaan Armor. I like the idea of adding Stamina Drain to my Trap/Bomb style. Seems like I would get more chances to trap them while drooling.

The problem being that Uragaan is a tough monster to fight. All of my weapons have green sharpness. My best weapons are "Red Wing" and "Royal Claw+"

I'm going for a "no" in getting Uragaan armor (it's a friggin pain in the ass when it rolls away and you have to chase it again and again). I find Barroth (or S) and Rathalos Armors better than Uragaan with Attack Up Med (you can gem it up to attack up L). I like killing monster though, but I do capture them when I feel like it. I find it enjoyable when I face the monster with just potions and paint balls.

It took me 30 hours to reach 6* quests in Moga (should have been 20 or less if I didn't waste time looking for Rathalos Plates).

Fenrir Reki
May 3rd, 2013, 02:09 PM
I am currently farming for Rathalos Mantles. I need two to finish creating my Rath Soul Z set which I want for HG Earplugs and Mind's Eye. At the moment I am stuck on Dire Miralis, and i'm debating whether to upgrade my Glacial Agnaktor longsword to its final stage or create a stygian ira lance for an easier time against it. I want to avoid farming Stygian Zinogre and normal Zinogre for parts because I have done an excessive amount of farming already to create all of my G rank gear.

So far i've managed to breeze through all G rank missions solo with a full Barroth X set, an attack +5 talisman, and my dios katana which is fully upgraded. Slime weapons are just ridiculously overpowered in my opinion. If the slime buildup doesn't affect or damage the monster, the high raw damage will, even the dios duals are great for soloing high to G rank quests because of its high slime/dps output.

I still consider longswords to be my most preferred weapon because they do high damage and if you can get a level 3 charge, your attacks can do a significant amount of damage, especially with attack boosters and a powerful longsword.

Cassino
May 4th, 2013, 10:25 AM
It took me 90 hours to get to High Rank. How long did y'all take? I wasted about 10 hours doing Tanzina Port Quests when there really wasn't any reward. Single player has high rank stuff too.

My first HR Armor is Hunter-S. Gemed in Auto-Tracker, Bombardier, and Trap-Master. I love using traps and bombs.
I took about that long as well. I think only Tanzia has G-rank, mind.
I still feel like I rushed low rank a bit, but apparently I've progressed rather slowly. I'm still high rank right now; I haven't played MH3U all that much since getting it, honestly.

The first high rank armour I'm really putting to use is Volvidon S; just finished it today so see how Evade+ would work with S&S since Guard+ is no longer necessary to make blocking worthwhile. This'll be a nice general purpose set once I have a +5 evasion talisman (assuming I don't have a bugged table; I became aware of these after starting but I don't really care anyway); I think it looks nice, too.



Should I spend time getting LR Uragaan Armor. I like the idea of adding Stamina Drain to my Trap/Bomb style. Seems like I would get more chances to trap them while drooling.

The problem being that Uragaan is a tough monster to fight. All of my weapons have green sharpness. My best weapons are "Red Wing" and "Royal Claw+"
It isn't so much its hard body as its high defences that make Uragaan arduous to hunt (all hitboxes take relatively little damage; it has no particular weak points, unlike most monsters). You need at least one of: water element; poison; piercing shots; bombs plus materials for more. All said and done, Uragaan is a damnsight less annoying than Gravios. If you intend on using the armour for a long time then you might as well make it, but it's up to how easy Uragaan is for you.

B-Rabbitt
May 22nd, 2013, 12:08 AM
Sorry to revive an old topic, but i just recently got a 3DS and have seen this game. It looks beastly. But is it worth the purchase? Last Monster Hunter i Played was on the PS2. Does it keep with the same flow? I'd hate to think all the armors are preset.

Cassino
May 23rd, 2013, 07:35 AM
Sorry to revive an old topic, but i just recently got a 3DS and have seen this game. It looks beastly. But is it worth the purchase? Last Monster Hunter i Played was on the PS2. Does it keep with the same flow? I'd hate to think all the armors are preset.
Bump it all you like, so long as it's under a month old; it barely even left the first page in this section.
I'm not entirely sure what 'preset armour' means (an impression gained from the presets in the demo?) but there have been no sweeping changes to any game mechanics; there is still the same progression of defeating monsters and turning their body parts into better equipment. If you enjoyed the original then it is certainly worth getting. As a culmination of everything in the series' third generation, MH3U has a lot of content. You'll find the game a lot more reasonable (ie. less frustrating) in terms of difficulty, actually, since the hitboxes of monsters' attacks are now far more correct to whether they actually physically connect, and there's far less of the stupid crap like being damaged and tripped by monsters' feet when they turn around.