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Posted on 09-06-18 02:10:33 PM Link | Quote
Came out in January for consoles, and August for PC. A general thread for the game!

despite having played it on and off since launch, i've just now started to get some Augments since Behemoth has been a persistent issue. i've been mindful to get all the event-exclusive and season-exclusive armors as they come out, sans the archtempered armors and extreme behemoth (though that may change soon now that i feel better equipped for archtempereds). here's hoping that the second USJ event comes to Xbone with the autumn festival!

another point of topic, what sort of weapons do you use? i've set a challenge for myself to use only dual blades except a) when helping others with a quest i've already done or b) doing an arena challenge that doesn't have them. in Double Cross and 4U i've been using and enjoying long blade, and i hope to branch out into a bunch of other weapons soon in World, but man there's just something about DB that i like

also, deviljho just got released yesterday for PC players! if they keep bringing over update monsters around once a month then PC should be caught up with console around the start of the new year (assuming the console update cycle starts to slow down - they've mentioned an upcoming patch to fix a bug with a Kinsect making Kulve Taroth armor appear as owned, but no official news on new monsters yet)
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Posted on 09-06-18 09:15:52 PM Link | Quote
an hour ago, the information for the Autumn Festival went up, and the exclusive armor looks pretty neat:



runs from september 21st to october 4th. most of the events including extreme behemoth are back as well as kulve taroth. both USJ quests are listed as PS4 exclusive, but we'll see how true that ends up. also of note is that apparently the blossom layered armor will still be obtainable from Gajalaka Outbreak according to the quest description - this might mean that the spring bug armor will also still be gettable from the Vespoid Infestation quest.

also, no news yet on what the Festival will bring to PC, since their event calendar only shows two weeks instead of console's three.
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Posted on 09-06-18 10:38:23 PM Link | Quote
Monster Hunter World! Can't believe my last post was almost 7 months ago saying I had been playing MHW, haha. Sadly I'm a PS4 player, and for the most part I've been soloing stuff because of the difficulty scaling making soloing way easier than grouping up with one or two friends.

Originally posted by 2Tie
what sort of weapons do you use?

I was first introduced to the series through friends in my college anime club, when they were doing group hunts in MH3U (3DS), so after reading the 3DS demo's manual and looking up info on the weapons and general gameplay I decided I should
1) pick one weapon of each damage type (cutting, blunt, shot);
2) prioritize mobile weapons.
As a result, I settled on Dual Blades, Hunting Horn, and Bow, respectively.



...and, uh, I basically haven't bothered to experiment with other weapons since then.

I've used other weapons in arena quests when none of the three were an option, and occasionally I made other weapon sets to farm specific difficult things (HBG to farm Goldbeard with the underwater siege glitch in 3U, Eldaora's Hornet to farm 140 Kushala in 4U, IG to farm White Fatalis in 4U, ...), and of course Prowler is kinda required to use in Generations, but for the most part I really stuck to those three (despite kinda neglecting HH...).


Compared to previous games, World is... weird. I kinda agree when people describe it as more of an action game compared to previous games' more deliberate and slow combat. As a DB main, going from World (attacking in archdemon mode is rarely useful, you can chain Demon Flurries and change direction easily, you can dash in any direction, you can go crazy with sliding attacks into Heavenly Blade Dance) to Generations Ultimate (demon mode drains stamina too quickly so stick to Archdemon unless you want to refill the gauge, you can chain Demon Flurries but are stuck going in the same direction, you can only dash straight forwards/sideways) felt really noticeable...
but uh, I feel like Bow really exemplifies the change. Going from "only shoot at charge level 3/4 and then power shot" slow gameplay to "get right up to the enemy and spread->rapid->rapid->rapid->spread and dash->rapid->spread repeatedly" non-stop action was a super-harsh change, it was basically a whole new weapon. Like, sure, it's super fun, but if you were to compare a usual World bow run against Kirin to a Generations bow run...


Honestly, as a DB main, with Behemoth my best DB advice is to, uh, probably switch weapon, or otherwise find a good group with a reliable tank.

I spent probably two days on and off trying to solo Behemoth when the update first hit consoles, first with DBs once a JPN player recorded a 20-ish minute speedrun, and then with Bow (once I realized that with my skill level DBs were way too short-ranged to be able to have enough DPS to finish the quest while still playing safe enough to not triple-cart), but even after all that effort the furthest I managed to reach was... timing out on the 35-minute quest timer while in the very last area.

In the end a friend finally managed to join me and we effortlessly duo'd Behemoth thanks to the extra DPS.
If you still want to stick to DBs, this was the DB set I made. Without the Azure Starlord waist I could only get Evade Extender 3, though as it turns out the Rath Soul waist's Windproof 2 was actually kinda useful for the tailwhip's wind pressure.

I put up two runs of Extreme Behemoth if you wanted to reference those, but for EX especially I'd say the key is having a super-competent group, and specifically a really reliable enmity-gathering tank. If a shield-HBG or whatever can shotgun Behemoth's face to prevent random Meteors and Charybdis-spam, and then stay against a wall while the rest of us concentrate on destroying Behemoth's forearms (and optionally with an active healer with Wide-Range so that the other players don't need to interrupt tanking/DPS), then the non-tank hunters shouldn't really be getting hit, let alone carting, at which point it's just a test of how reliable every hunter is.

Honestly, once you have a good group, it's a super-fun fight, incredibly satisfying to finally clear. I did it twice, but honestly if my friends hadn't mostly moved on from the game and the quest gave better rewards, I wouldn't have minded farming it as a late-postgame super-challenging super-rewarding farming quest. Gimme a dozen Hero Streamstones per run, game!


God, finally, access to the second USJ quest's Azure Starlord armor! Sure was annoying trying to make optimal sets without those extra Crit Element pieces.
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Posted on 09-06-18 10:57:18 PM Link | Quote
as far as Behemoth goes, i can usually take hits from him (i always attack his back legs when possible, so there's not much that reliably can) and don't cart in most of the 4-person attempts i've done - though i recognize that i'm not exactly a DPS either, so i've relegated myself to meme-wiggler-support-who-also-attacks-sometimes duty.

i've gotten to phase four quite a few times, and i've never hit the clock - it's always the ecliptic meteor that seals the loss. i do take the blame for one of the slayed-while-simultaneusly-triple-carted because i put a comet up against a wall accidentally, though.

also i usually like to duck behind the comets just cuz, but sometimes it makes me misinput. still clutched it though, somehow.

also i haven't tried forming up a group myself yet, i just search for SOSes or search for hub sessions that have a focus of Behemoth - this is largely due to me just not knowing anyone who still plays it on xbone

also dang my hyphen usage really went through the roof on this post
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Posted on 09-19-18 04:04:00 PM Link | Quote
mosswine mask and faux feline cosmetic armors coming tomorrow, along with USJ part 2 for xbone players. there's also mention of a new "fluffy" low-rank Dual Blades weapon. the AT Kushala event has been extended through the festival, and the Gajalaka Outbreak event now mentions a Gajalaka set for palicoes.

still no word on if/when PC will get a festival. they got an update yesterday for improved mouse options, but people still seem upset that it doesn't support ultrawide monitors..?
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