|OT| Monster Hunter World: Prepare to hunt, greenhorns!

MonthOLDpickle

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Welcome! Thread is dedicated to talking about Monster Hunter World.



Game Info:

Monster Hunter World (モンスターハンター:ワールド) is your typical fantasy themed action role playing game played from a third person perspective. Just like previous games, a player takes control of a player-made character who travels to the New World. This New World is an underpopulated land mass brimming with monsters and others. The core loop of Monster Hunter is gaining loot from slaying, or capturing, monsters, gathering other resources, and completing quests for rewards. In return a hunter uses the resources obtained to craft weapon, armour, and other items. The game does allow one to solo, but the game does feature online play. Typically up to four people with an occasional different setup where groups of four take on a monster.

Release date: PS4/XBX January 26, 2018, PC August 9, 2018

What is new in MHW:
  • Environmental spaces that are fully connected
  • Advanced AI and physics
  • More persistent cooperative multiplayer experience
  • Refinement of the UI, menu system, and tutorials (to help new players to the series)
Locations:

Astera (アステラ) is a village in the New World. This is your main hub. Within this hub you will find a canteen, smithy, your house, gathering hub and other useful places.





















Ancient Forest (古代樹の森) is a vast forest that supports a complex ecosystem.



Coral Highlands (陸珊瑚の台地) a mysterious ecological highland that mimics the ocean, even the ebb and flow.



Wildspire Waste (大蟻塚の荒地) is your basic desert map, with the addition of having a swamp.




Rotten Vale (瘴気の谷) is a poisonous and hazardous map. Bones and corpses pile up that generate toxic fumes.



Elder's Recess (龍結晶の地) is a volcanic map covered in crystallized bio-energy.



Other locations:
  • Great Ravine - First theater for a monster fight
  • Research Base - wrecked airship of the Third Fleet.
  • Confluence of Fates - Located in Elder's Recess
  • Everstream - Part of the theater fight
  • Arena - An arena to complete challenge and arena quests
  • Special Arena - An arena to fight captured monsters or to capture captured monsters again.
  • Caverns of El Dorado - Special multiplayer map



Weapons: There are 14 types of weapons that can be crafted and upgraded.




Great Sword: Large and powerful, but slow.


Sword & Shield: Balanced and mobile.


Dual Blades: Light and fast.


Long Sword: Nimble and range.


Hammer: Slow, heavy, and stunning attacks.


Hunting Horn: Long range musical stunning machine.


Lance: Strong defense and offense.


Gunlance: High Offense, limited range.


Switch Axe: Versatile, fast, and elemental base damage.


Charge Blade: Versatile, powerful, and fast.


Insect Glaive: Mobile, airborne attacks, and buffs.


Bow: Fast and ranged.


Light Bowgun: High mobility and rapid fire ranged weapon.


Heavy Bowgun: Slow and powerful ranged weapon.

Slinger: Slingers are tools and a weapon that is attached to the left armour of your hunter (guess all hunters are right handed). It resembles a small crossbow. Has two primary functions, slingshot and a grappling hook. There are 19 different ammo types you can use with a slingshot.


Armour: Armour is what your hunter wears. This is comprised of sets, unique pieces, accessories, and decorations. Armour is also complemented by charms.

A hunter can equip five pieces of armour:

Helm
Chest
Arms
Waist
Legs

A hunter can also equip charms. Charms are like necklaces that give you bonuses, such as higher attack, earplugs or the likes.

Example:
Charm NameSkillForge MaterialsLevel 2 Upgrade MaterialsLevel 3 Upgrade Materials
Attack Charm I / II / IIIAttack BoostSturdy Bone x4
Boulder Bone x4
Lightcrystal x1
Aquacore Ore x1
Quality Bone x3
Dragonbone Relic x1
Novacrystal x1
Spiritcore Ore x1
Elder Dragon Bone x2
High Commendation x1
Brutal Bone x2
Dreamcore Ore x1



Hunters can also insert decorations into their armours to further increase bonuses. Unlike previous games you don't need to have +5 or +10 to activate the bonus. There are ranks, so Attack+3 exists.


Palicoes:

Palicoes are a feline-like combat companion. They specialize in a variety of offensive, defensive, and restorative abilities. You only get one Palico which you custimize at character creation.

The hunter can outfit the Palico with armour, weapons, amd gadgets. Gadgets are (thanks wiki):

  • Vigorwasp Spray: The Palico pulls out a vigorwasp and rides it towards the hunter. It then explodes, healing the hunter. When leveled up, the Palico can also deploy a stationary vigorwasp, like one found in the wild.
    • Acquired by: Starter Gadget.
  • Flashfly Cage: The Palico pulls out a cage with a flashfly in it. The hunter can then hit the cage to create a large flash. Very useful for fighting flying wyverns like Rathalos or Legiana. When leveled up, the Palico can deploy an electric shock trap. Beware, overuse of traps and flashes will cause a monster to become resistant.
    • Acquired by: Bugtrapper Clan Quest in Ancient Forest.
  • Shieldspire: The Palico pulls out a shield with a face on it. The Palico then taunts the monster into attacking it while using the shield to stay alive. The next ability of the Shieldspire is a shield bash which can stagger and stun a monster if it hits.
    • Acquired by: Protector Quest in Wildspire Waste.
  • Coral Orchestra: The Palico pulls out a Coral Instrument. The Palico then plays one of several songs that applies a buff (e.g. Attack Up, Defense Up, Bleeding Resistance, Stamina Drain Down). Upon levelling up the Palico gains access to a second instrument with some improved buffs, such as the ability to negate environmental damage from lava, giving the player the earplug effect, divine protection or stun resistance/negation.
    • Acquired by: Troupper Quest in Coral Highlands.
  • Plunderblade: The Palico pulls out a Plunderblade and snatches items from monsters (e.g. scales, fangs ...). Items snatched this way go directly to the Palico inventory and will be received at the end of the quest or expedition. Upon levelling up, the Palico is able to throw the Plunderblade. If this thrown blade hits a monster, the monster will drop an item, which may be either an appropriate scale or talon, or a slinger ammo e.g Piercing pods.
    • Acquired by: Plunderer Quest in Rotten Vale.
  • Meowlatov Cocktail: The Palico pulls out a ceramic pot and throws it at monster causing it to explode and deal damage. The upgraded version has your Palico roll around with a small cannon and shield. These attacks can easily stagger large monsters.
    • Acquired by: Gajalaka Quest in Elder's Recess.
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Iceborne:


The Iceborne expansion builds on every aspect of Monster Hunter: World, starting with an all-new story that picks up after the main game and whisks hunters away to a newly discovered chilly locale called Hoarfrost Reach. The snow-covered terrain offers an ecosystem that contrasts areas in the main game and progressively expands with the story. Iceborne is set to offer the largest region in the game so far, presenting hunters a wealth of new content with even more quests to face than in the original release.

Iceborne also introduces the new higher difficulty Master Rank, a brand-new quest tier that makes new and existing monsters more ferocious than ever. The extreme cold is also the setting for brand new frigid climate foes such as the horned brute wyvern Banbaro and the snow-buried Beotodus. These interweave with returning fan favorites such as the swift-attacking Nargacuga who adds some dangerous new tricks to his trademark move set as he joins the Monster Hunter: World lineup. Leading the pack in Iceborne is the mysterious new flagship monster Velkhana, an elder dragon with powerful ice attacks that is a pervasive threat in the new story.

To ready players to face the expansion’s fierce hunts, several new gameplay options have been added to broaden the player’s combat repertoire, creating opportunities for exciting new hunting strategies. The Slinger can now be used while the main weapon is drawn, regardless of weapon type. New features have also been added for the Slinger such as the Clutch Claw used to grapple onto monsters with more direct control and the Flinch Shot which unloads Slinger ammo to stun monsters. Each of the 14 weapon types will also get new combos and new elements, offering additional depth to master in combat.

New Quests:

The Iceborne Expansion continues the Storyline from Monster Hunter World, advancing the Fifth's Fleet efforts to understand the new World. A new Quest Rank, alongside a variety of new Assignment and Optional Quests are expected. Supplementary Event Quests, Optional Quests and Special Assignments are also expected.

New Locales and Monsters:

Iceborne Expansion for MHW will bring with it new Locations, with new ecosystems and Endemic Life as well as new Monsters (both large and small!). Players can expect this to result in an array of new Weapons, Armor and Specialized Tools.
New Locale: Hoarfrost Reach
New Monsters: Cortos, Banbaro, Beotodus, Nargacuga, Velkhana
It is yet unconfirmed if new Items, Decorations or Skills will be introduced with the expansion.

New Moves:

The Slinger can now be used while the main weapon is drawn, regardless of weapon type. New features have also been added for the Slinger such as the Clutch Claw used to grapple onto monsters with more direct control and the Flinch Shot which unloads Slinger ammo to stun monsters. Each of the 14 weapon types will also get new combos and new elements, offering additional depth to master in combat
 

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Great write-up for a great game!

I've been trying to catch up on AT monsters I missed (everything after Teo), but it hasn't been going well. Really should've gotten my hunts in when they came out...
 
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I just got in to this. I tried the beta and the game felt janky as hell so I skipped it as it released but bought it later on 50% sale and it's one of the games that have surprised the hell out of me 'cause I was really not expecting to like it as much as I do now.


Hunter level 11, using bowguns and wearing whatever armor scraps I get.
 
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wow, awesome thread MonthOLDpickle! :) but since it's just about MHW then wouldn't it be an |OT| rather than community? :p

could use a cover image as well :)

but yeah - awesome job ... must've taken a lot of time to compile it all .... so THANK YOU for that! :cat-heart-blob:
 
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I really do want to try this game out some day. My only MH experience is playing a demo of whatever 3DS version it was for about 20 minutes and being frustrated with the controls (didn't have the extra 3DS control attachment).

But alas, my backlog is already ginormous and I'm poor, so this will have to wait for a deep, deep sale, a Humble Monthly, or a free weekend at least.
 

Gevin

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Join the bowgun side. You don't have to be as precise with the hits then. Tho I'm thinking I should make one of those bagpipe thingies, they look like they could be either awesome or terrible.
Actually I've seen some insect glaive clips and it looks cool as fuck, I'm tempted to try that out a bit but I hope it's not too skill intensive.
 

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I've played Switch Axe almost all the time.
The charged auto-mount explosion-in-your-face attack is so satisfying.
 
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blindrhythm

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Very nice work MonthOLDpickle! Thanks for putting this thread together. :)

And I need to branch out too. I've relied on the bow far too much! :p



But seriously I did play pretty much all of low rank with dual blades and a little bit of bow use. It was kind of refreshing to change things up a bit.

I've played Switch Axe almost all the time.
The charged auto-mount explosion-in-your-face attack is so satisfying.
It's so good! I recently started using one and I wish I had given it a shot sooner.
 
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Oh man, I need to dust off my lent PS4 to get my weapon statistics to compare with PC.

I am too lazy though.
 

Li Kao

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Uguu, this thread is so tempting. But after 200+ hours on PS4, I don't know if I have it in me to restart on PC. It would break my heart to drop the game.
Uh, what am I saying, it's basically cocaine, I shouldn't be afraid of that.
 

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I should really branch out more. Want to try the ranged weapons a bit.
 
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Li Kao

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There's a disturbing lack of Long Sword users ITT :disapproval-blob:
 

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I really want to buy this in order to be in top shape once Iceborne releases.
 

blindrhythm

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Oh no.. with how addicting this game can be does this now make me a dealer? And just a random follow up.. are any of you cops? :face-with-cold-sweat:
 
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blindrhythm

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I had my first 60h on PS4, now its time to actually start playing the game since I just finished the story :p
Don't forget to grab the free high res texture pack if you have the hardware to run it. It's not a massive difference but it does clean up some textures and is a decent improvement overall.
 

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Don't forget to grab the free high res texture pack if you have the hardware to run it. It's not a massive difference but it does clean up some textures and is a decent improvement overall.
Sadly I don't think my 1060 can handle it :(
 

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Actually I've seen some insect glaive clips and it looks cool as fuck, I'm tempted to try that out a bit but I hope it's not too skill intensive.
Figure out where to get the bug to bite for the boosts and you're good. I usually wing it and just go face, arms, belly/wings, or tail. Some of the monsters will give you back health with it. You can pick a bug that inflicts poison while leaving behind "dust" that blows up when you hit it. It's also nice that nergigante seems to have no idea how to deal with the insect glaive.

Now maybe if I had a group I could finally take down the behemoth. I keep trying to do it myself, but that dumbass wind magic gets me.
 

blindrhythm

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Now maybe if I had a group I could finally take down the behemoth. I keep trying to do it myself, but that dumbass wind magic gets me.
If I'm remembering right then you can attack its head which will cause it to focus on you and that should stop the wind magic from being cast for a little while. I've seen people suggest that flash pods work as well but I never tried them.

Unless you meant extreme behemoth.. then I have no idea, sorry. My experience with him is almost zero and from what I can tell is impossible to solo.
 

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Yes, you can flash regular Behemoth when he's casting to cancel charybdis. Makes that attack a total non issue.
 

uraizen

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If I'm remembering right then you can attack its head which will cause it to focus on you and that should stop the wind magic from being cast for a little while. I've seen people suggest that flash pods work as well but I never tried them.

Unless you meant extreme behemoth.. then I have no idea, sorry. My experience with him is almost zero and from what I can tell is impossible to solo.
Yes, you can flash regular Behemoth when he's casting to cancel charybdis. Makes that attack a total non issue.
These are good tips, I'm too stubborn to listen to "you need to beat him with a group." I wanna take the bastard down myself.
 
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Li Kao

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These are good tips, I'm too stubborn to listen to "you need to beat him with a group." I wanna take the bastard down myself.
Me, I abandoned all pride at the Black Diablo. No ragrets.
 

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It can. I am using it on my system. I do have SpecialK installed that hasn't been updated in eons.

I7 3770K
GTX 1060 6GB.
Just wanna vouch and say my i5 6500 and RX 580 can run it and it literally has no effect on my fps. Which is surprising because my CPU isnt very good.
 

uraizen

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Me, I abandoned all pride at the Black Diablo. No ragrets.
Took me a while to take down that horny bitch, but it's where I learned to use the i-frames of a leap.

Good luck! It's a very challenging fight but quite fun.
Apparently I don't have gear good enough to solo that fight. So I guess that's a pass.
 

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Started farming the crowns for the achievement (with a mod of course). So far I've gotten 6 of the monsters so still ways to go.

Also got this today

 
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