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  • Alastair 2 Feb 2020 21:41:38 24,120 posts
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    Just had a wasted evening in the Safi siege.
    3 runs in a row failed, generally with someone fainting in the first minute or so. Tail swipe followed almost immediately by breath attack did for me as I'd forgotten to don the temporal mantle.
    Getting the hang of the Safi Aquashot and the evade reload, although not completely sold on it.
    How do I deal with having Safi's attention?
  • brokenkey 2 Feb 2020 22:31:52 10,370 posts
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    You can farcaster back to base camp, or try to lure it to the explody gas area and make them go off.
  • oldschoolsoviet 3 Feb 2020 01:47:45 6,792 posts
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    Or stop chasing the meta. :) It's the same as any other game, where people chase the best gear even if it doesn't suit their style, rather than finding what works. I can appreciate the Zinogre HBG for example, but I struggle to get sub-10 min kills, and a lance might take slightly longer, but it'll be far more satisfying.

    And yet again, it'll be AT'd later in the year, and all the grind now will be wasted. CHASE THE NEW META.

    Christ, saw a vid earlier by some literal ninja, using basic MR armour, cluster HBG and smokebombs to kill Rajang in under 4 mins. Pure ninja because Rajang at no point became combatative - music cue never even played, and never aggroed once. It had no idea the guy was even there.

    Loved the inventiveness, and better than whatever 'best' build has been hyped by the YT throng. And it's knowing I'll never be that good that keeps me from the meta - you need that ability to use it effectively too.


    ED: https://youtu.be/JLCqmmKZgsY - tatsuffy, pure artistry.

    Edited by oldschoolsoviet at 01:52:11 03-02-2020
  • Alastair 3 Feb 2020 07:25:57 24,120 posts
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    Re. Chasing the meta.
    I know you're right, but it's fun to try mixing up play styles and trying something new.
    I don't think lbg or hbg are for me. Whereas I've had some success with dual blades recently.
    Of more value will be grinding out some health augments.

    That video is amazing. Never would have thought of using smoke bombs for camouflage.
  • Alastair 5 Feb 2020 17:09:46 24,120 posts
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    I've stopped chasing the meta and have started chasing the daily bounties and chasing the GL grind to get Coral region to level 7.
    :)

    I'm still interested in useful armour sets and skill combos. Just saw a vid of someone extolling the virtues of Frostcraft from the Velkana armour. Anyone use it?

    I'm currently going with a mix of the low level Safi bonus, and Vaal Soulvein. And/or Masters Touch and Vaal Soulvein. Once I get the bits for health augments I can potentially drop Vaal Soulvein for other things...
  • Alastair 5 Feb 2020 17:19:32 24,120 posts
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    And another thing, is it just me, or is the RE collaboration Vaal Hazak fight an absolute doddle?
  • Ddanno 5 Feb 2020 17:53:34 1,490 posts
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    Alastair wrote:
    And another thing, is it just me, or is the RE collaboration Vaal Hazak fight an absolute doddle?
    And how. I think I was only interested in tofu though
  • Alastair 5 Feb 2020 18:04:58 24,120 posts
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    Ddanno wrote:
    Alastair wrote:
    And another thing, is it just me, or is the RE collaboration Vaal Hazak fight an absolute doddle?
    And how. I think I was only interested in tofu though
    One of the daily bounties yesterday or Monday was to slay BVH. It was comfortably easy. :)
    Perhaps it's just because I found VH tough at first in the base game, so it's a pleasant surprise.
  • Ddanno 5 Feb 2020 18:56:36 1,490 posts
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    I find him a bit more awkward in the forest than the Vale, the zones are less open so the grey stuff was causing a lot of problems the first few times.

    I think base game Vaal might be my most killed monster as I found him the quickest elder to farm streamstones from

    Edited by Ddanno at 18:58:00 05-02-2020
  • Alastair 5 Feb 2020 22:57:07 24,120 posts
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    I still never got a large crown from VH in the base game...
    I would pay good money for a DLC that had an equivalent of those musically named events that covered the rest of the monsters...
  • brokenkey 6 Feb 2020 10:56:08 10,370 posts
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    Alastair wrote:
    I've stopped chasing the meta and have started chasing the daily bounties and chasing the GL grind to get Coral region to level 7.
    :)
    Why worry about your levels - just join other people's hunts who are at the level you need to farm.
  • brokenkey 6 Feb 2020 10:57:09 10,370 posts
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    Ddanno wrote:
    I find him a bit more awkward in the forest than the Vale, the zones are less open so the grey stuff was causing a lot of problems the first few times.

    I think base game Vaal might be my most killed monster as I found him the quickest elder to farm streamstones from
    Mine's pretty much joint with Nergy - once I worked out how to kill Nergy in under 5 minutes with a Lance he became my farm of choice.


    Vaal's grey stuff still burns away if you shoot torch pods on to the ground.

    Edited by brokenkey at 10:58:24 06-02-2020
  • Alastair 6 Feb 2020 11:48:43 24,120 posts
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    brokenkey wrote:
    Alastair wrote:
    I've stopped chasing the meta and have started chasing the daily bounties and chasing the GL grind to get Coral region to level 7.
    :)
    Why worry about your levels - just join other people's hunts who are at the level you need to farm.
    I'd forgotten that was an option. :)
    I will try to join you tonight!!
  • sid92 6 Feb 2020 16:32:27 3,486 posts
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    I havenít touched guiding lands since the event started, gonna get back on the grind once it ends.
  • Alastair 6 Feb 2020 16:50:32 24,120 posts
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    Festival finishes soon.
    I didn't grind the barioth or zinogre and namielle quests as much as I might have.
    Partly because I don't like barioth much, and I didn't think I had that many weapons that would benefit from the unity tickets.

    I would guess there will be a Spring Fest again.
  • Alastair 7 Feb 2020 22:55:19 24,120 posts
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    5 gold melding tickets come in one of the celebration packs with your login bonus. So worth logging on to claim...
  • chrisno21 12 Feb 2020 08:23:36 2,249 posts
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    So an angrier Brachy and Rajang...
  • Alastair 12 Feb 2020 08:45:44 24,120 posts
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    I don't even get on with friendly Rajang!
  • brokenkey 12 Feb 2020 09:37:25 10,370 posts
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    Angry brachi looks like a worse lunastra.
  • Alastair 14 Feb 2020 08:20:36 24,120 posts
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    New gold crown quest live in the Ancient Forest
    F Anja, Narg, Azure Rath (I think), Yian Garuga and Rajang.
    Live for a week I think. Then there's a Wildspire Waste one next.
  • brokenkey 14 Feb 2020 09:47:02 10,370 posts
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    It's red rath.
  • Alastair 14 Feb 2020 09:59:37 24,120 posts
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    OK, mine is tempered though.
    I made a start this morning. But had to put into sleep mode... I'll see how far I get with the Sticky 2 approach before I switch back to Lance.
    I just know Rajang is going to toy with me.
  • Alastair 14 Feb 2020 10:00:36 24,120 posts
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    Heh! I'm glad no one was able to watch Capt Brokenkey and me in the arena last night!!

    We singularly failed to take down Zinogre like a couple of n00bs...
    :)
  • Alastair 14 Feb 2020 10:02:08 24,120 posts
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    I have to say, I still love this game, two years on.
  • oldschoolsoviet 14 Feb 2020 22:36:40 6,792 posts
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    bkey sent me a party invite, but I wasn't going to be around long enough to make it worthwhile joining. Seems it may have been the correct decision after all. ;)

    Arena tips are using the stones to knock down the scatternuts in the corners (more ammo for CC attacks), and always weakening heads before wallslamming. Closing in on 1000 hours myself now too....
  • Alastair 15 Feb 2020 09:47:29 24,120 posts
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    Two huge Narg - no crown..
    😞
  • Alastair 15 Feb 2020 09:48:04 24,120 posts
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    And I still need way more practice against Rajang..
  • chrisno21 15 Feb 2020 16:31:27 2,249 posts
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    Not the best quest, regular anjanath and a regular rathalos as the first 2 make it drag too long to bother going for many runs. Did a couple runs and did get a mini each time (Rajang and garuga) but with only 3/5 new monsters 25 mins is too long.
  • Alastair 15 Feb 2020 19:33:14 24,120 posts
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    First time I tried to do all five. Since then, I've just gone straight for Narg, and then Garuga spawns in once it's gone.
    Anja and 'Los just hang about getting in the way occasionally.
  • Alastair 15 Feb 2020 19:33:46 24,120 posts
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    Also, Velkana is still an arsehole!
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