Monster Hunter World Page 160

  • oldschoolsoviet 21 Jul 2020 15:26:41 6,924 posts
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    6 down, with only one faint since completing the special assignment.

    Needed to build completely new sets and found success with DB and LBG, but I've got all the armour and weapons I wanted. I found the old adage of " whenever you think you're good at something, there's a small Asian guy doing it 10x better" to apply. Far more success in purposefully set Japanese lobbies than random SOS. Still can't solo it, but I'm competent in dealing enough elemental and flinch shotting to break horns. It's the damn pin move followed by lightning that gets me every time....

    Tatsuffy has already stealth killed it, and the handy tip of using smokebombs to cancel his flying phases is the one thing I'll need to try. If I ever do (doubt I'll get mats for layered).

    Barioth variant and fest start tomorrow don't they ? Need a few AT tickets.
  • Alastair 22 Jul 2020 08:53:54 24,467 posts
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    Seen a YouTube video where the guy did Alatreon solo with IG and just used the Kinsect..
    Wasn't a high level build in particular. I have all the parts, just don't have the armour fully upgraded.
    I never did enough element damage to stop the nova and didn't break the horns. More practice required....
    I am also trying to farm great spiritvein gems in order to augment armour pieces...
  • Alastair 22 Jul 2020 08:54:21 24,467 posts
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    Oh, and I'm sure I had a giant Kushala the other day and ran out of time. 😩😩😩😩😩
  • spindle9988 22 Aug 2020 13:18:43 5,190 posts
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    Iíve jjst finished the vanilla game of monster hunter world but Iím only HR17. Am I ok to just start iceborne now, or should I spend some time in the vanilla endgame?
  • Alastair 24 Aug 2020 17:03:02 24,467 posts
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    Feels like you've done the minimum to get to the end of the story. By complete, do you mean you've repelled Zorah Magdaros?
    Because there are lots of things that unlock as your Hunter rank rises.
    Sapphire Stars Guidance is the highest rank quest at HR100.
    I think you'd be fine to start Iceborne as there are some armour and weapons specifically for players in your situation.
  • spindle9988 24 Aug 2020 19:21:25 5,190 posts
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    @Alastair

    Iíve done some side stuff but not too much. I might stay for a bit and get my HR up.

    Thanks for the reply.
  • Alastair 25 Aug 2020 11:36:28 24,467 posts
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    Are you playing on PS4?
    If you're grinding Nergigante, Vaal Hazak or Kushala Daora then we could hunt together - I *still* need large crowns for those three...
    We'd get through each hunt in about 5 min, possibly a bit longer as the monster HP is beefed up for multiplayer, but still should be fairly easy.
  • oldschoolsoviet 1 Oct 2020 16:51:00 6,924 posts
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    Last title update, and Fatalis is locked behind an Alatreon fight.

    Pity then, that players still aren't capable of the basics in fighting it. Taking ice weapons, dealing element, smashing horn.....Randoms still don't tenderise, let alone these basics ffs !

    Guess I'll play with the new layered options (no Guildwork layer ? Boooo.) Sigh.
  • Alastair 1 Oct 2020 18:00:00 24,467 posts
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    Oh man, I've not even managed the initial Alatreon event.
    Mainly 'cos I am shit at grinding it enough times to learn his attacks and 'tells' so I've no one to blame but myself. I keep giving up. :(
  • sid92 6 Oct 2020 12:04:33 3,595 posts
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    Just got back into this last night, not sure what I should be doing tbh havenít played since the first Safi siege.

    Just went into the guiding lands and started hunting, thoroughly enjoyed myself:)

    I still donít know how the guiding lands even work!
  • chrisno21 6 Oct 2020 14:16:18 2,410 posts
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    Not played in so long myself, certainly am not ready for Fatalis or Alatreon! Be good to get back into it at some point.

    I think I need to take down raging Brachy to get some better gear - but it's been so long I honestly can't remember. I know i barely did any Safi hunts so my armour is below par.
  • Alastair 6 Oct 2020 14:36:49 24,467 posts
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    Safi hunts were easy enough imo. They were about the right level for me. And everyone seemed to understand the basics of avoiding the nova attack.

    I've not taken on most of the recent monsters - Raging Brachy, Furious Rajang, Frostfang Barioth...
    Have tried and failed with the Alatreon hunt several times. Even when following 'Alatreon Hunt made easy' type YT advice. Seems to me the first thing to be done there is to take the time to learn his attacks and tells.

    I seem to be very busy with work so not playing so much. Plus I've been trying to grind those last 3 bloody crowns from the base game. When I get them I will be quite tempted to let MHW have a rest for a while.

    Chris or Sid, if you want to team up for some play give me a shout and I'll fire up a squad session.
  • Alastair 6 Oct 2020 14:39:58 24,467 posts
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    sid92 wrote:

    I still donít know how the guiding lands even work!
    Can be the only location to get specific materials for high level upgrades and augmentations.
    On the whole, you need to rank up each area by hunting there.
    In my opinion you want to focus on forest and coral areas because you need Zinogre in forest level 3(I think, maybe 4) and tempered Namielle in coral level 7 in order to create health augments on Rarity12 weapons.
  • chrisno21 6 Oct 2020 15:15:26 2,410 posts
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    I'm rusty but up for some team hunts if and when!
  • sid92 6 Oct 2020 15:20:12 3,595 posts
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    Alastair wrote:
    sid92 wrote:

    I still donít know how the guiding lands even work!
    Can be the only location to get specific materials for high level upgrades and augmentations.
    On the whole, you need to rank up each area by hunting there.
    In my opinion you want to focus on forest and coral areas because you need Zinogre in forest level 3(I think, maybe 4) and tempered Namielle in coral level 7 in order to create health augments on Rarity12 weapons.
    Cheers dude, I was wondering how you get health augments now. Sorely needed on my Switchaxes!
  • sid92 6 Oct 2020 15:22:03 3,595 posts
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    I tried furious Rajang once but havenít fought any other variants, what MR do you need to be for the Brachydios?
  • sid92 6 Oct 2020 15:34:01 3,595 posts
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    chrisno21 wrote:
    I'm rusty but up for some team hunts if and when!
    I couldnít even remember how to clutch claw yesterday, fought a black Diablos without using it:)
  • brokenkey 6 Oct 2020 17:09:31 10,726 posts
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    The Alatreon you have to defeat before you can get to Fatty is really easy - it's like 25% HP compared to the main one.

    As always, hit me up if you're doing some team hunting. I'm still reasonalby current with the Meta. Can't survivie 10 minutes with fatalis though.
  • Alastair 6 Oct 2020 20:18:52 24,467 posts
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    brokenkey wrote:
    The Alatreon you have to defeat before you can get to Fatty is really easy - it's like 25% HP compared to the main one.
    :(
    I've made it to the nova about once.. then got in a big panic about setting the health booster and eating Astera Jerky. But I hadn't done enough ice damage anyway.
    Trying to use LBG that carries ice and fire ammo, so I could switch if horns don't break.
  • Alastair 6 Oct 2020 20:19:22 24,467 posts
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    Oh, you mean the one for the Fatalis quest, not the one in the Special Investigation
  • chrisno21 7 Oct 2020 12:30:05 2,410 posts
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    Going back in yesterday was like putting on an old pair of slippers.
  • Alastair 16 Oct 2020 09:55:22 24,467 posts
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    Fright Fest is running..
    I'm planning to be online tonight if anyone
    a) sees this message
    b) fancies playing
  • chrisno21 16 Oct 2020 11:08:42 2,410 posts
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    I could well be on as I can attest to 'a' and being partial to 'b'.
  • Alastair 16 Oct 2020 11:16:15 24,467 posts
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    Cool.
    Probably won't be on till about 10pm. Hope that's not too late.
  • Alastair 23 Oct 2020 10:00:42 24,467 posts
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    The game is mocking me - Vaal looked pretty big...

    Oh thanks - another silver crown.
  • chrisno21 23 Oct 2020 12:38:59 2,410 posts
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    Brute Tigrex hunt event is this week I think
  • Alastair 23 Oct 2020 13:00:19 24,467 posts
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    Yep.
    I've never faced one. Which is why I don't have the trophy for research levels...
    So, assuming this hunt will allow me to gain research I am all over it.

    Going to assume a high def lance build is what I need.
  • chrisno21 23 Oct 2020 13:44:22 2,410 posts
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    He's a lot more fun to fight than regular tigrex.
  • brokenkey 23 Oct 2020 14:09:37 10,726 posts
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    mostly because he just stands there and shouts. You don't need def if you aren't stood in front of him at medium range when he shouts (and that's well telegraphed). I find him much easiser than normal tigrex.
  • Alastair 23 Oct 2020 16:01:38 24,467 posts
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    So, some sort of earplugs might be in order?
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