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#1 Posted by Lanechanger (609 posts) -
#2 Posted by Lanechanger (609 posts) -

Aww man I was a fan of Maxis. It's sad to hear that it got shut down. Now how will we get a Streets of Sim City, Sim Tower, and Sim Copter reboot?!

I had an itch for sim tower late last year and found a way to play it through a virtual machine and damn was that itch fun to scratch, mass office all the way. And Sim Copter was a childhood game of mine that I had fond memories of that I'm still looking for a way to replay it today. *pours one out for Maxis*

#3 Posted by Lanechanger (609 posts) -

I'm not sure if you had just stopped playing it or assumed it stops but village missions go beyond 6 stars.

Not sure what your original weapon of choice was but I had the reverse situation. I was using a HBG (Gunner) for the first while while and wasn't really feeling it, it felt sluggish and when I got hit, the lower gunner armorset defense didn't help. And then I crafted some random set of armor set because I happen to have the pieces (rhenoplos rhino looking set that looks awful) and grabbed myself a gunlance and the game took off for me, bosses were going down faster, the fights were more exhilarating, the whole game felt more satisfying.

#4 Posted by Lanechanger (609 posts) -

Have a new batch of questions:

Does anyone have a good resource for the mechanics of palico leveling in combat? Do they get exp per hit that they do? Per kill? What about team/forte skills? Should I sit back and let them do all the heavy lifting if I'm looking to level a palico?

Has anyone managed to get their hands on a list of all the MH4U awards?

In the guild card under the monster log, what do those crowns mean? For some of them I have a silver crown, some of the other ones I have a gold crown.

On a monster that's sleeping, if I use both a large bomb and the small timer bomb, would the small timer bomb get the bonus sleeping damage instead of the large bomb since it detonates first? Should I be triggering the large bomb through a projectile if I'm looking to maximize that sleeping damage in that case?

#5 Posted by Lanechanger (609 posts) -

I didn't really have a problem with that part. I think I lost but that's what was supposed to happen? In any case, you can see that I really didn't remember it that much or gave it that much thought, I got through it in one try (again, not sure if you can lose and had to repeat that but it sounds like it?) and moved on.

#6 Posted by Lanechanger (609 posts) -

@mmmslash said:

Regarding the insect glaive: General consensus is to just max speed until GRank, and then there is a very specific, optimal feeding guide you can go grab.

The Kinsect stuff was an interesting concept of customizing your weapon, but if you leave it up to Monster Hunter folk, they'll min-max you with the best of 'em.

Reminds me of Diablo 3. Sure, you COULD use all these other skills and runes, but as of this patch, you're gonna want to use so and so specific build to max out your dps.

#7 Posted by Lanechanger (609 posts) -

@jbg4 said:

@lanechanger said:

@jjweatherman said:

@jbg4: Cool! I look forward to your blog. I can't wait to read your thoughts on this crazy game.

@slax: I personally only did two of the weapon quests (Insect Glaive and Long Sword), and then moved on to the story quests. I do plan to go back and check some of those out eventually, though, alongside the Gaijin Hunter weapon tutorials. If anyone wants a good source of how to use each weapon, that video series is pretty rad.

I had been using the Arekkz Gaming ones when I initially searched for videos but I find the Gaijin Hunter tutorial to be a lot more useful, thanks!

I'm glad you posted this. I now know what I'm doing this evening.

I've gone through a lot of the Gaijin Hunter videos now and he makes the weapons look super fun!

#8 Edited by Lanechanger (609 posts) -

@jbg4: Cool! I look forward to your blog. I can't wait to read your thoughts on this crazy game.

@slax: I personally only did two of the weapon quests (Insect Glaive and Long Sword), and then moved on to the story quests. I do plan to go back and check some of those out eventually, though, alongside the Gaijin Hunter weapon tutorials. If anyone wants a good source of how to use each weapon, that video series is pretty rad.

I had been using the Arekkz Gaming ones when I initially searched for videos but I find the Gaijin Hunter tutorial to be a lot more useful, thanks!

#9 Edited by Lanechanger (609 posts) -

@jbg4 said:

@lanechanger said:

The 2nd entry will never come, because you might be hopelessly addicted like I am! D:

I'm heading in that direction. I completed two more quests last night and I'm going to jump in to finish a third as soon as I get an opportunity today. Are you a veteran of the series?

Nope, this is my first MH, I just kinda got instantly addicted D:

@jbg4 said:

I've decided that I'm getting a new 3DS for better camera control... should have it Friday.

@dankempster said:

Man, reading this really makes me want to finally give in to temptation and give the copy of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate sitting on my 3DS a proper shot. I've dabbled with it on a couple of occasions, but I just can't bring myself to commit to it. I think there are two main reasons why, the first being the game's lack of guidance for new players, and the second being a mortal fear of losing myself to such an enormous timesink. I'll be following this series closely, and who knows, maybe it'll get me to finally bite the bullet and dig a little deeper into the world of Monster Hunter.

I'm actually thinking about picking up the Wii U version of MH3U to see how it is. I am so deep down this rabbit-hole now... I'm addicted. I played about 3 hours during different breaks today.

I knew it!

#10 Posted by Lanechanger (609 posts) -

The 2nd entry will never come, because you might be hopelessly addicted like I am! D: