• Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic End Game Builds. on the Monster Hunter: World board

    @hestilllives19: Are you saying that without a Coilbender, non-elemental boost and only +50% affinity vs weak parts vs +100% affinity to everything you're only doing 15% less damage ? I can identify w...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic End Game Builds. on the Monster Hunter: World board

    @pyrodactyl: Ye, it's mostly about finding the right source though. Been using some metal or ingot gloves to get my health up since the charm slot is so flexible. Biggest problem with the DP build is ...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic End Game Builds. on the Monster Hunter: World board

    @hestilllives19: Dragon Piercer does not gain any effect from elemental damage, so mixing the two makes no sense. Didn't realize that myself before I was hitting late game as well. My current DP build...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Bigger than the World Series? According to a CBS TV drama, the audience for this video game tournament is just that.. on the General Discussion board

    I like how they got gaming personalities to be the commentators, because they really needed that authenticity......

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Finishing Mafia II & III despite not loving what I played of them?. on the Mafia board

    I actually ended up replaying Mafia 3 last year. While it's certainly not very imaginative on the gameplay side I thoroughly enjoy the story in that game. It might drag a bit in the middle, but it ge...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Your First 1000 Hour Game (I hit mine). on the General Discussion board

    Steam says I have a bit over 900 hours in Civ 5. Add other Civs and I'm easily over a thousand. Still doesn't come close to how much I played WoW though. Some rough calculations from the /played I re...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Kingdom Come Deliverance is out now!. on the Kingdom Come: Deliverance board

    From what I've seen of the game it seems like it'll be one of those games that finds a small audience that absolutely adores it, but won't really appeal to most people. Either the setting and style c...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic What is the longest you've ever waited in line for a game, console, phone or other product?. on the Off-Topic board

    I waited outside the store for something like an hour for the midnight launch of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion for WoW. But there wasn't really much of a line, just a handful of people ahead o...

  • Ares42 posted a message on the post Quick Look: Civilization VI - Rise and Fall.

    @deathpooky: I've definitely had games in Civ 6 where I had a culture war, but you have to be "lucky" with what other civs are in the game.

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Here's what the endgame looks like. on the Monster Hunter: World board

    @dstopia: Well, after hitting about HR64 I actually did mostly stop playing my first guy and made a new character, and I'm enjoying it. Going through the progression again is fun, especially now that ...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Assorted MH World questions!. on the Monster Hunter: World board

    @asmo917: If you have multiple different versions of a weapon type you might have selected the wrong one, as in you selected to upgrade your iron weapon but trying to upgrade in the bone path.

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Here's what the endgame looks like. on the Monster Hunter: World board

    @combustion_man said:A big issue I'm seeing around the internet are people attempting to compare Monster Hunter to various games when in reality it should only really be compared to other Monster Hun...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Here's what the endgame looks like. on the Monster Hunter: World board

    @doctordonkey: No one's saying the game is bad because it struggles with the end-game. The problem is that the end-game they've put in is bad. I'd be happy to quit the game 80 hours in if that was it,...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic How are people who haven't played any or much of the previous games liking this?. on the Monster Hunter: World board

    @mrroach: You trigger items when you flick the stick. So you're holding L1 and then as soon as you move the stick fully in either direction you use the item in that slot. It's super snappy once you ge...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic How are people who haven't played any or much of the previous games liking this?. on the Monster Hunter: World board

    @zurv: Spend some time and set up your radial menu (it's saved along with your load-out, so make sure to save it once it's set), it's SOOO worth it.

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Here's what the endgame looks like. on the Monster Hunter: World board

    @combustion_man: Yes, there is a purposefully designed end-game to MHW, but I'm arguing it's vastly under-developed and missing a ton of potential. Don't get me wrong, I'm HR60 now, and I'm still play...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Here's what the endgame looks like. on the Monster Hunter: World board

    @combustion_man: @zeik: People can find their own fun in any kind of open-ended game. There's probably some dude out there that's spent ten thousand hours shooting down ships in AC Black Flag. Does th...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Here's what the endgame looks like. on the Monster Hunter: World board

    @combustion_man: The game certainly has a monster progression, but that's not an end-game system. It's not something that will keep you coming back time and time again. It's something you will beat on...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Here's what the endgame looks like. on the Monster Hunter: World board

    @combustion_man: It's not about hunting monsters, it's about the auxiliary progression systems. Games like Diablo or PoE has progression systems that keep going on and on and on for a very long time a...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Assorted MH World questions!. on the Monster Hunter: World board

    @nophilip said:The square border weapons cannot be downgraded. However, once you upgrade to it once, you can forge that weapon again without having to upgrade along the tree to it. Saves time and res...