@veggiesbro: Hmmm, now that I'm looking at Discord again, when you join a server it wants 'an instant invite URL or code' soooooo... you may need to post that I think? I don't think you can just search by name...
Howdy! I also was a late bloomer for Monster Hunter and didn't really get into it until MH4U, but boy, did I ever get into it. Anyway, I'm down for online stuffs, and am in the US/Central time zone.
My friend code is 4768-8863-5776. I'll try and add everyone else here once I get home.
I like CrocBox's idea of doing a Discord server for this stuff. Anyone here well-versed in doing that? I set one up for a few of my buddies that we use each week sometime last year so I'm a bit rusty, but can get more well-versed if need be!
Well, I imagine by now you’ve likely already decided (and probably have already completed, or not, whatever game you chose :-) ), but in case you haven’t or for anyone else who comes here looking for an answer, I thought I’d provide a few links to some useful (or at least I found them to be useful) discussion on where to start with the Atelier series.
There are these 3 conversations (one, two, three) on the Atelier subreddit, all centered around which of the 4-6 Atelier games (4 on the Vita, 6 on the PS3) to start with, with the third of those wondering about which is more laid back and less restrained (since many of the games have a time limit of sorts to deal with). Obviously the standard grain of salt, your mileage may vary, and to each their own all apply here, but as I said, it helped me at least put all of the games in context with one another.
Me? Well, I bought Totori Plus on the Vita during 2014’s Golden Week sale, but only played maybe 30 minutes of it before something else got my attention. However, for some reason I impulse-bought Ayesha Plus during this most recent sale, and am about 10 hours in, and have found myself really enjoying it so far. I’m using a walkthrough on GameFAQs, but I find that it doesn’t detract from my enjoyment of the game; rather it helps mitigate any stress I might feel from the time limit. Plus my understanding is that this game is the first in the Dusk trilogy, so if it really works for me, I can seek out the other two games in the trilogy, or move over to the Arland trilogy and play those.