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#1 jr233270

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:30 PM

Hey,

I thought I'd go ahead and start a Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate CAG group for those of us that will be getting the game tomorrow. I plan on learning the ropes a bit before heading online, but once I do go online I will need some people to play with.

So I'm going to start a list of people here and add your name to the list so others can add you on the Wii U to team up and slay some monsters in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. If you send someone a friend request, just say something along the lines of "Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate CAG group" in the message.




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CAG MH Group Members

CAG Name | NNID | Weapon Choice | Time Zone | Experience Level | Misc
jr233270 | JDR1986 | Undecided | Eastern | New to series
Mad D | alldavidnameused | Lance | Pacific | Moderate | Just finished High Rank online
antlp89 | AFRO_insomniac | Great sword/Long Sword | Pacific | Intermediate | Use keyboard to chat
dgwillia006 | SgtWiggles | Varied | Eastern | Moderate
KingBroly | KingBroly | Undecided | Eastern | Moderate | Punctual
clonesniper666 | clonesniper666 | Dual Blades | Eastern | Moderate
frostybroc | frostybroc | Any | EST | Moderate
wjhard63 | MidRetro | Undecided | Eastern | New to Series
coolz481 | AchtungBaby | Dual Blades/Hammer | Eastern | New to Series
Bezerker | Bezerker | Dual Blades | Eastern | New To series
XeRoFuN | XeRoFuN | Long Sword/Hunting Horn | Pacific | Moderate


Quick Tips for Beginners

Before playing online complete at least the first two single player mode quest
Doing these quick fetch quest will present:

Some small in game tutorials
The BBQ Spit item which lets you cook raw meat into rare/well-done/burnt steak, this increases stamina for dodging and some attacks
Opportunity to explore where and how to gather item resources
The opportunity to access the farm (bottom right of the single player dock) to generate item resources

A helpful early game resource to grow at the farm would be the blue mushroom because they are needed in order to create a potion to restore health.


Some useful item combinations
blue mushroom + herb = potion
potion + honey = mega potion

http://monsterhunter...ombination_List

Above is the list of item combinations from Monster Hunter Tri (they still apply to Ultimate 3). All can be discovered on the player's own exploration as items that can combine will be highlighted in the item menu. Another incentive to completing offline single player quest is that items like potions can be later purchased instead of having to be created by the player.


Combat (common new player complaints and difficulties)
Monster Hunter is not a hack and slash game or a real time turned based RPG. This is highlighted online during multiplayer games because players attacks can make contact with others. Attacking wildly will knock over team members as well as hit monsters in their armored spots that will dull weapons as well as do no damage.

Another common complaint to new players is the camera. As it is constantly needs to be moved during combat. A major reason for this is because players will need to constantly position themselves at odd angles in order to attack monster's weak points such as the underbelly or throat. In some cases the monster will be the ground that the player is walking on and the camera will need to be moved similar to a 3D platforming game.

Though for this entry to the game there is a loose lock on system which is useful when losing complete view of the targeted monster. Players must eventually become accustomed to moving the camera in order to position themselves properly especially when dealing with multiple monsters that may take up the entire TV screen and needing to keep both in view. Even the distance or what part of the weapon that comes in contact with the monster determines damage. That's why camera angles are important.


Nintendo UK Beginner Tips
http://www.nintendo....ips-752589.html

#2 Mad D

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:49 PM

Was going to start up this thread but since you did it for me I'll add some stuff to it ;)

trying to start or finish

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#3 jr233270

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:01 PM

Was going to start up this thread but since you did it for me I'll add some stuff to it ;)



Thanks for the additional info/chart. Definitely a good idea!

#4 AFRO insomniac

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:13 PM

Thanks for creating the thread. Can't wait to play this game! :)

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#5 SgtWiggles

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:44 AM

Getting 3DS version tonight, my WiiU version comes tomorrow.

I hate playing in groups that are super serious, like to have some fun. I use pretty much any weapon, but I use the Longsword and Switch Axe most (Hoping to learn the Hunting Horn)
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#6 ProfWho

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:36 AM

I've never played it, but I am interested. Though the demo has made me more apprehensive about buying it.

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#7 8bitglitch

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:47 AM

Yes! So excited for this game. My NNID is the same as my user name on here, feel free to add me!

#8 renique46

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:09 AM

shits irritating that the host can bounce out of the game and now everyone get booted back to the offline village, way to take 2 steps backward capcom

#9 KingBroly

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:01 PM

KingBroly | KingBroly | Undecided | Eastern | Moderate | Punctual

- Gamepad has a microphone built in, so voice chat is automatic basically (you can turn it off via the touch screen)
- Online Mode has been massively revamped from Tri
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#10 SgtWiggles

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:36 AM

I think I sent everyone so far a request. Sorry for not being on <_<, stupid Capcom has yet to release the transfer tool. So I'm stuck playing the 3ds version for now since I refuse to have to reset for charm tables and start over again.
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#11 wasabi5858

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:34 AM

received both wii u/3ds today. I want my save data transfer program! :)

#12 HeroToTheMasses

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:50 AM

How would we play local co-op?

#13 Mad D

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:29 AM

I've added some tips for extremely new players that may be useful as I spent the yesterday explaining these things to two friends that were new to the series.

Quick Tips for Begginers

Before playing online complete at least the first two single player mode quest
Doing these quick fetch quest will present:

Some small in game tutorials
The BBQ Spit item which lets you cook raw meat into rare/well-done/burnt steak
Opportunity to explore where and how to gather item resources
The opportunity to access the farm (bottom right of the single player dock) to generate item resources

A helpful early game resource to grow at the farm would be the blue mushroom because they are needed in order to create a potion to restore health.


Some useful item combinations
blue mushroom + herb = potion
potion + honey = mega potion

http://monsterhunter...ombination_List

Above is the list of item combinations from Monster Hunter Tri (they still apply to Ultimate 3). All can be discovered on the player's own exploration as items that can combine will be highlighted in the item menu. Another incentive to completing offline single player quest is that items like potions can be later purchased instead of having to be created by the player.


Combat (common new player complaints and difficulties)
Monster Hunter is not a hack and slash game or a real time turned based RPG. This is highlighted online during multiplayer games because players attacks can make contact with others. Attacking wildly will knock over team members as well as hit monsters in their armored spots that will dull weapons as well as do no damage.

Another common complaint to new players is the camera. As it is constantly needs to be moved during combat. A major reason for this is because players will need to constantly position themselves at odd angles in order to attack monster's weak points such as the underbelly or throat. In some cases the monster will be the ground that the player is walking on and the camera will need to be moved similar to a 3D platforming game.

Though for this entry to the game there is a loose lock on system which is useful when losing complete view of the targeted monster. Players must eventually become accustomed to moving the camera in order to position themselves properly especially when dealing with multiple monsters that may take up the entire TV screen and needing to keep both in view. Even the distance or what part of the weapon that comes in contact with the monster determines damage. That's why camera angles are important.

Edited by Mad D, 20 March 2013 - 08:44 PM.


#14 AFRO insomniac

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:16 AM

Nice write up.

Some other things that beginners should note are the importance of stamina and weapon sharpness.

Eating a ration or cooked steak will increase stamina which is important for running, blocking, etc. Stamina is extremely important for large monsters. At least for Great sword and Long sword users (probably other classes as well) you can only run while your weapon is sheathed so the method of attacking large monsters is to run around them unsheathed and then attacked in sequences when you catch the monster off guard or when its attack misses you. After landing a couple of hits you should re-sheath your weapon to regain the ability to run around them again. If you aren't quick enough and the monster is about to attack you can try to roll dodge at the last second.

The key to fighting any monster in this game is to feel out each monster's pattern and counter their attacks effectively when you find an opening. What makes this game fun for me is the "dance" you must have with these huge monsters in order to take them down. Once you get the pattern down fighting them is much easier to deal with.

As far as weapon sharpness, certain monsters have armor which can only be hit with weapons of a certain sharpness. Over time your weapon will dull and you may not be able to hit the monster effectively. You can restore sharpness using a Mini Whetstone or a Whetstone.

Another tip for beginners is to utilize the meal area (at least online there is one) before accepting a quest. You can eat a meal by sitting down on the picnic table area near the quest board and using ingredients obtained from completing quests. Eating meals can increase your health, stamina, other effects and can be extremely helpful towards completing quests.

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#15 clonesniper666

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:39 PM

Looking forward to playing some online in this one but 1st I am gonna grind some better gear.
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#16 SgtWiggles

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:43 PM

Transfer Watch : Day 2

Currently almost done with 2 star quests. Also got that overpowered as hell Gunlance from the Bullfango quest <_<. I really hope it comes before I get to Lagiacruz and other underwater fights

EDIT: Well according to a few sites, it'll be out friday. Guess I'll be on then

Edited by dgwillia006, 21 March 2013 - 06:46 AM.

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#17 dwilson240

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:34 PM

D-Money | D-Money6 | Undecided | Eastern | Moderate | Punctual



im on this game alot...love this game!

#18 SgtWiggles

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:43 AM

I sent everyone here a friend request I think, also they finally released the transfer app. Playing the WiiU version feels weird after being so used to the 3DS screen, everything is so spaced out lol

Also, I think I have decided to either main the Hunting Horn or Gunlance. Been using both and loving them
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#19 frostybroc

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:42 PM

Threw my name in the mixed. Been playing Monster Hunter since Monster Hunter :ps2:.

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#20 MidRetro

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:34 PM

I'm in, though when I'm able to play depends on when Newegg feels like shipping the game. They charged me for it on Wed, still no shipping confirm.

wjhard63 | MidRetro | Undecided | Eastern | New to Series |

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:wiiu: Mario Kart 8
:3ds: Animal Crossing:New Leaf & Mario Golf: World Tour
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#21 SgtWiggles

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:43 PM

I tried to add u frosty, but your ID doesnt work?
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#22 wasabi5858

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:09 AM

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still learning, just tried online for the first time. didn't do too bad but obviously out geared by the group I was in. They were nice and tolerant :)

#23 frostybroc

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:47 PM

I have to see what the deal is.

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#24 frostybroc

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:48 PM

I think what the issue was that I didn't agree to the terms of the Miiverse TOS yet.

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#25 Bezerker

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:35 AM

Booting up the game for the first time now. I havent really played a MH game other than a few hours in the PSP ones so i'm going to spend some time learning offline. If anyone wants to add me, my id is Bezerker.

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#26 SgtWiggles

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:37 AM

Well if anyone is gonna be on tomorrow, I'm probably gonna start up Online. Havent touched it yet, but I just hit 4 star Village quests (Just beat Gobul)
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#27 frostybroc

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:13 PM

I need to knock those offline. I'll try to be online tonight, but class ends late so I'm not a definite. Loving the game! Looks amazing. Ran Naked with the Bulls(fangos) the other night with some friends had a blasted. Found it hilarious that Bullfangos and Rhenoplos were growing out of the ground like weeds.

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#28 Bezerker

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:28 PM

I'm on the last of my 2 star quests where you have to trap a great jaggy (the bear trap one took me forever because I kept accidentally killing it). I'm really liking the game so far. I'm not too keen on the camera controls or the animation priority on weapon slashes (makes Dark Souls look easy) but all in all i'm going to stick with this one.

I happened to find the 3ds version mistagged for $25 at Walmart. Do you guys think its worth playing the 3ds version if i'd be playing it mostly at home (where I could be playing the Wiiu one)?

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#29 SgtWiggles

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:21 PM

I'm on the last of my 2 star quests where you have to trap a great jaggy (the bear trap one took me forever because I kept accidentally killing it). I'm really liking the game so far. I'm not too keen on the camera controls or the animation priority on weapon slashes (makes Dark Souls look easy) but all in all i'm going to stick with this one.

I happened to find the 3ds version mistagged for $25 at Walmart. Do you guys think its worth playing the 3ds version if i'd be playing it mostly at home (where I could be playing the Wiiu one)?


I play my 3DS version just as much as the WiiU one. Really comes in handy for me since I travel alot. Though if you don't, the WiiU might be fine for you since they are adding off TV play soon.

Also sometimes I just like playing the 3DS version while watching TV in the background
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#30 coolz481

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:03 PM

I only own the Wii U version, but added my info to the front page. Just started going online last night and have worked up to 5-star quests online, so I've got some experience now even though I'm new to the series. Currently HR2 and would love to join a CAG group!
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