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JaxonH

@DarthNocturnal
I think you could always do that, but you would both have to go out of your way to go up to the gathering hall every single time you came back from a quest, which just wasted more time than it was worth. Maybe they're dropping people off in the gathering hall now, Idk. I burned through the game pretty quickly so I was done playing before the end of February even rolled around.

And it may be different now, since the only people who are still playing are probably the more hard-core fans so you are more likely to get people who know what they are doing. But when I was playing right at the games launch it was a crapshoot with SOS. And if 50% of the time you're getting somebody who's not going to contribute or make you fail a hard fought quest, the odds aren't in your favor and it just gets to a point it's not worth the risk.

Of course people would join within 30 seconds of shooting a flare. There was absolutely no shortage of people. Problem was the quality of those people joining

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DarthNocturnal

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Huh... I kinda wish I had gotten SOS responders near launch, just to see if I got similar results. It's kind of weird how we got opposite experiences. Even near launch, I don't recall too many issues when I joined SOSes.

Which was your primary platform? I'm on XB1, which I actually expected to be super noob-filled, given that Monster Hunter avoided Xbox consoles like the plague in the west (ironically, Frontier was PC and 360 exclusive in Japan for a while, haha).

Although, I also figured that PS4 would have the bigger player base. And bigger player bases have a higher number of.... unsavory types.

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JaxonH

@DarthNocturnal
PS4. Wanted to play on X1, but no crossplay killed that idea.

And I'm pretty sure you would've had the same experience because it wasn't a one time thing, it was pretty consistent, and not just me either about my brother as well (and quite often both of us while hunting together- many a Nerg Quest was lost due to some goof joining the Quest and triple carting in 5 min flat). In fact there were entire reddit posts about it it was so bad. Pretty much the entire community on Reddit was saying they were all hunting alone because of the horrible people who would join your quests and ruin them or free load. It was a pretty big deal back at launch. People were pretty much banding together online to hunt so they knew they had reliable people on their squad.

We finally just started locking our quests to 2 people so no one else could join. That was the only way we could play the game reliably. There were a few really great hunters we ran into and I think one or two of them I even ended up friending but, they weren't always on or sometimes they were hunting with others so, then chili you have to resort to random's or settle it that you're just going to do it yourself.

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DarthNocturnal

Yikes. I just fought Nergigante in the story (not very fun to fight). I was able to get him (carted twice, though thankfully not early on, and both times were cheap shots. Hit him three times after the 2nd cart and he died). Now I'm farming him to get a C. Blade, and the help is welcome. Most hunts have failed, but thankfully it's not three carts in the first five minutes (and definitely not deliberate). Maybe it's a good thing I took a break for a few months. All the trolls and undesirables filtered out of HR (if not the game as a whole), with only the real hunters remaining.

Still, I wish I had a proper hunting group like with Tri and 4U. Freedom Unite was either solo or XLink kai with G rank players who curbstomped everything too fast, and 3U...I felt like it was hard to get anything done. You join a room for one monster, and they're doing a completely different one. Or they join your room and post a different quest.

I'm hoping that maybe they'll add World to Game Pass someday, so if my friend ever resubs I can for- ahem convince him to try it out.

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Tsurii

I really need to get around to finishing up the village quests + requests soonish... I want to knock out at least those before I start GU but...ffxv, SMT SJR, Mario + Rabbids, still low-ish motivation after losing the stupid file (and World ruining the fun in MH yet again lately)... I don't have time for that stuff. I mean, I do have the time for it cause I'm off work for July and a lazy slob but...dont have the time

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So after all of @JaxonH propaganda I am getting somewhat hyped for this. Still have to play the 3DS demo, but I feel like I'll dip in to this in the end.

Noob question on multiplayer here: if I would go hunting with fellow NL'ers or other friends, how would communication work? I don't have a specific gaming headset and I'm not really planning on buying one. Would I just use the Switch Online app for my smartphone to be able to use voice chat? Or am I missing something here?

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JaxonH

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Probably not gonna have voice chat, but you don't really need it anyways. People have been hunting for years without it, aside from 2 specific entries that had voice chat.

Present in game messages are best. You can make custom preset messages also, or type in real time. But preset messages are super quick and easy. "I'll lay a trap!" or "let's sleep bomb him!", etc.

But ya, the game has a shortcut for signaling when you find a monster, and you can use a quick preset message to remind people not to kill in a capture quest, things like that.

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DarthNocturnal

Have they removed the character limit that req

requires you to split typed messages? It's re

really annoying.

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JaxonH

@DarthNocturnal
Not sure. I never type that much. Everything I say is done in one preset message- I don't waste my time trying to type out to have conversations- I'd rather have conversations here after we're done hunting.

And pretty much all the communication can be fit in a very short sentence- set a trap! I'll lay bombs! Don't kill the monster! Chop chop- babuy tail! Etc etc

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DarthNocturnal

Most of my typing was in the lobby. Same with 4U. I just hated how broken up conversations are, and we're well past the era of strict character limitations.

Also, weird censoring. I remember “after“ was considered a naughty word in Tri. “Wanna go hunt Rathalos *****?“

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ReaderRagfihs

Am I the only one who doesn't like how the newer Monster Hunter games started trying to have a storyline? I liked it better in the PSP days where they just said "Hey hunter, welcome to the village. Now go out and stab things" and that was it.

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I liked the story in 4U...that and the cutscenes and all that, was irritated to see that Generations/GU went back to having barely any story at all. And the cutscenes were even worse than the older games.

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JaxonH

@DarthNocturnal
Get that keyboard joycon attachment

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Tsurii

4U barely had a story at all as well...they just threw a cutscene at you for every "hunter nice person, hunter helped beat bad, big lizard"

We need to stop acting like that game did more than two things right: new monsters and...well, one thing.

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DarthNocturnal

@JaxonH

I'm sure my plug-n-play keyboard will do fine... I think? Switch does support that in the dock, doesn't it?

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JaxonH

@DarthNocturnal
Oh ya, I think it does actually

Still, nothing tops the good ol' keyboard with joycon attached. Just think, you can hold that big bulky keyboard in hand as you play, but typing will be easier! 😁

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DarthNocturnal

Wait, such a thing even exists?

But yeah, even I have sense to not type while actually fighting a monster. I just use the callouts.

Hehe, I liked my auto-callout for mounting in 4U. I should personalize a few in World.

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ReaderRagfihs

Reminds me of the controller for gamecube that was literally just a standard gamecube controller but with a full sized keyboard between the thumbstick and buttons. It looked strange as heck.

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