Monster Hunter World: Iceborne |OT| The cold never bothered me anyway

Alexhex

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Oct 27, 2017
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Canada
Yeah I used to feel really bad hunting monsters especially when they go on a limp, I got a bit used to but I always capture them anyway even on the arena.
Last night I hunted a Kushala and felt bad because she was just there resting in front of me, not a menace to anyone and I had to start killing her because she was an elder and I needed a mantle. It's game tho but it's kinda sad killing stuff for sport even when is just a pile of code lol.
I know how that feels. I watched a viper tobi I was hunting stop to poo and that weirdly humanized it to the point that I wanted to stop, I’m such a baby lol
 

Mupod

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Oct 25, 2017
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wow the external SSD difference is shocking even on my normal PS4. Should've done this a while ago I guess, was completely out of space on my PS4 anyways.
 

Castor Archer

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Jan 8, 2019
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Just made it to the guiding lands, and none of the monsters loaded in for the Zinogre cutscene, has this happened to any one else? I'm on a base PS4, kinda bummed I couldn't get a cool introduction.
 

Mupod

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Oct 25, 2017
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Just made it to the guiding lands, and none of the monsters loaded in for the Zinogre cutscene, has this happened to any one else? I'm on a base PS4, kinda bummed I couldn't get a cool introduction.
that's very strange yeah. I did that cutscene yesterday before I got the SSD and I'm on a normal PS4 but it looked fine.
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
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Netherlands
Poor LR Jyuratodus. Red slinger ammo dropped on the first golfswing combo I landed, which should give you an idea of how quick that fight was over.

But hey, I really needed that Barioth CB. I was only semi-competent with CBs on the best of days and that was a year ago. So I don't think it will see too much action. That sword, though. So cool...
 

Kalentan

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Oct 25, 2017
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Regarding an End Game boss, massive spoilers.

I'm starting to think every video of people breaking the head a second time for Shara have it doctored. I run part breaker and focus solely on the head. I have entire teams of people focusing on just the head. We broke the head the first time incredibly early in a run and we still couldn't break it a second time. I'm ready to give up.
 

Chaos2Frozen

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Nov 3, 2017
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I just fought a 37 min Bazel hunt with two other hunters where he turf war with jho over three fucking times because that asshole wouldn't leave us alone, and even Brachy wanted a piece of the action
 

Strat

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Apr 8, 2018
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Why did they even bother creating a new base if the game is just going to throw you back in the old one at every opportunity?
 

Plexippus

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Jun 11, 2019
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4pc Silver Rath is definitely better. 4pc Namielle is good for fitting Health Boost but that's it. Before Silver Rath, most of the sets you'll run are 2pc Velkana and 2pc Namielle with gauntlets of your choice (Shara or Kaiser are the best).

Personally, I don't like Silver Rath all that much although the damage is higher. It requires you to drink dash juice or eat for Black Belt and it all gets too much of a pain in the ass to do. You can only fit Constitution 3+ on the fire set and without either Constitution 3/Dash Juice/Black Belt, your stamina consumption will just get eaten up.
the 2pc velkana and 2pc namielle first comes to my mind when thinking about my set. that's why my initial question is, how is the calculation for the damage of elemental bow. Thank you very much for this! i dont mind if i dont get the max dps. besides, if i can kill the monster fast, i will not be able to see their other moves. that's why i want to build a set with balanced damage and survivability.
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
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Netherlands
Finally fought Glavenus. Awesome intro cutscene, the battle itself was OK. I do like the focus on the tail.

Now to farm it. The armor is too busy for my tastes, but it has a couple of cool weapons.

Nice how Astera is actually empty of all food and shit, although it doesn't make much sense when all that is going on is a couple of frozen monsters. I mean, if entire zones would be be inaccessible until you took care of Velkhana, like the Ancient Forest, I could understand the shortage. Now it's just kind of silly.
 

Toxi

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Oct 27, 2017
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There is no experience in gaming more tilting than a triple cart in a long solo hunt.

None.
 

Geist 6one7

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Oct 29, 2017
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MASS
There's the one badass dude with the LS and armor though. He only got hurt by Velkhana trying to save the rest of those scrubs.
But in the end he does nothing like everyone else.
Another try, 38 minutes, died to an earthquake that just obliterated my health bar while I was wearing the rocksteady mantle.

What a fucking drag.
I would avoid using Rocksteady against the boss, unless you’re gemming Protection onto it and even then I think I’d prefer Vitality/Temporal. Instead of getting knocked down and going into an immune downed state, you’ll just eat 2-3 hits consecutively and cart. Also you are avoiding walking on the quicksand I’m assuming?
 

Love Machine

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Oct 29, 2017
715
Tokyo, Japan
Is there a typically recommended HR or recommended stats, etc. for starting the Iceborne content?

A friend and I kicked it off last night, and got through the first couple of expeditions, but had a pretty rough time of it.
I'd only just finished the main MHW story and am still rocking Anjanath armour, but my buddy was kitted out with full end game gear and still struggling.

Sorry if this is known info. We've been huge MH fans since Freedom, but like to go into each iteration on our own, without much outside help. Perhaps due to that we were a bit naive, and surprised by the difficulty spike, particularly how long the first compulsory expeditions took to finish.