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Sep 4th 2019 at 4:27:53 AM

Vaal is the only one who gets to roflstomp Muscle Puppy, sadly.

Well, according to the turf war, at least; Odo is fast enough to put up a decent fight against Vaal if they stick around in the same area afterwards.

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Sep 4th 2019 at 4:39:25 AM

Where is the online community at these days? Just hit High Rank on PS 4 World and I was trying to get into SOS alerts to farm Zorah Magdaros since apparently that was a method that worked once. Is PC where it's at?

Probably should be working.
Sep 4th 2019 at 6:54:22 AM

Wait for Iceborne in 3 days, they'll come back for it.

Sep 6th 2019 at 7:40:46 PM

Huh, so Glavenus vs. Diablos wasn't as one-sided as I originally thought:

Sep 8th 2019 at 7:28:54 PM

I've officially hit my first wall in Iceborne; I've failed a few hunts against some of the easier monsters but was progressing fairly steadily till Acidic Glavenus stopped me cold.

This thing is just on a completely different level; it hops around like an Odogaron, hits harder than a Diblos, and just does not let up for a second.

Sep 9th 2019 at 10:47:52 AM

An interesting thing about the Glavenus vs. Rathalos turf war: it actually seems random which one comes out on top. Either you get a repeat of Rathalos vs. Anjanath (AKA Rathalos wins), or you get a repeat of Rathalos vs. Deviljho (AKA Glavenus wins).

Sep 9th 2019 at 11:38:07 AM

Black Diablos vs their regular selves work that way, too. It's the only other instance I remember that's random in the vanilla game, though, and since their models are identical it probably took much less work to implement.

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Sep 9th 2019 at 12:37:39 PM

Speakong of turf wars, this one surprised me: Velkhana has a Beam Struggle with Savage Deviljho with the resukt being both of them being knocked back by the blast.

Sep 9th 2019 at 12:56:27 PM

[up]Not just Velkhana; Blackveil Vaal Hazak and Namielle clash with Savage Deviljho as well, with the same results.

Speaking of Savage Deviljho, I remember seeing a few posts saying that Ebony Odogaron could probably put up a better fight against Deviljho than regular Odogaron can. Well, I don't know if Ebony can meet Deviljho, but it can meet Savage Deviljho. The result is, um, about what you'd expect: painful.

Edited by dragonfire5000 on Sep 9th 2019 at 12:57:49 PM

Sep 13th 2019 at 3:35:40 PM

They nerfed the dog shit out of the Temporal Mantle. Can't say it didn't have it coming but man.

I haven't had a ton of time to sink my teeth into Iceborne but I'm enjoying what I have so far. I really need to make it a point to fight all the Master Rank monsters just to see what new toys they have to play with now. Vanilla Paolumu creates smaller, non-damaging tornadoes now like that classic D&D wind Elder Dragon who's name escapes me right now, and I think his multi-stomp is new, too?

The Hunting Horn feels incredibly satisfying now even with its relatively few changes - that spinning moves that creates bubbles and/or sets up an attack that tacks on extra damage before and after an encore adds a lot more than it feels like it should.

Edited by Hashil on Sep 13th 2019 at 6:25:25 AM

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Sep 13th 2019 at 5:18:14 PM

I'm looking forward to playing Iceborne, but it's going to be a while. I'm finishing up my degree this fall and Monster Hunter is one heck of a distraction. Maybe I'll reward myself with it after I graduate. :D

Sep 13th 2019 at 6:56:42 PM

I'm on PC, so quick question but what did they do to the temporal mantle to nerf it anyway?

Sep 13th 2019 at 7:13:45 PM

After you dodge 5 hits with it it stops working.

Sep 13th 2019 at 7:16:17 PM

Whelp, there goes the "Use the Temporal Mantle to constantly dodge a pissed off Behemoth until enmity goes away" strategy...

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Sep 13th 2019 at 7:25:59 PM

Yeah they increased the duration time to 2 minutes, but every hit drains it faster. Its no longer a 90 second free damage card, and while still powerful, its nowhere near as brainless.

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Sep 13th 2019 at 10:16:48 PM

Just means you have to put effort in again and can't just stack infinite damage skills to burst the monster down in the Rocksteady + Temporal lifespan.

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Sep 14th 2019 at 4:28:23 AM

My behemoth strategy is go in as hunting horn with my insect glaive friend, she goes for the mount, and I wide range ration her so she can maintain the mount while two randos wail on behemoth as he flounders about.

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Sep 14th 2019 at 5:35:51 AM

Honestly there's almost no chance of me ever, every hunting Behemoth again, especially if there's no MR version of it.

Leshen was fun, Behemoth was not.

Sep 14th 2019 at 7:43:05 AM

Any monster where the ideal solution is for someone to go hide in a corner and heal to deal with his horseshit is a poorly designed monster, imo.

Sep 14th 2019 at 7:46:22 AM

I think I might've had a bit more fun fighting the Behemoth than I did the Ancient Leshen, if only because Phase 4 of the Ancient Leshen really felt like a huge slog, especially after the previous three phases.

Though I do prefer the Ancient Leshen over Extreme Behemoth. At least I never have to touch Extreme Behemoth again after beating it once.

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Sep 14th 2019 at 10:00:03 AM

I wonder how Ancient Leshen and Extreme Behemoth would fare against hunters with Master Rank equipment.

Personally, I'd prefer if the 'net was a little friendlier, but you know the GIFT...
Sep 14th 2019 at 3:38:10 PM

I have to say, Savage Deviljho vs. Ruiner Nergigante was not something I thought I'd see in Iceborne:

Edited by dragonfire5000 on Sep 14th 2019 at 4:16:01 AM

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