Awright folks, time for another educational look into the fascinating game of Monster hunter!
Today's exciting installment is on the online capabilities. Monster Hunter is a unique game, and one of the things that make it especially unique is the online mode. The online mode is set up in a completely different setting than the campaign, and the gameplay is different as well as the characters. When you select 'City Mode' after selecting your character that you're choosing to play online with, you're given the choice of which servers to join. Now the online mode from Monster Hunter is interesting because as mentioned before, the online mode takes place in a different city used for trading. The campaign village that sits on the water relies heavily on this desert city for their resources, and this is even mentioned in part of the storyline which, btw, is almost virtually non-existant. The online or 'city' mode lets you go on hunts with your friends, and before everyone asks;
No. There's no pvp. You set up quests and go on hunting parties to take out whatever monster needs to be killed.
Now online mode has its own lvling system, hence why I've said previously that MH isn't solely a lvl based game. In the online mode you have a ranking system called your 'Hunter Rank' or HR. Your HR detirmines which quests you'll be able to go on, online. If your HR is low, you wont be able to go on a difficult mission that yields rare items. There are a few tiers of HRs and I dont know them off the top of my head but I'm pretty sure it goes as such, and detirmines the difficulty of the quests that you're able to go on