Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Game Itself: Pt.2 (1/2)

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
HR1-8
HR9-17
HR18-30
HR31-39
HR40-50
HR51+

28 comments:

  1. I owuld probably play if it had a PvP aspect

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  2. Wow, too bad that there's no PvP.

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  3. The hunter rank is pretty cool, would feel like your making a steady progression through the world, shame bowt the PVP, that always makes games more interesting

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  4. they should add a pvp option. it would probably increase the player base honestly. Like questing is fun and stuff, and its great to have cool armor, but it's also fun to beat each others asses lol

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  5. this sounds awesome!
    followed.

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  6. Honestly, i find a lot of pvp combat these days way overrated. it's usually dominated by whoever put in ages of time and/or real money. i prefer games that allow players to take a break for a few days without having to fear falling behind.

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  7. I agree, PVP is getting out of hand, its either ridiculously over or underpowered. That's one of the things I like about MH, I can just kinda slack off for a few days and still be fine lol

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  8. Yeah I've always preferred playing against bots myself.

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  9. If only Monster Hunter was a viable career...

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  10. @Asaroth I agree with you. PvP is mostly about free time and money nowdays :(

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  11. @alnair &Asaroth, I agree with you on that one, it always comes out to who has the most time on their hands

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  12. Let me get this straight, you can make your own quests?

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  13. if you like similar MMORPG try AruaRose.
    it has Pvp-area's, duels and pvp tournaments.
    +follow

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  14. Even if there isn't any pvp, i love playing for the pve!.

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  15. Maybe they will try to implement it later i hope, looks like it can have potential. PvP is too huge to not have any part in an MMORPG

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  16. A game without pvp is a half game IMO

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  17. I need MH to come to the pc!

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  18. The leveling system is really what ties the game together. Good insights. Following!

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  19. Wow haha looks awesome man!
    +Followed

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  20. Personally, I don't like games without PVP but sounds like a great game.

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  21. looks really good, I should give it a try :)

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  22. If it had PvP it woukd be the greatest game ever

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