Monster Hunter World Catch-All

After-action report (11/11)

That went mostly great! Except for some weird network issues that prevented everyone from being in the same session at the same time. We'll figure it out. Turn it all off and back on again.

Same time next week: Monday, 5-8 PST.

Using the new squad seems like the best plan. Send me a PSN invite or a message with your availability, and we'll get you added; I can hop on for like 5 minutes to take care of the invite almost anytime.

Things went great! I read up on our incompatibility issues and it's apparently an ISP or router thing. Something about the IPs not wanting to connect or somesuch. I tried disconnecting and reconnecting to reset and randomize the IP, but still couldn't join. We'll see next week if we can get everyone on. Good hunts, folks!

Yeah, good times! I have missed slapping things with my horn in multiplayer.

It was a bummer that LarryC and I were seemingly unable to connect, but hopefully we can sort that out for next time. Thanks for letting me hop in for a bit And even though you said it was okay, sorry for stealing your spot!

I'll try to move up the monster ladder a bit more, so we can get a little more challenge than that poor poor nightshade.

It's almost Monster Hunting Monday again! It's like this happens once a week.
Monday, 5-8pm PST, 8-11pm EST, etc. On PS4.

Join the squad session for Monster Hunter Mondays (not Hunters With Jobs). If you need to get into the squad, send me a message; I'm BeriAlpha here and on PSN. We'll do voice via PS4 party chat.

Last week we had some networking issues; if you've seen something like "Connection Error 50382-mw1" you might look into some of the online troubleshooting guides. It looks like there's not one clear solution, but at the very least, I'd recommend everyone start Monday with a full restart of your PS4. It's good to do every now and then anyways.

If our Xbox and PC brethren want to follow our lead, definitely do that!

I may be late tonight, have to deal with a tenant issue.

Can't make it tonight, sorry. I will talk to you guys next week!

I'll be on 8:30ish.

Whatever works! I'm on, and just grinding the Hunter Helper pendants, which means dropping into low-rank quests like a tactical nuke and ripping some poor first-year student monsters in half.

More connection shenanigans.

Dyni: We have two more players on now, and SpinalShooter wasn't able to join up with us. If you'd like to try your luck joining in, we're in the Hunters With Jobs squad session right now.

Yeah. I tried checking up on and adjusting my router settings and such. Still no dice. On the plus side, it looks like the connection issue is largely just with me - probably some idiosyncrasy with this particular network provider. As Dyni mentioned, when I'm playing at the other house, we're fine. I'll probably still check in and even watch, but I'll expect to only be able to join up when I'm on my other ISP network.

After Action report: connection issues persisted. Got a few good hunts in, moved me in Master Rank. Also Learned, MR or no, don't f*ck with Ancient Leshen! That F#$ker has some tricks up his sleeve that are hard to learn -- they're fairly subtle differences in reads, sparsely used in individual fights, and super damaging.

Yeah, that fight is really about managing not to get one-shot. Or two-shot, or three-shot. But after that, easy!

My lance build was doing pretty well, so if you're really interested in getting the Leshen's stuff in the next couple days, I think I can handle the Leshen while you hang out back at camp. But otherwise, I think we'll be just fine waiting for the event to cycle around again.

Nah I'd rather get good. Plus I'm outta town for a few days so no MH for me!

More Monday Monster Hunting this Monster Hunter Monday!
PS4, Monday, 5-8pm PST, 8-11 EST.
Join the Monster Hunter Mondays squad session, message BeriAlpha here or on PSN to join the squad.

Maybe we'll tackle an Ancient Leshen! We'll likely take a few runs at the Horizon: Zero Dawn collaboration event. I might bring out my greatsword!

For our usual connection stuff, I found this Reddit post with exactly our issue (two specific players cannot be in a game together). No great advice other than a wall of text about NAT type. https://www.reddit.com/r/MonsterHunt...

BeriAlpha wrote:

More Monday Monster Hunting this Monster Hunter Monday!
PS4, Monday, 5-8pm PST, 8-11 EST.
Join the Monster Hunter Mondays squad session, message BeriAlpha here or on PSN to join the squad.

Maybe we'll tackle an Ancient Leshen! We'll likely take a few runs at the Horizon: Zero Dawn collaboration event. I might bring out my greatsword!

For our usual connection stuff, I found this Reddit post with exactly our issue (two specific players cannot be in a game together). No great advice other than a wall of text about NAT type. https://www.reddit.com/r/MonsterHunt...

Thanks for the heads up! It's not a group issue - really just me and the ISP I have in the apartment. The other ISP at the house was always good.

I think both Dyni and I have already changed our NAT types. Just to avoid squadding up issues cropping up again, I'll delay getting on until 9 pm EST while everyone sets up and try to join once everyone else is in.

I'm not sure I'll make MHM tonight, or I might be late at least.
Edit: I made it! At least for a bit.

Really fun stuff tonight, and a great turnout! We were around 5-6 players most of the evening. The extra player count allowed us to bounce around between endgame monster brawls and helping players get further through the Iceborne story.

Connection issues kept LarryC from joining us again, but he stayed in party chat while I streamed the game to Twitch, so he could at least keep up with our hunts. I'll probably keep doing that each week: https://www.twitch.tv/berialpha/

I definitely need to step up my game and start managing my items better; I feel like I have people counting on me now!

If I can't join, I will at least ridicule those who fall in battle!

Kidding. We don't bite. The monsters do that more than enough. Monster Hunter Mondays is going great, and with more content shortly on the way, it looks to be solid through at least until February, since I presume most people won't be on during the height of the Christmas holidays for various reasons.

Oh, I also wanted to ask; if I stream this, what should my microphone settings be? No chat audio, only my chat audio, or audio from everyone in the party? I don't know if this would be of interest to Twitch, but my stream got up to >>FOUR<< viewers! And I only knew two of them already!

I'd share all audio, just let people know you're streaming. On PS4 you can manually set your mics so that it can or can't be shared by others.

That's what I was leaning toward. My concern was less about privacy, since everyone can choose their own settings there, and more for the specific situation we had with Larry watching the stream and talking in chat, since he'd be getting the chat audio again several seconds later through Twitch unless he mutes it.

I think I'm going to miss this Monday; I have an engagement that'll keep me away until right around 8 PST. But I'll get on then and see if anyone else is still around.

I don't think I'll be able to make it this week either. I'll hop on if I get done early.

In other news, here's proof of our incredible teamwork from last week:

I regret that I will likely also not make it this week. It's the grind before the holidays. Everyone's squeezing in procedures in every nook and second they can get so we're getting swamped per usual.

I'll still be on tonight! I'm at the newer anjanath mission!

I will be there tonight for a hunt or two. I’m at Velkana. Tried to beat it twice this weekend, to disappointing results.

Do you want to farm any other monsters to prep for Velkana?

Urugaan is at the top of my list. There was one other, but can’t remember which off the top of my head.

We can also go for Fulgur Anjanath, it’s a fun one and I have started the armour set.

If you hunt an explosive monsters, urugaan-a have a bad time.

I'm down! For Urugaan or Brachydios!

bobbywatson wrote:

here was one other, but can’t remember which off the top of my head.

I just remembered: Screeching Legiana.