One of the things I greatly enjoy about Monster Hunter World is that failure sometimes looks amazing. Success or fail, when you end a hunt you get a screenshot. This is one of the many failure shots from Xeno’Jiiva that I have from the weekend. However this one is actually well after I had beat the fight the first time, but was forced to keep farming for parts. Often times the best looking shots come from colossally failing at an encounter. This one is from when multiple people fighting Xeno and not noticing it was about to explode… so three people got carted at exactly the same time ending the hunt.
Immediately upon downing Xeno’Jiiva for the first time I shot ahead to 29, the next level cap. This is something that happened last time as well given that I did a lot of grinding and hunting while capped at the previous level. I immediately turned around and got into the hunt for Double Bazelguese at which point I lept ahead to 41… once again something that happened before since I did a lot of hunting while avoiding trying to fight Xeno. Now I am slowly working my way up to the next cap of 49… which is Tempered Kirin… something I am not looking forward to at all.
That said I am slowly watching back up to where I was when I stopped playing the PS4 release. All of the grinding of Nergigante and Xeno’jiiva was to be able to craft Extermination’s Edge the long sword I had been using prior to the restart. I talked the other day about crafting the Diablos hammer, and the recent event let me craft Wyvern Ignition another “end game” weapon. Similarly over the weekend I managed to craft the Fiendish Tower the final form of the Deviljho lance, giving me a forth end game weapon.
Right now my mission is to craft another item that in theory will be an end game weapon. I’ve been farming the hell out of High Rank Rathian because I need an excessive number of Spikes and a Gem to be able to craft Royal Burst. I’ve seen so many people using this Gunlance, so in theory I figured I would craft it and try it out. Wide Range weapons seem to be en vogue, however what I am reading is that you cannot get wide shelling 4 without getting a lucky drop from Kulve Taroth. Instead I am going to give a shot no pun intended at normal shelling. From there… the next missing is probably going to be to farm a bunch more Deviljho so I can turn the stage one Sword and Shield that I crafted into the final form by gathering up yet another Gem. From there… I need to sort out what Charge Blade and Switch Axe that I want to work towards. Basically… this is Monster Hunter for me… hunting monsters, making weapons… hunting more monsters. Regardless I feel like I am in a pretty great state for when the Kulve Taroth event comes in November.