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@  Basukesu : (20 October 2014 - 11:04 PM) Yah I was highly skeptical as well. Played the demo on PS3 and held off cause I knew the expo was around the corner. But just from the PS3 demo alone it felt like the Diablo game it should've been from the start. That and the no online requirement makes Hardcore more stable so that is a huge plus for me. Having so much fun right now, the only complaint I have is that a lot of the content is face roll if you make a Crusader lol. Stuff just melts before their eyes lol.
@  Mad Hatter : (20 October 2014 - 08:44 PM) Hard to believe Diablo 3 was so mediocre not so long ago. Sounds like they really turned it around.
@  Basukesu : (20 October 2014 - 06:33 AM) Got Diablo 3 UEE for PS4 and Wow! Such an improvement over w/e the hell PCs got! >< The new loot system has effectively glued by ass to the couch! >< DAMN YOU BLIZZARD! The shinies did it to me again ; ;

I am all late to the bandwagon but having fun, and the best part is I can solo it and not be constantly dependent on Bnet! BooYah! What were we talking about?
@  Mad Hatter : (20 October 2014 - 03:35 AM) I too stand at a reasonable vertical angle.
@  Tuddle : (20 October 2014 - 03:31 AM) All on my gameboy, of course, because I am a respectably upstanding citizen.
@  Tuddle : (20 October 2014 - 03:31 AM) I've been playing more gameboy games nowadays than anything else.
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@  The Random Bard : (17 October 2014 - 04:23 AM) Gotta go back and rediscover them! Then we can compare Metroid finish times and become the best speedrunners in the history of forever.
@  Basukesu : (17 October 2014 - 02:59 AM) Along with a few castlevania games too...now that I think of it I have some fun games there I never touch anymore.
@  Basukesu : (17 October 2014 - 02:58 AM) But I do have every metroid game for that Nintendo Advance Sp if it is any consolation lol.
@  Basukesu : (17 October 2014 - 02:58 AM) Gyahaahha!
@  The Random Bard : (17 October 2014 - 02:57 AM) You diva. :l
@  Basukesu : (17 October 2014 - 01:17 AM) Um..no, hate Skyrim. And I don't own a Nintendo Console other than a Gameboy Advance the one with no headphone jacks and the clamshell design with side lighting not back lighting. lol cheap ass nintendont....
@  The Random Bard : (16 October 2014 - 02:56 PM) "NOT NOW KIDS, DADDY'S IN SECTOR 3 PLACE IS BLOWING UP."
@  The Random Bard : (16 October 2014 - 02:55 PM) Just do what I do, Basu. Play Skyrim. Or try to get faster and faster times on Metroid Fusion. xD
@  Basukesu : (16 October 2014 - 01:13 AM) I get the logic though, I went through the same thing with Warframe and now that I have it down pat I can't stop playing it, BUT it is constant online. I need at least one or two games I can play offline and can pause, cause well...life with 2 kids demands it.
@  Jask : (15 October 2014 - 09:57 AM) I think that's the first time I've ever seen beautiful used in relation to a MOBA.
@  Jader7777 : (15 October 2014 - 08:59 AM) DotA2 is better than League. But also somewhat more complex. I suggest trying to play and learn with friends, more digestible that way. You'll find it just as difficult to 'understand' as most people have with Monster Hunter. Once you understand the fundamentals of the game though it really opens up into something beautiful.
@  The Random Bard : (15 October 2014 - 07:56 AM) Yeah, you basically gotta play League to see if you'll like League.
@  Jask : (15 October 2014 - 06:46 AM) Not sure about paused, but I enjoyed Mercenary Kings on my friend's PS4. Haven't looked into PS4 games too much.


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MH4 Monster Hunter 4 Neopteron Handler Insect Staff Bug Control Staff Hunting Bug 操虫棍 猟虫

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#1 Jask


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:02 AM

Alongside Generu Serutas, this week also brings new information on the new weapon type Neopteron Handler. 


First off we've been given a bit more information on the buff system. We already knew that you can get different extract colors depending on what part of the monster you hit, and that each of the four colors is associated with a buff type (white for speed, red for attack, orange for defense, green for health recover). Now we know that white can be added to a different color to enhance it. White + Orange will give you a large defense buff. You can also "double up" by getting two whites while another buff is active. For example, white + orange for Defense Up Large followed by white + white will give you an Earplugs effect. There's also an as yet unexplained "triple up" boost you can get by filling all three slots with white extract. It seems that we don't get a message stating the buff, like we do with HH, but instead we can identify the buff by the aura lines around around character and their color. Furthermore, extract colors also alter your attack moves. 
You can see some gameplay footage for Neopteron Handler in this video (skip to 9:58): 

The Neopteron Handler is different from other weapon types in that you upgrade the staff and the Hunting Bug separately. We can see five bug types shown in the screenshots: ザミールビートル (Zamiiru Beetle, power type), ハルキータ (Harukiita), ガルーヘル (Garuuheru, speed type), マルドローン (Maru Drone) and エボマルドローン (Ebo Maru Drone). Each has its own look, we've seen a butterfly ( ガルーヘル), a beetle (ザミールビートル), and a ladybug. You can mix and match these bugs with each of the staves, though it looks like there's a small item cost to doing so. The screenshots show equipping the Bone Glave with ガルーヘル requiring 2 Monster Bone+, 2 Generu Serutas claws, 1 Large Monster Bone, and 3 Frogs. Each Hunting Bug has its own stats, as you can guess by "speed type" and "power type". The stats for Hunting Bugs are Power, Stamina, Speed, and then one for each of the five elements. You can alter these stats by giving them bug food at the weaponsmith. These foods are acquired by gathering in quests and through quest rewards. The screenshots show two pages of bug food with the first page going up to 8 food types, so there are at least 8-16 foods, but if we assume that the list shown is incomplete, the pattern would suggest at least 40 different bug foods! Bug foods will increase stats but also decrease others. We can see Power Food: Fire that boosts Power and Fire Element by 1 each but reduces Water Element by 2. Hunting Bugs start off dealing shot-type damage to monsters, but you can use food to add element. As you give your Hunting Bugs food they gain points and eventually level up. 

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Source:  http://trinfo.jp/blog-entry-921.html and http://www.capcom.co.../4/buki_01.html

Edited by Jask, 26 July 2013 - 01:26 AM.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:28 AM

Interesting. Very interesting. Sounds extremely versatile, though it also requires a little more work and a little more managing than the other weapons.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:34 AM

Yeah, complexity in exchange for power, perhaps. Similar to bowguns, but it looks like it will involve a little less prep work.
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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:58 PM

very good info Jask ;)

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:09 PM

Wow this weapon type continues to look so fun! If there was no region lock on my 3DS I would not be waiting the long and painful wait for it to be released in Canada. I'd be importing my copy like I did for MHP3rd! x'3


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