I have been talking about tabletop role-playing games quite a bit recently, even though I have been playing a lot more Hearthstone in the last week than anything else. However, I feel like it is time for a break and to catch up on unfinished projects. As such, you may or may not remember that sometime in May we had a look at what Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. We talked a bit about what it is all about, what kind of game it is, and some ideas for how to approach playing it in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, part one. After that, we looked at the different weapons that are available and how damage is calculated in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, part two.
This time we will have a look at how weapons and armours are created, the various Armour Skills and how they are obtained, as well as different types of Weapon attacks such as those which cannot be deflected. Because these topics are going to take us a while to get through, I will be saving the use of items, the art of breaking parts, and strategies for fighting specific monsters for next time. Anyway, that is enough rambling about my plans. It is time to get to the serious business of improving our hunter’s equipment!
Crafting and upgrading in Monster Hunter
Crafting weapons and armours is quite simple in Monster Hunter – all we have to do is visit the Smithy and choose either Weaponcraft or Armorcraft, depending on what we want to do. Creating or upgrading weapons and armours will cost materials gathered from hunting and zeni, the in-game currency. Zeni can be obtained in multiple ways, such as hunting or capturing game, or harvesting crops, minerals, bugs, fish and selling them.