This morning is one of those mornings where I am struggling extremely hard. I’ve been staring blankly at the screen for about thirty minutes now and having one of those “there is not enough coffee in the world” sort of moments. I got to bed plenty early but for whatever reason it was a very fitful experience. I woke up so many times because I decided I needed to adjust to get comfortable, kicked off the covers because I was hot, or then woke up shivering because it was too cold. I also woke up with a sore thought, which I am hoping is going to disappear as the morning goes on.
Last night I did not do the thing where I did a Mythic for the hope of getting something from a chest… only to be disappointed. Instead I focused on Monster Hunter World and managed to catch up rather quickly as I downed Diablos, Rathalos and the second outing with Zorah Magdaros before taking a break. It is shocking how much easier certain monsters are with certain weapons. For example I almost exclusively played Longsword during my PS4 play though, and this time around I have been endulging myself in a little weapon swapping. Diablos is so much easier with a Hammer than with a Longsword. Similarly since I am playing almost exclusively solo… I am noticing patterns that I never really picked up on the first time around. I managed to take out Diablos for example without getting carted even once, which is something I am pretty damned proud of.
I wish that were true with Rathalos… but alas it was very much not the case. I managed to capture it while sitting on my last attempt, and while dodging Anjanath and Tobi-kadachi who were in a three way brawl with the target I needed. Hammer was fine… pending I could knock Rathalos out of the sky, and in those times I could pour on the head damage. The rest of the time… I was mostly trying to avoid getting hit by nasty business like fire or poison. I stacked up double poison resistance to help me out a little, which I am sure was a good plan. I fully expected to have to make a couple of attempts at the fights, so I am fairly proud that I cleared them in one shot each. I mean Zorah Magdaros is largely on rails so I am not super proud of that one… but I did manage to get a gem to drop so that is at least something.
Now I will be moving on to High Rank Pukei-Pukei which I think is the point at which the game decides that I am really and truly able to craft High Rank gear finally. I am hoping to at least be able to craft a few pieces of Zorah gear, and maybe some HR Bone gear as well to get upgraded quickly. I expect there to be a certain measure of faffing about as soon as I cross that threshold to get geared enough to be able to take down HR Anjanath and HR Pink Anjanath which if I am remembering correctly are waiting on me on the other side. Effectively my goal is to be able to farm the Wyvern Ignition event when it starts at the end of the week, along with any of the other interesting cosmetic events that are available. Expect me to be capturing a bunch of wigglers to get that nonsense helm, as well as the nifty Tzitzi glasses.
Towards the very end of the night I took a break from the Monster Hunting and ran around in Diablo 3 with my good friend Grace… who admittedly is still mostly carrying me. I can function on my own just fine… but maybe not quite effectively at T13 levels yet. We knocked out a few achievement pieces and then focused on running a bunch of Greater Rifts. All in all it was a pretty great night, and one in which I never bothered to log into World of Warcraft and even check to see what the daily emissary was. Admittedly I checked this morning and it looks like fox persons for not-order-hall-resources, which would be skippable other than the giant boost to faction. Largely all of the emissary quests feel skippable… other than the faction hit. Regardless it was a good night, and I will probably be having more of these good nights in the future as I continue to plink away at catching my PC Monster Hunter account up to my PS4 one.