|Nya and Hello again Hunters!|
It's at the close of the second day of Monster Hunter Online CBT4 Awakening for me and tonight I was greeted with one of my favorite aspects of Monster Hunter from some of the more recent titles. Felynes customization!
That's Coke! Rough translation for me but that's what i've been calling him (and yeah, he kinda makes me thirsty for Coca Cola when I think about him or see him lol). He's your go to for all armor and weapon crafting for your Felyne comrade! But we're getting ahead of ourselves. Let's take a few steps back and talk about acquiring our Felynes to begin with.
At a certain point in your Monster Hunter Online career you will get a quest to talk to a little old Wyvern woman. Her name shows as Mother Cat
She's a sweet little old lady who hoards Felynes to sell to you! These Felynes are just waiting to help you in the field and get a good home! And you can hire up to 6, but at any given time can only have 1 accompany you on a quest for EXP to raise his level. More on this later. When you click in on the Top option, thi sis the purchase (or as I like to call it Adoption) screen.
As you can see, each Felyne cost 500 Zenny, which is really nothing at all. So hiring 6 at this time is nothing. Each one does something different. One will attack with actual weaponry, one will attack with weapon and throw bombs as well. There are also some who throw boomarangs at targets! But now that you purchased them, you can pull up the Felynes keybind now by pressing O on the keyboard, which will bring you to this screen.
The corresponding numbers at the bottom indicate Health, Attack, Defense. As well as EXP to next level and as you can also see, item slots! However, sadly the Mother Cat has another option at this point. If you click on Option 2 at the Bottom, it brings you to the Felyne Dismissal screen.
Selecting a Felyne and clicking the left option will free up a spot to hire a new comrade. But could you be so cruel? To some, yes, you might desire someone who throws Bombs and Boomarangs. But to some, we stick with just one and are fine with that. But I like to keep as many as I can for side leveling projects!
Now that we're done talking to Mother Cat, let's head back over to Coke!
Coke has two options here. The top option being Forge Gear while the bottom option is Decomposition. We will focus on the top option for now. Clicking into this you will be brought to three tabs. The first of which being Weapons
As you can see, there are 3 pages of Felyne weapons to craft and equip. Each one stronger than the last and some with added benefit. But lets stay focused on one of our only options out of 2 at the moment. This staff cost 2 Ore to make, of which prior to talking to Coke for the first time you should have a few on you to craft one weapon at the time. Ore is not the only material used to craft gear, as you will get higher rarety felyne crafting materials as you decomp later, but more on that in a bit. Moving on to the second tab in the middle we come to Head gear.
Much like the weapons, this gear also takes a material to create. However this time it's Wood. With the prior quest also giving you a little amount to work with. And the third option on the bottom will be Chest gear.
Before we leave Coke, let's click that bottom option and talk a second about Decomposition. When you decomp materials (any material you've acquired from a Monster Carve) you will get a set amount of Felyne crafting material in return. The more rare of a Monster item you break down, the rarer the crafting item. You will need to do this to keep your Felyne up to date on Armor and Weapons as you go along in hunting.
Lets get back to the gearing process. Now that you've made your pieces, you will have them in your inventory. Bring up the Felynes tab by pressing O again along with your Inventory by pressing I. Select the corresponding Felyne you want to outfit. It is worth noting here that if you click the pencil looking icon ABOVE the Felyne you can change their names to whatever you like. Although I could not name mine Airou
From here we just want to right click each piece of gear or, if you're more like me, you can drag and drop them into place to ensure they go on the right Felyne. After you're done, you should have something like this on screen!
And there you have it! You just outfitted your comrade for battle! What do you guys think? Are Felynes something you enjoy in game? Or do you not bother when it comes to them? Be sure to sign Airou's poll and let us know! That's all for now Hunters! Get back in the fields!