I've been informed that there's a lifesteal armor skill. Since Frontier DBs seemed to branch off into a risk/reward kind of weapon, I tried out Extreme SnS in some tutorial sandbox and that's definitely going to be fun if I bother with the G-Rank content.>LR Rathian
Low and High Rank were restructured completely from my knowledge and experience with the former so far (at least in JP), mushing it down to fewer ranks of quests. You only need to do less than ten quests to hit high rank, and the low rank weapons are very easy to craft; I only needed to hunt low rank Rukodiora once to make both a long-length GS and short-length LS to replace the red and orange sharpness crap you start with (in JP Frontier at least; TW allegedly starts you with welfare weaponry), and still having enough to craft something else.
Even with a friend gearing down and showing me the ropes the monsters aren't really lasting that long at this point, the starting armor was sufficient for low rank entirely and the last thing I did was hunt a high rank Kushala. Haven't even seen a flashbug yet, the game really pushes hub conveniences at you but I'm sure the game is more ruthless in G-Rank.>>14458339
Don't know what you mean by that. There is an optional target camera system like the 3DS games but the regional versions have differing versions of the mechanic, so I hear.