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                       © Jennifer Hounsell (Zaio_ / ZaioJ)



			        /\/\Contents/\/\
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+ Updates
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+ Frequently Asked Questions
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///SECTION ONE (S1.x-x)

[S1.1].   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  About this FAQ
[S1.2].   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  How to Use this FAQ	

///SECTION TWO (S2.x-x)

[S2.1].   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  Frequently Asked Questions
	[S2.1-I]........................Section Contents

[S2.2].   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  General

[S2.3].   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  Offline

[S2.4].   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  Online

///SECTION THREE (S3.x-x)

[S3.1].   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  Myths of Monster Hunter
	[S3.1-I]........................Section Contents
        [S3.1-II].......................Myths of Monster Hunter

+ Other Stuff
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///SECTION FOUR (S4.x)

[S4.1].   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  Disclaimer and Acknowledgments

[S4.2].   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  Contact Information

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                     	      /\/\Updates/\/\
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Jul.  04/07
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+ Added answers/responses to all the new questions and myths

Jul.  03/07
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+ Removed the keyword system
+ Numbered questions and myths
+ Added two new sections to the FAQ
+ Added new questions and myths
+ Removed some old questions
+ Merged "Frequently Asked Questions" and "Frequented Annoying Questions"

Jul.  01/07
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+ Completely removed the FAQ section

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[S1.1]			   /\/\About this FAQ/\/\
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This general FAQ was created for the sole purpose of generating answers for 
some of the most frequently asked questions on Monster Hunter (big surprise!). 

Please keep in mind that if there is anything here that can only be applied to
one server or the other, it's the North American Servers. So if you play on 
European, I'm sorry but I have no information on whatever you were looking for
that could only be applied to one server! 

Most of these are just short answers, and you can probably find a guide or an
FAQ that can elaborate on what I'm doing here. I took some of my original 
questions out, such as "What's the best weapon class?" because I'm sure you'll
find it in an FAQ that has already been written.

If you ever, EVER have any questions to ask that aren't already covered, and
you want me to put them in my FAQ, then just shoot me an e-mail (contact info.
at the bottom of the FAQ), or call me out on the Monster Hunter boards ;). The
same applies if you know of a myth that I didn't include.

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[S1.2]   		 /\/\How to use this FAQ/\/\
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To jump to a certain area, just press Ctrl+F and put in the desired section 
code. ie: [S2.1]

All the questions and myths have a contents page, so just go through the 
questions, and once you find the one you need an answer to, push Ctrl+F and 
then just type in the desired question number, (Q10, for example), and hit
enter!

And remember that your computer's find function is a very beautiful thing :3!!

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[S2.1]		       /\/\Frequently Asked Questions/\/\
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NOTE: A name in parenthesis ( ) indicates that he or she contributed the 
specific question and/or answer to this FAQ!

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[S2.1-I]  		     :::Section Contents:::
                             ----------------------

General Questions 
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Q01: Should I get this game?
Q02: Is this game good?
Q03: What other games, if any, are comparable to Monster Hunter?
Q04: Can I use my file on a different PS2, and still let my friend connect 
     using my network file on my PS2?
Q05: Is it possible to PVP in this game?
Q06: Is there any way a player can access the regions when a quest is not 
     activated?
Q07: What are some easy money making techniques, online and offline?
Q08: Which wyverns can I cut the tails off of, and how many carves do I get?
Q09: Speaking of cutting tails, what other wyvern parts are breakable?
Q10: What is a plate, and what is it used for?
Q11: How do I increase my chance of carving rare items?
Q12: What are Ruststones?
Q13: Where can I find the Unique Items, and what are they for?
Q14: What is lava fishing, and where do you do it?
Q15: Is fashion really greater than function, and should I practice it?
Q16: Help!


Offline Questions
-----------------


Q17: Is there a multiplayer function offline?
Q18: How many characters can I create?
Q19: Can I get plates offline? If so, how?
Q20: Can I get plus armor without going online ever?
Q21: What stones, ores, or crystals are available offline?
Q22: Omigod, why can't I pull the sword out of the stone?


Online Questions
----------------


Q23: I'm having problems connecting to the internet, what aren't I doing right?
Q24: How many accounts/screen names can I make?
Q25: Can I use my character's name from offline when I get online?
Q26: If I'm playing offline, is it possible to connect online without quitting?
Q27: Where do most people play, and how many people are usually online?
Q28: Are people going to help me online?
Q29: Omigod! Where can I sign up for a clan, and which one is the best?!
Q30: What quests can I join at HR13+, and HR17+?
Q31: What events are available online?
Q32: How do I get Fatalis?
Q33: What is the "Kirin Loophole"?
Q34: What does breaking Lao's shoulder plates do?

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[S2.1]  			 :::General:::
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Q01: Should I get this game?
     ----------------------

A01: Although this question is legit, it would probably be better if you didn't
ask it on the MH board. Why would you ask us, avid MH players, who are just 
going to give you biased responses because we all think the game is so great?
So before you ask on the boards:

Yes. You should get this game. Go out and spend $20.00 on a new (or used) copy
right now.


Q02: Is this game good?
     -----------------

A02: Honestly, don't ask these questions on the MH board. Of course the game is
good. We aren't going to tell you that it's bad. Nine out of ten people on the
MH boards really like this game, so you're not going to get any good 
comparisons.


Q03: What other games, if any, are comparable to Monster Hunter?
     -----------------------------------------------------------

A03: I've noticed that this question goes around quite often, especially when 
someone new is inquiring about how good the game really is. Personally, the 
only games I think are similar to Monster Hunter are other Monster Hunter 
games. This game has a unique story line that I personally have never seen
before, and it is challenging even to some of the most experienced gamers.
This is the only game I've played that requires you to slay giant monsters in
order to improve your gear.

"Nothing really. Honestly, MH is pretty unique. MH is like the only game 
that has you killing giant monsters to make armor and weapons." - Ortega 


Q04: Can I use my file on a different PS2, and still let my friend 
     -------------------------------------------------------------
connect using my network file on my PS2?
----------------------------------------

A04: You most certainly can. This took me a long time to figure out. You have
your game file and your network file on your memory card for your PS2. Your 
friend has the same for theirs, but for some reason you switched PS2s! That's
A-OK. 

So, leave your memory card in your PS2 and also have your friends' in as well.
Load your friends' character, then load your net file from the other memory
card. I would leave the net file memory card in the PS2 until your friend has
completely logged on, just in case. Once he's on, just take your card out.
Don't be lame, make sure you take it out when it isn't a loading or saving 
screen. If you do that, I won't take the blame for it. I will probably laugh.


Q05: Is it possible to PVP in this game?
     -----------------------------------

A05: There isn't an actual Player Versus Player function, however, there is no
reason why a player can't incorporate his or her own version. For example, 
I've seen countless players post one star gathering missions for the sole 
purpose of the time allowed for the quest, the ease of completing the quest,
and the lack of interruption from the big and ugly wyverns. They post these 
quests in order to battle "one on one". Though it is almost impossible to 
cause your opponent to fall unconscious this way, it is as close as PVP 
as you can get. You can take a few Small Barrel Bombs and Large Barrel Bombs 
and try to knock your opponent out that way. 

I've also seen people play a game similar to the previously mentioned one, but
only this time they have a third (or fourth) player keep score. Each 
participant would get x amount of points for each time he or she knocks his or 
her opponent off the highest cliff in area 6 of Forest and Hills, for example. 

There is also a racing game that takes part in Forest and Hills region, area 
6, as well. Take 3 or 4 players with at least one carrying a gun on an easy 
quest. The people not carrying a gun will race up the vines, and since you all
go at the same speed, it is the gunner's job to knock you off by what ever 
means he or she can. 

There is a second kind of racing game where there are two teams of either one
versus one, or two versus two, on a Two Rock Wyverns quest. The goal is quite
simple; be the first to slay your Basarios. If you are, your team wins. 



Q06: Is there any way a player can access the regions when a quest is not 
     --------------------------------------------------------------------
activated?
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A06: Unfortunately, no there isn't. It would be nice, though, if any player 
could  just saunter off into the Volcano for a nice relaxing round of mining.


Q07: What are some easy money making techniques, online and offline?
     ---------------------------------------------------------------

A07: First of all, if you're playing offline, constantly hunting Velociprey and
Velocidrome is an easy way to make money. And, if you kill your V-Drome without
using all your Flash Bombs provided, you get to keep them! Bonus :D! 

Liver of Legend is also a good quest to get some zenni trailing. Take a hammer
or a great sword, and you probably won't have to bother with sonic bombs. Just 
keep slaying and carving. Go get yourself two livers, deliver them and go back 
for 10 more! Keep collecting carves until you get bored, or the time gets low
and run on back to camp to deliver that last liver. 

Spam-Killing the Yian Kut-Ku is also an easy way to make some cash offline as 
well as online. It may not be quick, though, depending on your skill or weapon.
There are Kut-Ku Scales available to be found in the Forest and Hills or 
Jungle regions, hidden among dung heaps usually, but they aren't always easy 
to get your hands on. There are also 3 to 6 Kut-Ku Scales available in area 6
of the Jungle, atop the ledge (and the left side of the ledge) that is across 
from the entrance to area 4. 

Once you get to Rathalos, you can start killing him for money. But by that 
time, you might not even be in desperate need of it.

For you onliners (hopefully not your first character online), don't forget to
stop in the offline town for your freebie cash! 

Doing Giant Bug quests is useful. Take your poison weapon and have at those 
bugs until you die of raw boredom. You can sell the Monster Fluid for a pretty
nice price, 500z a bottle. Save some each time, though, because you'll need it
later on and it costs 5000z per bottle if you're too lazy to kill more bugs. 

Fishing is also a very, very profitable but boring way to make money. If you 
don't mind sitting there fishing for 30 minutes, then please do. Make sure you
take enough bait with you to catch 14 Golden Fish. It doesn't have to be 
Golden Fish bait, but it helps a lot! I usually take some GFBait with me, 
materials to make it, and Mega Fishing Flies. Worms are infinitely available, 
so if you're a great hunter but a bad fisherman, no worries. What you do 
here is catch yourself 4 Golden Fish. Take them back to camp and deliver them.
Go fishing again and catch ten more. Then use the rest of your bait to catch 
everything except Golden Fish. When the time starts getting low, run your fish 
reeked self back to camp and deliver that last Golden Fish. The 9 you have 
left sell for a lot of money, and if you sell all the other fish you caught, 
plus what you get in rewards, you'll be very pleased =). 

If you're a hunter with a rank of 13 or higher, your fastest way to roll in the
dough is probably Land and Sky or Troublesome Pair (Six star quests). Start
the quest, hunt the Raths and claim your prize! Then, when you return to the
tavern, sell all your goodies for your hard earned payment! But, remember! If
you're not HR19 or higher, you *can't* post these quests. Tough luck, find 
yourself a willing group! 


Q08: Which wyverns can I cut the tails off of, and how many carves do I get?
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------

A08: You can cut the tails off of Gravios, Basarios, Diablos, Monoblos 
(Offline Only), Rathalos, and Rathian.

Gravios Tail: Two Carves
Basarios Tail: One Carve
Diablos Tail: One Carve
Monoblos Tail: Two Carves
Rathalos Tail: One Carve
Rathian Tail: One Carve


Q09: Speaking of cutting tails, what other wyvern parts are breakable?
     -----------------------------------------------------------------

A09: Gypceros' light crystal, Monoblos/Diablos' Horn(s), Gravios/Basarios' 
chest, Rathalos/Rathian's head crown and wing claws. 


Q10: What is a plate, and what is it used for?
     -----------------------------------------

A10: A plate is a material carvable from Rathalos' and Rathian's CUT tail, a 
slain Lao Shan Lung, or it is attainable in rewards ONLY for Lao Shan Lung.
It is a plus item (except in some cases), and is used in crafting "high-class"
weapons and armor. 

For more information, please visit:

Plate FAQ © Akubarix
http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/monster_hunter_plate.txt


Q11: How do I increase my chance of carving rare items?
     --------------------------------------------------

A11: You can't. Contrary to popular belief, Luck Booster, Good Luck and 
petting those cute little piggies only ever help your chances of getting
a rare item in rewards. It doesn't matter how many times you pet the pigs
and make them love you. It will not increase your chances of getting a
rare carve.


Q12: What are Ruststones?
     --------------------

A12: Ruststones are stones (that have rusted over time) that can be polished
into very strong, capable final weapons. There is a rusted weapon for all 
weapon classes EXCEPT dual swords, because duals are a subclass of 
sword and shields.

Not what you were looking for?

Ruststones FAQ © Xiamut
http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/monster_hunter_ruststone.txt


Q13: Where can I find the Unique Items, and what are they for?
     ---------------------------------------------------------

A13: 

Hunter's Citation: Received after you successfully slay Monoblos. Used to
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make the Master's Blade.

King Cactus: Can be found in the Desert (2, 7, 9) on HR13+ missions. 
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Used to make Cactus Creamer.

Lost Umbrella: Can be found in the Swamp (9) on HR13+ missions. 
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Used to make Dark Parasol.

Barrel Lid: Can be found in the Desert (11) on HR13+ missions. 
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Used to make Cats Paw.

Speartuna: Can be found in many fishing spots. Used to make Frozen Tuna.
---------

Old Lady's Note: Available online. Used to make Kitchen Knife.
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Pawprint Stamp: Online event reward "Felyne Hunting". Used to make Cats Paw.
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Chrome Voucher: Online event reward "The GMR Heavy Metal Crusade". Used to 
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make The GMR Chrome Heart.

Gourmet Spit: Online event reward "The BBQ Festival!". 
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King Meat: Online event reward "The BBQ Festival!". Used to make Enormous Ham.
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Q14: What is lava fishing, and where can I do it? (Bulgeros)
     -------------------------------------------

A14: Well, I didn't know lava fishing existed until I asked the GameFAQs MH
community to help out with this FAQ. I mean, I heard of it before but I had
never done it myself. And I can't go ahead and claim something liket hat as
a fact without knowing myself! So Riisken and I logged on MH. I posted a
five star Basarios: The Unseen Peril, and the two of us set out with out
fishing rods in hand! 

Now, I'm not going to say, "You can only do this on a plus quest." or anything
like that, since I have no idea. 

But you can fish in the western lava pool of area 4 (Volcanic region, 
obviously). The fishing spot is close to the entrance of area 2, where the
cats hang out. It's nothing special. I caught normal fish with normal bait, 
and the animation is as if the lava was not lava, but water. Capcom just got
a bit lazy ;).

Q15: Is fashion really greater than function, and should I practice it?
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A15: This is another of those "gom, opinions!" questions. I would have to say 
that "Fashion > Function" only applies to those who are confident in their
Monster Hunter skills. Function is always really, really good. There are many 
armor sets and armor combinations with great skills that are usually very 
useful. Generally, new players shouldn't try playing with the lowest possible 
defense because their armor just looks that much more amazing. It just doesn't
work out all the time. For the new players, I suggest sticking with the 
higher defense armor sets, if possible, until you feel comfortable with your
hunting skills.

BUT! If you're already comfortable with them, fashion is for you my friend!  
You should notice a difference if you switch from, let's say, full Rathalos+
armor to a mix of Battle and Leather armor. Or something. But whatever, you
know? It's fun. It's usually a good challenge. Just don't go and chicken out
when you get growled at =(. If you're going to go fashion queen, at least 
remember to forget about your DEF :D If you don't think about it, you won't
get scared =). But don't forget to manage your health.


"Basically, wear whatever you want. If your skills are such that you can get 
away with wearing nothing, then by all means, wear nothing. It also helps to
break up the uniformity of everyone being in the same set." - Grayson

Q16: Help!
     ----

A16: With what, pigs? We CAN'T help you if you don't tell us what the problem
is, so don't expect people to be able to know what you're talking about.

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[S2.2]   			  :::Offline:::
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Q17: Is there a multiplayer function offline?
     ---------------------------------------

A17: No =(. That would also be pretty sweet. The only way you can play with 
your friends in the same room is if you each have your own PS2, and the items 
needed to connect online.


Q18: How many characters can I create?
     --------------------------------

A18: Per PS2 memory card, you can hold three different character files. Once 
you use all three, you can delete one and make a new one. This means you can 
have as many characters that is equal to three times how many memory cards you
have. (i.e.: Four PS2 memory cards x 3 characters = 12 characters)


Q19: Can I get plates offline? If so, how?
     ------------------------------------

A19: Yes, you can. But they are almost useless to you offline, unless you feel
like collecting them so you have them once you get online. You can't make any
of the plus armor or weapons without other plus items you can only get online!

You can cut Rathalos and Rathian's tails off them during the Troublesome Pair
quest and pray that you get a plate. Remember, the tail has to be cut off for 
you to carve it.

Lao Shan Lung Plates are NOT attainable offline. No, they aren't. No possible
way. Sorry friend.


Still need more information?

Plate FAQ © Akubarix
http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/monster_hunter_plate.txt


Q20: Can I get plus armor without going online ever?
     -----------------------------------------------

A20: No, you can't.



Q21: What stones, ores, or crystals are available offline?
     ----------------------------------------------------

A22: Stones, Whetstones, Disk Stones, Iron Ores, Earth Crystals, Machalite 
Ores, Ruststones and Light Crystals are the only ones available offline.



Q22: Omigod, why can't I pull the sword out of the stone?
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A23: Because you're not The One. I jest. Have you completed your Rathalos 
Urgent quest? If not, that's why!

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[S2.3]                          :::Online:::
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Q23: I'm having problems connecting online, what aren't I doing right?
     ----------------------------------------------------------------
(mynamesKerran)

A23: There could be several reasons why you can't get online, so check them 
all! First of all, you have to have the Internet. Once you have that, keep on
reading this answer. Next, you need either a working modem and router, or just
a modem. You also need a Network Adapter for your PS2 if you have a fat one, 
but you don't need it if you have a slim. You will also need an Ethernet
cable! Connect your Ethernet cable to your Network Adapter, or slim PS2, and
your modem or router. Then you need to set up a Network file. Make sure your
memory card is in your PS2 for this, since the Network file gets saved to it.
You need like 123KB of free space in order to save your Network file, also.
Once you get it all set up, load it. Eventually you'll see a loading bar with 
a percentage, and a bouncing, jiggly "Monster Hunter" title thingy. If the 
loading progress halts at 20% or 40%, there's either a problem with your 
internet, your Ethernet cable, or your Network Adapter. Make sure your Network 
Adapter is in all the way, as well as the Ethernet cable. You may have to turn 
everything off and reset your modem and router. All you need to do that is 
unplug the power for like 30 seconds to a minute, and plug it back in. 
Then try again. If you still can't get on, you can either wait it out 'til your
internet stops being terrible, or if you're impatient, phone your ISP and ask
them if there's something funky going on. If you get passed the loading bars
and the bouncing, jiggly titles, but you still can't get into Brave World, you
might be banned. If you've never, ever, played online before and it says you're
banned, log off and try again. Something similar happened to me once.



Q24: How many accounts/screen names can I make?
     -----------------------------------------

A24: Per PS2 console, you can only create three screen names. However, that 
doesn't mean you're limited to only three. You can create screen names using
your e-mail on a friend's PS2 and just switch to it when you get back home, 
since the accounts are not actually stored via memory card. 



Q25: Can I use my character's name from offline when I get online?
     ------------------------------------------------------------

A25: Technically, you could. But the only way you could do that is if you made
your account to be the same name as your character's. Otherwise, your
character's name is used for offline play only. No one will actually ever see
what your character's name is.



Q26: If I'm playing offline, is it possible to connect online without quitting?
     --------------------------------------------------------------------------

A26: No. I would love that. I always wondered why there isn't a path to the 
online world, "Would you like to connect now? Yes/No?" That would be nice
and convenient.



Q27: Where do most people play, and how many people are usually online?
     ------------------------------------------------------------------

A27: You will find most players in Red Land. Players in Blue or Green are 
usually waiting for a friend, or playing with friends and do not want to be 
disturbed. At peak hours, there is almost 500 players in Red Land, and maybe 
100 divided between Blue and Green. During the slow hours, there are as little
as 70 people in Red and 0 both in in Blue and Green.



Q28: Are people going to help me online?
     ----------------------------------

A28: Most people are willing to help others. First impressions count for many
people, so if you enter a town full of hunters and you start acting like a 5
year old child, expect next to no help. If you want the most success seeking 
aid, I suggest the first two pages of Red Land. Those are the people who are
only around to play, and eager to fill the empty hole in their team. If you're
REALLY new, it's best to listen to the advice the more experienced players
give you. It will increase your chance of them helping next time.



Q29: Omigod! Where can I sign up for a clan, and which one is the best?!
     -----------------------------------------------------------------

A29: Most of us, at some point, have been in or started our own clan either
just for fun or because we got too into the game. There is no actual place that
you can sign up for a clan, but when you're online you'll be able to tell if 
someone is in a clan because they will have it in their comment. You can easily
ask them about their clan, what it takes to get into it, etc. Most of the time,
though, clans are just big groups of friends who don't often quest with other
people and want to be recognized for their union ship.



Q30: What quests can I join at HR13+, and HR17+?
     ------------------------------------------

A30: At HR13+ you can join ANY four, five and six star quests. However, until 
you reach HR17+, you cannot join any of the urgent quests after six stars. 
That is all 4 Fatalis contracts, and Lao Shan Lung+. 



Q31: How do I get Fatalis?
     --------------------

A31: Well, to start off. You need to be level 20, and have completed all your
quests. You need to have slain 100 large wyverns. Not 50 Rathian and Rathalos.
100 Large wyverns. 

Not enough info?

Fatalis FAQ © Sanjuro333
http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/monster_hunter_fatalis.txt



Q32: What event quests are available online?
     --------------------------------------

A32: In no specific order...

Velociprey Hunting! (Slay 30 V-prey)
Gravios Hunting! (Slay Gravios)
Repel the Giant Dragon (Repel Lao-Shan Lung)
Felyne Hunting (Repel 50 Felyne)
The BBQ Festival! (Cook and deliver [a] Well-Done Steak[s])
On the Trail of the Beast (Slay Kirin)
GMR Heavy Metal Crusade (Slay Diablos)
The Legendary Kirin (Slay Kirin)



Q33: What is the "Kirin Loophole"? (KabukiJake)
     ----------------------------

A33: It's how any hunter, regardless of being HR04 or HR20, can get Union 
Ores. While on the jungle Kirin quest (The Legendary Kirin), a player can 
instead hunt Vespoids, and carve them for Vespoid Bladefins. Those bladefins 
can then be traded with a Forest Elder for Union Ores! Like mentioned earlier, 
this allows any player to get any armour or weapon that only requires Rath 
plates and/or Union Ores as plus items! So you may see an HR01 running around 
with everything Rathalos+ except the helmet. Don't automatically assume he or 
she is cheating, because that person could have easily logged on and harvested
those bladefins. The reason they don't have the Rathalos Helm+ is because it
requires Firestones! 



Q34: What does breaking Lao's shoulder plates do? (KabukiJake)
     -------------------------------------------

A34: Correct me if I'm wrong, but I asked a couple other people, and from
experience, breaking off his shoulder plates allows players to get the Plate
item in rewards. Some also say that it actually increases the percentage
of getting it in rewards, others say it only makes it possible. It's basically
the same idea. 

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[S3.1]			   /\/\Myths and Lies/\/\
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NOTE: A name in parenthesis ( ) indicates that he or she contributed the 
specific myth to this FAQ!

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M01: Carving certain body parts increases your chances of getting the item you
     want!
M02: Cutting off Gravios' tail decreases your chances of getting a Gravios 
     Wing!
M03: You can get any HR13+ item in offline Troublesome Pair!
M04: Majestic Horns are HR13+ items ONLY!
M05: You can't get a Majestic Horn unless you slay Diablos!
M06: It's possible to break open Monoblos' chest plate!
M07: Dark Metal Boots deal Dragon damage!
M08: You can cut/damage Lao Shan Lung and Fatalis' tail!
M09: If you count the number of times Lao screams, you'll know when he's almost
M10: Carving Lao's back heals it! 
M11: Hammers and Bowguns can cut tails!
M12: Bone Broadaxe can cut tails!
M13: Fatalis plates really do exist!
M14: "You Couldn't Carve Anything Off" is the real way to get a plate!
M15: Wearing certain armor gives you 100% plate carving rates!
M16: Throwing stones into the fire pit brings Firestones to rewards!
M17: There's a Secret Wyvern named Earthias! 
M18: What about Bonarios?
M19: Giving extra help to female characters proves your worth!


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M01: Carving certain body parts increases your chances of getting the item you
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want!
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Are you SERIOUS? This is so false that it really IS funny. If, for example, you
find yourself slaying a Yian Kut-Ku, please do not be compelled to carve on his
beak just because you want a beak. It just doesn't work this way. Too bad, 
though. 

The truth is, carving the beak for a beak will only increase your
chances of getting other carves.

Okay, I lied. That's false too. 



M02: Cutting off Gravios' tail decreases your chances of getting a Gravios 
     ---------------------------------------------------------------------
Wing!
----

Hahah... Ha. Honestly? I fell for this once when I was "Let's kill Grav+ I 
need a wing! A wing! Why can't I get a wing!?" But I learned. Whether or not 
you cut off Gravios' tail makes no difference in your percentage to carve a
Gravios Wing. The same thing goes for cutting the tail off any other wyvern.



M03: You can get any HR13+ item in offline Troublesome Pair! (Insanitism)
     ------------------------------------------------------

No, you can't. You can carve the plates from Ian and Los' CUT tail. The idea
what rare ores, bladefins, or whatever, are available offline is false. Sorry.



M04: Majestic Horns are HR13+ items ONLY! (KabukiJake)
     -----------------------------------

This is just not true. Sorry again.



M05: You can't get a Majestic Horn unless you slay Diablos!
     -----------------------------------------------------

Ah, this would suck hardcore if it was true. Do you realize how many Maj Runs
most of us have been through? If we had to kill a Diablos over and over again
for every time we wanted a Maj Horn, I might end up actually liking Four
Horns. 

You CAN get a Maj Horn if all you do is enter a quest with him in it, break 
off his horns and complete the quest.



M06: It's possible to break open Monoblos' chest plate!
     -------------------------------------------------

No. The most you could do by repeatedly hitting Monoblos' chest is kill it.
You cannot break open its chest in order to increase your chance of carving
a Monoblos Heart.



M07: Dark Metal Boots deal Dragon damage! (KabukiJake)
     -----------------------------------

Well that would be pretty sweet right. But it's false. 



M08: You can cut/damage Lao Shan Lung and Fatalis' tail!
     --------------------------------------------------

You can't. Why would you want to? There are no "Lao Tail" or "Fatalis Tail"
items. Besides, Lao's tail generally kills if you get hit by it and/or are
very careless. And if you get too close to Fatalis' tail, you get hurt too.
Why would you even TRY to cut them?



M09: If you count the number of times Lao screams, you'll know when he's almost
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dead! (KabukiJake)
----

Hehehehe. I remember back when I used to count Lao roars for my team. Keep on
having fun with that :3



M10: Carving Lao's back heals it! (mynamesKerran & Acrospino)
     ---------------------------

No no no. No.


M11: Hammers and Bowguns can cut tails!
     ---------------------------------

No.



M12: Bone Broadaxe can cut tails! (Acrospino)
     ---------------------------

But... It's a hammer. e_o



M13: Fatalis plates really do exist!
     ------------------------------

No, they don't. There are only three plates. The come from both Raths, and
Lao. GG, though.



M14: "You Couldn't Carve Anything Off" is the real way to get a plate!
     ----------------------------------------------------------------

No, this phrase does not increase your chances of carving a plate by 1% 
each time. Greg is wrong.



M15: Wearing certain armor gives you 100% plate carving rates!
     --------------------------------------------------------

There is no skill that increases your chances of carving a plate by any
degree. Greg is wrong again.


M16: Throwing stones into the fire pit brings Firestones to rewards! 
     --------------------------------------------------------------
(Riisken)

It's Dragonite Ore, not Stones. God... Just kidding. You can try it if you
want to, but you'll just be wasting your time.



M17: There's a Secret Wyvern named Earthias! (SyfaOmnis)
     --------------------------------------

Earthias is just a board rumour. 



M18: What about Bonarios?
     -------------------

Probably a typo at some point, but is now a really pathetic board rumour, like
Earthias. 



M19: Giving extra help to female characters proves your worth!
    --------------------------------------------------------

Lol whipped.


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[S5.1]		     /\/\Disclaimer and Acknowledgments/\/\
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I would like to thank several people for their contribution and support during
my creation of this FAQ. 

+ Mello (aka xTeppei) -  
Biggest thanks goes to him because of all his love and support. Without him and
some friends, I probably would have quit writing this FAQ. 

+ Ortega (aka Moribalken) - 
Second most important form of support during the creation of this FAQ. Thanks 
so much for continuing to push me forward and helping to keep me working on 
this guide! :3

+ Grey_Tygre -
...Thanks for being my brother, and trying to help with a tedious section of
this guide. But in the end I completely removed the section. But thanks for
trying :P

+ A huge thanks to those of you who have been providing new ideas, corrections,
  and helpful feedback.

+ Another gigantic thanks to the MH community on GameFAQs. Thanks so much for
participating and offering all your ideas :D!!

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If you find any mechanics errors (spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.), 
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