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Xeodrifter diary #11

GN Podcast #478
 

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate servers are region-locked

I'm sorry to do this, but I'm here to dash your dreams of playing Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate with friends around the world. It's been confirmed that online play for MH3U is going to be local to your country. No Europe to North America, or either to Japan. Capcom's Yuri L. Araujo commented on the issue.

I'm not thrilled with the servers being split either... I am definitely aware of the demand and feedback, not only in this thread, but also from threads before finding out these bad news; so be sure that I will pass it along. There is no guarantee this will change though. =/

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07 Feb 2013 19:30

Yeah, that kind of sucks for some people. It seems likely that they are probably going to use the same servers as MH tri since those were shut down a while back
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07 Feb 2013 19:33

Voice chat confirmed?

But anyway! Give us a reason! People deserve that. And if so, do not complain about bad sales, OK?
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07 Feb 2013 19:38

@LegendofSantiago

"It seems likely that they are probably going to use the same servers as MH tri since those were shut down a while back"

?

Tri's servers are still running. They shut down in April.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/01/monster_hunter_tri_servers_to_be_shutdown_at_the_end_of_april

Also, for the record: unlike Tri, Ultimate is going to be running on Nintendo's servers.

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/09/16/monster-hunter-3-ultimate-to-use-nintendo-servers-no-bundle-pla/

@Entity

"Voice chat confirmed?"

I have good news for you!

http://www.capcom-unity.com/dubindoh/blog/2013/01/16/monster-hunter-3-ultimate-gets-a-release-date-voice-chat-demo-and-more
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07 Feb 2013 19:38

Lame! Can't play Monster Hunter with my brother. *sigh* Probably just gonna get the 3DS version now.
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07 Feb 2013 19:40

@Hamr Ah, thanks. I thought it was going to shut down before the Wii U version's launch. It's an odd choice, I heard that it could be because the game relies on communication, but I don't see why they are separating the european and american servers
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07 Feb 2013 19:42

No. No no no no no no no no nooo NO!

They need to change this asap.

*edit*

Way to kill the game before it get started. I wonder if the people making these decisions even play games. This is like taking a marathon runner and putting rocks in his shoes before the race.
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07 Feb 2013 19:43

Must be because of lag.
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07 Feb 2013 19:48

Off the top of my head, I don't think this will affect me in any way (well other than having less strangers to play with naturally) currently, but man that's unfortunate!

Would really like to know why.
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07 Feb 2013 19:58

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https://twitter.com/imranzomg/status/299661805188423680


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It was a Capcom decision, for the record
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07 Feb 2013 20:19

Why would you chop your userbase up, especially for a game that's not super-popular outside of Japan?

Still, I am probably gonna get the Wii U version since it has high definition graphics! Also, I think only Wii U version has online play, ya?
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07 Feb 2013 21:21

Meh I'm only getting MH on the 3ds just because I have loads of friends to play it with and am not a fan of capcom shutting off it's servers 2-3 years later.

All of a sudden local multiplayer only seems like the best thing ever when capcom is involved.
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07 Feb 2013 22:06

I mainly play monster hunter on single player, am I strange?
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07 Feb 2013 22:07

@MegaShock100

"Also, I think only Wii U version has online play, ya?"

ya.
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07 Feb 2013 23:03

Marksman wrote:I mainly play monster hunter on single player, am I strange?


If you are, I am too! I mainly played Tri by myself, only rarely playing with friends for special occasions like events.
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07 Feb 2013 23:45

@tellis429

The servers are Nintendo's and on Wii U version if your friends get bored you still have plenty of people to play with.
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07 Feb 2013 23:54

If you are, I am too! I mainly played Tri by myself, only rarely playing with friends for special occasions like events.[/quote]

yeah events were the only good parts of it, in my honest opinion
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08 Feb 2013 00:11

A Poll from about 2 years ago showed that about 80% of MH Tri's Non-japanese user base spent more time playing online then in single player of that 80% 4% haven't even encountered Lagiacrus for the first time. Which is a shame because the feeling of sheer terror the first time you see that thing, honestly one of my best gaming moments.
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08 Feb 2013 04:18

Well this won't prevent me from buying the game, but it is a bummer. :(
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08 Feb 2013 11:18

I don't want this region lock ! You too ? Then enter you in my Petition here's the Link http://www.change.org/de/Petitionen/cap ... egion-lock
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08 Feb 2013 17:19

They're just following Nintendo's lead.

What's Nintendo region-locked lately?

Nintendo 3DS
Certain Nintendo 3DS Miis
Wii U
Wii U GamePad

Sorry, just heard about the Rayman Legends affair, so I'm feeling jaded.
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08 Feb 2013 23:20

Fred Duck wrote:They're just following Nintendo's lead.

What's Nintendo region-locked lately?

Nintendo 3DS
Certain Nintendo 3DS Miis
Wii U
Wii U GamePad

Sorry, just heard about the Rayman Legends affair, so I'm feeling jaded.

The online play in the (few) Nintendo games that have it is region free in general.

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