Monster Hunter can be difficult to wrap your head around and, while you don’t necessarily need a guide, most players agree that having a Monster Hunter teacher makes for a better experience. As such, the Monster Hunter community has created an “Adopt-a-Hunter” program where veterans can team with new players to help ease them into the game.
The initiative, which is born of the Monster Hunter reddit and Discord communities, is essentially a big brother program for Monster Hunter World. While World, from the beta, seems like the best tutorializing Monster Hunter has ever had, there are a lot of subtleties to Monster Hunter that are best taught from someone who knows the ropes.
Prospective hunters can join by going to the Adopt-A-Hunter Discord, which has forms to sort membership and information bots. The onboarding bot is even written in-character as a Guild receptionist.
Monster Hunter World is releasing on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 26, with a PC version coming in late 2018. A final PlayStation 4-exclusive beta runs from January 18 to January 22. You can check out the latest trailer for the game below.
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I think this is a great idea, especially with how robust the online is in this version of the game. I bounced off Monster Hunter more than once before a friend helped me learn the game while we played it on 3DS in a Starbucks every week. I’d say anyone who is hesitant should at least look into getting tutelage.