Monster Hunter Online’s Base Of Operations Is Mi De La Village

By Ishaan . April 21, 2013 . 10:30pm

While Monster Hunter Online isn’t developed by Capcom and is an online free-to-play game unlike the main Monster Hunter titles, it still shares a lot in common with the rest of the series. For example, like every Monster Hunter game, Monster Hunter Online has a village that acts as your centre of operations when you aren’t out on a hunt. This game’s village is Mi De La Village.

 

It’s Summer all year round in Mi De La. The village is located among mountains with optimal weather and abundant natural resources. However, inconvenient transportation makes it isolated from the rest of the world. Despite this, the village is something of a holy grail for monster hunters, due to its history. Several of the most recognized hunters were stationed at Mi De La for a long time at the start of the hunting culture. It has  now been turned into a training base for young hunters by the Hunters Guild, and is home to an actual training area.

 

Mi De La also has a lot of the other facilities you find in regular Monster Hunter games. There’s a restaurant which has existed in the village for eight generations, and portions served at the restaurant are generous. In addition to the restaurant, you have your smithy, run by an elderly Wyvernian lady. It is said that she has recovered hundreds of ancient weapon designs and and made countless hunting weapons. Weapons crafted by her are considered dream weapons by hunters.

 

Mi De La also has a watchtower that serves both as a defense tower and as a lab for researchers. Some erudite researchers even live here, and you can always find answers  to questions regarding Flying Wyverns or questions relating to the history of various continents.

 

New to Monster Hunter Online is a monster called the Caeserber, of the Primatius type. Caeserbers are said to have extremely sharp claws and live close to water sources where plant growth is abundant. While they’re herbivores, they’re also eager to fight, and will guard their territory fiercely should anyone trespass upon it. Caeserbers attack with their bodies and claws and are also capable of rolling and flinging rocks and dirt at enemies. Caeserber can even make pre-emptive attacks based on knowledge of their territory.

 


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  • Kaitsu

    “isn’t by Capcom”

    I’m not sure if that gives me hope or not.

    • hongisfire

      At least it free

      • Link

        The basics* are free. No way there not gonna capitalize with pay as you play add ons with a game like Monster Hunter.
        Stuff like:
        “Want the best armor and weapons? Well buy our Ultimate Hunters Package to get access to these unique items!”
        “Want to ente this special area? Buy our Gold Ticket Package and get 5 tickets that will allow you to enter once per ticket!”
        “Want better drop rates from Monster kills? Buy our 2x Drop Coupon and get your materials twice as fast!
        *Note: 2x Drop has a maximum usage of only 4 hours”
        etc. etc.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      No crazy amount of DLC at least?^_^

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        It’s an online game. The game itself is DLC. :p

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          U make me sad here.T_T……….. no microtransaction then???

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            It’s free-to-play. Of course there’ll be micro-transactions. :D

            They just haven’t said what kind yet, or what their revenue model will be. That should be interesting to see.

          • An Tran

            If it’s mostly things like cosmetic armor and weapons or maybe paying for character slots, I’ll be fine with that.

          • Fango

            $10 per monster download!

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Nah, monsters will be free. $1 to buy Whetstones if you run out in the middle of a quest. :P

      • Pockystix

        considering the fact that all the DLC for 3U and previous games are free. . .

    • konsama

      Not being directly made by Capcom isn’t a bad thing at all. The MH series is awesome and i’m a fanboy, but i won’t argue the series is getting somewhat stale, so new people working in it from “outside” can help refresh it a lot, Just see that lulz beaver monster, i doubt capcom would come up with something like that, if any it would surely fight like another lame arzuros, lago,volvi clone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/trevor.nicolaysen Trevor Nicolaysen

    I’m not expecting it to feel like a monster hunter game, but I’m open to the idea of the game, and am very excited to see what they are going to do with it. I like the beaver a lot. I’d place it way above lagombi but a bit under Arzuros.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Me neither, to be honest. Just the fact that it’s a free-to-play MMO-esque game means there’s probably going to be a healthy amount of grinding. Frontier hasn’t exactly set a good precedent for this sort of thing, and this one’s developed in China to boot. But hey, it’s free. No harm in trying it out.

      • http://www.facebook.com/trevor.nicolaysen Trevor Nicolaysen

        Not to mention the S&S looked a little off in the trailer, and the greatsword looked abnormally smooth. I’m not a huge monster hunter player anyway. Favorite weapons/armors made? DONE!

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          Judging by the list of features (vehicles, special moves etc. etc.) you kind of get the feeling they just looked at a bunch of forums where people make their usual wish lists, and decided to toss all of those in the game. I’d feel a lot better about this if the Monster Hunter team was even partly involved, but they clearly aren’t. :/

          • Namuro

            That’d be a real shame. There should at least be someone from the MH team to overlook the project.

          • http://www.facebook.com/trevor.nicolaysen Trevor Nicolaysen

            The vehicles make sense if it’s an open world and special moves might as well exist for most weapons, easy examples being wyvern’s fire, hammer charge, lance charging, and whatever that switch axe overload move is. I think its all a matter of execution.

  • Go2hell66

    doesn’t look all that exciting compared to the other towns, would have liked to see another snowy village or another fishing town :D

    • Namuro

      I think it’s like a throwback to Kokoto village, which is also a basic forest village that introduces players to the world of Monster Hunter. It’s like a reintroduction to the Chinese audience. Admittedly, it’s not an exciting location, especially for people who have played all the MH games before, but like I said, it’s a good basic place to start thing off, and they’ll get to showcase the CryEngine with all the trees, leaves, grass, rocks and other things!

      Personally though, I want another village like Moga Village as well. I just love coastal settlements!

  • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

    It’s Mi La De based on pronunciation. Doesn’t make any sense, though.

  • http://takopako.tumblr.com takopako

    wow, this looks really good. if it isnt illegal, you guys should share a tutorial on how to play it from other countries/territories once it comes out!

  • konsama

    Gmae sure sounds interesting, thing is, in case of not coming out of China, will it be IP locked too? Or demand SS number which was so lame in…was it MHFO?

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