Adding my voice to the chorus of “I didn’t like MH before but damn” remarks. Had a moment last night hunting an Anjanath that really nailed what I’m loving about it so far: he spotted me from up on a rise and started making up his mind to try and pounce down on me, and I instead ran around behind him, waited for him to land, and then nailed a mount attack with my gunlance, sending him crashing through the canopy of the Ancient Forest.
I’m not usually an environmental combat, emergent gameplay type of player, but it felt so satisfying in a way few games have ever really nailed. That said, the fight finished with him chilling out of enrage mode, retreating to his nest, and me KO’ing him in about two hits, so… it could still use some work.
RE: weapons, I want to main everything… except the Insect Glaive. Trying to get my kinsect to grab all three colors on an angry flying wolf bat is not my idea of fun, apparently.