Monster Hunter Online Open Beta FAQ on Gameplay
Q: Does the game have class?
A: MHO provides lots of freedom and doesn't have class. By equipping different weapons you can fight in completely different style.
Q: Can I switch between different weapons freely?
A: You can't switch weapon in the middle of hunting but once you leave the hunting zone you can change to whatever weapon you have. Keep in mind that melee weapons can be equipped with melee armors and the same goes to ranged weapons. That means if you switch between melee and ranged weapons, make sure you have the right armors equipped.
Q: I have never played a Monster Hunter game, so I wonder what weapon I should choose to start with.
A: Melee weapon has relatively short attack range but the melee armors provide good protection. Ranged weapons and ranged armors go exactly the other way. You can choose the weapons based on your preference. We suggest you give every type of weapon a try in beginner's training camp (新手武器训练场) in the game and then make your decision.
Q: What do the green bar and yellow bar on the top of the screen mean?
A: Green bar represents your health points. When it reduces to 0, you are in downed status and will be taken back to the camp by Airu. To restore health, you can use potions, items, or a rest in the camp.
Yellow bar represents your stamina points. You will consume stamina when you are rolling and sprinting. Once stamina drops to 0, you can't move and will be forced to take a rest immediately. You can restore stamina by using grilled meats: 烤肉, 便携烤肉.
Q: What does the dragon style gauge on the top right mean?
A: It's a gauge for ultimate skills, ougi or奥义. This gauge will gradually be gradually during your hunting. Taking damage from monster will also fill the gauge. You can press "F" to use 奥义 skill when the gauge is filled up. Currently each weapon has 2 unique奥义 skills.
Q: I notice there are some arrows around my character, what does that mean?
A: It's a mission guidance that points out the direction you should go to complete the mission. When you have multiple missions, there will be multiple arrows that display on the screen.