Personally, I'm a longsword guy. Anyone (and everyone) can pick up a longsword, spam moves and think they're good, but that style of play doesn't hold up in a group (just like scatter shots don't). It takes patience, and a particular sense of timing to use the longsword with a level of skill that doesn't sacrifice other players and their ability to move for a bit of extra damage, or the reverse, where you give everyone too much room and become (basically) useless.
I can appreciate every style of weapon, and I use almost all of them (Read: No Light Bowguns... yet) for different purposes, but when it comes down to it the longsword has always been my weapon of choice (except in MH1, where they were greatswords).
so true my fellow hunter, usually my hunter friend (long sword guy) attack blindly to the monster, so sometimes he broke my charge attack or my GS combo but it's okay, because sometimes i flew them away with my upslash attack
i love dual swords too but i used it on several monster like jhen mohran and ceadeus when i have to deal with brute wyvern like deviljho, i can't helped it, need more bigger weapon the hit the tail and also defend their raging strike!!
As a blademaster i prefer Switchaxe to any other weapon and from far. High versatility with the 2 mode. Best range (equal with the long sword) when used in axe mode, even the GS don't reach so high (but stay the second best range). And the last but not the least, ESP incorporated in sword mode.
As a gunner i use bow. So sade MH3U didn't keep the Bowgun crafting system of MH3.
I'm waiting for the insect staff une MH4U but even more the Charge axe.
so you're a great sword user too?? AWESOME!! in my hunting team, i'm the only one who can use this big bad ass weapon hahaha others can't stand with this heavy sword, because it's really slow down their movement
My cousin and I love these weapons, though sometimes we do switch to another every now and then. Sometimes I'll use Dual Blades, Long Sword or Switch Axe (Another fave of mine). Sometimes my cuz will go to his Dual Blades or Hammer.
As for the rest of my team... My brother always goes with the Light Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, Lance, Gunlance, Dual Blades or his Bow. He never uses a Great Sword. He likes guns the most he's an excellent Gunner.
Neither does my older cousin he uses only Dual Blades.
you know what, i think the good composition of the hunting team is that you have a gunner in it so you can hunt monster in lot of variety way of attack, trap and support
and my team members are a melee weapon user (usually) i have one member to be a generalist weapon user, sometimes he plays bow, but most of it he uses melee weapon... sometimes with this barbarian (melee) hunter composition we played really brutally... especially when someone placed the bomb near the monster, other just hit it and blew all the hunter away
I'm like that sometimes with bombs I'll either have my bro shoot it or I'll hit it or sometimes I'll use a paintball. To me that is almost the only use I get out of a paintball I usually know where the monster is heading. Hahaha! For instance if the Rust Duramburos is digging to escape in the Sandy Plaines it's usually going to go rest.