Goodbye Tri!

Well, today is finally the day. After many years, and thousands of hunts, Monster Hunter Tri is finally shutting down. Just last month Capcom released Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the Wii U, and now today they are finally putting an end to the original. Later tonight the Tri servers will be shut down, and an end to a Monster Hunter era will finally come about, leaving behind nothing but an empty shell of a game.

You see, Monster Hunter Tri is what one might consider an MMO. You create your own character, get stronger, go on quests, and team up with friends online. Although there is in fact a single player mode, it really isn't the main focus. The main focus of the game is entering the city, walking through the gate, and playing with others online as you team up to take on the second "half" of the game. The thing is, in Tri the single player and online modes are in fact games of their own. While you do keep your same characters, the quests in each are different, and you'll have access to different content as well. For example in the offline mode you can take on village requests, but in the online mode you'll be able to fight exclusive monsters and go on exclusive quests. This half of the game is in fact only online, and after today it will be completely cut off.

Yep, that's right. If you don't have a Wii U, but you have the original Monster Hunter Tri, after today you'll be losing about half of the game. Not only will you be forced to go on hunts solo for now on, most of the quests and monsters will now be completely off limits. There's no "offline" city for you to access, and there is no way around this. The moment the servers go offline, they will be gone. This will be a major problem for many out there, but at the same time it wont be for others. With MH3U now out on the Wii U, and with thousands of players active, many of the Tri hunters have already made it their new home. Even so, Tri will always hold a special place in their heart, so even they are sad to see it go.

It was a good run Tri, but now we all have to say goodbye. Thank you for the memories.

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