mhw: canteen rare ingredients


Since I’m solidly in the Monster Hunter World endgame now, I figure I want to start documenting some stuff into guide-like format for interest/posterity. I do frequent /r/MonsterHunter/, so I get exposed to many of the commonly asked questions, which would frequently benefit from a guide with pictures!

So, to start off, here are the locations for the rare canteen ingredients! NOTE: Does not include Iceborne yet.

You should be aware of the research point gathering spots on each map, the ones that give you a canteen ingredient from a rare gather? Well, there’s an even more rare gather – specifically, there is a unique gathering node that only appears when the locale has “Flourishing” or “Upsurge” for that type of node. For example, in Coral Highlands, an “Upsurge: Pearl Oysters” will spawn a unique Pearl Oyster node. Gathering at that node will give you an account item for a new canteen ingredient!

I will update this post as I get more screenshots! Warning that this technically spoils some areas and names if you haven’t unlocked them yet. If you just want a hint for where you find it, you can ignore my description and only use the screenshot, or maybe the minimap on the screenshot :)

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anime strike ends


So Amazon had this thing called “Anime Strike” where you could pay to get access to anime simulcasts, similar to Crunchyroll’s service. The only problem? You had to pay for it in addition to paying for Amazon Prime. Understandably, most anime fans were extremely critical of the service, especially once they learned that Amazon got exclusive streaming rights to a lot of popular and/or highly anticipated new shows.

Well, after a bit less than a year of service, Amazon is ending it and simply merging its library into Amazon Prime! In other words, Anime Strike subscribers now save $5 a month to get the same access, Amazon Prime members who didn’t want to pay the extra money can now watch all this anime with their base subscription, and non-members now only have to consider getting Prime to gain access to the Amazon anime library instead of having to pay for both! A definitive win for anime consumers who are against exploitative business practices.