Just registered my account today, thought I'd introduce myself.
I'm based in Australia, and I've played MH since MHP2G/MHFU. I mainly use Long Swords and the occasional Hammers, but I exclusively use Lances to fight Diablos, Uragaan and Barroth, and I used Great Swords exclusively to fight Tigrex (why is there no Tigrex in MH3U!?).
I'm currently playing MH3U on my 3DS. Just got to HR2 yesterday with a friend of mine. Currently farming Lagiacrus for the Lagia Horns to upgrade my Thunderclap LS, however the horn has refused to drop for the last 16 Lagias - I'd actually gotten more Plates than Horns. So much for 64% drop rate when head is broken lol. And I'm also pretty bad at underwater fighting - I much prefer fighting on land.
I put myself as a semi-vet because while I do know how to play Monster Hunter, and I've hunted some high ranked monsters, I'd never actually gotten far enough to solo monsters like Akantor, Ukanlos, Deviljho, Alatreon, Fatalis, etc. My favourite monsters to fight are the Nargacuga and Zinogre.
Nice to meet y'all.