I was showing my bff the game, mainly to make her WANT IT SO BAD ZOMG. I had recently obtained my Lacerator Blade from the online play (both my bf and I got ours) plus our Hunter+ armors. My bff wanted to see some monster pwnage so I went and killed a Rathian on the island, killed it before it went to 2 different areas. It was awesome. I highly recommend playing online because the + items are amazing. I can now romp anything on the offline pretty easily, even with a minute upgrade. Hopefully we'll be HR40 soon to unlock tier 5 of the quests.