When I 1st started hunting, I did get aggravated with the running hunts, because I was no where as fast as everyone else and got left behind alot. And by the time I actually thought I was caught up with everyone, the meteor would already be completed and some were already headed to the next meteor before I could even collect the current one.
Because I wasnt there on time, I did not get to collect creature loots, only got to collect from the meteor. But over time and with alot of practice along with setting my skill page correctly for my huntress, I absolutely love and prefer the running hunts over the platform hunts.
At 1st I had actually given up completely on hunts from being let down that leaders and other hunters didnt wait on all the new hunters to catch up, But on a small hunt with a couple of friends one day, we ran across a player named @frizz368, well his characters name is Arya. Anyway, he practically forced me to hunt with him every single day on marika where him and @rustyknife are the owners of the capital. (Not sure if they are still the capital or not). But Frizz and another old friend of mine @wakeNbake, helped me set my huntress skill page up to be way better than what I had.
Now I can mostly keep up with the crowd and get to collect everything from the meteors and creatures. I’ve done several different types of hunts, my favorite (as much as I hated them in the beggining) are the running hunts. Dont get me wrong, I’ll do any hunt that’s going on while I’m playing, but I prefer running. It can be quite comical at times watching everyone, along with the mistakes I make and accidentally grappling a friend and yanking them down off of a cliff to their death or it even happening to me.
I would also like to add, that I’m not likely to do many platform hunts, especially if I’m not friends with anyone there. Because if I miss the portal to get to the next platform, then I am completely left behind, never to be able to catch up. Because I dont have friends there to be able to go to the sanctum to portal to. Plus for those that dont have alot of coin, cant afford to portal to someone every single time they are left behind because of platform hunts. Those hunts are not always new player friendly as well, just for that fact of not having at least 1 friend that actually stays for the entire hunt or tons of coin to portal when left behind. I personally have plenty of coins and friends. So that’s not a huge problem for me. But there have been plenty of times that I went to a hunt and didnt know anyone. No matter how many times I sent someone a friends request just for being able to keep up if I get behind, they ignored me and would not friend me, because they had no clue who I was either. Sorry for the long post @BabyCookie. Only way I know how to Express myself and thoughts lol