Capcom has announced they’re aware of a Melding Pot Bug in Monster Hunter Rise, possibly affecting players ability to get better Talismans to build better armor sets.
In a statement on the Monster Hunter Rise website, they said the following:
We have confirmed a bug for some players when using “Melding—Wisp of Mystery” that results in the same Talismans being produced in the exact same order.
We are currently looking into the cause and how to fix it, so we will post another notification as soon as we find out more.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our players.
We kindly ask for your patience while we look into the matter.
Capcom hasn’t given a date for when they’ll fix the bug, so meld with caution if you’re trying to get that perfect charm for your hunter.
Monster Hunter Rise Melding Pot Bug Explained
So what does this actually mean? In Monster Hunter Rise, the Melding Pot allows you to produce Talismans- randomly-generated accessories that provide varying levels of skills as well as Decoration Slots. The problem is, you can’t have the rewards from the Melding Pot be purely random, otherwise you’ll have issues with many talismans just being downright unusable. This was a huge problem with Anthem, where the randomly generated stats off of guns would give you abilities like 0% Damage Bonus (because both the Damage bonus skill and the number of the bonus were randomly generated, in Anthem’s case).
What many games do instead is they have a table of rewards. This helps minimize the bad RNG, as well as making sure that the top-end rewards actually have good skills. Even better yet, you can have multiple tables, so the RNG is making sure you get a good table, and then getting the best reward from that table instead.
So what is the Melding Pot Bug in Monster Hunter Rise? The problem is that players are reportedly only getting one table, rather than having a new seed for a new table generated every so often. Worse still, even the randomizing of the reward table seems to be off, with players reportedly getting all their talismans in the same order every time. Users on Reddit are reporting that the tables seem to be generated for your character on creation, meaning that until Capcom comes up with a fix, the only solution is to start a new character and grind back up to the part of the game that lets you unlock Melding.