"I abide my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also was a chasing at the wind. For in much wisdom, is much grief, and he that increaseth knowledge, increaseth sorrow."
Monster Hunter Wisdom: Taking away the barriers
No such thing exists as "the wrong way to hunt". It's true that the way you hunt can be less efffective but that doesn't make it wrong still. So on boards like GameFAQs, when you see people tell you "you're doing it wrong" in a degorative manner, just ignore them and know they're doing it wrong themselves. "It" being something totally different than hunting. Well... none of those posers got any skill to begin with themselves. The elitists there are complete garbage with only a big mouth and tiny weener. I just have fun looking at their bullshit reasoning with a yao-ming expression on my face.
Do not listen to anyone who says you should-only or should-not use specific items or weapons at all. "Flash Bombs are for noobs" is bullshit made up by people for God knows what reason. They were included to be used. Use them. Of course not 20 in a row to kill a Kut-Ku but if the guy tries escaping then the spam will justify using it like that on any monster. "Gunning is for noobs" is also nonsense made up by elitists over at GameFAQs. Gunning takes at least an equal amount of knowledge and skill to be done properly as any melee weapon does. If you can't space properly to begin with at all times (which is pretty tedious) then you won't get the most damage out of it. And you're also forced to become more adept at evading and avoid getting hit. Gunning is in many ways a more expert-weapon than most Blademaster styles, remember that.
In the beginning I suggest you counter attacks by avoiding them, to get to know them and their reach, damage levels, duration frames. Once you've done that, train yourself in confronting them head-on by rolling through them. Start with Evade +2 if you're not feeling comfortable and want to get to realise you CAN do it. Then move to no evade skills (or start with this) and try to learn the original timings. That will greatly increase your skill and instincts. Move to Evade +1 afterwards if you like since it's really the max you need for about anything. Your non-evade+ timing skills will become the source of your game then. It will revolutionize the way you play. People who have gone through this are in a league way beyond that of the average players in the end.
Make use of all the weapons. Try them out. Know their moves, limitations and strengths. If you can already evade then you have no need for guarding (most of the time) even when lancing. A skilled lancer (player) rarely blocks anymore anyway.
Once you've become skilled enough to take monsters down effortlessly without any damage (or just minor), try to see if you can apply a more berserker-style approach. Attacking as much as possible while evading through all attacks and remaining safe when you do not have a chance to.
Explore every little detail of gameplay mechanics. Example: In MHFG you can prevent interruptions from Monster Attacks with GS. It prevents you from being knocked away. I experienced the danger in the ability myself on a Supremacy Odeibatorasu. His front arm swipe both throws sand forward and several forward-shooting ripples in the sand that can all damage you. I was doing a GS counterstrike (SR-move) to charge up my own attack, guard perfectly through the attacks and take no damage. The attack shouldn't kill me even if I got hit normally. I got killed at full health though even though I shouldn't have been. I realised that I messed up the timing slightly and because of that anti-interruption stamina ability (move) I did not only get hit by the swing (none of the standalone segments could ohko me) but also the sand/ripples. Something which would otherwise been impossible (the multi-hit) and unable to kill me did me in. Ignorant use of that move got me killed. Those are the little details you cannot know unless you've experienced them or been told by one who already has. Know those little details.
Trying to recruit new members for my Guild called the Halk_Republic.
Clearing SR500+ My Missions I should have cleared long ago.
Training our newest Guild Member in the ways of MHFO.
"All information and strategies given in this guide are only guidelines to help you get an idea of how a monster could be fought. The below mentioned strategies and suggestions are purely based on the personal experience(s) of the author(s) and are in no way the ONLY and RIGHT way to hunt."