Considering how my DPS loving brother is having trouble and most high-rank quests for him takes about half an hour (double the intended 15 minutes hunts are suppose to take), the guild quests aren't that balanced around solo-play, even if the village shortcut is available. And that still doesn't excuse that the village quests have to stop at the rank below the guild's highest rank. World broke that tradition and it's great partly because of that.
True, but they're still doing it and I'm more than a little sick of it.
1. Monster Hunter DLCs are always free, though seems like this time around layer armor isn't, since from what little I found online, the only layer sets are from an amiibo and pre-ordering the Deluxe Edition. And the other games sold a complete game with the DLC being bonus content, not adding what should have been in the base game.
2. I highly disagree. World's base game had more elder dragons than Rise's does, for a start.