I've been plaing since Freedom, and I thin kthat time and experience makes me a MH Vet. However I've seen many people saying that if you COULDN'T solo White Fata, if you CAN'T solo G-Rank here, or if HR takes you more than 15 minutes, you're NOT a vet.
And people complains about the Dark Souls community...
Ok, so, in this community Vet = Pro?
"imagine if Metallica got together with the Power Rangers and the coolest kids in school and had a party in your mouth, and you were invited" THE_WIND
On the Unite boards, the vets were just people like maze, blaze, Biscuit, Fob, Shimmer, and others. They were all very skilled, making videos of speedruns, tutorials, and other helpful vids, charts, and trees. Some of them also liked to troll. I also remember seeing Nall a few times.
the people who care about veteran status are the same type of people who defend design flaws like broken hitboxes or get incredibly upset and belligerent when they perceive others attacking their skill
Someone who doesn't have to explain to others why they are good at monster hunter, because the community has acknowledged that they are especially skilled and or knowledgeable of the series and its mechanics.