I play as a female character in Monster Hunter Freedom Unite and just got up to unlocking the Village elder urgent tigrex quest.
As for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate I play as a regular male character.
I've noticed in Freedom Unite since I play as a female character I get certain ores mining at the farm early on than when I did when I was as a male character in Freedom Unite.
I know someone that swears he always wins at slots if he goes to the bathroom in the second stall of the 2nd floor of the casino, followed by doing two laps around the slotroom. --- Official husband of Skyla.