Capcom is using their own servers for MH3. Also, even though it doesn't use FCs, I thought they still had some kind of Capcom ID. I have MH3 on reserve so I'll find out when I get it home later this month.
Monster Hunter is a huge brand in japan, so denying them the choice to make their own pay servers would be a stupid move for Nintendo. Sadly, The Conduit does not have that kind of influence. --- 2% of GameFAQs users have this in their signature. If you're one of the 98% that doesn't, copy and paste this into your signature.