(MHW) Monster Hunter World – Iceborne : Keeping Up The Pace (Research Request) Gold Reward Guide

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One of the optional side quests within Monster Hunter World Iceborne is the Research Requests. This requires you to take photos of different Palico moggies doing all sorts of different things, one of which is ordering a group of their own.

Each quest comes with its own requirements and there are 20 in total, some of which are locked out until you perform certain requirements. 

In order to activate this you need to firstly speak to the Lyrian Researcher in Seliana, he will tell you about the research and will also give you a Surveyor Set, which is used to take photos of the moggies doing whatever it is they do. 

Once you think you have a good enough photo you will need to return to the Researcher in order to hand it in he can be a pain at times, I now like to call him ‘Awkward Blighter’ as he has some serious issues with perfection. You will probably learn of this too if you intend to go for the Gold Rewards.
Gold Rewards however are not mandatory and you can simply pass with a mere Bronze if you so wish to. However, my guides are focused on getting that perfect shot and claiming the all mighty Gold.


Capture as large as possible = Means mainly just capture the moggy, not the environment. The more of the moggy you get and less of everything else the better basically.
1 Subject: Front = The moggy needs to be facing the camera.

REQUEST 2) Keeping Up The Pace

* Capture as large as possible
* 1 Subject: Front
* Giving orders to another Bugtrapper

First Wyverian Print 
SILVER: Steel Egg
BRONZE: 400 points

This one is at Area 6 of the Ancient Forest. You will need to climb a small tree log up to them. You should see the little fleabags on the tree log opposite, they will be on a log you cannot get access to. 
They will first be jumping about before then getting ordered around, giving you a little bit of time to get ready for that shot. Warning they are not there for long and will disappear. However, they usually always spawn without any issues so if you unfortunately miss them, then simply leave to another area and then return to try again. 
This was the one I had a lot of trouble trying to get Gold in and it ended up taking me a few attempts before getting it. So just a heads up, there needs to be 2 of them in the photo one of which giving the orders and the other one looking at the camera.

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