The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is a brand new game from Ubisoft Montreal that thrusts you in an outrageous medieval fantasy world called Opulencia where wealth, status and showboating are the name of the game!
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Release Date: Feb 5, 2015

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May 29

The Return of the Rares



Opulencians,

The doors to the crafting cabinet are open and for one week, ALL RARE CREATURES AND TRAPS are there for the crafting. You will be able to craft up to 5 of each.

There's never been an event like this before so pace yourselves, intensive crafting can cause cramps.

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May 27

P2W Concerns

Dear Mighty players,

MQEL has a significant competitive aspect, so we want to be sure there are no gameplay advantages available exclusively by paying for them.

The competition between all players must be fair, regardless of our different commercial offers.

The time-limited presence of rare creatures or traps in the crafting lab could create unfairness between players who bought the Infinite Pack or Material packs and those who are only crafting creatures from materials looted during attacks.

To improve this situation, we’re going to make the following modifications in the upcoming patches:

- Step #1
- Reduce the number of different material types. This will make gathering desired materials easier.
- Increase materials drop rate; giving you more opportunities to choose how to improve your defense.

- Step #2
-The Return of the Rares event: For one week starting tomorrow, all the rare creatures and traps will be available in the crafting lab (without level restriction but with a limited quantity of 5 per creatures/traps). This will allow players who didn’t have the chance to play the game while previous rares were showcased to catch up.
- After this event, the rare creatures and traps won’t be sellable on the Steam market anymore (those already on sale will stay on sale, but no more will be added).

- Step #3
- Last but not least: All the rare creatures and traps will be permanently added to the crafting lab without any quantity limitation. They will be unlocked following the crafting lab progression (like any other creature) mimicking the same type of unlock progression as the ones in the Infinite pack.

Thanks,
The Devs.

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Previews

"Diablo meets Dungeon Keeper"
PC Gamer

"Mighty Quest is like pop-corn. You take just a few to taste them and you end up finishing the whole pot without noticing."
http://www.jeuxvideo.com/articles/0001/00018382-the-mighty-quest-for-epic-loot-preview.htm

"At its core, The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot shows a lot of promise. I love the dungeon building and the quick and instant gratification the hack n’ slash looting gives."
Destructoid

"The name may be a bit confusing, then, but there's no mistaking the warmth lurking within wonderful chunky art and the neat dovetailing of complimentary systems."
Eurogamer

“Mighty Quest is on its way to becoming the essential multi-player game for the non-multi-player”
The Examiner

About This Game

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is a brand new game from Ubisoft Montreal that thrusts you in an outrageous medieval fantasy world called Opulencia where wealth, status and showboating are the name of the game!

As a newcomer to Opulencia, you will hack n slash your way through hundreds of castles designed by the ingenious minds of your fellow players!

Don’t forget to show them who’s boss by constructing deadly keep of your very own – in this kingdom, size really does matter!

Key Features

  • Castle Looting: Prepare your hero for battle and charge into one of many player-created castles to test your skills and might! Oh yeah, and don’t forget all the loot and gold waiting for you in the treasure room at the end of the castle.
  • Castle Defense: Protect your treasure from the greedy hands of your neighbors. You and your friends can build custom castles with majestic rooms and fill them with deadly monsters like fire-breathing dragons, nose-picking Cyclopes, swarming vampires and more. Then, surprise your foes by boosting your castle’s defenses with fearsome fire cannons, spike traps and other surprises. The more enemies perish in your castle, the higher the reward.
  • Variety of Heroes: The outlandish world of Opulencia has an eccentric cast of characters ranging from the knight, Sir Painhammer, a good-natured tough guy to Blackeye Bowgart, an archer with a chip on his shoulder. More will be available in the near future.
  • Character Customization: Plain armor is out this season, shiny metal is in. Use your well-earned gold to shop and customize and level up your heroes in style.
  • Showboating: Think you are the baddest of the bad in all of Opulencia? Prove it by creating different challenges for your foes and compare yourself on the leaderboards.
  • Intense Action: Play on your own schedule. Short sessions means you can play when you want to. It also doesn’t hurt to have others playing at the same time, but you don’t need them playing simultaneously to experience looting at its best.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 3.00 Ghz Intel Pentium IV or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compliant Video Card with at least 256 MB of memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: The minimum configuration is currently higher than what it might be when the development is complete. Please understand that the current version is work in progress and is not yet optimized.
Helpful customer reviews
318 of 417 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
It's VERY pay 2 win, and unbelievably annoying at that. Basically, a game about paying for imaginary green thingies to buy other imaginary thingies with them.

0/10 I'm poor.
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238 of 309 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Good concept, poor implementation.

The hack-n-slash element starts off feeling basic and never really goes anywhere, don't expect your character to develop a great deal beyond slightly shinier loot. The classes and skills never felt particularly well balanced, with a lot of the balance patches at best feeling arbitrary and at worst made by people who don't actually appear to know very much about their game.

The dungeon building element at first feels like it could be good fun, with some good potential for murdering attacking players with a variety of traps and monsters. You'll quickly begin to realise that it's exceedingly shallow, with repetitiveness kicking in quickly. The only practical differences between two random player dungeons is what monster and castle skins they wanted and, importantly, how much real money they were prepared to spend.

Pay to win is strong with this one and, if you aren't dropping real money on it, you're going to be at a significant disadvantage attacking or defending against those who do.

The whole thing has the feel of a mobile or browser game that you dip in to now and then, playing short sessions and paying money to make things happen quicker. It doesn't stop there though, you can spend money to buy outright stronger dungeon defences and markedly better weapons. You could likely get there eventually without spending a penny but it's going to take a very long time and a whole lot of grind.

Top all this off with a nice dollop of mandatory Uplay client and you have fairly shallow and dull game, that will never tire of you spending money on it.
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158 of 222 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
156.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Hi I have played this game from around the time it came out, it got a little repetive and the extra currency you need to pay for was a little worrying. After a few glitches I stoped playing this game it was in the development stage which I payed for.

Thought maybe it would get better and so I recently played it again and it was good to see you can now at least gain the green gems in more ways than just getting to a new region. But after receving laucher issues with this game I decided to leave the game until it's out of the beta phase.

It's clear to see that it was never about making a good solid game, it's only about making money. There are honestly some good ideas in this game, but its a shame the company also put lot effort in ideas for making more money.

"Who's looting who?"
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70 of 96 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
[NOTE]: I have downloaded this game from its official website and played most of my time (around 70+ hours) on it, before downloading on Steam, mind the low playtime.

Okay so I get this game when it was in Open Beta, back one year ago.
It was all fun to play and so on (I haven't played Diablo III at that time, otherwise I would have uninstalled this game and made my life 10 times better).. but it was forcing you to play non-stop. Haven't played for... 2 DAYS?? That's it, you got raided of money, crystals and almost all your crowns! That is, frankly, just horrible, Ubisoft. What were you thinking? I had the urge of uninstalling because of this downside really often. I opened the game to buy some new upgrades for my castle, but.. guess what? 50 players defeated my defense and ''stole'' all my items (and, please, don't come saying my castle defense rating was too bad and it's my fault; if you've played 5 hours you probably know that ALL, literally ALL people are using the same techinques to avoid traps and kill all minions faster; it's basically no matter what you do, your castle will get raided of everything and the only way to keep up in the leaderboards is to play non-stop, which won't happen, at least for me).
Alright so new games got out and I uninstalled, with a bright smile, this game, promising I will never touch it again and cry at how empty my chests would be if I haven't played for more than a week.
Now it gets ''fully released'' (which is not surpringly, really, Ubisoft is well-known for selling half-finished games) and reappears on my Steam Market page.
Nostalgia hits me in the hardest moments and I couldn't help but reinstall it, REALLY HOPING (praying while it was downloading) that Ubisoft did something about that horrible downside.
And guess what?
Exactly. They didn't do ♥♥♥♥.
Surprisingly I still had a few gold and crowns when I started the game, but that most probably was because my castle was inactive for too long and it just wouldn't show up on other's PC. The gameplay was almost the same, they just made the HUD 3x times uglier. That was 2 weeks ago.
Today I open it up (repeat, 2 weeks after last launch) just because of boredom, and guess what? EVERYTHING was raided from my castle.... That is just NOT what I call a good, fun game, a game which you enjoy playing.
Let me get one thing straight before I summarize this review: I LIKE the fact that people are also playing on my castle. After all it's ok to lose from time to time, so it wasn't the number of looters that dissapointed me. As stated, it's just publisher's fault for making a horrible balance. It's fine for me to see them getting to my treasure room (using the same techniques from one year ago, doesn't seem that Ubisoft give a damn about rebalancing those either), but losing everything you worked HOURS on? No, that is the ULTIMATE BUG, gamebreaking, unimmersive and leaving you in hatred for knowing that you could've spent those hours in other activities, which would let your effort be seen afterwards).

TL'DR
*sigh* It's rarely that I get to be so dissapointed by a video game. I have played not-so-great games (with a rating under 50 from Metacritic) and all user reviews not recommending it, and I can say that NONE, EVER, was so bad as this game. And it's just sad, The Mighty Quest had a FINE gameplay, but really, Ubisoft ALWAYS has to ruin their games in some way... If it's not horrible optimized, then let's just add a game-breaking mechanism.
I am not glad to say this, but this game has definitely shown me just how bad a game can make me feel. Uninstalled, unsubscribed and hope not to hear from it again (at this point it just brings too bad memories to take it only as a simple game; it's dozens of hours ruined, in fact, fake giving me the impression I would finally achieve something..)

For this review I am not going to add a [+] and [-] rubric, nor a personal rating. I just want to finish with it already and forget about it. If you have tried it, I bet you can relate, if not, I beg of you not to play this game, unless you like gathering a lot of gold and then see it all gone in a matter of time.
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73 of 112 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
This was a very good game for a couple of months. However it turned into a pay-to-win.
Would not recommed
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86 of 135 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
For the first levels the game is very enjoyable.

After sometime it becomes boring. Always the same thing, also players tend to use anti-game tactics ingame so their castles can not be invaded.
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74 of 117 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
I played this before it became pay-to-win, if you want a game where you defend things, attack things and shoot comedy baddies with bows and stuff, buy "orcs must die", or at least watch the trailer.

If you're reading this, and have the skills or friends required to make a game, then please make an exact copy of this game, but make it a fiver, and not pay-to-win... also hit me up when it's done.

TLDR: pay to win.
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29 of 39 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
115.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Conceptually-speaking, the game has a lot of potential. My main gripe with it is how vast the difference is between paying and non-paying customers are. I am only floating around the 700-800 range (due to lack of commitment) but the difference in castle defenses are already quite significant. Keep in mind I only play this game for a minimal amount each day. I am sure that as you get higher in the ranks, the premium~free gap only gets larger. I don't recommend this game if you are looking for balance. It has a lot going for it but unfortunately that's not one of them.
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26 of 37 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
393.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot

A game that started of like a great, similar to Diablo 2 game, but with much more enjoyable graphics and gameplay experience quickly turned into a "Who can spend the most money?" game.
When I was playing the beta, it was still a good game, because the prices of the ingame items were very high and you could rarely see anyone having too many pay-to-win items in their castles.
Now the prices sunk by a lot and if you check the castles, (almost) everyone that has more than 1000 crowns, has spent money on the game, whether by purchasing ingame currency, called "Blings" or by purchasing items for their castle defense on the community market!
You can still enjoy the game though, by exploring other people`s castles and attacking lower crown castles or demolish higher crown castles and their pay-to-win defenses, when you are good in the game and have good equipment (also partly buyable with Bling)!



I`m gonna end this review with some quotes from my friends and clan members, who also have more than 200 hours in the game and a lot of game experience:

My question was: Try to describe The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot in 1 sentence!

"Still a lot to balance about this game. Same like with all of Ubisoft`s recent unfinished games!"

"Dont start playing it if you are not willing to spend 20-50 Euros to have a good castle defense!"

"A great example of how easily f2p games can turn into p2w."

"Ubisoft should have given us a credit card alongside the game..."

"What I would say about the game, you ask me? Well, if you will already use that in your review, let me describe you the game in 3 words: UBISOFT, UBISOFT, UBIF*CKED."

"Just when I thought: Finally an enjoyable strategy MMO game, where everyone has the same chances.. Bamm... Ubisoft and their "Lets get as much money out of the stupid costumers as possible" marketing strategy!"


My final thoughts:
I will still keep playing this game, because the attacking part is not f*cked up yet, it s actually really enjoyable seeing p2w castles with more than 70% win ratio burn and i want my clan to get into the Top 5 or at least into the Top 10! :) (Current rank: 15, Name: GymCyan) (12.2.2015)



I AM HONESTLY NOT SURE IF I SHOULD RECOMMEND THIS GAME OR NOT, BUT I WILL PROBABLY CLICK YES, BECAUSE FOR ME IT IS STILL A GOOD AND ENJOYABLE GAME AND IM STILL HOPING UBISOFT WILL MAKE CHANGES ON THE GAME! :)

I really hope this review or rather critics to Ubisoft helped you out by deciding whether to download this game or not.
If it did please leave a thumbs up, so more people can read and agree/or disagree on my opinion!
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60 of 105 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
So this review is going to be odd but trust me worth the read.

This game has gone Pay-to-Win, plain and simple. You have $512,586,348,954,125 to spend on games then you will have a super amazing castle with super amazing traps and everything. Here is the flaw. A lower level skilled enough can still beat your castle.

Would you believe me that is the pro?

Here's why, there is nothing more satisfying to a person who is playing all legit(free) and beats a cheating(pay-to-winner) with nothing but skill alone. Takes nothing but a small about of skill to beat most people. The only thing that makes a castle hard is the level of the monsters in relation to the player and layout.


To make this simple, just download and play this game. It is point and click so if you are not a person who likes those kinda games then maybe not for you. but if you like DoTa, LoL, or Diablo(1-3)(1-2.5) then you will enjoy this game.



Small edit for a REAL con - crafing things take a while if you take that route and dont pay money. only crafted a few things (not chickens) in 14 or so hours.
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33 of 55 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
A game that has a cool idea which is also fun and addictive.
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33 of 55 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
I absolutely love this game, it's great to go and create something to see if others can get through and take your stuff, then come back and upgrade and upgrade and upgrade!! I love to see what others have made. Though I'd like to see more story stuff (maybe i'm just not far enough yet), also, the music does get old, I would recommend some great orchestral pieces like "Mars, the Bringer of War" from Gustav Holst or similar. The music can really make the individual castles shine or be unfitting and out of place, but don't plaster the game with all music all the time; Silence is golden! Great game!
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33 of 55 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
If you love ORCS MUST DIE, you LOVE this one. It's free. Give it a try and fall addicted.
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33 of 55 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
GREAT GAME I love it. Its just like clash of clans but with more strategy and more gameplay, but also takes the defence and raiding feel and puts it all together into a nicely balanced RPG.
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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
294.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
I found it hard to find a good description of what this game actually is. In short it is a mostly solo action-rpg with a castle building side. Gamplay is all about attacking other players' castles with one or your heros while getting cool stuff and designing your castle to be bigger and badder.

Your main interaction with other players is attacking their castles and visa versa. There's no co-op in that you cannot form a party and go raid castles together.

Its F2P and at the time of writing has an in-game currency. Though I've so far not really needed to drop real cash on this. A pity in a way, I would have bought this game if it was just on the normal pricing model.

Anyway, IMO the game is fun as hell. Castle building is fun, easy, and deep. Raiding others' castles is fast paced and people have some great designs that can be really tricky and awesome. Since the game makes you run your own castle, I've yet to run into anything that was impossible or glitchy or hacky.

I particularly like that you can rate and comment on any castle you raid. I like being able to give people feedback on their designs, especially the ones that really presented a challenge.

Update (2/5/2015): I'm level 20 now and, unfortunately, the have and have-not nature of this game is becoming apparent. There's people who've paid and those who haven't. You can tell cause one group has amazingly tough castles and the others don't.

While you can technically get everything you need for elite creatures, boss creatures, and amazing traps... its slow enough that you will have to grind for a long time to have a properly equipped castle.

If you care about having a castle that can actually kill invaders, protect your gold, and earn you leaderboard points, then you need to pay. Its a really long grind to make a castle that's good enough without spending real money. Its really hard to kill players in this game and you've gotta craft (which is the chokepoint) a lot of stuff to get there.

Is it still worth playing? I'd say so, but if you care about leaderboard rankings and competitions, then be prepared to shell out at least for the infinity pack.
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56 of 98 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Great little hack and slasher. The building mode isn't bad either, but it's a great game to get away from a frustrating game and take a break on something just fun
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41 of 70 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Fun game ,castle build is amazingly good and creative.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
i LOVE THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!! i am probably going to buy a diamond pack to get the other class
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Yes
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Looove itttt! <3
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