Mighty Quest for Epic Loot ditches 'pay to win' microtransactions

Ubisoft will soon undo a change made to its free-to-play dungeon crawler / dungeon builder, The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot. As with other free-to-play games, Mighty Quest allows players to purchase certain in-game items with premium currency which, in turn, is purchased with real money. In an upcoming maintenance update, Ubisoft will remove the option to purchase machinery upgrades, responding to player concerns that they make the game "Pay to Win."

The ability to purchase these upgrades was recently added to the game, and it would seem that player reaction was not positive. "We realize that letting players purchase machinery upgrades went too far in what we think feels fair to monetize," the Mighty Quest team writes on the game's website. "We are hereby rolling back the major premium currency mechanic changes, which will arrive in game in an upcoming maintenance."

In other Mighty Quest news, a new "Open House" begins today and runs through August 6, opening the game up to anyone with a Uplay account. The Open House will host an in-game event called "UNLEASH THE CHICKENS," challenging players to collectively slay 10 million chickens. If the community accomplishes the feat, the chicken will be unlocked as a new castle defense. Furthermore, those who purchase any of the "Double O" packs will gain permanent access to the Mighty Quest closed beta, which will continue after the Open House is over.

Those interested can sign up for the Open House right here.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.