They're selling "Early Access", not the game. I don't have a specific source, but I've seen it being mentioned that Dota 2 is going to be f2p when it's released on multiple occasions.
That's why you need me.... Need someone to punish you for your sins.
What i find most irritating about it is that after the first 2 tiers of tanks you are then pitted against tanks several tiers above you making it even more painfully slow to level.
As many have pointed out so far Planetside 2 though you can buy the weapons the only way you can improve them is to play and get cert points so it is reasonably balanced...i've also noticed that some weapons are far cheaper to buy with cert points.
There is RaiderZ which isn't to bad and not much in the way of pay to win that i could see...their problem was getting people for some of the dungeons about level 18 ish which are required to advance the story quests.
The other one i would recommend though you'll need to wait till the 23rd of January is Path of Exile an isometric ARPG with some FFVII and FFX mixed in.
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I don't think it ever required a purchase, they just had a retail box available similar to how you can buy cash shop currency cards/subscription cards (in boxes!) at stores.
Or I could be totally wrong, it's been a while and my memory sucks.