I'm usually the first to scream pay to win but anyone who thinks DoF is pay-to-win is blissfully (or not so blissfully) unaware of how easy it is to farm crowns by just doing NPC sieges or PvPing. Any item mall system that lets you directly earn the cash shop currency by playing the game is by definition not pay-to-win.
Half the reason why I can overlook some of the issue with DoF is that the cash shop system is extremely fair toward non-paying players.
Originally Posted by Konstantin Fomenko
Awesome, glad to see you're looking into it. To be honest I am one of the players abusing the insane mitigation of units but it's not in the best interest of this game being successful if people quit because of imbalanced units.