Royal is 100% p2w, i cant recommend it. This game recently had some p2w added which makes most of us mad. They now sell p2w astel skins that have good stats on them, and they are like 20$ each. Its easy to ignore them, but they do exist even though we paid money to BUY this game thinking we were getting a fair game.
I say buy this on sale, i got the expensive version on sale for like 30$ which came with a decent skin, a decent mount thats faster than the normal one and most importantly a ring that autoloots for you, this is a a must have. This game has a lot of problems but it also has alot of good things if you like more "classic" style mmorpg's, its got uniqueness too