Heroes of Newerth goes Free-to-Play
Time to get your free game HoN! Heroes of Newerth is now free-to-play, operating under a new model designed to expand the HoN community and enhance the gameplay for our existing fan base. In just over a year’s time we’ve grown to be a community of 540,000 players – a direct testament to our game’s quality. With the transition to free-to-play we’re opening HoN up to new audiences as you can now easily introduce the game to your friends.
F2P FAQ - http://www.heroesofnewerth.com/f2p_faq.php
I've personally been waiting for this transition for some time now. Buy-to-play isn't a sustainable business model for dota-like games at all and the people at HoN realized this when they had a player base of 500.000 and League of Legends had over 2 million players.
Grab the game and try it, it is pretty fun.