Shamelessly bumping this, as a few of us are now in the beta for this and have setup an "army" (guild).
Whilst it's still early days, this game is a hell of a lot of fun. Reminds me strongly of NC2, but is more developed than NC2 at the same time. Its systems feel more refined, and...deeper.
For example, rather than go out and kill mobs for drops, you call down a mining probe to mine minerals for you - which attracts attention, meaning you have waves of mobs attacking the probe whilst you try to defend it. A much deeper, better, and fun system.
Not a lot of content ingame yet (and plenty of bugs in too), but what's there is a lot of fun so far. I can definately see myself playing this come release.
Also, the beta is presently invite only - if and when I get some invites I'll post here and will distribute to whoever among you wants them. I know there has already been some interest from IRC, but until invites become available have patience