Hi-Rez has been doing a great job of listening to their community lately. They hired a community relations guy whose job it is to relay what the fans want to the devs. This patch today has a ton of new content and I've sunk countless hours into the game since it launched. I'm a T1 and T2 veteran and am loving my time with this game. A lot of players got burned out in the first year and got frustrated with the imbalance and lack of clear communication with the devs, but that's all changed now.
If you're considering trying Tribes Ascend, or returning to it after a long hiatus, now's the time! VGH VGW VGS!