I played a bit of the beta as well and was extremely disappointed with it. I was expecting some kind of Twisted Metal MMO but the system they use just doesn't work. You feel like your not doing anything besides pointing your vehicle in the right direction and holding down fire. After that it’s all up to the computer and luck.
An open vehicle based MMO with hundreds of upgrades, weapons and cars is a great premise and would make a huge change from the fantasy settings of WoW and the like. Auto Assault just isn't it, it will attract it's little following of fans but I can't see it lasting too long.
Soldiers, when I give the command to fire, fire straight at my heart. Wait for the order. It will be my last. I have fought a hundred battles for France, and not one against her... Soldiers Fire!