Man, I hated this game. Honestly, if you're wanting Tribes there are tribes 2 master servers available now. Maybe tribes 1, but I haven't looked.
I played s:t and vengeance, though I never got into tribes 2
Those games are tehcnically better. Superior control, 100% projectile inheritance, flag stands that aren't just a run-through and require a planned assault....
That was 'yesterday'
The reality of today is a F2P model which has changed everything. 50% projectile inheritance feels natural to no-one, noobs or tribes veterans. I think this was on purpose, to provide a 'clean slate' for all players to develop their skill upon.
Tribes:ascend captures the essence of tribes without the glitchy tricks, insider knowledge, and elitism surrounding earlier tribes games. If you want to go fast, and you want to play a game that has a population of more than 300, you'll have to swallow the microtransaction pill, stop trying to compare a game from a completely different development 'generation', and just....
ENJOY THE DAMN THING for what it is
(at over 250 sanics)
I know I do