I put up with this game's rather jarring flaws for about a year or so in the hope that they would be sorted out. But due to the nature of the engine and the fact that there's no such thing as a Cython developer (not a typo!) with 5 years' experience I seriously doubt they will ever get this game out of its constant state of disrepair.
The official streams on Twitch don't happen anymore, the game keeps crashing, the balance needs fixing (I'm talking about how there's no good counter against a Miner, so stop crying about the "noob snipers" or "noobtube" or asking for an SMG buff), and to be blunt everyone's moved to Block 'n' Load so the forums are just filled with Lincent talking out of his shared speech and excretion orrifice saying the same thing over and over again and thinking that he is even remotely funny.
This project has simply not been managed at all ever since Jagex started work on the original AoS (I'm talking around about 0.61, where the updates were starting to slow down horrendously), and it's a miracle they managed to bring some coherence out of what I hear was at release a huge griefing simulator with just about every sense of user content stripped away, user content that was creatable in the original AoS.
And they have constantly farted around with the issue of dedicated servers, trying really hard to slightly misunderstand us every step of the way. Even when they released their "dedicated servers", it was via a Multiplay panel, which was never what we asked for anyway, and having actually used the admin tools I can tell you right now that they are absolutely pathetic - the only redeeming thing really was that they forgot to remove the IRC bot, which is absolutely vital when adminning AoS 0.x. It's just too damn impractical to ban someone properly - you have to download the log file, look up the Steam ID, add it to the banned Steam IDs list, and then RESTART THE SERVER.
That's pretty much what's wrong with it. It's a sad tragedy of what happens when management just outright sucks, and what you end up with is a game that's broken and stays broken and doesn't get updated properly.
There's actually some really good ideas in this, but due to the things I stated in the second paragraph, and the fact that if this ever gets any more updates at all it'll be months before that happens, I cannot recommend this game.
And due to the fact that AoS 0.75 is generally terrible, I can't recommend that, either. Hell, even the AoS I'm writing this review for has a properly balanced SMG that's actually fun to use.
Play Quake instead.