OK, I just signed up for the beta today and played a few rounds.
Seems to be very good so far, runs very smoothly - only one or two connection dropouts in about 1.5 hours (which is not too bad, considering there were some high ping players online, it's in beta, and I was DL'ing torrents at the time).
Matchmaking - Pretty good. I don't know what level they placed me at specifically, or if it is possible to know this at all, but it was reasonably challenging. If I focused properly, then I could generally get on top of the scoreboard quickly, but if I started noobing out at all, I would drop off rapidly too. So, that seems to suit me well so far.
I've never really played Quake games at all. I always favored more 'real' FPS games, like DoD:S or OP:Flash, for example. With this in mind then, I have been really surprised at how engaging this game really is. The achievements roll in thick and fast, so it gives you a lot to feel good about and to aim for.
Overall, very enjoyable.
Anyone else got any thoughts on the game so far?
ps - sorry if this has been threaded already. I ran a quick search and couldn't find anything specifically on the Open Beta, so, here we are...
I liked it and i am huge quake fan but i found it had way to many bugs. and still does like the one with anti cheat, it kicks ramdom people sometimes.