I agree with you but that's what I feel is the problem, the volunteering. Every time someone replaces someone on the dev team, the game is slightly changed(in accordance to their view). Thankfully, all the changes made so far have been in response to community feedback. I may have a problem with a few things in the game right now, but the fact that they implement things and then either remove them or balance them depending on the feedback, remains. It's just that, I wanted to see someone do whatever they can with the game, zip it up into an unmodifiable installable version, and say "We're done, enjoy!". Instead, this game's bad luck seems to be that it's constantly rotating between people's hands and will never really be done.
Another problem is that there are no more eligible volunteers in this community. One guy wants to make it more like Tribes(more floaty), another wants a certain type of weapon/class/core to be more powerful than it should be. Expect the ones wearing the red tags, almost everyone else only cares about certain parts of the game, they whine and whine if something in particular has been changed and/or messed with. I'm just saying that the game shouldn't have people like this volunteering to develop it, just so they can get their hands on it. If that's the case, I'd rather just see a shutdown of development completely, whether the game is finished or not.
Anyway, I'd like to volunteer, but I don't know anything about coding. What I can do is test the game out, learn about the mechanics inside out, and see what fits. I'm always asking questions to know how things work in the game, and always there to give unbiased feedback. Even if there are things that I like in this game, I don't like to treat them as if they are my private toys which I don't want messed with. You can look up any thread I ever made and responded to, to see if I ever behaved in such a way.. Just the other day, I was talking to Belberith about adding a limit to the Regen core, which I've been playing with a lot these days, so that multiple players using it can't spam it on each other, and make the game unfair. I've been a long time fan of this game(I've been there ever since it got released in open beta, was a RokkitBall player before that), and I think I will be, for a lot longer. I may not be known or respected by a lot of others on this community, but I do genuinely care about this game, only thing that made me start posting on these forums to begin with.