I've been really enjoying playing this. If anyone is having ideas of playing together then I believe you'd have to be on the same server and in the same faction. For what it's worth I'm on Ceres and am with NC (blue). Yeah, it's a bit rough round the edges. But for me the spectacle of the whole thing makes it up. I do feel like i'm getting more used to the controls now.
When you're a part of a big invasion/defence and there's skirmishes everywhere over land and air, it all comes together. At first I was always getting stuck into the inevitable meat grinder that comes with every base capture, but have learned to hold back a bit and chill out, rather than needlessly throwing my life away again and again and again and again. Most of the time tend to play as a medic or heavy. One particularly memorable battle saw us fighting over a bridge high in the air to get to the enemy base, slowly pushing the stalemate back over about 45 minutes. The bridge had two levels, with tanks trading shots on the top and infantry fighting through the gantries below. All the while being strafed by planes from both side. Eventually the base was captured and with that momentum we rolled through 2 or 3 more in quick succession with everyone piling into the nearest APC as each fell.
I'm yet to actually play with anyone I know, or really pay any attention to the squad mechanics. I can imagine it's alot of fun being in a squad you'd actually want to talk to, and have a plan about how to approach things. Unlocked the first aircraft the other day and spent a while having a go at that. Finding it really hard to actually land any shots on other aircraft, let alone accurately strafe the ground. From what I can see there isn't a way to hover and see the battlefield below, which makes spotting things to go for really tricky. I also spent about 100 certs on buying some decoy flares (for when some AA has a lock on etc), only to find that I had to choose between using that or my radar (which I've found to be essential in actually finding where any other aircraft is in a fight). Lock-on rockets seem to be the only reliable way to do any damage really then, but they're about 1000 credits i think, which I guess would be weeks of playtime.