Good question Shadex. The dev's are releasing the game in a way that they call phased release. You can read more about what phased release means here- http://www.forceofarms.com/msgbbs/index.php?topic=728.0
And no it's not playable yet. it's not even at the Beta stage yet, but a game this big and advanced is not made overnight.
i used to think the same thing you did Shadex and i was quite frustrated
-i just made a major update on my mech. Why haven't they made a single comment on it?
The reason they don't respond fast is because Wardog Studios is an indie game developer with only a few people. If they are busy responding to posts they are not making the game.
This game is not what puts food on their table so they are not working on it all day. They have jobs, families and other stuff to do as well.
in other words they work on it when they have available time and enough coffee to stay awake through the night.
So that just means that if i don't get a comment on the stuff i make i just haven't worked on it hard enough.
They had a simple facebookgame going but that was mostly to gather data on combat from what i remember.
And Teufelich is right- this forum has more watchers than members. if you are interrested in the game try contributing some ideas such as mech designs, settlement petitions ideas, give critique on the mechs in the mechbays and member designed stuff or just give your opinion on some of the subjects here.
If you have any other questions feel free to give me a PM Shadex. i'm not a dev but i think i got a decent amount of knowledge about what's happening on these forums.
i visit the forums at least once everyday so you'll get an answer pretty quick.