Pre-Order, Redeem Code, Play Game Early
Having finally been dated, Bioware has outlined plans to reward fans who pre-order Star Wars The Old Republic with access to the game ahead of its December 22nd release date. So, pre-order Star Wars The Old Republic as soon as possible, redeem the supplied code, and at an unspecified date before late December you'll be able to download the game client and play it ahead of schedule.
However, there's a catch. Bioware have yet to nail down a date for Early Game Access, but have advised they'll be treating the matter on a first come, first served basis. So hurry! Furthermore, not everyone will be able to enjoy Early Game Access, as Bioware will be managing player-counts and server stress very carefully ahead of launch to ensure the current build is capable enough of supporting such a sudden influx of players. We'll keep you posted. [Bioware]