The first part of Phase 3: Deployment for Star Wars: The Old Republic begins today. Pre-registered guilds can now finalize their guild for inclusion into the game when it launches sometimes in December. While the official release date is Dec 20th, the early launch date for players that pre-ordered the game has yet to be announced.
In order for guilds to be included in the pre-launch, they must have at lease four members what have pre-ordered the game and redeemed their pre-order code.
To help guilds determine this, a new indicator has been added to each guild page showing how many members have pre-ordered the game and will provide a notification if that guild is ready for pre-launch.