Kudos to BioWare! So far, early access has been running smoothly. The swtor.com forums are all buzzing about how upset people are about not getting in early access yet, but those people need to be patient. BioWare is doing exactly what they said they would do by granting access based on when your preorder code was entered on your account.
For those not in early access yet, Stephen Reid says
A quick update on today’s invites, and a little preview of tomorrow.
Today, we invited people who had pre-ordered up to the very beginning of October (roughly). Tomorrow, we’re going to be inviting the same number of people again; that will take us up to the last week or so of November. On Friday, we’ll be inviting even more, and we’ll give you an update on that tomorrow.
You’ll see more servers coming online tomorrow (not necessarily all of those listed on the Server Status page, though) and almost certainly there will be some queuing. That was always expected. As a reminder, our plan here is to maintain healthy server populations post launch, and during the excitement of launch that will mean queues. That said, we’ll be working hard to keep those queues reasonable.
We’ll check back in tomorrow with another update.
Be sure to bookmark the Server Status page for future reference. See you in game!