Star Wars fans have been busy organizing guilds on the Star Wars: The Old Republic forums even before the launch of the game and BioWare is well aware of that, having announced a pre-launch guild program, allowing users to register their guilds and import them once the game hits retailers.
"You don't have to wait until launch to create or join a guild in Star Warsâ„¢: The Old Republicâ„¢. With our three-phased Pre-Launch Guild Program," says BioWare, "you have the opportunity to find a group now that suits your play style, or if you prefer to start your own guild, you can reserve your preferred guild name and begin recruiting members to join your cause. When the game launches, you will have the opportunity to transfer your guild directly into the game."
"Every guild gets its own guild mini-site on www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com, complete with information about the guild, its recruitment status, and its own public and private forums.
""Create or join a guild now and you'll have the opportunity to have your own space to socialize and organize before the game launches. Every guild is automatically entered into the searchable guild database, which makes it easy for players to find their ideal guild. Get your guild together early and get ready for The Old Republic."
You can find out more about the Guild System at the Star Wars: The Old Republic Guild page.