Though folks were beginning to worry, it seems the downloads for Darkfall: Unholy Wars' beta have begun. Pre-order customers can click through to the official forums and get to downloading now.
You can download the beta HERE, this gives you the lobby, and after you log in, you can continue downloading the game.
If there is any further information on the download and installation, we'll post it in this thread.
We've also been monitoring your feedback and questions in general and we'll come back with more information as needed.
For more info head over to Darkfall's forums. The beta itself is due to begin Monday, December 17th.