NCSoft announced that Tabula Rasa has gone gold and will be launched in North America and Europe on October 19th. In the beta there is a big patch coming today and testing goes from limited times and days to 24/7 access. Open beta cant be far away now but it seems the game isn't likely to be ready in either case. If you really want to try it pre-orders get access to the beta now in addition to a 3 day headstart on the game before launch. I would recommend holding out till later though or you may find yourself regretting it further down the line.
The big news today is that the release date has been pushed back. At the last minute it was decided that in order to resolve the instability introduced in the most recent update that the game would be delayed till November 2nd with the pre-order head start beginning on Oct 30th rather than Oct 19th. The additional two weeks may be sufficient for them to resolve the serious technical issues that have surfaced in the past week or so but it will do nothing to change the repetitive and shallow nature of the game itself.