It seems alot of people think that the game shuts down on Feb 2nd and if they dont get their $50 worth of play time in right now they will have been jipped out of their hard earned money that their parents gave them to buy the game.
You are correct.
The February 2nd is a day where NO ONE will be able to log on.
Since well this is just an early start for people with Pre-Orders and the servers can barely keep it together. So the February 2nd is a day where Cryptic fires 50% of the IT team.