Why start posting on a forum, 1 full year before the game comes out?
#1. To make a presence. When you want to recruit, it doesn't pay to be a total n00b.
#2. Believe it or not, you can discuss issues on these boards that sometimes make it to the dev team. (Ex: When I commented that the green lasers on the original box art wasn't quite right, someone read the comment and changed it. The lasers went from green to red in a matter of a day.)
You have too much time on your hands dude.
Hey, you're the one that plays 5 freakin' Star Wars games. Don't tell me I
have too much time on my hands...
As far as your clan is concerned, good luck. I believe that you'll be a well-prepared and skilled team. I just don't believe the mumbo-jumbo about "take it to the bank".
Consider that your first official challenge.