At least they can while away a bit of the wait by signing up for the beta through PSN; as far as we can see sign-ups aren't available in North America yet, but they are in Europe, where brave adventures can register via one really simple click right over here.
Seriously, the other thing Souls players should be good at is spotting traps. Try this link instead, and be safe in the knowledge Dark Souls 2 hits PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in March 2014.
Dark Souls 2 (9/5/13)
"Register today to experience the depth of DARK SOULS II beta and provide your valuable feedback on the network to the FROMSOFTWARE teams. Go to PlayStation®Network Website (https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-gb/games/dark-souls-ii-closed-beta-registration-ticket/cid=EP0700-BLET50006_00-SE00010000000000) or on the PlayStation®Network to register and receive a ticket to access the BETA.
The first Beta round for North America and Europe/Australasia will begin on 12th October and the second round will begin on 27th October. Check DARK SOULS™ Facebook page and PlayStation®Network Website today and get all the details about the DARK SOULS II beta. For the first time join the dark journey with this beta and experience overwhelming enemy encounters, diabolical hazards, and the unrelenting challenge that only FROMSOFTWARE can deliver.
DARK SOULS II will be launching in Europe and Australasia in March 2014 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PCs. For more information on DARK SOULS II or other NAMCO BANDAI games, please visit http://www.darksoulsii.com/ or http://www.namcobandaigames.eu . To stay up-to-date with additional information pertaining to the DARK SOULS II Beta please visit the DARK SOULS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/darksouls.