Starting phase 2 is when they will start accepting those who don't have legacy status but have also applied to join beta.
I may have missed this, and I wasn't able to find it on the roadmap. Do you know where you read this? Not that I expected to get in for P1, but it does kinda dash hopes.
I got it from the beta road map. It specifically states that all legacy members qualify for phase 1 and I think either in a letter or maybe some interview Yoshi mentioned that phase 2 is when they'll start bringing in non legacy members who held an active account at the end of service.