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WildStar Pre-Order Sales Slump?

Not sure if this is a bad sign, or if they are just trying to pump up box sales. I always thought launch time was the best time to get a full pop of box price? I only have a free CURSE account (used to help manage my WoW addons back in the day) and I received this email today.

My big question is: How does this make people feel who already paid full price? As an FYI, curse had 300,000 keys to give away, so this email probably went out to 300,000 people.

Did you enjoy exploring Nexus during the Wildstar Weekend Beta Test? You’re in luck! Click here and use the code below to recieve 22% off your purchase of Wildstar from Green Man Gaming! Act now to redeem this offer and get to Nexus before it’s too late!*

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*This voucher is valid until 1600 UTC April 16th, 2014. Valid against Wildstar ONLY on PC Download from Green Man Gaming. Cannot be used in conjunction with another voucher. Offer may be subject to change.

The 22% works out to a $15ish discount before taxes, so you get a second month of sub fee technically free. This might be enough for me to justify the purchase, so kudos to good marketing. Still, my main concern is why they are discounting a HUGE launch, with big visibility – arguably one of the biggest launches of the year! Why discount that?