The Left 4 Dead 2 Boycott is a group of individuals who have pledged to boycott Valve's upcoming release of Left 4 Dead 2 on November 17th, 2009. We have assembled a manifesto outlining the basic concensus of many members of our community.


WE RECOGNIZE:

-Valve is a company with financial needs and cannot be expected to survive without the release of new games.

-Judgment cannot be passed on the quality of Left 4 Dead 2 until its release.

-Left 4 Dead was, and is, a quality game which deserves the praise of the entire gaming community.

WE ARE COMMITTED:

-To holding Valve to its promise of free, continual updates to Left 4 Dead in order to build and sustain the community.

-To keeping the Left 4 Dead community together in order to improve the quality of online gaming.

-To supporting the model of continual updates Valve has set forth with its staple products like Team Fortress 2.

WE BELIEVE:

-The release of Left 4 Dead 2 as a stand-alone sequel will split the communities and decrease the quality of multiplayer gaming.

-The announced content of Left 4 Dead 2 does not warrant a stand-alone, full-priced sequel and should instead become updates (free or otherwise) for Left 4 Dead.

-Left 4 Dead has not yet received the support and content which Valve has repeatedly stated will be delivered.

-The release of Left 4 Dead 2 will make Left 4 Dead an obsolete purchase and inferior piece of software after only one year since release.

WE REQUEST:

-That Valve honor its commitment to release ongoing periodic content for Left 4 Dead.

-That Left 4 Dead 2 not be released as a stand-alone, full-priced sequel but as either a free update to Left 4 Dead or an expansion with full compatibility with basic Left 4 Dead owners.

-That Left 4 Dead owners be given discounts for Left 4 Dead 2, should it be released as premium content.

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The famous L4D2 Boycott Group emails Valve with a manifesto. The group has is angry about the newly coming game L4D2 after a year of release of L4D. The...

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iAmaNewb
iAmaNewb Mar 25 2013, 7:34am says:

YOUR GROUP IS ONE OF THE MOST RETARDED GORUP I'VE EVER SEEN!
YOUR GROUP IS STUPID!
WHY WASTE YOUR TIME ON BOYCOTTING VALVE?
WHY NOT BOYCOTT EA? WITH THE SIMCITY **** UP LAUNCH AND THE DRM! YOU'RE ALL JUST A BUNCH OF RETARDS!

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GetSpookd
GetSpookd Aug 10 2013, 6:12pm replied:

Says the person whose name is "iAmaNoob".
Says the person who likes MLP (this argument alone is enough to point out your retardness)

This group wasn't meant to boycott Valve, but L4D2 for very good reasons, you inbred *******.
This group was created way before EA released simcity.

I'm not even mad that you called me a stupid (With me being in the group you technically call me stupid as well). It's just the idiocy withing your post and you is what annoys me.

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iAmaNewb
iAmaNewb Aug 12 2013, 5:59am replied:

1) Just because my username is iAmaNoob, doesn't mean I am actually a noob. By that logic, if my user name is iFukUrMom, I actually did?
2) There's no prove in liking MLP leads to stupidity.

3) your argument is invalid.
<badluckvalve>releases sequel after a year of first release
Gets boycotted while other companies do the same and don't get boycotted
<badluckvalve/>

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skyewing
skyewing Feb 16 2013, 3:25pm says:

This is so totally relevant about valve today.
valve is still turning into the biggest pos company ive ever had the displeasure of spending my hard earned money on.

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iAmaNewb
iAmaNewb Mar 25 2013, 7:33am replied:

Hmm... how?
Let's see here... Free Updates for L4D1 and L4D2, 2 map packs has been released for L4D1 with 1 that is only for L4D1 only.

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ice_trey
ice_trey Oct 24 2011, 7:46pm says:

lol steam ...

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden Aug 16 2011, 12:52am says:

well so much for this... L4D is still the same price on steam as its sequel, and considering the sequel is a newer better version of L4D its split the community unfortunately. I still prefer the first one TBH

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Azatoth027
Azatoth027 Aug 9 2011, 4:27pm says:

It's the first time I see developers giving a ******** to their detractors. You wanted free content ? There you go ! A nice and shiny DLC (L4D 1) coming this summer.

U mad ? :)

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Mr.Mellon
Mr.Mellon Oct 5 2011, 10:26pm replied:

XD

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KEVLAR60442
KEVLAR60442 Jul 17 2011, 5:55pm says:

The funny thing about this "full price DLC..."

Valve redid EVERYTHING. New code, new voice actors, twice the amount of maps, updated engine, every weapon was redone. There was multiple times the amount of content in Left 4 Dead 2 than in the prequel. Yeah, Left 4 Dead 2 should've totally been free.

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KEVLAR60442
KEVLAR60442 Sep 22 2011, 10:28pm replied:

#Sarcasm

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adfjkndjklnhdfs
adfjkndjklnhdfs Mar 26 2012, 12:40am replied:

Lol, even I could tell you were being sarcastic, some people are just stupid...

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Azatoth027
Azatoth027 Aug 9 2011, 4:23pm replied:

So basically what you are saying is: since they put a lot of work and effort on this product they should ruin their hard work and give it away for free.
Uh right...
If you said that the first L4D should have been free since it comes as a L4D2 DLC I would have agreed with that.

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer Jul 20 2011, 8:50pm replied:

That actually doesn't really explain why it should be free. If I were to redesign a game, and give it as much updates as L4D2 has, I'd likely want it to give some sort of return as well. Yes, L4D is left in the tracks by it's lack of content, but they are essentially doing the inverse of what you want. They're adding L4D content into L4D2. So in a way, they -are- actually doing it.

Yes, this is frustrating, but I fail to see how boycotting it really effects them anymore. All you're doing is saying that -you- refuse to buy it. They presently make more from selling other people's games than their own.

If you're going to at least complain about a money centric sequel, then complain about Portal 2. The L4D series is selflessly made in comparison to how linear and lacking in difficulty Portal 2 is. I played it on loan, and I still felt like I had been somehow cheated out of money.

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