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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UltimaRage
UltimaRage Oct 24 2010, 6:03pm says:

LOL

Only trolls vote other people down just because they don't agree with them and refuse to even acknowledge the points they make.

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AlCool
AlCool Oct 25 2010, 9:16pm replied:

Welcome to MODDB :\

I gave ya a +1 :D

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UltimaRage
UltimaRage Oct 25 2010, 11:42pm replied:

Yeah, it didn't seem like it was you... but some others here don't seem as reasonable as you.

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UltimaRage
UltimaRage Oct 17 2010, 11:45pm says:

Looking at the 'we request' section of the boycott....

-That Valve honor its commitment to release ongoing periodic content for Left 4 Dead. (Done, L4D1 just got The Sacrifice. So did L4D2... and there will be more DLC.)

-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. (Odd request, those who are boycotting L4D2 have not played it therefore don't understand the level of gameplay it adds over L4D1)

-That Left 4 Dead owners be given discounts for Left 4 Dead 2, should it be released as premium content. (Wasn't there just a sale where L4D2 and L4D1 were around $6 each? Without sales they are $19 each)

Your requests have basically been made, yet I still see a couple of you trying to uphold not buying the game.... even though again, your requests have been made.

At this point, anyone who decides to continue to uphold this boycott never cared about buying these games in the first place and are just trolls.

Just using a little logic is all. ;)

Oh, and shouldn't it be 'we demand' instead of 'we request?' The way you guys talk about Valve, it seems like the former is true.

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AlCool
AlCool Oct 18 2010, 3:23pm replied:

It IS a manifesto remember. Should probably update that to the second boycott groups, because it's old as hell now.

Periodic content means significant updates, and those came a year later, just before L4D2.

I don't need to play a game to understand what it is, how it players, etc. A few videos or streams of players on this game gave me everything I needed to know. It isn't a complex game. It's a generic FPS.

There WAS just a sale. It had nothing to do with L4D1 owners. It is good that L4D2 costs so little now, but I have no real incentive to buy it, and Valve lost me as a customer over a year ago, something they're going to have to work hard to win back. So far nothing.

It's a boycott remember, we aren't really upholding anything. It's more that some of us aren't interested in buying it at all, although some simply refuse. Sitting in this group hurts no one, and lets anyone who wishes to speak up about what they thought of the boycott to do so. Being in the group can simply mean you don't own it, and won't buy it.

Oh and on the demand/request thing, those were tougher times ;D. But yeah in short: old section is old.

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UltimaRage
UltimaRage Oct 22 2010, 12:35am replied:

Fair enough, you seem like a reasonable enough guy.

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ghostings
ghostings Oct 21 2010, 2:58am replied:

It's like yelling in someone's ear with a megaphone about the things you hate.

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UltimaRage
UltimaRage Oct 22 2010, 12:43am replied:

I play games for fun.

**** the politics of it. When I buy a game, I know that for what I am paying, I am getting everything as advertised. 5 Campaigns in terms of L4D2, as well as new firearms and the introduction of melee weapons... as well as new infected and new characters. We even got tons of new common infected.... and not to mention the AWESOME gore.

I never expected anything more, yet Valve continues with weekly patches to fix things, and even the occasional FREE DLC.

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AlCool
AlCool Oct 25 2010, 9:15pm replied:

I thought I knew what I was paying for with the first, but I was wrong. I know what to expect from the second, which is another reason I will not buy it. To each their own though.

All I have to say about the weekly patches is: A game that has to be updated with fixes so often, should have had more care put into it before release.

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UltimaRage
UltimaRage Oct 25 2010, 11:47pm replied:

The game is bug-free, and has been...they just make minor changes that don't seem to affect anything.

I think that expecting free content doesn't make sense. Valve has no obligation to give free content...

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