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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TheLastJedi
TheLastJedi Sep 19 2010, 3:47am buried:

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I got a question, How many members actually played l4d2 and still are moping and whining about how "Unfair" it is? This isn't the first time a game company made a game and made a sequal of said game in the next year, Here is an example: Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 2142 Unreal Tournament 2003 and Unreal Tournament 2004 Star Wars Battlefront And Battlefront 2, Now unlike the games i mentioned, LEFT 4 DEAD 2 DOES NOT REPLACE LEFT 4 DEAD 1! A lot of people that love l4d2 are still playing l4d1, L4D2 is just an "EXTENSION" of L4D1, Meaning that if L4D1 is half a game L4D2 is the other half.

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AlCool
AlCool Sep 27 2010, 5:45pm replied:

First off jedi, use better examples. None of those were direct 1 year releases from eachother, par battle field 2 and 2142, but those were completely different styled games. UT2k3 was the last few months of 2002, while 2004 was a few months into 2004, and they were VERY different from eachother, moreso then just UT2k3 with vehicles.

L4D2 DOES replace L4D1. When fans remake L4D1 content for L4D2 (Aka maps, since that's about all L4D1 has that 2 doesn't) then that's exactly what they are doing, making the other obsolete. As for new content, it was released a year later, AFTER L4D2 came out, and that was 1 TINY campaign.

Modding for L4D is a joke, because so little is possible with the SDK given to us, nearly half a year late I might add.

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Rawket
Rawket Sep 19 2010, 6:14pm replied:

We just don't like valve going back on their word. They said l4d1 was gonna get free content constantly like tf2 and then l4d2 happened. Obviously, valve was cashing in on the zombie craze. They knew people would buy l4d2 regardless.

I personally never bought l4d1 or l4d2. I was going to buy l4d1 but never got around to it. Good thing I didn't

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TheLastJedi
TheLastJedi Sep 19 2010, 7:03pm replied:

It still is getting free content! Crash Course, The l4d comic, The Sacrifice and possibly many more, This is valve we are talking about, They are a bit slow but eventually they get there.

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Rawket
Rawket Sep 22 2010, 12:34am replied:

crash course, that piece of **** map? I'm talking about new weapons, new characters and new voices. TF2 got all that for free and all l4d gets is another price tag.

Don't get me wrong, I know many companies don't like doing things for free. But, when you were initially promised this content, to be free of charge. It's a **** move to back out. TF2 got free class updates with new maps and I just assume L4D would be the same.

I was wrong.

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renegadekiller
renegadekiller Aug 29 2011, 5:08pm replied:

new weapons is boring and kills the point of the game, o hey lets CS the zombie game up and make humans gods... new characters, great lets ruin it some more, new voices, otherwise known as people who had nothing till now

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lptomtom
lptomtom Sep 17 2010, 5:24am says:

I still haven't bought it. The demo didn't convince me. Bah.

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TheLastJedi
TheLastJedi Sep 16 2010, 1:18pm says:

Its kinda sad when this group is considered the Ku-Klux-Klan to other gamers, You poor pathetic nimrods!

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Rawket
Rawket Sep 17 2010, 7:57pm replied:

yeah, because refusing to buy something is so comparable to people who give lynchings.

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IAspYrI
IAspYrI Sep 17 2010, 9:57am replied:

Its kinda sad that you buy whatever trash Valve throws at you without thinking :(

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