Continuing the Boycott of Left 4 Dead 2
**This is the L4D2 Boycott Continuation, not to be confused with the original L4D2 Boycott (NO-L4D2) group. If you are in that group and are unhappy with its current affairs, or are unhappy about L4D2, then this group is for you.**
Team email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Left 4 Dead 2 Boycott is a unified group of gamers who have agreed to boycott Valve’s sequel to Left 4 Dead. In this group we discuss talking points revolving around the media behind L4D2’s release and the criticisms that are aimed at us, in addition to promoting the online L4D community. We will continue the boycott of L4D2 until Valve fulfills the selling points made for L4D, including but not limited to new weapons and items, Special Infected, and new campaigns.
So far, Valve has delivered on only two bits of content: The first, Survival Mode, is basically a modified Campaign Mode where the players are confined to one part of a map and the spawn times for hordes and infected are altered at time intervals (this mode included only one new map section). A new campaign known as Crash Course was also released, consisting of two map sections compared to the average campaigns five.
We, as a group, do not see such little content as a fulfillment on their part of bringing in new weapons, new items, or new infected, as none of those things were included in either bits. Given the fastidious release date for a full-priced sequel and considering the content within L4D2, which happens to be full of the content that L4D should have received instead, we recognize that L4D2’s release is an immediate insult to every L4D owner regardless whether they know it or not.
As such, we hold Valve to higher quality of standards, given that they are a giant developer that is more than capable of producing both quality and quantity. We believe that if promised content slated for L4D wasn't rolled into L4D2's early development, and the original team reassigned, replacement content would have been delivered in a timely fashion and that there would have been no backlash from the community. Until such a time these content needs are met, we shall continue to boycott L4D2 and any subsequent developments for it.
These are the opinions of the group.
- Valve to deliver on content promises for Left 4 Dead, including, but not limited to: new weapons and items, new Special Infected, and new campaigns.
- Developmental details and promotion of said content to show that it is being worked on and to maintain interest in L4D despite L4D2’s release.
- Actions, not words.