the founders of the boycott Agent of Chaos proudly crowed, "We
have accomplished everything we can on our manifesto. We’ve been
dealing with Valve ever since our group started, then we met them
in-person and now we’re at the point of concluding our
discussions." He also stated, " Our goal wasn’t to steer
people away from L4D2, it was to get Valve’s attention and have
them support original L4D. We succeeded and that’s where our
mission ends; nothing more or less."
As evidence of their
accomplishments he mentioned the recently released level Crash
Course, and the upcoming 4v4 matchmaking feature that is confirmed to
be coming before the release of Left 4 Dead 2.
With regards to the Boycott founders about face Kotaku
observed, "The duo sound more like evangelists at this point."
In their announcement they sing the praises about the changes in game
play and they devote almost a paragraph to how the discounted
pre-order prices are "fair" and that, "You can’t
blame them for making this decision."
In their announcement, Walking_Target, one of the boycott
co-founders, took the time to send a few jabs at their former
supporters stating, " People have lost sight of why we're here.
The comments are always full of trolls, people bashing Valve and
phishers. What is more, people are unwilling or unable to wait for
Valve to follow through in any cohesive way."
He also reiterated the ground breaking nature of their
accomplishments, "As a collective we have done more than achieve
a few goals, we have paved the way for Developer-Community relations
in the future. No matter what the press or other gamers say, we have
made an indelible mark upon the future of this industry. You should
all be proud, we certainly are."
As debate over what the
boycott group has or has not accomplished rages on, Valve seem to
have effectively put out a public relations fire by converting the
quote: I love Crash Course.
quote: Steam is the best thing to happen to Canadian gamers in a long time. Canadians can buy games off steam without having to pay any Canadian sales taxes or deal with our awful distrobution networks. I paid $49 Canadian for L4D2 off Steam!
quote: For those that were "up in arms" over L4D2, CODMW2 is truly boycott worthy.