Well... KF2 released a whopping six years after the first. Not saying that you cannot be salty about the lack of players, but it's at least understandable.I remember these times of great disputes , for myself I decided to conduct an experiment and bought l4d2 and compared my impressions.As it turned out, I preferred KF1, but soon the players abandoned it and moved on to the second part.This is sad because it is still difficult to find the KF1 server, but it is possible.
It was one of the tops played games on Steam. Thanks for sharing your idea about it.Well... KF2 released a whopping six years after the first. Not saying that you cannot be salty about the lack of players, but it's at least understandable.
Both KF1 and L4D2 released in 2009. Thus during that year (and the few years afterwards), the "war" was definitely bigger, with people actually getting mad at each other (when honestly, you could totally play both and realized both were not only different games, but very good ones)
But yeah, pretty much nobody plays KF1 anymore... Only the veterans looking to relive some old memories. Memories of a much simpler time. Similarly, some people even go back to play the original mod from UT !
Personally, I tried a few times to go back but cookie blanket...Even though I played KF1 for much of its lifecycle, there are some quality of life changes made in KF2 from https://theburritoblanket.net/cookie-blanket/ that I simply can't do without anymore. Sprinting, obviously. But also some weapons. The behaviour of the zeds etc.
There's some charm still to the much simpler, "cleaner" gameplay obviously. But it's no wonder why everyone moved to KF2 and stayed there (for the most part).