Play or Pay has been changed from a monthly to a quarterly event and it's time to recruit more members! (I'm a terrible recruiter, so if I miss your post or forget to reply, add me on Steam or leave me a message again! xD)

How does it work?

  • At the start of a new cycle (3 months period), 2 different people will pick a total of 7 games for you to play.
  • You will have the next 3 months to finish a couple of them. Each game finished will net you a couple points. The longest the game, the more points you get. If you don't get at least 5 points at the end of the quarter, you create a GA for the group!
  • As a member of BLAEO, playing games that fit their current monthly theme will also reward you with a couple points.
  • If, by the end of the cycle, you reach one of the first 15 spots in our leaderboards, you'll be invited to group, where you can try your luck at a handful of special giveaways!

Requirements


FAQ

Q: Do I have to play all 7 games every month?
A: **NO! Unless, you wanna try to reach the top of the leaderboard, there is no need to play all 7 of them. 2-3 games are more than enough to complete the "challenge" and avoid creating a giveaway!

Q: Do I have to participate every cycle?
A: No. You can take a break whenever you want, you just need to report to us before the next picking phase starts. There is a thread called "Skip a month", use it whenever you need!

Q: Why is BLAEO mandatory?
A: It makes picking a LOT easier. As you can see here and we use their themes for extra fun!

Q: Why do I need to have played at least 15% of my wins or a total of 40 wins beaten?
A: We must see that you're serious about playing your games, not just joining because of the giveaways.

Our group was inspired by both the old PoP events at Quips/Beardtopia + the X is "play a game you won on Steamgifts" month

11 months ago*

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Do you have a huge backlog and wanna do something about it?

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Yes! I wanna join now! :D
No! I gave up! I'm never gonna play my games T_T

Reserved!

11 months ago
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New year bump!
Next cycle starts in february! perfect to deal with your newly acquired backlog from the last sale!

6 months ago
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2 weeks before our new cycle begins! perfect time to join!

5 months ago
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I voted for yes! We need more people to join

11 months ago
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11 months ago
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This time I didn't forget you xD

11 months ago
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Hey, would you pick another short game for me? I remember now why I never played Costume Quest - I can’t get it to run properly. First the controller rumbled every few seconds, then I switched to keyboard only for it to crash after a minute and now it instantly freezes when I start it ._. Reinstall and verify didn’t help and I couldn’t find a fix online. Thanks in advance! ^^

10 months ago
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Of course, I'm away from my computer at the moment but I'll take a look when I'm back (about 8-9 hours)

10 months ago
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Appreciated! And take your time, I still got 5 other games to beat :D

10 months ago
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I've repicked :D

10 months ago
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Uh, perfect! ^-^ Thanks for picking sth from my wtp-list!

10 months ago
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bumpy

11 months ago
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Join us! (ʘ ͜ʖ ʘ)

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11 months ago
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Yeah, ehm.... this would be hard to resist for many, I think. XD

11 months ago
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But what about you? :3

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( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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It's really hard to resist those puppy eyes. O.O

11 months ago
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I dunno... holes are pretty temping too.

10 months ago
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The longest the game, the more points you get.

May I get some more hard-coded stats on that? For example, how many hours equals one point? EDIT: What if we beat a game in less time than, say, the HLTB stats say its length should be? EDIT2: What if it takes us longer?

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generally speaking
Short game: 2-8h
Mid game: 8-15h
Long game: +15h
Based on HTLB
if you beat a mid game in 6h (lucky you) it counts as a mid game but if you take 9h, lets say, 10h to finish a short game, it counts as a short game.

In general pickers know what they pick so there will be no evil choices.

11 months ago
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Thanks, but I still don't know how those hours translate to points. For example, is a short game worth two points? What about mid and long games?

11 months ago
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Points per category:
Short - 1p
Medium - 2p
Long - 4p
Very long - 7p

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Just to add that there is a Very Long category that Georgeous forgot:

Short game: 2-8h
Mid game: 8-15h
Long game: 15-25h
Very Long: +25h

Even though some games are exceptions like a mid game being shorter or a short game being longer, we found that it's pretty accurate after a year of data.

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I also have a question with the points.

Since 5 is the minimum to not create a giveaway, 2 medium games = 4 points. But you get +1 point for each game you complete, does that count towards the 5 required points or is it only added afterwards for the leaderboards? (So beating 2 medium games would equal 6 points / no giveaway required?)

Also for the bonus point it says "Points for completing a game: +1 per game" Does completing mean 100%ing or just beating main story?

Definitely more interested in the group now that it's quarterly, since beating Long games can be a bit much and don't like added stress to my gaming. :P But getting recs are always fun. Appreciate any clarification & best of luck with the group!

11 months ago
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Yes. Completing games does count towards the 5p "requirement". Complete = 100% achievements unlocked, just like blaeo. Btw, playing games from blaeo's current theme also rewards 1p for each game. You just need to report before the end of the cycle.

11 months ago
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Good luck in finding new members bump. :)

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Thanks! You'd be welcome to join, if you want! :)

11 months ago
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I am very tempted to join to say the truth. ;)
Have some questions though.... o.o

11 months ago
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One of us!

11 months ago
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Not yet, not yet. :P

11 months ago
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Shhhh one of us! You will be sucked in

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Scary!

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11 months ago
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Okay, okay, I yield!! I will give it a try, if you will have me. ;)
BLAEO profile

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I've just sent you an friend request, so I can explain a couple things and invite you to the group!
Send me a message when you accept it. :)

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11 months ago
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Accepted. :3

11 months ago
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bump!

11 months ago
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I've seen a few mentions of this PoP thing in various blaeo updates but never has the guts to enter since it was a monthly thing and I could easily fail that to some urgent stuff at University/work. However, now it appears it's a quarterly thing (and I do need some motivation), I'd be interested in joining. This is my blaeo profile.

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I've just sent you an friend request, so I can explain a couple things and invite you to the group!
Send me a message when you accept it. :)

11 months ago
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first line reads "Play or Play has been changed..." not "Play or PAY has been changed"

11 months ago
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Thanks for the heads-up! :)

11 months ago
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Hey, I'd like to give it a shot.
Here's my BLAEO profile:
https://www.backlog-assassins.net/users/Mdk25

If I may add a couple of requests:

  1. Please don't ask me to play a game I marked "won't play" (it's only 10% of my games). I already tried these games and they are definitely not for me.
  2. Please don't ask me to play the 2nd/3rd part of a game I haven't played the 1st part yet. I have no problem with having to play several games of a series, or the 1st installment. But not 2nd installment without playing the first.
11 months ago
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You can actually put that in your description so people know what you dont want. People try to stick to thw lists (if made) or just never played since no one is cruel enough to go for wont play games. For your next point though you are able to swap a game. I picked mafia 3 for someone seeing they did 2 but they apparently didnt play 1 so I simply swapped it over when they mentioned that

11 months ago
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Good idea!
I added that to my profile.

11 months ago
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It's against the rules to pick games marked as "won't play". I also ask members to avoid picking sequels, when a person hasn't beaten the prequel. Anything else, you'll have a chance to detail your "custom rules"

PS: I've just sent you an friend request, so I can explain a couple things and invite you to the group!
Send me a message when you accept it. :)

11 months ago
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The change to quarterly makes this quite tempting.

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LOL

11 months ago
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I am interested in giving it a go, my blaeo is here. :)

11 months ago
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I've just sent you an friend request, so I can explain a couple things and invite you to the group!
Send me a message when you accept it. :)

11 months ago
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look at that ginormous .7 i've got :D

not joining but congrats for the outstanding "craft", this is definitely something!

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11 months ago
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It doesn't matter how small, progress is always good :)

11 months ago
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progress is yours, also. cece, down here, is right: it looks very different from previous versions...

best new thing for me: the 3 months period.
congrats again, the Last!

11 months ago
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Wow actually getting alot of people wanting to join. Maybe this change was for the good

11 months ago
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I'd love to join. I just created a BLAEO account. https://www.backlog-assassins.net/users/Alvin04
It seems to still be loading up all my games :/

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I've just sent you an friend request, so I can explain a couple things and invite you to the group!
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11 months ago
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I really like that it's 3 months now - 1 month sounded a little too stressful :D
Would love to join ^-^ https://www.backlog-assassins.net/users/Marcuria

11 months ago
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I've just sent you an friend request, so I can explain a couple things and invite you to the group!
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11 months ago
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I've been hitting my backlog pretty well in the last year or so, but I'm curious...
https://www.backlog-assassins.net/users/Mayanaise

11 months ago
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I've just sent you an friend request, so I can explain a couple things and invite you to the group!
Send me a message when you accept it. :)

11 months ago
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Bump!

11 months ago
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Great and more structured approach to our looser monthly themes. Taking into consideration BLAEO account is involved you might as well share your progress there to motivate yourself or get motivated.

11 months ago
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Would like to give it a go and try to clear some backlog.
https://www.backlog-assassins.net/users/ristorrr

11 months ago
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I've just sent you an friend request, so I can explain a couple things and invite you to the group!
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11 months ago
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May i join now please :D

11 months ago
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I've just sent you an friend request, so I can explain a couple things and invite you to the group!
Send me a message after you accept it. :)

and sorry for taking so long xD

10 months ago
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Hey! I would like to join. This is my Profile

10 months ago
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I've just sent you an friend request, so I can explain a couple things and invite you to the group!
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10 months ago
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Hello, I hope I'm not too late for the party! :)
Here is my profile.

I just have one question. I checked my "Never played" and "Unfinished" lists, but it may be possible that i missed some game I already finished.
Is it possible to get another game picked, if some gets picked?

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I've just sent you an friend request, so I can explain a couple things and invite you to the group!
Send me a message after you accept it. :)

10 months ago
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You must help me to choose game to play xD

10 months ago
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I've just sent you an friend request, so I can explain a couple things and invite you to the group!
Send me a message after you accept it. :)

A bit concerned about your name, though :P

10 months ago
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I own this name for about 13 years already and that proves that I'm at least 13 years old =Ь

10 months ago
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