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Status: Active monthly contests, allowing some +whitelist GAs, and recruiting members & officers!

Most popular Dec 2019 exclusive GAs: Felix The Reaper, Ancestors Legacy, South Park™: The Fractured But Whole™, Asterix & Obelix XXL 2, My Memory of Us, HITMAN™ 2, Tales from the Borderlands, Yakuza Kiwami, Phantom Doctrine


Do you want simpler group rules with flexibility on what and how often you give? Do you like having a decent chance at winning GAs and freedom to enter any GA at anytime? Do you want most of your group GAs to get 5+ entires so the CV counts?

Its in the BAG!: Balancing Act Guild


Rules for staying a member are relatively short:

  1. Be excellent to each other and follow SG/ST rules (because guilds have merchants)

  2. Up to half of the guild GAs you create can include your whitelist, but do not add any other groups to your GAs for the guild.

  3. At the end of each month, we remove only 1 member with the worst negative Value Diff. So try to keep a decent "Value Difference" in our group: Sent minus Received CV. This is the balancing act folks (Easily check your stat here anytime in SG.)

  4. Be reasonable with your group GAs - Make sure most of them are NOT: No value (Red ** when creating), 1-5 $/points, region restricted, <1 day GA length, or level restricted. Some of those are ok but such restrictions are more what public GAs are for ;)


After initiation giveaway(s), there are no other mandatory or monthly GAs, gift when & what you want! Initiation GA(s) are designed to mitigate becoming a CV Negative Nancy after your first wins from the group.

Life can be a balancing act - We make things simple for our members to gift & win games as they choose so they can focus on just having fun!


Joining the group is simple:

  1. In general, have more Sent than Won CV (regular or real) or request further review (give group names where you have a positive Value Diff, etc).

  2. Be Level 3 or higher on SG with recent activity and in good standing with SG/ST.

  3. Visit our Steam group and click "Request to join" button and post to this recruit thread with a meme or something...or don't meme - You be you.

  4. After joining the group, you have 2 days to create group-only no-whitelist one time 20 Point OR two 15 Point or higher GAs that are not "No Value". These giveaways must end with verified winner(s). Feel free to post your GAs here to the guild forum's new member thread.


See full FAQ for details.

Former members wanting to rejoin must make up their negative VD and meet other requirements in the FAQ's "Rejoining the group" section.

Tweaks to rules may occur in the future but are transparent, and everything is at leaders' discretion: Such things will be announced through this page, the Steam Group's announcements & private forums, and/or leaders' group GAs, etc.


We hold monthly contests where the winner wins a game outright from me and becomes the Steam Group's "Player of the Week" for 1 month. Past winners chose: Whispers of a Machine, Invisible Inc, For the King, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, and others.

Group leaders have tools that regularly monitor all initiation and on-going GAs, far beyond the simple group user stats, managing the group's own balancing act.


Perhaps the most important question & answer: How do people increase their group Value Difference or number of entries received?

  1. Gift back more or higher value games to the group, and maybe your heart will grow 3 sizes that day.

  2. Check the group's wishlist here, and gift things near the top to get THICC entries. All you need is one verified winner for your GA to count toward group VD. # of entries only matter only if you want the CV to count on your profile (5 entries are required for that).

  3. Check your position in the group's user list sorted by VD - In this case VD positive is a good thing! To see the guild's lowest Value Diffs, go to the last page of that user list.

  4. There are multiple ways of getting notified when a purge may happen: Enable group announcement notifications using Steam Chat's Friend List settings under Notifications, enable it in the Friend Activity list by navigating to [Your Username] » Friend Activity » Friend Activity Settings within Steam, or subscribe to the group forum's Moderation Log (visible to members only).

9 months ago*

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May I join you?

1 month ago
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You may post your initiation GAs and enjoy entering others!

1 month ago
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Thank you!

1 month ago
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Hello, I am interested in joining. 😃
Happy New Year btw. 🎊🎆🎇🍾

1 month ago
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Thanks - Hope your new year was great too!

Do you have a positive Value Diff in any private groups other than MTYT and TW:A? The other two groups we have in common show 0 VD for you.

What would be your initiation GA(s) if you are added to the guild?

1 month ago
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Yes, I have many positive group value differences over my time at SG. MTYT and TW:A are newest ones. Will have in United Gamers too when my current giveaway ends.

Weird Biased Gamer, Anime Game Giveaways Group,
Poor But Generous, Be Kind, Balkanska Grupa, SweetDalilah's Whitelist

I have been more and more active over the past few months so you can expect more giveaways from me in the future for many groups and private for forum.

For my initiation giveaway I was thinking Avernum 3: Ruined World

1 month ago
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Looks good to me - Have fun in the guild!

1 month ago
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Thank you! 😃 Giveaway up! :)

1 month ago
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January Contest leaders & scores (as of Jan 13):

KOEN = 87%
cdr = 84%
Khayta = 82%
Moony1986 = 81%
PYTONTYGRYSI = 78%

The winner will receive one game outright from my gift inventory, and will be crowned the Steam group's "Player of the Week" for the following month. Members can read more details on our Steam forum.

If you are curious, here are our highest Steam rated giveaways for this month so far: Whispers of a Machine, Carrie's Order Up!, Death Squared, Yoku's Island Express, POSTAL 2, Ara Fell, Aviary Attorney, Horizon Chase Turbo

1 month ago
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Applying for the group :)

1 month ago
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What did you have in mind for your initial group exclusive giveaways?

1 month ago
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I'd like to make Super Daryl Deluxe.

1 month ago
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Great, please go to our Steam group and click Request to Join so I can add you

1 month ago
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Thanks, Request sent.

1 month ago
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You've been added. Look forward to seeing your first giveaway!

1 month ago
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Put in my request to join :)

1 month ago
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Hey I'm glad to see you join - Have fun here at the guild!

1 month ago
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Awesome thanks! :D

1 month ago
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The current monthly contest will reward the highest average Steam rating of games given by members with at least 5 giveaways ending in January.

January Contest leaders & scores (as of Jan 24):

thoughtfulhippo = 96%!
Moony1986 = 88%
KOEN = 87%
cdr = 84%
Zarddin = 82%

The winner will receive one game outright from my gift inventory, and will be crowned the Steam group's "Player of the Week" for the following month.
Read more details on our Steam forum.

3 weeks ago
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Hi, can I join? My initial giveaways would be Equilinox and Samorost 3

2 weeks ago
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Great, you've been added! Two key rules to keep in mind:

  • Up to half of the guild GAs you create can include your whitelist, but do not add any other groups to your GAs for the guild.

  • Make sure most of your GAs are NOT: No value, 1-5 $/points, level restricted, region restricted, or <1 day GA length.

Enjoy

2 weeks ago
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Looking to join!

1 week ago
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Hi Spooky, what did you want to give the guild to start with?

1 week ago
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I'm thinking of Two Point Hospital!

1 week ago
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I think you should post it now that I added you to the guild - Welcome!

  • Up to half of the guild GAs you create can include your whitelist, but do not add any other groups to your GAs for the guild.

  • Make sure most of your GAs are NOT: No value, 1-5 $/points, level restricted, region restricted, or <1 day GA length.

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