Introduction


Playing Appreciated is a group for members that like to play games they win and for giveaway creators that like to see their games getting played. This sounds simple, yet requires committent and dedication from members by filtering out games they like to play from all group giveaways and when won playing those within one month. In return members will get higher chances of winning games they want and creators will know their giveaways have a high chance of getting played. The group has more than 800 members and over 9000 historical giveaways.

Group rules


  • You need to set and keep your Steam privacy settings for My profile and Game details public (example);
  • You will play all giveaways you win via this group within one month;
  • When creating a giveaway it is recommended to include a small group rule reminder in your giveaway, something like: "This is a Playing Appreciated giveaway, by joining you commit to playing this game within a month when won.".

How to join


  1. Make sure you did not violate any SteamGifts rules in the last month;
  2. Comment one of the two options to enter the group in this discussion:
    • Option 1: Showing your commitment by playing a previous won game on SteamGifts that you did not yet play. The game shouldn't be very short and must have achievements. Comment with the name of the game before you start playing it and comment again when you finished playing it. Please upload some screenshots to Steam as well.
    • Option 2: Supporting the cause by creating a group giveaway of a game that you would like to see getting played by other group members within a month as soon as your membership request was approved. The game should not have been given away free before (marked by ** when creating a giveaway on SteamGifts).
  3. Press "Request To Join" on our group page;
  4. Wait for us to approve your request, we'll always reply on the comment you have made in this topic.

Final notes


More information and a FAQ is available via the Steam group. Current group giveaways can be found here on SteamGifts. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions!

1 year ago*

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Huh, I'm surprised I never joined this group. ^^

I've played all the games I won a bit, plan to play them more here and there but I'm pretty stuck on some other games atm. I'd like to give some games away in your group if you'd have me, thanks!

6 months ago
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Hi antocapone! You're welcome to join the group, this may be by creating a giveaway after you've joined that you'd like to see getting played, or by playing one of your winnings. At this moment Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes and Dungeon Siege III (with 1.1 hours playtime but no achievements) seem to qualify for that. Please let me know what you choose. :)

6 months ago
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I'll end up doing both, but for now I'll give away a game if that is ok. =)

Dungeon Siege 3 was pretty decent but I didn't have more time to invest in it so I plan to go back to it. Keep talking and Nobody Explodes looks great but is local MP only so I am waiting for some company to come up to visit, hopefully within the next few weeks. =D

6 months ago
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Giving away a game you'd like to see getting played will do fine. :) I hope it'll find a good home. Membership request approved!

6 months ago
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Thanks!

6 months ago
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Hi, I'd like to join with option 1, the game being Bad Rats the Rats Revenge is this ok?

6 months ago*
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Hi norms! You're welcome to join. Playing Bad Rats will do fine, however I must warn you.. Feel free to pick another game later or just comment when you've finished playing it. Have fun! ^^

6 months ago
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Yes, I have been warned about how poor it is, part of the reason why I wanted to play it once i'd won it! I'll choose a different game if I lose the will to live! Thanks :-D

6 months ago
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Finished it, such a frustrating game! >< :-D

6 months ago
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You sure did :) Sorry for the delay in answering, but when you reply to your own comment, I don't get a notification. ;) Nice screenshots also.. that poor cat.. :P Membership request approved, welcome to the group!

6 months ago
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He should get premium membership for that feat.
Just saying.

6 months ago
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Hehe, perhaps like MouseWithBeer they'll become a moderator someday.. xD

6 months ago
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Thank you kind sir!

6 months ago
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I just wanna say, you can now call yourself the Bad Rats' King, a title of great honour.

6 months ago
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Maybe there is a club I can also join that can help with possible PTSD, induced by so many hours gaining that honourable title?? :D

6 months ago
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As the person who told Reforced to warn people not to play that: Congrats, I feel your pain T.T

6 months ago
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Thank you! Also, I won't touching the follow up either. Unless, maybe, I'm gifted it and feel obliged haha

6 months ago
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6 months ago
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want to get back to the group >o
Left for some personal issues.

6 months ago
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Hi JPDEFO! Invitation was send, welcome back. :)

6 months ago*
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Re-applying.

6 months ago
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Hi Shalandir! You're welcome to join back since you've played your rejected winning (and for 100%, very nice ^^). Invitation was send. :)

6 months ago
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Is there an activity requirement? Like if I don't have a lot of free time, is it okay if I don't enter or create giveaways for a while?

6 months ago
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You are not obligated to do giveaways for this group (only exception is one giveaway if you applying through option 2) nor nobody will force you to enter gibs. You only need to play games you will win, within a month.

6 months ago
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Thanks.

6 months ago
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urbanus is correct, feel free to go on a holiday for a few months and you'll still find yourself as a member when you come back. ;)

6 months ago
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Thanks. The one month rule only applies to giveaways from the group, right?

6 months ago
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That is correct.

6 months ago
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I'm interested in joining, then. I'd like to go with option 2.

6 months ago
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Hi kirbman101! Nice to hear, you're very welcome to join by creating a giveaway of a game you'd like to see getting played. Membership request approved.

6 months ago
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Thanks! I created a giveaway for a game that I played and enjoyed a while back.

6 months ago
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Nice ^^ I hope the winner will have just as much fun as you did. :)

5 months ago
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request sent

6 months ago
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Hi Peruvaz! You're welcome to join, but please read the OP first and let me know how you'd like to join.

6 months ago*
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hello, I would like to join the group through option 1. The game I'll be playing is La-Mulana

6 months ago
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Hi Exidan! You're welcome to join, playing La-Mulana will do fine. Please comment again when you've finished the game. :)

6 months ago
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I finished. and I think that game aged me 40 years... what a complete garbage =/

6 months ago
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Well you sure did it :) I'm surprised to hear you didn't like it, since it has good reviews. Guess it wasn't your type of game. Anyway, welcome to the group. :)

6 months ago
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thanks! I guess you're right, but I was really disapointed since I really like what the game is selling. What did it for me was the controls, unresponsive and frustrating, and the level design wich made no sense and were full of "cat mario" traps.

6 months ago
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Can I join the group? I can give away a copy of Goat Simulator (key from HumbleBundle) after my current giveaway ends, if anyone wants to play it.

6 months ago
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Hi Userwithaname! You're welcome to join, you may also pick a game from your Steam library if you wish to enter via option one instead. Please let me know. :)

6 months ago
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I was planning to give it away regardless, so it's not a problem for me. Apparently, I am only allowed to do 2 giveaways at a time, so I'll have to wait for a day and a half before I can set up the page.

If that delay is a problem, I can do option 1 with the game Satellite Reign instead.

6 months ago*
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It's your choice, a day and a half isn't the problem, I take your word for it. :) Membership request approved.

6 months ago
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Awesome, thanks :)

6 months ago
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Hey, I'd love to request to re-join, if possible?
I'll have to opt for the second option as I don't think I can meet the first condition at the moment. No worries if that would be a problem though!

Cheers :D

6 months ago
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Hi PeteOzzy! Of course you're welcome to rejoin, no need to go through the application procedure again. Membership request approved, welcome back. :)

6 months ago
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Thank you very much!

6 months ago
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I'm very happy to see you around again. ^^

6 months ago
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Hey, where were you if you don't mind asking? :)

6 months ago
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In place with cats most probably :thinking:

View attached image.
6 months ago
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Hello Reforced, i would like to join by playing a game i won 1 week ago (Abzu).
I want to finish all the games I won, even dark souls 3 (sadly not my cup op tea).
I usually only giveaway bundled games because they are the only ones i can buy actually.

Have a great week. (:

6 months ago
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Hi V3rd! You're welcome to join. :) Playing ABZÛ will do fine. Please comment again when you've finished it.

6 months ago
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6 months ago
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Indeed and 100%, nice. :) Thanks for the screenshots also. Membership request approved, welcome to the group!

6 months ago
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thank you (:

6 months ago
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Hey! I'd love to reapply as well. ^_^

6 months ago
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Approved, welcome back! :)

6 months ago
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i would like to join :)

6 months ago
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Hi Bilal54863612148! You're welcome to join. Please read the OP and let me know what option you choose. :)

6 months ago
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  1. :D
6 months ago
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I play Math Speed Challenge

6 months ago
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Alright, Math Speed Challenge it is. I see you've played it now. Membership request approved.

6 months ago
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Thanks :)

6 months ago
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I would like to join. Cant do option 1 because I have never won a game but we can see about option 2 :D

6 months ago*
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Hi Captain21! You're welcome to join. Please do set your Steam total playtimes to public first. About option 1, you may also pick an unplayed game from your Steam library instead that has achievements. I see you've also won a game now, Hurtworld, if you play that for let's say 5+ hours and snap a couple of screenshots in the game, that will do as well. Please let me know. :)

6 months ago
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If you would believe it, I just won hurtworld 5 hours after posting this! What luck! I will continue with option 1 by playing hurtworld. Thanks!

P.S. Fixed total playtimes, forgot steam changed that to private

6 months ago
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Alright, have fun with Hurtworld then. :) Please comment again when you've finished it.

6 months ago
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Finished all that was asked

6 months ago
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Indeed :) I hope you liked the game. Membership request approved, welcome to the group!

6 months ago
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Thanks

6 months ago
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Hello! Could i join the group? I want to provide some giveaways to the group as soon as joined.

6 months ago*
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Hi matyie126! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. :) Membership request approved.

6 months ago
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Thank you Reforced. Already on the air.

6 months ago
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Hi, I would like to join. I am still working on my backlog and will follow option 1 if I win a game from this group.

6 months ago
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If you would like to join via option 1, you have to play one of your previous wins which is not played before first.

6 months ago
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6 months ago
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Um, hello, I would like to join. But as you can see, I've only won 2 giveaways and one of them (Fairie Solitaire) has been idled played before. And I just played the other one (Crab Cakes Rescue) a few hours ago, but I doubt that would count for option 1, welp.
I could pick one of my backlog, but I'd like to ask a few questions. Do Visual Novels qualify as games to be played for option 1 and given away for option 2? (Saw some at the group archive, I just wanted to confirm).

And well, my real intention is to have another nice place to giveaway a certain genre of games :3 even though I'm really limited by region restrictions, lack of key seller, and budget.
So, would you mind if I join via option 2, now that I can create more giveaways?

6 months ago*
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Do Visual Novels qualify as games to be played for option 1

As long as it has achievements and not very short it's fine

and given away for option 2?

Any genre of game can be given as option 2 as long as it wasn't free before meaning not having two stars --> **

6 months ago
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I see. Thank you for the answer.
Asked because I didn't see anything about VNs at group's rules and guidelines :3

6 months ago
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Hi MiawPasra! You're welcome to join by creating a giveaway of a game you'd like to see getting played. :) Membership request approved.

6 months ago
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Thank you~

6 months ago
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6 months ago
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Hi, I would like to join through option 1. I've just won Tacoma so I'll be playing that. Is this ok?

6 months ago
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Sure, Tacoma is fine 👍

6 months ago
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Hi Lornarghh! Since you were a member before, you may just request to join again and I'll approve it. Leaving the group (temporary) isn't a problem. If you can't request to join, feel free to add me.

6 months ago
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Thank you! - request sent. I wasn't sure if rejoining was allowed so I just went with option 1 to be sure.

6 months ago
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Approved! Welcome back. :)

6 months ago
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Hi there! I'd like to join if you don't mind. Option 2 for me. It's really disappointing to see games gathering virtual dust for sometimes a very long time... just noticed that a copy of Fallout NV ga-ed about 3 years ago never saw some play time. Meh.

6 months ago
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Hi NazaSekh! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. :) Membership request approved.

6 months ago
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Sweet, thank you! :D
love your avatar btw

6 months ago
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Thanks, nice giveaway! ^^ Hope the winner will enjoy it. (or else.. :P) And thanks ^^

5 months ago
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Hi, I would like to join with option 2.

6 months ago
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Hi heavenlyFlame! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. :) Membership request approved.

6 months ago
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Can I join by playing Stalker Clear sky? (option 1)
I haven't started playing it, so far it was just configuration and installing mods.

6 months ago*
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Let me give you a free hint :P
You need to set your game details privacy settings to public first :)

6 months ago
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Huh, so that's what that checkbox does. Ok, its visible now.

6 months ago
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As far as I can see game has no achievements :(

6 months ago
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Ah shoot I missed that clause. Ah well, I'll play it anyway. I've been craving some STALKER anyway.

6 months ago
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Hi CthuluIsSpy! You're welcome to join, option one will do, how about playing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™, Strider or DOOM? Please let me know. :)

6 months ago
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I'll play strider. :)

6 months ago
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Alright :) Please comment again when you've finished it.

6 months ago
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Ok, its done. Meio is dead.

5 months ago
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Agreed, membership request approved! Welcome to the group. :)

5 months ago
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Thank you ^^

5 months ago
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I requested to join a long time ago, still no answer.

I've played lots of games I've won since then. Can play more and make giveaways. :)

6 months ago*
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Hi foe! This is your first comment in this topic though.. ;) You're welcome to join, please specify which option you want to use. Both will do. :)

6 months ago
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I think I requested via the group because I didn't see an SG thread at the time. It had to be 6+ months ago and I had lots of friends in the group. Oh well, posted in the thread now. ;D

I'll make a giveaway as soon as I'm accepted.

6 months ago
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Alright, membership request approved! ^^

6 months ago
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hey! to show im interested im gonna play my recently won game "Shu" if i dont like it i will probably only use 1-2 hours on it.... it that enough to join the group?

6 months ago
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news: i got 2 worlds so far and 2 hours xD this game is difficoult! :D do i have to play more to apply to the group? really wanna join but getting a bit tilted by this game haha xD

6 months ago
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Hi WaffleWolf! You're welcome to join, playing Shu will do fine. The main story seems to be about 3 hours so your progress is enough now. Please request to join the group and I'll approve it.

6 months ago
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want screenshots or is this enough? :D

6 months ago
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This is enough, membership request approved now. :) Sorry for the delay and welcome to the group! ^^

5 months ago
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Hi!
I choose Option 1 for the next winning on SG (I hope it'll take not too much time). At now my last winng is Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren`s Call (but I idled it already).

6 months ago
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You need to play a win before joining the group, you can't nominate your next win :)
You don't have to play your last win, any win which is not played before is fine
You can still play Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren`s Call if you want since you only 5.3h idled it.

6 months ago
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Eh? So you can play a game you've idled?
I idled Faerie Solitaire before applying, so I thought I can't play that. Too bad I already finished it a few days ago.
I'll just wait for my next win then, haha.

Already applying with option 2, but I guess I'm still lacking something...

6 months ago
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OK, I'll play it :-)

6 months ago
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Have fun PekaGernet, please comment again when you've finished it. :)

6 months ago
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So, I've finished it - and I discovered new aspects of HO games in it.
Also, sent a join request.

6 months ago
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Agreed! Membership request approved, welcome to the group. :)

5 months ago
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Thanks a lot!
So, in this group I'll enter GA that I really want to play :-)

5 months ago
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