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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 700 active members and over 5000 historical giveaways.
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!
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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!
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. :)
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
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!
Hi, I'd like to join with option 1, the game being Bad Rats the Rats Revenge is this ok?
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! ^^
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
Finished it, such a frustrating game! >< :-D
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!
He should get premium membership for that feat.
Hehe, perhaps like MouseWithBeer they'll become a moderator someday.. xD
Thank you kind sir!
I just wanna say, you can now call yourself the Bad Rats' King, a title of great honour.
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
As the person who told Reforced to warn people not to play that: Congrats, I feel your pain T.T
Thank you! Also, I won't touching the follow up either. Unless, maybe, I'm gifted it and feel obliged haha
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want to get back to the group >o
Left for some personal issues.
Hi JPDEFO! Invitation was send, welcome back. :)
Hi Shalandir! You're welcome to join back since you've played your rejected winning (and for 100%, very nice ^^). Invitation was send. :)
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?
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.
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. ;)
Thanks. The one month rule only applies to giveaways from the group, right?
That is correct.
I'm interested in joining, then. I'd like to go with option 2.
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.
Thanks! I created a giveaway for a game that I played and enjoyed a while back.
Nice ^^ I hope the winner will have just as much fun as you did. :)
Hi Peruvaz! You're welcome to join, but please read the OP first and let me know how you'd like to join.
hello, I would like to join the group through option 1. The game I'll be playing is La-Mulana
Hi Exidan! You're welcome to join, playing La-Mulana will do fine. Please comment again when you've finished the game. :)
I finished. and I think that game aged me 40 years... what a complete garbage =/
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. :)
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.
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.
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. :)
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.
It's your choice, a day and a half isn't the problem, I take your word for it. :) Membership request approved.
Awesome, thanks :)
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!
Hi PeteOzzy! Of course you're welcome to rejoin, no need to go through the application procedure again. Membership request approved, welcome back. :)
Thank you very much!
I'm very happy to see you around again. ^^
Hey, where were you if you don't mind asking? :)
In place with cats most probably :thinking:
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. (:
Hi V3rd! You're welcome to join. :) Playing ABZÛ will do fine. Please comment again when you've finished it.
Indeed and 100%, nice. :) Thanks for the screenshots also. Membership request approved, welcome to the group!
thank you (:
Hey! I'd love to reapply as well. ^_^
Approved, welcome back! :)
i would like to join :)
Hi Bilal54863612148! You're welcome to join. Please read the OP and let me know what option you choose. :)
I play Math Speed Challenge
Alright, Math Speed Challenge it is. I see you've played it now. Membership request approved.
I would like to join. Cant do option 1 because I have never won a game but we can see about option 2 :D
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. :)
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
Alright, have fun with Hurtworld then. :) Please comment again when you've finished it.
Finished all that was asked
Indeed :) I hope you liked the game. Membership request approved, welcome to the group!
Hello! Could i join the group? I want to provide some giveaways to the group as soon as joined.
Hi matyie126! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. :) Membership request approved.
Thank you Reforced. Already on the air.
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.
If you would like to join via option 1, you have to play one of your previous wins which is not played before first.
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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?
Do Visual Novels qualify as games to be played for option 1
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?
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 --> **
I see. Thank you for the answer.
Asked because I didn't see anything about VNs at group's rules and guidelines :3
Hi MiawPasra! You're welcome to join by creating a giveaway of a game you'd like to see getting played. :) Membership request approved.
Hi, I would like to join through option 1. I've just won Tacoma so I'll be playing that. Is this ok?
Sure, Tacoma is fine 👍
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.
Thank you! - request sent. I wasn't sure if rejoining was allowed so I just went with option 1 to be sure.
Approved! Welcome back. :)
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.
Hi NazaSekh! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. :) Membership request approved.
Sweet, thank you! :D
love your avatar btw
Thanks, nice giveaway! ^^ Hope the winner will enjoy it. (or else.. :P) And thanks ^^
Hi, I would like to join with option 2.
Hi heavenlyFlame! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. :) Membership request approved.
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.
Let me give you a free hint :P
You need to set your game details privacy settings to public first :)
Huh, so that's what that checkbox does. Ok, its visible now.
As far as I can see game has no achievements :(
Ah shoot I missed that clause. Ah well, I'll play it anyway. I've been craving some STALKER anyway.
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. :)
I'll play strider. :)
Alright :) Please comment again when you've finished it.
Ok, its done. Meio is dead.
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. :)
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. :)
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.
Alright, membership request approved! ^^
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?
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
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.
want screenshots or is this enough? :D
This is enough, membership request approved now. :) Sorry for the delay and welcome to the group! ^^
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).
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.
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...
OK, I'll play it :-)
Have fun PekaGernet, please comment again when you've finished it. :)
So, I've finished it - and I discovered new aspects of HO games in it.
Also, sent a join request.
Agreed! Membership request approved, welcome to the group. :)
Thanks a lot!
So, in this group I'll enter GA that I really want to play :-)