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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Option 1
Won Duke of Alpha Centauri 1 year ago. Playing now!

4 months ago
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Hi Sevenon! You're welcome to join, however please pick a game you did not play before now to use for option one. Let me know. :)

4 months ago
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Anything with achievements?

4 months ago
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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 and comment again when you finished playing it. Please upload some screenshots to Steam as well.

Yes - seeing you have ~275 winnings without achievements yet, shouldn't be that hard to find something worth playing? ;)

4 months ago
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Dead Dust is fine?

4 months ago
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There isn't much data available for this game, try clocking in at least an hour then. Have fun playing Dead Dust. Would you like to change the game later, just let me know.

4 months ago
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Completed. Not such a long story

4 months ago
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Alright :) After talking with another player of this game agreed! (Thanks Tewam) Membership request approved, welcome to the group. ^^

4 months ago
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Hey there, I'd like to be part of this group if you'll have me :]

I have played all my wins to some extent. Although none of the games have achievements, I can try to describe how much I've experienced of them: Sacrifice Dungeon (1) was truly terrible. I had such a bad time trying to play this "game" that I was inclined to write my first negative review: "Your time is better spent doing other things..." (Forgive me for not being more descriptive of this one but I'd rather not dwell on that experience.) Soldiers of the Universe (2) is an overly ambitious FPS. The cutscenes are really bad at drawing emotion due to dated animations but the textures are detailed and the guns feel good to shoot. Unfortunately the enemies can see you from any distance and they can hit you, so I keep being killed by nearly invisible specks from across the map. Otherwise not a bad game tbh, I might end up taking another whack at it at some point but it is genuinely difficult. Icons: Combat Arena (3) was in closed beta until recently and you could only play during certain times that I didn't know about and/or wasn't able to attend. (It's kind of funny that I won the closed beta key but wasn't able to play it until it until it was F2P.) I just got to try my first few matches and it's pretty easy to pick up since it plays just like Smash Bros. which is my only real experience with fighting games. Very likely I'll pick this up again soon, especially if they release more free characters.

I mainly want to join this group to do a giveaway for two copies of my favorite game, Super Cloudbuilt. Apparently I have a pending request to join but I don't think I ever asked formally, so this is me doing just that! Thanks for considering me and have a great day :]

4 months ago
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So you'd like to join via Option 2? :)

4 months ago
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Yes, please

4 months ago
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Hi RobbyRatpoison! You're welcome to join, I hope Super Cloudbuilt will find a good home, looking at the 867 hours you have on the game, it must be good. :) Membership request approved, welcome to the group.

3 months ago
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Hey ref. Even though we may have our differences(mainly because you can't see that dogs are indeed better) I would like to join your group.

I believe I played all my wins for at least 5 min, so I would like to support the cause by giving away a game.

4 months ago
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Hi Ruaben! You're very welcome to join. ^^ All minority groups are welcome hehe xD Please request to join the group here and I'll approve it at once. I'm curious what contribution you will make. :)

3 months ago
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Keen to join but unfortunately I have only so far won one game, and due to work commitments and a holiday I haven't had time to play it. Otherwise happy to play anything I win and I generally only apply to games I am genuinely interested in.

4 months ago
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Hi Expression93! You're welcome to join, playing Citadel: Forged with Fire will do fine, just comment somewhere in the future when you found the time to do so. Hope to see you joining soon. :)

3 months ago
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I have played it. :) Intend to do so more when my friend is online. How do I join?

3 months ago
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You've played it indeed, but not for very long. The main story (or average playtime if you will) is about 10 hours for this game, so we'd like to see a number close to that. Also you didn't unlock any achievements and/or made screenshots. Please be sure to read what we consider "playing" for group winnings in our FAQ to make sure this is the right group for you.

3 months ago
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The achievements aren't working I don't think, or perhaps it's not recording properly for me. I got cards for it though. I never bother with screenshots as it's just not my thing.

Also, it's an online-only game which I didn't realise when I had applied to the giveaway, so it is something I would only play with friends (and not many of mine have it).

Sorry, but bad choice I guess... hopefully I can get something better in this group though?

3 months ago
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No problem, you can change the game. Seeing you haven't got more winnings, how about picking an unplayed game from your Steam library instead that has achievements? Please let me know. :)

3 months ago
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Hi, not sure if you saw already but I have started playing Battle Riders - and am continuing to do so, not sure what you're looking for in a game such as this though as it's very much arcade-like but it does have achievements.

3 months ago
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The idea is that you comment the name of the game before playing; shouldn't be coincidence.. :P

3 months ago
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<3

3 months ago
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Well I wasn't going to sit there and wait for someone's approval before I started playing the game. Compare my total playing time to that of the last two weeks and you'll see they should (almost) match.

3 months ago
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You don't have to wait for approval, just comment the name of the game before playing. ;)

3 months ago
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Hi! I would like to join by option 2

3 months ago
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Hi MrChaluliner! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. Membership request approved, I'm curious what it'll be. :)

3 months ago
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Hmm... Unfortunately, neither of the games I've won have achievements, so I'd like to join by option 2, please :)

3 months ago
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Hi BeccaBear93! You're welcome to join. Joining via option two is never required, how about joining via option one by playing one of your winnings and snapping a some screenshots of your progress? Please let me know. :)

3 months ago
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Okay, I'll do that then. I plan to start playing Alex Hunter: Lord of the Mind within the next few days :)

3 months ago
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Alright :) Have fun with Alex Hunter and please drop a comment when you've finished the game.

3 months ago
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I've completed the game now :)

3 months ago
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Great screenshots too :) Membership request approved, welcome to the group! ^^

3 months ago
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Hi, I would like to join the group by Option 1.
I just recently joined the site but I was lucky and won the game A Hat in Time so I will be playing that.

3 months ago
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Hi Sekian! You're welcome to join, playing A Hat in Time will do fine. :) Please comment again when you've finished it.

3 months ago
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I finished the storyline and uploaded some screenshots. Is that enough to be accepted? Anyway I will continue playing because I liked the game.

3 months ago
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More than enough! :) The screenshots are very clear also (esp. THE END :P). For group-wise playing requirements, you can find that in our FAQ. Membership request approved, welcome to the group. ^^

3 months ago
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Hey I requested to join the group cause I really liked the idea. If I win any of the GA I will try to finish the game. Hope you accept my request.

3 months ago
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hello there, Pesquizeru,

and welcome to SG! if you take a look at this image below you'll find the Edit button. If you click that, you can edit your previous comment, adding more info... so, no more need to post multiple comments :D

really hope you'll have a ton of fun!

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3 months ago
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Forgot to mention that i would like to join as a player.

3 months ago
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Sorry again that I forgot to mention that i will join by option 1 as soon I win a giveway. Thanks for being patient with me, I am new to SteamGifts and as you can see in my acount I'm from Brazil so sorry if I misspell anything.

3 months ago
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Hi Pesquizeru! You're welcome to join. You can wait until you win something, but you may also pick a game from your Steam library instead that has achievements to play in this case. E.g. Portal, Just Cause 2 or Insurgency? Please let me know. :)

3 months ago
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Hey thanks for letting me join, I'll probably try to finish Portal

3 months ago
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Alright, have fun playing Portal. :) Please comment again when you've finished playing the game.

3 months ago
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Just finished the game

3 months ago
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Agreed :) Nice screenshots, the cake wasn't a lie indeed! Please request to join the group here and I'll approve it when I see it. :)

Edit: I see you are offline for a day, please comment again when you did so, so I don't forget it. ;)

3 months ago*
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Requested

3 months ago
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Approved :) When you sync your account you should be able to access the giveaways.

3 months ago
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Questions about joining as a gifter:

Can I keep my Steam profile private? (I'm not planning to enter giveaways.)

The instructions seem to be to create a giveaway for the group and then ask to join. Is this technically possible?

3 months ago
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Hi ET3D! The rule to keep your Steam profile public is something we ask from all members, to keep moderation simple. You could join as guest gifter if you'd like, meaning you'd leave the group after the giveaways you wanted to create have ended. You can do that as often as you'd like. As for the final comment, I've changed "as soon as you get invited" to "as soon as your membership request is approved" now. That should take care of that. ;)

3 months ago
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Does the game I'd want to giveaway need to have achievements?

3 months ago
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Hi aRo93! This is not needed, we will approve the game then based on playtime and statistics/leaderboards when available.

3 months ago
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Nice :) I'd love to gift someone a copy of Super Panda Adventures. Really good metroidvania, but not many people know it exists :(

How long should the giveaway be open btw.?

3 months ago
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Alright, membership request approved. :) You can decide how long you want it to be open, I'd recommend 3 days, should give everybody the chance to get on board. ^^

3 months ago
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It's such a great game! I've GA-ed it myself on SG because, just like you, I wanted people to give it a try. It deserves more attention.

3 months ago
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Hi I want to join your group!
out of 2 last games i won i finished LIMBO and Reverse Crawl which i really enjoyed.
I also can create a game giveaway like anna' quest for the group as joining GA
Thank you for attention

3 months ago*
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Hi Acsac! Sorry, but currently you cannot join. Please read over "How to join" again.

3 months ago
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I had a suspension today but they put it away as soon as it wasnt my fault.
I wanted to use option 2 as an entry to the group. I ve read how to join section couple times^(

3 months ago
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Ah happy to read so! :) You're welcome to join via option two, membership request approved.
I'm curious what you'll give away. ^^

3 months ago
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thank you

3 months ago
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Welcome to PA, Acsac :)

3 months ago
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3 months ago
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don't know if i'll ever be able to become a real member of PA. or member of any other group has "play your games" as its starting point.

lesson learnt: after a while, you start to see PA giveaways everywhere. ton and tons of SG giveaways start to look as Playing Appreciated, Playing Matters, Play Your Games giveaways.

now, what about... some TGIF!?

per Genova! <3

[Bridge]
I feel lucky
at the end of the day,
When I'm lucky
it's so great
I'm a crazy person who reads, a crazy outlaw
A maverick, who writes: "Whoever reads this is stupid"
3 months ago
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Too late now.. ^^

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3 months ago*
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Where is mine, I want one too :(

3 months ago
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i see what you did there.

too late now.. got proofs.

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3 months ago
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All the effort of improving it for nothing :'( I'll call it fake, never have seen that overly fast generated thing. :P

3 months ago
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You got lucky, the printer just broke down after I've made one for you.. xD

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3 months ago
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Yay :D

3 months ago
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i see caaaakes!

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3 months ago
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Godamit, I guess it is time to open my wallet and give something decent away:D

That cake is adorable tho :3

3 months ago
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it is time to open

just leave it wide open for a few secs and you're done!

3 months ago
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Hi, Would playing Moonlighter be enough for option 1?

3 months ago
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Hi Ad4m! You're welcome to join, playing Moonlighter will do fine. Please drop another comment when you've finished it. :)

3 months ago
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done :)

3 months ago
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Agreed! Nice screenshots too, I hope you liked the game. :) Membership request approved, welcome to the group.

3 months ago
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Yep and thanks.

3 months ago
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Request to join.
I ll play Pathologic Classic HD, won 1 week ago.If you go on my profile, it signs 5.7 hours played, but i just idled the game with ASF for cards,you can easily verify by check i don t have achievements.
Let me know if is good to you or i should choose another game )and sorry for my bad english)

3 months ago
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Hi IlGrigio! You're welcome to join, playing that game will do fine. You have indeed idled it 5.7 hours. Please comment again when you've finished playing it. :)

3 months ago
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Hi, I want to join the group by playing Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure

3 months ago
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Hi VictorWu! You're welcome to join by playing Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure, please comment again when you've finished the game. :)

3 months ago
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Finally, I finish the game :)

3 months ago
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Looking good :) Nice screenshots too! Membership request approved.

3 months ago
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Hi ? Can I join ? Or have to wait for some days ?

3 months ago
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Would like to join

3 months ago
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Hi Hambelino. You're welcome to join, please let me know how.

3 months ago
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Option 2

3 months ago
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I want Join:DD

3 months ago
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Hi remilia112scarlet! You're welcome to join, however please set your playtimes to public first. Also please let me know how you would like to join.

3 months ago
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Cheers!

3 months ago
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i want join
Game Name : Endless Fables: The Minotaur's Curse
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Edit:
i finish the game and unlock 23 achievements

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3 months ago*
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Hi iTA360COM! You're welcome to join, all looking fine now. Membership request approved, welcome to the group. :) Would be nice to see some video of a game you win here on your channel someday. ;)

3 months ago
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Thank you! i'm so happy! ^_^ yes make remix gameplay video is my passion since 10 years so for sure i do , also if i must to admit that i take long time for do it , thanks you all my heart.

3 months ago
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3 months ago*
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your previous comment is ten millimeters up this useless one of yours

3 months ago
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Hi I want to join your group)
I won game "Eternal Maze" few days ago and want to try and finish this game. Would it be enough for Option 1?

3 months ago
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Hi Morror! You're welcome to join, Eternal Maze will do, if you will get some achievements and snap some screenshots. Just as a note: you've played is 27 minutes already. Please comment again when you have finished the game. :)

3 months ago
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I want to get rid of an old key for Eufloria HD. Figured I could do it in your group. I'd appreciate if I could join without making my profile public. If that's an issue, let me know and I'll gift it to Unlucky-7.

3 months ago
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Since PA must see your profile once you are a member to confirm you played the games I think it will be a problem.
But w8 for Reforced to answer you just to be sure.

3 months ago
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I'm not planning to play games or enter group giveaways. I just want to gift.

3 months ago
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i'm quite sure he can keep it private, but yeah, Reforced has the real PA Rules Book :D

(as i see it, that book has only one line: play it within a month)

3 months ago
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Yeah but how can we check/site check if his account is private, you cant see games or achievements XD

And under group rules in the post it says: "You need to set and keep your Steam privacy settings for My profile and Game details public"

3 months ago
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there shouldn't be that need, i think.

also, iirc, this was already asked in this thread... (with Ref freshest answer )

3 months ago*
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Hi ET3D :) Please refer to my answer here. If you agree, let me know and I'll approve your request.

3 months ago
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Thanks for the reply. Thought I'd ask again for in hope of an exception, now that I have something specific to gift, but I guess that won't happen. Don't feel like making the profile private just for this, so will try Unlucky-7, as I said.

3 months ago
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Perhaps I wasn't clear: joining as guest gifter means you can keep your profile private, however also means you cannot stay in the group. You are just temporary in the group then to contribute some giveaways, without joining any. As for choosing between another group or us, feel free to share it with both groups if you wish.

3 months ago
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Ah, thanks. That definitely wasn't clear to me. Sorry, already made the giveaway, but I'll make sure to call here again for the next one.

3 months ago
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You know what, since we've clarified this, how about I make a group giveaway for Lumino City? Assuming you okay my membership request.

3 months ago
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Sure, membership request approved. ^^ Thanks for the contribution in advance, I hope the game will find a good home. You can check the status via our website, https://www.playingappreciated.com/ at any time. :)

3 months ago
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The silly thing on my part is that I actually have to make my profile public to sync the group with SG. The nuisance. :)

(Last time I synced was 9th June 2017.)

3 months ago*
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I'm cheating a bit, if you don't mind. I left the group but didn't sync, and don't plan to until I have a good reason. So I can still gift to the group even though I can't enter.

2 months ago
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In this case I don't mind at all. :) Feel free to create giveaways when you see fit.

2 months ago
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I'd like to join if possible, I did a private giveaway yesterday trying to get somebody to play a game I enjoyed, I'd go for Option 2 and either give away the same game while it's on a heavy discount or something else I've enjoyed and reviewed in the past.

Edit: Want to add that I'd only participate in giveaways for games I would be interested enough in to try completing, and I'd only put up giveaways for games with enough quality to be worth completing. Not sure if my group request on Steam was denied or if I just don't know how all that works, I won't pester about it I'm just really interested in giving away games to people who are looking for a game to play rather than a +1

3 months ago*
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Hi PvtParts69! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. The delay was just caused by me going over all applications once in a few days. :) Approved now, I'm curious what game it'll be. ^^

3 months ago
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