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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Yesterday I got gifted Xeodrifter by a friend so I'm going to embark on a quest to get some achievements in that....hopefully that should be fine.

2 months ago
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Xeodrifter will do fine, enjoy :) Please reply to this comment and request a group invite here once you are done.

2 months ago
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Membership approved! Welcome to the group :)

2 months ago
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Awesome. Thank you.

2 months ago
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Thank you. Group invite requested.

2 months ago
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Hello can i ask you please:
This game "Street Of Rage" , don't update timeplay\achievements , will this then create problem about the PA group? if yes how i can remove it from the games i win?!?!

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2 months ago
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As far as I can see, the game has already been marked as played.
Therefore, there should be no further issues.

Also I think only Reforced can remove games from the tool.

2 months ago
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Thank you

2 months ago
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As Adel91 said, it was already marked as played by the giveaway creator already so no need to worry about it.

As far as I know the playtime gets counted here instead of here and that is why it doesn't work properly.

2 months ago
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Thank you

2 months ago
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SUSAN.
@Cheap__Golf

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2 months ago
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I don't get it :(

2 months ago
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APocketfulofStars just met SUSAN.

2 months ago
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Ah, thanks :D

2 months ago
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Bumping (going to start playing the games now, this is just a bookmark for now!)

2 months ago
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I'd like to join too. I'd like to play some Marble Duel for joining the group, since my other wins either have no achivements (Shadowrun Returns, which is already played through, Luxor 3) or I started playing them already (Mafia III, DLC). Hope Marbel Duel fits the requirements.

2 months ago
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Hi samwise84, Marble Duel will do just fine. Please reply to this comment and request a group invite here once you are done. I wish you the best of luck with it and let me know how it goes. I played the game and it gets so ridiculously down to RNG if you are gonna beat a level or not at the later levels that I have given up on it.

2 months ago
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I see where you are comming from. Was just stuck on a level, repeated it 7 times with no luck to even so much as damage the opponent for more than 10 points. On the 8th try I beat the oppnent without him having even one go at me, earning me the God of War and Sneaky achivement in one game. With all the extra stuff (shield, increased hitpoint, healing, etc. ) there is a lot of strategy behind it, more than usually in a game like this, but all of that does not matter if you do get the wrong marbles.

2 months ago
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Yea it is such a shame. With all the additional strategy elements one would hope that it would make the game less RNG not a lot more RNG. One quick tip I can give you that helped me a bit was to change your upgrades after each level to fit the color of the marbles that are gonna be in the level you will be playing next (if you are not doing that already). If you get super stuck after getting the "Aviator" achievement (that is where I gave up) snap a screenshot of the level progress and I will talk to Reforced about approving your request due to RNG nonsense and it being the only option of a game to play.

1 month ago
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Will do so. Hopefully after tomorrow I will have a bit more time to play. Right now I'm on a buisness trip because of some training that I need for work -_-

1 month ago
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There is no time limit so feel free to take you time :)

1 month ago
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Ok I give up. After reaching the Aviator achievement it gets ridiculously RNG. For the few levels I was able to do after the achievment it took at least 5 to 15 tries for each level.

Here is a screenshot of my level progress:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1544401092

If this is not enough then I will join under option 2.

1 month ago
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I think you gave up on the same exact level as me :o
I think it is more than enough. Accepted, welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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Thx. What a coincidence XD
I was starting to get aggressiv because I constantly lost due to bad luck. Usually games like that are relaxing to me -_-

1 month ago
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I feel ya. I was playing it on a laptop with a touch pad and I wanted to throw it out of the window at that point :D

1 month ago
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  1. No violations yet this month. Hurry! :D

  2. Option 1: I will play Unavowed The Banner Saga 3, which I won here 2 months ago.

  3. After I finish Step 2, I guess?

  4. Will wait.

Cheers! :D

Edit: edited with new game.

2 months ago*
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Hi Thexder, you are more than welcome to join, but please pick a game you haven't yet played. You already got an achievment in it from September 7th.

2 months ago
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Hm, I had no more than 15 minutes on it, but, you are right, there is 1 achievement already. So, let us try another one:

Option 1: I will play The Banner Saga 3, which I won here about 2 months ago.

Cheers! :D

2 months ago*
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The Banner Saga 3 will do fine! Please reply to this comment once you are done with it :)

2 months ago
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Hi, I would like to join with option 2 :)

2 months ago
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Hi Lontaz, you're welcome to join by option 2, membership request approved.
Let's see what you'll give :)

2 months ago
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Hello. I would like to join the group using option 2. Thanks in advance!

2 months ago
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Hi Sysout912, you can join with option to 2. I have approved your membership request. Welcome to the group and looking forward to see what you give away :)

2 months ago
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upsy, decline me, i accidetally sent a request, sorry

2 months ago
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No problem, if you want to join let us know how. :)

1 month ago
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Hi, I would like to rejoin :)
Finish all the game in my previous wins.
Kicked due to https://www.steamgifts.com/go/comment/y3HF0YU

Thanks you :)

2 months ago
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Hey wulaha999, I have approved what I think was played good enough but there is a few games that I think you should put a little bit more effort into because we are not a demo group but a group where you join the games you actually want to play. You can see which ones are yet to be approved here.

1 month ago
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Want to join this group, I'll sure play the games I win if I do so.

1 month ago
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Hi eduuuh, you are welcome to join. Which option to join would you like to choose?

1 month ago
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I am currently playing Day of Infamy, the only game that I won.

1 month ago
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Since you already started playing the game on the 19th it that sadly does not count as a game you can join with. However you have 3 other options:

  • you can choose an unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library to play,
  • you can wait for your next win,
  • you can join with option 2.

It is up to you, just let us know what you decide :)

1 month ago
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I'll go with option 2 then. I can give away Devil and the Fairy.

1 month ago
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That works! Join request accepted, welcome to the group :)

1 month ago
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Thank you!!! Just created the giveaway ;)

1 month ago
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👍

1 month ago
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hehe :v was introduced by my friend in this group and really like the idea of playing games :))
Can i join this group? Will play cat on a diet which i won from steamgifts
Here: 0/30 achievements :))) and will give another shot too :)))
https://gyazo.com/ba5734b25d3131eccce02ff94f4d7bb4

update after 5h: https://gyazo.com/a0c482b68c0fd72559303f06eaffcb23

1 month ago*
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Hi logvip08, Cat on a Diet will do fine (note: there is 4,6 hours of idle time). Please reply back once you have beaten the game.

1 month ago
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ok :3

1 month ago
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Can i change to evoland 2? :)))
https://gyazo.com/dfc723a9362842cc7962eed679059f80

1 month ago*
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Yes, Evoland 2 will be fine too. Let us know once you beat it.

1 month ago
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I'd like to join, for about more than a year, I only join wishlisted games, so pretty sure I'll play if I win one. Next one I'll go is Punch Club, which I finally recently won and activated today. Is that fine?

Also, what does "finished playing" stand for? 100% achievement, or running the normal route of the game to the end? If so, I've recently won Cally's Caves 3, and finished normal mode, and two side stories, but have yet to finish New Game+, and about half way to 100% achievements...

1 month ago
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Hi KetchupGod, Punch club will do fine. Please reply back once you have beaten it.

Finished playing stands for completing the main story of the game (if it has one). Getting 100% of the achievements is not required.

1 month ago
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And done!

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1 month ago
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Congrats! Membership request approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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Thanks!

1 month ago
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Hi, i'm gonna go with option 2 if u will :)

1 month ago
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Hi Identitools, you can join with option 2, looking forward to see what game it is gonna be :) Membership approved, welcome to the group!

1 month ago
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Thx, just made my GA, Serial Cleaner

1 month ago
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👍

1 month ago
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I'd like to join with Option 1, is Data Hacker: Initiation alright? I ended up winning it shortly before I left Steamgifts for a few months, so this seems like a great chance to try it out and join a really interesting group!

1 month ago
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Hi TeacupTyrant, Data Hacker: Initiation will do fine. Let us know once you beat it :)

1 month ago
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Alrighty! It only took a few "less than sleep filled" nights, but I beat it at last! It was honestly pretty good, which was a pleasant surprise. Unlike the unpleasant surprise of my favorite party member ditching me at the literal final boss.. but, hey, that's what I get for believing in a guy with "Hyena" in his name! But that's me learnt, never trusting anyone like that again! You know the old saying: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me.. er, five times, shame on me!" ^^

1 month ago
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Sleep? What is this sleep thing you are talking about? - written from my phone in bed at 4:15AM

Glad to hear the game was good! And I will keep in mind not to trust this guy when I get around playing that game :D

Membership request approved (hope I got the right steam profile), welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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It is that thing that you do when you aren't playing games. It is a rather uncommon spectacle, much like a Diamond Unicorn, or a trustworthy Hyena! And if you do plan on playing it, I suggest you prepare to either grind for a few hours towards the end or take a class in the Art of Dodging. ^^ (Don't worry, you approved the right Tyrant! But I'm not sure what would've happened if you accepted a degenerate like the CoffeeTyrant)

1 month ago
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Ah right that thing! I managed to get some an hour after I wrote that last message \o/
Considering I just 100%ed a game that took over 200 hours of grinding yesterday I think a few hours are not gonna kill me :P
Glad to hear I didn't fatfinger someone else into the group. And tea>>>>>coffee c:

1 month ago
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Falling asleep as early as 5:15 AND 100%ing grind filled games? Inconceivable!

Wait, what am I saying, of course a devoted Teacup Denizen like yourself could achieve such a balanced likestyle!

1 month ago
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Invite me in your group please

1 month ago
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Hi Grassoff, with which option would you like to join?

1 month ago
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Hi, Do I need to play one of the won games?

1 month ago
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Please read the "How to join" section. You can either play a game you won or make a giveaway for the group.

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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Thank you. Group invite requested. i am good gamer :D

1 month ago
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Hi Flaverand, with which option would you like to join?

1 month ago
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Option 1

1 month ago
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Ok, and which game would that be that you are gonna play?

1 month ago
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Tricolour Lovestory :D

1 month ago
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The game needs to be something you won on SteamGifts and as far as I can see you did not win Tricolour Lovestory from here.

1 month ago
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sorry , so i play Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun i win this game

1 month ago
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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun doesn't work either because you already played it in September. Please read the "Option 1" under "How to join" carefully and pick an appropriate game.

1 month ago
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sorry so, i can play The Official GamingTaylor Game, Great Job! :D

1 month ago
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The achievements for The Official GamingTaylor Game might or might not be working. You can try to play and see if they work or you can choose something else again.

1 month ago
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so i can play Lozenge or From The Sky: New Horizon

1 month ago*
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Lozenge will do 100% fine. Reply to this comment once you are done.

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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I didn't have trouble with the 3000 score personally, but the 10000 one is indeed hard and took me something like 16 hours to get. Either way, join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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thx you :D

1 month ago
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I'd like to join

1 month ago
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Hi wurzel19xx, with which option would you like to join?

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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Option 2 group giveaway: "Scribblenauts Unlimited" OK?

1 month ago
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It is! Join request accepted, welcome to the group :)

1 month ago
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game is online!

1 month ago
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👍 I hope whoever wins it will enjoy it, its a great game :)

1 month ago
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This is my favorite SteamGifts group. Out of the unbundled games I've given away so far the only one where somebody has not only played more than an hour but looks like they're actually going to beat the game has been a PA giveaway. You guys are amazing 😍

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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Hi there, I'd like to join if I can with Option 2.

I'd be looking to give away 5 copies of Portal of Evil: Stolen Runes CE: https://store.steampowered.com/app/361850/

Can pick something else if that won't work, my old source for giveaways Tremor is pretty much dead now so am picking stuff I own from the weekly deals that I bought and liked but as usual barely played. Hoping this group makes me break that bad habit >.<

1 month ago
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Hi HairyGoober, giving away 5 copies of Portal of Evil: Stolen Runes CE will be more than alright. Please request to join on the group page :)

1 month ago
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Awesome, request sent :3

1 month ago
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Accepted, welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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Hi! I'd like to join, option 2 as well. For now I think I could give away DreadOut or Deadlight.

1 month ago
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Hi zerishizeh, giving away either one of those 2 games will do fine. Join request accepted, welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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Thanks! I'll be making a giveaway in the group in the next few days :)

1 month ago
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Please do it as soon as possible, thanks!

1 month ago
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This might be a silly question, but I just want to clarify if there's anything extra I need to do when I'm making a Playing Appreciated giveaway, other than posting the 'play this within one month if you win' blurb.

Does the tool do the rest, or do I have to post it in the thread in the steam group?

1 month ago
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Not a silly question at all. The tool does everything automatically :) It only updates once every 12ish hours (Reforced can tell you more accurately) so it sometimes can take a bit for the up to date data to show up.

1 month ago
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That's a really robust tool!

Thank you - I'll keep this in mind for the future.

1 month ago
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It is incredibly handy and I can't imagine moderating PA without it. To Reforced if he sees: thanks for listening to all my stupid requests <3

If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask! Feel free to also just shoot me a message on Steam if its easier for you :)

1 month ago
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<3 And I can't imagine PA without MouseWithBeer anymore. :)

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1 month ago
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<3

also good, because I have 2 more requests for you, but I shall let you know in private when you got time :P

1 month ago
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Now you make me feel envy :(

1 month ago
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B-but don't be! One team, one PA! :3

1 month ago
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Happy Cakeday :)

1 month ago
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Damn you are faster than me :(

1 month ago
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This is not a competition ;-P

1 month ago
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Thank you Adel! :)

1 month ago
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Hi Mouse. I need to talk you concerning the group. I've sent you a friends request. Thanks in advance.

1 month ago
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Just as a note: issue cleared up and waiting to be solved properly.

1 month ago
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i see... caaakes!

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1 month ago
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You are right and I have forgotten.. :O Must make a proper celebration soontm :) Thanks, icaio :3

1 month ago
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