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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Happy cake day!

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1 month ago
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Thank you, Mouse <3

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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^^ Thanks Yukiin!

1 month ago
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So I won this game and learned of this group
https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/IZu2c/the-dark-eye-chains-of-satinav

I am still playing my first win, GTA4, but has no achievments.

I can play Dark Eye to join?

1 month ago
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Hi Machy, playing The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav will be fine to join. Please reply to this comment once you have beaten it.

1 month ago
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Hi, just finished it and take screenshots

https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198048215619/screenshots/

3 weeks ago
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Congratulations! I have approved your join request, welcome to the group! :)

3 weeks ago
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Thanks!

3 weeks ago
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I am interested!can i join with Option 2?

1 month ago
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Hi adshanni, yes you can. Please request to join on the group page and then let me know :)

1 month ago
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thanks

1 month ago
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Membership approved, I am looking forward to see what you are going to give away :) Welcome to the group!

1 month ago
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ok,thank you

1 month ago
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I could enter with option 2 and send a request to join the group

1 month ago
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Hi fernandojrd, joining with option 2 will do fine. Please request to join on the group page and then let me know.

1 month ago
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ready and send request to the group

1 month ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please create a giveaway as soon as possible :)

1 month ago
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ready 😎😎

1 month ago
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👍

1 month ago
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I'm sorry because they took me out of the group and I did not break any rules all the games that I won in the group I played them 😭😨

2 days ago
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Please read point 1 "What is considered playing a game?" of the FAQ. You were kicked because did not play Scribblenauts Unlimited anywhere near enough.

2 days ago
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It's just that I've just come from a week-long trip and I've just started playing the games I had to finish and in the meantime I have to download another one and my internet is not so good

2 days ago
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Well the time for Scribblenauts Unlimited has ran out in the mean time and since you did not thank the giveaway creator you did not get a warning and were immediately kicked . You can rejoin once more once you finish all the games marked in red here (I made the group tool force sync your wins right now and I see some of them could already be approvable, I will take a look in a second). For the ones that don't have achievements please provide some screenshots.

2 days ago
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I have took a very good look at your playtimes and achievements and I have found countless cases of achievements not adding up. You are not welcome in this group anymore.

1 day ago
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ok I'll get into it right now when I finish doing what you ask me to tell you and it will not happen again and it's because of that trip: c

1 day ago
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I am interested to join using Option 2. I have read and I understand the group rules.

The only issue is that I am Lv 0 on Steam, so I do not have the ability to Request to join on Steam. Is it possible that an admin can add me on Steam so I can join?

1 month ago
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Hi Arcsurvivor, I have sent you a friend request on Steam :)

1 month ago
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Thanks, Accepted.

1 month ago
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Hello, me again so i did finish one of my wins, i have 22 out of 24 achievements unlocked called Crime Secrets: Crimson Lily, Do i qualify?

1 month ago
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Hi Catzuki, no you do not qualify. Your Crime Secrets: Crimson Lily achievements..

1 month ago*
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what? why? is it because i played it offline? sorry then :(

1 month ago
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If it was played offline then it is another story. And no, it can not be played offline as we can not verify the playtime/achievements. And it wouldn't have counted anyways, because from what I can see (I went back 5 months of comments, if I missed it I am sorry) your only comment was "upsy, decline me, i accidetally sent a request, sorry" and you have to comment the game you are going to play beforehand.

1 month ago
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sorry, sorry i won't bother again. :)

1 month ago
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Option 2
While I really like the concept of the group - I probably don't have much time to play in the next months so I said for myself I should not enter your giveaways ;)
Honest reason I'll have a game I would like to share with this group as it should really be played.

I tried to play Maria the Witch as the nice Artwork inspired me but arghh I don't like that kind of play stile.

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We don't have any activity requirements so entering the giveaway only when you have time its not a problem :) That said you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Curious to see which game it is :)

1 month ago
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Finally it's there. As I see we are really a bit picky. When looking at Bedlam I wasn't sure which time frame to give to get 5 entries.

1 month ago
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You got some amazing timing, I sent a warning about a couple of seconds too late. Hope you will manage to get the entries and thank you for making the giveaway :)

1 month ago
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Sorry that that made a dent in our relationship. Felt really a bit bad that I couldn't do it instantly well +2 extra ;)

But glad I had this timing^^ (I was wondering huh? Got a new message but there was none???).

1 month ago
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Oh there is no dent don't worry. As long as the giveaway went up there are no problems what so ever :)

Yea I deleted the comment with the warning as soon as it was posted since I saw I had a new message from you from 30 seconds ago and it wasn't necessary anymore :)

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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Option 1: I have won Bastion 5 days ago and beaten it the same day does that count or do i need to play another game to join? :)

1 month ago
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You need to state a game, then play it if it's approvable :)

1 month ago
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Okay i will play half life 2 which i won do i need some proof that i played it or ?

1 month ago
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Playing HL2 is fine. You can reply back when you've finished the game

1 month ago
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I'd like to pick option 1. So far I've won and beaten one game: Sorry, James. It's quite short, so I'm not sure whether it would qualify.

1 month ago
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news: It would have counted if you would have commented that you were going to play before you played it :/ You can join by beating Psychonauts instead if you wish (or waiting for another win if that game doesn't suit you) or picking option 2.

Edit: or what Reforced said below.

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Oh, my mistake. I thought I had to play and finish before commenting. I'll pick something else, then!

1 month ago
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You may also choose an unplayed game that has achievements from your Steam library, if you prefer.

1 month ago
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In that case, may I pick An Octave Higher to play as my game?

1 month ago
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An Octave Higher is fine (Y)

1 month ago
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I've finished it! I've gotten 3 endings, but one of them didn't give any achievements. I'll certainly be trying to get some more endings. I'm curious as to how the final illustration will be tied into the story.

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Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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Hi! I want to give away "The Wolf Among Us" but I want to make sure it'll be played... this looks like a good way to do that. Can I Join?

1 month ago
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Hi aleluist, giving away The Wolf Among Us will do just fine to enter the group. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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Thank you very much!

1 month ago
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Hey. i'd like to go through option 1. Tomorow I'll start Darksiders II (It's probably long but this gives me reason to start this game ^_^ )

1 month ago
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Hi Adamiix, playing Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition will do fine. Enjoy and please reply to this comment once you have beaten the game :)

1 month ago
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Hiho! Ready for enter to Option 2, send request to group.

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Hi NightVoron, looking forward to see what you will give away. Membership request approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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ok, thx, tomorrow i will create giveaway

1 month ago*
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Created first giveaway. And I have question: that about DLC giveaways, i can create it in group? And if can, i think not need accept rules about "playing this game within a month" or that? If need more discussion, can write this question here https://steamcommunity.com/groups/playing-appreciated/discussions/5/1456202946275962387/?ctp=31

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👍

You can create a giveaway for anything that you wish. Games, DLC, soundtracks, software, all is OK. For DLC we check if the base game was played since the DLC was won. The only thing we don't check for are soundtracks, because there is no way for us to do so.

Yes, feel free to ask any questions there :)

1 month ago
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Hi, I'd like to become a gifter for the group, i.e. option 2 ^^
(request sent)

1 month ago
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HI Tristar, group membership approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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Hi I'd like to join through option 2, req sent.

4 weeks ago
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Hi gangnamstyle, you are welcome to join with option 2. Group membership approved, interested to see what you will give away :)

4 weeks ago
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Thanks!

4 weeks ago
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4 weeks ago
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I am interested!can i join with Option 2?

4 weeks ago
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Hi harutgamer, you are welcome to join with option 2. Group membership approved, interested to see what you will give away :)

4 weeks ago
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ok i do giveaway for this group

4 weeks ago
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Please do it as soon as possible.

4 weeks ago
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Ok now i do

4 weeks ago
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👍👍

4 weeks ago
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I'd like to join with option 2

3 weeks ago
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Hi hoder, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, please make a giveaway as soon as possible :)

3 weeks ago
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Hi, I would like to join your group as a player. Option 1

3 weeks ago*
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Hi JennahIsSoCoolLIKE, which game would you like to play?

3 weeks ago
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Cities in Motion 2 or Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition

3 weeks ago*
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You did not win Cities in Motion 2 on SG so that doesn't count, but Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition (Note: it has been idled for 2,2 hours) will do fine. Please reply to this comment once you have beaten the game.

3 weeks ago
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I've finished the game

2 weeks ago
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Please request to join the group here and I shall approve it as soon as I see it :)

2 weeks ago
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Approved, welcome to the group!

2 weeks ago
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thanks

2 weeks ago
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3 weeks ago
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Hi FandF, beating Bear With Me - Collector's Edition will be fine. Please reply to this comment once you are done.

3 weeks ago
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I am done :)

3 weeks ago
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You are indeed. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

2 weeks ago
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Thank you very much :)

2 weeks ago
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Hi, I would like to join with option 2. I just finished my only GA so option 1 is out. LOL.

2 weeks ago
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Hi ash2dust, you can choose any unplayed game with achievements out of your Steam library instead if you wish. Or just stick with option 2. Let me know!

2 weeks ago
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Sanctum 2

2 weeks ago
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Sanctum 2 will do fine but please switch your game details to be completely public so we can track playtime. If you need help doing that check here, if you have any questions feel free to ask. Thank you :)

2 weeks ago
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Thanks for the link, my game details is already on public. Its the checkbox below for time that private, be helpful to add that into the instructions of the link.

If you look at my GA that I started and finished today (Duke of Alpha Centauri), You'll see every achievement was done today. Cant figure out how to get the Tutorial achievement as I dont see any tutorial buttons.

2 weeks ago
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It is showing in the image itself that it needs to be unchecked, but you are completely right about it not being mentioned in the text. I edited it, thank you very much for pointing it out :)

It is always nice to see that people finish their SG wins quickly. As much as I would like to accept it as the game to join the group, I can't as your first comment was made after you have completed the game. I did not make the rules, I just enforce them, sorry.
Very strange about the tutorial issue since a lot of other people seems to have gotten it. Might be worth asking about it on the disscusion page of the game if you care about getting it.

2 weeks ago
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Im not enjoying Sanctum 2 anymore. Got 3 of the 4 areas unlocked. Its gotten very grindy.
It was fun the first several hours. But its just more of the same.

2 weeks ago
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I think you proved more than enough you would be willing to play your wins. I have approved your join request, welcome to the group! :)

2 weeks ago
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Thanks, my unplayed games were from my first bundle. I didnt know about steamgifts otherwise I would have put them here.

2 weeks ago
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I feel you, I have some many games in my library like that. Hope you manage to win something new that is of your interest from the group :)

2 weeks ago
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can i join? option 2

2 weeks ago
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Hi bugzee567, you can! Please request to join the group here.

2 weeks ago
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would like to join but i didnt win any game on steamgifts yet

2 weeks ago
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Hi Captwookie, you have 3 options then and you are free to choose whichever you prefer:

  1. Pick any unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library and play that
  2. Wait till you win something and play that
  3. Create a group giveaway (original option 2 in the topic description)

Let me know which one you choose!

2 weeks ago
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Option 1- Batman Arkham Origins

2 weeks ago
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Batman Arkham Origins sounds good to me. Please reply back once you have beaten the game :)

2 weeks ago
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i Disagree about morikalina want kick me from the group, little time after i win the giveaway and i play the game playingappreciated tool say about achievements of wick this "60% has 2, 40% has 3 "
image proof https://i.imgur.com/X2TiEDa.jpg
video proof here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVnCsz4vJbU
EXTRA: Also at day 30\11\2018 after that morikalina send me bad message i reach also 9 hour of play and 3 achievements but the playappreciated tool not show it,but i has video proof record about it and you can see it here
https://youtu.be/cZgjsZDeupQ
(But ok this i write on asterisk * is not important because long time before that (when morikalina reply me) i play the game already 4 hour and have 2 achievements , so i play it enough , because play appreciated tool say 60% has 2, 40% has 3,Playscore 100\100 and hours is show green too (4 hour).
So I feel disappoint about morikalina write me more time "kickme" from the PA group because i not play the game and i mocking,this is both lies for me first because i never mocking and second because i play the game.
i also explain write to him that i had recently sometime in my family die so is not possible for me right now play wink or horror\ghost game more than 9 hour or 3 achievements , because i not feel good to do it (and i'm sure is not only me , i think is normal for people when mom or dad die not want to play ghost\horror game in that period), but morikalina not understand me and not respect me about this too and reply me him kick me for mocking (i'm curious to know if his mom or dad one day die same is happen at me,if someone reply to him i kick u for mocking and lie about him play or not a game , how him feel).

Now if from one pow i thanks PA for gift me wick via other donators,in other pow i feel so much hurt and disappoint in the way how rude was morikalina to tell me different time "i'm kicking you" " etc. and also i disappoint about him say i not play the game also if i play it and my value is the same of other people in PA but only me must be kicked i not understand why.

And i not hidden you that i was so hurt that i was tempted to report all this my bad experience to "someone" But then an user MouseWithBeer tell me better i not do it because this sound like a threat,(i reply to him for me is not threat but is vice versa defed myselph for something i think is not just) But ok then i listen MouseWithBeer because him council to me to not do it ,so ok i not proceed with report to someone external to sg never mind,also because i not want other people lose the ability opportunity to can win games in PA they have no fault in this.
Anyway i thank PA for make donators gift me wick and i'm happy about this in the same way i happy when i donate witcher3 in sg,and i thank also all people (morikalina included) that manage things here because is thank to him and others that manage it if i can access the givaway,but this is not mean this give the "power" to someone to be rude with other and to say lie too.
i thank PA and the creator of the giveaway for gift me the game , but i very disappoint how rude morikalina reply me and if kick me for off topic reason "mocking" or for say i not play it enough,because i think and i believe i play it enough,and not only i think but also i show u with proof images\videos etc. , then ok if someone want to lie about this is free to lie,but the truth is that i show in pic and video.

Edit:
Ok so because i receive another bad message from morikalina
https://imgur.com/JyEWKCU.jpg
i will proceed to contact the right people and report the profiles and group that do this to me,good luck.

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Hi, I would like to join with option 2.

2 weeks ago
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Hi Shadowverse, you are welcome to join with option 2. Please request to join the group here :)

2 weeks ago
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My request to join was denied

2 weeks ago
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It happened because you did not post a comment here within a month when you first requested to join, sorry about that. I have sent you a friend request on Steam now so I can send you a group invite that way.

Edit: invited.

2 weeks ago*
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ok thanks

2 weeks ago
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