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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 800 members and over 9000 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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Hi! I would like to join with option 2 and giveaway Day of Infamy. Also i plan on starting to play all my wins one by one starting from the latest(DeerhunterX).
Hi Tulepeeker, joining by giving away Day of Infamy will be fine. I have approved you join request, welcome to the group! :)
Thank you! :D
Considering Im in backlog assassins already this could be another reason to go through my games especially sg won games.
Plus be nice to give away my giveaways to people while will be playing them which will also give motivation to carry on with sg.
I was wondering if I could join with option 1 with club life if I 100% it?
If not I got queens quest which has 2 hours idle time
Hey cece09, simply beating the game is more than enough, but if you want to 100% it I will not stop you :)
Either Club Life or Queen's Quest: Tower of Darkness (like you said, it has 2 hours of idle time) will do fine, just reply back once you finished either one of them.
well i always make sure to 100% my games as much as possible and it wont kill me to finish the whole game i mean whats the point of it if only wanted 1 route.
Ill make sure to reply once i finished it thank you
I do that with mine as well, but I will sure not force anyone to do that if they are not interested in doing so :) You get 2 big thumbs up from me for doing so, not that really helps anything :(
I have finished club life
In that case welcome to the group! Your join request has been approved :)
Hi! I would like to apply by option 1
The game is Go! Go! Nippon! My First Trip to Japan
Actually I started play it yesterday, but only 20 minutes and didn't get any achievements yet (it have 85 🙈), is it okay?
as far as I am aware the achievements for that one only unlock if own DLC for it, do you own any of it? If not I would ask you to please pick a different game.
oh, you are right, I completely forgot about dlcs — that's why it have 85 achievements.. my bad, sorry :|
then can I choose game from my library? (I played all my wins already) — for example, Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth (all 3 books)
No worries, since you don't have any achievements and have only played it for 10 minutes you can also go with Luxor, but if you prefer Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth we will accept that one as well. Just reply to me whenever you beat one of them :)
you checked :) yep, I'd love to play Luxor, but I can't, sadly. I'm not able to run it properly on my system — it has some flickering problems and I can't see even a menu (not only I have this problem), but maybe someday..
so, I'll reply you as I finish. thanks for your time and have a good day/night!
I got a handly little script that does it for me. I saw that 3 games didn't have achievements, so I took a look at what they were (I know Battle Time has some not so easy to get achievements so I didn't wanna bother with that one). Shame, I hope you get to play it someday :/ I have played it myself and it is pretty nice.
Ok, enjoy The Pillars of the Earth then and have a good day/night as well :)
Hi! I finished The Pillars of the Earth (and it's a GOOD game, I'm glad that I chose it). I even found a way to play Luxor and finished it too :)
I sent a request to join the group
Very happy to hear ^^
I have approved your request. Welcome to the group! :)
thank you ^^
Hey, I've got a few giveaways planned for old humble games that I'd like to see people actually play instead of just feeding them to the bots, eg. Last Day of June, AER Memories of Old, Oxenfree.
Hi kathryn, sounds good to me! I have approved your join request :)
What is your stance in regards to shared giveaways? If I've joined a shared PA giveaway through whitelist or other group, am I also expected to follow the rule as PA member or is it allowed to assume that I'm joining through other means and therefore I'm exempted from the playing rule regardless of being a member?
Thanks in advance for answering.
If you are indeed a member of a different group/whitelist you won't get kicked if you don't play the giveaway. How it actually works with the group tool: if you play it, then great, it will be approved whenever we think it is played enough, if you don't once it hits day 31 it gets moved to the unfollowed category and absolutely nothing will happen. If it happens that you get a warning anyways for not playing all you need to say is "member of a different group" and you will get a sorry for forgetting to check and bothering you and it will be moved into unfollowed as well.
It's mostly me who bother you without checking :P
Considering you do most of the warnings, well yea :D about that, time to go smash the approve button a little bit :P
Oh, so it doesn't really make sense to make shared giveaways if the GA creator wants the game played. hmmm
It matters if winner does not belong to any other group, then s/he has to play the game :)
Roger. Don't wanna take that risk then. Thanks for the clarification
I don't have an actual percentage for you, but I can tell you that probably +95% of the time they actually get played (also the winner needs to actually be in the other group, just it being a shared giveaway is not enough). There has been a total of 52 games set to unfollowed in almost 2 years this group exists (out of 11,439 total giveaways, shared and non shared) and I know for a fact that at least a couple of those are under unfollowed for different reasons.
You can also do what I tend to do and make the giveaways shared between groups that focus on playing games, so if PA doesn't force them to play another one will :)
Edit: Morikalina 2fast4me
Got it. Thanks MouseWithBeer!
Honestly, I'm kinda disappointed by that. If I was to join a shared giveaway where I'm both a member of PA and some other group(s) and ended up winning, I'd consider it my duty to play the game within a month... because I'm also part of PA.
To me this just sounds like the perfect excuse to weasel out of an established group rule.
I would also prefer it to be mandatory to play but I don't make the rules, I can only express my option and I have done so in the past. But at least I am happy to say that almost everyone ends up playing their wins anyways. I have replied with some numbers to Janediel, not amazingly accurate, but it gives you an idea.
thanks for this, didn't know and duly noted.
Ref Tool really rocks... (sounds weird, i know)
If you ever wonder about anything else you know where to find me ;)
I've sent almost forty games so far and only one has ever been played, even though every giveaway I ask in the description for people to not enter unless they really want to play the game. So I'm all for a group like this. I got games to give away that I want played. So uhh, option 2 on the how to join if you would please.
btw What do games given away through your group average in entries? I'll get at least five each, right; for it to count towards contributor level?
Hi MountainWulf, you are welcome to join with option 2! I have approved your join request :)
The average number of entries per giveaway is 53 according to SG here. From experience I would say it tends to vary quite a lot depending on the game (if it was bundles 283422 times before, is it an asset flip quality of game), the contributor level it is set to and if it is shared with any other groups, but for the most part there should not be any problems getting 5 entries. If not you always have the option to delete the giveaway before it ends.
Yay, Thank you. Hope the people in the group love hidden object games, because I got a lot of those to give away first.
Hey, just for the heads up, I gave away a couple of old bundled hidden object games (neither had achievements - if yours have achieves more people will probably be interested) in the group last week - they got 7 entries each - so I'd recommend you leave them open for at least a day or so, so everybody gets time to see it if you want to make sure they get the 5 entries :D
That sounds like a good idea, thanks. I tend to set games for the next day, because I'm so forgetful. But I suppose steamgifts reminds me anyways, so I'll just have to make the giveaways longer.
Damn, I don't like hidden objects :(
1 less entry for your giveaways :P
I love HOG games so I pretty much buy every bundle with them and give my spares to PA. If they have been bundled a couple of times I always got more than enough entries in less than 12 hours, if they have been bundled many many times it can be a struggle so I tend to throw this HOG group in the mix and always get enough entries as well. Hope you will never encounter any issues :)
Heh, out of curiosity checked out your giveaways. Turns out I have won a game from you (Grim Legends The Forsaken Bride) :D And I finished that one within three days ^^
btw. looks like I forgot to say thanks back then :D so, one late thank you for you
Amazing that you came across this, you were the one that actually played one of the games I gave away. So thanks to you actually.
Love the avatar btw
Hi, I would like to join just to give out some games I would want people to play if that's possible.
So applying for option 2. :D
I got some really good games from HB, does it counts :)?
Hi SerasWhite, you are welcome to join with option 2, join request is approved ^_^
As long as one of them has less than 2 stars, it counts :P
I choose the Option 1 and the game LUP.
I've been kicked a year ago (since I didn't answer to your question and didn't touch steamgifts after that), so i need you to invite me/remove the "You have been kicked" message
Hi yanivleg, Lup doesn't have any achievements and therefore it wont do. Out of your wins The Darkness II and NBA 2K17 have achievements so please pick one of them.
Okay. I'll pick The darkness 2
Don't forget to reply back when you are finished ^_^
Ok, will start to play it now!
Got stuck after an hour.
If it's still not enough I will try to play more.
The HowLongToBeat time for the main story is 6 hours so no, it is not enough. To fulfill the join requirements of option 1 you actually have to beat the game.
Can you explain why a lot of achievements are unlocked at the same time?
Can it be because I was playing offline?
Me and My friend did a challenge where we play a game we choose (single player) and play it without network connection to not be distracted and the winner gets 5$ steam gift card.
If you can't accept that I'll play NBA 2k17 but just take in mind it will take me a few weeks to finish it (40 hours).
Well, then all achievements should have unlocked at the same time; but there are some unlocked 15 minutes before, e.g. 15 dec @ 6:38PM and 15 Dec @ 6:45PM etc. So offline play doesn't seem plausible.
I played 30 minutes ~ online.
Well, I can understand that. How much hours/ achievements in NBA 2k17 will be enough? 38hours or I can do a bit less. Online only this time*
Even if you played it online for 30 minutes it still doesn't add up (the first 3 achievements were unlocked at the same time already) + which achievements were unlocked vs which ones were not doesn't add up either. I am sorry but I simply can't agree to let someone in the group that I don't trust that they didn't try to cheat their way in in the first place.
If you legit did play it I am very sorry, but there is just one thing too much that doesn't add up and I don't want to risk having to kick any more people out of the group for cheating.
Am I blacklisted?
I mean, I really want to be a part of the group and I honestly didn't know that the achievements were unlocked at the same time until you showed me...
I'm really sorry If I did something wrong...
Hi! I want to join your group with option 1:) I'd like to play "The Way" i think.
Thanks for the answer!
Hi kotermark, you are welcome to join by playing The Way (note: 6,0 hours on record before today). Please reply back once you have beaten the game.
Hey wana join with option 2) will post 2-3 game giveaways when I get the keys (should be quick)
Hey IBC, you are welcome to join with option 2, but the giveaway needs to be done right after you enter so reply to me once you have the key for one of them and I will approve your join request ^^
These will be the games I'm gonna gib.
Operation Flashpoint Red River
The Invisible Hours
More than OK. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)
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Hi PhantonGuilterio, you can, with which option would you like to join?
Ok, and which SG win will you play?
Please read the how to join section again. You already got all the achievement Curling World Cup yesterday.
You already played that too. Please pick an unplayed win.
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Yes Sniper Elite V2 will be fine. Please reply back to me once you have beaten it.
I took a look at the achievements and it seems like you have not completed the story yet? You are still missing:
Uncover Wolff's plan
Discover the location of the V2 launch site
Destroy the V2 rocket
Prevent Wolff from escaping
If I am wrong and you have finished the story let me know.
Yup, just the story. Once you do reply to me again :)
Request to join here and I will approve it :)
Sent you a friend request so I can invite you.
sorry about 0.4 hours i'm idle game
is it good
Can I join the group with option #1 with a game that I'm playing now? The game is Tropico 4.
Hi GarionPR, sorry but it needs to be a gave you haven't played before. Since you don't really have any other SteamGift wins that would fit the criteria for option 1, you can choose any unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library and play that instead. Just comment the name of the game before you start playing :)
Then Rise of Insanity is ok?
Yes Rise of Insanity will be fine, please reply to this comment once you have beaten it :)
It was a bit creepy, but the game was beaten.
Only the Duck Tales achiev to do.
Congrats! No need to 100% the game, beating it is more than enough :)
Request to join here and I will approve it :) if you can't for some reason send me a friend request instead
Sent the request to join.
Join request approved! Welcome to the group :)
Thank you! ^^
I used to be in the group and was loving it... Then some bad things happened in my life and I didn't manage to play the games I won (2 I think). Can I be reinvited if I play them?
Hi pampuch721, hope you are doing better now!
Yes you can. You got these 2 to left to play:
Space Hulk Ascension
Total Pro Golf 3
Let us know once you are done with them :)
I've just got to recall the issue I had...
The site was not updating anything for these 2 games I had to play :( I have played the Golf game long time ago and it has never counted my playtime (it was about 250 days ago!). Same goes for Space Hulk.
Now I have enough stats for both games and they are still red. Hope you can help me and I could get invitation to the group again :)
The tool doesn't update stats once they are set to rejected. I have forced them to update now and approved them both :) Sending you a friend request on Steam so I can invite you to the group again :)
Thank you! :)
Hey! I want to join the group with option #1 by playing Purrfect Date.
Hi Duldaran, you can join by playing Purrfect Date. Please reply back once you have beaten the game :)
I just played it for a bit a couple hours ago and it seemed pretty nice, hope you will enjoy it :)
I finally completed it. Sorry if it took so much time but Christmas time can be pretty hectic. It was a pretty interesting game.
Oh no, it is fine and understandable :) Join request approved, welcome to the group :)
This sounds great, may I join the group?
Hi Rokatsu, you may. With which option would you like to join?
Option 1 please!
Ok, then please pick either Rescue Love Revenge or Year Walk and let me know once you have beaten it.
I'm playing Rescue Love Revenge right now! :)
Hey, I see you have achieved both the achievements. Have you beaten the game? :)
Yeah, I got the highest level possible in the game.
In that case: welcome to the group! I have just approved your join request :)
Hi, may I join your group with option #1 by playing Hacknet? I just won it today :)
Hi Amfortas, playing Hacknet will do fine, please reply back once you are done :)
Thank you, will do!
Hi, I finished the game today. Well, I found it quite repetitive, although there were some interesting missions. :)
Just a quick pro-tip: if you reply to yourself I do not get a notification and therefore wont see the message unless I stumble upon it.
That said, shame for the repetitiveness but I am glad at least some parts were interesting. Please request to join here and I will accept it when I see it (if by any chance you can't, send me a friend request instead). I will be traveling tomorrow so there might be some delay in accepting the request, sorry in advance about that.
D'oh, thanks for the tip xD
I've requested to join and wish you a nice trip and happy holidays :)
You got me right in time, I was about to shut down my PC to leave :)
Join request approved, welcome to the group! ^^
Thank you and happy holidays to you as well! :)
Oh! Haha thank you very much :D
I'd like to join.
Hi Caukes, how would you like to join? Since you didn't win anything on SG yet you can pick any unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library for option 1.
I will create a group giveaway
Curious to see what it will be! I have approved your join request, welcome to the group :)
GW created https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/AaJAF/dark-souls-iii
I would like to join if possible. Option 2
It definitely is possible! Curious to see what the giveaway will be. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)
here it is https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/bhuR0/the-banner-saga
I'd like to join please. Option 2 :)
Hi Geekea, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)
Edit: forgot to check before approving, please set your playtime data to public. If you need any help doing that you can check here and if you have any questions just ask :)
Sorry I've been offline those last days with Christmas.
The giveaway is now online and my playtime data public. :)
No worries, people have other things to do outside of SG :)
I hope whoever wins that will be very happy ^^
I shall speak in the name of the group here :P
Buon natale anche a te! Saremo felici di riaverti in qualsiasi momento se lo vuoi <3 ~PA
Post Italian beer pic pls with a mouse somewhere (perhaps holding it or chewing on it)
I am afraid I am not Italian or anywhere near Italy right now :P
Here you go
Perfect, thank you!
torna amico icaio
Hope google translate works correct :P
Hi there, i would like to join with option 2 :)
Hi Dennista, you are welcome to join with option 2 but please set your playtime data to public first. If you need any help doing that you can check here and if you have any questions just ask :)
hi there, just changed the settings :)
I see, in that case join request approved, welcome to the group! ^^ Please make a giveaway as soon as possible :)
i can only do one as soon as some games of the humble monthly are revealed, or a good humble bundle is up for sale i like.
So if that is a problem i have no problem waiting to join until then.
Technically you are supposed to create a giveaway right after you enter the group. I have already approved your request and since removing you and adding you back would require me too add you on Steam and send you another invite that way I am willing to make an one time exception if you promise not to enter a single group giveaway till you make one yourself and leave you be till the monthly comes out and check back on you then. If you find a different good bundle and make a giveaway before that, let me know and I will mark you as having successfully completed option 2 right there and then :)
Sounds good! I'll write here as soon as i made a giveaway in the group :)
Deal then :)
The giveaway just started. So am i allowed to take part in your giveaways now? :)
Yes, as many as you wish! Thanks for keeping true to your word :)
Hey! Interested in joining with option 2!
Is it a problem if the giveaway is a "not-known" game? I really would like to support devs from my local country (Brazil)!
Hey Migle, you are welcome to join with option 2!
Not a problem at all. As long as it is not something that has been once given away for free (game will have 2 stars next to the name when selecting it to create a giveaway) it can be anything you would wish it would get played. That is really nice of you for wanting to support your fellow countrymen :) Join request approved, welcome to the group!
Thank you! Just published my first giveaway ^-^
👍👍 Looks interesting! I hope whoever ends up winning will enjoy it :)
trash should be ready, as usual.
i'd (really) like to re-join PA, option 2
requests on xmas day?? that's just... brilliant!
requests on xmas day?? that's just... brilliant!
Hi icaio, you're always welcome! Approved at once. Happy Holidays!
you know, Ref... i've been browsing for 15 minutes searching for that. with no luck. till now, i mean.
not a pun, but truly appreciating you still have it <3
hope you're having warm and funny days, enjoy them all!
Welcome back <3 also I'm jealous of that certificate now >.>
YANA, iirc, RefPrinting works on xmasday too ;-)
I have one too :D if you annoy Reforced enough maybe he makes you one as well :D
Damn! That's memberism!!!
Well.. have on yourself then ^^
Welcome back \o/
i'll random a game that i won for option 1 tomorrow and edit my post with the name