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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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I would like to join.
I'd like to play Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart, one of my first win. If it's similar to others HOG games from Artifex Mundi it'll take me 10~15 hours to complete it at 100%.
I've 1.5 hrs of playtime due to ASF, but I never played the game before.
Hi there, benia95! You're welcome to join, playing that game will do fine. Indeed you have 1.5hrs due idling, but that's okay. Please check in again when you've finished the game. :)
I finished the game.
Looking good! ^^ I hope you liked the game, membership request approved! Welcome to the group. :)
you might find, also:
...and even lotta moaar!
Hi, I'd like to join the group under option 2.
Do you need to know which game I'm giving before I give it? Can it be a game I've given away recently?
Hi Jatjacob1! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like seeing getting played. You don't need to specify what game, just be sure it wasn't given away free before (marked with two asterisks when creating a giveaway). Please request to join here and we'll approve it when we see your request. :)
Thanks, how long does it usually take to get approved?
You get approved as soon as someone who can approve it sees it which is in this case now. Welcome to the group! :)
So it seems, that I do have a game from a Humble Bundle, that I didn't like to randomly give away, but I will gladly donate to be played: "Darkest Hour: A Hearts of Iron Game". It's a 2011 game, but many players still believe, that it's the best in this classic XX century grand strategy franchise, and it's certainly worth playing for anyone enjoying "Europa Universalis" type games, that has not played any "Hearts of Iron" game yet.
If it's too dated to be a reasonable donation, then I can play through "Amnesia™: Memories", won here like a week ago, that I have been planning to play at a later date - it's been so far only idled for 6h to drop trading cards and none of 26 achievements is unlocked, yet.
Hi Aydaylin! If you'd like to see that game getting played, let's try and make it find a new home. :) Membership approved, welcome to the group!
Thank you, Reforced :)
Playing Appreciated exclusive, 3 day long giveaway active.
Hi, I'd like to join your group. I've been actively attacking my SG win backlog over the last couple of months.
I just completed QUBE last night, So I'd like to now play my QUBE 2 win this month.
Hi ahar010, playing Q.U.B.E. 2 will be fine. Let us know once you beat it! :)
And man with beer I see, we already have a mouse with beer as you see, so you'll make a nice addition! :P
(i'll write you more later later, also)
Hi! I'd like to join the group under option 1. I'd like to play Resident Evil Revelations but I already started playing last night. If the game will not do, I will be playing Styx: Shards of Darkness (but I've also played it but only for 30 mins).
Hi mutaters, playing Styx: Shards of Darkness (there is indeed 0,6 hours on record) will do fine. Let us know once you beat it :)
Hello! I would like to join with option 1 playing Cook, serve, delicious! if that's all right.
Hi RiKanna! You're welcome to join, playing Cook, serve, delicious! will do fine. :) Please check in again when you've finished it.
Note for when it is finished: they are one of those people who their join request rejected for not commenting when originally sending the request.
Hi! :) I'd like to join the group under option 2.
Hi Bazilius, you are welcome to join with option 2! Join request approved, welcome to the group! Curious to see what you will give away :)
I would like to join this game, I recently won Lego Lord of the Rings and I have started playing it already. Achievements would be on soon. Looking forward to joining this group.
Hi vaishu55, you are welcome to join by playing LEGO The Lord of the Rings. Let us know once you beat the game.
Hi I'm having some technical difficulties with the tracker, it seems to be recording people as having their profile set to private.
I double checked my steam profile and it's still public and I checked some other profiles and it looks like it's a widespread issue.
just checked a few other PA profiles and everything seems to work as usual. not for yours, tho.
(can see your Recent Steam Activity)
I think I got unlucky when checking earlier, checking a bunch of profiles now and it seems about 10% of the users I'm finding are effected which is even weirder.
I can see the recent steam activity for each of these users, but PA tracker is marking them as private
Hi :) Steam seems to be having issues with their API. Please login to the group tool, you can see the latest data we have on record then if you are either the creator or winner of the specific giveaway. The group tool updates privacy settings every 24 hours, let's hope they'll fix it soon.
Hello everyone! I discovered this group literally two days ago and it seems like an awesome one to be a part of. For weeks, I've been trying to get my account approved on SteamGifts, but it was only today I finally reached the $100 price value. So I have entered for some lovely giveaways from my wishlist. Fingers crossed!
I would like to enter for Option 1, but I have a question. Will my entry/request to this group only be approved after I win, play, and also show screenshots of a game won from a SteamGifts giveaway? It's only after that, I'm able to hopefully be a part of Playing Appreciated?
Sorry for the questions, but I just want to make sure - thank you!
Hi dreadgal, welcome to SG! :)
You entry gets approved once you beat the game you pick (screenshots are optional). Since you don't have any wins you can pick any unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library and play that instead (I can recommend Borderlands 2 and Scribblenauts Unlimited but feel free to pick any other one) and let me know which one you choose :)
Hello to you as well, MouseWithBeer. :) Thank you for explaining a bit more, I now understand the requirements. I would like to choose Dropsy (never started or played it yet) as my entry for this group. Would that be okay?
I try to 100% certain games if I know they're possible and I'm enjoying them also, but sometimes life or other things stop or prevent me to do those sadly. Wanted to bring those up just in case! With Dropsy though, I have a good feeling I will enjoy it and also be able to complete the main story.
Thank you again for the reply and for considering my application to PA.
Edit: I'm not sure when any of the mods will see this, but I will wait for a response here before starting the game Dropsy, if again, it's okay. :)
Sorry for the late answer, playing Dropsy will do fine. We don't require you too 100% the game, beating the main story is good enough :) Let me know once you do that!
Sweet. I will reply back here when the game's done at least, whenever that shall happen. Thanks!
Hey ya, I finished Dropsy today. :) I'll try to write a review, but only after I've sat down with my thoughts. But here's the progress & some screenshots!
Hey, I can see you requested to join March 21st @ 7:18pm but I can't see the request anymore so I assumed
you canceled it, please request to join again and it will get approved as soon as someone sees :)
Yes, I cancelled once I found out about this application process. I wanted to follow rules and do things as stated. A new request has been sent now :)
As long as you comment on the thread that you want to join sending a join request is fine, it won't get declined. But that doesn't matter anymore, join request approved, welcome to the group! ^^
I didn't know about that part, that's nice. And thank you for the approval! Excited to join you folks.
Edit: Though I have a question, does it take sometime after joining the group to be able to enter giveaways? I can't join any currently : Screenshots: https://imgur.com/a/JLs5pwk
Besides the whitelist & private giveaways, my main guess is because I'm level 0/have not done any giveaways yet? Sorry for the questions, just genuinely confused!
Its because SG doesn't know you are part of the group yet. Click the little arrow down left of your avatar (and right of the points) on the top right of the page and then sync with Steam :)
That did it! I can enter now excluding those that require higher levels. Thank you MouseWithBeer for your time and help.
I have a backlog of games I'm ready to gift to people who aren't key hoarders! Please add me!
Hi LASERB0NES, I am sorry but you do not pass the join requirements at this time.
Thanks for the consideration.