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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 850 members and over 14500 historical giveaways.
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Just won The Walking Dead Season 2 via Unlucky 7, but I noticed hot it was a PA giveaway too. I was already thinking about applying for the group. Question is: can I play TWD S2 as a joining test or is it too short? I mean it is an episodic game that should take 10-15 hours at most. If it is too short, I can play F1 2015 for my "CV" to join PA (that is another game I won recently and haven't played just yet.
Hi itsmyghost! You're welcome to join, playing your freshly won giveaway will do fine. :) Please comment again when you've finished playing it. :)
May i join the group ?
Hi mstrkllr, as you were already told a year ago, you are welcome to join but you have to choose an option you would like to join with.
Well , both option is ok to me but i'll choose option 2 to support group at first :)
One question : Is there any days rule to make ga time ? ( 3 days ga at least etc. )
Ok, that is fine then. We don't have any time limits, it can be as long or short as you wish. Please request to join here, if you can't send me a friends request instead and I will invite you that way :)
can i joint the GROUP???? with option 1
Hi harutgamer, sure you can rejoin the group as soon as you play the 13 games you have won in the group previously and didn't play, before that: no.
lmao, thats too funny :D
hello I would like to join your group with option 1 I would like to play Turmoil my first victory in sg
Hi Franketein, congrats on your first win! Playing Turmoil will do fine, let us know once you beat the game. :)
best bit: the members page avatars looks truly awesome. just one question: have you changed the blue of text? looks "shinier" than before or is just me, as usual...?
(just noticing the reddish effect when you scroll down, the noice touch!)
Thanks icaio! Happy you like it. Still some more fine-tuning that can happen here and there, but it's workable! ^^ As for the blue; you have a sharp eye! Seems that between Bootstrap v3 (= the old) and Bootstrap v4 (= the new) the creators of it changed it (what is bootstrap you ask? well it's like the pencil box to make the drawing :P).
heard of this pencil before, didn't really know it was a pencil, tho. and while checking it a little, a very little, i've noticed a tiny thing in their Twitter account... like a "follower", a "massive" one, that i quite know (yes, i'm vague).
and this is just a placeholder for a future -bootstrap- comment.
that -awfully- said, what's... really interesting about SG are people like you (or BLAEO's or...) people that dedicate this site a lot of "work", of passion. that's fascinating, 'cause this "should" be just a giveaway site...
that said -2-, you're just like stlpaul, Ref. you deserve a a special, very special blacklist slot cause you're just deepening my SG-addiction...
:P and <3 +a bump, cause... why not? we're in the PA thread!
Please give that special slot also to the moderators! I couldn't have done so without their on-going help. :) And curious about that placeholder... :P
give that special slot also to the moderators
give that special slot also to the moderators
oh, sure thing! i mean, how to deny a request made by PA admin??
not that that placeholder changed much its status, but look at Humble!
:D Humble seems really into it! This cat already fell for the trap and bought a bundle before.. still must read it.. someday..
I'm happy you like it! ^^ Grazie molto for the comment about it. :)
Howdy! I would love to join using Option 2. Thank you for the consideration.
Hi ExpiredWaffle, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)
Great! I have my first giveaway up now.
Hello I would like to join the group with option 1 and play Deponia, the complete journey (my first and only win so far).
Hi sbender, you are welcome to join by playing Deponia: The Complete Journey, let us know once you beat it! :)
Hello, if possible I would like to join the group using the second option :-)
Hi givenchyjr! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. :) Please request to join here and we'll approve it when we spot your request.
Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)
Thank you for the warm welcome :D
This is a great idea - to play the games in which you won, and not to postpone them for later. I am from Russia and I would like to try this direction. I think this is a good motivation for those who get games and put them in the background instead of playing them right now. I'd like to try that.
True, the power of my computer is not enough to play some new items with huge system requirements, I like light pixel games or small indie projects.
Hi PaulaShen! You're welcome to join, just be cautious with what games you join then given your PC specs. :) With what method do you like to join?
But if I win games that will not fit my system requirements, you can not take them, and replay for other players whose computers are more powerful?
Option one will be fine, what game are you going to play? And indeed, you should be able to play your winnings; so joiners are expected to check the system requirements if they know that might be a problem for their system setup.
I would play RPG, preferably in the likeness of Divine Divinity. In small simulators, in different 2D games, in pixel games. I cannot single out any particular game, but I will be happy with what I mentioned above.
Hmm, looking trough your library there isn't that much unplayed for that genre; what about playing Reigns: Game of Thrones?
This is very interesting. I think this could be a nice motivation for me, since I frequently put games aside for later and then never play them (this is true not only to gifts, but also to games I buy...)
I wanna join the group through option 1. I'll play Tomb Raider, if that's OK. Its a game I won a long time ago, it was installed back then and I never got to play.
Hello jeffsato! You're welcome to join, playing Tomb Raider will do fine. Please check in again once you've finished the game. :)
Hey, Reforced! I finished Tomb Raider! Dunno why I took so long to play, the game is so good. Guess that's precisely why I need this kind of motivation.
A Survivor Is Born! xD Membership request approved, welcome to the group!
Request to join group using option 2. I have multiple high quality review game keys that I have no interest in ever playing
Hi Ramoth, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)
Thank you for the group invite. I am obsessed with PC games, but just don't have the time to play so I am going with option 2 and allow others who do have the time to play games I wish I had time for. For certain survival and zombie games I will find the time to play them https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/y63fQ/steel-rats
👍 Thanks for the giveaway :)
Hi, I would love to join your group if that's ok. I'm using option 2 btw. Thank you :)
Hi JLobo912, sorry for the bit late answer, you are welcome to join with option 2! Join request approved, welcome to the group :)
No problem, everyone has their own life to take care of :) Anyway, thank you very much for the opportunity, I already took care of the giveaway. Let me know if I'm forgetting any missing requirements besides the giveaway. Thanks
👍 Thank you for the giveaway. Nope, you are not missing anything, it is all good :)
Hi, nice group and thx for making it. I would like to join with Option 2 :)
Hi Gazzza, you are welcome to join with option 2. I have approved your join request, welcome to the group! :)
Edit: I forgot to sync, here is the giveaway: https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/2KP6q/injustice-gods-among-us-ultimate-edition
👍 Hope whoever wins it will enjoy it :)
Hello! I'd really like to join this group, if possible, with option 2. :)
Hi Lyrhael, that's possible! :) Membership request approved.
Thank you! :D
Option 1: Deponia the Complete Journey
Hi tonsti! You're welcome to join, playing Deponia will do fine. Please comment again once you've finished the game. :)
Sorry but I don't think I'll be able to finish it in time. I thought it would be short but it's around 30 hours long and I just didn't have that much time to devote to it. Is it okay if I try again with another game(or option 2) some other time?
Hi :) There is no time limit for your introduction game.. so you can take some more time.. But you can also pick another game or just give something away you'd like to see getting played. Your choice! ^^
Alright, I think I'll try to finish it at my own pace and reply when I'm done. Thanks for the clarification!
Hi! May I please join the group under the second giveaway option? This seems like a great way to give away games to people who will actually play them! :)
Hi Kloxe! You may, membership request approved. :) I'm curious what game you'd like to see getting played. ^^
Hello, I didnt know about your group before but I did the Option 1 already: https://imgur.com/a/pEj8LNz
Should I sent a request to join or should join under Option 2? Please let me know.
As far as I understand, AFTER they accepted your game choice, you have to finish it, not before, so in this case the option 1 shouldn't count, but correct me if I am wrong.
Well I don't mind either way; lets see what the administrators of the group has to say. Are you a member of the group by any chance?
I am a member, yes.
But indeed to be safe let's wait for them, I just mentioned what I read before here ^^
Hi FallOfValhalla! You're welcome to join. As pointed out by maruten, you have to comment a game you'd like to play before playing it for option one. Besides LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™ all of your other winnings would still qualify for it. You're also welcome to join with option two, giving away a game you'd like to see getting played. It's your choice, let us know. :)
Ah that's awesome! I will join by Option 1 if that's okay and I will giveaway a game in the coming days just as a welcome present :) I sent a request to join the group.
One question: Will I be able to tag another group with the giveaway? Or does it have to be only for this group?
Alright, what game are you going to play? :) About your question, you are free to include other groups as you wish.
Sorry I skipped over the "Besides LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™" part while reading your comment earlier :P
I am trying to get 100 percent in some other games right now, so can I join by Option 2? I will give away One Finger Death Punch.
Hi FallOfValhalla, giving away One Finger Death Punch sadly does not count as the game was given away for free before (2 stars next to its name on the giveaway selection page). Would you like to give away a different game then or switch to option 1?
Please accept my apologies but I unaware the One Finger Death Punch was given away for me. Would "Dark Angels Masquerade of Shadows" work?
Yes Dark Angels Masquerade of Shadows would work, would you like to give that away then? :)
Yeah absolutely and sorry for the mix-up before.
No worries at all. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)
I have read the FAQs on the group and made this giveaway: https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/SfLPZ/dark-angels-masquerade-of-shadows
Please let me know if I have done anything incorrectly.
Everything is good :)
Hello, sorry for bothering again, but I had a few questions since I am not clear about a possible situation:
Lets say I win a game, do I have to let somebody know that I am going to start playing? Or that I have finished the game that I have won? Do I need to provide proof of that?
Hey! :) All games you win via the group will automatically get tracked via our group tool. We'll approve games there based on your playing stats. When there isn't enough progress made within a month, a member will be kicked or warned (depending on if they left a note/thank you in the giveaway).
TL;DR Nothing to do on your part, just play it and all should be good. :)
Ah awesome! Thanks for clearing up everything.
Hey bro, sorry for bothering yet again, I set a criteria for my latest giveaway: https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/9qPWJ/one-finger-death-punch
I made a statement that, if the giveaways gets 10 entries or less, I might delete it. Will I be breaking any rules?
Nope, but you will lose a giveaway slot (the amount of giveaways you can create on SteamGifts). Note that if a giveaway gets at least 5 entries, you will get CV for it.
game has zero cv, tho
Ah thanks for the info. I am relatively new here, so I didn't know that. Looks like my criteria was met anyway. So I am happy :)
Hi, I would like to join using option 2. There are some games I would like to give away to people who will actually play them. :)
Hi disizit, you are welcome to join with option 2! Please request to join the group here.
Edit: accepted :)
I would like to join with option 2! :3
Hello SanSabaSongbird! :) You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. Membership request approved, welcome to the group! ^^
Hello! I would like to join the group using the first option. Recently I won "Deus Ex: Mankind Divided" and I'll try to play it within a month.
Hi SheoNew! You're very welcome to join, playing (your only winning) Deus Ex will do fine. :) Please comment again once you've finished the game.
Well, 104 hours of playtime with those screenshots and review is more than enough. :P If you request to join we'll approve it. :)
Thank you! Requested. :)
Approved! Welcome to the group. ^^
I'm going to start a GA and so I'd like to enter via option 2 (have requested to join the group on steam)
Hi Ayden610! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. Membership request approved, welcome to the group. :)
Hey again! :) I see you've already managed to join some giveaways, so you should be also able to create one now too.. Are there any issues with creating the giveaway? Please let me know. ^^
Yes I wanted to ask regarding this only, how do I let you know I made a GA?
Our group tool will pick it up automatically. :) When creating a giveaway, just make sure to select our group in step six: who can enter. See the screenshot for how it should look.
Ah cool, I'll host it later today
Hey! So I gave away a key and the winner marked it as received so I think that's enough for this week :D also I won a GA, how do I show proof of me playing that game?
Hey :) When you login to the group tool you can easily see the progress of game you won and games you gave away. We'll monitor them there and send out warnings when needed.
Hello, it looks like I was kicked/removed from the group, but I haven't been notified about anything yet, did I do something wrong?
Hello, yes you didn't play your win enough and since you didn't bother thanking the giveaway creator you didn't receive a warning about it.
Ah, I didn't know we have to play a minimum amount of time, I thought we had to play enough to give the game a review
FAQ with the rules. If you want to rejoin the group once more you have to play all of your leftover wins to the standards described.
Like Mouse said, you're welcome to join back. :) Just should us a PM once you've played all your winnings up to the group standard. You can see them here. Hope to see you soon. ^^
Hi, I hope this is the appropriate place to ask some questions. If it's not I'm sorry in advance, and I can delete this comment.
I want to do a giveaway here of the recent freebie Humble Bundle gave out (Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition), as I'm not interested in it & would like for someone else to have it. Is this game & freebies such as this from HB allowed as a giveaway to the PA group? I'm aware that the key code & winner have to redeem the game before a certain time/date, so I will put that in the GA description.
When there's an issue with a winner, due to any of the SG accepted reasons, is the process for asking for a re-roll (sending the support ticket & providing info, screenshots, etc) the same as a public giveaway? Or do I get in touch/message one of the moderators here? I'm trying to search & read SG discussions about private/group giveaway re-rolls, but maybe it's best to ask/make sure on here instead.
Thank you for reading & with any help about these questions
Edit: Added a screenshot link
There is nothing wrong with giving games marked with no value in the group.
They only do not count for the purpose of joining the group with Option 2
Thank you for the info, I was already aware of the first tip, but forgot about the second thing you mentioned. Luckily, I'm already in the group, so I was only wondering if it applies to current GAs.
Still, thank you
Hi dreadgal! Like Matwyn said, you are free to give freebies away. When somebody wants to play it, they're in luck; but you might not get entries though.. As for two, we go with SteamGifts rules -- so feel free to ask for a re-roll when you see fit.
What happens if my GA doesn't have any entries or less than 5 people when it ends? I know this game I want to share already doesn't count for any CVs and I'm cool with that, but I would like to know what happens with if one or both of those situation happens
Thank you for reply by the way
You're welcome! As for the new question: just go again with the SteamGifts rules: if you can still delete it for valid reasons, you are free to do so; it will cost you only a giveaway slot. :)
Ah, I see. Thank you again for helping, Reforced. It's much appreciated
Its time to widen my horizon, part 2! /o/
Hmm, going with both option 1 and 2, I feel. o.o And picking Little Nightmares! :3
Hi MrD! You're welcome to join, easiest is giving something away you'd like to see getting played, because I can approve your membership then at once then -- and just did! :P Welcome to the group! And enjoy playing Little Nightmares too nevertheless. ^^
Hello, I would like to join via second option.
Just in case, is it ok to create region restricted GA?
Hi Safronik! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. Region restrictions are not a problem. :) Membership request approved!
Hi! I asked to join a while back by playing gloom, but I found the game way too hard for me and didn't play the required time. Can I try again, this time with Monster Prom? Thanks a lot :)
Hi DurlockHolmes! Sure, have fun playing Monster Prom then and please comment when you've finished the game. :)