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 850 members and over 14500 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!

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Hi, I would like to join, playing recent steamgift winned "Suicide Guy".
TNX

2 months ago
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Hi Rulesless, you are welcome to join the group by playing Suicide Guy. Let me know once you beat the game.

2 months ago
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2 months ago
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Alright, I approve it, welcome to the group

2 months ago
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Thanks :)
Only I will enter in giveaways rally interesting for me, but I not think to complete e.g. Syberia3 in one month! :P
And my next giveaways will be for this group with very interesting games!

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I would like to enter, I'll make a giveaway for NITE Team 4 - Military Hacking Division if I get accepted.

2 months ago
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Hi, Filipi, you can join us by giving away NITE Team 4, I accepted your request, please make your giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group :)

2 months ago
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Thanks, I've made the giveaway: https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/I5uO3/nite-team-4-military-hacking-division

Are region locked keys allowed to be gifted in this group by the way? Do I need to monitor my winners myself as well, or do the group mods do it?

2 months ago
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Thanks for the giveaway!!

There's no problem with region locked keys, as some users already made restricted giveaways in the past, however remember that this will reduce the amount of users that can join and you may not be getting CV if the giveaway doesn't get 5 entries.

You can approve (but only approve) plays of the giveaways you made but in any case if you don't or you forgot to do it so, we are checking on all giveaways if they are played or not so you don't have to worry about it

2 months ago
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Thank you for the giveaway!

To answer your questions:

Are region locked keys allowed to be gifted in this group by the way?

Yes, you are free to give away anything you wish no matter the restrictions.

Do I need to monitor my winners myself as well, or do the group mods do it?

You can approve giveaways yourself on our group website if you wish to do so, but otherwise we, the mods, will take care of it :)

Edit: NoSenses was 1 minute too fast :D

2 months ago
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oh you both were on that together. Just slightly to slow

2 months ago
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Oh I didn't know I could approve GA's myself, if that takes workload off the mods I'll do that from now on :)

2 months ago
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👍
You can find the whole list of your giveaways here in case you weren't aware of that as well (easier than looking through a huge list on the progress page) :)

2 months ago
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Looking to join, I've already played all of my 3 wins, but you can look at my achievements on "Deponia: The Complete Journey" and see that I'm making my way through, almost done with the second chapter. I just had to reset to factory so I lost my screenshots, but I'll get a get up good one up.

2 months ago
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Hi Boomdaddymac6644, sadly Deponia has been played too much already before you applied to join to count for a join application game. Since you have already played all your wins you can pick any unplayed games with achievements from your Steam library instead and play that for option 1 (you just need to let me know the name of the game before you start).

2 months ago
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Sounds good I'll go for "Surviving Mars"...been waiting to play that one...and a bunch, but there are a bunch of events and new content in some of my main staples. Good excuse

2 months ago
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I hope you will enjoy Surviving Mars then :) Let me know once you beat the game!

2 months ago
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Actually I just won Infested Planet, Ill switch to that one

2 months ago
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Alright, Infested Planet will be good, tell us once you beat it

2 months ago
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Beat it

2 months ago
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Approved, welcome to the group!!

2 months ago
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Thanks! I'm in the group on steam but I'm getting the no permission cause youre not in group msg...what did i miss?

2 months ago
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You need to manually sync you account here.
Just press "Sync Account" button

2 months ago
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Ah ha, thanks again...stay health out there everyone!

2 months ago
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Interested in joining the group, planning on doing option 2 (Syberia 3 giveaway). Before I join, I had a question regarding the games that are won.

If a user wins a game, is there a minimum threshold of how far they need to progress in a game? How exactly is this measured?

Does the user need to unlock all achievements for it to count? Do they need to spend a certain amount of time in game? Both? How is this determined?

Also, what about games that lack achievements that are very long, like Muv-Luv Alternative. How do you decide the playtime is enough? Thanks.

2 months ago
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Hi ChiefGooley

You can find the answer for most of your questions in the FAQ, but in any case I'll answer them here as well with some examples

If a user wins a game, is there a minimum threshold of how far they need to progress in a game? How exactly is this measured?

There's not an standar for all games, cause there's some games that lacks on some information, in those cases we do 50/50 based on the group tool that uses several Steam APIs so we can check how much an user have played, how many achievements and, if applicable, we also compare statistics that some games have, for example the game Magicat tracks an accumulative of the points of all the levels, with this I can determine very precisely how many levels (and even which ones) the user played, so we compare this data with either our experiences if we already played the game (which we indeed used on some giveaways in the past) or with the information we get from AStats, HLTB, Completionist.me, SteamSpy, and Steam itself, if the data looks good, we approve it

Does the user need to unlock all achievements for it to count? Do they need to spend a certain amount of time in game? Both? How is this determined?

Isn't neccesary to get all achievements, we don't want to force the users to complete a game they don't like, but we want our user to at least give their wins a decent try, so we check both, the minimum of approval if applicable it's at least half of the hours to beat the game (main story) and also get a considerable amount of achievements that have a ratio of 60% and above, we determine this with the tools I told you above

Also, what about games that lack achievements that are very long, like Muv-Luv Alternative. How do you decide the playtime is enough?

In those cases would be good (but not mandatory) if the user upload some screenshots, so we can check how far the user have advanced, we also check for averages on steam and if applicable, statistics

Regarding to your application, I have to ask you to set your profile to public, either way we will not be able to determine if you play any of your wins

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Thanks for the quick response, my profile set to public now. Tell me if there is anything else I need to do to join.

2 months ago
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Syberia 3 will be good, send a request to join so I can approve it

EDIT: Approved, please make your giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group :)

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2 months ago
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Thanks for the giveaway!!

2 months ago
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I wish to enter.

I choose option number 1. Possibly I would also like to do giveaways too, I hope for approval.

Thanks (:

2 months ago
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Hi IamBackbrow

Sure option 1 will do fine, which game would you like to play?

2 months ago
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i wish to enter too.
i choose option 2 (9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek).

2 months ago
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Hi ezovic

9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek will do fine, I approved your request, please make your giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group :)

2 months ago*
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I wish to enter, i choose option 2 (evergarden)

2 months ago
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2 months ago*
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I am really sorry, there was a misunderstood while I was checking something, I'll leave your apply to Mouse

2 months ago
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Hi c3powa, I am sorry, there has been a mistake. You are welcome to join the group with option 2. Since your join request on Steam has been rejected by NoSenses already, I sent you a friend request so I can invite you directly to the group.

2 months ago
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Option 2

1 month ago
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Hi TinyLuther, you are welcome to join the group by giving away a game for option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

You can find our FAQ here and our website where the giveaway progress gets tracked here.

1 month ago
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Thank you! Giveaway is ready

1 month ago
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👍 thanks for the giveaway!

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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hey, i would like to rejoin the group and choosing option 2.

1 month ago
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Hi iubjaved, you still have 2 wins that aren't approved yet, SpaceMerc and Razenroth, once you play those games you are welcome to join the group again

1 month ago
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i will try to finish playing them, thanks for the reminder

1 month ago
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Btw, i am playing spacemerc and theres no way to snap a screenshot in game!!

1 month ago
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Screenshots are not mandatory

1 month ago
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alright.. also know that these achievements are kinda hard to unlock.. any of em really

1 month ago
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Hi,

I played both of the games for quite sometime but my progress isn't updated on the tool that you posted.

1 month ago
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That's because those giveaways were too old so they need manual update, which I already did, I have a question to ask to Mouse, once she answers me I'll add you

1 month ago
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alright.. also note that i couldnt make screenshot on spacemerc game but i did on the other title..

thank you

1 month ago
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I have sent you a friend request so I can readd you to the group.

1 month ago
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thanks!

1 month ago
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hey, i would like to join the group and i choosing option 2 (Punch club)

1 month ago
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Hi PhantonGuilterio, you have some balls to try to ask to rejoin the group after being banned form it. The answer is no.

1 month ago
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how do i get unbanned...i am already change...That's a long time ago

1 month ago
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You don't get unbaned and you are not welcome to join back ever again.

1 month ago
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Fair enough..i will apply next year then

1 month ago
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You will get the same answer, so I really suggest you to don't

1 month ago
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Hi!
I would like to enter by option 1. Can i choose The Flame in the Flood?

1 month ago*
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Hi alayersoffe, you're welcome to join the group, but before, I have to ask you to set your profile data to public, or we will not be able to check if you play your wins, also Flame in the flood was been given away for free before, so it doesn't qualify for your application giveaway, you will have to choose another, you can check if the game does have two stars while creating a new giveaway, if it does, we cannot accept that one for your entry

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Oh sorry, I crossed cables, I was thinking about a giveaway, yes you can play Flame in the flood, but you need to change your data to public anyway

1 month ago
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Yep, I'm sorry, I change my profile to public

1 month ago
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Playing Flame in the flood will do fine, let us know once you beat the game!

1 month ago
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Done!

1 month ago
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Approved, welcome to the group!!

1 month ago
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Thanks!

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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Hi Ennas, you're welcome to join the group using option 1, which game would you like to play?

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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You can choose any unplayed game on your library in that case

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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Yeah well, there's a problem with that game, there's not a main goal on those games, and we cannot determine if you have beaten it or not, so I'm sorry but I have to ask you to choose a different one, with achievements and with something we can use to determine if you played it

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while they may have deleted all their comments at least we now know they were called ennas

1 month ago
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Hi!
I would like to join the group with option 1. I will be playing The Escapists 2.

1 month ago
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Hi Msshll, you're welcome to join the group by playing The Escapists 2, tell us once you beat the game

1 month ago
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Done!

1 month ago
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Alright, I approve it, welcome to the group!!

Remember to sync with steam so you can see the giveaways

1 month ago
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Thanks!

1 month ago
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Hello , this seams like an interesting concept and I am interested into joining your group.
Can I enter group by playing Enemy front?

1 month ago
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Hi devixcro, you're welcome to join the group by playing Enemy Front please tell us once you beat the game

1 month ago
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Done with story , wanted to try MP but it looks dead.

1 month ago
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Approved! Welcome to the group

1 month ago
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Thank you for invite !

1 month ago
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Hey! I'd like to join using option 2. I have a copy of Bear With Me: The Lost Robots, a 2019 prequel in a small point-and-click adventure series. I think it'd be a waste for such a niche title that's not yet commonly given away to just be picked up and put on someone's shelf to collect dust, so I figured joining here would be a good idea, also just to generally assure the stuff I give away actually finds a home with someone who might get a kick out of playing it.

1 month ago
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Hi Strzmn, I approved your request, please make your giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group!

Thanks for choosing an unbundled game

1 month ago
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Many thanks!

Potentially stupid question incoming:

I'm late to the PC-playing game, having bought various bundles throughout the years with the idea being that I'd soon get a computer with gaming capabilities, only for that to not happen until Christmas of last year. As a result, I don't know a ton about stuff like this and how this group and its Steam equivalent connect. It looks like I'm a member of the group when I check my Steam account, but when I go to create a giveaway here and I try to limit entrants to just group members (which I'm trying to do by restricting it to "whitelist/Steam Groups"), this group doesn't appear as an option. I just followed the "current giveaways can be found here" link in the OP and when clicking upcoming giveaways, it says I don't have permission to check 'em out because I'm not a member. Anything I can do on my end? (Maybe it just takes a minute before this site gets the message? Maybe my username here being different (albeit just by a couple of letters) from my Steam username messes things up?)

Sorry for the essay and the confusion!

1 month ago
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You need to sync your account, once you do steamgifts will allow you to create and enter giveaways for the group

1 month ago
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Got it! Thanks. I'll start the giveaway shortly. Is it customary to run group giveaways for a set amount of time?

1 month ago
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The up time is up to you, for as much as you want, we only ask that the giveaway must end and be marked as received

1 month ago
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Option 2 with Hollow Knight

1 month ago
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Hi at46

You need to set your data to public, otherwise we will not be able to check if you play your wins

1 month ago
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I just want to make one giveaway for the group and leave afterwards. I thought that's what option 2 is about? I'm sorry if I misunderstood that.

1 month ago
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Well, we usually take applications for permanent membership, so you can join and create as many giveaways as you want, but if you really want to just give one game and quit, I'll leave your application to an admin if they want to make an exception or something different, but I'm pretty sure the procedure will be the same (that you need to set your data to public) Mouse should answer you later

1 month ago
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Hey, no, option 2 is still no normally join the group as any other normal member who can win/give away games and the public playtime applies to everyone. Sorry if the description was not clear enough.
Let us know if you would still be interested in joining the group either way, if not, no hard feelings, I understand :)

1 month ago
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I'm sorry for the circumstances. Your description is fine. It seems I didn't read the main post properly enough the first time. I won't fit in for the group right now.

1 month ago
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No worries. I will decline your join request then, but if you ever change your mind in the future feel free to reapply :)

1 month ago
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Hello,
I have been recommended this group for people that like to see their giveaways played, which is great I think. Will definitely do option 2 at some point and besides, I don't think I can do option 1 because as a rule I do play all the games I win here and I can't remember any that I haven't yet.
Cheers

1 month ago
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Hi ABoss

Thanks for your intereset on joining the group, if your SG backlog is completly clear, you can choose any unplayed game in your library to use instead, I'll check later if I can find something from your wins, right now I need some sleep

1 month ago
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Yea I take it back, I found one from my wins Else Heart.break() that I somehow haven't played before which I am installing right now. Either way, I'm also creating a giveaway in the next couple days, either MO:Astray or Axiom Verge that I'll be buying a copy for myself as well.
Good night and sleep well

1 month ago
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Greetings.
Unfortunately, Else Heart.break() might not qualified for your group entry by option 1, since it hasn't achievements. From thread:

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.

You are indeed finished or at least tryed most of your wins, but still you have few games with 0 achievements at this moment. These games: Hacker Evolution Duality, Iron Brigade, A Story About My Uncle, Flat Heroes, Owlboy and Pillars of Eternity (well, the last one is really long - took me about 100h to finish it xD), so maybe better chose one of them.

Oh, and I need to mention that I'm not from mods team and just a group member, so do not take it as last word, but just as advice.

1 month ago
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playing matters not good enough for you got to show up here too. Oh and happy cakeday
A story about my uncle you can finish the game without achievements so I dont think that would work out but nice of you to find a few games they can play which havent been touched

1 month ago
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I have no clue about "A story about my uncle", since I haven't played it myself yet, so I just named all games without achievements.
And I just tried to help, so I don't see any reasons for your sarcasm.
Thanks for congratulations though, totally forgot about it

1 month ago
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oh I wasnt actually being sacastic. think its nice you are helping out where possible. just the 1st time seeing you over here was all

1 month ago
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Ohh I see, thank you for helping! It's interesting I even completed A Story About My Uncle but apparently without achievements (that game was great yet short) Nice to hear you enjoyed Pillars of Eternity, I played until I reached the first village (with all the dead people hanging from a huge tree, yikes) couldn't really get into it yet but maybe I need to give it some more time.
Now you mention it I'm also going to replay Flat Heroes a bit, I think they added achievement later on but I do remember it being quite hard at some point.

1 month ago
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Hi, Else.Heart.Break() will not work as SpiderDen said, that game doesn't have achievements, Mouse did me the favor to look for a game for you, you can choose any of those

  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Hacker Evolution Duality
  • Flat Heroes
  • Iron Brigade

Or you can choose option 2 instead, you call

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I'm going to replay Flat Heroes but like I said am also going to do option 2 either way. Going at it right now

1 month ago
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Alright, tell us once you beat Flat Heroes

1 month ago
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Nice! That was something..
I think I'm ready, but please let me know what you guys think

1 month ago
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Looks all good on our end.
Join request approved, welcome to the group :)

1 month ago
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Thanks! Awesome, time for a celebratory giveaway!

1 month ago
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won dishonored 2 today
i downloaded the game already
starting playing later today

1 month ago
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Hi smokekills, you're welcome to join the group by playing Dishonored 2, please tell us once you beat the game

1 month ago
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Hello, was wondering if I could join with option 2 since I'm new and have no wins yet. Once I have an open spot, I'll do a giveaway for Pillars of Eternity.

1 month ago
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Hi shizuka, you're welcome to join by giving away Pillars of Eternity, please send a request in the group so I can approve it

1 month ago
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Thank you, sent!

1 month ago
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Approved, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group!!

1 month ago
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it wasn't mentioned above but you are allowed to play a normal backlog game (with achievements) if you dont have a win instead
You might want to just stick with option 2 but its just something to know so you have a choice.
Looking at the games you own though yeah doing a giveaway seems like a better option

1 month ago
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Thanks for letting me know ^^

1 month ago
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Hi, can you re-add me to the group, please?
Frostpunk is a nice game, but all adventure just to run it - even more epic. All city in quarantine, so I had to use taxi to get from another appartment more powerfull PC for magnificent fighting with errors. One error have disappearred after downloading D3D_compiler, but new error arised. Then framework - and again, new error. Then four windows updates and game runs at last. And first loading of first world for 15 minutes, what? If it wasn't my won game but bought, then I'd refund it for sure. I've seen lots of disscusions with technical issues, that's just sad.

1 month ago
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We checked your progress on Frostpunk and after some talk we decided that you're not longer welcomed in the group, sorry

1 month ago
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Why? Is it because of played time? I've played more hours, but this situation caused many problems, one of them - I must switch LAN-cabel between PC and router, so sometimes I was able play offline only. Achievements in singlrplayer games count, but not playtime.
Or is it because I'm done for now only with one campaign? But that's silly, it's pretty fast to do it in two days, it's not some super-easy and rapid game.

That's a bit embarrassing. Firstly I was told, that I have more time, then that I kicked, but no problem - just play it after and write in discussion about it. Ok, I made effort in real world, have spent more money on taxi than game costed in Russia, all during coronavirus-mess on the city, spent whole day to go through this awful problems with game optimization, and now, now you're told me, that I'm not welcomed. Looks weird, really weird. Better say, that I doesn't fit some formal criteria. That wouldn't be rude like this, like it is rude now. That's really sone disappointment, there wasn't any other game on SG that forced me doing smth not in PC, but in teal life, and then. Then this happens. Christ. You could tell, that I have "bad credit history", but this time and this game

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All playtime on group wins must be done in online mode. There is no way for us to differentiate between offline mode play and cheating.

1 month ago
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Cheating? How i'm supposed to cheat? Somebody have Frostpunk from group? Cause I have lots of saves.
I can do screens right now, or what you can say to prove, cause now that's even more offending, I have pretty unique walkthrough, cause I messed up with some buildings.

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Ok, look. The way this was played looks a hell of a lot like it could be cheating.

Since you have been removed from the group you first got 1 achievement with 4 hours of playtime more and then 11 achievements at the same time with like 1 minute more of playtime and then 9 achievements more at the same time with only a couple minutes more of playtime.

Could it be legit? Maybe. But also very much looks like it could be cheating and I am not taking any risks. There is a reason why we don't allow offline play and the reason is the situation right here.

I must switch LAN-cabel between PC and router, so sometimes I was able play offline only.

Also this literally makes no sense.

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Makes sense, cause my Pc in other apartment doesn't have WiFi and wi-fi receiver, only LAN. Here I have wifi for notebook, pad and all phones. But I can't put one cabel in router and PC. So i must switching. And so, when my girlfriend sleeps then I can turn-off WiFi and play online, but I wasn't thinking that this is problem at all. Moreover, I was happy when I realized that even offline achievements are dropping in game. In civ 5 sometimes it doesn't work, like in some other multiplayer games.
Just not problem. I'll make screen from different stages. I didn't use one main type of buildings for achievement, so that will be clear on screens.
And for me it's obvious, I don't know how this type of cheating works, but It's obvious that I got All others in two certain moments - 22:44 and 2:50. That's time when I was entering online and getting ALL achivements that i had got through offline-period. And of course you can see that 22:44 - achivements from middle of campaign and 2:50 - end of campaign. How could I fake it anyway? This not some type that you can get in one minute in any circumstances, completely different types of achievements. And it seems that Darkness 2 I'm "cheating" for some reason too, 4 first achievements for first levels for 1 minute, must be cheating for some speedrun.

Yes, dunnow how show all screens, probably better like this.
https://steamcommunity.com/id/privatejokergen/screenshots/?appid=323190&sort=newestfirst&browsefilter=myfiles&view=grid#scrollTop=0

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https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2067480427

See. Child-work for achievement about double rations. Then children weren't help at all, and I was afraid to take law about any work for them because of other achieve which I didn't get anyway. Stupid location of Propaganda-center, I was losing hope every time I had to turn building off. No advanced medical service for another achievement, lots of tiny holes between buildings. And complete mess in late game because of tons of resorces which for some reason just dissappeared in one day -_-. For sure, I wasn't thinking that my loser-type planning of city will be in good use. Now it's my own personality, huh

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Let me explain you this a bit further, we're not saying that you cheated, but what the tool tell us is that it looks like you did.

We generally don't take decisions on what the users says if the tool provide us with enough information, and in this case, it does and we cannot approve it with the current information. Your history still cannot explain why the tool was able to track you playing for 4 hours, if you did played those hours, achievements would have worked properly, which is not the case. Even if you did play this game in offline mode, that's not allowed, and if you didn't, you cheated, in both cases we have problems. Screenshots can be manipulated as well so at the end of the day they're meaningless, even if they're real.

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What does it mean "achievements would have worked properly if I was playing 4 hours"? I don't get it at all.
And how screens can be manipulated? I've fast enough to find dozen of screens which will be fit my achievements and have same stupid buildings's location? That's unbelievable.
And I'm reading FAQ now, and I don't see any notes about problems of getting achievements while you're in offline-mode. How I supposed to know, that you will be so nervous about it?

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Achievements would have worked properly if I was playing 4 hours

Means that achievements would have been obtained progresively and not at the same time, I can only take that time as idled, which would reduce your playtime to almost 0, so your point about "no internet" doesn't really fit if you we're able to idle for 4 hours.

How screens can be manipulated?

There are plenty of guides to upload external images to steam as a regular screenshot, here is one example. You could have taken those screenshot or you could have just take them from internet and claim it at yours, so screenshots doesn't really prove us anything. (and we don't speak russian)

As I said, we take priority on our tool information, not on what users claims and even if we do, things doesn't sum up good for you

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My playtime that's idle from notebook, then endless loading on notebook and some playing online firstly, that's why alone was first achievement with children, because it was on second hour of actual playing. All others after 3-4 hours of actual playing. Oh, stop, I was saying this whole dialog, but you can't "sum it"? Really? It's just some kind of joke?
You don't explain how screens can be manipulated, just some ridiculous version of rule 34. "For every type of game walkthrough you can find screens!". It's just completely mess, do you really try to prove, that there was REAL chance to find proper to my achievements screens, and then even do smth within steam to implement it. Really? Just during talk here? That's madness. You say that this doesn't prove anything because of some kind hypothetical chance, that I can find proper to my achievements screens/saves at once in same dialog where "tool show us that this is probably cheating. Yeah, there is Real chance that this is not cheating, but looks like this"". Great work with possibilities and blaming.
Think about it in that way and try to understand why I'm pretty angry right now.
First issue
"You've got all achievements in one minute"
Two different minutes. In one minute I've got achievements from middle game, and then was a minute with achievements from ending. So how I could fake it? Why it's so proper to my explanation? Oh, because it was in REAL life.
Then you're talking, that there are rules that achievements in offline doesn't count, cause you can't check this. How I could know it? There aren't rules about this in FAQ. Moreover, I've played earlier offline because of other reasons and nobody said a thing. There is playing time, there are achievements, that's all. When I was playing Dark Souls 3 I've played almost all time offline, cause it could crush in offline. I even lost one achievement because of it, in DS3 achievements don't count in offline, so I had to switch it to online before boss-fights. All playtime was 2h of idle and then some hours of fighting with bugs and technical issues. Was it denied? No.
Then I say, that I can do anything to prove that I was actually playing, because that was in real. Saves, screens, any thing I can explain. What I read now? "Oh, you know, possibilities! Yeah, there is more than zero possibility that everything can be faked properly and fit situation, so after statements that situation looks MORE like cheating, of course we can't think that MUCH MORE logical and real possibility makes sense. No-no-no, of course that could be some lightyear-speed finding of screens.

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Oh, I can do possibility of faking screen BELOW zero. I can switch language for you (if nobody played Frostpunk) and make same screens with English. That's absolutely destroys chance of finding screen in the internet.
Just accept, you've failed assuming cheating and then started this search of some virtual possibilities. I don't think, that I will be added to group even after ultimate prove, that's very often situation, people more likely will be search for some unreal explanation than call it mistake. But that's matter of principle now, I've spent lots of time on running this game. Yes, maybe I could do it in some other time, when I could play all time online, but that wasn't problem earlier and group rules,which I followed exactly say - time, achievements and no cheating.

https://steamcommunity.com/id/privatejokergen/screenshots/?appid=323190&sort=newestfirst&browsefilter=myfiles&view=grid#scrollTop=0

Same town, same laws, all fits to achievements, different language for all who think that every screen can be found on internet

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You didn't play DS3 offline, you know how I know this? The graph attached would be completely different, it wouldn't even be able to track played time as the issue with Frostpunk, and I don't think you would switch everytime you were about to fight a boss, if that would be the case you will also have to do that for the rest of the achievements and even lose some more, and if you for some reason want to excuse with the in-game offline mode, don't even think about it, I've played DS3 as well and that doesn't denied obtaining achievements, so your DS3 drama is completly out of context and even contradictory.

I did show you a manipulated screenshot, but if you really need another proof here have this guide and you can find a lot more like this if you search for them properly, so no, we don't take screenshots in consideration, that's why ss are not mandatory unless stated

And for the third time, WE DON'T TAKE DECISIONS ON USERS HISTORY, you already have an admin confirmation that this looks fishy and that's enough for not allowing you anymore, period. I'm not answering you anymore and you're not joining the group again.

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Huh, that's just completely funny. Of course I played it in offline firstly, I even have screen, I posted it during walkthrough. I'm in covenant, but don't have achievement of entering covenant because I've done it in offline. Then during achievement-moments I tried to turn it online. So my playtime grows after first month and approval, I've bought new Pc without problems with crushes. But firstly it was offline and rarely online, that's why my playing time was so low first month. And yes, from point of view stats that was like speedrun. First 2 hours through idle and then stats speedrun, cause I was jumping for online between achievement's points. Don't make it more silly when talking HOW I was playing
And words about screens it's just self-humilation. That's completely, ultra-funny. How this manual could help to create screens with proper qualities in same town with two different languages of interface? Do you understand? It's impossible, you can't find two screens with same crooked town with different languages, even if it wasn't needed so fast.

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I don't know how defined authorities and responsibilities in the group, but for sure I'm interested who can answer if somebody from group posts smth totally gibberish. Really? I don't want join group anymore with such management. But some apologies - yes. Or something that "looks like apology". It wouldn't matter, if not one completely dumb answer. I've provided proof that I was playing game, even changed language in options for different screens. For what? For this awfull answer? That's ok not to add me because of some "unwritten" rules and non-transparency, but that's obvious shame to post smth so irrelevant. Like this person wasn't even able to read the commentary with the proof.

And rules of group certainly need line about achievements in offline. Because FAQ doesn't have this information right now. You know, just in case, just not to see repetition of shameful situation. Then this unwilling to recognize mistake would be rude BUREAUCRATIC behavior, at least, not fully illogical one.

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Feel free to talk about your issues with Reforced because I am not sure why you are even replying to me, especially if you don't wanna join the group anymore. All I told you is why we are not approving it and as far as I am concerned that still stands and therefore you are definitely not getting any apologizes from me. For anything else, like I said, bring it up with the group owner.

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It's obvious. That's group discussion and I've got answers from two persons from the group.
One person just left the dialog and became unavailable after absolute fail with posting some nonsense about screen's manipulating. Shame.
And second person is you. Dunnow what questions could rise now with this situation, cause it's now obvious that I wasn't cheating. Group said (that was noted, not somebody's personal mistake) that probably I was cheating, I've proven that I wasn't doing so and haven't done anything against the rules. I write in group discussion. Isn't it logical variant?

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I'm interested in joining. Thank you!

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Hi psousa, which option would you like to use?

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Hi! Option 1: Melissa K. and the Heart of Gold Collector's Edition

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I noticed a bit of progress on 1 achievement in Melissa K. and the Heart of Gold Collector's Edition, but I think there will be no problems as the progress is quite low, I'll mark 1.4 hours of playtime/idle and 0 achievements, tell us once you beat the game

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Will do. I believe I actually played a few minutes a long time ago hence I explored 2 scenarios but I plan to start from scratch.

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Hey, I would like to join using option 1. Two days ago I won 'A Hat in Time', so I would like to join playing that game.

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Hi Fewit, you're welcome to join the group by playing A Hat in Time, please tell us once you beat the game

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I would like to join. I just haven't won a game on Steamgifts for years excluding that one gift I never got. I have however played the games I owned quite a bit.

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Hi CaptainWaddleDee

Looks like you haven't played Aquaria, you can use that one to join the group

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Bans are permanent, so no, you don't get unbanned

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Good to know. Maybe it should've already been mentioned in the thread's intro by now: how removal/banning is permanent. The group page has a decent removal warning (though it doesn't mention permanence), but this tread's OP mentions neither warnings for removal or it's permanence.

I hope better informing new members or want to be members should result in less complaints and misunderstanding about being banned thus leading to less time wasted on responding to such and the need to ban in the first place.

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Well most of them are, there could be some cases where there was a mistake and the ban was unjustified so we're open for claims, but most of them are pretty obvious and can't be excused

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There is only a small handful of people that are actually banned (mostly for cheating which should kinda make it self explanatory to them that they are probably not welcome back, but apparently not). The big majority of people are only kicked which are still welcome back once they comment on this thread and fix whatever caused them to get kicked so I worry adding anything about it to the thread might make it confusing to some people and I think it is better to just approach each one as they come in on case by case basis.

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