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!

3 years ago*

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Option 1, Gato Roboto. Save the Animals is the "Finish the game." Achievement but I think I'll go for Purrrrfectionist which is the "Finish the game with 100% completion rate." Achievement, if that's okay.

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Hi TerraIllumina, playing Gato Roboto will do fine, please tell us once you beat it, also if you want to go for completionist is completely up to you, you can request the membership once you finish the game if you change your mind

3 weeks ago
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Hi, I have a question about the group's rules. One of my created giveaways has ended almost a month ago, but the winner hasn't gotten around to playing it. He explained on the giveaway's page that he will play later this week (after the month ends) and I told him I'm fine with that.

Do I need to do anything else to make sure he doesn't removed from the group or something?

3 weeks ago
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It's his choice to stay in the group(by playing the game) ot getting removed(by not playing it).

3 weeks ago
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That giveaway still have 2 days left before the warning, once that happens he will have 10 more days to play it or get kicked, you don't need to worry about it, we always check those cases

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Alright, thanks.

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3 weeks ago
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Hello, I'd like to join with Option 2 (Pathologic HD)

3 weeks ago
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Hi Battlewing, sorry for the late answer, Pathologic Classic HD will do fine, I approved your request, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group!

3 weeks ago
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I created the giveaway. Thanks for the answer.

3 weeks ago
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Hello
I would like to join this group.
I just won my first giveaway: the borderlands handsome collection.
Would it be okay to play "Borderlands the Pre-sequel"?

3 weeks ago
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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Stats

If it's okay, here is the achievement page.

3 weeks ago
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Hi brammolenaar, sorry for the late reply.

The game that steamgifts reports as win is not the Pre-sequel, so I cannot approve that one to be played, must be Borderlands 2

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Okay, Borderlands 2 it is then. But that will take quite some time...

3 weeks ago
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There is no time limit how long someone has to beat the game they join in with so no worries if it takes some time. Let us know once you beat Borderlans 2-

3 weeks ago
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Hi, can i join ?

3 weeks ago
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Hi motilek, please choose an option to join the group

3 weeks ago
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Hi, can I select option 1 and play a game that I have not played, only farm trading cards using idle daddy? (For example, Grim legends)

3 weeks ago
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Yes, there's no problem with idle time for Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride (noticed 3.4 hours of idle time), if you want to use that one to apply let us know once you beat it, or you can choose another unplayed win, but please tell us if you choose another

3 weeks ago*
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Hi motilek, I reviewed you playtime and achievements for the game and I am afraid you are not welcome to join anymore.

3 weeks ago
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0_o What is wrong with my achievements and time?

3 weeks ago
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Playtime nothing, achievements: a lot. After the first 5 achievements all of the rest were unlocked at the same time 30 minutes after the last normal looking one and missing story related achievements when you have the complete the game achievements? And having achievements that require to do 2 playthroughs? in 30 minutes? Sure...
Sorry, I don't buy it at all that this game was actually legitimately played (started yes, finished not), I played the game myself.

3 weeks ago
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Please check again if it’s not difficult for you. Anyway, thanks! Great game, finished it with your help.

2 weeks ago
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Check again what? That you modified the achievements? That only denies your application even more

2 weeks ago
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I posted screenshots of almost all the achievements that I received, as well as the final credits of the game. You didn’t even look at the screenshots! Denies what? What did I complete the game? And did it honestly? In any case, good luck, I do not want to be in your group neither now nor ever else!

2 weeks ago
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He doesn't mean the current achievements, but the original achievements you had before now which were achieved in a way that is against the group rules (SAM) so I am not sure what you expected that would happen.

2 weeks ago
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Nope, you had your chance to play it properly the first time and you blew it. You are still not welcome to join, not now not any time in the future.

2 weeks ago
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Hey, recently won tower of guns and i've spent around a day trying to actually start it but havent even been able to get into the starting menu. lots of mscpr100 and blah blah blah files missing. I'll keep trying to fix it but don't know if I will be able to play.

3 weeks ago
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Hi, if you're unable to play your win, please report your bug in the discussions section of the game, so we can approve it as technical issues, but considering that the giveaway ended just 4 days ago, would be cool if you can try a bit more to see if you're able to fix it

3 weeks ago*
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Hi, I'm done, please check.

3 weeks ago
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Hi, I'd like to join with option 2. Is " Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition" okay for a giveaway?

3 weeks ago
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Hi Hexarious, sorry but Shadowrun: Hong Kong is marked as free, you will need to choose another or do option 1

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3 weeks ago
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how about Pathologic Classic HD ?

3 weeks ago
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Hi, giving away Pathologic Classic HD will do fine. Please request to join the Steam group here and we will approve it as soon as well see it :)

3 weeks ago
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Request sent

3 weeks ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

3 weeks ago
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Option 1, if a short hike is fine?

3 weeks ago
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Hi alancml, you are welcome to join the group by playing A Short Hike, let us know once you beat the game :)

3 weeks ago
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I have completed the game!

1 week ago
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Congrats! Join request approved, welcome to the group :)

1 week ago
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Hey there, I'd like to take the option of making some giveaways for the group. As for the game, or games, I have a spare Pillars of Eternity, Kero Blaster and Brigador that I can happily give to people that will play them.

Thank you :)

3 weeks ago
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Hi Millsshogun, you're an old member that got kicked for not playing Furi and The last door, so in your case you will need to play both games to be able to join again.

3 weeks ago
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3 weeks ago
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Hi there, I haven't won anything on steamgifts yet but I've seen on other comments that you can join by playing a game from your steam library that you haven't started.

So I'll go with option 1 and play Homefront, is that ok?

3 weeks ago
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Hi JJJ7, yes you are correct that you can play something from your library if you haven't won anything yet. Homefront will do fine, let us know once you beat it :)

3 weeks ago
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I have completed the game!

2 weeks ago
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Congrats on beating the game! Join request approved, welcome to the group :)

2 weeks ago
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Thanks a lot! :D

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Hi, I'd like to join with option 2 and Darkness II or Spec Ops: The Line. I'm going to give them both away (and others), but I can only create one more giveaway right now as I'm awaiting feedback on two others. Thanks!

2 weeks ago
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Hi Jermione, both Darkness II and Spec Ops: The Line are marked as free, so you will need to choose another game for your apply, or do option 1, in your case as you haven't won anything yet, you can choose any unplayed game from your library

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2 weeks ago
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Ah OK, I didn't know where to look that up. I see now, thanks. I'll put up Zeno Clash 2

2 weeks ago
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Zeno Clash 2 will do fine, I approved your request, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group!

2 weeks ago
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Hi there! I love the concept of the group, to play games you win.
Anyways, I'd love to join with the second option. I believe The Turing Test will meet the requirements.

Thanks!

2 weeks ago
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Hi halnco, you are welcome to join with option 2. The Turing Test does indeed meet the requirements. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

2 weeks ago
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Do I require to make a giveaway every month?

2 weeks ago
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Nope, just one to join in, after that is up to you as how many and how often you want to create them

2 weeks ago
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Cool, I would like to join with both options 1&2. I will be playing Northgard :)

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Please choose only one

2 weeks ago
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2nd option, please

2 weeks ago
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In that case join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible :)

2 weeks ago
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Thank you for the invite and will do!

2 weeks ago
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Hello, may I join your group?
I would like to choose the Option 2, and I will giveaway XCOM 2. For some reason, the giveaway will have a region restrict (I believe the subid would be 88104, which restrict to Asia to active). Is this game appropriate?

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HI AShine0720, I approved your request to join by giving away XCOM 2, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group!!

2 weeks ago
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Thanks for accepting! :)
The giveaway has been created and will begin at 11:30 AM (UTC+8).

2 weeks ago
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Hello. I won a GA from this group but have not recieved the gift yet. The GA creator has blacklisted me afterwards and I can't come in contact with him. Is there anything the group can help me with or do I follow the standard SG guidelines? Thanks in advance :)

2 weeks ago
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Follow the standard procedure that sg uses, if you don't receive the game in the 7 day period, mark it as not received and the game should not be tracked, and if do, we will unfollow it

2 weeks ago
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Thanks! :)

2 weeks ago
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It does get tracked btw (I guess in case the feedback changes to received, Reforced will know the actual reason), but yea it just gets unfollowed when we spot it (I know which one it is, so all good).

2 weeks ago
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Hello, a friend showed me this groups so I'm interested to join.

I have won Tomb Raider Legend but I never played the older one before so I would prefer enering by option 2 by giving away "Men of War: Assault Squad" and would it be good to give away more than 1 copy of the game?

Thanks and have a good day.

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Hi kadogo, giving away Men of War: Assault Squad will do fine, we only ask for one copy but thanks if you want to give away more, I approved your request, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group ^^

2 weeks ago
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Hello, thanks for the approving.

I just make the giveaway, I hope the duration is not too long I thought it was best to let it a bit longer and ending a friday so the winners can play in the weekend.

https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/PPBcH/men-of-war-assault-squad

2 weeks ago
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Giveaway length is completely fine, thank you for the giveaway :)

2 weeks ago
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Thanks and welcome ^^

2 weeks ago
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Can I join the group by option 2?

2 weeks ago
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Hi Lon3r, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible :)

2 weeks ago
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Going to take a crack at option 1 with "The Sexy Brutale".

2 weeks ago
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Hi moonsong99, you're welcome to join the group by playing The Sexy Brutale, please tell us once you beat the game

2 weeks ago
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All done. Gotta say, it was cooler than I expected.

1 week ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 week ago
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cool, thanks :)

1 week ago
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Can I join with option 1 playing Lit the Torch?

2 weeks ago
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Hi ambii, playing Lit the Torch will do fine, please tell us once you beat the game so you can join us!

2 weeks ago
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Done! Nice game to 100% as well :)

1 week ago
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I will need to ask for an explanation for this 4 achievements, those with the same time also have the exact timestamp and no one else based on our research have unlocked "Starter" and "Operater" at the same time, neither "Hand in hand" and "First Blood"

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1 week ago
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I really don't know why it came out like that, could be my internet failing on me but I cannot confirm. I can play another game to make things easier

1 week ago
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We will need screenshots for this, that you did beat the game

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1 week ago
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I got the approbation from my boss, so welcome to the group

1 week ago
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Thank you! And sorry for the inconvenience

1 week ago
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can i re-join a group ?

1 week ago
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Hi ezovic, since your outstanding game has been played I have approved your playtime on it and sent you a join request. Welcome back!

1 week ago
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1 week ago
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Hello can i join with option 1 Chaos Reborn last game i won

1 week ago
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Hi costinel422, I am afraid you are not welcome to join.

1 week ago
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why :(

1 week ago
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Do I really need to explain you this?
Hint: using SAM which is against the group rules on a win you want to apply with to join the group might not be a good idea.

1 week ago
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Hi admins, can I join?
I will choose option 1: But "The Walkind Dead" is the only game I won here, and I tried it right ater receiving the key. I really love the game but last 2 weeks, I was a bit too busy to finish it.
So, I will commit on finishing it now.
Thank you very much :D

1 week ago
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Hi KennySex, sorry but The walking Dead will not work, in your case you can choose any unplayed win in your library, or do option 2

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yep, this is too bad, I just won only that game here, can I play the game won from other places. If not, I think I'll be back with the option 2 when I got the chance soon, thanks a lot :D

1 week ago
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For persons that have played all their wins, they're able to choose any game from their library, you can pick any that fits the requirements

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yes, thanks a lot. I'll pick a game and let u know soon :D

1 week ago
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Just a quick note: you have to comment the game here before you play it, but if you end up not liking the game you can change it to a different game no problem, you just need to let us know :)

1 week ago
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hi there, second thought, I'd like to join with option 2. Is "Cities: Skylines" ok :)

3 days ago
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Sure, you can do option 2 instead. Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

3 days ago
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yes, thanks a lot, request sent :)

3 days ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group :) Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

3 days ago
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thanks, sure now :)

3 days ago
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Hello, I would like to re-join and will be completing option 1: Playing and completing a new game; Moon Hunters

If this game is not long enough, let me know and I'll pick something else :)

1 week ago
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Hi Fenchurchk, for rejoining you don't need to play a new win but your outstanding win you had when you left the group (aka it got considered as a kick). Since it is a bit hard to judge how much it was actually played with no achievements, could you please upload some screenshots?

6 days ago
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Which game was this? :)

6 days ago
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Thats something you should probably know but here, its Chaos Reborn.

6 days ago
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Well as I'm sure you know I can't view group GA's that I'm not a part of and I left all my groups when i took a break from here and trading so there was lots and just thought it would be easier to ask :)

I gave Chaos Reborn a good shot but really did not like it, although I did feel like I gave it time to try and get better (over 8 hours). I died multiple times at the start of the game and if you check the global achievements you can see that the highest gained achievement was only activated by 5% of players so this is obviously a problem that a LOT of people had.

I don't have any screenshots but would be happy to reinstall the game and take some new ones of my current position in the game if that is 100% required.

Despite this looking like a game that I would have enjoyed and despite having left the group (and all my groups) not long after winning this I feel I did try to honour my win and the group conditions anyway!

6 days ago
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Wooops my bad, sorry. For some reason I thought you can still see the group wins even after you left the group but you indeed can't (which is stupid, but thats unrelated) but now I know.

Yea, I don't expect anyone got get any achievements for that game at all so no worries there, I would just like to see a couple of screenshots as the playtime itself was not tracked by the website after the initial 1,7 hours played since it was so long ago. After that you are more than welcome to rejoin the group again :)

6 days ago
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Hey, got those screens for ya.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2111459379 - This one shows exactly where I left off

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2111459411 - Tried to finish the battle and died

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2111459434 - This one is my current map progress

I uploaded them so you can see they are mine and not fakes, also current play time 0.1 hours, I didn't just play this now!

4 days ago
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Perfect, thank you! Since you left by yourself I think you should be able to request on Steam to rejoin the group so please do that and I will approve it as soon as I see it. In case that you can't request to join send me a friend request instead and I will directly invite you that way :)

4 days ago
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Added you :)

4 days ago
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