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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.
More information and a FAQ is available via the Steam group. Current group giveaways can be found here on SteamGifts. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions!
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I've applied to join. I'll pick option 2.
Hi Jinxtah, join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.
Thanks. Giveaway created (https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/zPYts/rover-mechanic-simulator)
Thank you for sharing!
I would like to join via option 2 starting with a giveaway of
Hi adamfurry, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make a giveaway as soon as possible.
Thanks for sharing :)
Planning on playing a won gift, and completing SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell.
Hi MHamza911119, you are welcome to join by playing SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell. Let me know once you beat the game!
I just won " Sir, you are being hunted " and I very much plan on finishing it !
Hi Saaguen, if you want to join please reread the join instructions.
1) Your playtime is private on Steam.
2) Sir, You Are Being Hunted doesn't have achievements, which is a must for the game if you want to join with option 1. Since you don't have any other wins you can pick something from your normal Steam library instead (that is unplayed and has achievements).
I won This war of mine and want play it by oprion 1.
Hi pkka, you are welcome to join by playing This War of Mine
, let me know once you beat the game!
I forgot to tell you.
But i dont win dlc on sg - just in case didn't start them. Maybe it's against the rules.
Congrats on beating the game! Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)
Hello. I would like to join your group. Option 1: I will play Dreamland Solitaire
Hi Didigon, you are welcome to join by playing Dreamland Solitaire, let me know once you beat the game.
Sent you a friend request so I can invite you since your join request has been rejected in the past for not writing a comment in the thread.
Edit: invite sent.
Hi gapochka, if you want to join read the instructions above and let me know how you want to join.
Question, if I join with Option 2 (by creating a giveaway) am I still allowed to join giveaways made for the group if I of course play them within the said time period or does option 2 make you a "gifter" for the group and only be allowed to do that? Sorry for a random question, but some groups have gifter roles separate so I had to ask :) thanks for replying.
"Question, if I join with Option 2 (by creating a giveaway) am I still allowed to join giveaways made for the group if I of course play them within the said time period"
Hi JapaniKatti, just to confirm the answer Matwyn is indeed correct. While there are 2 different options to join we don't have 2 kinds of members. Everyone is free to join or create any giveaways they want (as long as they are played in the required time frame ofc). Let me know if you want to join :)
Awesome, thanks for the reply both of you.
Just another small question, if I do indeed join, are the giveaways supposed to be made only for the group, or can I also include my whitelist peeps and/or other groups that I want to add?
The first one you make to join with option 2 should be PA group only, any giveaway after that you are absolutely free to add any groups and/or whitelist (also there is no level/region lock/duration limits, you are free to set those as you see fit).
Sounds great. I'll join in a few days once i've gotten the humble choice so I have new games to giveaway :)
Sure, just reply to me here and request to join the group on Steam whenever you are ready :)
Hey, i'm ready to join now with option 2.
I sent the request to join the group, (steam name is Japani69Katti)
I'll make the giveaway right away once accepted :)
Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)
Thank you! Quick question before I do the giveaway, am I allowed to set level requirements in the giveaway im doing for option 2?
You are! It needs to have a winner in the end so I would recommend against going with like level 10 so you dont run into the risk of nobody entering but you can set it to whatever you like :)
thanks! nothing crazy like that ;D I know how hard some of the higher levels can be to achieve.
also here is the giveaway: https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/kSwXY/trine-4-the-nightmare-prince
Thank you for sharing :)
Could I join your group playing The Detective Chapters: Part One? There's also Narcos: Rise of the Cartel, but I'm not sure I would be able to finish it...
Hey, I'm not Mouse but the game you choose to join must have achievements. The game you chose doesn't. Narcos has achievements so it should work, but you'll need the permission of MouseWithBeer.
I didn't notice that! Okay, I'll start Narcos shortly (so far I've only farmed cards)...
Hi Archmalice, as MoonQueen3 already said playing The Detective Chapters: Part One wont work because no achievements. Playing Narcos: Rise of the Cartels (idle time: 3.4h) however will be fine. Let me know once you beat the game!
Sorry for replying for you. Wasn't trying to step on any toes, just trying to help.
Huh, I never said you did anything wrong (and you didn't), I just confirmed what you said.
Ok thank you!
Haven't forgot! Almost 100%!
Took a couple days off, but finally finished!
Do you have any explanation why the last 5 of your achievements are all unlocked at the same time?
No idea, honestly. But I do have a lot of conection issues...
Could you please upload some screenshots showing that you finished the game (I assume that is possible to show that?) then?
Hello, I would like to join with option 1 by playing "Immortal Redneck"
Hi Rinocap, you are welcome to join by playing Immortal Redneck, let me know once you beat the game!
Just finished the game!
Congrats on beating the game! Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)
Will join with option 2. Giveaway will be up soon for Tabletop!
Hi Chickenarla, I assume you either mean Tabletop Playground or Tabletop Simulator, both of which are fine to be given away for option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible :)
Ok, I just changed the details, deleted the previous giveaway link and got a new one live, which is the link you can see!
Can I join using option 2? I prefer giving keys to players who actually play them. I'm planning to give
"bit Dungeon III" and "8-Bit Adventures: The Forgotten Journey Remastered Edition" in the beginning.
Hi K4r4b4s4N, you are welcome to join with option 2 and either of the games would work. Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)
thanks MouseWithBeer, I sent the request.
Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible :)
The pig requests to join the group, and promises to create a giveaway within a month as soon as the pig's membership request was approved.
Hi melancholydoggo, the pigs join request with option 2 has been approved, the pig is welcomed to the group! :)
The mouse is amused by the pigs application :D
Now are you both in blankets?
Its really cold here so I sure am.
I am very much looking forward to next year's tiger in a blanket, fingers crossed for a cute and nice design!
Hi melancholydoggo, it has been over 4 days since your join request has been approved and you still havent created the giveaway. Please make it in the next day or I am afraid I will be forced to kick you out of the group.
The pig apologizes as the pig has been busy working in the farm and has since created a giveaway. The pig thanks the mouse for the invitation! :8
No worries, thank you for the giveaway!
Hi :) ! I would like to join by playing "Broken Age" that I won several months ago! I will comment to this thread once I finish the game !
Thank you for the opportunity !
Hi SharkY055, joining by playing Broken Age will do fine. Let me know once you have beaten the game. Note to myself, you have already once before tried to join unsuccessfully.
Hey , i've recently won Autonauts , I am not sure if the game has a state to reach that is considered as "beaten the game" but I would like to go with option 1 on that one. Let me know if that's plausible, otherwise I'll have to wait to request again once I win another giveaway. Thank you
Hi zhellfox, I took a lot at the game and I can't really see a point it can be defined as beaten or give you some point that I would consider as played good enough to join the group (other than get all the X amount of things done achievements, but that apparently takes about 100 hours so it would be absolutely ridiculous to ask for that and therefore I don't count that as an option). So other than the option you said of waiting for a new win you are have 2 other ones:
1) join with option 2
2) play Lost Planet 3 or Romby which you have unplayed.
Let me know what you decide to do.
That's fair , thanks for taking that into consideration. Romby sounds like a lame and dishonest way to get in, I will be taking up the challenge with option 1 having chosen Lost Planet 3 as my game. Let me know when I can start , thanks for the quick reply too.
Lost Planet 3 it is then. You can start playing it now and let me know once you beat the game :)
Hey again, i'm back and honestly i'm sort of glad to have made an entry with Lost Planet 3 instead because while I would've eventually play it, it would mostly just sit there idle and unplayed up until I gave it a shot and I might have not given it a proper one without a little extra dedication to keep me hooked. But the game pulled me in by itself around the 2 hour mark.
People dislike it because capcom was given the IP to revive it and they approached things differently, it went away from Lost Planet 1 and 2 roots and felt like an arcade dead space/lost planet hybrid. Since I havent played LP1 or LP2 I cannot really tell if thats a good thing or a bad thing but I did enjoy the story alot. Im sure you'll verify through my steam profile but heres an imgur verification along with a couple of cool screenshots near the end of the game. https://imgur.com/a/yRSwUpp
I am glad to hear you enjoyed it and congrats on beating it! And thank you for the screenshots :) Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)
Happy to be aboard. :)
I would like to join with option 2. I would like to give away 2 copies of Figment which I would really like to see played.
Hi ArchetypalVirus, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.
Just to be clear, I have to beat the whole game to enter the group? I'm willing to do this of course, just want to be sure of it.
Hi pondipunchline, yes to join the group a whole game needs to be beaten. If you want to join that way let me know which one of your wins would you like to play :)
I would like to join ;)
Hi Wenrok, you are welcome to join but please read the instructions how to you and then let me know how you would wanna join :)
I'd like to join. I can do both options too. I would play my won copy of Semblance, and I'd give away a copy of One Finger Death Punch 2. Thanks for your time and consideration.
Hi insideAfireball, you are welcome to rejoin the group once you play all your unplayed wins you have won in the group in the past. (remaking your account is not gonna allow you get around that :) )
Wasn't aware that I was part of the group in the past. If I didn't remember that, I surely won't remember what games I won when I was. Oh well. Not a big deal. Thank you again for your time.
Link to the games.
Oh wow! I apologize for leaving steamgifts with all those wins left unplayed. Happy to see that I at least contributed a decent amount.
If and when I get around to playing them all, I'll let you know. Thanks again, and take care.
Hello. I've played everything but Grey Goo, and before I go any further I was just wondering how I go about proving it. Can you update my profile on the playing appreciated website, or do I need to send you links of my achievements?
I can run an update on the website on my end (which I just did) so no need for links. I would appreciate if you could upload a screenshot for Dark Strokes if you still have it installed. The rest (other than Grey Goo ofc) are fine and now approved as played.
Cool! Thank you for your time and effort. I was a bit worried about King of Fighters '98. Didn't want to play online (I'm fairly bad at the game), so it's good to see that I hit the mark with just the SP achievements.
I would appreciate if you could upload a screenshot for Dark Strokes
I would appreciate if you could upload a screenshot for Dark Strokes
I thought that might be a concern, so here ya go:
Unless a game is MP/co-op only we generally wouldn't request people to play MP (there might have been some exceptions in the past, but I really can't think of anything on the top of my head) so all good there.
Thank you for the screenshots, I have synced them with the group website so you can remove them no problem now (sorry for the delay) and approve the playtime for the game as well. So only thing left now is Grey Goo.
Hey, MouseWithBeer. I hope you are well.
Finally got around to trying Grey Goo. It was like trying to take a test that's in a different language I couldn't even begin to understand. Only played it for about 30 minutes, and I know that's pretty weak, but I'm honestly surprised I stuck with it for that long. Just couldn't wrap my head around this type of game. I obviously should have never entered the giveaway in the first place.
It wouldn't be fair to let me back in the group, so I don't expect it, nor do I really want it. I was hoping I could donate a few games though? Just to ease my own mind with what I consider to be an honorable compromise. If that's something you would be willing to accept, how could I go about doing it?
Sorry to hear Grey Goo didn't work out for you. Having not played the game myself I can't offer any words of advice.
Indeed, it requiring a minimum of 5 hours of playtime I can not let you back into the group. The best I could possibly offer is to post invite only link(s) to the Steam group chat and Steam discussions of the group. But I have no idea how many people actually pay attention to those and they would not be monitored (as in being played).
I understand your position. Would you accept a gifted bundle from Fanatical, and then you could just give the games yourself? Like, an actual gift, so the keys would be unrevealed. Short of letting me back in to do 1 quick giveaway, that's about all I can think of. If you don't want to go through any of that for me, I totally get it.
Sorry but I don't feel comfortable making giveaways on someone elses regard. And letting someone rejoin like this is not something I am at the liberty of doing (plus we never did that before as far as I am aware), that is something Reforced would have to approve.
No worries. I understand.
This isn't sitting well with me, so I guess the only thing I can do is learn how to play Grey Goo, and hopefully get enough achievements & time-played to have it count. I will study the manual & controls for 2 days straight if I have to. It could be a while before I do it, but when I do, I'll let you know. Thanks again for your time.
Would you let me know when you've inspected the screenshots so I can delete them? Thank you.
Hello, I have a question before joining for Option 1.
by playing a previous won game on SteamGifts that you did not yet play.
by playing a previous won game on SteamGifts that you did not yet play.
as the option 1 states the game need to be unplayed (idling is fine since it is not actually playing). So the answer to your questions would be:
Let me know then if you would like to join with The Last Dream: Developer's Edition or something else.
Okay than, lemme do The Last Dream: Developer's Edition and I will confirm & upload screenshot after I complete this game.
Ok, then let me know when you finish The Last Dream: Developer's Edition(note: 3 hours of idle time) then :)
I already beaten The Last Dream: Developer's Edition and uploaded some screenshot too.
Congrats on beating the game! Join request approved, welcome to the group :)
Thanks to let me join the group and I have another question.
Quick note: If you do not play your wins within the 30 day window, you will be kicked from the group. But if you end up taking your time afterwards and playing all of the games that you have won, even outside of the window, you can ask to rejoin.
Quick note 2: I am just a regular group member, so if anyone corrects me, believe them instead... XD
EDIT: Please see answer by MouseWithBeer below, I was wrong about a few things.
Thank you for answering me, I think I know the major rules of the group.
You are welcome! :-) and welcome!
As much as I appreciate you taking your time responding to their questions, I would suggest you to read through my answer as there is some misinformation in your answers.
Thanks for the clarification, I do remember reading the FAQs a while back, though I have never run into any issues because I haven't actually won any PA giveaways I have joined so far... XD. Thanks for the refresher!
I would first of all turn you to the FAQ of the group which I believe answers most of the questions.
But I will also correct a few mistakes YQMaoski made in their post:
I think the first question ("What is considered playing a game?") in the FAQ goes quite in depth explaining what is the minimum we expect people to play their wins to. We do NOT ask people to full beat their games if they don't like them/don't have the time, but there is a minimum that must be played within a month. Also the time limit is not 30 days, its 32 days. However we do send warnings about the game not being played enough on day 30 just to give some extra headsup for people to play their wins.
As I said, you have 32 days from when you won said game, doesn't matter how many games you won within a day/week/month. So if you don't think you will have the time to play a certain game I would suggest against entering for it.
Once again the first question of the FAQ goes quite in depth on this. If something is unclear or if you have any more questions about it feel free to ask.
You are free to make any giveaways you wish: group only, shared with other groups, region locked, level locked, whatever you want, we don't have restrictions nor we force people to make giveaways (unless they decide to join with option 2, then they need to make one).
Once again, if you have any more questions or something is unclear feel free to ask!
Thank you MouseWithBeer for in depth answer. I'll understand the group rules after read all rules in FAQ, already sign-in too in PA web and look around the sites.
And if I have another question in the future, I will post that.
Idea that matches my use of steamgifs.
My first game won : https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/qLFcf/company-of-heroes-2
over 1000h :p
Hi dmduncan37, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.
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Not a PA staff member, but AFAIK if you're joining with option 2 the first GA you make should be a Playing Appreciated only giveaway.
Hi I'd like to join under option 2 please! :)
Hi shadowedpillow, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.
just got indivisible, am about to give it a fair shot
Hi anqi, I assume you want to join with option 1? Indivisible wont work for that as it has been played before. Since you dont have any unplayed SG wins you can either pick any unplayed win with achievements from your Steam library or join with option 2. Let me know.
I've applied to join. I'll pick option 2
Hi lethanh, I am sorry, but you are not currently welcome to join.
I like to see my games getting played. Is there any chance for me?
As previously stated, you are not currently welcome to join.