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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I've applied to join. I'll pick option 2.

3 months ago
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Hi Jinxtah, join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

3 months ago
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3 months ago
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Thank you for sharing!

3 months ago
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I would like to join via option 2 starting with a giveaway of
https://store.steampowered.com/app/367500/Dragons_Dogma_Dark_Arisen/

2 months ago
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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.

2 months ago
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2 months ago
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Thanks for sharing :)

2 months ago
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bababooe

2 months ago
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1/18/2021
Planning on playing a won gift, and completing SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell.

2 months ago
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Hi MHamza911119, you are welcome to join by playing SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell. Let me know once you beat the game!

2 months ago
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Hello guys,
I just won " Sir, you are being hunted " and I very much plan on finishing it !

2 months ago
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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).

2 months ago
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Hello!
I won This war of mine and want play it by oprion 1.

2 months ago
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Hi pkka, you are welcome to join by playing This War of Mine
, let me know once you beat the game!

2 months ago
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I forgot to tell you.
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198146275998/stats/282070
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198146275998/screenshots/

But i dont win dlc on sg - just in case didn't start them. Maybe it's against the rules.

2 months ago
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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 :)

Edit: approved.

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Hello. I would like to join your group. Option 1: I will play Dreamland Solitaire

2 months ago
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Hi Didigon, you are welcome to join by playing Dreamland Solitaire, let me know once you beat the game.

2 months ago
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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.

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Thank You

2 months ago
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hi!

2 months ago
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Hi gapochka, if you want to join read the instructions above and let me know how you want to join.

2 months ago
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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.

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Quote:
"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"

Answer:
Yes

2 months ago
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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 :)

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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?

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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).

2 months ago
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Sounds great. I'll join in a few days once i've gotten the humble choice so I have new games to giveaway :)

2 months ago
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Sure, just reply to me here and request to join the group on Steam whenever you are ready :)

2 months ago
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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 :)

2 months ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

2 months ago
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Thank you! Quick question before I do the giveaway, am I allowed to set level requirements in the giveaway im doing for option 2?

2 months ago
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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 :)

2 months ago
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thanks! nothing crazy like that ;D I know how hard some of the higher levels can be to achieve.

2 months ago
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2 months ago
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Thank you for sharing :)

2 months ago
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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...

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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.

2 months ago
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I didn't notice that! Okay, I'll start Narcos shortly (so far I've only farmed cards)...

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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!

2 months ago
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Sorry for replying for you. Wasn't trying to step on any toes, just trying to help.

2 months ago
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Huh, I never said you did anything wrong (and you didn't), I just confirmed what you said.

2 months ago
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Ok thank you!

2 months ago
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Haven't forgot! Almost 100%!

1 month ago
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Took a couple days off, but finally finished!

1 month ago
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Do you have any explanation why the last 5 of your achievements are all unlocked at the same time?

1 month ago
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No idea, honestly. But I do have a lot of conection issues...

1 month ago
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Could you please upload some screenshots showing that you finished the game (I assume that is possible to show that?) then?

1 month ago
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Hello, I would like to join with option 1 by playing "Immortal Redneck"

2 months ago
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Hi Rinocap, you are welcome to join by playing Immortal Redneck, let me know once you beat the game!

2 months ago
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Just finished the game!

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

1 month ago
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Will join with option 2. Giveaway will be up soon for Tabletop!

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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 :)

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Thank you for sharing!

2 months ago
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Ok, I just changed the details, deleted the previous giveaway link and got a new one live, which is the link you can see!

2 months ago
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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.

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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 :)

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thanks MouseWithBeer, I sent the request.

2 months ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible :)

2 months ago
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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.

2 months ago
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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

2 months ago
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Now are you both in blankets?

1 month ago
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Its really cold here so I sure am.

View attached image.
1 month ago
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:-)

I am very much looking forward to next year's tiger in a blanket, fingers crossed for a cute and nice design!

1 month ago
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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.

1 month ago
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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

1 month ago
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No worries, thank you for the giveaway!

1 month ago
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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 !

1 month ago
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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.

1 month ago
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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

1 month ago
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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.

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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.

1 month ago
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Lost Planet 3 it is then. You can start playing it now and let me know once you beat the game :)

1 month ago
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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

1 month ago
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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! :)

1 month ago
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Happy to be aboard. :)

1 month ago
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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.

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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.

1 month ago
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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.

1 month ago
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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 :)

1 month ago
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I would like to join ;)

1 month ago
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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 :)

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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 :) )

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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1 month ago
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Hello, I have a question before joining for Option 1.

  1. Can I join by play won games that unfinished because I did abandon that for years (Deponia Doomsday, Turmoil, Odallus: The Dark Call)
  2. Can I join for won games that I did perfected few years ago (Passpartout: The Starving Artist, Outlast, Verdict Guilty, Nekopara)
  3. Can I play untouched game (beside farming for cards) that I did won 4 years ago. (The Last Dream: Developer's Edition)
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Hi rayculz,

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:
No.
No.
Yes.

Let me know then if you would like to join with The Last Dream: Developer's Edition or something else.

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Okay than, lemme do The Last Dream: Developer's Edition and I will confirm & upload screenshot after I complete this game.

1 month ago
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Ok, then let me know when you finish The Last Dream: Developer's Edition(note: 3 hours of idle time) then :)

1 month ago
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Hello, there.
I already beaten The Last Dream: Developer's Edition and uploaded some screenshot too.

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

1 month ago
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Thanks to let me join the group and I have another question.

  1. If I won a gift from this group, I must beat that game that I've won within a month .. yes ?
  2. But, if I won more than one games at same days or week .. it must beat as the same month or not.
  3. It was just beat the game or more complete task like perfected 100% achievement ?
  4. Can I made GA for this group only.
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  1. Yes (well, give it an honest effort anyway, some games may require 100 hours to beat, that might be hard to demand from someone within 30 days).
  2. Yes, within 30 days of the giveaway's ending.
  3. Beating the game is more than enough, a lot of games don't require beating either, just give it an honest effort in terms of showing that you are playing the game (hours) and having some statistics or achievements, and also screenshots on your profile also help. Go to the website here, log in using your Steam profile, and in the top right hand corner, you can see a menu, you can look at your own won-games progress to gauge how you are doing in terms of meeting requirements. 100% is not necessary.
  4. You can always make a giveaway for the group only, that way you know that whoever wins the game has the intention of playing the game and giving it a decent effort within 30 days of the giveaway ending. But you can also share giveaways across groups.

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.

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Thank you for answering me, I think I know the major rules of the group.

1 month ago
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You are welcome! :-) and welcome!

1 month ago
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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.

1 month ago
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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!

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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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

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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.

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Hello.

Idea that matches my use of steamgifs.

My first game won : https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/qLFcf/company-of-heroes-2
over 1000h :p

option2 possible.

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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.

1 month ago
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Thank you

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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.

1 month ago
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Hi I'd like to join under option 2 please! :)

1 month ago
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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.

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just got indivisible, am about to give it a fair shot

1 month ago
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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.

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I've applied to join. I'll pick option 2

1 month ago
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Hi lethanh, I am sorry, but you are not currently welcome to join.

1 month ago
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I like to see my games getting played. Is there any chance for me?

1 month ago
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As previously stated, you are not currently welcome to join.

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