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 1000 members and over 25000 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 wanna join using first option. I got only 1 games on steam gifts, 1 dlc. The game is Warehouse Tycoon, no achievement. The DLC is Rise of Flight: Furious Wings. As I recall, game of this DLC, Rise of Flight United is very hard for me and a bit lag (played years ago) with 0.6 hours played and no achievement. But if the only option is play Rise of Flight United, I'll try once again.

Edited: Thanks god, I got new game from giveaway not so long after post this comment. I'm gonna play Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection (has achievements).

4 months ago*
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Hi GaLaORG, you are welcome to join by playing Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection. Let me know when you beat the game! Also that was a very well timed win :D

4 months ago*
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I think the link was supposed to be this one

🙃

4 months ago
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The link is actually correct, but somehow this

https://steamcommunity.com/id/x60id/stats/427700/achievements/

turned into this:

https://steamcommunity.com/id/x60id/stats/427700,/achievements/

with an extra "," in there and is now redirecting to the user page instead. I must have accidentally added that in when was pasting the link in.

Thank you very, very much for the headsup! I will edit the link in a sec.

Edit: fixed, thank you once again!

4 months ago
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No worries! Just confused lol.

4 months ago
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Thanks! Finish the game.

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

4 months ago
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Thank you :D

4 months ago
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Hi, I would like to join the group. Can I join by Option 1? The game I want to play: The Walking Dead: The Final Season

4 months ago*
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Hi sunsun, you are welcome to join by playing The Walking Dead: The Final Season. Let me know once you beat the game!

4 months ago
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Hi i finished The Walking Dead: The Final Season :)

4 months ago
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Congrats! Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

4 months ago
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Thank you, I sent a request

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

4 months ago
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4 months ago
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This is the third such message. Just kindly wait for a response, she might be busy. As you can see, others are also waiting.

In case you speak russian:
Это уже третье подобное сообщение. Просто дождись ответа, она наверняка занята, ответит как наступит время. Два предыдущих сообщения не пропустит, не волнуйся. Если посмотреть на другие запросы присоединиться, она тоже отвечала не моментально, это нормально.

4 months ago
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4 months ago
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Are you actually serious? You didn't get an answer in 7 hours so you thought it was a reasonable thing to do was to send 3 messages about it? Do you know what patience is and have any respect at all for peoples time what so ever? Do realize people don't just sit around on SG all day long waiting to reply to you? Honestly I am not even sure if I want to accept your request to join the group at this point, because this definitely doesn't give a good impression.

4 months ago
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I have already apologized for it. But if it offended you, I sincerely apologize for offending you. I will erase the whole message and I will not bother you anymore good luck

4 months ago
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Hi. I won Furry Love 2 with Playing Appreciated, and the release date was supposed to be 14 may, but it has been pushed to 28 may, which is almost the date when I shoud have finished. Just wanted to comment, since there are probably other people in the same situation. Thanks

https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/OuDYH/furry-love-2

4 months ago
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I noticed when I was setting the playtime for the game (which it doesn't have set for this very reason). You are the only one who won it so far luckily. I was gonna contact you about it once it releases and I would like to still do if thats ok with you.

4 months ago
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Sure!

4 months ago
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Hi, I would like to join please. (both options : playing and making a giveaway)
I'll play Dreamwalker: Never Fall Asleep
Thank you :)

4 months ago
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Hi Neo5689, you are welcome to join but please pick just one single option. Dreamwalker: Never Fall Asleep does not work for option 1 since you already played the game before the comment. Let me know how you decide to proceed.

4 months ago
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For Dreamwalker, i started it today (2h ago),
but anyway, i'll play Uncharted Tides: Port Royal soon too (still unplayed)

4 months ago
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It doesn't matter it was only played today, it needs to be completely unplayed before you post your comment with the intention of playing the said game to join the group.
Uncharted Tides: Port Royal will do fine however, let me know once you beat the game!

4 months ago
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It's done :)
[EDIT] : Thank you

4 months ago*
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Congrats! Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

4 months ago
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HI choosing option 1
will play one of or both dependiing how busy i am

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Deluxe Edition

4 months ago
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Hi Guard1aNRB, playing either Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince or LEGO® MARVEL Super Heroes 2 will do fine. Let me know once you beat one of the games.

4 months ago
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will do :)

4 months ago
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finished Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince today

4 months ago
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Quick heads up: if you reply to yourself nobody gets a notification that you posted a comment. I saw your comment purely by chance.

That said 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 :)

4 months ago
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lol im sorry was tired request sent :)

4 months ago
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Just letting you know in case you were not aware. Join request approved, welcome to the group!

4 months ago
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cool thank you very much

4 months ago
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Hello :)

Would love to see some of my giveaways being played. So far, from all the games I gave away, I only saw one guy actually playing the game he won... So yeah! Option 2 for me :3

4 months ago
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Hi ToniQue7, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible :)

4 months ago
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Thank you for sharing all these giveaways!

4 months ago
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My pleasure! And more to follow in the future.

My only concern is what happens after I give them away? Do I have to keep an eye on the winner’s progress?

4 months ago
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Once the giveaways ends you can find the progress of the winners on this page (you are also welcome to explore the rest of the site if you wish to do so). You can approve the playtime as played enough whenever you wish, but you are most definitely not obligated if you don't want to do so. The admins of the group keep an eye on the playtimes daily and anything that has been played enough by our standards gets approved.

4 months ago
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Oh, okay so I am not the only one who is going to check the progress. Thats what I wanted to know, thanks!

4 months ago
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Nope, definitely not. I think only about 15% of approvals are done by GA creators, everything else is done by admins. I try to check giveaways for approvals/issues at least once a day. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask :)

4 months ago
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Thanks!

One more question actually.. My current Knightshift giveaway has only 2 entries. Isn’t the giveaway deemed “invalid” if it doesn’t meet the minimum requirements of 5 entries? What happens if nobody else joins?

4 months ago
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If you are asking in general:
Giveaway is deemed valid as long as the winner gets the game as far as I know. The only thing is that you don't get CV if you have under 5 entries. But with KnightShift you don't get CV regardless since the game is marked with 2 stars on the giveaway creation screen ("** No value towards your contributor level.") aka a game that has been given away for free in the past.

If you are asking in regarding to the group:
As long as one giveaway between Mushroom Wars, Men of War™ or Overlord Ultimate Collection (Syberia and KnightShift being free games in the past don't count) have a winner who has marked the game as received it counts that you have successfully joined with option 2, the amount of entries doesn't matter to us.

Uhh this was a bit complicated to explain, so I hope its understandable what I tried to say. If not do ask for a clarification and I will try my best.

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Your explanation was great, no worries.

I knew Syberia and Knighshift have no value. I was just worried that the giveaway would be automatically removed or something like that if it did not reach the 5 entries bar. (never had such a low entries number in a giveaway so it’s something new for me, lol).

I understand now.

4 months ago
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No the giveaway stays unless you decide to delete it even if it has 0 entries (then it just shows "no winner" instead of the name).

4 months ago
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Hello, I really love the idea behind this group.
Can I enter with American Fugitive?
I believe this the first game game I won, that actually has any achievements.

4 months ago
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Hi sie3ka, you are welcome to join by playing American Fugitive, let me know when you beat the game.

4 months ago
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Hi, I've beaten the game (finished the story line). The game turn out to be great, so I might go for all the achievements also. Is this enough for me to join, now? :)

4 months ago
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Beating is good enough to join the group. Anything more is up to you if you want to do it or not :)

Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

4 months ago
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Request sent. Thank you very much for all your effort you put into this little project. :)

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

4 months ago
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Hey I will be choosing option 1,
have already 100%ed The Walking Dead and will be playing Queen's Quest 3: The End of Dawn soon

4 months ago
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Hi RiseV7, you are welcome to join the group with option 1, but please make your playtime info public first. If you need the instructions how to do that:

Go to your Privacy Settings and change your "Game details" from Friends Only to Public and make sure the checkbox bellow is unchecked. Here is an example of how it all should look.

4 months ago
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Oh my bad, set to public!

4 months ago
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In that case you are welcome to join by playing Queen's Quest 3: The End of Dawn, let me know once you beat the game.

4 months ago
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I have finished the game (100%ed) and sent request to join the group!

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

4 months ago
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Hello, I would love to enter the group.
I will be choosing option 1 and I'll play "Sword Legacy: Omen" (just won it today).
Thanks in advance!

4 months ago
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Hi HumildeM, you are welcome to join by playing Sword Legacy Omen, let me now once you beat the game!

4 months ago
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I just finished the game! I liked it to be honest, maybe a little bit lineal but still good :)

4 months ago
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Congrats on beating it! I sent you a friend request so I can invite you to the group. Please message me when you accept it so I don't forget.

4 months ago
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Hello :)

I would like to join with option 2. Would love to share some of my favorite games and have them played :D

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

4 months ago
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4 months ago
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Thank you very much for sharing! I hope whoever wins it will enjoy it :)

4 months ago
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Hi, I've won The Turing Test a couple of months ago and been meaning to play it for a while. I'm planning to beat the game and also get %100 completion, so I'd like to join the group with Option 1.

4 months ago
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Hi Ozwarden, you are welcome to join by playing The Turing Test. Let me know once you beat the game.

4 months ago
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Beat the game. A very thought provoking and at times challenging experience all around. Sent the join request, cheers :)

https://steamcommunity.com/id/Ozrewn/stats/499520/achievements/

4 months ago
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Sorry for the late reply. Congrats on beating the game! I have approved your join request, welcome to the group :)

4 months ago
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No worries and thank you :)

4 months ago
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Hi I used to be member of this group but I had to stop playing for a while and had two games won that I didn't play. I have already beaten them both (Furi and The Last Door) and would like to join again to the group.

I was planning to play Darksiders Genesis or Life Goes On: Done to Death. Both of them were won in Steamgifts :).

4 months ago
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Hi Millsshogun, I see that since the last rejoin request you have beaten both games. I sent you a friend request on Steam so I can reinvite you. Please message me when you accept it so I don't forget to sent you a group invite.

4 months ago
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I've applied, I'd prefer to do option 2 as all the games I've won that I've not yet played arent my cup of tea and were entered before I got the gist of the dont enter what you dont want kind of thing.

4 months ago
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Hi WhyGamingWhy, you are welcome to join with option 2. Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it.

Edit: I am apparently blind. I just saw that you have indeed requested to join when you wrote your comment, my bad. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

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I will make the giveaway the moment it appears in the drop-down menu in the create a giveaway page. Currently, it's not showing but I'll keep checking every so often.

4 months ago
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Which game are you trying to give away?

4 months ago
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Haven't decided on that yet, I'll do a fun looking game that I'd personally never play.
Still am unable to give any games away in your group, on that same topic, I am unable to enter any either.

Does it take some time to register I've joined or perhaps do I need to change something on the site first?

4 months ago
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Ohhh my bad, I misunderstood what you mean. I thought the game you wanted to give away was not in the list but I guess the group itself is missing from the list. You just need to sync your SG profile, thats it (it does sync automatically after a while but I am not sure of the exact time frame every how often it happens). Then it should show up.

4 months ago
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hello ^^ I really keen on the idea of entering only GAs that you'd wish to play. I'm hoping to be able to join the group with option 2. The game i'm planning to giveaway is Gray Dawn.

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

4 months ago
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Option 2. Applied Steam Group "Playing Appreciated SG:PA". Awaiting approval, then I'll create a group giveaway of a game I'd like to see getting played by group members. 🦄 🎮

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Hi Covenants, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

4 months ago
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Thanks! Made giveaway. 🎮

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Hi Lix7PTE, please read the instructions how to join.

4 months ago
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Now it's ok ?

4 months ago
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I took a better look at your profile now and sorry, you are not welcome to join.

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4 months ago
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bababooe thanks for lettin me in the group

4 months ago
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View attached image.
4 months ago
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oh wow i have fans, dope

4 months ago
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Hi, I would like to join please.

I'll play Tower 57

4 months ago
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Hi Wenrok, third time is the charm to actually write how you want to join I guess. Playing Tower 57 will do fine, let me know once you beat it.

4 months ago
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Hi, can I join?

4 months ago
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Hi Ru1ner, please read the instructions how to join and then let me know how you would like to join.

4 months ago
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I haven't gifts for now, so I prefer to first option, but all my 2.7k tries were failed :(
if I receive some gift or win something I will message again

3 months ago
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You can pick any unplayed game with achievements from your library instead and play that so you don't have to wait for a win. Just let me know which game it is going to be before you start playing it.

3 months ago
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The game is Carrion. It's not long game, but I sure that finish the game at all

3 months ago
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Playing Carrion will be fine, let me know when you beat the game.

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I've beat the game

3 months ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group!

3 months ago
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Please, help a little. What I do wrong?
I trying to view any post on https://www.steamgifts.com/group/mfUoP/playing-appreciated
and see this:
You do not have permission to view this giveaway, since you are not a member of the required Steam groups.
as you say I have alredy a member of this group https://steamcommunity.com/groups/playing-appreciated

3 months ago
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you need to sync your profile so sg recognises you in the group. If you don't know its the little drop down button next to your profile picture

Since im here well done on joining

3 months ago
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it works, Thank you. Did not know that

3 months ago
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i am, inevitable

3 months ago
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So it would seem.

3 months ago
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Hi, I was a member of this group a while back, but was late finishing one of my wins. I would like to rejoin.

3 months ago
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Hi SanderHyrax, since you have already played your overdue win you are welcome to rejoin one more time. I have sent you a friend request so I can reinvite you. Please message me when you accept it so I don't forget.

3 months ago
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Hi, I want to join the group, the game I'm going to play is suicide guy deluxe edition, thanks.

3 months ago
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Hi hector2icarus, you are welcome to join by playing Suicide Guy Deluxe Edition, let me know once you beat the game.

3 months ago
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Oh I'd love to join. I only won one game here despite joining so long ago as I only participate with games I want to play :)

3 months ago
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Hi fakemighty, please read the instructions how to join and let me know which option would you like to pick. For option 1 you can pick any unplayed game with achievements from your library that has achievements (if Gone Home has been played before it got achievements).

3 months ago
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Yes, I did play it before it had achievements! So I wasn't sure how that would work as the rules specify a game not played yet. I'll chose one from my current library and report back before starting! Thanks!

3 months ago
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Yea I had the feeling that might be the case and I am not making you play it again (especially since it is not a game that has any replayability what so ever) just to join a group. So yes let me know whatever the game is going to be before you start playing it (as if you start it before you tell me the game it wont count).

3 months ago
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Sorry for the late reply!

I was planning on playing Abzû next! Will that do?

3 months ago
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Yep, Abzu will do fine. Let me know when you beat it :)

3 months ago
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Done, finished it!

3 months ago
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Congrats! Join request approved, welcome to the group!

3 months ago
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Yay! Thanks :)

3 months ago
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