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!

2 years ago*

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Hello! I would like to join with option 1.
How about playing Layers of Fear?

2 months ago
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Hi Joonn! You're welcome to join, playing Layers of Fear will do fine. :) I hope you'll enjoy the game and please comment again when you've finished it.

2 months ago
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Hi! I finally saw the ending. It wasn't easy because I was weak at the horror game, but it was a great experience. Please approve me to join in.

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

1 month ago
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Thanks a lot!

1 month ago
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Hey, I'd like to join using Option 2
currently I'm not really sure if I want to start any new games..
but from time to time I wanna give away games I really liked and make sure that they won't just lay around in peoples libraries :)

1 month ago
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Hello jesuswarjesus! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. :) Membership request approved, I'm curious what it'll be. ^^

1 month ago
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Hello there!
I would like to make GA for Clannad. Not public though because it would be sad if somebody would just use it for card farming purposes xD This group looks perfect for that :D

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1 month ago
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Hi 76561198082881386 (Ketonal)! You're welcome to join; and wow, giving away Clannad! I hope it'll find a good home to go too, membership request approved. :)

1 month ago
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Hi! I will like to join using option number 2, i have a couple of games that need a good home.

1 month ago
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Hi ultimatedraq, you are welcome to join with option 2! Join request approved, welcome to the group :)

1 month ago
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Thanks <3

1 month ago
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Can I? Last time was due to personal stuff 😔

1 month ago
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Hi Hiperdoll, you can rejoin the group once more when you play your unplayed group win: Dreamfall Chapters.

1 month ago
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I will for sure, thanks again for the opportunity 😊

1 month ago
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i like to join by the option 2 since i havent won any games yet
Thank you guys

1 month ago
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Hi Leonidas007! You're welcome to join. Giving away a game you'd like to see getting played is fine of course, but you may also pick a game from your Steam library instead for option one, if you prefer. Let us know! :)

1 month ago
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Thanks i going to giveaway a game to the group ETHEREAL https://store.steampowered.com/app/751220/ETHEREAL/ would be ok to give?

1 month ago*
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The game is OK, I approved your join request! To make the giveaway you will have to click on the little arrow on the top right of the page (left of your avatar and right of your points) and then select "Sync with Steam". Once your account is synced the group should appear in the list of groups you can make a giveaway for.

Hope that helped and if you have any more questions feel free to ask. And welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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Thank you guys i made my fist contribution to the group, and I add both of you to my whitelist, more giveaways incoming :)

1 month ago
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Thank you for the contribution (and any future ones) and for the whitelist, have one back yourself :)

1 month ago
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Hello again, how i made a Steam group only giveaway since I'm still not in the Steam group?

1 month ago
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1 month ago*
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for you: ask for a PA Membership Card Option 2, state you'll give away the Ampli thing. then, good luck, take a look and have fun (in whatever the order).

for PA Mods. ALL of them: this is urgent

(3 awesome dlcs are on the plate)

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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LOL

1 month ago
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Sooth doesn't seem to have any rush as well.. :P What do you think, shall we make him join by playing Gone Fireflies that he got from you? ^^

1 month ago
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by playing Gone Fireflies

frankly... itsa NO.

too short? too sweet? is a game i've been trying to promote on SG and/or PA cause of... sentimental reasons (<-- fake) ? answer itsa YES.

has been the Sooth kinda fast at asking the PA Card? and kinda slow (still didn't) at accepting the Steam add so to close the very favourable deal offered?

itsa stilla YESsa.

so, no.

(dlcs are also gone fireflies)

edit: edited comment spotted! :o the horrrorrrr

1 month ago
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Seems Sooth got scared.. -.-

1 month ago
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Just pick one :D Or I will pick for you ;D

Also congrats on being the 1500th person who applied to join the group :)

1 month ago*
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Hi, I would like to join the group using the second option. I like the idea of giving away a game to someone who will play it.

Will also prepare few GA from one of the recent Fanatical bundles (if that's no problem).

1 month ago*
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Hi Syirian, join request approved, welcome to the group! Any game as long as it was not given away for free in the past (2 stars next to its name when picking it of the list of games to make a giveaway for) is fine :)

1 month ago
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Thanks!

1 month ago
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these are really nice links, Ref! and no login needed... juicy stuff. imma gonna use those.

have a very very visual bump!
https://i.imgur.com/x2j1oFA.png

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1 month ago
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I am happy you like them links. :P I wonder how many people use it, but eh well.. Thanks for the bump! ^^

1 month ago
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I use them every damn day, but I guess in am an exception for obvious reasons :P

1 month ago
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Hello. I would like to join this great group using Option 1. I want to play Fault - Milestone 1 (if it is long enough).

1 month ago
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Hi Miteuse, you are welcome to join by playing fault - milestone one (it is long enough). Let us know once you beat the game :)

1 month ago
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Hello. I haven't won anything on SteamGifts yet (since I'm very new), however I try to join GAs if only I'm interested in the game, can I still join with Option 1?

I recently finished 2 games from my Steam library, maybe they can be counted instead of SG games?

1 month ago*
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Hi aonrao, since you don't have any wins you can pick and play a game from your Steam library to play indeed, but it needs to be a game with achievements that has not been played before the time of your comment. I took a look at your library and I can recommend: Faerie Solitaire, Submerged and The Walking Dead. Of course you can pick any of the other ones as well. Let me know how you want to proceed :)

Edit: oh and I almost forgot: welcome to SG! :)

1 month ago*
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Thanks!
If I was aware of this group, I wouldn't play and finish My Big Sister haha.

I bought Submerged recently and was thinking to start it after I finish A Story About My Uncle, so why not?
The other two games are not my choices, long story, so I would rather not force myself to play them.

Is there anything I should do before/during/after I play it?

1 month ago
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Submerged is absolutely lovely, so I hope you will enjoy it :) And no worries, I just suggested the games I enjoyed myself, not everyone has the same taste after all.

All you need to do is to request to join the group on Steam and let me know once you beat the game so I can approve that request :)

1 month ago
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Okay. Thanks a lot! Let's do this :)

EDIT: I sent the request, now I'm starting the game.

1 month ago
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I finished the game. It took me a while to get all of the achievemens, but I thought the game wouldn't be long/fun enough if I didn't complete all of them.

1 month ago
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Congrats on the 100% and welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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Thanks! It's my first 100% as well haha.

1 month ago
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Hello! I would like to join with option 1.
I will complete blockdude game : https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/BFWea/blockdude

1 month ago
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Hi mulchand! One of the rules is to have your game playtimes set to public, see the example in the group rules. Then I can look if that game will do; it seems rather short; but given you only seem to have Suits: A Business RPG and/or Waves of the Atlantide left to play it might do. Please let me know once you've changed your privacy settings. :)

1 month ago
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ok i have set time to public, i will complete Waves of the Atlantide or suits. Any rules for games that i want to make giveaway for group??

1 month ago
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Okay :) Have fun playing one of them and please comment again once you've finished it. As for creating group giveaways, there are no rules! Just go with the rules here on SteamGifts and you'll be fine. ^^

1 month ago
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I have played waves of atlantide game and won some skirmish matches. In multiplayer game there is no opponents now so some achievements can not be gain now but i have gain some achievements. Is it ok or i have do more?

3 weeks ago
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It's okay. Please just make sure you understand the group rules, I'm asking since you haven't requested to join the group yet (step three of how to join). Please do so in order for us to approve your request. :)

3 weeks ago
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I shows your request to join denied in group, can you remove that so i can send again request?

3 weeks ago
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Your request was denied in January because you only requested to join the group without commenting on the thread (on December 30th @ 5:39am). We can't remove that but I have send you a friend request so I can invite you to the group that way :)

3 weeks ago
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OK I did not know the rules at that time so may have sent request . I have accepted friend request. Thank you for quick solution.

3 weeks ago
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No worries, sent you the invite :)

3 weeks ago
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hey guy, just joined sg.com a couple days ago, but i have a long list of games i've had sitting around that i intend to give away on here. i already have 3 games up now but if/when i get into the group i'd like to list most of them for the group. i already sent a request to join, let me know :)

1 month ago
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Hi andreeeeeww! You're welcome to join, giving away a game you'd like to see getting played will do fine. Membership request approved, I'm curious what it'll be. :)

1 month ago
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Hey I want to join again, last time I won Styx Master of Shadows and couldn't play it. Can I join if I play it?

3 weeks ago
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Hi AssAss1n14, you can have one more chance to join the group after you play it yes.

3 weeks ago
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Hey so I finished "Introduction" level and "Mission 1"(There are only 6 Missions). Both are huge hub world like missions, like Hitman games. Can I join now or do I have to finish the whole game?

3 weeks ago
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Yes, you can rejoin now. I will send you an friend invite now so I can send you a invite to the group. This time please take greater care as to which giveaways you enter.

3 weeks ago
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Hello! I would like to join with option 1, but i have one question: how much time should i play a game per month?
I can play about 10 hours a week (or more, if the game be very interesting).

Another question: I did not see the rules for "Gift Difference" and "Value Difference"

3 weeks ago
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Hi BabyKiller84, you are welcome to join with option 1, which game are you going to play for it?

As an answer for your first question I will just link you our FAQ as the first question explains is it in detail (the TL;DR being: half of the main story playtime up to a max of 5 hours). If you have any more questions/or what to know anything more in detail that is not written there please feel free to ask.

As for the 2nd question: we don't have any rules regarding to that.

3 weeks ago
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Okay, i want play Play With Me.
Can i begin the game?

3 weeks ago
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Play With Me will be fine. You can and I hope you will enjoy it :)

3 weeks ago
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I finished 16 rooms out of 20.
I can not play because of the bug that it will be fix: https://steamcommunity.com/app/725780/discussions/0/1642041886367210654/
Continuing correspondence in the mail: https://yadi.sk/i/aWCIsYnQ2yTwiw
Of course, plan to finish the game to the end :)

2 weeks ago
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Shame that it is bugged and I hope the dev manages to fix it quickly for you. But in the mean time since you played as far as you could: welcome to the group! :)

2 weeks ago
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Game finished, developer is awesome :)

2 weeks ago
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Well that was a very quick fix, props to the dev for being so responsive! And to you for finishing the game then :) As I already mentioned in my previous comment, join request has been approved :)

2 weeks ago
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Today is my first win in your group, can I enter other giveaways?

4 days ago
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Yes, you can. Just make sure to play all your group wins within 32 days of winning it :)

4 days ago
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OK, thanks :)

4 days ago
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Hey :) I love the idea of this group and would like to join with option 1.
Unfortunately I haven’t won anything so far, but I read in the comments that it’s okay to play an untouched game from my library instead?
A friend gifted Fallout: New Vegas to me a few days ago and I would love to pick this, but already took a quick look at it (11 mins).
If that’s not okay, I would like to play The Cave instead. Thank you ^-^

1 week ago
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Hi Marcuria, yes you can indeed play something from your library. Fallout: New Vegas will do fine, 11 minutes is not a problem :) Let me know once you beat it!

1 week ago
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I would like to switch to option 2 :) I’m already 20 hours into New Vegas and absolutely love it, but with my loot addiction it’s probably gonna take me months to beat it :D Does the giveaway have to be exclusive or can I add other groups like the Unluckies?

6 days ago
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Sure! I am glad you are enjoying the game at least :) Preferably exclusive but shared with Unlucky-7 is fine too, just don't share it with any huge public groups. Approved your join request :)

6 days ago
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Great, thanks :) I just created a giveaway for Tales of Symphonia

6 days ago
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👍👍

6 days ago
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Seems like an interesting idea I'd like to join if I may with Option 1.

1 week ago
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Hi Jamygramy, you are welcome to join with option 1. Which game are you going to play?

1 week ago
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Layers of Fear and thank you!

1 week ago
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The game must be an SG win and from what I can tell you did not win Layers of Fear from SG, so unless I am wrong please pick a different game.

1 week ago
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Oh sorry, yes I won it from a different site then I'll try Life is Strange.

1 week ago
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No problem! Life is Strange will do fine, let me know once you beat it :)

1 week ago
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I'd like to join with Option 2.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky will be the game I will giveaway
(I was denied a request to join previously because I attempted to join with option 1 but didn't win any games yet.)

1 week ago
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Hi Ratspike,
joining with option 2 is fine. I sent you a friend request to I can invite you to join the group. And nope, you were rejected because you did not comment on this thread when you sent the request originally.

1 week ago
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ok

1 week ago
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I would like to join, I can't do option 1 though, as I have no previous wins.

1 week ago
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Hi Whitemage87, you can pick any unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library for option 1 instead if you want :)

1 week ago
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Hey, I have been kicked almost an year ago, played all the games and now I would like to rejoin, is it still possible?

2 days ago
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Hi Imortalmaster, just so you don't think you are getting ignored (as the comment bellow got an answer): your request is under review, you will be informed of our decision shortly.

1 day ago
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Hi Imortalmaster, we've reviewed your rejoin request but found several irregularities in the games you have "played" (and not played), so it's not possible to rejoin.

1 day ago
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Oh, damn, sorry forgot about shelter 2, but about the other games. I need to play full time? Because some of them I didn't like it and played half the time.

1 day ago
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Strange, I thought you had the magic ability to play multiple games at the same time. Please do enjoy Shelter 2, but it doesn't change the fact that you are not welcome in this group anymore.

1 day ago
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Well, you got me, I'm really sorry, a few of them I rushed because I didn't like it plus I had plenty stuff to do. This group has been my favorite since the first day I joined althought I made some mistakes by taking too many games and doing this. Isn't there any way to redeem myself?

1 day ago
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No, you had your second chance and you blew it.

1 day ago
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Well, ok... I'm sorry for the inconvenience, have a good time

20 hours ago
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This group has been my favorite

can't really think what you can do when a Group is not on your favourites list, then

1 day ago
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Hello. I'm interested in joining. I've taken a quick look at the group FAQ, and I'm confident I'll be a good member. If I'm accepted, I'll go with option #2. Not sure yet what I'd give away, but I'd make sure it was decent.

2 days ago
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Hi aDAMtWELVE, you are more welcome to join with option 2. The giveaway needs to be created right after you join the group so when you decide what you want to giveaway simply request to join the group here and let me know you have done that so I can approve it :)

1 day ago
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Hey, sorry for the late reply. I just requested to join, and I've got a game picked out to give away. :) Thanks.

13 hours ago
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No worries at all, join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

13 hours ago
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Thanks again. :)

13 hours ago
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Hello I am interested in joining this group, I would like to join with the option 1 if you don't mind

19 hours ago
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Hi DimensionStar, you are welcome to join with option 1. I suppose you are going to be playing Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor? :)

16 hours ago
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Hahah of course xd I am so hyped to play this game! But I have to beat it in order to join this group? I don't really get it xd can you tell me pls because I really want to enter this group!

12 hours ago
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Yes, you have to beat it. Once you do that your join request will be approved.

11 hours ago
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