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Howdy, folks, and welcome to the next incarnation of The Community Giveaway, a tradition carried on by the handsome IAmSinistar, the lovely moonshineshadow the Puzzlemaster zeogold, and now finkleroy!

zeogold no longer has enough free time to administer the giveaway, so he's passed the torch to me. The previous thread can be found here. Please either set your chat settings so that you can chat with anyone or add me as a friend. zeogold has also transferred The Community Giveaway - Non-GOG Edition to me. Many thanks to zeogold for keeping both giveaways alive and well over the years. I intend to keep the giveaway running the same way it has been. Please feel free to suggest ways to improve the giveaway, but at this time no rule changes are planned.

Please send all donations for both giveaways directly to me and let me know what platform the keys are for. The Non-GOG edition of the giveaway can be found here.

I've decided not to say "you're welcome" every time someone thanks me. Instead I'll say it right here and now. To everyone who has thanked me in the past and to everyone who will thank me in the future, you're welcome!

*****RULES*****
PLEASE READ THESE BEFORE ASKING FOR ANYTHING.
1. If you donate a key to this giveaway, you're leaving who gets it FULLY UP TO MY DISCRETION. If you'd like to pick and choose who gets what yourself, you'll have to open up a giveaway of your own. I will no longer be requesting games or accepting nominations people make for me for this giveaway. My wishlist is public, and anyone can buy me a game from it, if they so wish.

2. Reputable members ONLY are accepted. By "reputable", I do not mean having a high rep, but having an active presence in the community. Who I deem reputable is AT MY DISCRETION.
As a general guideline, you must have a non-recent registration and have been actively participating in the community for at least a month or so. I WILL BE THE JUDGE on whether you are reputable enough or not.

3. You will be banned from this giveaway if:
- you are rude
- you are on the Known Scammers list or have otherwise been shown to be an alt account/impersonator/troll
- you lack meaningful community participation (which usually means that most of your participation is taking from giveaway threads)
- you knowingly give empty/false/unusable codes
All blacklistings are, again, AT MY DISCRETION.

4. No code-dropping of any sort. Please. I know you mean well, but I'd rather you donate to this giveaway.

5. If you wish to make a donation, please send me a chat message containing the keys and let me know what platform the keys are for. You will receive full credit for your donation and your name will be added to the list of donors. You may, however, request to be anonymous, and I will honor this request.

6. Nominating other members is allowed, and encouraged. The nomination will only be accepted if the nominee falls within the terms of this giveaway, however. The nominee has a week to claim the game before it is up for grabs for everyone else again. If somebody has been nominated for a game, the game will be removed from the list until either redeemed or a week has passed. If you do not wish to receive nominations, either leave a request in the thread or PM me and you'll be added to the "No Nominations For Me Now" list in the third post. If you wish to be removed from this list, let me know in the same manner. Please limit your nominations to no more than one per 24 hour period and 3 per week.

7. The limit is one game per month. Exceptions are made for games with a dagger symbol (†), which indicates that they were given away en masse for free sometime in the past. The giveaway goes by calendar month. The beginning of each month is at midnight on the first of the month in the Pacific time zone. When daylight saving time is inactive, this time zone is called Pacific Standard Time (PST). When daylight saving time is active, this time zone is called Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Please note that daylight saving time begins and ends at different times in the United States than it does in Europe. A good website that explains time zones is timeanddate.com.

8. Keys are first-come, first-served.

9. Some games are on a multi-game code. If given such a code, only redeem the game(s) you were granted. The malicious redeeming of games which were not granted to you will net you a nifty ban.

10. NO FEEDING THE TROLLS! In the event that a scammer or troll DOES arrive (and I have no doubt that they will upon seeing the very title of this thing), DO NOT PROVOKE THEM! I know who they are. You know who they are. Leave them be. I will NOT allow this thread to be derailed into a discussion about scammers. If you're concerned that they're a scammer and I'm not noticing it, notify me via PM rather than clogging up this thread, please.

11. Ask in the thread. No requesting via PM unless you've already requested in the thread and I somehow missed it (which is unlikely since I'm on this forum a lot and this is one of the threads I lurk on frequently).

12. All keys for all platforms are accepted. If you wish to donate any key, please PM it to me and let me know what platform the key is for. I now run both the Non-GOG edition and the GOG edition of the community giveaway. The Non-GOG edition of the giveaway can be found here.

13. Please refrain from editing a post that includes a request. Please carefully consider what you want to request before you request it. If you need to change your request, please wait until at least 10 minutes after you made your original request and post a new message. If you post before 10 minutes have passed, the forum will automatically merge the two posts, which will result in an edited post.

14. I've decided not to take pre-requests for nominated games because people will see it's been nominated, know that their request will be denied and not bother requesting it. Then someone else will come along and pre-request it, and I don't think that's exactly fair. I know zeogold took pre-requests for nominated games, so I've decided to make this an official rule. If the nomination isn't accepted within a week, it will be first come first serve from that point.

15. If you are granted a game, it is customary to thank the donor either in public, in private, or both. If you see that someone has not thanked the donor in public, please don't assume they didn't thank them in private. This is more of a general guideline regarding etiquette than an official rule that is set in stone. I want to make sure our donors know that they're appreciated, but I don't want to force anyone into thanking the donor in public, and I want to try to avoid any possible tension that may arise from someone assuming that someone else is being ungrateful.

16. You are only allowed to request keys for yourself. Every granted key must be redeemed by the account that requested it. If you would like to request a key for a friend or family member, they need to meet the eligibility requirements and you need to nominate them for it. If the giveaway grows to the size that it probably wouldn't be a huge deal if this rule is removed, we can talk about removing it. In the meantime, if the giveaway stays at its current size, I think it's only fair that donors know that the keys they're donating are going directly to the people who are requesting them. If a donor notices that a key they donated was redeemed by a different account than the one that requested it, please let me know about it via PM. We'll all have to have a chat about what happened, and I'll take it on a case by case basis. If there are repeated issues with the same user breaking this rule, it will lead to them being banned from the giveaway.

17. If a game's DLC is listed alongside the base game, you're free to request just the DLC. The only way it would be required to be a packaged deal is if it's requested by the donor. When this happens, I will make a note of it on the list. This is true of all keys, including the daggered keys that include tons of games. If you'd only like one or two games, that's fine.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:
I will NEVER ask for keys to be re-sent. If you get a message asking for such, ignore it, as you're likely getting scammed.

GOG has changed the chat privacy settings to default to "friends only". If you wish to be contacted by anyone here in the thread, make donations, receive nominations, etc., please remember to change your privacy settings accordingly even and especially if it was set to "anyone" before. Go to "orders & settings" and then "privacy" to accomplish this. You can read more information here.

The available games are listed in the second post
Post edited November 03, 2019 by finkleroy
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Available Keys:

Non-Daggered Keys:

- Bulb Boy
- Grim Fandango Remastered
- Men of War
- Monstrum
- Order of the Thorne: The King's Challenge
- Oxenfree (x2)
- The Penumbra Collection
- POSTAL 2 (x2)
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
- Saints Row 2
- Screamer 4x4
- The Whispered World: Special Edition (x3)

Daggered Keys:

- Deponia (x2) (†)
- Dragonsphere (x2) (†)
- Little Big Adventure 2 (Twinsen's Odyssey) (†)
- MDK (†)
- The Witcher: Enhanced Edition (x4) (†)

These Games Are Or Were Free On The Store, But You're Welcome To Them Anyway:

- Beneath a Steel Sky + Tyrian 2000 + Dragonsphere + Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar + Treasure Adventure Game + Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire + Warsow (†)
- Eschalon: Book 1 (x3)
- Flight of the Amazon Queen + Beneath a Steel Sky + Tyrian 2000 (†)
- Lure of the Temptress + Flight of the Amazon Queen + Akalabeth: World of Doom + Beneath a Steel Sky + Teenagent + Tyrian 2000 + Dragonsphere + Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar + Worlds of Ultima : The Savage Empire + Ultima Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams + Warsow + Stargunner (†)
- Shadow Warrior Classic Complete (†)
- Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius (x2) (†)
Post edited 2 days ago by finkleroy
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List of taken keys

List of frequently-daggered games

List of donors

List of this month's giftees:
Dogmaus - drxenija - arsalan12 - OHMYGODJCABOMB - BeatriceElysia - zlaywal - Catac1ysm - blastradius - servobeupstry - Paulo_Moura69 - PaterAlf - Vingry - personthingy - Zadalon - Kelefane - Ghorpm - i_hope_you_rot - Melvinica - erbello - T_a_J - LynXsh - Meldaras - Qwertw - jimrh69 - zaMNal - TheBigCore - vgezer - TT_TT_TT_TT - andysheets1975 - 51nikopol - theslitherydeee - spds100 - BFG2000 - Makotolia - blotunga - LootHunter - pferreira1983 - Trooper1270 - gogtrial34987 - RedFireGaming - ColaPoweredGamer - idbeholdME - gogamess - Nemcha - Point_Man - GameRager

The "No Nominations For Me Now" List:
greeklover - Lin545 - Ogdin - Piranjade - Themken
Post edited 2 days ago by finkleroy
Thank you, finkleroy, for keeping the tradition alive!
Can we post yet? How us two didn't screw something up.
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BeatriceElysia: Can we post yet? How us two didn't screw something up.
It's okay. I reserved as many posts as I need.
Thanks again for your effort and good luck with also this new adventure!
Another Redux, the same capable hands. Nice to see this happening.
Good luck and keep being awesome, finkleroy! :)
Welcome Finkleroy!

Thanks in advance for all the people you are going to help have a better day. :)
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finkleroy: It's okay. I reserved as many posts as I need.
Thank you for taking over this one as well, and good luck with it.

Was wondering why keep two posts for the list, since it's been quite a few years, before zeo's time at the "helm", since the GOG edition needed anything of the sort, yep.

May want to get rid of that bit in the rules of the other one saying send GOG keys to zeo though. (And remove that 11. after 12. here :p)

Oh, and about rule 9, should probably also include something about the fact that some games are given with the intention of being redeemed as one unit (which is specified in the non-GOG rules and does happen in the GOG one as well). Not a rule change, just spelling out a rule already in effect.
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Cavalary: Thank you for taking over this one as well, and good luck with it.

Was wondering why keep two posts for the list, since it's been quite a few years, before zeo's time at the "helm", since the GOG edition needed anything of the sort, yep.

May want to get rid of that bit in the rules of the other one saying send GOG keys to zeo though. (And remove that 11. after 12. here :p)

Oh, and about rule 9, should probably also include something about the fact that some games are given with the intention of being redeemed as one unit (which is specified in the non-GOG rules and does happen in the GOG one as well). Not a rule change, just spelling out a rule already in effect.
Are you looking at the first post in this thread or the old one? I only have one post reserved for the list of available games and I don't see anything saying to donate keys to zeo. I edited rule 9 to be clearer.
Thanks a lot and good luck :)
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finkleroy: Are you looking at the first post in this thread or the old one? I only have one post reserved for the list of available games and I don't see anything saying to donate keys to zeo. I edited rule 9 to be clearer.
Was referring to the notice you had up at first, saying that you needed to reserve the first four posts, so 2 for the list. And was talking of the non-GOG thread, which said send GOG keys to zeo till now, see you edited it :)
Thanks for carrying on this tradition, finkleroy! It's obvious the amount of effort to keep this running smoothly is substantive, so to knowingly take on a second giveaway... it's very much appreciated!

*looks around at everyone* So how come the first couple of posts of this thread aren't high rated yet??! :)
Thank you for taking on the mantle, and thanks to zeo for all he's done over the years to help keep this community connection.

I'd like to go ahead and ask for TBA

I hear it's amazing.
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gogtrial34987: *looks around at everyone* So how come the first couple of posts of this thread aren't high rated yet??! :)
They are now - presumably not many people had found the thread yet. ;)

I wouldn't have noticed if it wasn't mentioned in the old thread - I did look at new threads but apparently skimmed past it once or twice.
Post edited August 31, 2019 by bler144