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Greetings, folks. Inspired by The Community Giveaway, first started by IAmSinistar, then carried on by moonshineshadow, I have decided to open up my own, but with non-GOG keys.
This giveaway was made possible by the amazing sharonbn. He opened up a giveaway here with some 90+ games to giveaway, but the poor guy got swarmed with scammers. He then entrusted me with these keys, I threw in a couple of my own, and thus is how it started. Since then, a whole slew of lovely community members have shown up to throw in theirs as well, and the list has more than doubled in size and continues to grow.
*****RULES*****
READ THESE BEFORE ASKING FOR ANYTHING!

1. Keys are given AT MY DISCRETION. If you want to be the judge on where your keys go, either open up your own giveaway or go to the Non-GOG Gifting Thread.

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. If you don't like it, too bad. Find somewhere else to get games.

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, give me a PM containing the keys. 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.

7. As a general rule of thumb, the limit per month is 2-3 games. I may be lenient depending on the special conditions listed in rule 14, and if there are a lot of games, I may remove the limit altogether.

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

9. 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 want to help, flag their comment as spam and keep on moving.
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.

10. 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).

11. All keys from non-GOG sources are accepted. If you wish to donate a GOG key, you can PM it to me and it will be added on the GOG edition of this giveaway.

12. Sometimes, packs will be added. This means that the key will contain multiple games which cannot be separated, so if you ask for it, know that you're getting everything on it. I will count packs as one game.

13. In post #4 in the "retired keys" link are a list of keys which are being "retired". This means that these keys are freebies that have been daggered for an unusually long time or are otherwise hard to get rid of (I'll try to use good judgement on this - for example, I probably wouldn't retire Her Story if it's been on the list for 8 months without going anywhere, but I'd consider retiring a Digital Homicide game that hasn't gone anywhere for 3). They have been moved to this link to save space in the main list. In the interest of ensuring that these games go to a good home, I'll be finding other venues to give them away on and using them to try to bring people to GOG. Please be aware that retired keys can disappear at any time without warning. If you are a donor, please be aware that you might not receive thanks for a retired key since I can't guarantee I'll be able to convince the recipient to join the forum or even GOG in general, though I will inform them where it comes from. If you are making a donation and you do not wish for something in it to be retired, please let me know and I will respect this request.
As this is a new feature that I'm trying to do my best with (especially after losing contact with most of the donors), I'm definitely open to suggestions and feedback from the community.

14. Things that will cause me to be lenient with the limit are:
- Asking for DLC
- Asking for a game that has recieved lots of negative reviews
- Winning one of my games/competitions
- Asking for a game that was recently given away for free
- Asking for a Desura or itch.io game
- Asking for a game in retirement
To make it clearer, games which don't count toward the limit will be marked with a dagger (†).

IMPORTANT WARNINGS:
I will NEVER ask for keys to be resent. Do NOT give them if I appear to be requesting this.

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.
Post edited June 28, 2018 by JudasIscariot
This is great, is nice to see there is still a lot of good folks in here.

Thanks to Zeogold and everyone who actively collaborates not only through this thread but also on their own to making GOG the place it has always been.

Cheers.
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MarkoH01: So I finally understood why the solution suggested by gogtrial34987 worked. However the GOG logic here is completely crazy. Why should I prevent MYSELF to contact people who aren't my friends? Why do I need a mechabnism for that? I just don't contact them and that's all right - I don't need a setting that prevents me from doing that.
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Themken: It is crazy but has one advantage: You will quickly understand that something is wrong.
lol
Absconding Zatwor, Alpha Runner, Ampersand, Bibou, BlackShadows, Blaster Shooter GunGuy!, Calcu-Late, Dead Bits, Deep Fear, Deep Space Dash, The Deer, Idol Hands, Monster Puzzle, The Note, Squeezone, Star Drifter, Star Fields, and Tinboy have been retired.
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pferreira1983: Yeah it's weird. It must be since the last update. I have contacted Zeogold before. This time it seemed to be set to friends only as default. I understand the logic behind needing this makes no sense.
GOG changed the default some months back, regardless of what your settings were before then. The idea was to combat spam, although I question how effective it was.
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Gerin: May I have The Walking Dead?
Granted.
Post edited October 22, 2017 by zeogold
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zeogold: Absconding Zatwor, Alpha Runner, Ampersand, Bibou, BlackShadows, Blaster Shooter GunGuy!, Calcu-Late, Dead Bits, Deep Fear, Deep Space Dash, The Deer, Idol Hands, Monster Puzzle, The Note, Squeezone, Star Drifter, Star Fields, and Tinboy have been retired.
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pferreira1983: Yeah it's weird. It must be since the last update. I have contacted Zeogold before. This time it seemed to be set to friends only as default. I understand the logic behind needing this makes no sense.
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zeogold: GOG changed the default some months back, regardless of what your settings were before then. The idea was to combat spam, although I question how effective it was.
The crazy thing was not that GOG changed the default setting - no matter how effective it was to combat spam. The strange thing was that your own setting actually can prevent you to contact another user as well.
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MarkoH01: The crazy thing was not that GOG changed the default setting - no matter how effective it was to combat spam. The strange thing was that your own setting actually can prevent you to contact another user as well.
I guess I explained badly; as it works now, you realise something is wrong but if you would be able to send messages but not recieve you might not understand why you never ever get any replies.
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MarkoH01: The strange thing was that your own setting actually can prevent you to contact another user as well.
How is that a strange thing? If your setting is at "friends only" and they're not on your friends list, let's say you DO contact them somehow:
How are they supposed to contact you back?
You could argue "Well, I only want it to work with this one person!", but in that case, wouldn't you just add them as a friend (if only temporarily)?
Post edited October 22, 2017 by zeogold
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zeogold: GOG changed the default some months back, regardless of what your settings were before then. The idea was to combat spam, although I question how effective it was.
+XCI.
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MarkoH01: The strange thing was that your own setting actually can prevent you to contact another user as well.
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zeogold: How is that a strange thing? If your setting is at "friends only" and they're not on your friends list, let's say you DO contact them somehow:
How are they supposed to contact you back?
You could argue "Well, I only want it to work with this one person!", but in that case, wouldn't you just add them as a friend (if only temporarily)?
It's a strange thing because normally I KNOW who I want to contact and who I do not want to contact. So why should I even WANT to contact somebody who is not on my friends list if I want to only have contact with friends (hence the setting?) I don't need no setting to remind me who I do want to contact and who I do not. Normally this setting is meant to prevent that everybody is able to contact YOU not the other way around.
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zeogold: How is that a strange thing? If your setting is at "friends only" and they're not on your friends list, let's say you DO contact them somehow:
How are they supposed to contact you back?
You could argue "Well, I only want it to work with this one person!", but in that case, wouldn't you just add them as a friend (if only temporarily)?
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MarkoH01: It's a strange thing because normally I KNOW who I want to contact and who I do not want to contact. So why should I even WANT to contact somebody who is not on my friends list if I want to only have contact with friends (hence the setting?) I don't need no setting to remind me who I do want to contact and who I do not. Normally this setting is meant to prevent that everybody is able to contact YOU not the other way around.
I feel like I'm missing something here.
If you know who you do and don't want to contact, again, isn't that as simple as adding those you want to talk to on your friendslist and keeping the rest of the riffraff off it?
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MarkoH01: It's a strange thing because normally I KNOW who I want to contact and who I do not want to contact. So why should I even WANT to contact somebody who is not on my friends list if I want to only have contact with friends (hence the setting?) I don't need no setting to remind me who I do want to contact and who I do not. Normally this setting is meant to prevent that everybody is able to contact YOU not the other way around.
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zeogold: I feel like I'm missing something here.
If you know who you do and don't want to contact, again, isn't that as simple as adding those you want to talk to on your friendslist and keeping the rest of the riffraff off it?
I did not mean that it would be a complicated thing or anything like it I just think that it is completely unnecessary to prevent myself to contact another one with my own settings.
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zeogold: I feel like I'm missing something here.
If you know who you do and don't want to contact, again, isn't that as simple as adding those you want to talk to on your friendslist and keeping the rest of the riffraff off it?
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MarkoH01: I did not mean that it would be a complicated thing or anything like it I just think that it is completely unnecessary to prevent myself to contact another one with my own settings.
I think they could just alleviate it if they had an indicator as to whether the chat were disallowed by your own settings or the other person's.
Like, I get what you're saying here, but that's gotta be miserable to code. In theory, you want to be able to set your chat to "friends only" making it so that nobody who isn't a friend can contact you. However, if you want to contact somebody else who doesn't have their chat set to such, wish to be able to do so. So...how do they send a chat back to you if you have it set to restrict all incoming chats to friends-only? It'd have to be rigged in such a way that it gives them some sort of one-time pass that lets them reply since you messaged them first. So what if you want to cut off contact after that (i.e. you were only doing it for a trade deal or something)? You'd have to ban them after you're through. Either that, or the coding would have to have some sort of time limit on it such that they can only chat you for X number of hours. What would be the difference between this and just adding them as a friend, saying whatever you need to say, and removing them after you're done (if you want to)? The current friend-adding method actually seems less complicated than the alternative. Unless you're suggesting it automatically add somebody to your friendslist whenever you send a message to someone.
Post edited October 22, 2017 by zeogold
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zeogold: GOG changed the default some months back, regardless of what your settings were before then. The idea was to combat spam, although I question how effective it was.
Okay thanks.
Post edited October 22, 2017 by pferreira1983
Ginormous thanks to zeogold and MarkoH01 for The Walking Dead.
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Gerin: Ginormous thanks to zeogold and MarkoH01 for The Walking Dead.
Happy Zombie hunting :)
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Gerin: Ginormous thanks to zeogold and MarkoH01 for The Walking Dead.
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MarkoH01: Happy Zombie hunting :)
i thught the zombies hunted you