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Balancing Act Guild BA Guild
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Balancing Act Guild BA Guild
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ABOUT Balancing Act Guild

Now recruiting: Game giveaways on SG, simple rules with more gift & entry freedom

Status: Open to recruits and giveaways are live[www.steamgifts.com] on SteamGifts.com

Life can be a balancing act, so we make things simple for our members to gift & win games as they choose and they can focus on just having fun! Meanwhile the guild leaders have a unique way of managing membership: When the guild's Average Entries get high we pause recruitment, warn members, and later purge some members with the worst Value Difference :O

Joining the guild is simple:
1. Have more Sent than Won CV, or request further review (give the name of Steam groups where you have a positive Value Diff, etc).
2. Be Level 3 or higher on SG in good standing with SG/ST.
3. Post a comment to our recruit thread[www.steamgifts.com] on SteamGifts when applying to our Steam group so we can easily verify your SG info, and feel free to include a meme...or don't - You be you
4. In 2 weeks: Create a group-only one time 20 Point or higher GA or two 15 Point or higher GAs that are not "No Value", post it in our General forum thread (members only), and have a verified winner for each GA. - Mitigates being a CV Negative Nancy after your 1st win. No other mandatory/monthly GAs!

Our rules for staying a member are relatively simple:
1. Be excellent to each other and follow SteamGifts' rules.
2. Please do not add any other group or whitelist to the group's GAs, this keeps our Average Entries stat in-tact used for managing membership.
3. Keep a positive "Value Difference" in our group (Sent minus Received CV) because we will periodically remove members with the worst Value Diff (Check it anytime in SG using the link in this group page's sidebar).
4. Be reasonable with your group GAs. (Don't post mostly GAs of no value, 1-4 points, <1 day, or level/region restrict stuff - That's what public GAs are for, lol)

To balance game gifting and giveaway entries our Targeted Average (TA) number of entries is: 25 to start.

Tweaks to rules or Targeted Average may occur in the future but will be transparent, and everything is at leaders' discretion: Announced through this page, the Steam Group's announcements & Mod Log forum, and/or leaders' group GAs, etc.

See full FAQ for details.
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BAGuild: June updates, how to be July's Feat Member (and win a game!)
June Group Stats

Thanks to all members for their generosity in June! Here are some stats that show it:

June total CV given: $2971
June GAs completed: 232
Top 5 most wanted guild GAs (by entry count): Slay the Spire (thanks Shinigami2019!), Outcast - Second Contact (thanks thoughtfulhippo!), Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 3 (from me), Hitman GO: Definitive Edition (thanks thoughtfulhippo!)

Featured Gifter (and how to win a game)

Steam has a "Player of the Week" feature that puts one group member's name in lights near the top of the member list on our Steam group's main page. This will not literally be updated every week, and although it is up to group leader discretion, there is some criteria for who can become the Featured Gifter of July:

  • The member with the highest: (Average Entries of all your GAs) * 2 + Total # of GAs
  • For July GAs ending before July 31 23:59 Eastern Time.
  • GAs and members must follow group rules to qualify, especially "be reasonable" rule where most of your GAs shouldn't be no value or 1-4 points.
  • Tiebreaker will be user overall Value Diff on SG.

The winner will receive a free game outright from me and be featured on the Steam group page and recruit thread as the PotW/Featured Gifter.



Purge rule clarification

After reviewing our group user stats of the past month, I have decided to clarify the purge rule, which will now guarantee that **anyone with positive VD will be safe from any VD-based purge**:
Keep a positive "Value Difference" in our group (Sent minus Received CV)

Number of members purged will still be based on how many excess Average Entries there are - See FAQ for details


Members who didnt make their first time GA(s) have been removed:
89Gamer, Avantyr, Pastel

They were inactive anyways, but if they win a group GA of yours, you may request a new winner if you provide Support this screenshot[i.imgur.com].

If you are curious how guild leaders may handle requests to rejoin the group, I have updated the FAQ:

If I left or was purged from the group, can I rejoin?
Possibly at leader discretion, but in general expect it to require:

  • Do not enter any GAs until all required GAs below are completed. You will be kicked for sure if you win anything.
  • Provide a list of games that are not "No Value" GAs that...
  • make up make all negative Value Difference AND add initiation GAs (example: -$100 VD requires 100 points of GAs plus a 20 point or two 15 point GAs)
  • Start these required GAs within 2 days
  • Get winners for the GAs within 2 weeks
NOTE: Former members' Value Difference is retained by SG even after they leave/purge.

BAGuild: Rule revisions: CV to join and first time GA(s)
Rules with updates in bold

1. Have more Sent than Won CV, or request further review (give the name of Steam groups where you have a positive Value Diff, etc).
2. Be Level 3 or higher on SG in good standing with SG/ST.
3. Post a comment to our recruit thread[www.steamgifts.com] on SteamGifts when applying to our Steam group so we can easily verify your SG info, and feel free to include a meme...or don't - You be you
4. In the month of June create a group-only one time 20 Point or higher GA or two 15 Point or higher GAs that are not "No Value", post it in our General forum thread (members only), and have a verified winner for each GA

Overview/Announcement section with updates in bold

Tweaks to rules or Targeted Average may occur in the future but will be transparent, and everything is at leaders' discretion: Announced through this page, the Steam Group's announcements & private forums, and/or leaders' group GAs, etc.

10 Comments
BlackPrimus Jul 19 @ 12:24pm 
@Attila
Nice to see you in this group and welcome :D
Attila 777 Jul 18 @ 11:23am 
Thank you the invite:))
Pableras ★ Jun 12 @ 6:41am 
Hi! thank you for the invite!!! :steamhappy:
HunterXpro™ Jun 11 @ 12:36pm 
Hello guys !! who collect gift steam here ??
karmHAM Jun 10 @ 10:12pm 
Thanks for invite ^^
🕉 Mirka Nissim 🕉 Jun 10 @ 11:28am 
thank you for the invite!!! :lifehope: