Daerphen
Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.01.2023 - 14.02.2023)
Here we go, another year, another chance to get your backlog smaller. Are you into New Year Resolutions?

For Pickers. Just copy paste and complete the data :)

* [GAME#1](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#1-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#1-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#2](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#2-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#2-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#3](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#3-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#3-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#4](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#4-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#4-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#5](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#5-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#5-HLTBTIME

  • Please make sure your games are sorted by completion before applying.
  • If you so desire and you have at least 5 unplayed SG wins, the 5 games can be picked out of your SG wins (instead of only 2/5). Just note it in your application comment.
  • Note in your post if you're ok playing multiplayer only games.
  • Same for Early Access (I know some people want to wait for release).
  • When you finish one (or more) of the games picked for you, please post an update by replying to your picker's comment.
  • If the game has achievements, you can link to either the Steam or Astats page corresponding to your progress.
  • If the game doesn't have achievements, please post a screenshot showing your completion.
  • Finally, if you have completed all the games that were assigned to you but want another go at it, feel free to post another application.
  • You can pick for/challenge up to 2 fellow assassins, please refrain to pick more so everybody who wants get a chance at it.
  • You can pick for anybody who has applied and hasn't been given a list yet, unless they specified otherwise (see next point). It is recommended to signal with a "reserved" comment that you're currently picking for that person. This way it'll avoid the situation where you spend time picking games just to come back to somebody's comment 2 minutes prior.
  • Please use the following criteria when picking a list for somebody.
  • Pick exactly 5 games
  • Length-wise: at least 2 short games (under 10h to beat) and 2 medium (under 15-20h). You can use HLTB to check the time, or more conveniently the Enhanced Steam browser extension (it shows the HLTB time directly on the game's steam page). That rule can be overridden by the bottom (i.e. pick 5 short games) but not the other way around, as not everybody has the same time to dedicate to gaming.
  • Pick two SG wins unless the person specified SG wins only, in which case pick only in the applicant's SG wins list.
  • Quality-wise: at least 3 of the 5 games should have a positive (or above) rating. You can use this site to quickly sort games in a user's library by ratings (thanks to JaffaCaffa for the suggestion).
  • Please, respect the applicant's choice regarding multiplayer-only and Early access games, as well as other requests (exclusion of certain genre etc.).
  • Please use the code below to post your comment, it's already formatted, you just have to copy/paste & complete the data.

Do I have to participate in this event?
No, this is an event to help you reduce your backlog. If you already have a plan and don't want anyone to pick games for you, you're free to ignore it.

What happens if I don’t participate in the event?
Absolutely nothing.

What happens if I play all the games picked for me this month?
Still nothing. (You might get a shiny profile badge at some later date. And you can come back for another batch.)

What if I don’t have time to play 5 games?
Don’t worry, one is enough, we’re just asking the pickers to select 5 to give the player a little choice.

One of the game picked for me won’t run on my computer for X or Y reason, what do I do?
If this happens, please notify the picker by replying his comment and ask them to pick a replacement. If the original picker don’t give you an answer within 24h, don’t panic, just leave a comment and we’ll pick one for you. Meanwhile, you could try one of the other picked games if you haven't played them all yet.

I played all 5 games that were picked for me and I want more!
If you have completed all 5 games and reported your completion to the original comment, you can make a new request for another list.

When picking for other people, can I only pick “never played” games?
Not necessarily, you can also pick games that seem to have been abandoned but haven’t been categorized as “won’t play”. No beaten or completed games, or games being currently played obviously.

Why are there so many rules for picking the games? I can’t be bothered!
We’re trying to make this enjoyable for everyone so if you decide to pick games for others, please read and follow the rules. I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for the pickers too, but if it’s bothering you too much, remember you don’t need to pick games for others to join the challenge.

I’m new here, can I join the challenge?
Yes of course (and welcome to BLAEO). Please just be sure to have your games sorted by progress before signing up for the challenge, to make it easier for your picker.

Moony1986

I don’t do New Years Resolutions but I set me a few yearly goals for my backlog:

Please pick something from my Shortlist. Would be great if it would include 2 wins and one present :)

Jekofob

May I pick for you? I know I am new, but I find this very exciting (I hope to do this myself later on) and if you want to have a repick (or I did something wrong) then please do tell. I tried to pick different genres that I know of (and like) so I hope you find them nice :)

Moony1986

Thanks a lot. :) You did a great job with picking those games =) Looking forward to play them all

Daerphen

Haha, looks like a copy paste error just appeared there. That happens if you prepare for most parts of the year already :D

Patch

Let’s give this a try :)

My only request is to please pick from my “backlog” lists and if you wanna go with either Fallout or Deus Ex, please pick the first in each series!

Kyrrelin

Reserved. Done. :3

Hope you will like them. Welcome to BLAEO and enjoy fighting your backlog. ;)

Patch

Very happy with all of your picks! Trine is a SG game I won 7 years ago and it’s about time I give it a go.

Hades is one of my all-time favorites and it’s a shame I haven’t gotten to any of Suoergiant’s other games yet. Excited!

Patch

Not sure how to make those pretty tables other participants did, I’ll figure it out later lmao.

Beat Coffee Talk with 21/24 achievements! The remaining two are extremely grindy + one for getting all achievements. Got all story related ones so I’m very happy with that! Took me around 6 hours.
Loved the game! The perfect one to play during my current exam season, truly relaxing with an engaging story.

Kyrrelin

You mean the reports? Most of us use BLAEO generator made by kubikill. You can do a lot of things with it. Also you can experiment with coding. ;)

Nice, good job! I am happy you have enjoyed it. :3
And good luck with your exams!