PSA: Uniting with each other during the National Lockdown

Tonight, at midnight we’re officially entering unknown territory. The whole nation is going into a lockdown in the hopes of stopping the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak.

And while a lot of us can and will adapt just fine because we’re used to losing ourselves in other worlds and adventures, others will find it hard, especially those living alone, not being able to see and talk to others. Mentally it can destroy you, and that is not something any of us want.

So, we at SAGamer came up with a plan. We want to use this time of isolation to bring the community together. We want to be there for each other through this time that will undoubtedly be challenging for everyone, and we need your help.

Our plan

The idea is to connect everyone in the best way we can. We already have a Discord server going, with a fair amount of people part of that community. What we want to do is get people to play the games they want to play with others, so if you’re looking for somebody to play Ark: Survival Evolved for with for instance, then maybe you can find somebody. All platforms, including PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch are welcome.

The problem is that we cannot manage something like this on our own, as there’s tons of games people are potentially interested in. If there’s a particular game you might be interested in let us know via Discord (details below) and we’ll help you set up a channel to get it going.

To our regulars

At the same time, we need a few moderators on our Discord server in order to really get this going, so to those of you who are regular peeps on the website, forum or Discord, if you’re keen to do your part, let us know if you’re interested and we’ll take it from there. This is not something we want to run on our own, but rather do with all of you, the SAGamer community, and that is why we need everyone to do their bit.

Contacts:

If you are interested in getting the ball rolling, you can get hold of either myself of Garth on Discord. Please bear in mind that we are still working and have some stuff to do, but will get to you as soon as we can:

Search on the SAGamer Discord for

  • Charlie: Small Charlie#1199
  • Garth: Valshen#4828

Also note that it still is a work in progress, so there might be some kinks to sort out.

Stay safe, and look after yourself

The world is a damn scary place right now, and going into a sort of lockdown is incredibly unnerving. We all wish you and your loved ones all the best during these trying times. And lets do what we all do best, stay home and play video games… together.

Need to chat?

We know for many of us work will continue, just in your house instead of the office. While some of us are prepared for this and are used to being at home, we know some people aren’t equipped for it or used to the isolation. Some companies are setting up lunch time voice chats so that everyone eats together. If your company isn’t doing that and you want to hang out at lunch time, starting today we will have a lunch time / water cooler chat room for those who need to hear a voice or two to stop from climbing the walls. Come say hi between 12 and 1 pm, or keep an eye out for if anyone is hanging out for a chat. You never know, you might make new friends. And hopefully it stops anyone from feeling too lonely right now. Be

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