Lethbian Love’s guide to surviving the COVID-19 pandemic, part 3

It’s March 31, and we don’t know if that’s just a date or the end of another decade.

Everyone has been stuck inside, and probably hasn’t seen many other humans in awhile (except when we stare suspiciously at each other at the grocery).

If you’ve reached the end of YouTube, this post is for you. Here are ways for staying social and make the best of staying at home.

Play an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game)

Gamers rejoice! We’ve gone from having a mental disorder to enjoying a healthy social pastime.

MMO’s are my favourite way to both socialize with other players online, and deeply immerse myself into endless hours of entertainment. Grab a beer, some Cheetos, and go online.

The best MMO is Final Fantasy XIV, which is free-to-play until level 35. Combine a deep fantasy storyline with great gameplay, multiple classes, cooking, fishing, crafting, and (ahem) a bit of role-play, and you’ve got a way to connect with other friends that’s more immersive than sharing Bitmoji’s.

With that said, here’s the trailer for the latest expansion to get a feel what it’s like to be the Warrior of Light Darkness:

And I’m not the only one who loves this game:

While not Final Fantasy-related, Humble Bundle also is offering a Conquer COIVD-19 bundle with a bunch of other games!

Host a watch party

If you’d rather Netflix and quarantine, why not do it with friends?

Apps like Netflix Party, Watch Party, and Houseparty let you watch movies together at the same time. I haven’t tried these yet, and can’t vouch for them. Though I know for sure you won’t have anyone eating all your popcorn unless you’re in the same room as my wife. She eats all the popcorn 🍿

My top pick for a (post)apocalyptic show is Neon Genesis Evangelion:

For those who love anime, or need something to watch besides Tiger King, Crunchyroll also offers a 14-day trial and has a better selection than Netflix.

Other shows I recommend binging include Westworld and Star Trek: Picard, though you might die from the latter (I did).

Play some tabletop games

If an MMO or watch party isn’t for you, play some tabletop games! You might not be able to do it in-person, but there is always a way:

Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, and more!

If you play RPG’s, you might find that you’ll need to transition your group (or join a new one) to either Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds. Here’s how.

Less rules, more pervy

Prefer something that’s easier to pick up? You can also play Cards Against Humanity online!

How are you keeping social during times of physical distancing? Let us know in the comments below what’s keeping you from going stir-crazy!

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