Tauren Think Tank
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Tauren Think Tank: The World of Warcraft Interpersonal Advice Podcast!

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Sun, 01 Sep 2013

Rem wants to tank all the things; Jules waved her arms a lot and Heroic Council died; Tell Us One Thing; an unboxing of the new items sent to us for "Tauren Taste Tank" next week; we cover our discussion topic about using methods to learn a fight that won't likely result in a kill but allows the team to learn; we revisit the developer harassment conversation with your letters and feedback; and we answer questions from an experienced player who has never wanted to do end-game raiding until now, a raider whose new guild has different guild bank policies than his previous one and he doesn't like them, a newer member of the Convert to Raid guild who feels alone and wants to find his place in a sea of members.  Be a part of the show by sending your letters to questions@taurenthinktank.com. Slash Moo!

Sun, 25 Aug 2013

Rem has fallen in love with tanking; Heroic Primordius is a pain; Team Number One Pickle continues to grow; Tell Us One Thing; a continuation of the discussion about game developer harassment using your letters. Questions this week:  from a pair of guild leaders looking to recruit and keep mature players without it feeling like they're babysitting, a raider who took some raid performance issues into his own hands by going around the raid leader, and a Ren Faire performer who is looking for guidance in changing her summer routine of 14 years to have more time for herself.  Send your questions and feedback to the show at questions@taurenthinktank.com.  Slash Moo!

Sun, 18 Aug 2013

Rem has some big news about raiding progress and roles; Jules has been raiding...from the bench; we share some of the great submissions from the Twitter hashtag FailedTTTSpinoffs; we answer questions from a raid leader who wants to move on to a more progressed guild but is afraid of causing drama and hurt feelings, a heroic-level raid team plagued by attendance and tardiness issues that is hurting their progression, and a player who wants to join another guild at the encouragement of her friends, but fears her decision will cause hurt feelings with the friends she will leave behind.  This show features a very special discussion about the growing issue of game developer harassment in both the WoW community and beyond. Please join in on the conversation by sending your thoughts to questions@taurenthinktank.com. Slash Moo!

Sun, 11 Aug 2013

Jules got a special surprise from Heroic Horridon this week; Rem's got himself a new raiding nickname; Team Number One Pickle is 11/12, Tell Us One Thing, our discussion topic with your letters: why do you need a guild?; we answer letters from a player that wants to find a family friendly guild and get over his anxiety to talk to people, a man who is ready to start dating again after a long time and wondering how to talk honestly about his WoW interests, and a 26-year old man who is stuck caring for his abusive father to the detriment of his own health and well-being.  Be a part of the show by sending your questions to questions@taurenthinktank.com!

Sun, 04 Aug 2013

Rem and Jules talk the raiding in their lives; Team Number One Pickle is recruiting a healer; Jules raided with a PuG team and it wasn't all that great; Tell Us One Thing; feedback from you about the nerd culture discussion from Ep. 63; we answer questions from a casual raider who is wondering if the game holds anything for him anymore, a player who longs for the family guild atmosphere, but has yet to find it, and a raid leader with a team member who alienates and insults other members of the team. Be a part of the show by sending your e-mails to questions@taurenthinktank.com!

Sun, 28 Jul 2013

It's our second call in show! Team Number One Pickle has a great week of raiding; Jules meets Minnesota at the meet-up; Mamma Rem calls in for the first time; a live Tell Us One Thing from Mazlu; we answer a question from a woman who wants to learn more about WoW to understand it better without actually playing it, we open the lines to a discussion about "Nerd Culture" and how it's represented in today's media; and chicken wings! All this and more and if you want to be a part of the show, questions@taurenthinktank.com!

Sun, 21 Jul 2013

Rem has been too hot to do anything; Jules got to raid this week and got some heroic loot; Mama Rem has found a new game that might be a little naughty; Tell Us One Thing; our guild chat discussion with your letters; we answer questions from a raider who is concerned with one of his female guild member's cycle of behavior and how it affects others, a student who thinks stopping WoW will help him improve his grades, but he's afraid he'll have nothing left to escape to, and a young man with many past challenges trying to get his life under control for the first time.  Next week's show will be on Sunday, July 28th as an all call-in show again! Send us your questions for the show to questions@taurenthinktank.com to be a part of the discussion.

Sun, 14 Jul 2013

On this special episode, Rem and Jules take live calls from the Moo Crew!  We discuss balancing hectic schedules with real life, the legendary cloaks - whether or not players are right to feel excluded from some content.  Rem podcasts live from ConnectiCon, has a major announcement regarding the 100 Wing Challenge, Jules's raid comp means little raiding for Jules, and the Moo Crew weighs in throughout the show!  If you want to be a part of the show, email us at questions@taurenthinktank.com and visit taurenthinktank.com!

Sun, 07 Jul 2013

Team Number One Pickle killed Ji-Kun all wrong; Rem will be at ConnectiCon next week; Jules had a roller coaster of events in raiding this week and nearly switched to dps; still time to send your questions about how guild chat should be handled; Tell Us One Thing; a discussion about whether there are two worlds of Warcraft; we answer questions from a clicker who wants help to change their healing habits, a "closet gamer" whose even kept his habits from his wife of 5 years, and a player wondering why groups with certain labels need to form in the game in order to feel accepted.  Be a part of the show by e-mailing us at questions@taurenthinktank.com!

Sun, 30 Jun 2013

Rem had a packed vacation and Jules had a busy week outside the game; we announce our next call for letters (tell us about your guild chat culture and how you feel about it); Tell Us One Thing; our discussion about the "compulsory" things in the game based on your letters; feedback and an update from a previous show; we answer questions from a raider leader who is struggling with wanting a fun group that hangs out together and kills bosses vs. more progression, a discussion about the unique raiding opportunities in a large raiding guild like the CtR guild, and a player who is seeing her family atmosphere guild crumbling and is not sure if she should stick it out or leave.  Be a part of the show by e-mailing us at questions@taurenthinktank.com!



A weekly podcast hosted by Jules and Marconin, Tauren Think Tank focuses on the interpersonal issues that Blizzard gamers experience both in-game and in their outside lives. This show is an audio advice column, where listeners send in their questions asking for help about anything from interacting with other players to managing depression and social anxiety. Come sit by the fire, meet new friends, and know that you're never alone! Questions can be sent to questions@taurenthinktank, or send them through Twitter: @TaurenThinkTank, @JulesRPG, and @MarconinWoW.

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