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

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Sun, 27 Oct 2013

Happy Halloween, Moo Crew! (No Jules or JulesBots were harmed in the making of our intro!)  Rem has been raiding and not much more; Jules is doing the Flex dance; Tell Us One Thing; feedback from you; this week's Think Tank features an interview with internet addiction expert, Dr. Kimberly Young.  Dr. Young is the founder of the first internet addiction in-patient treatment center, which opened in September 2013 at the Bradford Medical Center in Bradford, PA.  We discuss what internet addiction is, how to identify it, and what research has shown across the world.  Be a part of the show by e-mailing us at questions@taurenthinktank.com.  Slash Boo!

Sun, 20 Oct 2013

Rem had his best week of raiding maybe this entire tier; Jules had some major developments with her raiding situation; we announce the winners of our What Not to Transmog contest; Tell Us One Thing; feedback from you; we answer questions from a new raid leader who has two teammates with current heroic experience and doubts whether he should be leading them, a guild officer whose choice to spend more time in a different game resulted in his unexpected demotion, and a husband who is dealing with the pain and fear of his wife's near-death experience.  Be a part of the show by e-mailing us at questions@taurenthinktank.com.  Slash moo!

Sun, 13 Oct 2013

Rem and Jules take calls from you, the Moo Crew! Raiding updates; What Not To Transmog gets another week; We give away a Hearthstone Beta Key to a listener in the chatroom; calls on a question from a raid leader on what gift to get his team; The Think Tank tackles the issue of speaking openly in social media and how your posts could possibly affect how employers make their hiring decisions; and more! Join the show: questions@taurenthinktank.com Slash Moo!

Sun, 06 Oct 2013

Rem explains his recent radioactivity; Jules is recovering from head cold hell; raiding update for Team Number One Pickle and The Casuals; a reminder about the What Not to Transmog contest; a question for you to answer for a raid leader wanting to give gifts to his team; Tell Us One Thing; a discussion about how to navigate all the social media options in the world; we answer questions from a raider who is tired of trying to find the right team fit but isn't happy where is currently raiding, an aspiring content creator looking for advice on how to break into the scene, and a question about what level of raid leading intensity is appropriate in online gaming.  Next week's show will be on Sunday evening as a call-in show!  Be a part of the discussion by sending your emails to questions@taurenthinktank.com. Slash Moo!

Sun, 29 Sep 2013

Rem is the world's happiest tank; Jules is working hard in SoO at 12/14 normal; we announce our new contest - What Not to Transmog screenshots; Tell Us One Thing; a discussion on why players are so skeptical towards pick-up players joining their teams; feedback from you; we answer questions from a previous writer who wanted to clarify his stance on guild bank access and contributions/withdrawals, a player with a very old computer that can't support addons asks why raid teams require certain raiding addons to join them, and a new player looking for a leveling partner to help her feel more comfortable exploring the game and to overcome her anxiety stresses.  Be a part of the show by sending your e-mails to questions@taurenthinktank.com! /moo!

Sun, 15 Sep 2013

Jules-Bot returns! 5.4 thoughts; Rem did a lot of Flex Mode raiding; Team Number One Pickle's first night success; Jules has a legendary cloak and a gold medal in proving grounds; a little celebration drink for Episode 70; Tell Us One Thing; a question about recruiting a raid leader; thoughts on how to move on when friends leave a guild; and we answer a questioner from a listener whose girlfriend thinks he spends too much time in game.  Be a part of the show, send your questions to questions@taurenthinktank.com ! Slash Moo!

Sun, 08 Sep 2013

Rem's team got a not-so-fond farewell from Lei Shen; Jules discovered what a beast H Tortos is; Tell Us One Thing; food tasting featuring fruitcake and scorpion lollipops; we answer questions from a player who wants to raid but is afraid to leave the non-raiding guild he started, a raider who was removed from a team for a poor attitude and is afraid to repeat past mistakes, and a player with severe anxiety struggling with a decision to leave a guild that has been like a family.  Be a part of the show by sending your e-mails to questions@taurenthinktank.com!

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!



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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