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

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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!

Sun, 23 Jun 2013

Team Number One Pickle killed Megaera this week; Jules was on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Warcraft video; new raid team news for Jules; Reported for Awesome has their second raid team running; Tell Us One Thing; feedback from you; a discussion about the things that kick our butts into gear when we get into a slump, and what gets you there in the first place; we answer questions from a new raider having problems thinking about both raid mechanics and spell rotations at the same time, a husband wanting to show his wife how to play better but she's happy the way she's playing already, and what happens when a guild master brings his friends in to officer positions when they're not qualified for the job.  Our question in-box is getting lighter, so now is the time to get your question to us for the show!  E-mail at questions@taurenthinktank.com for a chance to have your question featured in our next recording.

Sun, 16 Jun 2013

We learn Rem's talent for swearing Tortos to death; Reported for Awesome is recruiting and a second raid team is forming; Jules can't kill a single boss; heroic raid lockouts are confusing; we're looking for letters about the things in the game players deem "compulsory" to do to be a good player; Tell Us One Thing; a discussion about circumventing raid mechanics because your class has a way around it; feedback from you and from our discussion on Episode 56 about WoW as primary form of entertainment; we answer questions from a wife who is ready to transfer off her low-population server but her husband isn't as willing, a healer who gets easily discouraged by criticism from other players, and an introverted boyfriend who is afraid that his relationship with his extroverted girlfriend spells trouble for their future.  Be a part of our show by sending your e-mails to questions@taurenthinktank.com!

Sun, 09 Jun 2013

Raiding was a bust this week; Tell Us One Thing; a discussion about the new flex raiding system coming in 5.4; a special discussion with your letters about WoW as the only form of entertainment; we answer questions from a boyfriend whose girlfriend is frustrated learning how to play the game with him, a Russian player torn between playing on Russian servers vs. EU servers, and a player dealing with the frustration of his account being hacked and his characters being transferred.  Be a part of the show by sending your questions 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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