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

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Sun, 17 Mar 2013

Rem is back in the lead; enjoying the new patch content; doing LFR on the first day is always an adventure; Ask Mama Rem contest announcement; TTT t-shirts are now available on slashloot.com; Tell Us One Thing; Mexican treat tasting; feedback from you; we answer questions about whether attending Blizzcon alone will be a good time, how to avoid getting guild leader burnout, and an aspiring raider wanting to know how much he sucks at raiding.  Send us your questions to questions@taurenthinktank.com to be a part of the show!

Sun, 10 Mar 2013

Rem dinged Reported for Awesome to level 25; Jules had another crazy week; 5.2 dropped; we saw the first boss in Throne of Thunder; Tell Us One Thing; lots of feedback from Episode 43 about Asperger's and raiding; Ubisoft gamer researcher joins us to discuss his studies on relationships in game vs. outside of game, gender stereotypes in MMORPGs, the effect of having jobs in virtual worlds, and the power that avatars have on external self-confidence.  You can find more about Nick Yee at http://nickyee.com and you can send your questions to the show at questions@taurenthinktank.com.

Sun, 03 Mar 2013

Rem saw Galleon; we raided with renewed focus; recruitment is closed for Reported for Awesome; a reminder of our special guest next week; Tell Us One Thing; Aussie food testing with special guests Moogyver and Natanie; feedback from you; we answer questions from a benched raider not sure where to go from here, a team with an impatient, insensitive member, and a player with Asperger's syndrome who is afraid his social anxiety will prevent him from raiding on a team.  Next week: gaming researcher Nick Yee will join us for questions and discussions about the science behind MMO interactions. Send your questions to us at questions@taurenthinktank.com to be a part of this very interesting show!

Sun, 24 Feb 2013
Rem is fighting the zombie plague; we discuss our challenges with raid progression; the debut of "Ask Mama Rem"; a special guest announcement for Episode 44; Blizzcon is coming; we taste some Aussie snacks sent to us by Moogyver and Natanie; feedback from the Moo Crew; we answer questions about a GM council with very different personalities, a player in search of the perfect raid/guild combo for him, and a wife concerned that her husband is being distracted from making his career change by playing WoW instead of studying.  Send us your questions to questions@taurenthinktank.com to be a part of the show!
Sun, 17 Feb 2013

Rem gets more accomplished in the game; Reported for Awesome has some new members; Rem tanked MSV again; we introduce the new Ask Mama Rem segment; a package of Aussie goodies has arrived; Tell Us One Thing; we get to keep our valor; we answer questions from an arcane mage struggling with his raid team not understanding his class' strengths and weaknesses, a high school senior wanting his parents to let him play more WoW, and a player who'd love his RL friends to play with him in his new guild. Send your questions to us at questions@taurenthinktank.com!

Sun, 10 Feb 2013

Rem’s snowed in; Garalon has fallen, <Reported for Awesome> is open for recruitment on Wyrmrest Accord (H); Rem uses our advice for his own relationship; Tell Us One Thing; Rem has glee over a new strength polearm; an update from Episode 39; we answer questions about how to encourage guild officers to institute a policy you feel strongly about, do you leave characters behind to find the gaming experience you want, and a husband and wife who feel very differently about his gaming habits.  Visit our website at http://taurenthinktank.com and send your e-mails to the show to questions@taurenthinktank.com.  

Sun, 03 Feb 2013

Rem tanked Mogushan Vaults this week; weird and wacky weather in our areas; Tell Us One Thing; no new Sha-Touched weapons in 5.2; Raid Finder will be buffing your group if you keep wiping; Farmer Yoon is giving you the farm; we give an update from Episode 36; we answer questions from a raid leader who is feeling trapped by his team's low progression, a player who is stuck on a PvP server and can't leave, and a raider who is constantly irked by the behavior of one of his team mates and is afraid to confront her.  Our website is http://taurenthinktank.com, and you can send your questions to us at questions@taurenthinktank.com.  /moo!

Sun, 27 Jan 2013

Rem and Jules welcome a special guest, psychotherapist Mike Langlois, LICSW, to the show!  Mike is an avid gamer and licensed social worker, who has been counseling adults and families for over 15 years.  He is the author of "Reset: Video Games and Psychotherapy" available on Amazon.com and iTunes. We discussed questions from the audience about violence and video games, a mother who's concerned about her ADHD son's introversion and attachment to gaming, what's really happening when your spouse dislikes your gaming hobby, the effect of video games have for troubled youth, and what parents could do to find balance between video gaming and school responsibilities.  For more information about Mike Langlois, please visit http://gamertherapist.com or on Twitter at @MikeLICSW.

Sun, 20 Jan 2013

We cleared Blade Lord Ta'yak; Rem is tanking dungeons; a special guest announcement for next week; The DK T15 review from Rem; developer watercooler discussion; new rep gains in patch 5.2; and we answer questions from a guild officer whose GM is showing signs of wanting him out, a long-time player that's got the in-game doldrums, and a husband-to-be whose fiance is wanting him to spend more time with him once they're married.

Sun, 13 Jan 2013

Rem interviews Mama Rem; Jules is back from Vegas; Tell Us One Thing; Cinder Kittens raise more than $2.3 for Hurricane Sandy relief; listener feedback; we answer questions from a boyfriend concerned that his girlfriend isn't getting enough attention from him in-game, a group of raiding friends who lack motivation to find more raiders, and a husband whose wife will only be happy if he quits playing WoW entirely. Send us YOUR questions for the show to 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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