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

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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!

Sun, 02 Jun 2013

Stay tuned after the show for a special chat with Koltrane from Convert To Raid, who happened upon our chat room and into our broadcast!  Tortos is a big punk for Team #1 Pickle; Rem has officially declared LFR to be dumb; Jules killed H Ji-Kun; Battlefield Barrens discussion; Tell Us One Thing; a discussion about how relationships work or don't work; feedback from you; an update from a question we answered in Episode 53; we answer questions from a hunter who isn't concerned about DPS meters, but wishes others wouldn't judge him for that, a guild master who's been questioned about having an application process for a family-friendly guild, and a new player who wants to know how to deal with rudeness in dungeons.  Be a part of the show by sending your questions to questions@taurenthinktank.com.  /moo!

Sun, 26 May 2013

Rem falls asleep in LFR and still cleans up in DPS; good times adjusting to new raid chemistry for Team #1 Pickle; Jules had a fun time editing Convert to Raid last week; heroic raiding is a big adjustment; Tell Us One Thing; a revisit to our discussion about acceptance vs. tolerance; feedback from you; we answer questions from a raiding perfectionist that just wants to enjoy raiding without feeling inferior, a WoW player that just doesn't love anything in particular about the game but wants to find his niche, and a raid leader dealing with overt stress and burnout.  Send in your questions for the show at questions@taurenthinktank.com.  /moo!

Sun, 19 May 2013
It's our one-year anniversary show!  Jules shares some news about her involvement with Team #1 Pickle; Jules will be co-hosting Convert to Raid for two weeks; Rem's raid leading update,;Tell Us One Thing; lots of clips from our past year; feedback from you; we answer questions from a player who splits his time between his parents' households and his father doesn't understand his gaming, a discussion on why players need to tell others that they are the top in their role, and a girlfriend trying to hold on to her boyfriend whose only interest is playing the game.  Send us your questions at questions@taurenthinktank.com to be part of the show!
Sun, 12 May 2013

Jules is back and talks about her visit with her parents; Rem went to the circus; raiding update; preview of our 1-year anniversary show next week; Jules will be co-hosting Convert to Raid for two weeks; Tell Us One Thing; a discussion about real life friendships vs. online friendships; we answer questions from a husband who wants his wife to enjoy doing instances and LFR with him, a new raid leader looking for advice on how to lead effectively, and a player who wonders why total acceptance is encouraged in our society.  Send your questions to us at questions@taurenthinktank.com to be a part of the show!



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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