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The Starting Zone: The World of Warcraft Podcast!

The Starting Zone is The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players! Hosted by Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas, it includes content for players of all skill and experience levels. So whether you enjoy World of Warcraft raiding, PvP, or are rolling a toon for the very first time, we think you’ll really enjoy The Starting Zone: The World of Warcraft Podcast! The show started in 2009 with co-hosts Jesse Kobayashi and Mick Montgomery sharing helpful tips on how to play World of Warcraft. The show was very popular in its first year cracking the top 20 iTunes podcasts for World of Warcraft while also being featured in the New and Notable section upon its debut! Currently The Starting Zone is the top World of Warcraft podcasts on iTunes and enjoying its largest subscription rate to date!
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Nov 23, 2021

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Gearing in 9.2, Solo Arena Brawl, Pilgrim's Bounty, Hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #489: The Solo Shuffle! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Shadowlands Dungeon Event
  • World Boss - Nurgash Muckformed in Revendreth
    • Frenzied Monstrosity (DKs)
    • Erratic Fel Core (Warlocks)
    • Azj’Aqir’s Madness (Warlocks)
  • Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned
  • Mythic + Affixes - Tyrannical, Inspiring, Quaking, Tormented
  • Dungeon Quests - Sanguine Depths, Halls of Atonement
  • Torghast Wings - Fracture Chambers, Coldheart Interstitia
  • PvP Brawl - Warsong Scramble
  • PvP Quests - Arenas, Arena Skirmishes
  • WoW’s 17th Anniversary - November 15th to December 6th
  • Pilgrim’s Bounty - Live through November 30th
  • Gearing in Eternity’s End
  • Eternity’s End Preview: Solo Shuffle
  • 9.2 Morgan Day Interview
  • ABetterABK
  • Hotfixes
  • and much more!

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Nov 20, 2021

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this special episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the upcoming 9.2 content release with Morgan Day!

Episode #488: Talking 9.2 with Morgan Day! is ready for Download!

The foundation of the questions we asked Morgan

  • New Zone: Zereth Mortis

How did working through the pandemic affect the plan for Shadowlands and getting a new zone added to each patch?

This seems like a natural place for Shadowlands’ story to resolve, but what went into actually getting it there?

What is the plan for Legendary crafting in 9.2? We know we get the new materials from Zereth Mortis. How do we get them and about how long after patch would you expect players to have their first top-rank Legendary? 

Will we still need Rank 4 or Rank 6 base items to get started ? 

Will we still need Soul Ash/Soul Cinders to craft a new Legendary from scratch?
Will there be Conduit upgrade items via Zereth Mortis? 

Are Conduits going up 2 more ranks, similar from S1 to S2? 

What kind of catchup mechanics are being planned to get characters to baseline relevance with the Conduit system at the outset of 9.2?

  • New Feature: Cypher of the First Ones

What can players expect from the Cypher in regards to progression?

Is it gated weekly, similar to Renown?

Is there player choice in which upgrades unlock when? Are unlocks account-wide to any degree?

How do we advance our progress at the Cypher? Are there specific tasks/quests, fill-the-bar style activities, lootable items similar to Archivist’s Codex, or something else entirely?

Are we “speccing out” the Cypher, so to speak, choosing certain upgrades/perks at the expense of others, or does every character eventually get the full slate of benefits?

  • New Raid: Sepulcher of the First Ones

Can you talk a bit about the factors that went into the decision to time-gate the initial release? 

Can players expect a big shift in gameplay or the zone when they return the week after defeating the Anduin encounter?

Are there plans for unlockable skips? 

What about fast-travel points around the raid zone, like Hellfire Citadel had?

With tier pieces being available from other sources, is there an intent to put uniquely powerful items in the new raid? 

We saw probably not enough of that in Castle Nathria and maybe a bit too much in Sanctum of Domination.

How is the team feeling about raid encounter length at the top end? 

Should we expect more 12-15 minute marathons?

Did the team feel basing boss phase transitions on health, like on KT, was effective? It resulted in many teams having unwanted “hold dps” phases, is that something we might see in this raid?

Great vault loot restricted behind bosses killed?

  • New Loot: Class Sets Return

Will the set bonuses be per class or per spec? 

Are there unique effects in Raid/M+/PvP or a set pair of bonuses per set? How many total pieces of each set are there?

Is the goal with the class sets to shake up gameplay/rotations/priority or more to provide passive bonuses on top of what we’re already doing?

With set pieces dropping again, it would be nice to have tokens back. Has there been any thought about bringing Master Loot back?

  • Shadowlands Season 3

Extrapolating high keystone versions of Tazavesh is a bit intimidating at the moment. Will we see changes to bring these dungeons in line with the rest of the pool?

Operation: Mechagon was pretty on par with the rest of BFA, the additions to Legion were pretty big outliers.

The Season 2 affix has been pretty fun, anything you can talk about regarding the plan for Season 3? 

We haven’t seen anything in SL that affected dungeon routes the way Awakened did for example in BFA, is that a concept that might be revisited?
How is the team feeling about the way Mythic + Rating/Valor have worked out in Season 2? 

Any notable updates coming in Season 3 or should we expect a similar path, just with 2 more dungeons in the pool?
We know there are Torghast updates coming and new layers. Will Torghast still be a source for 9.2 Legendary mats or is that being 100% shifted to Zereth Mortis? 

Any updates to the Box of Many Things? What kind of new stuff will there be for Torghast players to chase?

How does the team feel about the Great Vault this expansion?

Any thoughts on adding some kind of duplicate logic to the system or a streak-protection/currency type of option?

Looking ahead, what were the lessons the team learned over the course of Shadowlands and how are they informing future design?

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Nov 17, 2021

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the first look at 9.2, WoW's 17th Anniversary, Hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #487: 9.2 Preview! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Battleground Bonus Event
  • World Boss - Oranomonos the Everbranching in Ardenweald
    • Fevered Incantation (Mages)
    • Surging Shots (Hunters)
    • Verdant Infusion (Druids)
  • Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned
  • Mythic + Affixes - Fortified, Spiteful, Grievous, Tormented
  • Dungeon Quests - De Other Side, Necrotic Wake
  • PvP Brawl - Shado-Pan Showdown
  • PvP Quests - Arenas, Arena Skirmishes
  • WoW’s 17th Anniversary - November 15th to December 6th
  • 9.2: Eternity's End Preview
  • ABetterABK
  • Hotfixes
  • and much more!

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Nov 9, 2021

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the first week of 9.1.5 patch, Moonkin Festival, Hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #486: Quality of Life! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Warlords of Draenor Timewalking
  • World Boss - Mortanis, Bone Construct in Maldraxxus
    • Guile Charm (Rogues)
    • Fujieda (Warriors)
    • Keefer (Monks)
  • Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned
  • Mythic + Affixes - Tyrannical, Bursting, Volcanic, Tormented
  • Dungeon Quests - Theater of Pain x2
  • PvP Brawl - Deepwind Dunk
  • PvP Quests - Random BGs, Rated BGs
  • Micro-Holiday: Moonkin Festival - November 12th
  • WoW’s 17th Anniversary - November 15th to December 6th
  • New Questline for Blue Murloc
  • ABetterABK
  • Hotfixes
  • and much more!

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Nov 2, 2021

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the 9.1.5 patch, MDI Grand Finals, Hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #485: 9.1.5 has arrived! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

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Oct 26, 2021

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the 9.1.5 coming November 2nd, MDI's Grand Finals, Hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #484: One Week Away! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

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Oct 26, 2021

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this episode Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas find out what's on the TSZ patrons minds with the October 2021 Patron Q&A!

Episode #483: October Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Tell us your Hallow’s End Horror Stories! 

  • With a release date for 9.1.5 in early November, and a probable February/March date for 9.2, does it look like we'll have 9.2.5 and 9.3 or do they just go 9.2.5 and then 10.0 pre-patch? Do we get 10.0 in 2022 or early 2023?

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Oct 19, 2021

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the WoW Student Art Contest, hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #482: The Calm Before 9.1.5! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Mists of Pandaria Timewalking
  • World Boss - Oranomonos the Everbranching in Ardenweald
    • Fevered Incantation (Mages)
    • Surging Shots (Hunters)
    • Verdant Infusion (Druids)
  • Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned
  • Mythic + Affixes - Fortified, Bolstering, Quaking, Tormented
  • Dungeon Quests - Halls of Atonement, Necrotic Wake
  • PvP Brawl - Deep Six
  • PvP Quests - Random BGs, Rated BGs
  • PTR 9.1.5 Development Notes
  • ABetterABK
  • World of Warcraft Student Art Contest 2021
  • Hotfixes
  • and much more!

Trying to reach the show? You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com

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Oct 12, 2021

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the Timeworn Keystones, tips for learning dungeons, hallows end is coming, hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #481: Classic, Season of Mastery! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

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Oct 5, 2021

 

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the developer blog for Warcraft inclusivity, Classic Season Mastery, MDI Last Stand, hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #480: The Evolution of Creative Content! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

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Sep 28, 2021

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss 9.1.5 developer notes, the AWC Finals, Conquest changes, hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #479: We want glowing hands! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

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Sep 28, 2021

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this episode Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas find out what's on the TSZ patrons minds with the September 2021 Patron Q&A!

Episode #478: September Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Could Blizzard craft a good survey to capture player feedback, do you think after a new patch is launched, a survey sent to the player base about what they did and didn't like in the previous patch would help inform the dev team better than the current system they have?
  • Where do you think gearing from M+, PvP and Raid should be in 9.2 with the coming tier sets?
  • How do you prioritize the opportunities presented by timewalking?
  • Now that they are bringing back Mage Tower in some form for Legion Timewalking. I wonder if they could bring back the Challenge Modes for WoD and Mists Timewalking with some unique transmog?
  • Where do you think I should look for a new raid team that fits my unique schedule?

Trying to reach the show? You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com

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Sep 21, 2021

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Legion Timewalking, 9.1.5 developer notes, MDI group C, hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #477: The Mage Tower Returns in 9.1.5! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Cataclysm Timewalking
  • World Boss -Oranomonos the Everbranching in Ardenweald
    • Fevered Incantation (Mages)
    • Surging Shots (Hunters)
    • Verdant Infusion (Druids)
  • Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned
  • Mythic + Affixes - Fortified, Bursting, Storming, Tormented
  • Dungeon Quests - Necrotic Wake, Sanguine Depths
  • PvP Brawl - Southshore vs. Tarren Mill
  • PvP Quests - Arenas, Arena Skirmishes
  • MDI Season 2 Schedule
  • Harvest Festival - Sept 17th to Sept 24th
  • Brewfest Sept 20th to October 6th
  • Reopening the Mage Tower
  • PTR 9.1.5 Development Notes
  • ABetterABK
  • Hotfixes
  • and much more!

Trying to reach the show? You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com

Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone

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Sep 14, 2021

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the 9.1.5 developer notes, MDI group B, Conduit Energy changes, hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #476: Catching up with 9.1.5! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – World Quest Bonus Event
  • World Boss -Mortanis, the Bone Construct in Maldraxxus
    • Guile Charm (Rogues)
    • Fujieda (Warriors)
    • Keefer (Monks)
  • Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned
  • Mythic + Affixes - Tyrannical, Bolstering, Explosive, Tormented
  • Dungeon Quests - Plaguefall, Sanguine Depths
  • PvP Brawl - Temple of Hotmogu
  • PvP Quests - Rated BGs, Epic BGs
  • MDI Season 2 Schedule
  • Harvest Festival - Sept 17th to Sept 24th
  • Pirate’s Day - Sept 19th
  • Brewfest Sept 20th to October 6th
  • PTR 9.1.5 Development Notes
  • ABetterABK
  • Hotfixes
  • and much more!

Trying to reach the show? You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com

Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone

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Sep 7, 2021

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the 9.1.5 developer notes, MDI group A, Timewalking M+, hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #475: Quality of Life! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Arena Skirmish Bonus Event
  • World Boss -Valinor, the Light of Eons in Bastion
    • Archbishop Benedictus (Priests)
    • Final Verdict (Paladins)
    • Windspeaker’s Lava Resurgence (Shaman)
  • Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned
  • Mythic + Affixes - Fortified, Sanguine, Necrotic, Tormented
  • Dungeon Quests - Mists of Tirna Scithe, Theater of Pain
  • PvP Brawl - Cooking Impossible
  • PvP Quests - Arenas, Epic BGs
  • MDI Season 2 Schedule
  • Darkmoon Faire - until September 11th
  • PTR 9.1.5 Development Notes
  • ABetterABK
  • Hotfixes
  • and much more!

Trying to reach the show? You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com

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Sep 1, 2021

Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the 9.1.5 preview, AWC and MDI are back, lots of hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #474: Looking into 9.1.5! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

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Aug 31, 2021

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Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this episode Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas find out what's on the TSZ patrons minds with the August 2021 Patron Q&A!

Episode #473: August Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • What moment in World of Warcraft made you fall in love with the game, and if you were introducing someone to the story to catch their attention, what would you show them?
  • With the changes coming in 9.1.5, it seems like some of the suggestions/recommendations that were made during beta of Shadowlands are actually now coming into the live game. Why do you think the dev team was so entrenched in their design and do you think this same decision would have been made had we not been in 9.0 for so long?
  • Is there anything the player base/community could do differently in the future to make their points better on these type of design ideas, because it seems to me this isn't the first time this sort of thing has happened in the past few expansions?
  • I think all the announced changes for 9.1.5 are great, especially doing away with conduit energy, and making covenant swapping easy.
    • Do you think these changes are related to the sexual harassment lawsuit?
    • Perhaps the people who were toxic to their co-workers also designed toxic game systems?
    • Or maybe it's simply a desperate attempt to entice players back after the mass exodus of players caused by the lawsuit?
  •  In season one we used to have to buy the conduit upgrade item and then go back to your Sanctum to use it, than come back to Ve'nari and buy another one and keep repeating that process. Can you just buy a bunch of them and go back to your Sanctum and use them one after another?
  • Epic’s WoW Memoriam

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Aug 25, 2021

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Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the last LFR wing boss Sylvannas, customizations coming in 9.1.5, islands coming back and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #472: The Reckoning! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Pet Battle Bonus Event
  • World Boss -Oranomonos the Everbranching in Ardenweald
    • Fevered Incantation (Mages)
    • Surging Shots (Hunters)
    • Verdant Infusion (Druids)
  • Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned
  • Mythic + Affixes - Fortified, Raging, Explosive, Tormented
  • Dungeon Quests - Plaguefall, De Other Side
  • PvP Brawl - Shado-Pan Showdown
  • PvP Quests - Rated BGs, Epic BGs
  • Trial of Style - August 31st to September 4th
  • Surprise/Stealth Patch 9.1.5 Announcement
  • Solo queueing island expeditions
  • ABetterABK
  • Hotfixes
  • and much more!

Trying to reach the show? You can email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com

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Aug 25, 2021

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Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the last LFR wing boss Sylvannas, customizations coming in 9.1.5, islands coming back and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #472: The Reckoning! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Pet Battle Bonus Event
  • World Boss -Oranomonos the Everbranching in Ardenweald
    • Fevered Incantation (Mages)
    • Surging Shots (Hunters)
    • Verdant Infusion (Druids)
  • Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned
  • Mythic + Affixes - Fortified, Raging, Explosive, Tormented
  • Dungeon Quests - Plaguefall, De Other Side
  • PvP Brawl - Shado-Pan Showdown
  • PvP Quests - Rated BGs, Epic BGs
  • Trial of Style - August 31st to September 4th
  • Surprise/Stealth Patch 9.1.5 Announcement
  • Solo queueing island expeditions
  • ABetterABK
  • Hotfixes
  • and much more!

Trying to reach the show? You can email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com

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Aug 17, 2021

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Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the Conduit Upgrade changes, how you manage a raid, important hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #471: Push Week! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Shadowlands Dungeon Event
  • World Boss -Mortanis, Bone Construct in Maldraxxus
    • Guile Charm (Rogues)
    • Fujieda (Warriors)
    • Keefer (Monks)
  • Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned
  • Mythic + Affixes - Tyrannical, Bursting, Volcanic, Tormented
  • Dungeon Quests - De Other Side, De Other Side
  • PvP Brawl - Deepwind Dunk
  • PvP Quests - Arenas, Random BGs
  • AWC Shadowlands Season 2
  • Spec-Specific Conduit Upgrades
  • ABetterABK
  • Hotfixes
  • and much more!

Trying to reach the show? You can email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com

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Aug 11, 2021

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Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the latest LFR wing of bosses, AWC Week 2, raid and dungeon hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #470: Shackles of Fate! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Battleground Bonus Event
  • World Boss -Valinor, the Light of Eons in Bastion
    • Archbishop Benedictus (Priests)
    • Final Verdict (Paladins)
    • Windspeaker’s Lava Resurgence (Shaman)
  • Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned
  • Mythic + Affixes - Fortified, Raging, Explosive, Tormented
  • Dungeon Quests - Plaguefall, Sanguine Depths
  • PvP Brawl - Comp Stomp
  • PvP Quests - Rated BGs, Arena Skirmishes
  • Micro-Holiday: Free T-Shirt Day - August 16th
  • AWC Shadowlands Season 2
  • ABetterABK
  • Hotfixes
  • and much more!

Trying to reach the show? You can email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com

Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone

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Aug 4, 2021

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Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss J. Allen Brack stepping down, changes to Domination Shards and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #469: New Leadership is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

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Aug 3, 2021

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Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this episode Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas find out what's on the TSZ patrons minds with the July 2021 Patron Q&A!

Episode #468: July Patron Q&A! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Discussion about the ActiBlizz lawsuit and things that need to change in the industry.
  • Which mount did you really want to get in shadowlands and does fit your character/class fantasy?
  • Has flying made you appreciate any 9.0 zones more?
  • Where do you see things going after shadowlands once we get back to Azeroth?
  • Could you do your what you got up to segment tonight?
  • Do you guys think that they did enough to keep the player base interested with 9.1 for a minimum 5-6 months or is shadowlands in a death spiral already?
  • Is it just expected that at high Heroic and Mythic level raiding that you're going to constantly be moving guilds?
    • What sort of loyalty, if any, do you feel towards the guild you're in, while raiding, and do they feel loyalty to you?

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Jul 28, 2021

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Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the Lawsuit against Activision Blizzard,  the 2nd wing of the Sanctum of Domination raid and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #467: #ActiBlizzWalkout is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

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Jul 21, 2021

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Welcome to The Starting Zone Podcast, The World of Warcraft Podcast for New and Experienced Players!

On this weeks episode, Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the race to world first, Fallen Charger Update, lots of hotfixes and everything else going on around Azeroth and Shadowlands!

Episode #466: Echo takes first place! is ready for Download!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event – Arena Skirmish Bonus Event
  • World Boss - Mortanis - Bone Construct in Maldraxxus
    • Guile Charm (Rogues)
    • Fujieda (Warriors)
    • Keefer (Monks)
  • Desmotaeron World Boss - Mor’geth, Tormentor of the Damned
  • Mythic + Affixes - Tyrannical, Spiteful, Necrotic, Tormented
  • PvP Brawl - Deep Six
  • Micro-Holiday: Auction House Dance Party - July 22
  • New Item to Mitigate Stygia Loss in the Maw
  • Fallen Charger Update
  • Hotfixes
  • and much more!

Trying to reach the show? You can find us on Discord at spazbotstudios.com or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com

Have you heard about our Patreon? It’s a great way to support the show and goes towards making more content for you! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/thestartingzone

Looking for to grab some great TSZ merch? Look no further than here!

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