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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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Feb 26, 2024

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss, Embers of Fyr’alath update, HSF Classic WoW, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!

Episode #620: Legendary Distribution!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

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Feb 20, 2024

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss SoD Phase 2 Week 2, Raid and Dungeon fixes, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!

Episode #619: Where is the Discovery?

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

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Feb 13, 2024

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss SoD Phase 2 Week 1, Love is in the Air revamp, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!

Episode #618: Refreshed Love!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

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Feb 6, 2024

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss SoD Phase 2, Lunar Fest, Love is in the Air, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!

Episode #617: Phase 2 SoD Boogaloo!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

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Jan 30, 2024

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss recent layoffs in the gaming industry, lots of WoW holidays, Fyrakk Strategies, Blizzards new President, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!

Episode #616: Felling Fyrakk!

 

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event - Cataclysm Timewalking
  • 10. 2 World Boss - Aurostor, the Hibernator
    • 441 ilvl Loot
  • PvP Brawl - Classic Ashran
  • Mythic + Affixes
    • Tyrannical
    • Entangling
    • Bursting
  • Micro-Holiday: Call of the Scarab - January 21st to 23rd
  • Azerothian Archives Overview
  • Oultand Cup - January 18th to 31st
  • Darkmoon Faire starts February 4th, runs through February 10th
  • Lunar Festival starts February 3rd, runs through February 17th
  • Love is in the Air starts February 5th, runs through February 19th
  • Johanna Faries as the New President of Blizzard Entertainment
  • Hotfixes
  • and much more!
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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Jan 22, 2024

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss 10.2.5 Seeds of Renewal Update, Class Tuning, Follower Dungeons, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!

Episode #615: 10.2.5 is Live!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Jan 15, 2024

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss tomorrows 10.2.5 Seeds of Renewal Content Update, Season 4 tier sets, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!

Episode #614: Seeds of Renewal!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

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Jan 9, 2024

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Mythic+ Affixes, Bans for December, Boss Guides for Smolderon and Tindral, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!

Episode #613: Up the Contrast!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event - Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking
  • 10. 2 World Boss - Aurostor, the Hibernator
    • 441 ilvl Loot
  • PvP Brawl - Comp Stomp
  • Mythic + Affixes
    • Fortified
    • Storming
    • Bursting
  • Darkmoon Faire - January 7th through 13th
  • Bans for December 2023
  • Smolderon and Tindral Boss Guides
  • Hotfixes
  • ABetterABK
  • and much more!
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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Jan 5, 2024

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Seeds of Renewal, New Black Market items, Trader's Tender, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!

Episode #612: Seeds of Renewal January 16th!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

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Dec 29, 2023

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Winterveil, SoD, Council of Dreams and Larodar Guides, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!

Episode #611: The Ducks Are Coming!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

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Dec 21, 2023

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Winterveil, 2024 Roadmaps, Hero Talent Preview, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #610: 2024 WoW Roadmaps!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Dec 15, 2023

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Volcoross Strategies, Season of Discovery PVP Event Changes, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #609: Volcross'ing through the snow!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Dec 6, 2023

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Season of Discovery Launch, Class and Raid Tuning Pass, Legendary Bad Luck Protection, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #608: Season of Discover is Here!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Nov 29, 2023

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Season of Discovery Servers, Class Tuning Coming, Raid Boss Guides, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #607: Discovery, Balance and Bosses!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Nov 23, 2023

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Season 3 Mythic+, 19th Anniversary Event, PTR is Live, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #606: Season 3's Weekly Loop!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Nov 17, 2023

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the Guardians of the Dream update, BlizzCon Q&A, WoW Variety Show, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #605: Season 3 Has Begun!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Nov 11, 2023

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss BlizzCon, Season of Discovery, WoW Expansions,  Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!

Episode #604: Back from BlizzCon!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Oct 30, 2023

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas are joined by special guest Multizord talking BlizzCon Predictions, Expectations and Hype!
Episode #603: BlizzCon Pre-Show with Multi!
You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Oct 27, 2023

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Hallow's End, Guardians of the Dream, Upgrade track improvements,  Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #602: 10.2 GotD Launches Nov. 7th!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

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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Oct 17, 2023

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas are joined by special guest Josh Allen talking how he got started in gaming, found World of Warcraft and his time at Blizzard!
Episode #601: Why I WoW with Josh Allen!
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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Oct 12, 2023

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas celebrate 600 Episodes! They are joined by special guest Terran Gregory while they talk World of Warcraft!
Episode #600: Celebrating 600 with Terran Gregory!
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Oct 4, 2023

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss the October Trading Post, BlizzCon Overview, Guild Clash, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #599: Rumble Before BlizzCon!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Sep 27, 2023

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss New Brewfest Additons, Turbulent Timeways return, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #598: Ram Ride Responsibly!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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Sep 19, 2023

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss Pirates Day, Brewfest, Harvest Festival, Augment Runes, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #597: Augment Runes!

 

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

  • Weekly Event - World Quest Bonus Event
  • 10.1 World Boss - The Zaqali Elders
    • 415 ilvl Loot
  • World Boss - Basrikron, the Shale Wing Earth Proto-Dragon in Waking Shores
    • 395 ilvl Loot
  • PvP Brawl - Shado-Pan Showdown
  • Mythic + Affixes
    • Fortified
    • Volcanic
    • Spiteful
  • Darkmoon Faire September 3rd to 9th
  • Secrets of Azeroth - All Clues Available!
  • Pirate’s Day - TODAY!
  • Brewfest - September 20th through October 6th
  • Harvest Festival - September 25th to October 2nd
  • Prepare to Face the Lich King in Patch 3.4.3
  • Hotfixes
  • ABetterABK
  • and much more!
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, 2023

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

This week Spencer Downey and Jason Lucas discuss 10.2 PTR changes, Class Tuning, Secrets of Azeroth, Hotfixes and everything going on around Azeroth and The Dragon Isles!
Episode #596: 10.2 PTR is Live!

What’s New this Week in World of Warcraft!

You can find us on Discord at The Starting Zone or email us at TheStartingZone@Gmail.com
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